Meet Our Experienced Therapists
 Step 1: Choose your location:  Colorado Athletic Club - Flatirons     
 
 Step 2: Schedule by therapist: Click on the name to see the therapist's bio. Click on the Schedule button to make an appointment with that therapist.
 
   Acupuncture/ Chinese Medicine Sports Recovery Massage Deep Tissue Relaxation Massage Pre-Natal Massage A.R.T./ Neuromuscular Re-education Table Thai Stretching with Massage 
Anja Brannstrom    
David Fitch, Acup.     
Jenn Posterick   
Kathleen Ebert    
Maggie Weaver   
Mariah Underhill   
Michael Scholl     
Ray Hughes    
Ryan Morris    
Steph Kelsey, Acup., RN     
Trevor Harris    
Victoria Robertson   
 

 Anja Brannstrom
 
Anja Brannstrom, AOS, CMT, LMT
Born in the South of Sweden and raised in the US, Anja speaks three languages fluently: Swedish, English and Spanish. She moved to Boulder in 2009 (from New York City), inspired by its mountains, fresh air, big sky, healthy living and progressive sensibility. Prior to Massage Therapy, she worked in finance, marketing, Internet development and office management. She pursued a degree in Massage Therapy to reconnect with people and help them achieve better health through healing touch. Anja loves skiing, hiking, yoga, meals with friends, arts and culture. She is an education junkie and enjoys attending new workshops and expanding her expertise.

Specialties:
Anja’s deep tissue work particularly helps her athletic clients train hard and be ready for major events, but can benefit weekend warriors and non-athletes alike. Her specialties include:
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Myofascial Release
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Advanced Sports Massage
• Medical Massage of the Head/Neck and Hip/Pelvic Complex
• Shiatsu

Education and Training:
• AOS in Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute College of Massage in New York City, 2008
• Advanced certifications in Medical Massage of the Cervical Region and Hip/Pelvic Complex
• Advanced Sports Massage Certification
• Finish Line Athlete Support with on-site Medical Team for NYC Marathon, NYC Triathlon, Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

Philosophy
I like to think of myself as a catalyst of change with my clients. Most of the work I do is very patient, very deep tissue work. What I try to do is tune in to the person I am working with, see what their body responds to, carefully test the boundaries without pushing beyond them, and most importantly, be sensitive to their needs. Although some clients are surprised by the depth of pressure we achieve, it is important to me that change is achieved in partnership, in a way that the body welcomes, instead of fights.

Testimonials:
"I came in with my lower back in spasm. I was scheduled to compete in the Boulder Sprint Triathlon the following day and had no hope of an instant recovery. I asked Anja for a miracle and she didn't flinch. Her massage stopped the spasming and I actually was able to compete and better my prior time by a full 9 minutes. And I'm still walking upright! I get these back attacks about once a year and never in a million years thought I'd be able to get to the race. I can't tell you how much I appreciated her massage." - B.K.
"A massage with Anja isn't a simple luxury, it's healthcare" - A.J.
 
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 David Fitch, Acup.
 
David Fitch, CMT, L.Ac

David and his wife moved to Boulder from Santa Barbara in 2010 because they wanted to live in a small-town, progressive community. Before becoming an Oriental Medicine practitioner, he spent 10 years passionately studying and practicing alternative medicine and healing. David chose Oriental Medicine, because it combines clinical and esoteric disciplines and has been tested and proven for over 5000 years. Along with practicing at FAC, David works with patients at his private clinic. For fun, he enjoys movies, dining out, long drives into the Rocky Mountains and long weekends on the beach in Santa Monica.

