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Meet Crystal Joy

A massage therapy professional for over 20 years, Crystal Joy worked at the St. Regis Spa in Aspen, Colorado as one of the leading Core Therapists. She also worked at the Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute and at the Colorado Center for PhotoMedicine. CJ built a successful outcall business in Aspen, Vail and Denver. She has had the privilege of working with professional sports teams, HBO comedy stars, Sports Illustrated magazine, the LGBTQ+ community, post-surgical patients, burn victims, the Rocky Mountain Cancer Society, private equity events, and political and sporting events. She specializes in serving clients with PTSD, anxiety and other complex emotional and physical challenges.

Meet kristen

As a mother of four boys, Kristen has always made health and nutrition a top priority for her family’s overall health. Kristen has been practicing Nutrition for almost 6 years. She graduated from ASU in Dietetics and has worked with all different types of nutritional clients with needs including food sensitivities, food insecurities, sports nutrition, pre and post pregnancy, picky eaters, and many more. While living in Puerto Rico for four years, Kristen had a desire to help the people of the island with basic nutrition through community outreach, educational programs on nutrition, acting as a board member of a nutrition counsel for a private school and took on her own clients. She will be forever grateful for these experiences that have helped her understand different nutritional cultures as well as how lifestyle choices can affect the way your body metabolizes different nutrients. Kristen is also certified in Food Psychology which helps her clients understand their personal relationships with their dietary needs. She is currently on the path to become a board certified, Registered Dietitian in early 2022.


Meet jo

Jo’s love of yoga was ignited when she discovered true yoga is not about poses or postures—rather learning more about “the self.” Jo witnessed healing through the power of breath and movement—like medicine, as she was wading through a time in her life when she had to rebuild. Breath with movement brought her to the power of the present moment. She discovered when she was on the mat she couldn’t stray too far into the uncertainties of the future. This self-discovery and love for the yoga practice pushed her to share this light with others. Jo uses movement as a tool to witness and release trapped emotions in the body as well as witnessing conversations in the mind. Jo is drawn to share the healing she has experienced with others, using movement as medicine. Each class is an invitation for you to see yourself.

Jo is medicine for mind body and soul; the whole of you. She provides a safe space to be vulnerable, authentic, messy, connected (however you show up on your mat). Her joyful wild is contagious and healing. It is through her techniques as a practitioner, I found healing on a new level.

I learned that breath and uninhibited movement can connect you to your deepest self and release deep seated wounds. Jo gave me permission to discover these truths for myself. Her class and humaness is unmatched. I’ve had a passion since i required healing myself…about 4 years ago?

Meet Stefannie

Stefannie was born and raised in Midway Utah.  She’s a mother to 4 amazing children. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and horseback riding.

Stefannie loves being a massage therapist, working one on one with people, helping them feel less stress, decrease their pain, and helping them to feel their best. Stefannie’s passion is to help heal people inside and out. She believes self-care is a MUST in today’s busy world. Regular bodywork and energy work are the key to living up to your fullest potential. 


Meet shelby

Shelby graduated from Nordblom American Institute of Footzonology and as a mother of 4 boys who have had many physical and emotional health problems, Shelby knew there was a holistic way for her to heal her boys. She found footzonology and was amazed by the level of healing of not only physical problems, but emotional and spiritual disconnections. She is now passionate about helping individuals heal and reconnect with their true selves. 

Shelby brings a higher level of consciousness within each individual when she zones, which brings peace and clarity but also accelerates healing. Our emotional experiences are connected to our physical health. And our bodies are the greatest emotional storage system ever created. Through footzoning we can access this storage system on our feet. Our feet are excruciatingly detailed and a very accurate map of our entire body and with footzoning we can find and eliminate foreign things in our body. Our bodies are insanely intelligent and flawlessly designed and Shelby can tap into that knowledge that they provide us.

Meet Victoria

My name is Victoria. I am a licensed Master Aesthetician. I was born and raised in this gorgeous valley, which makes me so excited to be a part of Crystal Joy’s dream to bring Heber Valley a one of a kind wellness center.

When trying to decide which career path, there was one thing I knew I wanted to do, and that was to help others. After two years of traditional university and after surviving a traumatic assault I ended up leaving school. The next year of my life was spent healing and learning to love myself again. I knew because of what I experienced I could help others but I never thought it would be through aesthetics. That’s when my journey to becoming a master aesthetician began! From my first day at the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics, I knew I had finally found my place in this world. I was meant to help others not only feel loved and accepted but to feel confident & beautiful in their own skin. I absolutely fell in love with aesthetics and knew it was my passion.

After graduating I married the love of my life in the fields of Midway and have been able share with him my love for travel and the healing remedies of the ocean. My goal with each of my clients is to listen and give each client a personalized treatment depending on their wants and needs. I’m a firm believer that facials are just as much about the experience as they are about the actual treatment. I want to create a safe, relaxing space that my clients can escape from their busy lives and let go while they’re with me.


