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Practitioner Descriptions

Skilled Practitioner:  Our skilled practitioners have been carefully vetted and are eager to share their passion with you. They are newer to the field but their qi (chi) life-force energy is strong and many are well on their way to becoming amazing healers.

 



Experienced Practitioner:
 (5-7 years of experience) Our experienced practitioners have had at least 5 years of continuous experience in the field of therapeutic bodywork and have continued to take additional workshops and trainings. They are seasoned, enthusiastic and continue to expand their knowledge.

 



Advanced Practitioner
: (8-12 years of experience) Our advanced practitioners have unique personal styles and have at least 8 years of continuous experience as bodywork professionals. They have demonstrated practical results in the lives of their clients reflected in the many positive reviews from our customers.

 



Expert Practitioner
: (13+ years of experience) Our expert practitioners have had a minimum of 13 years of experience as full-time bodyworkers and have earned the respect of not only our clients but the esteem of their peers who have had the experience of working with them and who can attest to their level of mastery.          

 

Allen - Message Therapist - Bodywork BistroPractitioner Level 4Allen Walker

 

Years ago when I became a Buddhist, I was looking for a way to benefit beings in the most healing way possible. I discovered touch was my healing power and it felt amazing to help others in this precious way. I went on to Graduate from New School of Massage and Healing in 2005 and continued with Asian Bodywork Therapy attending Zen Shiatsu Chicago and graduated from Blue Lotus Thai Bodywork. I spent time in India developing bodywork programs for Tibetan Refugees some of which practice to this day. I specialize in chronic pain, trauma, injury rehabilitation and stress reduction. I incorporate both Western and Eastern bodywork for optimum and effective results you can count on.
Modalities Offered: Deep Tissue, Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, Swedish, Bistro Blend 

Angela BurkePractitioner Level 2Angela Burke

 

After thirteen years in the teaching profession, I decided to change directions to become a massage therapist. I attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and Healing Spirits Massage Training Program, graduating in 2013. With a background in dance, I have found that massage is a great fit, complementing my need for movement and creativity. My philosophy regarding massage is one of mindful presence and intention.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Integrative, Pediatric, Sports / Orthopedic, Swedish.

Becky WhitmerPractitioner Level 3Becky Whitmer CMT, LMT

Becky Whitmer is a 2006 graduate of Healing Spirits Massage Training Program of Boulder, CO, and has been a practicing LMT ever since. In 2007, she began her studies in HeartMind Bodywork and Qigong and is a practitioner and instructor of both. Her path as a healer and a teacher actually started in 1990 as a student of Ashtanga yoga which eventually led to yoga teacher certification. She has completed over 500 hours of hatha yoga teacher training through the Shambhava School of Yoga and has been teaching yoga since 1998. In the years since becoming a massage therapist, she has been an enthusiastic student of Breema, Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Amma, to name a few. Becky is also a certified End of Life Doula.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue (mat only), HeartMind Shiatsu, Integrated Mat Bodywork, Integrative Table Massage, Pain Relief, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Swedish.

Briggs Wallis Practitioner Level 1Briggs Wallis

My love of holistic health started for me a decade ago when I moved to Boulder from Tennessee. Since moving to Boulder, I have been devoted to learning and incorporating holistic health practices such as bodywork, nutrition, and medicinal herbalism into my own life. Through my studies I have learned how to take better care of myself and my health, which has resulted in me loosing 100 pounds, and has inspired me to be a lighter and brighter being.
My own journey from illness to health motivated me to become a massage therapist so that I could share my experience with others and help them along their path to health and wellness.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Sports Masssage, Swedish

Bruce Kenyon 2017Practitioner Level 1Bruce Kenyon

 Bruce crafts his sessions to best suit what a client hopes to achieve. Simultaneously insights can be offered about avoiding and/or working against common and specific tension patterns. At the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado’s first and second year programs he learned a variety of techniques that provide a holistic approach, with an emphasis on structural integration.
With reoccurring clients a person’s relationship with gravity throughout their body will be identified and a combination of modalities will be utilized, starting with mindful techniques appropriate for an individual on their road towards optimal health.
Modalities Offered: Acupressure, Bistro Blend, Cranial sacral, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Joint Range of Motion, Motion Palpation, Myofascial Release, Structural IntegrationSwedish.

