Meet The Team

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 a part of and watching 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

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. 

Julia Stockemer, MT

I am a licensed massage therapist who has been in practice since graduating from Stone Clan School of Massage in Montrose, CO - 2005.  I set up my own massage studio in Cedaredge, CO and ran a successful massage business for ten years. During that time, I also began apprenticing with Josh Geetter L.Ac. at the Hotchkiss Community Acupuncture Clinic for five years.  There, I learned some basic Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Acupressure, Chinese massage techniques (Tui Na) and cupping are some of the therapies ​I integrate with my more Western massage styles to facilitate healing and relaxation. Every client is a teacher, and I learn something new from every interaction.

Experience of nearly twelve years has taught me a lot, but I’m still far from knowing everything...Recently, I’ve added Ashiatsu to my repertoire, so I am looking forward to offering another modality.

I’ve worked at Body Therapeutics since early 2017.

Christa Forsythe, MT

Colleen Gallagher, MT

Hi I am Colleen Gallagher! I have been a massage therapist for 6 years. I moved to Grand Junction two years ago 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 chiropractor office and a hotel resort spa.
I love doing massage and bringing peace to the mind and body. I am trained in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Prenatal,Massage Cupping, Lymphatic, Myofascial. I am licensed in Arizona and Colorado, and I am board certified.  

Kori Frieling, MT

As a Colorado native, Kori has lived, worked, and studied all over the state. After graduating from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs in 2012, she has worked in chiropractic offices, spas, and resorts.

Her style is a blend of several different modalities including; deep tissue, Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, and trigger point work. She enjoys helping people facilitate healing and relaxation. She is currently studying Craniosacral therapy from the Upledger Institute. 

I have been a massage therapist for over 40 years and a shiatsu therapist for over 30 years. Working in two very different modalities has been an interesting blend of Western and Eastern approaches to health and working with the body. I started off my career studying bodywork in Hawaii and San Francisco while working as a professional modern dancer, and quickly became the resident bodyworker for the dance company, helping with injury recovery and prevention.

 

I moved to Colorado to go to The Boulder College of Massage Therapy and continued my training in an excellent program that offered an East/West approach to hands-on healing. After graduating I ended up staying at the school to teach for 25 years, and later to be the Director of Education. Sadly, the school closed in 2013, so I decided to move to Grand Junction last year after 30+ years of living in the Front Range area. I love hiking with my 2 dogs in this wild and interesting landscape, my new home in Grand Junction.


As a massage therapist I have worked in many venues with a diverse clientele. Besides being in private practice, I have also worked in chiropractic offices, athletic facilities, spas, healing centers, and clinical settings. My years of study and experience have trained me to approach each client uniquely and to offer a variety of techniques to facilitate the best outcome. In this fast-paced world, receiving a massage can offer therapeutic relief for the body as well as stress relief and deep rejuvenation for the heart and mind. I feel fortunate to be working in this beautiful spa and using Megan’s proprietary blends of oils and aromatherapy and high-quality homemade health products. I look forward to working with you in the near future!    

Mary Collard, 

Medical Billing/ Records

Born and raised in Western Colorado, Mary appreciates the outdoors and all it has to offer.  When not at work you will find her spending time with family and friends. As her daughter says, “hiking, camping, fishing and fun”.

Mary came to us with years of experience in the western medical industry.  She brings an extra element of customer service for our office as she works to identify insurance coverage, from commercial insurance to auto insurance and workman’s compensation. If you have coverage, she will work to make sure you do not have to worry about your insurance as you obtain restoration through our therapeutic sessions.  

But the place she enjoys the most is working at the front desk, giving each guest a smile and quietly encouraging them in their journey of healing.  Her greatest joy is to see a client leave with a big smile. She has a genuine interest in helping others and hopes she will be able to assist you in scheduling your next appointment.

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.

Charlena Vollmering, MT

Hi, I’m Charlena. I was born and raised in small town Moab Utah but have lived all over Colorado and in south Texas as well. We recently moved to Grand Junction where we have truly planted roots and are incredibly excited about what is in store for us here. I am a lover of all things outdoors! My most favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. I am a mom to two incredible children; they and my husband are my whole world. In our free time you will usually always find us camping, hiking or swimming somewhere exploring nature.

 

Next to being a mom, one of my greatest passions is my career. Being a massage therapist brings so much joy into my life and has always come second nature to me. I have been practicing massage therapy for approximately 12 years. I initially studied in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2007 where I learned many different modalities and found my true passion for helping people through bodywork. Over the years I have expanded my knowledge and education by taking courses and workshops to explore more venues of massage therapy and to remain current and up to date in the massage world. While I am able to offer a large variety of techniques and modalities, my heart is most happy when I am able to help those who are struggling with prior or current injuries or are pregnant. There is no better feeling than to provide relief to someone who is in pain or experiencing discomfort.

Hi to all of you!  I am Janet Copelle’ and I am new to the Grand Junction area as well as the Body team.  I moved here in May 2019 to become a director of a local massage therapy program. I am excited to continue my 20 year massage career here at Body Therapeutics.  I have a bachelor degree in education and a master degree in human movement. I have always been in wonder how the body works and in search of how best to correct muscle imbalances.  I liken body work to being a private eye of the body since I am always trying to determine the original cause to peoples’ pain and movement dysfunctions. My foundation has been in Swedish massage with adding to it the concepts of neuromuscular therapies as well as joint mobilizations.  I look forward to working with you and helping you get your pain free movements back so you can enjoy all that Colorado’s great outdoors has to offer.

