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

My name is Ashley and I graduated from the Healing Arts Institute. I believe in a mind-body connection to optimize whole body health.  My style of bodywork is unique and integrative, I enjoy weaving various styles together to create a tailored massage specific for each client. By utilizing this integrative approach, I hope to support … 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

Aimee Carlson, LMT

My name is Aimee! I am originally from the midwest, but the mountains of Montana and Colorado called and drew me out west! The first chapter of my career was spent working in corporate america, but I always had this crazy idea that I wanted to pursue a career in massage therapy. In 2014 I … Continued

Elli Wernsman, LMT

My name is Elli and I was born and raised here in Fort Collins. I have always had a passion for anatomy and a desire to help others. This lead me to become a massage therapist so that I could combine my passions into a rewarding career. My background is in medical massage, however I … Continued

Emili Holden, LMT

After having graduated in January, 2016 from The Denver School of Massage Therapy in Aurora I move to Vail, CO to passionately dive into my new career. The clientele in Vail was thoroughly diverse; I got to meet all different walks of life and get my hands on hundreds and hundreds of different body types. … Continued

Levi Hanson, LMT, Massage Team Director

 As the Massage Team Director, I have the unique opportunity to support a wonderful group of massage therapists, facilitate communication between the whole Amara team and also practice massage.  I enjoy all aspects of this position, as it provides me with a creative outlet when practicing massage and  involves me in the many challenges the … 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

I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska where I graduated from the Omaha School of Massage Therapy in 2007. After doing an internship with the school and working at a local spa, I decided to challenge my self and move away from my comfort zone. Colorado was close and far enough to start a … Continued

Ian Thompson, LMT

I have been a massage therapist for nearly 5 years since graduating from the Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2012. I originally set my focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine and energy work but found my talent in therapeutic massage, especially in Structural, Trigger point, and Deep Tissue massage therapies. Traditionally, clients tend to see … Continued

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