Carmen WilsonPractitioner Level 2Carmen Wilson

Carmen is a Board Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki® Master, Magnified Healing® Practitioner, and Sacred Passage® (Death) Doula. She also has a dual BA in Psychology and International Studies, and is fluent in Spanish. In addition, Carmen is currently the only therapist in Boulder that holds a Certification in Nerve Resetting. Carmenʼs bodywork style integrate many modalities and guided by her intuition and the clientʼs goals for the session, she tailors the therapeutic massage to your needs. “I invite you to give me the opportunity to help you heal yourself. Your body and soul contain all the wisdom necessary. Together, we will create your most whole, healed, expansive self!”
Modalities Offered: Aromatherapy, Bistro Blend, Core Synchronism – Level 1, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Dermoneuromodulation (DNM), Energy Healing, Injury Rehabilitation, Integrative, Myofascial Release, Nerve Resetting, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Polarity Therapy, Prenatal, Reflexology, Reiki®, Sports, Swedish, TMJ Dysfunction, Trigger Point Therapy, Tui Na.

Carrie DavisPractitioner Level 1Carrie Davis

Carrie began her journey to find her own spiritual center several years ago in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where a love for yoga grew into a passion for holistic healing. Trading the Appalachia for the majestic Colorado Rockies, she graduated from Boulder’s Healing Spirits Massage Program in 2014. The art of practicing massage has since become a form of yoga for Carrie – the combination of movement, music, and spiritual communication empowers her to transfer her energy into healing others, and, in turn, she often finds herself equally rejuvenated. Carrie has finished over 100 hours of Thai Yoga Massage training through the Integral Touch Institute and this Eastern modality is quickly becoming her true passion.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Integrative, Reiki, Swedish, Thai Yoga Massage

Chandler Black | Bodywork BistroPractitioner Level 1Chandler Black

 

I graduated the Denver School of Massage Therapy Westminster. My favorite work is focusing on specific issues and helping people to relieve pain and relax using a variety of techniques fitting the occasion.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Swedish.

 

Chloe Barrett-Page | Bodywork BistroPractitioner Level 1Chloe Barrett-Page

 Chloe believes that when deeply listened to, every body and mind know how to realign to a state of vitality. She strives to support each client in finding the body’s wisdom, whether that is through a nourishing and restorative experience, or a more specialized deep tissue approach.
Chloe went to school for massage therapy in Kaua’i, where the program specialized in the combination of alignment focused bodywork and awareness practices. Chloe believes that the body, mind and emotions are not separate and provides a safe space for clients to explore each of these throughout a session.
She is currently working towards he certification in Structural Integration. She also offers Lomi Lomi, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Cranial Sacral, Energy Healing, Trigger Point

Christian GoldbergPractitioner Level 4Christian Goldberg

A graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School, Christian travelled to Boulder in 1999 to began her mat-based and chair massage practice. She has continued studying Shiatsu, and added techniques of Thai-yoga and Breema bodywork to her foundation. With a diverse perspective on mat therapies, Christian has the tools to treat clients of all ages and most health conditions, including prenatal and injury recovery. Adapting techniques for the massage chair has been a special focus. Christian has developed a chair massage foundation with plenty of room for growth, and teaches other practitioners this modality. Beyond mat therapies, Christian started the on-going study of Core Synchronism in 2016. With it’s roots in both Cranial Osteopathy and Polarity Therapy, this subtle yet profound technique helps re-establish the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body. This technique can be integrated into a Shiatsu sessions, however is a stand-alone treatment. This efficacy of Core Synchronism is particularly evident when applied to injuries that don’t “stay healed.”
Christian has been fortunate to learn from master teachers of diverse bodywork modalities. There are two common lessons among all advanced practitioners. First, learn to follow the receiver’s body to determine the treatment strategy for any given session. Second, correctly applied bodywork therapies will help successfully restore health.

