Providers

Shannon Allstott

Fort Collins

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Shannon has been a Massage Therapist since 2005. In 2008 she received certification as a Yoga teacher with a therapeutic Viniyoga focus. In 2016 she completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. In 2020 she became certified in Ayurveda and also began study with local PT Gil Wette, both of which have further shifted her work.

Shannon’s bodywork sessions have moved to a lighter touch over the last few years. They typically include a combination of nervous system balancing, light myofascial release, craniosacral work, and integrative bodywork, with a little neuromuscular work added as needed. If you prefer deep tissue work, she recommends you see Alexandra Fischer at Taproot.

During her Ayurvedic consults, you’ll work together to find your native constitution, determine where you’re out of balance, and identify choices that will both help bring you back to balance and support your ongoing physical, emotional, and mental health. Shannon also offers classes and courses on Ayurveda and both individual sessions and classes on Mindfulness throughout the year.

Jamye Richardson

Loveland

Jamye Richardson has been exploring the world of natural healing since 2001 and has attained multiple certifications along her path including: Holistic Health Practitioner, Healing Touch, Reiki, and as a doula. In 2005 Jamye graduated from the Healing Arts Institute with her massage therapy license and continued on to receive a certification as a Neuromuscular Rehab Therapist. Jamye also received a certification in Viniyoga, or as she calls it “moving meditation”.

She is currently studying the Body Thrive method for wellness coaching which incorporates Ayurvedic lifestyle habits with her knowledge of the body to help take her clients to a deeper level of ease and satisfaction. Her goal is to help her clients increase the length of time that they feel amazing after their sessions.

Jamye also has the capability of incorporating Healy bioenergetic technology into your session.

She enjoys creating a nurturing environment for her clients. She understands the need to balance relaxation and therapy. Sometimes clients need to relax and unwind the nervous system. Sometimes clients need specific therapy sessions. Sometimes clients need a little of both. Jamye has many tools in her toolbox to create a custom experience depending on your needs including essential oils and hot stones.

Jamye is our prenatal specialist. Both locations have custom prenatal tables that allow mamas to lay on their belly with ease.

Alex Fischer

Fort Collins

Alex is passionate and dedicated to her massage practice and believes in the healing power of positive touch. Which shows in her dedication in her education at IBMC graduating at the top of her class.

She is drawn to deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release and can provide you with the technique you are most comfortable with and that will help you achieve your personal heal goals. She also plans to further her education and has the hope of working with hospice and structural realignment one day.

Massage has been an active tool for healing and growth in her journey and is ready and capable to help so many others on their road to self care and healing.

Being a single mom for 7 years has taught her that if you can take initiative to care of yourself first, those depending on you seems seem happier and healthier as a whole. She believes that massage is the ultimate demonstration of self-love.

You can not pour from an empty cup. Alexandra is a therapist that is dedicated to helping you leave not only full but overflowing.

Molly Aronson

Fort Collins

Molly is our Relaxation Specialist! She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. She received her license at the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute. Taking an intuitive approach to body work, Molly holds a nourishing space to address clients’ goals. Her passion is connecting with people that are open to participating in their healing process.

She assists with chronic pain and emotional fatigue in a gentle, restorative, and supportive way. Having a background in Yoga Teaching, Molly focuses on the importance of breath and body awareness.

Treatment is integrative and can include Reiki, nervous system re-balancing, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian style, stretching, and abdominal massage. Molly specializes in working with clients that have migraines, headaches, TMJ, sacral and hip disorders.

For Molly, receiving massage consistently allows her to manage pain, energize her spirit, and brings her to a calm and centered space. Her desire is to lead clients to a similar sense of wellbeing.

Heather Vest

Fort Collins

It is Heather’s deepest desire to support and encourage each of her clients on their healing journey through heart centered, educated body work, resources, and intuitive understanding. In 2012 Heather received her formal Massage & Bodywork training through the Healing Arts Institute here in Fort Collins, Colorado. In April 2015 she earned Board Certification through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBMT). She specializes in Neuromuscular Body Insight Therapy, Prenatal/Postpartum and Relaxation, providing effective massage to manage chronic pain & correct imbalanced muscular patterns as well as deep, nurturing whole body reset. Outside of the world of massage Heather does her best to stay human, parent her two teenagers & take every opportunity to explore & reconnect to the natural world.

Taylor Ford

Loveland

Taylor’s bodywork sessions are intuitive, using a combination of therapeutic massage and energy-balancing techniques based on each client’s needs. She includes cupping, hot stones, aromatherapy, and gentle sound-healing modalities as requested. Taylor also excels at deep-tissue work for those who like that, as well as helping people restore balance in their nervous systems and energy bodies through healing touch.

Along with her Massage Therapy certification, Taylor has a B.A. in Psychology, an in depth training in Breath Body Sound which has taught her a hands on approach to working with breath alongside trauma and stress. She’ll soon be completing her Thai Bodywork certification as well.

Partner Providers

Dr. Jo Nell Cool, The Cool Clinic

Dr. Cool uses naturopathic and chiropractic care to bridge the gap between traditional practices and modern healthcare while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere. She harnesses the healing power of nature through her work with herbs, physical medicine, lifestyle modification, and nutritional therapy. Her style is gentle and safe for all ages. Her practice is built for families, you will commonly see children and pregnant women getting adjusted. People who recognize a need for self-care, find that they belong here.

The Cool Clinic was born from the rough experiences Dr. Cool had growing up and seeing the women around her having their stories ignored, silenced, and seeing families suffer because of the maternal figures falling ill. The caregivers feeling their health had to come last. Dr. Cool watched as her mother struggled to have medical conditions addressed. She vowed to change healthcare as a result.

At the National University of Health Sciences, she earned two doctorates the first was a Doctor of Chiropractic, and the second a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She also has completed advanced training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, certified in Webster Technique to care for pregnant patients, and Certified from the Academy Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics for all the children whose loving family brings them into this office. Dr. Shaw is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, an executive committee member of the Pediatrics Council for the ACA.

Dr. Cool continues to train and learn advanced techniques to care for her patients, the people who trust her with their health. As a mother to an active boy, life is never boring. She finds ways to incorporate nature in all areas of her life and is happiest with a cup of tea or hiking with her family.

www.thecoolclinic.co

Van Wetzig, Riverbend Acupuncture

I have been involved in the healing arts community for the last 23 years. As an instructor, massage therapist, cranio sacral therapist, and now as a certified diplomat of acupuncture I seek to help my patients restore balance with their bodies. Working with the meridians in the body to move the flow of life force energy: Qi, or through gentle manipulation of soft tissue my goal is to inform and empower my patients. I’ve always considered my practice to be an interactive journey between practitioner and patient. Creating a safe space where my patients can heal and restore balance is what’s most important to me.

Contact Van at www.riverbendacupuncturecraniosacraltherapy.com