Kim Batchelder

Licensed Massage Therapist

Tell us about your massage school and other trainings: 

I went to massage school at the North Idaho Massage Academy here in Sandpoint, ID. After completing my training there I went on to enhance my knowledge though studies with:
-The Upledger Institute for Cranial Sacral Therapy.
-The International Cupping Therapy Association.
-Structural Integration and Myofascial work through    Advanced Trainings
- Ashiatsu with Sole Massage.

What bodywork are you currently studying?

I am always learning. I love this work so much because there is no end to the mysteries, and complexities of the body. There is always a lot to learn!
I am still studying Ashiatsu methods and techniques. I love the deep, broad pressure this modality can provide. There are techniques that combine this modality with Thai massage and I am hoping to learn more about that in the near future.
I am always seeking to better understand the kinetic chain and the patterns that create dysfunction. I seek the root of the problem in order to reestablish comfort and motion.



What do you want people to know about their body?

That it is your amazing friend! It is your home! How important it is to have a loving relationship with your body. We live in a culture that often teaches us to ignore our bodies. I would like people to know how important it is to listen and appreciate, to have a kind relationship with their bodies.


What do you want people to know about health and wellness?

That it is the foundation of how you feel. Creating time and space to take care of yourself is primal. Take a breath and consider your choices.

Self-Care Advice

A consistent yoga practice. Yoga synthesizes breath, strength, stretching, movement and focus of attention(meditation) positively effecting all systems of the body. I consider it to be the golden ticket to wellness especially as we age.

What is your favorite system in the body?

I love how our awareness of the nervous system has come to the fore in the last few years. How can you choose a favorite? I am fascinated by the interconnectedness. The more you learn, the more your mind is blown by the intricacy, the complexity and sheer awesomeness of the body and all of it’s systems.

Favorite thing to do in Sandpoint?

I”m a nature lover. Hiking, biking, strolling, foraging, gardening, xx country skiing, anything that gets me outside.