Modalities Offered: Shiatsu, Injury Rehabilitation, Core Syncronism, Prenatal (shiatsu mat only)

dave-goetzDave Goetz, BA, CMT

 Dave is a graduate of Boulder College of Massage and has had a strong interest in health, yoga and nutrition since his teenage years. He’s taught shiatsu for Healing Spirits Massage Training Program, is the cofounder of HeartMind Bodywork and is the owner of Bodywork Bistro. He enjoys practicing yoga, qigong and meditation and brings the fruits of these practices into his bodywork style. He is equally skilled on a massage chair, table or mat. His mat based bodywork integrates the best of Thai Yoga Massage and shiatsu and his table work is fluid, deep, continuous and integrative.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Integrative, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Swedish, Thai Yoga Massage, Reconnective Healing®.

Practitioner Level 1Erica Leznik

 Erica graduated from the Healing Arts Institute of Fort Collins in 2016. From a young age, Erica has had an innate interest in alternative healing methods. She believes complementary medicine, including massage has a great ability to aid in healing disease and imbalance. Through massage and energy work she is able to provide non-invasive, preventative, holistic healing. She approaches her healing sessions with an individualist holistic approach incorporating the mind, body and spirit to restore balance. Her goal is to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to allow the body to rest, destress and restore. Whether you are looking for a gentle, relaxing session or more focused deeper work, Erica can tailor each session to meet your needs. “Massage is my passion, healing is my purpose”.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Relaxation, Neuromuscular, Structural Kinesiology, Pregnancy, Abhyanga, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish

Erin CaseyPractitioner Level 2Erin Casey

 Imagine a space where you are held and accepted exactly as you are… A space where you can let down barriers and discover more ease and joy. Where you can unwind tension and open your body’s innate ability to heal.
I invite you to receive, and to surrender to the wisdom that’s within you. I invite you to drop into your body, open to your intuition and release that which doesn’t serve you.  With nurturing massage, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, somatic coaching and energy healing, I’ll facilitate a journey with you. A journey to access your inner healing capacity. To unwind stuck patterns, emotions, and inhibitions that are preventing you from living the glorious life you desire.  The four sublime states of mind, from Buddhism, are Loving-kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic joy and Equanimity. What if bodywork could help you cultivate these? How fun would that be?
Modalities Offered: Abdominal Massage, Access Bars, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Bistro Blend, Prenatal Massage, Lymph Drainage, Polarity Therapy, Somatic Coaching, Swedish.

Greg HallPractitioner Level 3Greg Hall

 My path to becoming a bodyworker and healer first opened in 2002, when I stumbled into the movement aspect of Chinese medicine, Qigong, a wondrous gift that changed everything for me. As I became more aware of and sensitive to what was happening in my body, I became increasingly interested in how the body works, and ultimately, in how and why it sometimes doesn’t. 
I graduated from the Arcata School of Massage in 2009, a program informed by the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. While receiving training in somatic therapy, I learned to approach chronic pain  structurally, while also taking into account the role of the central nervous system. This approach invites solutions instead of simply masking symptoms.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Fijian Massage, Hot Stone, Polarity Therapy, Prenatal, Somatic Therapy, Swedish

Goef BensonPractitioner Level 1Geof Benson

 Geof is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of Healing Spirits Massage Training Program in Boulder, CO. Geof has certificates in Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function and Advanced Myofacial Techniques. Geof’s inspiration to study and practice massage therapy came from his wife, who was injured in a car accident when she was young and suffered a spinal cord injury. Geof saw what a difference regular bodywork made for Raquel and how some techniques delivered better results for her than others. Geof became very interested in learning all about these different types of bodywork so he can help others be their best.
Geof specializes in myofascial, integrative deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. He applies the technique he feels is going to support your body by optimizing range of motion, increasing blood flow, decreasing pain and ultimately aiding the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Whether you are recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic pain or needing to decrease tension and stress, Geof can work with what you need.
Modalities Offered: Myofascial, Integrative Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy

