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Meet The Team

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Megan Kingsbury

Owner, MT

I grew up in a very progressive family surrounded by strong women interested in health, helping others and with a fascination for the earth. Most of our summer holidays were spent in the forest and that's where I feel most comfortable, with my feet on the ground. 

 

Growing up, my discovery of natural health led me to create teas, soaps and other herbal crafts for myself, friends and family. I began fasting at about 19 and have been following a similar protocol twice a year ever since. I enjoy listening to my body, giving it the space, nutrition or exercise it needs in order to keep me healthy. 

 

Stepping into a world of holistic health can be quite daunting as there is plenty of information and many methods, it can seem overwhelming choosing a path, and so as a business owner, I wanted to break it down, being as accessible as possible for my community and clients. 

 

I believe that there is no pain we should have to accept as a lifelong partner and no injury that should last forever. When building our new spa, my husband and I wanted to incorporate a range of therapies so that our reach could extend to meet our clients whoever they may be in their healing process. 

 

As a bodyworker, we touch the mind, body and spirit. As business owners, we wanted our therapies backed by science, proving that a 60 minute float can be just as effective (or more so) in treating issues we all struggle with daily such as anxiety, unease and depression, as a trip to a counselor. We’ve also been successful in helping our staff and clients maintain health during this trying year (2020) with regular Ozone and Infrared treatments. 

 

As we’ve grown, it’s been incredible  to be part of, and watch the journeys of self discovery and wellness that many of our clients trust us with and the level of gratitude I feel in being an instrument of progress is profound. 

 

It’s not often that we find our true calling and have the courage to jump in headfirst, embracing whatever gifts we were blessed with. I consider myself very lucky to have found a partner who fully supports me and has helped me actualize my dreams and a fantastic team of healers to work alongside me. 

 

If you ever find yourself in my hometown of Grand Junction Colorado, I invite you to stop by for a personalized tour or to just chat about the awesome potential of natural health.

 

With Love and Gratitude, 

Megan Kingsbury, Owner and LMT at Body Therapeutics

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Brett Kingsbury

Owner, MT

Brett grew up in various parts of the country, from Dallas, to Chicago. He attended college in Austin, where he was a fine arts major and from there, grew his skills in Redondo Beach, CA where he successfully ran his own raw juice business while studying the benefits of fasting and clean dieting.

Brett has been practicing massage for five years and brings a style that pulls from Tui Na, Shiatsu and deep tissue.

 

He incorporates Gua Sha (IASTM) into many of his sessions, bringing lasting relief from major and chronic injury. His skills as a fine arts major have been profound in adding to the design and function of our spa. 

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Colleen Gallagher, MT

Hi I am Colleen Gallagher!  

I have been a massage therapist since  October 11, 2011. I moved to Grand Junction to be closer to family and have practiced massage in Golden CO, Sedona AZ and Tucson AZ. I graduated from ASIS Massage School in Clarkdale, Az. I have worked in day spas, a chiropractic office and a hotel resort spa.​ I love doing massage and bringing peace to the mind and body. I specialize in Swedish massage, Aromatherapy, Prenatal, Massage Cupping, Lymphatic, Myofascial. I am licensed in Arizona and Colorado, and I am board certified.  ​I specialize in Swedish, light touch, working with the nervous system, cupping massage and prenatal. 

​My Approach:​

 

The more massages I do,​ and ​the more I learn about the body, I see​ a great​ the need for lymphatic massage and education on the lymphatic system.  

I believe that the lymphatic system is the key to maintaining a healthy body. By maintaining the lymphatic system with lymphatic massage you can help maintain your digestive system, the circulatory system, reproductive system, nervous system ect. (there are 14 systems in the body​).​​  Most people don't learn about the lymphatic system​, ​or talk about it until after a diagnosis or a surgery. If it is  so important for healing why is it not more important in maintaining good health?  

