Meet

Our Team

Introducing

The Pure Beauty & Wellness Team

Meet our knowledgeable, friendly, and talented staff of therapists, who are ready to help you achieve your beauty and wellness goals. Each member of our team has the same goal in mind - addressing your wellness and beauty needs to the best of their ability. Licensed and experienced, the members of our Pure Beauty & Wellness team are the best in the area, and look forward to working with you in Telluride.

Joanna, Owner

originally from London, England, Joanna moved to Telluride in 1999 to follow her love of skiing and hiking. With a love for nature and a passion for healthy living what better place to be than majestic Telluride. Joanna has extensive training and is a skilled, licensed and certified massage therapist, esthetician, lash technician, make up artist, colon hydrotherapist and cryo specialist with a passion for helping others achieve optimal health and wellness. Joanna opened Pure Beauty & Wellness Spa in 2009, she has evolved the spa and introduced new treatments along the way, always focussed on bringing the best in optimal holistic health and beauty.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth aims to contribute her massage therapy and bodywork skills in support of each client’s therapeutic goals. Specializing in creating custom treatments, she utilizes a host of skills to create the ultimate session. Holding a certification in Transformational Neuromuscular Therapy from the MountainHeart School of Bodywork and Transformational Therapy, in Crested Butte, CO, Elizabeth is a veteran MT with over 5,000 treatment hours of experience. Modalities include: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage, Prenatal, and Somatic work. Her background in bodywork and wellness will bring both skill and care to your spa experience.

Grace

Grace Davis, originally from rural Kentucky moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2013 to pursue her career as a Massage Therapist. Grace is skilled in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Assisted Stretching/Sports Massage. She uses different modalities to focus on removing stagnation, toxins & stress encouraging blood flow throughout the entire body. Her style is very unique and she is able to adapt it to any person's needs. Grace is best known for her deep and intuitive pressure integrated with stretching and compression which make for a balanced body and massage. 

Mara

Mara is from a small village near Bergamo in northern Italy. An Esthetician and Massage Therapist, she spent the last 5 years in a ski resort town in the Italian Alps where she worked in a hotel spa. Her job is her passion, and she loves to take care of people and make them feel amazing about themselves. Her main focus is relaxation and leaving clients feeling rejuvenated and stress-free.

Janette

Janette joined Pure Beauty Wellness and Spa in August of 2021.  Just prior to this she had been the Spa Manager, Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician at Dunton Hot Springs, as well as the Spa Manager and therapist at The Franz Klammer Lodge the previous 4 years.  Janette’s favorite body work is Ashiatsu, a deep tissue massage done with her feet for the ultimate deepest, and most luxurious massage ever.  Her favorite facial to offer at Pure Beauty is a signature healthy aging treatment with ISUN organic skin care products. Janette arrived in Telluride as a spa consultant in 2000 from Washington State and lives in town with her husband, and hiking buddy – Dusty Jane.  

Annika

Annika’s yoga practice began when she was young. Her peppy, Norwegian mother would haul her out of bed for early morning classes at a family friend’s house. A small group of women would congregate weekly for a powerful Ashtanga practice in a cozy, bright, sunroom. When she got older, she appreciated those early foundations as she found pranayama, meditation, and asana to be a beautiful finale to her long trail runs in Vermont's Green Mountains. Annika, who has been teaching yoga at Mangala Yoga Telluride for years now, eventually stumbled on Reiki Energy Healing. She found it to be a vital and missing piece to her ongoing search for the perfect holistic approach to health. Join Annika for a reflective and deeply intentional Yin Yoga Practice or Reiki Session.