Hi to all of you!  I am Janet Copelle’ and I am new to the Grand Junction area as well as the Body team.  I moved here in May 2019 to become a director of a local massage therapy program. I am excited to continue my 20 year massage career here at Body Therapeutics.  I have a bachelor degree in education and a master degree in human movement. I have always been in wonder how the body works and in search of how best to correct muscle imbalances.  I liken body work to being a private eye of the body since I am always trying to determine the original cause to peoples’ pain and movement dysfunctions. My foundation has been in Swedish massage with adding to it the concepts of neuromuscular therapies as well as joint mobilizations.  I look forward to working with you and helping you get your pain free movements back so you can enjoy all that Colorado’s great outdoors has to offer.

Janet Copelle', MT

Hi to all of you!  I am Janet Copelle’ and I am new to the Grand Junction area as well as the Body team.  I moved here in May 2019 to become a director of a local massage therapy program. I am excited to continue my 20 year massage career here at Body Therapeutics.  I have a bachelor degree in education and a master degree in human movement. I have always been in wonder how the body works and in search of how best to correct muscle imbalances.  I liken body work to being a private eye of the body since I am always trying to determine the original cause to peoples’ pain and movement dysfunctions. My foundation has been in Swedish massage with adding to it the concepts of neuromuscular therapies as well as joint mobilizations.  I look forward to working with you and helping you get your pain free movements back so you can enjoy all that Colorado’s great outdoors has to offer.

Bill Morgan, MT

Hello, 

 

I'm a 20 year local, trained locally at Intellitech college here in GJ CO.my healing touch consists of Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, and soap stone massage. I believe in the natural healing touch to ease the body and soul. There's tons to learn and can't wait to add to my modalities. 

Leah Schloss, MT

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. 

Amy Combs, MT

Tammy Culver, MT

My bio. Hello my name is Tammy Culver LMT. So blessed to be apart of the Body team once again. I’m a mother of three amazing young adults, all college graduates and one Navy Officer. They are my heart and soul and I’m so proud to be their mother. We all love the outdoors and everything that comes with it. Snowboarding, dirt biking, BMX racing, hiking, camping and the list goes on! I love to create and grow beautiful gardens and landscapes. Growing my own food is extremely important to me and super yummy! It nourishes my soul. I’ve been a Massage Therapist for 20 years. I attended Stone Clan School of Massage in Montrose Colorado, my home town. I specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports and pre natal modalities. I believe in healing from the within to properly maintain health and wellness. My goal in my treatments is to provide help with lessening pain, relieving stress, better mobility, strength And focus. All this put together will create better attentiveness and concentration in your life. I live to provide information and tools that my clients can leave with to improve their everyday life. The appreciation that I feel from the client when pain is relieved, stress lessened and a feeling of well being is an amazing feeling, very satisfying.  That’s one thing that I absolutely love about Massage. I truly love my career and it shows I my work. I look forward to working with you and creating a healthful, relaxing and beneficial treatment. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth and faithfulness the best relationship” Buddha

I was born and raised in northern Utah.  I grew up enjoying every aspect of the outdoors.  I have a deep love for nature and all of the healing aspects it provides.  I have three amazing adult children. 

I have always been very fascinated with the anatomy and physiology of the body.  I became interested in massage when I became a mother. I found the healing benefit physically, mentally and emotionally.   I graduated from the massage program at Vista College in Clearfield, Utah and became a licensed massage therapist in 2009. I have experience working in the spa environment and also the gym environment.  Word of mouth grew my clientele and I became self-employed. 

I decided in 2017 I needed to be closer to my adult children.  I took a leap of faith, sold everything, and moved to Colorado.  I was offered a Massage Instructor position at a college here in Grand Junction, which I have grown to love. I am excited to further my hands on career at Body Therapeutics. I love massage and assisting people with the healing process. I have experience working with a variety of clientele.  I specialize in a variety of modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy techniques, Hot Stones and Prenatal.  I am here to customize your massage to help you feel your best.

I am licensed to practice in Colorado and Utah.

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WE SPECIALIZE IN TREATING

-Sciatica and Lower Back Pain-

-Neck and Shoulder Pain-

-Ankle and Foot Injuries-

-Workers' Compensation-

-Auto Injury/ Rehabilitation-

-Migraine Headache-

-Fibromyalgia-

-Peripheral Neuropathy-

-Prenatal Massage/ Pain-

SPA HOURS

Mon. – Sat.:

9am - 9pm

Sunday:

11am - 6pm

 

SERVICES

Massage, Float, Sauna, Spa

Therapeutic Massage - Salt Stone Massage

Lymphatic Massage - Medical Massage, Infrared Sauna, Ozone Sauna, S.A.L.T Therapy, Oxygen Lounge

Prenatal Massage - Facials

Cupping - Gua Sha

Reflexology -  Medical Massage - Auto Injury

Workers' Comp

 

CONTACT

Phone: (970) 644-5255

We are located at: 

2500 Broadway Unit E

Grand Junction, CO 81507

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