Jessica TevikPractitioner Level 3Jessica Tevik, LMT

“Jessica has been practicing bodywork since 2015. She began her studies at the Harbin School of Healing Arts, continued her education at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, CA., where she graduated and has since gone on to study at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.  She got her start studying regenerative living, yoga, consciousness studies and alternative health. She has been a yoga practitioner for 9+ years and is also a certified yoga instructor.
Her first passion for bodywork came through yoga, vipassana meditation and the art of Thai yoga massage. From there it quickly evolved as her education opened her to the infinite possibilities of healing through nurturing touch and presence. Using an integrative technique blending her favorite modalities of Esalen, Thai Yoga Massage, Adapted Deep Tissue, Ortho-Bionomy, Trager and Cranial-Sacral, she strives to share her inspiration and ever evolving practice with the belief that when we nourish ourselves and each other, we then bring that healing out into the world with us.  She brings her full presence to each session and is passionate about listening deeply and empowering others in their own healing journey.”
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Cranial-Sacral, Deep TissueSwedish, Thai Yoga Massage

Jocelyn DilesPractitioner Level 3Jocelyn Diles

As a graduate from Healing Spirits Massage School in Boulder (2014), Jocelyn has found massage and bodywork to be an invaluable form of healing. Having grown up as a competitive gymnast, she naturally developed an affinity for yoga. It was not until 2012, when she completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian trail, while living with chronic pain, that she found her passion for holistic healing. Jocelyn is warm and compassionate, and creates a lovely atmosphere of safety and deep relaxation. She has the skill and intuitive ability to work just deep enough, with just the right technique to be effective in loosening tight areas. Jocelyn offers a therapeutic touch, leaving her clients feeling nourished and rejuvenated.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Integrative Massage, Neuromuscular, Specific Injury Treatment, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point

Joel PattersonPractitioner Level 1Joel Patterson

Joel graduated from The New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in June 2015. NHITA is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMPTA). COMPTA is the only independent accrediting agency for the massage therapy profession recognized by the United States Department of Education.  Joel holds a B.A. in Western Philosophy and studied yoga, meditation, pranayama, ayurveda and tantra at Sri Santosh Puri Ashram in Haridwar, India. It was there under the guidance of Narmada Devi Puri Ma, in the foothills of the Himalayas, on the banks of the Ganges River that Joel completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training. After practicing Ashtanga in Rishikesh and Chaing Mai, Joel continues to travel the world. Joel has studied with Jennifer Morrison, Richard Freeman, Annie Pace, Tim Miller and Rod Stryker. Joel currently studies Ashtanga Vinyasa with Ty Landrum in Boulder, Colorado. 
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Circulatory Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Injury Assessment, Lymphatic Massage, Neuromuscular, Pre-natal MassageReflexology, Sports Massage, Strain/Counter-Strain, Swedish and Trigger Point Therapy

Jonathan ZawackiPractitioner Level 1Jonathan Zawacki

Jonathan’s journey into the healing arts started ten years ago when he moved from his home in Chicago, to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado, where he studied ecology and biology. After graduating in 2009, Jonathan devoted himself into growing and selling of healthy foods. These passions naturally led him into the healing arts. He has recently graduated from Boulder’s Healing Spirits Massage Training Program in 2014.
Jonathan’s approach is much like a gardener, as every body is its own diverse ecosystem. He listens deeply and sensitively to each unique body, and intuitively adapts his touch and techniques, to deliver every client into a peaceful, more present, relaxed and revitalized state of being.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Mat Bodywork, Reiki, Shiatsu, Swedish

Juliane HerlihyPractitioner Level 2Juliane Herlihy

 My belief is that everyone deserves healing and understanding, that holding space for someone is an honor and privilege, that capacity is sacred rite from one human being to another , I seek to understand the amazing capacity that is the human body. I continue to be amazed at what we are capable of on all levels , I hope to promote self – love and care with every session and continue to learn and grow as a practitioner from every client.  I am a 2012 graduate of the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and a 2014 graduate of the Shivananda yoga school. 
I practice an integrative touch of Swedish, deep tissue ,Reiki, somatic polarity and assisted stretches, I listen and learn from each client and adjust my quality of touch according to what I find and feel in each person.  I have studied ayurvedic medicine and incorporate it into my practice.