Specialties:
As an Oriental Medicine practitioner, David was trained to diagnose and treat any imbalance or disorder in the body. He teaches his patients how to optimize their health and athletic performance and prevent injury and disease. David treats athletes of all types and practices sports medicine for injuries. David’s work covers:
• Acupuncture
• Chinese Herbs and Massage
• Reiki & Energy Healing
• Sports and Other Injuries
• Wellness Treatments
• Pain Management
• Joint Mobility
• Digestive Disorders
• Emotional Well-Being
• Immune System Support
• Men’s Reproductive Health

Education and Training:
• Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York
• Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Barbara, California
• Certified Massage Therapist, Colorado
• Certified Reiki Master since 1992 (Energy Medicine)
• Certified PFTS facilitator since 2003 (Art Therapy)
• Meditation Instructor since 1982

Philosophy:
I believe that the healing process is a co-creation that begins within each and every one of us. It is my intention to help those who work with me achieve a state of balance or homeostasis, to assist them in finding the creative healing force or power that lies within. It is this force that in Oriental Healing Arts we refer to as “Qi or Chi”. The deeper we form a relationship to this Qi, the greater the potential for anything being possible. With proper diagnosis, treatment and a cooperative relationship between the practitioner and the patient, it is possible to have optimal health.

Testimonials:
 
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 Jenn Posterick
 
Jenn Posterick is a Thai yoga bodywork therapist, massage therapist, and yoga instructor. She first explored Thai yoga bodywork as part of her yoga journey. It was instantly a passion, and since becoming a certified bodyworker in 2006 she has continued to study and add to her skill set. Her practice is built on a passion for Thai yoga bodywork, flavoring her sessions with other modalities such as Reiki, healing touch, Ayurveda, and of course applying traditional Western massage techniques as the framework. Her commitment to Thai has led her to become an instructor, offering both course work and workshops that weave together bodywork and yoga. Her deep training in Traditional Thai Medicine weaves together Thai yoga bodywork, Thai herbal compress, rasueri dat ton (a very gentle style of yoga), as well as use of traditional Thai therapeutic tools (tuk sen).

Specialties

At FAC, Jenn offers Table Thai stretching with massage, deep tissue relaxation massage, sports recovery massage, and one-on-one yoga instruction. Sessions with Jenn are built around the idea of creating positive results to benefit her clients, who might also be offered stretching yoga homework for self care.

Education and Training

Jenn has studied with some of Traditional Thai Medicine's leading instructors. Her first certification came from her mentor Tanya Sowards at Thai Yoga Bodywork and Devanadi Yoga in Minneapolis, MN, where she also earned her yoga instructor certification in the ParaYoga tantra style. Since then she has studied with such teachers as Bob Haddad, Noam Tyroler, and Hillary Olsen Hilliard, and also completed Denver Integrative Massage School's massage therapist training certification program. Her study in Thailand provided her the opportunity to deepen her understanding of herbal medicine with Homprang Chaleekanha and explore the history and traditions of Thai yoga bodywork with the storied Master Pichest Boonethame. Jenn also has an A.B. from Ripon College in English, anthropology, and music performance and theory.


Philosophy
Jenn attributes her own bodywork philosophy to lessons learned in Thailand: heal the self, trust the self, and we can offer our truest intentions to others for their healing and wellbeing.

Testimonials
I feel calmer after my sessions. Relaxed, but not tired. Like I can focus on what's next."
"Somehow I manage to leave my stretching/massage sessions without the crazy knots in my shoulders. They tend to disappear somewhere along the way."
"My Thai yoga bodywork sessions leave me feeling balanced. I look forward to them!"
 
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 Kathleen Ebert
 
Kathleen Ebert, RMT

Kathleen will return to work in August, 2014. We recommend Jen P., Ryan, or Trevor for similar styles massages.

Kathleen Ebert has always believed “Life is too short to be small”. As a result, she has dedicated her life to playing big and living fully. Kathleen grew up in Germany and is a world traveler. She moved to Boulder the moment she fell in love with it’s beautiful mountains, people and outdoor activities.

Having been a competitive endurance athlete and triathlete most of her adult life, Kathleen knows, first-hand, the performance-enhancing and healing benefits of massage therapy. It was after she realized she could truly serve other athletes through body work that she decided to dedicate her life to the profession. She immediately enrolled in the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2007 and the rest is history. By choosing to combine her love of sports and massage, Kathleen has become one of the most sought-after, highly-specialized massage therapists in Boulder.

