MilkThistle Skincare & Massage Studio is dedicated to providing the finest skincare & massage treatments in a relaxing environment. We provide our clients with effective, environmentally conscious products & services that utilize high quality plant based ingredients. Clients have the option to use our infrared sauna before & after treatments to fully enhance their relaxation. Schedule today to experience your own personal moment of bliss at Milk Thistle Skincare & Massage Studio, right here in Bozeman Montana!
Sunshine began her massage therapy training at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon in 2008. During her education, she fell in love with the art and science of massage therapy and began to understand what a powerful healing effect it has on the body. She became licensed in 2010 and has been practicing ever since. She enjoys taking continuing education classes such as visceral manipulation, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, Ayurveda health counseling and fire cupping. The more she practices in the health and wellness field and continues to learn new techniques the more she loves it.
In her free time Sunshine enjoys spending time hiking and camping, playing with her dog, gardening, practicing yoga, cross country skiing and networking in the community.
Originally from Virginia, Carter moved out West in 2014 to ride horses and ski. She fell into massage in a way, but has had the sense of touch her entire life. She was always the kid at family get togethers rubbing everyone’s shoulders and finding the knots. Her family would battle over who got shoulder rubs first.
She graduated from Healthworks Institute in June 2018. The continuing education she has taken, in Costa Rica and here in Bozeman, has fired up her passion for bodywork and natural healing. Adding Jade Hot Stone massage to her tool belt has given her the ability to achieve a new level of treatment or relaxation. She has a knack for neck work and getting into the glutes for hip and low back pain relief.
“With an active lifestyle and a life on horses I have become familiar with low back pain myself so it is something I like to help treat. I work with my clients to come to a common goal about their road to recovery or relaxation.”
Kat was born and raised here in Bozeman. During her years as a traveling performer she found a love for personal health and wellness through holistic healing. She began her studies through subtle energy work receiving Usui/Holy Fire Reiki attunements. This sparked her pursuit of knowledge in nutritional healing, herbal medicine, spiritual counseling, and yoga therapy. After graduating from massage school she realized that deep knowledge of anatomy and the body were the missing link that connected her passions. Kat’s favorite practice for massage is to create a unique experience for the clients needs using botanicals, and specialized techniques that brings a sense of wholeness.
Outside of work Kat is a mother, movement teacher, and performance artist. She loves to wander the mountains, rivers, and forests of her home to connect with their medicine.
Micah was born and raised in New Hampshire. After years of working as a welder in Bozeman he developed an appreciation for yoga and massage and the many benefits that those practices bring to one’s understanding of their own physical health. This experience kindled his desire to learn about assisting others in their own pursuits of bodily wellness. He temporarily relocated to Asheville, NC to attend the Center for Massage & Natural Health.Aside from massage therapy, Micah is a metal worker, hiker, and a musician in two acts local to Bozeman.