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Professionals - Escape Wellness Spa



The Best of the Bay and The Best of the Coast!!

Winner of The Best Massage and The Best Place for Waxing!!  

Escape was also awarded First runners up for

*Best Day Spa

*Best Facial

*Best Skin Care Overall!!

Our Professionals are AWESOME!! 


Stephanie E. Knight LMT, owner of Escape Wellness Spa, is a native of Pensacola and has been a self-employed licensed massage therapist for more than 10 years.

  • Attended Pensacola School of Massage
  • Highest Grade Point Average in Massage
  •  Awarded Most Humanitarian Spirit
  •  Florida Licensed
  •  National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • Certified in Pregnancy and Infant massage
  • Harvard Medical School: Complimentary and Integrative Medicine Conference 02
  • Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association

Stephanie has traveled abroad taking continuing education courses in Medical Massage from The Core Institute of Tallahassee, Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment,  James Waslaski’s Orthopedic Massage in Costa Rica and Tom Myers Body Reading 101 in New York City.   She has also studied Thai-Yoga Bodywork in Pensacola.

Her technique combines an eclectic, effective treatment for pain and stress with a soothing experience.  She has opened Escape Wellness Spa to exemplify the highest standard of skilled, quality therapeutic massage, skin care and customer service.  She hand selects and trains only the finest therapists who share the mission of providing:  Empathy Stress-Relief Compassion Awareness Prevention Education not only to clients but fellow co-workers as well.  They also work together to bring awareness to the importance of living a lifestyle of wellness.  Stephanie feels fortunate to have found her passion with massage therapy and wants to share…

(License Number MA 35305)
Brandi Bissell LMT, Brandi is a graduate of Pensacola Junior College’s Massage Therapy Program.  She has been a  practicing therapist for almost 9 years.  Brandi’s eclectic style offers a soothing intensity that can be applied to many of her modalities of massage.  With a specific purpose behind her touch, her clients can expect to feel at peace, rejuvenated, and restored after a therapy session.

Brandi has a background in Medical Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, Prenatal/Post-partem Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy and Swedish.  She most recently completed a Thai Yoga Bodywork workshop in January of 2010, which has become an indispensable addition to her therapy sessions.

Brandi’s love and passion for massage is extremely evident in her work, and she is constantly striving to find new ways of healing and helping her clients find balance and enrichment in their lives.

(License Number MA 37477)

Tina McDonough LMT, is a graduate of Pensacola School of Massage Therapy and Health Careers. She maintained a 4.0 GPA while in school and continues to further her education by attending classes on the latest massage techniques and trends to better serve her clients and grow as a massage therapist. Tina has been practicing massage for 4 years.

She has a passion for helping others heal themselves through thoughtful, compassionate touch.  Tina specializes in hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, massage for new and chronic injuries, neuromuscular therapy, pre-natal massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, and massage incorporating energy work when requested. She also has a background in holistic nutrition and yoga therapy.

Tina has excellent listening and communication skills that she uses to get to the root of her clients’ pain. After a session with her you can expect to feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and valued.

(License Number MA 59895)


Escape Wellness Spa is overjoyed to have Licensed Medical Esthetician, Angela Warfield!  With nearly 12 years of experience, Angela is an exceptional skincare practitioner who proudly integrates an holistic approach in combination with an extensive knowledge of medical skin care giving gentle attention to each individual skin’s requirements. She is a graduate of the Academy of Healing Arts in West Palm Beach, FL.  She has since furthered her education receiving advanced training in microdermabrasion and peels in Newport, RI while practicing with a plastic surgeon and dermatologist.  She has attended many training conferences across the country with leading medical skin care lines. You will be impressed with her in-depth knowledge as she answers your questions with refreshing insight into issues about skin care incorporating not only a “surface” approach but an holistic view of body and spirit. Each of her facials includes numerous procedures that work synergistically to produce amazing results. Every session consists of an intensive enzyme and/or other exfoliation treatment. While her first love and main focus is skin care, she also has a background in massage therapy in which she incorporates special massage techniques to increase blood circulation and oxygenation of the skin cells, and stimulation of the lymphatic system to rid the face of toxins. She also intertwines soothing foot, hand, arm, neck and shoulder massage throughout her treatments. To add to her extensive repertoire, she provides a smooth, comfortable, safe environment for waxing services and is also a very talented make-up and sunless tanning artist!

Angela and Escape Wellness Spa’s philosophy of beauty is that: beauty is a process of de-stressing and rejuvenation that covers the whole being, including the body (nourish it), the mind (respect it), and the soul (touch it).When all three aspects are in harmony the client looks incredible on the outside and feels amazing on the inside, resulting in skin that glows with renewed radiance.  As a result of Angela’s vast experience and knowledge she creates an effective results-oriented skin care regimen customized for every client.   She feels honored and privileged as skincare professional that people entrust themselves to her touch to make them look and feel better.  It is rare to find such a whole body view in the beauty industry where the practitioner is addressing both the external issues and related matters of body and spirit. She has a special passion for helping those suffering with acne and aging skin.  Her broad knowledge in combination with her advanced techniques and her sensitive touch ensure that it will be your best facial ever. She thoroughly enjoys helping people and taking her time with them to explain the full scheme of professional skin care services and ingredients to clients. She raises her craft to a higher level by giving loving, personal care that caters to their individual concerns. Come see for yourself, your skin will positively glow!


(License Number FB9739679)