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Leah Schloss, MT

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Laura Jolley, MT, LE

Laura has been practicing massage and esthetics for 24 years. It all began when she graduated from high school at the end of her junior year. Her passion was to further her education in a number of disciplines in the wellness industry. In 1997 she received her first license as an esthetician in Colorado and in 2001 the coveted CIDESCO license that enables her to practice esthetics throughout the world. In 2002 she graduated from Canterbury College of Natural Medicine with a certificate in massage therapy and advanced sports massage techniques. In 2006 she graduated from Colorado Mountain College with an Associates in Graphic Design with in emphasis on print design. In 2019 she received a certification as a NASM certified personal trainer and a TRX instructor. In 2020 she became a certified health and wellness coach by the Mayo Clinic.

 

Over the years, Laura has trained and assisted in yoga workshops with the famed Donna Farhi. She also has studied Sivananda yoga, Iyengar yoga, Anusara, ParaYoga, Blue Throat Yoga, and Rajanaka Yoga. Yoga can find her teaching yoga next door at Yoga V.

 

With her training and background, she can apply a mixture of deep tissue, myofascial techniques, cranial sacral therapy, Thai massage, and trigger point therapy to create a sense of ease in the body. 

 

Laura and her husband Bryan along with their boxer Sophie moved to Grand Junction about 4 years ago. She enjoys rafting, hiking, gardening, and whipping her mom in backgammon. 

Leah grew up in Boulder Colorado and went to the Boulder College of Massage therapy. She graduated in 2002, and went on to get extra certifications in Sports and Orthopedic massage. Helping people through injury and pain management is where she thrives.  She enjoys seeking out new ways to give relief. But don’t worry she knows how to give a relaxing massage.

 

Leah moved to Grand Junction in 2018 from Missoula Montana with her twins born that same year. When she’s not wrangling kiddos she enjoys hiking, many outdoor activities, knitting, wine or a good craft beer. 

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Elizabeth "Bibba" Payson, MT

Hi.  My name is Bibba Payson.  I’m originally from Long Island, NY, but moved to Colorado in 1995 and never left.  After getting my Associates Degree in Boulder, I attended The Boulder College of Massage Therapy where I graduated in 2003.  I spent my first five years as a massage therapist practicing in Boulder, then I moved to Aspen where I worked for over 12 years, and now I’m enjoying my new town, Grand Junction, where I moved a little over a year ago.  My path to becoming a massage therapist started with my own personal need to help with low back pain I had experienced from playing sports when I was younger.  I received my first massage when I was 13 years old and immediately understood the value and benefit it had for me.  My style provides deep relaxation and treatment-oriented work by incorporating neuromuscular techniques, stretching,  muscle energy techniques, sports massage, deep tissue, and Swedish.  I customize each massage to meet the individual needs of my clients.  When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, reading, and hanging out with my 2 sweet pitbulls, Ellie and Edie.

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Abbie Hoffman, MT

Natural health and healing have always been dear to my heart and an integral part of my life. From my childhood, being raised in a Waldorf community in Northern California, to developing a cooperative preschool, studying herbalism, aromatherapy and yoga, and always growing my own herbs and vegetables. I believe in making things around me beautiful and leaving things better than I found them. I believe in treating the body, mind, spirit and world around us, with respect and kindness for its own innate wisdom. 

Working as a teacher while raising my son was a beautiful, enriching life. When he finished high school, I was ready for a new phase of my journey, and delightedly pursued my passion for massage; a modality I had used for most of my life. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do this work, and quite honored to be part of each clients healing journey.

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Bryan Jolley, MT

I have worked as a massage therapist since moving to Colorado in 2000. I was based out of Vail but mostly traveled working privately with a family and their guests at their vacation properties. 2017 brought my wife and I here to the Grand Valley. I miss the in town snowboarding but the river access here is nice.

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Eric Bryant, MT

Hi, My Name is Eric Bryant. I am a recent graduate from Intellitec Massage Therapy Program,my graduation date was February 16 2022. I was born right here in Grand Junction at ST Mary’shospital and went to school in a small K-12 school up in Collbran ( 50 miles east of GJ). Aftergraduating high school, I joined the Army where I spent 3 formative years in the infantry. Laterafter 911 I rejoined the military but this time in the Air Force as an electronics technician whereI spent another 4 years. I moved back to the valley about 6 yrs ago; after many years out ofstate. I really love this area and its beauty, I still am in awe of the world in general and themysteries of the universe. I enjoy learning yet sometime doubt my level of understanding.Boiled down I am just an average guy who loves life and all its twists and turns.

