Our Massage Therapists

Meet the highest quality team of massage therapists and estheticians in Plattsburgh, NY


Chad Hunkins (Owner)
Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed Esthetician
Certified in Medi-Cupping

Chad Hunkins has been a massage therapist since 2006 and esthetician since 2009. He received his massage degree from North Country Community College (NCCC) in Saranac Lake, NY and his esthetics license from the Aesthetics Science Institute in Latham, NY. For most of his career, Chad worked for the Mirror Lake Inn, a premier Lake Placid, NY spa and resort. The Mirror Lake Inn is where Chad learned an expansive array of massage services along with top notch professionalism. Chad's spa background has progressively elevated him through numerous studies within the medical arena to include;  piriformis syndrome, plantar fasciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatic nerve compression and rotator cuff injuries which has allowed him to continually improve his clients experience as well. Chad started StoneWorks Massage and Skincare in the beginning of 2015 and the business has blossomed!


Karen Johnson
Licensed Massage Therapist
Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pain Management, and Chair Massage

Karen Johnson has been a massage therapist for 9 years, initially developing an interest in massage therapy while attending CV-TEC for cosmetology. She enjoyed providing a relaxing experience for clients doing manicures, pedicures, and facials, and chose to attend North Country Community College for massage after graduating from CV-TEC in 2006. 

Upon graduation from North Country Community College (NCCC) in 2008 with an Associate in Applied Science for massage therapy, Karen worked doing massage and cosmetology in Saranac, NY and Dannemora, NY. Since 2012, she has focused solely on massage.

Karen actively pursues ongoing education, continuously expanding her knowledge of the massage therapist field. 


Erin Soule
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Reiki Healer
Certified Infant Massage Specialist & Therapist

Erin graduated from North Country Community College with an A.A.S in Massage Therapy in 2002.  She is also a Certified Infant Massage Therapy/Instructor, Certified Reiki Healer, and Ordained Minister within the Universal Life Church. She grew up with a passion for healing and the Holistic arts and is passionate about healing the world one person at a time.

After 16 years of experience she assesses your needs to ensure you receive correct treatment for your unique healing process. Erin is is constantly growing her knowledge with continuing education to best serve her clients.


Kris Backus
Usui Reiki Master
Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy (QHHT) practitioner

Kris lives in Saranac Lake, NY and works full time at Coakley Home and Hardware. From the Watertown, NY area, Kris attended college at Jefferson Community College when her children were young. Recently obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Human and Community Services from Empire State College in Syracuse NY Kris has had various jobs including Business Administration and Human Services, Social Work, and foster care. Her recent passion is natural healing and has taken many classes, workshops, and coursework to become certified in several modalities. Kris a Usui Reiki Master, as well as a Life Coach, meditation coach, and Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy (QHHT) practitioner. If you are familiar with Reiki and healing hypnosis, please give Kris a call to discuss options. She looks forward to sharing time with you to help you become healthy, naturally.


Wayne Chase
Licensed Massage Therapist

Wayne Chase is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from North Country Community College (NCCC) in Saranac Lake, NY with a degree in Applied Science. At NCCC, he was very honored received an award for academic excellence as well as accepted into the Phi Kappa Theta Honor Society. A North Country native, Wayne continues to reside close to his childhood home in Saranac, NY.

An outdoor enthusiast spending much of his time outside fishing, hunting, kayaking, camping and hiking, Wayne currently resides with his girlfriend, Samantha, and her seven year old son. His passion of massage therapy has allowed for continued growth and education in the art of helping others. He continues to develop my career objectives and passion daily.