Meet the Escapes Spa Team


Lucero (Lou) Botkin - Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist

Possessing a true passion for helping others, Lou attended and graduated from Cedar Stone School of Massage in Harrisonburg, VA 5 years ago and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist ever since. Lou loves all styles and modalities of massage therapy, but two of her particular favorites include prenatal massage and Rainbath therapy. She is also trained and certified in other therapies and spa treatments such as threading, lymphatic drainage massage, body treatments, reflexology, Reiki, and more! Lou especially exceeds when it comes to customizing therapies for her clients. Whether it's your first session with Lou or your 100th, you're sure to never receive the same massage twice. Lou's goal and promise to every individual client is to provide bodywork that honors their mind, body and heart.

When she isn't melting away stress and relieving tight muscles, Lou is making memories with her loving family. She, her husband, and their children live on a farm in Augusta County. Between farming, beekeeping, gardening, adventuring, and experiencing all the world has to offer, there is certainly never a dull moment on the Botkin farm!


Jennifer (Jen) Tullo - Herbalist, Yoga Instructor, 200RYT, Natural Lifestyle Designer 

With a desire to make natural healing and green living mainstream and accessible to everyone, Jen offers an array of services designed to bring balance to the body, peace to the mind, and purpose to the spirit.  As an Herbalist and Ayurveda Student-Practitioner, she offers herbal consultations, crafts and sells herbal remedies and helps her clients design simple lifestyle changes that promote natural wellbeing.  Jen also teaches group and private-session Yoga and Pilates classes, and leads workshops, retreats and events on many different topics of Natural Lifestyle Design.  Whether you’re looking for gentle herbal options for wellness, or to try a new mindful movement routine (like Yoga or Pilates), or to make big life changes that require guided perspective and reflection, Jen makes these transitions easy and fun!

Jen is concurrently enrolled in the 3-year Herbalist Program at Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the 600-Hour Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in Asheville, North Carolina.  She holds a 200-hour Yoga certificate from the Kunga Yoga School, a Yin-Yoga certificate, a Pilates Mat 1 certificate, and advanced trainings in Yoga for trauma, Clinical Aromatherapy, and Anatomy and Physiology.

When she’s not studying too much, Jen enjoys growing her family farmette with her husband and two children – planting and harvesting herbs, keeping bees, and making herbal remedies. 



Leah Kilcup - Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist Instructor

Leah’s journey to massage therapy began when she lived overseas in Thailand. For two years, Leah studied Thai Massage under the instruction and guidance of the local practitioners. Bringing with her all the lessons and wisdom learned, Leah returned to the United States, finished her education at Cedar Stone School of Massage, and subsequently received her massage license. Leah also obtained a license to be a Massage Therapy Instructor. Immediately getting to work on educating other inspiring massage therapists, Leah began teaching at Cedar Stone. For three years, Leah mentored students in Swedish Massage, Joint Mobilization, and Shiatsu. Leah’s scope of practice includes Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy but she is also well-versed in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and several forms of hot and cold Stone Therapy. It’s no secret that Leah is extremely passionate about the positive impacts of therapeutic massage and its holistic benefits. Leah looks forward to working alongside her clients in their path to health and wellness!


Morgan Snuffin - Licensed Massage Therapist

Morgan graduated from Cedar Stone School of Massage in August 2015.  Upon graduating, Morgan began to discover her true passion for massage and bodywork when she accepted her first job as a massage therapist at Cedar Stone Spa.  In this introductory time, Morgan refined her skills and specialties in Swedish massage techniques, deep tissue therapy, and joint mobility.  More importantly, Morgan found that using her hands to help heal others was starting to affect her own healing as well; finding balance, grounding, and peace within herself that she had previously lacked.  


Having witnessed the effects and powers of massage therapy, Morgan strives to share her knowledge of the healing arts with everyone in her life, especially her family.  This, of course, includes her beautiful little daughter who not only loves getting massages but is already following in her mother's footsteps - always eager to "help" mommy massage her grandma, aunts, and uncles.  When Morgan is able to find a moment to herself, she likes to unwind by reading, writing, and spending time outside with her dog.  


Connie Magee - Certified Massage Therapist 


Connie Magee is a Board Certified Massage Therapist of 5 years and has passed her knowledge onto others by teaching various courses at Cedar Stone School of Massage. She excels in deep tissue therapy, Swedish massage, joint mobilization, neuromuscular therapy, Reiki, Facial and Foot Reflexology, Shiatsu, Tui Na, cranio-sacral, and meridian work. Connie is also a Sound Healer (Level 2 Certified by IASH), a yoga and meditation instructor, and teaches Shamanic healing work.


Alex Scott

Alex is a licensed Cosmetologist and Esthetician in the state of Virginia.  She has worked 3 years styling hair and is now starting out her Esthetics career after completing her basic and master course at The Blue Ridge School of Esthetics.  She was born and raised in Shenandoah County and still resides there with her family.  She is all about skin care and creating custom facials suited for you that you will actually see results from.  From soothing facials to microdermabrasion, Alex has a full tool chest of skin care options to help you attain your healthy glow.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking, shopping and being with her friends.  



Simone Brickhouse - Nail Technician 

Simone has been creating fabulous nail art as a Nail Technician for 5 years now. With an extraordinary talent for french manicures and pedicures, ombré effects, intricate nail designs, glitter art, and acrylic nail sculpting, Simone's ingenuity is sure to amaze you. Never missing a moment to learn the latest techniques and nail designs, Simone has the knowledge to make your manicure and pedicure ideas a reality. Whether it's classic nails you want, or the trendiest nail fashions, Simone's ultimate goal is to help you achieve the most healthy and beautiful nails imaginable!

Simone, her husband, and their adorable children live in Page County, VA. In addition to designing incredible works of nail art, Simone loves spending time with her beautiful family and living life to the fullest.