Meet julia

Julia Ananda Bryer weaves together restorative yoga asana, gentle breathwork, meditation, and energy healing visualization to return her students to a state of deep relaxation and ANANDA. Joy, happiness, bliss.

Julia’s soul sang within her very first moments of learning about the body, mind, and spirit connection in yoga teacher training!  She knew immediately and intuitively that this work is her true service in the world.  Then, while teaching yoga, warm healing energy began to flow through her hands in compassion for her students.  This beautiful feeling intrigued her and led her to the art of energy healing.

Julia sees the beauty and truth in each person and has deep compassion for their experiences and their current way of walking through the world. Julia loves deeply and joyfully, and her students and clients benefit from this love and her integrity of spirit.  She believes that her own vibration is an important way in which she affects others and supports their healing and growth. Therefore, she practices daily to keep her vibration flowing with Divine light and love, beauty, and grace.

Julia studied yoga teacher training and yoga therapy under the tutelage of Swamini Ma Shakti Devi at the Purna Yoga ashram in Salt Lake City. She continued her studies at the Inbody Yoga Academy as a 300-hour certified, Advanced Yoga and Yoga Therapy teacher. Julia is an energy healer and an instructor of the One Light Healing Touch modality.  Julia’s depth and breadth of knowledge come from her years of studying directly with the creator of the One Light Healing Touch Energy Healing & Mystery School, and from her decade of practicing Bhakti yoga. 

About Massage

Massage is one of the oldest healing treatments used by man as far back as 3,000 years ago. Smooth, rhythmic strokes and kneading of the body’s tissues increases circulation to the muscles and cells. This cleansing and stimulation of the tissue also releases toxins and helps to improve energy flow and healing throughout the body.

Benefits of Massage

Massage can relieve symptoms of fatigue, reduces tension, loosen tight muscles, increase flexibility and range of motion, calm the nervous system, and promote a sense of relaxation and renewed energy. It has also been known to diminish chronic pain, lower blood pressure, and lower heart rate. Massage can be used in conjunction with many therapies, both physical and emotional.

Massage Services

Make your massage extra special with our popular upgrades such as SimpleJane CBD, Yoga Balm or aromatherapy!  

All services include hot towels, plus foot scrub if desired, and a warm cup of hot tea if you’d like to relax for a few moments after your session.  


  • YOGA BALM $10 / with CBD $25
  • OUTCALL SERVICES call for pricing


We sincerely appreciate your business! We offer packages for many of our services which include exclusive extras and upgrades to make each and every service you receive at the Sanctuary the most indulgent way to meet your wellness goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Do people fall asleep?

This is your time from start to finish, so if you would like to sleep, feel free to rest! If you would like to talk, that is acceptable as well. Some people are more comfortable talking and others prefer silence–either way is the right way.

What should I eat before?

It’s better to have a light meal and plenty of water before your massage. If you schedule a session with any type of work where it’s preferred to come on an empty stomach, your therapist will discuss that prior to your visit.

can I drink alcohol after?

Yes, however we strongly suggest waiting. It is always recommended you stay hydrated and drink plenty of water afterwards, this helps in flushing out toxins released during the session.

Is it normal to become emotional?

Through massage therapy it’s possible to experience sudden emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, confusion, anxiety. Just remember you are in a safe place, and let your therapist know if it becomes overwhelming. This type of response to massage may happen during any session, but it’s more common to when a client is receiving more frequent and deeper work.

Once again, these sessions are about you, and only you – so take whatever time is needed and breathe.

What to Expect in your massage session.

Your therapist will leave the room while you get ready for your session. You undress to whatever you are most comfortable in. Some prefer to be fully disrobed, while many leave on underwear.  Women usually remove their bra to allow the therapist to work on the back and shoulder area without getting massage oil or lotion on the bra. You will always be draped modestly under a sheet and blanket, and the therapist uncovers only the area to be worked on.  Although not ideal, it is usually possible to work on areas through clothing and/or sheets. Your therapist can talk to you about options if you have any concerns.

how do you know what type of massage that you need?

You can discuss that while making your appointment, and when you arrive your therapist will also discuss what your needs are for each session to decide what type of work to do. Always let your therapist know what kind of pressure you would like before a session. They will check in to make sure you’re comfortable with the pressure, temperature, etc.  Some types of deeper work can be more uncomfortable, and it’s extremely important to communicate with your therapist to avoid possible injury. Be aware that deep tissue work can be contraindicated for some medical conditions or medications. Please be sure your health history is updated and complete each session.

Can I have a massage if I'm pregnant?

Generally, yes. Mountain Elite has both options for side lying or lying prone depending on the condition of the individual during their pregnancy.

However, deep tissue work during pregnancy is contraindicated, as is work around certain pressure points on the ankle and foot. Lighter pressure must be used around the lower back and hip areas for safety.

When filling out the client intake form, you may specify if you have any questions or concerns beforehand.


“It is a healing experience when you walk in to CJ’s office. Quiet, serene and very calming. She knows anatomy and soothes my aches and pains…”

Susan Lockhart

Embark on a journey of peace, tranquility and renewal at Mountain Elite Massage.