Kathleen spent the past four years serving Vail skiers in the winters and Martha's Vineyard vacationers in summers as a full time massage therapist. She rejoins our team as a well-respected and professional sports and deep tissue therapist. We are happy to have Kathleen's passion and smile back at our club as she loves life and has so much to give!


Specialties:

Kathleen is geared towards any passionate individual to enhance overall health, and maximize athletic performance and recovery. She has worked successfully with sports injuries, chronic neck and back pain, shoulder girdle dysfunction, TMJ, Scoliosis, and plantar fasciitis.
If you understand the force of intelligence in the body, its mechanical operation and structure, you can work on any part of the body you can reach with your hands.

Kathleen’s specialties include:
• Sports Massage
• Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Myofascial Release
• Deep Tissue Relaxation
• Pre-Natal Massage

Education and Training:
• Iserlohn, Germany University for, BA Graphic Design, 1993
• Bachelor in Graphic Design, University in Iserlohn, Germany (1993)
• Degree in Multimedia, Web Developing, and Computer Science, RRCC , CO (2003)
• Boulder College of Massage Therapy, (2007-2009)
• Facilitated Wellness Boulder, Internship in Massage Therapy (2009)
• Mountain View Chiropractic Center Boulder, Internship in Massage Therapy (2009)
• JointWorks, Physical Therapy & Massage, Edwards, CO (seasonal, 2009-2011)
• Island Touch, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (seasonal, 2009-2013)
• Certification in Thai-Shiatsu Massage, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (2010)
• Training with Adam Wolf, Boston, MA (2011)
> Movement Dysfunction: An integrated Approach
> Low Back Considerations: Functional Solutions
> Integrated Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity
> Regress before Progress: Strategies for Post-Rehabilitation
> Shoulder Issues: functional tri-plane actions of the shoulder complex
• Facilitated Wellness Boulder, Therapist 2011-present

Philosophy:
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
 
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 Maggie Weaver
 
Maggie Weaver, RMT

Maggie is passionate about mountain biking and loves riding hard with a group
of friends. She also enjoys, scuba diving, snow boarding, gardening and learning everything she can about living an eco friendly lifestyle. Before Maggie became a massage therapist, she worked with developmentally disabled adults. After taking a weekend course in massage, she knew she wanted to share its healthy, life-changing benefits with others. A native of Minneapolis, Maggie decided to move to Colorado while doing a community service project in the San Luis Valley as a high school student. She loves Boulder for its natural beauty, progressive attitude, access to the mountains and proximity to a big city.

Specialties:
Maggie uses movement and firm pressure to release tight muscles and bring on a state of deep relaxation. She understands the physical and emotional struggle that come with chronic pain and is particularly effective with clients who have injuries. Maggie has helped clients recover from whiplash, low back injuries, general low back pain, and shoulder injuries. Maggie’s specialties include:
• Sports and Traumatic Injury Rehabilitation
• Orthopedic/Sports Massage
• Pre/Post Natal Massage
• Craniosacral Therapy
• Sciatic Nerve Massage
• Low Back Pain and Pelvic Balancing
• Myofascial Release

Education and Training:
• BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, 1993
• Boulder College of Massage Therapy, 1997
• Advanced training in Orthopedic/Sports Massage
• Advanced training in pre/ post natal massage
• Level One and Two of Upledger Craniosacral Therapy
• Techniques in Sciatic Nerve Massage
• Advanced Training in Low Back Pain
• Advanced Training in Myofascial Techniques

Philosophy:
I believe that massage is an essential tool for wellbeing. In our high stress society, regular massage is a necessary part of taking care of oneself. Massage Therapy connects the mind and body, and the mind body connection can help a person deal with difficult times in their life. My personal experience has shown me how important Massage Therapy is for injury recovery because it can maximize the healing processes. Massage Therapy gives me the opportunity to work with people and help others. I truly love what I do.

Testimonials:
“I started regular massage with Maggie 3 years ago. I had been recovering/struggling for years from foot surgery I had in 2000. My legs, hips and back would be in such pain after a day at work, that it was all I could do to come home and sit on the couch. It was only having massages with Maggie that my discomfort not only went away, but my mobility and energy increased to levels I thought absolutely impossible to ever regain. I've started snowshoeing, renewed my ski pass and added Pilates to my exercise program, thanks to my rediscovered body.” Client first name or Initials?