 

Modalities Offered: Aromatherapy, Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Integrative, Polarity, Reiki, Swedish

Julie MolPractitioner Level 2Julie Mol

 Julie Mol has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2009, a graduate of Sedona School of Massage, in AZ. She has continuing her education in energy-work in Los Angeles, and Advanced Myofascial Techniques in Boulder. Her style is firm, detailed, deliberate, and tuned-in to her client. Julie’s natural deep compassion for others and sensitivity is what gravitated her to train in massage therapy.
Julie also has a diploma in Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) and Nutritional Balancing Science. Nutritional Balancing Science is a unique way of balancing each individual back to vitality and good health, using HTMA to create as well as follow the progress of each individual’s program. Julie is in love with the science and method, “it was too compelling not to look at”. Julie has followed a lifestyle of conscious wellness, enjoys outdoors, and has found her home in Boulder. You are welcome to bring your own music, oils or lotion with you to “make it your own” session.

 

Modalities Offered: Aromatherapy, Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue (up to 75 mins), Integrative, Massage Cupping (Advanced noticed required), Myofascial, Neuromuscular / Trigger Point Therapy, Polarity, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Swedish, Tui Na

Bina Kai MayestraPractitioner Level 3Kaira Mayestra

My style is a skillful and dynamic blend of modalities founded in extensive knowledge and conducted in meditative, empathic intuition. I graduated from massage school in 2010 and have been practicing professionally ever since. My massage education combined with thousands of hours of hands on experience and personal familiarity with the human body is a big part of what makes my practice deeply effective. Since my young adulthood, I have had a steady diet of yoga, pilates, dance, and I have been certified as a level one parkour instructor. Though most of my clients throughout the years have been athletes and people recovering from injuries, my pride truly lays in the intuitive energy work that I bring to every session. I have talent for creating reflective and clear space to breathe deeply into your emotional, mental, and physical bodies. From a place where both practitioner and participant are deeply listening to what the body is craving, healing is an almost effortless thing to find.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Muscle Activation Technique, Myofascial, Pre/Post Natal, Rehabilitation massage (for post surgery or traumatic injuries), Reiki, Sports Massage, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy.

Krystina-CarrPractitioner Level 1Krystina Carr, LMT, RYT

 At a young age Krystina has had a passion for Holistic living. She has taken her love for helping people reach their health potential along with her love of learning and put it towards a career that she feels is limitless. Krystina attended MTIC’s 900hr Certification program in September 2015. Since then she has started her own practice as well has worked in functional medicine clinics. Krystina has a results based practice, delving into modalities such as Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial pelvic balancing. Krystina has a background in the movement arts, spending many years as a dancer and a Yoga instructor. She is delving into the world of exercise by getting her Personal Trainer Certification as well as her Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification through NASAM. Krystina believes in melding both anatomical and movement knowledge with intuition and communication to reach the best results with her clients.
Modalities offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Joint Range of Motion, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point, Prenatal, Sports Massage, Swedish

Kuthoomi CastroPractitioner Level 2

Kuthoomi Castro

Kuthoomi has a BS in Massage Therapy from Siena Heights University in Michigan and  is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Colorado. He is also a Certified Natural Health Professional, an Advanced Thai Massage Instructor, and an Osho Therapy Facilitator specializing in breath-work, meditation, trauma and codependency. In addition, he holds a Yoga Instructor Certification from Vivekanada Yoga in India, and an one year certification from Pralaya Yoga in Texas.
Modalities Offered: Thai Yoga Massage, Swedish, Shiatsu, Prenatal, Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue

