Meet The Award Winning Therapists At Our Boulder Location
Dirk McCuistion is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Neuromuscular Therapist. He graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in 1995 with over 1100 hours of training in manual therapy. He has taught classes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Anatomy and Physiology at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, as well as Anatomy cadaver labs at San Diego State University. Dirk is an insured professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
As Director of the MassageSpecialists Wellness Center, Dirk's goal for every client is to integrate the body for optimum function and maximum performance.
Through Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and deep tissue Swedish Massage, Dirk can relieve effects of stress, chronic pain, headaches, repetitive motion syndromes and tendonitis. As a former Silver medalist in the U.S. National Cycling Championships, he is particularly sensitive to the needs of athletes. In fact, Dirk assisted professional triathletes in the preparation for nine Ironman triathlon wins in the past 20 years.
Dirk is also our primary seminar presenter and ergonomics/ bio-mechanics consultant. He specializes in treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Stress Injuries. His track record is so solid, Dirk offers a money-back guarantee on his work.
Chad’s foundation for his intuitive, creative bodywork sessions comes from his study and practice of qi gong and meditation, his passion for creating music, and his studies in Chinese Medicine. Chad graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Holistic Health Practitioner/Massage Therapist degree. At Pacific College in San Diego, he specialized and was certified in Chinese tui na, a 2500 year old modality. Tui na is relaxing yet extremely energizing to the immune system, it is used in Chinese hospitals to treat everything from injuries to cancer.
At Pacific College, Chad also studied acupressure, developing knowledge of hundreds of acupuncture points, which he incorporates into his sessions. Chad combines the most effective and enjoyable elements of tui na, deep tissue, Zen shiatsu, foot reflexology, acupressure, Swedish massage, and energy work to tailor each session to meet every client’s needs. The integration of these modalities creates an exceptionally healing and nurturing bodywork session. If not playing music or doing bodywork, you will probably find Chad recharging in the great outdoors with his wife and son.
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Crista de la Garza
Crista de la Garza is a Board Certified massage therapist with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), the highest attainable level in the profession. She has been practicing with MassageSpecialists since 2010. Crista trained at the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, VA, and is an insured Professional Member of the ABMP. Crista has a Bachelor’s degree from UIW in San Antonio, TX, in Theatre Arts Performance and Ballet. She has studied meditation, Iyengar and Kundalini yoga, and practices and teaches therapeutic movement, specializing in modified movement. Crista has also served on the faculty of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy.
Crista’s massage style is productive and specific, an artistic flow of Swedish and Deep Tissue trigger point massage therapy, focusing on injury rehabilitation and prevention with compassion and mindfulness. She may use guided meditation and visualization to deepen client self-awareness. Her aim is to deliver exceptional work to help her clients meet their goals through discovery and growth, so they can be able to work hard and play harder. Crista works with her clients to find success in movement and self-care, and facilitates an enriching journey of becoming more conscious, functional, and healthy in body and mind.
Jillian was born and raised in southwest Louisiana, spent time in Austin, Texas where she received her BFA in Dance, then back to LA where she acquired her Massage license and has been practicing for the past 6 years. Jillian moved to Colorado to attend the Rolfing SI Institute and is now a Certified Rolfer.
Jillian aims to make her clients feel at ease. Her treatments are designed individually, are effective, efficient and you will leave feeling much better than when you walked in. Clients have commonly reported feeling taller, having less pain, more range of motion and better sense of body awareness after receiving a session from her. Jillian’s vision is to progressively share her ability as a healer and educator of the body. She is constant in this endeavor by using her experience with bodywork, verbalizing her knowledge of the body and physically facilitating ease of movement. She strongly believes that educational sessions are an important part of each clients’ integral healing. Make a positive decision for yourself by taking part in your road to recovery by booking an appointment with her today.
