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Karah (Bowles) Short

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Karah Short (Owner)

Lives in the Mount Vernon area with her husband, and is a mother to a beautiful little girl and son. Family is very important to me, this is why I spend every minute I can out of office with them.

I first got interested in massage when I was in 8th grade when my mother was in a car accident and later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Since then it became my goal to help others feel better and not suffer from pain.

In 2003 I graduated from the Lexington Healing Arts Academy(LHAA) and has been a Certified Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003 and a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2005. In February 1st 2010 I decided it was time for me to open my own business and that's when Peace be Still Massage & Wellness LLC was born!!

My goal in every session is to let the client know that the table time is their time not mine. If a client wants to talk, laugh, cry, lay and be, or sleep that is all up to the client. I try my very best to listen to the client and their personal needs and goals for the session; if this means a 60 min massage focusing on neck and shoulders lets go for it!!!

Karah has also received a Certification in Fibromyalgia and Pain Management, Certification in Spa Therapy that Heals(Certification includes body wraps, facials, scrubs etc), additional training in the spa industry while working at Woodhouse Day Spa,16 hrs in Reflexology, and additional training in Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage,Sports Massage, and Chair Massage.

Since graduating from LHAA you might know Karah from working in other massage locations in KY such as: Touch of Class in Mount Vernon, Hello Gorgeous and NV Salon and Spa in Richmond, Woodhouse Day Spa in Somerset, Serenity Therapeutic Massage, and Berea Clinic of Internal Medicine both here in Berea.

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John Bustle

John has been practicing massage since 2001 and a 2002 graduate from Lexington Healing Arts Academy 

  Specializing in Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Movement Re-education, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral and Reiki techniques and also Hot Stone,Relaxation, Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massage. 

John likes to address the body in a respectful “cause and effect” kind of process. Remove the cause and there will be no effect…

The body is an amazing place for discovery and rediscovery. There is so much that we simply haven’t learned yet! Regardless of how out-of-balance our bodies may become, they still retain the information necessary to return to balance. 

 You might also know him from working at the following: 

Burke Williams Beyond The Spa / Santa Monica, Ca

RUMI Spa Salon & Sanctuary / Danville, KY

Lily Manor Day Spa / Danville, KY

Back To Basics Chiropractic / Danville, KY

TMMK Fitness / Georgetown, KY

Healing Touch Therapy/Crab Orchard,KY

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Kathryn Bashore​

Kathryn has been a Kentucky Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) since graduating from the Lexington Healing Arts Academy in 2009. Since then she has made it a priority to further her education and skills each year, expanding her ability to help others eliminate pain and live a healthy and active life!

Before becoming an L.M.T. she suffered several injuries, on top of a birth defect to her L5 vertebrae leaving her in severe chronic pain. Nine months after beginning regular massage, coupled with Dr. Chris Sipple's chiropractic care and focusing on hydration, nutrition and exercise to maintain her outcome, she had a new lease on life and made the decision to go back to school to become a massage therapist and for 11 years worked alongside of Dr. Chris Sipple to help others live a more pain-free and healthy life!!

Kathryn Bashore’s Therapeutic Massage uses a variety of specific therapeutic massage techniques, to help you relieve chronic pain, rehabilitate injury and relax and balance the muscular and nervous systems.

Some techniques used include..

Orthopedic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Scar Tissue Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Ashiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage, Abdominal Massage, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stones and Kinesiotaping.

Kathryn is passionate about helping each individual to eliminate pain and become more healthy and active naturally and will determine a plan based on your needs!!

You may find out more about Kathryn, schedule an appointment, or purchase a gift certificate for her work by visiting her website below

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Anita Winkler

Anita lives in Berea with her husband, Brad. She is experienced and intuitive in working with the energies of the physical body. She has served clients for the past 2 years in her home, and is now happy to be joining the staff of Peace Be Still as a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner with the intent of sharing her love for the amazing healing results and deep relaxation that can occur with energy work. Anita is committed to offering clients alternative healing approaches. As an energy practitioner, she can help you achieve your natural state of balance and wellness by clearing the subtle energies that flow through and around your body. By facilitating deep relaxation, she will support your innate ability to thrive in mind, body and spirit.

Anita is a Level III Certified Reiki Master Practitioner. She is also a Language Arts teacher and holds a M.A.Ed. and Rank 1, Learning and Behavior Disorders and a BA, English Literature from Eastern Kentucky University. She has worked in the Madison County School system since 2000. She has studied a variety of healing modalities and has attended numerous conferences featuring notable speakers, such as C. Norman Shealy, M.D.

Anita discovered her true calling and passion in 2012 after years of dedicated meditation and prayer practice during which her hands became extremely hot and she could sense and feel her own energy field and the energy fields of others. This led to her “discovery” of energy healing and Reiki. Anita humbly considers this ability to be “a gift” that should be shared with others. Using her hands, she can pinpoint blocked or slowed energy in the body’s meridians and chakras. She then can work to create a positive change in the client’s energy system. Results can range from deep, pleasant and relaxed feelings in the body to spontaneous healing events.

Anita’s other interests include reading, hiking, writing, nature, yoga, Zumba, crystals, meditation, nutrition, bike riding, beaches, angels, all things metaphysical, and striving each day to find joy and achieve the full potential of her higher purpose.    

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213 North Dogwood Dr Suite A

Berea, KY 40403

Driving Directions:

Located off of Exit 76

Turn Right at light on North Dogwood Dr

Peace be Still is located on the left(1/4th mile)

Pass Lakes Funeral Home and Metal Jade building next to Younique Salon


Mon- Sat 

Sun: Closed

Massage Session by Appointment Only

Hours subject to change