Lisa BauerPractitioner Level 3Lisa Bauer, LMT, BCPP, APH, AHG

Lisa Bauer is a Healing Arts Practitioner, experienced in the application and integration of various spa therapies and healing modalities in support of health and wellness. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Colorado, New Mexico, and Florida; a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP); Cranial Sacral Therapist; Associate Pranic Energy Healer (APH); and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (AHG).
Modalities Offered: Aromatherapy Massage, Bistro Blend, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Polarity Therapy, Pranic Healing, Pre-natal/Post-natal, Reflexology, Swedish

Liz RocksPractitioner Level 3Liz Rocks, LMT

Liz has a passion for bodywork and holistic health, which led her to Colorado to follow her dreams. She graduated from Healing Spirits Massage School with a love for deep tissue and energy work. Liz has a understanding for how traumas can be stored in the body and believes in massage as a way to process and release. She listens to the body and the client to find the perfect pressure to aid in healing and has a comforting touch that promotes relaxation.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Integrative, Polarity Therapy, Swedish

MacKenzie-CarterPractitioner Level 1MacKenzie Carter

I have always had a passion for helping others. As a child I was enamored with the idea of becoming a doctor and saving lives. However growing up with a homeopathic grandmother and seeing first hand the amazing power of natural medicine eventually swayed me to seek other ways to care for people. I attended the Texas Center for Massage Therapy in 2014 and began my practice “Mack’s Relax Traveling Spa” working in Dallas Texas. Wanting more out of my practice and more for my clients I decided move to Boulder to attend the Rolf Institute for Structural Integration in September of 2015. I will conclude my training this December.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Lymph Drainage, Pre/Post-natal Massage, Reflexology, Structural Integration, Swedish.

Marjy BerkmanPractitioner Level 2Marjy Berkman

I went to Berkana Institute of Masage Therapy and graduated August of 2012.
I Specialize in Craniosacral, Deep Tissue, and Swedish. I have also been trained in Shiatsu, Thai, and Myofascial.

 

Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Mindful Expressionism, Myofascial, Oncology Massage, Shiatsu, Swedish, Thai Yoga Massage

 

mia battagliaPractitioner Level 3Mia Battaglia

 Mia Battaglia is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) who has been practicing massage therapy and Core Synchronism since 2004, and Thai Massage since 2009. She nurtures clients with an intuitive approach to touch grounded in theory provided by her extensive training in both Core Synchronism and Thai Massage therapies. She received her core practitioner training with Core Synchronism founder Robert Stevens, and travels to Thailand frequently to continue refining her knowledge of Thai Massage therapy.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Core Synchronism, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Swedish Thai Abdominal Massage, Thai Yoga Massage

Olivia Sophie Bio PhotoPractitioner Level 1Olivia Sophie

 
Olivia has been a certified practitioner of Traditional Thai Massage since 2015. She became certified in Level I,II, & III through the Byron Thai Massage school in Byron Bay, Australia and then went on to do subsequent training in Reflexology at TMC in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is known for her intuitive quality of touch, facilitation of deep stretches and capacity for strong pressure.
 
Thai Massage combines the use of targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines and assisted stretching. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client while the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy lines are balanced.
Modalities Offered: Chair Massage, Open Studio Table Massage and Mat Massage, and Thai Yoga Massage.

