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78026 Calle Barcelona, Suite A, La Quinta, CA 92253, US

(760) 409-0565 (760) 641-7680 (442) 334-9084


A Holistic Healing Arts Center for the Body, Mind and Spirit.

A Holistic Healing Arts Center for the Body, Mind and Spirit.

A Holistic Healing Arts Center for the Body, Mind and Spirit.A Holistic Healing Arts Center for the Body, Mind and Spirit.


About Us

The Bodywork and Esthetics Center wants to make it easy for you to begin your massage therapy and skincare treatments. Once educated and your questions answered, you may want to begin regular sessions of Bodywork and Esthetics for the Face and Body. The Bodywork and Esthetics Center provides an environment unlike any other. WE ARE NOT A SPA! Our Centers' environment has a Holistic sense with the feeling and warmth of your own living room. No nonsense, no fluffy slippers, no white robes, just great bodywork to get you back on your feet and into the game.  

We offer the convenience of our La Quinta location, located just on the outskirts of Old Town Artisan Studios: 78026 Calle Barcelona, Suite A., La Quinta, CA 92253. 


Bodywork & Esthetics Center is A Wellness Center providing Holistic Healing Arts for the Skin, Body and Soul. We offer Ancient Indigenous knowledge blended with Modern Scientific Technology. We use only the best techniques and innovative products available to the Spa Industry.   


Our Vision and objective is to integrate superb service by offering an alternative to wellness in order to achieve optimal levels of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. To honor a solid code of ethics in professionalism in order to facilitate exclusive quality treatment services as a commitment to our clients. To become a Medical Esthetics Center offering advanced treatment services for the skin. To offer 1:1 Pilates and Restorative Yoga in an onsite, semi-private setting.



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Facilitating wellness locally for over 20 years under the business My Fairy Godmother. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and a Cosmetologist with 20 years experience. Her passion of knowledge led her to acquire her certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner. She was an educator at Somatherapy where she instructed Aromatherapy and Spa Services for 8 years. Since 2007 she has been a Medical Massage Therapist for ACT for Multiple Sclerosis. Her greatest wish and passion in her work is to make her clients feel better, look better and be happy. 


Facilitating wellness locally for over 18 years. Her initial education was in Bogota, Colombia, where she obtained her certificate as a Holistic Health Practitioner and is a CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician. In 2017, she completed her first leg of 200 hours in Yoga Teacher Training taught locally by Jayne Robertson of Desert Yoga Therapy and joined the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

As a Body Worker, Kim specializes in neck, back and shoulder pain and discomforts by using range of motion and stretching techniques. She works intuitively, with sense of spirit and presence in connection to the individual, providing a deep healing massage with lasting results. She is dedicated to excellence in professionalism by continuing her education in health and healing. Her Massage Therapy teaching background helps her strive to educate her clients as to how bodywork and massage therapy can help them and how to continue to help them once the bodywork session is over. 

As an Esthetician, Kim has been able to confidently hone her esthetic skills in performing facial treatments and chemical peels. She proudly uses only the best products available in the industry combining science and nature to provide result-driven and personalized treatments for acneic, photo-damage/aging, & sensitive skin to restore the skins health by always offering the best technology and ingredients customized to each client’s needs. With her vast knowledge of cosmetic chemistry along with internal and topical nutrition, Kim is able to truly help her clients on a deeper level by delivering an advanced service to achieve healthy, clean and radiant skin. Her passion is to help people and fuse nutrition into their skin for optimal results.  


Amy moved from Bogota, Colombia to the Coachella Valley in 2000, determined to embrace the desert lifestyle. She has been a licensed esthetician since 1996, and over the years has worked in the skincare industry at various spas, including the world renowned Spa La Quinta at the La Quinta Resort. Feeling the urge to further her knowledge base in the healing and caring sciences, Amy applied for nursing school at College of the Desert, and became a registered nurse in 2007.  All throughout her education, she continued to practice as an esthetician. Later with her nursing degree, she practiced medical esthetics and honed skills in hair removal, advanced chemical peels, and other laser based treatment modalities.  She has worked at local health care organizations in several nursing specialties, including orthopedics, oncology, palliative care and hospice, maternal child services, and case management. In 2008 she returned to school and graduated from California State University San Bernardino with her bachelor of nursing science degree in 2010, and her master of nursing science degree in 2012. In 2016, Amy achieved the terminal degree of nursing, graduating with her doctorate of nursing practice from Brandman University with a specialty as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is dedicated to the application of evidence-based practices in her daily clinical practice as a nurse practitioner, and her advanced practice training has allowed her to seek additional certifications in injectable treatments to enhance the beauty of the patients she serves. In her free time she enjoys practicing restorative yoga, traveling, volunteering for local charities, leading Girl Scout troops, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Bodywork Therapies, Movement Composition, and Structural Alignment Techniques focused on enhancing Core Body Mechanics and relieving pain.

Luke is a Holistic Health Practitioner & Certified Massage Therapist, a graduate of the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego. 

Originally trained in, then taught, core body mechanics and movement techniques designed to enhance proper alignment, balance, and powerful performance in Movement, Competitive Sports or Everyday Life. 

His focus is to utilize a broad range of skills to assist with elimination of unwanted & unnecessary physical pain, reduce life, work, or sports related aches & pains, and increase range of motion, strength, power in movement, and peace of mind.

Trained as a professional dancer in Jazz, Contact Improvisation, Movement Therapy, Choreography, and bodybuilding. Throughout his training, Luke sought out insightful bodywork as a means of recovery and developing better structural balance. Movement Therapy and Contact Improv studies brought him to exploring, studying, and incorporating therapeutic bodywork into group trainings as a means to inspire powerful dynamic athletic performance in performers and students. While choreographing and creating performance art he began to combine bodywork, body mechanics, and alignment techniques to inspire performers and athletes through superior comfort, confidence, and power in their movement and courageous joy in their performance. 

Luke uses a combination of techniques including; Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Cross Fiber, Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, Somato Emotional Release, Muscle Sculpting, Stretching, Structural Realignment, Deep Tissue, and Swedish massage are used to release painful tight muscles, reduce pain, re-align, relax, and strengthen the physical body and center the mind.

He is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals) and has been in practice since 1994.

Luke is a caring and nurturing Holistic Health Practitioner, and is grateful to have the opportunity to be part of a number of unique supportive healing environments:  the Palm Springs Healing Center, Deep Canyon Healing Arts Center (Palm Desert), and Bodywork & Esthetic Center (Old Town Artisan Center, La Quinta).



ABMP, ASCP & Yoga Alliance®

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Gabriela Curry

(760) 641-7680

Kim Hetherington


Dr. Amy Hetherington


Justin Strouse


Luke Luger

(442 334-9084


78026 Calle Barcelona, Suite A, La Quinta, CA 92253, US



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