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Heather Miller, MT

Heather grew up in Hotchkiss, Colorado and graduated in 2002 from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah and began working in the spa/ salon industry immediately after.

 

Born out of her passion to help people feel better, relax and reduce pain and anxiety, Heather has been practicing for over 20 years. 

She is a great addition to the Body Team!! 

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Faye Rogers, MT

Faye is originally from Arkansas and moved to Grand Junction with her husband in 2020. She is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit and recently took time off to pursue her sidelined dream of becoming a massage therapist. She is fascinated by how the body works and the interplay between spiritual, emotional, and physical health. As a massage therapist she practices trigger point therapy, reflexology, and deep pressure techniques and is excited to continue adding to her bodywork repertoire. Faye fills her time with trail running, climbing, painting, and cooking in the company of her husband and their sweet cats and dog. 

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Stephanie Brauns, MT, LE

Stephanie graduated from the Aveda Institute Denver in December of 2015 from the Esthetics program.  It was during that program that she fell in love with caring and connecting with guests as well as the art of massage.  She continued her education at the Aveda Institute for massage and graduated as Valedictorian of her class.  Throughout the years, Stephanie has had the pleasure of working for many luxury spas including the Four Seasons Resort & Hotels in Denver and Vail.

Specializing in deep tissue, relaxing Swedish and facial massage, she has a wide variety of modalities in her repertoire and looks forward to customizing your experience for you.

Maria Kalow, Concierge

I grew up in Gunnison Colorado, where I found my love for the outdoors. Most of my memories growing up were that of the outdoors and learning what it has to offer. At a young age I fell in love with gardening and exploring the amazing creation. I recently graduated from Colorado Mesa University with my Early Childhood Education degree.

 

My goal in life is to share the wonderful things the world has to offer with young children and their families as they learn to understand important life skills. I have a heart to always serve and help others, working at Body Therapeutics has allowed my bucket to be filled while offering me such an amazing opportunity to expand my knowledge of health and how to maintain my own health journey. 

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Kinley Mittan,
Spa Attendant

I was born in South Dakota but raised here in Grand Junction. I’m in school working to be in the medical field. I love working with people and helping them. I also love being by the ocean, in the mountains, or skiing, really anywhere in nature. I grew up going to Disney World, which has made me a big Disney fan. My family and I are very close and spend a lot of time together outdoors with our two giant gold dogs. I’m happy to be working at Body Therapeutics, in a good environment with good people! 

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I grew up in Grand Junction and love everything this town has to offer! I enjoy spending my time outdoors hunting, hiking, skiing, and much more. I’m a CMU student planning on going into the medical field. I like helping people reach their health goals, which is why I enjoy working at Body Therapeutics!

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Michelle Williams, MT

Hi there! I discovered massage therapy while earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing. My evidence-based education in Western medicine remains rich soil as I grow as a therapist. My associate’s degree in massage therapy was completed in 2013, I was certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies that same year. Nine years later, I am skilled at identifying causes of pain and guiding the body to enhanced functionality.

 

I like using trees as an illustration for how I practice. Similar to the human body, trees require a degree of flexibility, strength, and balance. They are flexible enough not to snap with every wind gust. Their strength supports their growth skyward and their branches spread out for balance. And finally, trees pour back into their environment with oxygen, habitats for wildlife, and feed us. In the same way, massage therapy should enable you to be more active in your world---whatever that world looks like. I’m excited to work with you whether you’re rehabilitating from injury, looking for increased sport performance, or yearning for a future without headaches.

 

When I’m not working with you, I love exploring trails with my son, gardening, or foodie adventures with my husband. We’re also excited to explore The Grand Valley since moving here in June.

 

"What shape waits

in the seed of you

to grow and

spread its branches

against a future sky?"

 

David Whyte

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ShannaYoder, MT

Grateful to be a part of the five-star Body team, I am a strong advocate for the body's innate ability to heal itself. Serving the clients of Body brings me joy as our standards of excellence and care moves each person in the direction of healing and full potential.

