Practitioners

Shannon Allstott

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 typically include a combination of nervous system balancing, neuromuscular movement work, and myofascial release, with a little craniosacral thrown in on occasion.

During her Ayurvedic consults, we work together to find your native constitution, determine where you’re out of balance, and find diet and lifestyle choices that will both help bring you back to balance and support a healthy body, mind, and spirit for life.

Jamye Richardson

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.

Katie Mehsling

Katie has been a licensed massage therapist since January, 2019. She grew up in Berthoud and moved back to Fort Collins in 2020. She worked seasonally from 2014-2017, spending time in Alaska, Southwest Colorado, Texas and Florida. After landing in Florida, she was inspired by her mother (who is also a licensed massage therapist) to study massage. She graduated from Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 2018 and is currently studying to become an Ayurvedic Wellness Coach so she can offer more support to her clients.

Katie enjoys studying and believes there is always more to learn. She enjoys taking her dog on adventures, cooking at home, and spending time in the mountains.

Having struggled with tendonitis in the past, she understands how pain/stress can be debilitating and hinder people from doing what they love. She aims to give relaxing and effective massage, while helping her clients connect to their bodies, so that they can continue to do the things that they are passionate about. With her knowledge of Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Stretching, Sports Massage, and Myofascial Release, she will be able to help you meet your goals.

Alex Fischer

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.

Partner Providers

Dr. Jo Nell Shaw, Shaw Family Practice

Dr. Shaw 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.

Shaw Family Practice was born from the rough experiences Dr. Shaw 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. Shaw 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. Shaw 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 and wife of a physicist, 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.shawfamilypractice.com

Van Wetzig, Mountaintop 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.mountaintop-acupuncture.com.