By Laurelle Walsh
Although “one success begets another” most often refers to a single business, sometimes the success of one can rub off on another.This may be true for Denise Heatley’s massage practice, Mount Gardner Massage, which, she feels, was positively affected by the success of Nectar Skin Bar.
Mount Gardner Massage was situated next door to Lanthorn’s Nectar when they were both in the Coldwell Banker building in Winthrop. “Working next to Leslie inspired me a lot,” said Heatley. “Watching Leslie grow Nectar has given me the courage to move into my own new space.”
That new space is in the Winthrop Physical Therapy and Fitness building, 202 White Ave., a location with better exposure, she said. “It’s a desirable spot. I’ve wanted to be in this space for years.”
Heatley had a massage practice in Twisp until 2004, when she became co-owner and operator of Boulder Creek Deli until 2008. She also helped manage the dining room at Freestone Inn until 2013, after which she reopened her massage business in Winthrop. She moved into the new location at Winthrop Fitness last June, shortly before the Carlton Complex Fire broke out.
“I was still trying to build my business during the fire. It was difficult,” Heatley said. “Business started picking up right around Christmas,” she said. “Now it’s going great. I have new clients every week.”
Mount Gardner Massage may be found on Facebook. For more information call (509) 341-4228.