Danielle Witkowski, Co-Owner, Clinic Director
Danielle and her husband, Shawn, took ownership of Medical Massage Center in January of 2011. As a passionate advocate of integrative therapies and community health and wellness, Danielle enjoys working alongside the caring and talented providers of Colorado Wellness Group and Medical Massage Center.
In addition to overseeing the daily operations of the Center, Danielle is also pursuing an education in Clinical Psychology. She recognizes the links between the mind and body and has achieved her long-time vision for Colorado Wellness Group by establishing it as the complete wellness center, offering a wide variety of both physical and mental health services. Danielle is extremely enthusiastic about her work and offers the highest possible quality of treatment to everyone who walks through the door. She not only assures that clients receive excellent care, but also educates them on health and wellness– giving them the ability to live their lives more fully and in vibrant health.
In her free time, Danielle enjoys boating, running, and spending time with friends and family, as well as enjoying beautiful Colorado with her husband and their two dogs.
Karlene Valencia, Front Desk Coordinator
Karlene Valencia has worked in the medical field for many years. She began as a school teacher and then transitioned to medical office management. Karlene has managed Physical Therapy, Oncology/Hematology and OB/GYN offices in both Colorado and New Mexico. She likes to spend her free time with family, friends, her dog and working with glass-both stained glass and fused glass.
Bethany attended New Mexico State University with a major in emergency medical services. After moving to Colorado, she went to school and became a licensed nail technician. Bethany is passionate about animals, so much so that she started a dog biscuit company. She bakes treats for her dogs quite frequently. Occasionally she bakes for her husband as well. Bethany also enjoys trying out new homemade soap recipes, and occasionally new food recipes. Her favorite hobbies are spending time with her husband, dogs, family and friends.
B.S., R.M.T., NCMT
Amelia was born and raised in Littleton. She went to the University of Wyoming and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. After graduating, she attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. While at BCMT, she focused on sports and orthopedic styles of massage. She became a registered massage therapist as well as a nationally certified massage therapist in October 2010.
In her free time, she loves to play volleyball, go to the mountains, and spend time with family and friends.
Tiesha von Kaenel
Tiesha von Kaenel is a licensed and registered massage therapist, professionally trained in a broad scope of Western, European, and Eastern massage modalities. Some of her areas of training are Neuromuscular, Integrative Swedish, Intra-Oral/TMJ dysfunction, Pre/Post-natal, and Aromatherapy. She graduated in June of 2010 from the Colorado School of Healing Arts with her CMT certification. She earned her AOS Degree in September of 2011. Her education and passion toward whole body healing make her an excellent therapist. She is qualified and capable of working with the variety of dysfunctions our clients suffer from.
Specialized education in the following areas: Lymphatic Drainage; used to reduce pain and swelling from injury or surgery, detoxification, reduce fine lines/wrinkles and dark circles, and improve immune function. (Nicely complimented with Aromatherapy.)
Cranial-Sacral; used to align the central nervous system, improving immune function and mental clarity, balancing skeletal system, improving flow and health of nourishing fluids surrounding the brain, sacrum, and spinal column. (Can be helpful for treatment with Autism/Ausperger’s,TMJD, ADD/ADHD, migraine, virtigo, concussion, whiplash, Bells Palsy…)
Trauma Touch Therapy; a body-mind therapy used to empower people who have experienced trauma (ie. Physical or emotional abuse, witnessing violent acts, injury, surgery, loss of loved-one, PTSD sufferers…) to move forward physically and emotionally so that they may experience life more fully. (Done fully clothed in 10 sessions. Can be an adjunct to psychotherapy.)
**Please call with questions on how these specializations may help you.**
Other interests: Body-Mind and Nutrition therapies
Anne Kerr, CMT.
Anne Kerr graduated from The Colorado School of Healing Arts, June, 2012. She is also certified in infant massage.
Eager to continue her education and receive an AOS in sports massage therapy. She truly loves what she does and believes in helping people.
Other interests: Born and raised in Colorado, Anne has a passion for the outdoors and also loves kickboxing. She enjoys watching her children play lacrosse, baseball and football.
Lara Teile, RMT, CNMT, MLD
Lara Teile is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist from the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapists and a Nationally Certified, Registered Massage Therapist from Boulder College of Massage Therapy. She specializes in Trigger Points, Myofascial Release, T‐Bar, Deep Tissue, Sports, Orthopedic and Reflexology. Her massage style is integrative and customized for each client.
Lara is fascinated with the body and how it works so she is always pursuing more continuing education classes to expand and master her specialties. She has now completed her Manual Lymph Drainage, Whiplash and Neurovascular Compression Syndrome certifications.
Before becoming a massage therapist, she obtained an Associate Degree in Marketing and traveled around the country as an Account Manager in the Data Center Services Industry. She is also a Promotional Marketing professional that has worked with a wide variety of clientele.
Being an athlete herself, she was drawn to other triathletes, cyclists, hockey players, runners and swimmers and decided to change careers. She can relate to your activity and provide specific injury rehabilitation techniques that will help you recover faster.