Practitioner Level 2Paula Samaha, Certified Rolfer™

My goal is to help people discover more length, space and ease in their body, relieve pain and tension, improve range of motion, calm the nervous system and create balance in the body and mind. I use both intuition and comprehensive formal training to provide the most appropriate and supportive service for each client. My work focuses on hydrating fascia, nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons which are the components of the human bodies soft tissue system that support and move our skeletal structure.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Injury Rehabilitation, Integrative, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Swedish, Structural Integration
Piper B. | Bodywork BistroPractitioner Level 1Piper Bonacquist
Piper graduated from Healing Spirits Massage Training Program in March 2017. Much of her career until then was spent in the women’s health and reproductive justice fields, but her experience in allopathic medicine left her unfulfilled and looking for a more authentic, holistic way to relate to clients. Piper was trained primarily in integrative massage, which emphasizes whole-body connection and integration and is designed to dissolve the tension patterns of body armoring. She is also a Prenatal Massage Specialist trained in Carole Osborne’s style of Pre- and Perinatal massage. Piper’s work has a rhythmic flow that is grounding, soothing, and nourishing. She trusts the wisdom and innate capacity for healing of the human body and allows her felt sense of that intelligence to guide her sessions.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Integrative, Prenatal Massage, Swedish

Rachel JarvisPractitioner Level 3Rachel Jarvis

Hey! My name is Rachel Jarvis and I’m a native of Boulder. I graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2009 with over 1,000 hours of training. I have a very special talent for bringing love, compassion, and sensitivity to your session. I also have the ability to listen deeply with my hands, tuning into your special needs for your individual bodywork session. I have been with Bodywork Bistro since 2009 and look forward to each and every session with my clients. I had the honor of being awarded our first ever “Therapist of the Year” award in 2012!!!
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Normalization of Soft Tissue, Reflexology, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy

Raquel MataPractitioner Level 2Raquel Mata

 I attended massage school at Florida College of Natural Health in 2008. I have been practicing bodywork since the end of 2009 in both spa and clinical environments. I have learned that through calming the mind you can allow the body to respond with physical/muscular release, and my massages offer this blend of mental and physical benefit.  
Modalities Offered: Aroma Therapy, Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Myofascial, Pre-natal Massage, Reflexology, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy

Raquel MataPractitioner Level 2Roxanne Solomon

Roxanne began her journey as a healer through yoga, meditation, energetic work, and massage for stress relief in College. The healing effects she experienced were so profound that she decided to turn what began as a personal hobby into something that can be shared with the world! She’s been an Access Consciousness Bars & Body Process Practitioner since 2012 and attended the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, CO in 2015. At HAI she learned the Body Insight Method which is a unique type of Neuromuscular Therapy that combines postural assessment (to identify muscular compensation patterns) with deep tissue work that includes special movements and breathing during the massage. Afterward, Roxanne will assign specific areas of the body to focus on between sessions to give each client optimal benefits, ensuring you get the results you desire! 
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Swedish, Energy Balancing, Deep Tissue, Postural Analysis, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Massage

Practitioner Level 2Sean Allen

Sean’s interest in massage began when he learned about meditation and the connection between life choices and how these choices are expressed  physically in the body.  His practice has developed to focus primarily on structural work.  Sean graduated from massage school in August, 2012.

Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Chronic Pain, Deep Tissue, Energy Healing, Injury Rehabilitation, Integrative, Kinesthetic, Manual Kinesthetic, Myofascial

 

Shanna StapletonPractitioner Level 2Shanna Stapleton

My philosophy is to authentically listen to the body, integrating a variety of modalities to treat each client specifically. I enhance each massage soulfully and rhythmically connecting body, mind, and spirit! I came to Colorado in 2000 drawn to the flatirons and the holistic and healthy lifestyle that Boulder exhumes. I graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2008. with an emphasis in Zen Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Integrative, Pre Natal/Post Partum, Comfort Touch for the Elderly, and Equine Massage.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Pre Natal / Post Partum, Swedish, Thai Yoga Massage

Siobhan AsgharzadehPractitioner Level 3Siobhan Asgharzadeh

In the over 10 years of practicing massage as a therapeutic art, I’ve learned that each massage must be unique to the individual I am working with, and also unique to the moment that individual is experiencing in their life. Deep presence and listening, as well as taking my time are my greatest strengths. If I had to describe the massage I give in four words it would be slow, concentrated structural alignment.
I attended the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 2006, a school that was focused on massage being one of many essential and integral parts of a persons overall wellness.
Modalities Offered: Abhyanga, Bistro Blend, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Energy Healing, Pre-natal, Polarity, Reflexology