When the body gets working appropriately, the force of gravity can flow through. Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself.” IPR
Lauren’s interest and love of massage began in 1999 when she read about applying therapeutic massage techniques and began to practice on her friends and family. They enjoyed her natural massage ability so much that she was strongly encouraged to attend massage school and make it a career. Having come from a professional dance background and the performing arts, Lauren became in tune to body awareness and recognized massage therapy to be a necessity for injury prevention and recovery treatment, while also maintaining overall relaxation for the body, mind and spirit.
Lauren attended The Massage School of Santa Monica, California and graduated in 2000 as a Certified Massage Therapist. She relocated to Boulder for a change of scenery, and began working as a therapist in 2001. Her experience in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and Myofascial Release allow her to enjoy working with a wide spectrum of clients. Lauren’s intuitive and nurturing massage style is focused on allowing the individual's ability to completely let go by incorporating breath work and energy work during a Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage.
She feels that both providing and receiving consistent massage therapy creates the opportunity and fulfillment for a more balanced life. Through understanding the human anatomy and each individual's needs, Lauren is dedicated to helping clients reach their ultimate health goals with education, encouragement and compassion. She appreciates the importance in nurturing ourselves to sustain a balanced well-being and feels blessed to be a part of the process. Lauren also enjoys staying active and creative by dancing, singing, playing piano, yoga, swimming, baking, hiking and snowboarding.
Paul Parker, a Boulder Native, is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and has been in practice for over 15 years. He graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 1993 with over 1000 hours of training in massage and bodywork. He has assisted classes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Anatomy at BCMT. Paul is a member of the Association of Bodywork and Massage professionals.
Practicing in conjunction with a chiropractor for over 12 years, Paul has worked with a wide variety of clients, treating conditions ranging from from headaches and neck tension to low back, shoulder and hip pain. Utilizing a variety of modalities, including deep tissue massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, myofascial techniques and assisted stretching, Paul works to assist his clients in relieving stress related tension, reducing chronic pain and correcting musculoskeletal dysfunction.
s a former college basketball player and current competitive ultimate frisbee player, Paul understands the challenge of balancing part time athletics with a full time personal and professional life. He strongly believes that massage therapy can play a vital role in overcoming that challenge through its ability to reduce recovery time, prevent injuries and maximize performance.
Alex Ruiz is Colombian born Canadian citizen who traveled to Boulder solely for the purpose of practicing massage therapy; He stayed because of what he found.
Alex’s work ethic began at a young age in his fathers coffee business, working as warehouse personnel, a sailing instructor and 8 years in the corporate sector after earning his Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Marketing. This small sampling of work experiences has enabled Alex to intimately understand the demands put on the body by various work environments.
Throughout his life, Alex has competed at high levels as an athlete in both organized sport and for just for fun.
Alex understands the tolls life events can have on the body. He has personal experience being treated and treating many ailments, relieving pain symptoms at the source.
Throughout his massage career, Alex has learned that no two sessions are alike. Everyone has their own set of life experiences and a unique relationship to their body, which deeply affects their personal massage style preferences and needs. This understanding has enabled Alex to utilize his trainings and extensive life experience to tailor each massage session to the needs of his clients.
He loves blending styles and using his the tools he knows to better fit the needs of his clients. From treatment oriented bodywork including (but not limited to) trigger point therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques (METs), active isolated stretching (AIS) to more of the soothing, relaxing Swedish massage with fluid three dimensional contact and even accessing a more energy based multi layered Reiki and chakra balancing.
lex graduated from the 1,000 hour program at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2008 and additionally received his Associates in Occupational Studies (AOS) the following year, in 2009. Alex’s focus was in Orthopedic and Sports Massage. He also completed training in hot stone, pre-natal, chair massage reflexology, and in 1998 he attained his Mastership in the Usui method of Reiki energy healing. Alex is a professional member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Alex’s gifts range far and wide; his presence, smile and welcoming demeanor will always make you feel at ease.
