Kate Ripley, LMT, CNMT

Areas of Specialty

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist (IANMT)
  • Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist (OMERI)
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Cupping
  • Fascial Scrapping

Kate is the owner and CEO of Performance and Recovery Labs. She has had a career in clinical massage therapy for more than 19-years. She has a strong background in medicine, having pursued a degree in medicine as an undergrad and working in a hospital/medical practice for more than 9 years combined. However, after much deliberation, she chose to take the path less-traveled, and in 2003 she received her certification in massage and neuromuscular massage from CIMT.

Kate has worked on clients from elite to amateur to rookie athletes; those who are slaves to the laptop; long-suffering parents and everything in-between. She has been successful in helping with clients issues such as, repetitive-use injuries, TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome), ITB/piriformis syndrome and other soft-tissue and neuropathy-based pain and dysfunction. Kate believes that there is no such thing as a stupid/bad question and encourages clients to communicate their pain so they can find solutions together.

Kate began her career in Boston then moved to Austin where she founded and operated a successful practice, The Austin Bodyworker, for 7+ years. It was here that Kate achieved her goal to create a flourishing clinical massage-only practice. It was staffed by awesome, like-minded therapists who were serious about treating and educating their clients about what great massage and bodywork are and how incorporating it into their training program can help them achieve their goals.

In late 2014, she moved to Colorado to open Boulder Bodyworker. She is working to create an even stronger practice here in Boulder. Kate is a chronic athlete and triathlete, so she understands the push/pull of training and the mindset of an athlete when they are looking at their event and life goals. In 2021, Kate and her husband, Mark, opened PR Labs. The time was right for a holistic, integrated performance and recovery clinic. Their, daughter Ava, helps out at the office whenever she can.

ERIN MORRELL, LMT, CNMT

PR LABS ASSOCIATES