In August of 2022 founder of Sanative Tranquility and the Institute of Sanative Arts, Loree Kennedy made the hard decision to retire from the spa and massage education world. With mixed emotions but a joyful, excited heart has moved on to a new chapter in her life.

When I found out about the school closing from Loree I was deeply saddened. Loree and I graduated massage therapy school with each other in 2003 and have remained respected colleagues for the next 20+ years. I wanted to honor the dedication, work and passion that Loree had put into the Institute of Sanative Arts and keep the school running.

In January 2023 myself and another educator came on board with the guidance of Loree to teach our first class. Being in the education role after more than 20 years of being in the spa industry is amazing. I truly can do what I promised Loree and put my passion for the massage/spa industry, experience and knowledge to great use and pass this on to the next generations of massage therapists.

I am honored to have Loree's blessing on taking over the education and operation of the Institute of Sanative Arts and will continue her legacy of helping to grow amazing, talented and well-rounded massage graduates.

With this said, the Spa at Sanative Tranquility has retired alongside Loree and we are now solely an educational center providing massage therapy training, continuing education for licensed massage therapists, public community wellness classes based around physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and growth.

Yours in Health,
Karyn Hocking
Owner, Educator