In his spare time he loves to spend time in his garden, learning, camping, exercising by playing, yoga and contemplating the meaning of life’s little wonders.
"I believe in the innate wisdom of the body; given an adequate platform of support, motivation, and guidance, I believe the human body can heal, excel and thrive in today’s stressful society." -Alex Ruiz
Rachael graduated from the school of Shiatsu and Massage in 2005 and then graduated from the Healing Spirits Massage Training Program in 2007. She is a Reiki level 2 practitioner and holds a B.A. in Psychology with a focus on somatic Psychology and is working towards her MA in Transpersonal Psychology with a focus in Wilderness Therapy
Rachael has dedicated her life to studying different forms of healing modalities from energy healing, to bodywork, to psychotherapy. Although Rachael will always explore new healing avenues, her main passion is body-centered healing.
Rachael deeply believes in the healing potential of massage therapy. Her goal, as a massage therapist, is to fully listen to her clients’ needs through what they tell her as well as through what their bodies communicate in order to support the body’s natural healing process. With each massage she strives to provide a safe space for her clients to deeply relax, rejuvenate and receive. She specializes in a heartfelt, nurturing integrative massage and tailors each session to that client’s unique needs.
Rachael’s other passions are hiking in the mountains, being with animals, doing aikido, and making jewelry.
Deena is a successful professional massage therapist of 18 years. Even before then, her earliest memories were of “wanting to help people feel better.” Always moving towards that goal, it was her formal education and trust in the healing arts that blessed her own healing.
A year into her practice, Deena suffered a severe car accident, throwing her into deep physical and emotional agony. She survived by directing her own recovery - prescribing a treatment massage, Rolfing, and practioners’ healing intention. In this ongoing experience, Deena’s talent is in understanding the needs of a person in pain. Certified in deep tissue, trigger point, Polarity, pre/post pregnancy and infant massage, Deena offers her clients a safe haven to receive true therapeutic touch whether for recovery, chronic pain, or relaxation.
Deena knows bodywork restores impaired energy by nourishing the body and mind on a cellular, emotional and Spiritual level. When given the opportunity to free yourself from discomfort, a whole new perspective comes to life. Your session with Deena is dedicated to meeting your goals respectfully.
Nikki is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Reflexologist, her work incorporates deep Swedish techniques with effective neuromuscular and trigger point therapy to help clients attain balance and well-being. In addition, as a certified Reflexologist Nikki’s specialty is foot and lower leg work, taking time to understand the feet and help whole body ailments through reflex point work. Her touch is highly intuitive and each massage is tailored to meet her client’s needs. As a Hospice Care and Hospital volunteer Nikki is also trained in Comfort Touch and has the privilege of helping those in chronic pain manage their discomfort.
Nikki is a graduate of Boulder College of Massage Therapy and continues to assist and teach at the school. Helping others understand the human body and body patterns is her passion.
Colorado native, Zoe graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in 2001 focusing her education on orthopedic massage. Before coming to MassageSpecialists, Zoe obtained invaluable experience working with patients at a physical therapy office for two years while building a private practice.
Zoe specializes in deep tissue work combined with passive/active movement and special attention to how posture affects our overall health and well being. Modalities often incorporated are; myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and swedish massage in addition to breath work. Always with an open mind, Zoe welcomes a diverse clientele.
Greg Poole discovered bodywork while studying yoga, and saw manual massage therapy as a way to share the release and relief he felt from his yoga practice with other people in need. He is a 2011 graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca NY, and earned a Bachelor's degree studying music and anthropology at Hampshire College in Amherst MA. Greg moved to Boulder for the culture of fitness and body awareness, as well as a love for the Rocky Mountains.
A long-time devoted musician and enthusiastic amateur climber, as well as an ardent Iyengar yoga student and former distance runner, Greg is deeply invested in finding ways to optimize the functional movement of the human body. He is no stranger to performance injuries, and has much experience treating stuck or painful joints with deep myofascial work and trigger point therapy. Deeply aware of the mind-body connection, Greg encourages patients to work with patterns of held tension by guiding their awareness and helping them retrain their nervous system to relax.