 

Giving a customized, meditative, and intuitively guided relaxation massage is one of my strengths. Another is the Nepali Ayurvedic, a complex and energetic full body massage that includes addressing the seven lower chakras and is best delivered in a 90 or 120 minute session. An avid learner, I hold certifications in Nepali-Ayurvedic, Swedish, Reflexology, and Medi-Cupping.

 

I’m also the Owner of Harmonic Egg Grand Junction, where individual immersive energy therapy is experienced in a sacred geometric egg chamber with consciously created music and specifically chosen colors to address your session intention. Harmonic Egg sessions are additionally unique because delivery is free from practitioners’ direct energy influences, which are at play in other hands-on energy techniques and practices. Resetting and raising your vibrational energy in a precise and reliable manner may facilitate homeostasis, allowing and supporting your body’s ability to heal. 

I've passionately pursued whole body, mind, and soul wellness for the last 30 years while raising and periodically home educating my three children, all now young adults. Professionally, I previously managed chiropractic practices, small family businesses, and small public libraries. My heart is fullest when I'm with my family and friends in the outdoors, hiking, camping, and exploring new places in our vast and amazing creation. Peace & be well!

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Kurtis_Presley,
Spa Attendant

I grew up in Michigan, and moved to Grand Junction in 2022. As a lifelong athlete I was always interested in improving my performance. I also struggled with some autoimmune symptoms as a kid. This led me to discover my passion for holistic health in my late teens. I feel the best when I'm doing something involving movement or athleticism; whether it be exercising, hiking, swimming, or dancing. My goal is to continue to learn, grow, and share my love for health and wellness. I'm grateful to be able to work for Body Therapeutics and excited to be a part of your wellness journey!

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Joseph Miller, MT

Tonya Lecce, MT

My family and I moved to Montrose, Colorado when I was 9 years old and relocated to Grand Junction about 5 years ago. I recently graduated as a Master Esthetician from Aveda Institute Provo in June 2022 still consider myself a student as I continue to learn and grow. Attending Aveda, I have found my purpose as an esthetician. I have always been enthusiastic and passionate about the beauty industry since my teenage years. Throughout the years I have struggled with acne and began to do research on how to treat it. I became obsessed and wanted to dive more in depth on skin.

Achieving your skin goals requires consistency, making healthy skin habits, and lifestyle choices. Everyone’s journey, including my own, is unique and it has its ups and downs, but it is definitely achievable. As an esthetician, I like to put good energy and intentions into the skincare treatments I provide. The power of touch is very healing and can do so much for the mind, body, and soul. It brings me fulfillment when my guests see themselves in their own bare skin glowing from the inside out. And yes it is certainly okay to fall asleep during your facial, it’s quite a compliment in my book! 

This is also a new health and self care journey for me and Body has introduced me to new ways of wellness. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity Body Therapeutics has given me in taking these steps in pursuing my career as an esthetician. I look forward to meeting you as one of the first faces you see when walking in to Body, as well as helping you achieve your skin goals in the treatment room and feel your absolute best inside and out. 

Joseph Miller is a licensed massage therapist with 8 years of experience in the spa industry. Joseph specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stones, sports, reflexology, neuromuscular trigger point and myofascial work. 

In Joseph's downtime, he enjoys spending time with the family, watching movies and grilling and smoking meats. 

Tonya has spent most of her life on the east coast. She graduated from the Center of Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY and soon after began practice as a massage therapist in Pennsylvania. She became certified through The Yoga Collective Yoga Teacher Training to further her mind-body practice, and to assist her massage clients in meditative stretching and deep breathing exercises to continue the healing process anywhere.  Her focus is greatly toward therapeutic massage through modalities, such as, Shiatsu,  fascial therapy, trigger point, Swedish, and energy work.  All of which aid in chronic pain, finding the mind-body connection, and paving the way for stabilization.  She enjoys learning new techniques, and will continue to expand her knowledge of natural healing.

 

Tonya moved to Grand Junction in 2021, and has thus far enjoyed soaking up the sun, feeling more grounded, and exploring!  She will always do her best to help you feel grounded, too!

