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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Christa Forsythe, MT

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!    

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Leah Schloss, MT

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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 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.  ​

​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?  

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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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.

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. 

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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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Amber Ebright,

LE, Spa Attendant 

Amber has been a licensed esthetician for over 10 years. She graduated from the Aveda Institute in Denver, Colorado. Throughout her career, Amber has developed many skills specializing in aromatherapy and facials. She also has her level II Aromology certification and level I and II Reiki certifications as well as her Culinary Arts Certification. Amber believes in a holistic approach when it comes to healing ourselves and others. She believes that a huge part of our complexion and skin's health come from what we consume (both mentally and physically) and likes to work with her clients on different levels of wellness. Amber likes to educate her clients on the importance of everyday maintenance when it comes to their "at home" rituals and how important it is to stay consistent with their skin care routine at home and with monthly facials if possible. She understands that the power of touch and energy transfer can be transformational.

Her interest in becoming an esthetician stemmed from an early age as her mom would take her along to all the different hot springs throughout Colorado and New Mexico. From an early age, she grew to appreciate the importance of taking care of yourself and the healing power of water and what the earth provides.

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Amber is a Colorado native and loves all things outdoors: hiking, camping, hot springs, cooking for friends and family. She enjoys finding new restaurants with good food and wine and loves farmers markets and traveling to explore new places and culture. She also loves snowboarding (has been snowboarding for 20 years and used to teach), she also loves fly fishing, a skill taught to her by her grandfather, because of that, she loves being in the water!

Over the last few years, she has lived between Colorado and South America (Colombia) where she lived with her family on an organic farm and worked with herbs and roots for alternative healing properties, on the farm there is a freshwater spring in which she would ground herself everyday, she values the importance of grounding and meditation as a daily practice. She also spent a month in Hawaii working with different energy workers to gain a deeper understanding and feeling for distance and hands on healing.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Amy Combs, MT

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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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

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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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Shanna Yoder, 

Concierge

Grateful to be a part of the 5 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.
 

I've passionately pursued whole body, mind, & soul wellness for the last 25+ years while home educating my three children, all now young adults. Professionally, I previously managed small public libraries, a vital part of any community and democracy. My heart is fullest when I'm with my children, family, and/or close friends in the outdoors, hiking, camping, and exploring new places in our vast and amazing creation. Peace & be well!

McKenzie Lee, MT

Mckenzie Lee lives with his wife and two dogs in Fruita. He went to school at Cortiva Institute in Denver and just recently moved to the western slope. He spent four years in the Marine Corps, and due to injuries during service he was inspired to start body working to help others with injuries as well. He has been a practicing therapist for three years with an emphasis on sports therapy and myofascial release techniques. 

Sarah Nickell, 

Spa Attendant/ Concierge

I am studying Athletic Training at Colorado Mesa University, and I have a lot of passion for therapeutic modalities and sport rehabilitation. I’ve expanded my knowledge of exercise science through courses that explore biomechanics, exercise physiology, health and fitness assessment, and prevention & care of athletic injuries.

My favorite things to do involve the outdoors! I am big on camping, and I enjoy hiking and skiing. I recently received my PADI scuba certification, which I plan on using towards spreading my educational focus into aquatic rehabilitation.

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Emma Weiszbrod, Concierge

I was born and raised  here in Grand Junction and have enjoyed everything that the Rocky mountains have to offer from skiing  to hiking and finding new trails each one offering something more beautiful than the last. I come from a family of six that enjoy's four wheeling through the San Juan mountains and exploring everything nature has to offer. I enjoy working out and thats what brought me to Body. I was intrigued to come to Body to meet new people and learn new things about health and wellness and finding perfect harmony throughout the body.

Tayler Copeland,

Spa Attendant

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!