Chris has been a massage therapist since 1996 when he graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. He is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Chris has taught Sports massage, Swedish massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Kinesiology at various massage schools. Most recently he was an instructor at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy.
As a comptitive runner and nordic skier, graphic artist and musician he has become aware of the demands of athletes from all walks of life. Chris’s humility and reverence for the body has a way of putting everyone he comes in contact with at ease.
Chris’s style provides deep relaxation as well as treatment-oriented work by incorporating Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Swedish Massage, and Deep Tissue work.
Over the past 12 years of experience Brenyn has discovered the power of complimentary medicines to heal. Dedicated to his studies of herbal and nutritional medicine, he also integrates exercise practices from around the world. Brenyn specializes in providing Oriental medical treatments combined with massage for maximum benefit; addressing many conditions, including women’s health, athletic performance, chronic stress and pain as well as welcoming individuals with all types of concerns.Brenyn has been a certified massage therapist since 2002. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Naropa University in 2006, focusing on the psychology of health and healing with his thesis in Living Creative Wellness. Brenyn then earned his Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado.
Highlights of his bodywork training include Neuromuscular therapy, Myofascial release, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Reflexology, Tai Qi, Qi Gong, pre and post-natal, pediatric and geriatric care. Brenyn feels honored to have served the Boulder community since 2003 as a wellness counselor and therapist and looks forward to creating a custom treatment, designed for your individual healthcare needs. He continually seeks opportunities to work with motivated individuals who are empowered to use their inherent potential to make a difference in their own fundamental health and in turn the quality of life in their community. Techniques provided:
Alexandra Ogsbury has worked as a massage therapist for more than 25 years. She was introduced to this while dancing for Elaine Summers in New York City. The dances were based on Kinetic Awareness, a body-work technique focused on understanding the body in stillness and motion. In her early career she learned to recover quickly from, and prevent dance injuries. She also became certified as a Kinetic Awareness Teacher.Alexandra specializes in Integrative Therapeutic Massage. This includes deeply focusing in on a problem area such as neck and shoulders while also addressing whole body stress relief. Her main interest is the well-being of her clients. She gives self-care suggestions related to her diverse background in health care
Her techniques include Deep Swedish, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Polarity, Pre-Natal, Manual Lymph Drainage and BioDynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy.
Alexandra has credentials from The Swedish Institute, The Polarity Wellness Center and The Kinetic Awareness Center, NYC. In Boulder she graduated from Front Range Community College as a Certified Medical Assistant and worked in Family Medicine for seven years.
She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage, a member of ABMP and is registered by the state of Colorado to practice massage. Alexandra received her foundation training as a BioDynamic Cranial Sacral Therapist at The Colorado School of Energy Studies in 2003. She does advanced trainings with Mike Boxhall formerly of The Karuna Institute, U.K.
On the side Alexandra is also involved in Chinese Martial Arts, road biking and gardening.
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Jonathan is grateful to be working at Massage Specialists as a way of sharing his gifts in service to each client's wellbeing. He sees his role as a facilitator of flow, ease, and comfort within the body and likes to work with each body's natural rhythm and capacity for health.
Calling upon his over 2000 hours of training, each session is a unique and highly effective blend of modalities tailored to your specific needs. For him, the end goal is always the the same: to support the flow of aliveness within the physical, mental, energetic and emotional bodies. To this end he works best with clients that have other somatic practices that cultivate things such as body awareness, softening/fluidity, and authenticity.
Specializing in Phenomenal Touch Massage and well as neuromuscular facilitation, his sessions are seamless, effective, and grounded in deep knowledge. He looks forward to helping you create health, clarity, and connection within your being.
When not doing or teaching bodywork, Jonathan is active as a musician and drummer who plays and performs locally.
