About My Work

A little about my philosophy …

BodyworkI am a holistic practitioner. I treat everyone as whole—not broken in any way, shape, or form. I do not view myself as a healer. Rather, I view myself as a facilitator of your body’s natural ability to heal itself. My job is to foster and support the healing, integration, and balancing of every aspect of your being—body, mind, and spirit.

A little about my bodywork …

Three words best describe my bodywork: unique, precise, and potent.

Each session I do is unique because I customize my work to meet your needs. I weave together an eclectic blend of styles and techniques to achieve the specific goals you identify for each one of your sessions.

Each session I do is precise because I zero in on the exact muscles and other soft tissue structures that are creating your pain or discomfort. I combine my understanding of anatomy and movement with the techniques I have learned to maximize the relief you experience from each one of your sessions.

Each session I do is potent because I tune in to your body by talking, observing, palpating, and sensing. And we work together to unravel the patterns that keep you tense, tight, and in pain.

A little about my style and technique …

I have more than 2,000 hours of training in bodywork—four times the number of hours required for licensure by the State of Colorado. Over the past 11 years, I have worked with hundreds of clients. The eclectic blend of styles and techniques that I weave together has evolved from both my training and my hands-on experience. I am trained and certified in the forms of bodywork described below.

Deep Tissue Massage
Treatment-oriented form of therapeutic massage that helps to heal your musculoskeletal maladies. Incorporates techniques such as myofascial release, pin-and-stretch, trigger-point therapy, and muscle energy techniques (METs). This form of bodywork is also known as Normalization of Soft Tissue (NST).

Swedish Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic form of massage that works your muscles to reduce tension, increase circulation, and induce relaxation. Incorporates various types of strokes—including petrissage, effleurage, and tapotement—applied at your desired level of pressure.

Integrative Massage
Therapeutic form of massage that addresses all aspects of your being—body, mind, and spirit. Incorporates the use of visualization, breath work, and broad, fluid, and spiral strokes.

Craniosacral Therapy
A gentle but powerful type of manual therapy that enhances the delicate movements of the craniosacral rhythm in your body, especially your head, neck, spine, and low back. Supports every system of your body by calming your central nervous system, releasing tension patterns (including those resulting from physical, mental, and emotional trauma), and activating your body’s natural ability to restore and heal.

Hot Stone Massage
Ancient form of massage that involves laying stones on your body to induce deep relaxation and using stones as massage tools to melt away your tension.

Couples Massage
Bodywork sessions for couples. Two people (husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, same-sex partners, moms and daughters, best friends) receive back-to-back sessions in the comfort of their home. You choose the type of bodywork. You create the setting.

Health is not merely the absence of disease. It is the balance of body, mind, and spirit.— B.J. Palmer