Julie Fast, LMT

Julie studied Integrative Physiology at CU Boulder while working as a physical therapy assistant. After undergrad she spent 3 years volunteering in public health projects in South America before returning to the States and attending the Healing Arts Institute of Fort Collins for Massage Therapy. She enjoys working with anyone seeking to shake off stress … Continued

Ashley Judd, LMT, Massage Team Director

Hey y’all! My name is Ashley Judd and I am our Massage Team Director here at Amara Massage Therapy and Wellness. I have been lucky enough to spend much of my career here, learning and growing. I believe in the body’s innate ability to heal itself and utilize my expertise to facilitate and help my … Continued

Sheila O’Shaughnessy, LMT

I am a Colorado native, born in Grand Junction, and after spending middle and high school in Albuquerque, I found Fort Collins as home base. I’ve left several times only to return, so I now just feel blessed to live in this amazing place! I graduated from Kona Hawaii School of Muscular Massage during one … Continued

Danni Gruhlke, LMT

I recently moved to Fort Collins from Duluth, Minnesota.  I graduated from Duluth Business University in June 2009, where I studied massage therapy for 2 years. Having spent 5 years performing clinical massage therapy in the chiropractic field, my area of expertise includes assisting clients with challenging issues or injuries targeting neck, shoulder, back and … Continued

Amber Zuniga, LMT, Lead Massage Therapist

Hello there! My name is Amber Zuniga and I am one of the lead massage therapists here at Amara Massage Therapy and Wellness. I am truly fortunate to have been involved in this profession since 2006 and to have been a part of this amazing team since 2016. I’m a true believer in that massage … Continued

Heather Thuesen, LMT

*Temporarily Unavailable for Massage Bookings*   Greetings and Salutations, future clients!   After moving back to Colorado from the wilds of Montana over six years ago, I decided to explore a more literal “hands on” career in massage therapy. I am one part parent, one part outdoor enthusiast, two parts research/gamer nerd, and wholly qualified … Continued

Meredith Bales, LMT

I have practiced as a therapeutically focused massage therapist since 2004. My education includes a BS in exercise science from an NAU and a degree in massage therapy from WCC in California   Throughout my career I have utilized a variety of modalities and studies to develop my skills and approach to massage. In recent … Continued

Jamie K, LMT

I received my massage license in 2010 from Healing Arts Institute in Austin, Texas. The main focus of my education was trigger point release, which narrows in on the hyper-irritable spots in the fascia surrounding the muscle.  I also specialize in pre-natal massage and have been through pregnancy myself so I know where most women … Continued

Brittany Lee-Anderson, LMT, Lead Massage Therapist

I attended Heartwood Institute in 2004, where I completed a year-long intensive training program that spanned many different modalities of massage therapy as well as the integration of yoga, nutrition, and biology, which completed the curriculum. There I realized I had a passion for the holistic and therapeutic side of massage. Since then I have … Continued

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