Breanne began her massage therapy career in Colorado Springs, CO, where she graduated at the top of her class in 2001 from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. With over 1100 hours of massage training, including a certification from the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapy, she is also fluent in trigger point, Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, and myofascial release. Breanne has worked closely with chiropractors and has experience doing on-site corporate massage. She enjoyed a successful private practice before having children and relocating to Boulder. Clients appreciate her firm, strong touch, her intuition, and her specific knowledge of anatomy.
Breanne believes in the body's ability to heal itself and that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and wholeness to the body. She is also a strong supporter of self care. Breanne’s continuing education plans include the completion of the second level of craniosacral therapy training and certification in pregnancy and infant massage.
In addition to massage, Breanne enjoys hiking, reading, and mothering her daughters. Her areas of independent study and interest include herbs, midwifery, and nutrition.
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Hunter McAlpine is committed to helping her clients reconnect with their bodies by realigning the body in gravity so that they experience reduced pain and greater ease of movement.
If you are looking for a proven professional who can help you address:Strain Patterns of every day life (daily computer use, texter thumb, airplane commuter seat syndrome, etc.)Old Accidents or New InjuriesChronic Pain such as fibromyalgia Then you might want to work with Hunter.
With over 13 years of hands on experience working with clients with similar worries and concerns, Hunter brings a deep understand of how the body works to the table.
Her path to becoming a massage therapist and Structural Integration practitioner came out of her personal need to solve chronic pain patterns stemming from a variety of injuries. An avid equestrian in her youth, she had many a fall, add to this a few car accidents and a motorcycle accident, and as with most people the compensation due to the muscles tightened around the injured area created a reduction in range of motion. Similarly, with some of her own clients, she was so tight, she didn’t realize how much pain she was in.
This lead Hunter to graduating from Lauterstein-Conway Massage School (Austin, Texas) in 1999, and completing her first ten series of Rolfing at the same time. While working through her own pain she became certified and taught, Pilates (both mat and apparatus), Gyrotonics, Gyrokinesis, and Yamuna Zake Body Rolling. Finally, in 2003 she became a Certified Rolfer and in 2004 a Rolf Movement Practitioner, and currently practices Structural Integration.
Hunter left the Rolf Institute in 2007, after studying Biodynamic Craniosacral (2006) at the Colorado School of Energy Studies where she started to realize she had more control over the flare ups of chronic head, neck, and shoulder pain than she thought.
Now Hunter is largely pain free, and is passionate in helping her clients find their own freedom from pain as well.
Kevin graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in 1991 and has been practicing in Boulder ever since. . Kevin was also a instructor of Kinesiology as well as a clinic supervisor at BCMT.
Kevin’s athletic endeavors read like the almanac of endurance sports, cross country ski racing, cycling, swimming, running, triathlon. He has done them all. If he hasn’t participated in your sport he most likely has worked on it’s most common injuries.
Kevin's experience includes seven years as a staff therapist to the University of Colorado athletic teams and two years with the Denver Broncos. He has experience with injuries such as rotator cuff injuries, whiplash, tendonitis, post surgical rehabilitation.
Kevin is dedicated to personal wellness. His healthy living is reflected in his calm presence and strong hands. His massage style combines gentle specific stretches with direct focused strokes to release areas of tension and dysfunction. He uses techniques such as Myofascial Release, Sports Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy to restore optimum function and movement throughout the body.
Brian graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1998. He has practiced all over the US from St. John VI to Maine to Oregon and several other states in between.