For a somewhat similar focus, if Maggie is not available, we suggest that you book with Kat Hearty.
 
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 Mariah Underhill
 
Mariah Underhill

Mariah grew up in Connecticut, attended the University of Virginia, was a ski instructor at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and tried her hand at International Development in Nicaragua before moving to Boulder in 2010. Mariah loves to ski, mountain bike, and rock climb. Sports have been a part of Mariah’s entire life and her curiosity about her own body’s aches and pains led her to pursue a career in massage at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy.

Specialties:
-Myofascial Release
-Sports/Orthopedic Massage
-Deep Tissue Massage
-Trigger Point Therapy
-Muscle Energy Techniques (METs)
-Rocktape

Education and Training:
-Associates of Occupational Studies in Sports and Orthopedic Massage (2013)
-Certified Advanced Rocktape Doc (2013)
-Boulder College of Massage Therapy, 2012
-PSIA Level I Certification, 2007-2010
-University of Virginia, BA 2007

Philosophy:
The body’s capacity to heal itself is astounding. I believe that massage therapy is an essential part of keeping our bodies healthy and whole. I love to work with clients who are recovering from an injury, dealing with a chronic condition, looking to maintain their athletic performance, or just need unwind from the stress of their daily lives. My own experience with massage therapy is one that has helped me through my own chronic conditions and allowed me to continue my athletic pursuits. I love to learn about the body through continuing education classes and clients. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Testimonials:

“Mariah has the perfect balance of manual therapeutic depth while still allowing space for the client to relax and connect. One of the best massages I’ve received all year.” –N.B.
 
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 Michael Scholl
 
Michael Scholl, RMT, A.R.T cert.

Michael is the owner and Program Director of Facilitated Wellness. He welcomes your comments and questions. You can contact him at: Michael@facilitatedwellness.com.

Before Michael opened Facilitated Wellness, he was a Personal Trainer at the Glenwood Springs Athletic Club, Sports Massage Instructor at the Boulder College of Massage and Director of Personal Training at the Flatiron Athletic Club. He opened Facilitated Wellness to be able to significantly contribute to his clients’ long-term health and wellbeing through the healing power of massage. A native of the rural farm community of Polo, Illinois, Michael enjoys ultimate frisbee, telemark skiing and mountain biking. When he is not at the club, he spends quality time with his wife and young son. Michael enjoys attending personal and professional growth workshops and encourages all of the therapists at Facilitated Wellness to continually learn and grow in their profession.

Specialties:
Michael’s experience as both a personal trainer and neuro-muscular therapist enable him to help his clients with proper postural alignment, muscle balancing, recover more quickly from injuries and improve their athletic performance. He teaches clients how to stretch and strengthen weak muscles to help prevent injuries. His massages often include assisted stretching to loosen up tight muscles. Michael’s specialties include:
• Active Release Technique
Cold Laser Therapy
Rock Taping
• Myofascial Release
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Craniosacral Therapy
• Post-Rehab Massage and Stretching Techniques
• Deep Relaxation Massage
• Personal Training

Education and Training:
• Illinois State University, BA Marketing, 1993
• Boulder College of Massage Therapy, 1995-1996
• American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Personal Trainer, 1995
- Sport Massage instructor (BCMT) 1999-2001
• Upledger Institute, Craniosacral Therapy– Level 1. Level 2, & Somantic Emotional Release Certificates, 2003-2009
• Biosomatics Movement Patterning Cert. Level 1, 2, & 3 2004-2008
- Bob King Myofascial Therapy, 2001 & 2009
• Cold Laser Therapy training, Apollo Lasers, Dr. Turchin, 2009
-Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Lower Extremities Cert., 2012, Spine cert., 2013

Philosophy:
I am continually amazed by the resiliency of our bodies. They roll us through those stressful times of overwhelm, lack of sleep, overtraining and computer posture. The signs of distress are there. I, personally, receive regular monthly massage and bi-monthly acupuncture. Proper supplements, in conjunction with functional exercise and somatics (postural muscle strengthening), make a huge difference in how I function. Massage plays an extraordinarily important role in our long-term health and wellbeing. Facilitated Wellness, as a business, came from this strongly held belief.