Steph-HolmanPractitioner Level 2Steph Holman


Steph began her journey with bodywork in 2007, studying at MATC in Madison, WI and after graduating, deepened her practice by teaching therapeutic massage techniques within the program. Additionally, Steph enhanced her holistic healing practice with studies in Shamanic healing, traveling to Peru to immerse authentically in the modality. With this background, there is a deep understanding that our internal world seeks connection with the elemental properties of the external world, and through facilitated and intuitive touch, we can bridge this connection.
Steph specializes in integrated deep tissue massage and will provide a therapeutic session based on ones’ needs both physically and energetically. Her work is continuously evolving as it is naturally inspired from her day to day human connections, cultural experiences, yoga and movement practice and deep roots in the outdoors.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Swedish

Steve TaylorPractitioner Level 4Steve Taylor, CMT

Steve has been practicing bodywork for nearly 30 years and constantly updates and refines his technique with the latest research and findings. He is a lifelong learner and applies that which he has learned in all of his sessions. He’s studied energy healing, and applied kinesiology from such master teachers as Kam Yuen, John Thie, Richard Bartlet. Steve is known for his outstanding work and is sought out by other practitioners because he is outstanding at bringing about results, and clearing all that hinders an individual’s well-being.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Applied Kinesiology, Deep Tissue, Energy Healing, Lifeline Technique, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Tui Na

Tami RitterskampPractitioner Level 2Tami Ritterskamp

Hi my name is Tami. I moved to Colorado in 2012 in order to achieve my goal of becoming a massage therapist. I graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2013. I look to achieve a sense of peace and clarity in my own life and one of the reasons I love massage is because it gives me the opportunity to pass on this state of being and allows for growth in mind, body and soul. 
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Integrated Mat Bodywork, Medical, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofacial Release, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy

 

Taylor McDonald | Bodywork Bistro |2017Practitioner Level 1Taylor McDonald

Taylor studied at Texas State University as a music major and continued his academic career at the Recording Conservatory of Austin. Trained in Thai and Western massage, Taylor traveled Central America doing bodywork on the mat and performing music before settling in Boulder.  His focus is to restore, inspire, and promote balance and wellbeing in the body, mind, and soul.
Modalities Offered:Bistro Blend, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish, Thai Yoga Massage (integrative table or mat), Trigger Point Therapy.

Tyler GibsonPractitioner Level 2Tyler Gibson

I have been drawn to the bodywork field since I was young. This became clear to me during my first years of college at CU-Boulder in the Integrative Physiology (pre-med) program. During this time I was craving a more kinesthetic approach to learning about and dealing with the body. This lead me to attend the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and even motivated me to go back to CU, earning a BA in Psychology.
Modalities Offered: Bistro Blend, Chronic Pain, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Injury Rehabilitation, Intra-Oral, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Normalization of Soft Tissue, Orthopedic, Prenatal/Post-natal, SportsSwedish, Trigger Point

Zoe Violet Belka, DCPractitioner Level 4Zoe Violet Belka, DC

I am a highly skilled body therapist/health professional with 14 years of experience in a variety of soft tissue, mobilization and movement therapies. I have a fine-tuned sense of touch, along with an extensive awareness of anatomy, allowing me to deliver an awesome massage experience for you. I specialize in Myofascial techniques, energy work/transformation, breath work, and joint specific soft-tissue work. I can incorporate elements of Somato Respiratory Integration into many of the massage treatments. I can do anything from a relaxing swedish massage to a more intensive body opening session.
Modalities Offered: Abdominal Massage, Bistro Blend, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Injury Rehabilitation, Myofacial Release, Pre & Post Natal Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Swedish, Trigger Point

FroggerFrogger

Frogger has been a cherished part of the Bodywork Bistro Team since we opened the doors of our Spruce & 11th street location. While Frogger does not offer bodywork, he makes people smile and is quite the favorite of passing children (who love to pat his head.)

 

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