Long, slow, deep strokes stopping to address trigger points is his favorite method. This allows the parasympathetic nervous system to calm down and relax the body and energy away from anxiety and toward a state of peace. He encourages slow steady breathing and a “team” effort between himself and his clients to get the results that each client has come to get addressed whether for that one session or as a larger plan of action. His philosophy around the body is much like that of his bikes or car, in that, if you find a good mechanic it’s good to stick with them for several reasons. A few of these reasons are that they know your body and you don’t need to explain the same story of your needs each time you come in (more table time). They know the pressure that you desire and the edge that you can take and still stay calm energetically. They understand the larger picture story of the unique person you are as they listen and learn you. Also, if you know your therapist better you will be more comfortable asking for what you want and letting them know what is not working or causing pain in the moment. Rapport leads to safety of the container and a safe container can lead to deeper healing. Having had several injuries himself, both physical and emotional, Brian brings a sense of compassion and a firm, masculine, nurturing quality to his work.
Brian has also been teaching yoga since the mid 90’s and has been involved in mens work for many years. This work has helped in his ability to listen and hold space for each of his clients.
Angela Delsanter began her interest in bodywork as an undergraduate studying dance at Ohio University. A large part of the curriculum included kinesiology and physiology. These courses provided a solid foundation for Angela to develop an interest in bodywork. After graduating in 1995 with a B.F.A., she moved to Colorado to pursue a career in modern dance and study massage therapy. She is a 1999 graduate of The Colorado School of the Healing Arts. She can also be seen performing with The Frequent Flyer Productions, a company she has been dancing with for nine years. Angela utilizes her experience with movement, combined with her massage background to create a unique bodywork experience.
Angela's own experience with pregnancy has lead her to develop a specialty in pre and post natal massage. She has also suffered from migraine headaches since childhood. She has great empathy for those who experience this same pain and can offer relief through trigger point work. As a recent cancer survivor, she is planning on learning more about oncology massage.
Last year, Angela and her family moved from Denver to the mountains. This has been an opportunity to create a greater peace of mind. She is happy to be a part of MassageSpecialists.com.
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Kristen combines the most enjoyable and effective elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Zen Shiatsu and Chinese Tui Na to tailor every treatment to each individual’s needs. With her intuitive use of gentle stretches, acupressure points and firm, therapeutic pressure, her massage is deeply restorative, nurturing and refreshing.
Kristen is also passionate about pre and post natal massage. She enjoys sharing this special and sacred time in a woman’s life while easing the pain and discomfort that can arise in a rapidly changing, pregnant body. As a mother herself, she understands what you are feeling, both physically and emotionally, and loves nothing more than sharing her joy, excitement and healing touch with expecting and post partum mothers.
Kristen received her training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and furthered her studies at Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Her areas of independent study and interest include yoga, nutrition, herbs and midwifery.
Ryan was educated at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1996, with a specific focus in the areas of deep tissue, Russian sports massage, and shiatsu, going on to become a primary or assistant instructor of each.
Ryan's passion for bodywork is a desire to holistically participate in the discovery of everything that makes up the human experience. The potential for genuine connection, listening, and an interest in another person's well-being is a foundation of his bodywork practice. This is also supported by his background in ashtanga yoga, martial arts, and nutrition/ living foods.
In Ryan's sessions the approach is always guided by the idea of balance. Since balance is never static, this means developing an understanding of the living, fluxuating relationships of the body, which bodywork can have a tremendous influence on. His desire is to discover the most appropriate influence possible, combining deep work with the muscle tissue while also responding to subtle energetic patterns. He feels that a patient, highly aware approach will allow the body to discover the balance and harmony that is always available.
Chrystos graduated from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy in 1982. He completed the Postural Integration training in deep tissue myofascial work in 1985. He has been doing bodywork for 27 years. For nine of those years, he worked with chiropractors on auto accident and personal injury cases.
Chrystos has been a dancer, choreographer, and yoga practitioner for 30 years. He brings a nurturing presence to his sessions, as well as a gentle sense of humor. He is adept at perceiving the body’s needs and meeting them with support, intuition, and appropriate technique. Chrystos does not impose a “one size fits all” philosophy and is dedicated to supporting his clients in meeting their goals, be they injury recovery, personal growth, athletic achievement, or successful transition through a difficult chapter in their lives (e.g., illness, trauma, job transition, divorce).