Testimonials:
 
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 Ray Hughes
 
Ray is a runner, climber and ski mountaineer. He moved to Winter Park, Colorado in 2005 from Eugene, Oregon where he trained and competed professionally in Track and Field. Ray was a 4-Time All American while earning a Bachelor of Science at the University of Missouri. In 2002, he was the 250th American to run under 4 Minutes in the mile.
“I had two great therapists while competing without whom I would not have been able to train and compete at my best. I learned from them that it’s not just who trains the hardest, but who recovers the hardest as well.”

He attended massage school in Albuquerque, New Mexico and began a decade-long pursuit to become an Internationally Certified Mountain Guide. Ray is currently working on the Rock Guide Certification with the American Mountain Guides Association.

Specialty:
Sports Injury Prevention and Rehab; focused experience with runners, cyclists, climbers back, hips and shoulders.
Neuromuscular Therapy
Assisted Stretching
Prenatal

Education and Training:
University to Missouri - Columbia
University to Oregon - Eugene
Crystal Mountain School of Massage Therapy – Albuquerque, NM

Philosophy:
The human body was designed to move and express itself in amazing ways, from age-groupers to world-class athletes to moms pushing a Burley who now pass me on the bike paths of Boulder. In all of us lives an athlete. Develop a team to become your best.
 
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 Ryan Morris
 
Ryan Morris

Ryan grew up in Nashville, TN playing soccer and lacrosse. While attending Texas A&M University, he fell in love with rock climbing and pursued a career as an outdoor guide and professional route setter before moving to Boulder. Discovering massage therapy’s ability to help manage his anxiety, Ryan decided to change paths and attend the Boulder College of Massage Therapy.

Specialties:
-Myofascial Release
-Sports/Orthopedic Massage
-Deep Tissue Massage
-Trigger Point Therapy
-Muscle Energy Techniques (METs)
-Zen Shiatsu
-Assisted Stretching
-Relaxation

Education and Training:
-Associated of Occupational Studies in Massage Therapy - Boulder College of Massage Therapy
-Advanced Certificate in Sports and Orthopedic Massage
-Advanced Certificate in Zen Shiatsu
-Certification in Massage Therapy - Boulder College of Massage Therapy
-Texas A&M University, BBA in Finance 2008

Philosophy:
Awareness and mindfulness of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies starts the healing process. Without the client’s participation in their healing and growth, my techniques and treatments are not as effective. As such, I am passionate about helping the client find themselves and their ability to heal from within, making the work I do as effective as possible. Recognizing the importance of one’s connection to the greater whole while working toward balance and harmony with it rounds out the healing process.

Testimonials:
“I have never received a massage as wonderfully executed as the one I had by Ryan. He is extremely professional and puts you at ease. His knowledge of massage is unmatched! I wouldn't go anywhere else!” ~L.D.
 
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 Steph Kelsey, Acup., RN
 
Stephanie Kelsey, RN, L. Ac.

Please call Stephanie at 303-731-6142 for a free 10 min. phone consultation.

Stephanie has been happily practicing acupuncture in Boulder since 1998. Her practice has been centered primarily on seeing private clients but has also included providing treatments for patients at Helios Health Center, Longmont United Hospital's Health Center for Integrative Therapies and Frasier Meadows Manor's Wellness Center. In 2008, Stephanie also completed a degree in nursing and has been working at the Children's Hospital Colorado since February 2009.
Motivated by both a love of languages (acupuncture studies and Western medicine each have their own) and a desire to face one's fear (past mistrust of Western medicine), she began to bridge the gap between these two world views of treating the body by continuing her own education in nursing and Chinese medicine and bringing this combined wisdom to her practice.

