Director & Instructors

Craig McLaughlin - Director & Instructor

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Craig is Certified in Massage Therapy, BodyMind Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Total Person Facilitation, Neurolinguistic Programming, and Hypnosis. He has taught over 25,500 hours of massage therapy courses including sports massage, learning skills, advanced neuromuscular techniques, and somatic mindbody therapy - to name a few! A scholar and an innovator in the field of massage therapy, Craig's classic text, The Bodyworker's Muscle Reference Guide are used in massage schools across the country. Craig maintained a private practice and worked at world-renowned athletic clubs in Vail and Denver for over eighteen years. He has designed effective and well-researched neuromuscular techniques, internal organ massage, transformational trauma therapy, somatic mindbody therapy, energy work, and metaphorical body reading. An excellent instructor, his students send thank you's and say:

"I understand that knowledge and love = wisdom, you are a very wise man." E.H.

"You opened my eyes to the wealth of possibilities available to us both as students and as human beings. Thank you!" H.A.

"Craig is the best facilitator I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of them." S.D.


Kathleen Harrington

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"Kat" is a natural at Anatomy. Well educated and very thorough. She is a 2008 graduate of MountainHeart who is certified in Massage Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy and MindBody Therapy. Kat has a thriving local private practice. Her students comment: 

"Great - she made class fun and interactive!" K.K.,  "Great - very knowledgeable!" D.D.

Eva Paul

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Eva is passionate and disciplined as a teacher, and enjoys sharing her knowledge of bodywork.  

She is a 2009 MountainHeart graduate and is a certified, licensed, practicing massage therapist. She currently practices at the Gunnison Valley Hospital in their Integrative Therapies program.  Her students comment: 

"Lovely, Fun, Calm, Experienced" M.M.,  ,  "Excellent!" S.S.



Our Other Instructors

MountainHeart requires all our instructors to be fully educated and experienced in their field. MountainHeart's instructors are all Colorado state credentialed massage instructors. All instructors of our CMT courses are familiar with the entire program to ensure the quality of our highly integrated approach to learning. These instructors are also educated in the art of learning and teaching to be able to best meet each student's individual needs.


We also have a list of highly qualified instructors for our elective courses and programs.

To request Information - CALL - 800-673-0539 Or Email school@mountainheart.org-
Text or after hours call: 970-275-1090            * School Catalog *
 Massage Therapy Education at it's Finest! MountainHeart School of BodyWork P.O. Box 575, 719 Fifth St., #1 Up Crested Butte, CO  81224 Neuromuscular, MindBody Therapy, Sports Massage, Instructor Training, Assessment Skills, Assisted Stretching, Spa Therapy, MindBody Therapy, Medical Massage, 5-Element Oriental, Acupressure, EnergyWork, Stress Release, Trauma Release, Communication Skills, Total Person Facilitation, and much more!