One of Chrystos's specialties is deep foot and hand reflexology. He is also skilled in the treatment of insomnia, foot problems, PMS, bone spurs, knee ligament injuries, menopause, TMJ dysfunction, and headaches.
Chrystos is a published author and has been writing children’s stories, poetry, and essays for over three decades. He believes that his wife and two sons are some of his best life teachers.
Katie graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in 2001. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Western Michigan University, 1992.
Katie has a sensitive and intuitive touch. During her six years working for Boulder County Child Protection Services she realized how emotional trauma and stress can create physical resistance in the body. Her techniques include a mix of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Integration.
Katie enjoys working with expectant and new mothers. She also specializes in whiplash injuries, frozen shoulder syndrome and sciatica, as well as, a variety of everyday aches and pains.
Katie’s philosophy is that touch and bodywork are essential to health and well-being.
Leslie Bruder is the founder of Phenomenal Touch Massage and Three-dimensional Hot Stone Massage, two unique forms of bodywork that embrace both sides of the body at once and move the body as if it were in water. She owns and runs the Institute for Phenomenal Touch in Eldorado Springs, Colorado, where she trains bodyworkers of all levels in both of these masterful forms of massage. She is the author of a textbook entitled Hot Stone Massage: A Three Dimensional Approach, as well as several articles published in Massage Magazine.
Leslie is passionate about artful touch and she massages with the same love, gusto and dedication with which she teaches. She began her massage career at the age of 5, massaging her family members with natural born skills that had no choice but to express themselves. In 1985 she graduated from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy. Continuing on with her education, in 1991 she earned a Masters Degree in Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, and in 1993 she became an Integrated Body Psychotherapist.
In her bodywork sessions, Leslie incorporates her 30 years of training, along with her deep intuition to create a symphony of touch unlike any other. She meets her clients exactly where they are, open to working with whatever the body, heart and soul presents. Clients leave feeling deeply met, opened, transformed and touched in a way that have rarely if ever felt before. Her hands listen with a deep knowing and follow the call of what is being asked for in each moment. A massage from Leslie is a rare experience not to be missed.
Renée combines her keen interest in people with a deep listening practice as key components of her body therapy. She has extensive training in somato-emotional release with the Upledger Institute and graduated at the top of her class from Myotherapy College of Utah in 2000. Renée is highly creative and builds her treatments individually to meet your needs. She combines swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, and cranial sacral work as her main ingredients.
Renée is a native of Boulder, Colorado but has just recently returned after having spent the past decades living in the Park City, Utah area. While there she opened the Spa at Sundance for Robert Redford and worked with the U.S. Men’s Alpine Ski Team at Nationals. During the 2002 Winter Olympics she was a therapist for the U.S Men’s and Women’s Nordic Teams, as well as the Paralympic Nordic Team.
When not working she may be found outside trail running, cycling, skate skiing, enjoying her rescued dogs and cat, working at her favorite CSA as a barter member, or fighting fires with Left Hand Fire District.
“Play hard, relax relentlessly” are her words to live by.
Dr. Thomas Turner D.C. received his Bachelors degree from University of Illinois in 1985. His Chiropractic degree is from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois in 1989. He has completed advanced certificates as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and in Chiropractic Diagnosis and Family Practice (DABCI). After completing his studies he practiced in Toledo, Ohio for five years. In 1995 Dr Turner moved to Boulder and has been practicing here ever since.Dr. Turner's primary focus is on prevention. He believes that restoring the body's proper alignment and joint mobility improves neurological function. Restoring balance and range of motion to the spine and extremities improves overall health. Chiropractic care can relieve acute and chronic pain, but more importantly, it bolsters the body's immune system, improving patients' health, quality of life and immune system function
Dr Turner’s specialties and techniques include:
General family practice care
Treatment of auto and sports injuries
Full Spine Manipulation
Hot/cold compress application
Activator & extremity adjustments
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