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Reba Osborn, MT

Krissie Anderson, MT

Clara Lindahl, 
Spa Attendant

Krissie is adept at really listening to what the client wants while intuitively addressing what they need. Therapeutic massage can mean incorporating many different types of techniques into one session for total care such as myofascial release, sports, or trigger point therapy. She loves providing support to those who desire relief from stress or anxiety, or just want to relax and reset the nervous system. 

Krissie loves doing manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and believes in the benefits of this type of massage. MLD is a gentle massage to help detoxify, eliminate swelling, and improve immune function. Another highly recommended variety of massage is Ashiatsu. In the Japenese language “Ashi” translates to foot and “Atsu” into pressure. She recommends everyone try this! You may never go back. Light to deep pressure can be used in this style, but if you love deep tissue this comes highly recommended as up to 3x deeper pressure than with traditional hands-on treatments may be applied.

I’m Clara! I grew up in Windsor, Colorado and am currently studying Exercise Science at Colorado Mesa University. I was on a competitive clogging team for over 10 years until I came here for school, and through that I developed my high interest in Health and Wellness. I love to do anything to stay active such as: going to the gym, dancing, hiking, climbing, snowboarding, and wake surfing. I love helping people in any way possible, especially when it involves their health goals. I am excited to be welcomed into the Body Therapeutics family!

Tonya moved to Grand Junction in 2021, and has thus far enjoyed soaking up the sun, feeling more grounded, and exploring!  She will always do her best to help you feel grounded, too!

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Sandy Haber, MT

Sandy Haber has been Nationally Certified/Board Certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork since 1996. Her massage experience includes working in spas, with chiropractors, in physical therapy/ rehab settings and as lead therapist in a hospital based integrated therapies department which included a cancer treatment center.


Sandy has extensive hours of continuing education in many techniques and modalities including John Barnes Myofascial Release and Unwinding, Upledger Cranio-Sacral, Barral Visceral Manipulation, Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Oncology Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Shiatsu, Watsu, Reiki (Usui), Healing Touch and Tuning Fork Sound Therapy.
Prior to becoming a massage therapist Sandy was formally schooled as a medical lab technician. She worked with prominent doctors who had their own in-house labs in the suburbs of NYC. This gave her a solid medical background which she incorporates into her work with medical massage, pre and post surgical and oncology patients. In 2013 she became certified in Nutritional Therapy.


Whether you’re seeking a relaxation massage, pre-natal or help with a medical condition or injury Sandy will work with you to accomplish your goals. She’s originally from NY and moved to Colorado in 1999 after living in Panama City FL for 10 years. After living in Glenwood Springs for 24 years Sandy recently moved to Grand Junction. In her spare time she’s a science geek and enjoys looking in her microscope, creative cooking, going out to hear live music, playing piano, nature photography, hiking and riding her e-trike.

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Clare Shurden, Concierge

Hi, I’m Clare!

I was born and raised here in Grand Junction. I enjoy being outside and I love to travel, I’ve always felt the importance of keeping an open mind and exposing yourself to different lifestyles, ideas, and environments. I love the practice of holistic healthcare, how open minded it is, and all the different paths it can take you on. It can be simple, but such a big challenge at the same time.

 

Health is a never ending journey! Since working here at Body, I have learned so much!

 

And it’s only further pushed my interest of staying in tune with what your body needs, or at least trying your best to.

Holistic health has played a pivotal role in my life’s journey. At a young age, I stopped eating meat and began suffering from severe anemia. At this point, I became obsessed with researching the health benefits of different plant-based foods to achieve the right balance of nutrients that my body needed to feel better. I was also an athlete, so my active lifestyle paired with conscious dietary choices unlocked an understanding of what it means to take a holistic approach to health and healing. After years of integration and learning to grow my own food with a focus on soil health/nutrient density, I was able to overcome anemia and its associated challenges - a testament to my personal philosophies that health is wealth and food is medicine. 

 

In 2023, I travelled to Rishikesh, India, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Along the shores of the sacred River Ganges, I had the opportunity to gather valuable knowledge about yoga and Ayurvedic medicine right at the source. This experience has been a catalyst for me to step not only into a career in healing and wellness, but also a greater sense of purpose. 