Specialties:
Sports injuries, stress reduction, immune boosting, pregnancy challenges and fertility enhancement.
Acupuncture is also very beneficial for back, neck and shoulder pain, digestive and sleep disorders, asthma and sinusitis. Children benefit tremendously too and don't usually require needles during treatments. Please call me, free 10 min. consultation 303-731-6142, for questions for kid's allergies, bed wetting, night terrors or immunity boosting.
REIKI, REFLEXOLOGY, ACUTONICS, TUI NA (CHINESE MASSAGE) AND SHO NI SHIN JAPANESE NEEDLING

These modalities are incorporated into her practice and utilized with almost every session, depending on
the person and the condition.

Education:
Northern Arizona University - BA 1990 in International Affairs and SpanishColorado School of TCM - 1997 Dipl. of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - BS, Nursing, 2008
Required annual continuing education units (CEUs): 15 for acupuncture, 6 for nursing.

Philosophy:
Gratitude toward the body for doing so many things right so much of the time. Gratitude for and awareness of the messenger (pain or discomfort) so that we can make changes and find ways to re-establish balance.
Gratitude that we choose beautiful surroundings, and surround ourselves with people who can help us move closer to our goals, dreams and wellness of being.
Gratitude to be here with this team of wellness-minded friends and bodyworkers.
As the WonderPets sing: "what's gonna work? TEAM WORK!"
 
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 Trevor Harris
 
Trevor is back with us. We are excited to have him back. We will have his bio. Up soon.
Know he brings a strong pressure with full body relaxation.
Highly recommended with repeat clients wanting to decompress and decrease pain.
 
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 Victoria Robertson
 
Victoria Robertson, LMT, RMT

Victoria has been a dancer for most of her life, both professionally and for the sheer joy of it. Earlier in her career, she lived in the Hawaiian Islands, where she worked with a professional performance company as a massage therapist, taught dance and led warm-ups. Since then, Victoria has taught at The Boulder College Of Massage Therapy as well as continuing education courses for professional massage therapists. Originally from Kalamazoo Michigan, she moved to Boulder after falling in love with Colorado during a two-week vacation in the mountains.

Specialties:
Victoria’s career and training have enabled her to practice in a number of venues, including hospitals, rehab clinics and educational settings. She has worked with professional dance companies, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists, and Physicians. Her goal is to meet every client where they are and, through deep relaxation, invite the body to heal and come to a homeostatic place. Victoria’s specialties include:
• Craniosacral Therapy
• Energy Therapies
• Pre-Natal Massage
• Integrative Massage
• Deep Relaxation with focus on Movement Awareness

Education and Training:
• Graduate of The Boulder College of Massage Therapy
• Faculty Member and Team Leader for The Boulder College of Massage Therapy
• Maui Academy of Healing Arts Instructor, Maui, Hawaii
• Ulalena Dance the Performing Arts Company, LMT, Maui, Hawaii
• Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy Associate Faculty, Broomfield Co
• Visiting Faculty for the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy

Philosophy:
We are only guides and messengers, ones who open the doors or windows for healing to occur. The client does the work. My philosophy is: Be impeccable with your word, touch, and boundaries. Show up completely and make no assumptions. Always do your very best. Remembering, that the healing process is a group journey, it takes many to provide the needed support. We are all part of the much larger system. Peace out with blessings.

Testimonials:
“When I come to see Victoria, I know it is going to be a good day. Because, although she always asks, professionally and politely, "How are you doing? What are you needing today?" she already knows what's going on with me the minute I walk into the room. In addition to being a superb massage therapist who knows many sub-specialties, Victoria is a great medical intuitive. Consequently, when I'm in a session with her, and she's running on her remarkable "auto-pilot," good things happen. And I always emerge feeling solid, yet flexible; grounded, yet ready to fly.” - Dave Moran, PHD

“Victoria helps me keep all my parts singing. The aches and stress held in my body, as well as my innermost being, feel soothed and restored by her strong hands and impeccable technique. Victoria is a gifted listener and has a sixth sense about supporting me with whatever lies ahead. She empowers me to show up for the whole dance!” - Bonnie Schwab
 
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