Meet the Escapes Spa Team


Lucero (Lou) Botkin - Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nail Technician

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 ranch!


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.


Kimberly Williamson - Certified Massage Therapist

Kimberly is a graduate from the Shenandoah Valley School of Therapeutic Massage, class of August 2007. She received her National Certification in November of 2007. Her passion lies within Therapeutic Massage where she can help each person feel better according to their individual needs. She understands that massage is needed to promote healing of the body, and to relax the mind, body, and soul. The love she has for massage is reflected in her work. Kimberly is trained in a variety of techniques which can be mixed and matched to provide each client with the therapy they genuinely need. Whether you're in need of pain reduction, getting back to what you love doing the most, easing stress, or simply receiving the massage of a lifetime, Kimberly's goal is to have a positive impact on your health and well-being.


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.


Melissa Sullivan – Licensed Cosmetologist & Barber

Melissa’s career began while she was still in high school. As a teenager, Melissa made the life-changing decision to enter the Cosmetology program at Massanutten Technical Center where she learned all of the essentials to become an amazing hair stylist! 20 years later, Melissa still loves helping her clients transform and maintain their stunning looks. With continued training at Redken Symposium and Aveda Institute, Melissa has become even more skilled and knowledgeable in her craft. Her specialties, to name a few, include fantasy hair color, fade haircuts, highlights, bob haircuts, facial waxing, refreshing herbal facials, and therapeutic nail care. Melissa strives for nothing less than perfection and is extremely passionate about insuring that her clients are 100% in love with their hair. If you’ve been searching for a phenomenal hair stylist, you can finally rest easy with Melissa while she works her magic!

Melissa is a Virginia native and now resides in Page County with her 4 children. Spending time with her supportive family, fishing, exploring, cooking delicious meals, and singing karaoke are some of Melissa’s favorite things!