Zac Small, LMT

Hi there, I’m Zac! I graduated from the Healing Arts Institute here in Fort Collins, and have been practicing massage for 5 years. I’ve spent most of my career working in tandem with chiropractors, so my massage approach includes looking at the body as a whole unit. I am integrative and use a lot of … Continued

Amanda Fernau, LMT

I believe our main earthly purpose is to FEEL GOOD!!!- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually from which massage therapy can be used as a tool to achieve this contentment. I remember so well being the age of seven and just knowing I wanted to become a massage therapist! As a nurturing, empathic little being, I … Continued

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

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

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

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