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Kim Combs, MT/BCPP/CST

Hi! I am a California native who just arrived in Grand Junction this January 2024 after being on the road for 18 months traveling around the US of A in an RV. After spending the previous 25 years teaching in California as a bilingual public school teacher (Spanish) I felt the call of a sabbatical of sorts! As I passed through here about a year ago, as I was headed to sunny Florida for the winter, I made note of this area, as I wanted to spend some time adventuring the red rocks and Rockies of Colorado. So, here I am! 

 

Why am I choosing massage therapy as a focus as a second career? 

 

Running a parallel line with my teaching career for the past 20+ years, I have been steeped in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition and the delicate, continuous unwinding of my nervous system. It was through this direct, intimate work that I began to feel the call of bodywork, and the knowledge that I was going to eventually leave public education and pursue another avenue for my life’s work. I was curious about studying the Craniosacral system (CST) as a response to how sensitive I was becoming to my proprioception. While studying the craniosacral techniques I was directed to learn about Polarity Therapy and the work of Randolph Stone. I then became a Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (the BCPP behind my name). This was a great addition to the work as it focuses on the whole individual (mind, body, nutrition. exercise, communication). The final frontier for me was the massage license, which has helped tie all other modalities together! It is the newest modality for me, but I find that it’s a good doorway to allow the other modalities to support overall wellness and healing. 

 

I’d love to offer you a good general massage! My specialty is working with injury, unwinding tissue patterns, somato-emotional communication (communication between body and mind), and lymphatic drainage. 

 

I look forward to working with you!

Maria Bain, MT

I am Maria Bain from Jasper, Georgia. I moved here December 31, 2023, just in time for the new year and new beginnings. I lived half my life in Florida where I attended Florida State University as a music major and half my life in Georgia where I raised 3 children and obtained a master’s degree in accounting. Once I became an empty nester, I sold my house and went on a 3-week solo trip to Colorado up through Montana. I went back to Georgia a changed person. So much beauty in this world. This road trip began a year long journey to

find myself. Who am I after children? What do I like? So many questions during this self-
discovery period, which led me back to beautiful Colorado!

I received my education at Georgia Massage School in Suwanee, Georgia. I moved out of
a taxing career in accounting to a career that brings me peace, hope and purpose as a Licensed Massage Therapist. After gaining experience in the luxury spa setting and therapeutic chiropractic setting, I packed up my dog and moved to Grand Junction. Sitting at a desk for more than 20 years gave me more than an understanding that the body needs to be free of pain to perform at one’s top level, no matter the industry or career you
choose. I find joy in educating others about the benefits of massage. We should all be able
to move freely like a butterfly through this life, with the motivation to keep going on this
journey as a transformed individual free from the restrictions of pain.


I enjoy my life by trying new adventures, admiring the beauty of nature, and allowing music to heal my mind and mood. I play guitar, flute and attempting to learn harmonica. I’m excited to begin this new adventure in Grand Junction. Thank you all for sharing your community with me, I hope to serve ya’ll well.

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Harper Griffin, MT

Hi, I'm Harper. My upbringing in the small mountain town of Crested Butte instilled my love of all things outdoors from a young age. I spend my free time skiing, hiking, camping, hot-springing, or sunbathing by lakes with my dog, Micah. When I'm not exploring the wild places of beautiful Colorado I can be found traveling the world. My travels in Europe, Central America, and the US have really shaped my love for different cultures, new experiences, and human connectivity. 

 

My passion for human connection has extended into my massage practice every day since I attended the Denver School of Massage Therapy and graduated in 2015. Since then, I went on to complete my training in esthetics at the Aveda Institute Denver where I discovered my love for skincare and natural beauty. I also became certified as a nursing assistant and hope to bring the compassion and intuition I gained through this experience into my life and healing practice. 

 

I recently moved to Grand Junction to be closer to family and I'm so excited to join the Body Therapeutics team. My work is treatment oriented and incorporates Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Trigger Point Therapy to facilitate deep muscle and pain relief. Every treatment is customized to target your individual needs and I look forward to playing a role in your healing journey. 

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