Our Team 2017-09-13T04:44:51+00:00

OUR TEAM

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

KARLA FREITAGB.S., AOS, LMT
An Illinois native, Karla graduated from Wheaton College in 1989 with a degree in Exercise Science. Her passion for exercise, kinesiology and the older adult population led her to a retirement community where she taught exercise classes and did personal training for 18 years. During that time, a love and respect for massage therapy took hold as she began to understand that wellness involves not only our physical needs of exercise and proper nutrition, but also the ability to care for our mental, social and spiritual needs.

In 2008, Karla became a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in Illinois. She started her own private massage business as well as incorporating therapeutic massage to the wellness offerings at the retirement community.

Karla specializes in a variety of massage modalities including deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sports massage, joint mobilization/range of motion techniques, geriatric massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, and Ashi-Thai.

Her philosophy is to provide the gift of touch in an atmosphere that resembles a peaceful retreat. The modalities used will be customized to fit the needs and choices of individual clients with the end goal of feeling rejuvenated and able to breathe more deeply as they leave.

Other personal interests include cycling, running, outdoor activities, strength training, and spending time with her husband and three boys.

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VIDYA A MAKSYNLMT
I am a “military brat,” born and raised in Germany. I’ve also lived in California and Virginia. I enjoy traveling and have been to Trinidad, Tobago, France and the Czech Republic. My dream vacation is to visit Finca Bellavista Costa Rica, a self sustained treehouse community.

I have 2 beautiful children whom I live for.

I served in the USAF for 4 years where I loaded missiles and maintained weapons systems on F-15 aircraft. After the Air Force, I started midwifery school and massage therapy school. I received my certification in Neuromuscular Therapy from Colorado Institute Of Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs.

My favorite massage modalities are specific muscle re-education and neuromuscular therapy for injury and rehab. Neck and shoulder work is my forte! I also love geriatric work. I hope to serve veterans using massage therapy as a tool to improve their quality of life.

I’m passionate about massage therapy as it has a uniquely special way of connecting the mind, body and soul. Emotional and physical pain manifests itself in our bodies. Massage is a great way to address and unlock your pain. It is indeed ALL connected.

Quotes and a cool fact from my clients:
“She always finds the spot and the area I didn’t know that contributed to my pain.”
“That was incredible, It was different from any other massage I’ve had.”
I once stopped someone’s chronic hiccups with a neuromuscular treatment! It really works!

My philosophy on healing: Allow me to serve you in ways that I know how.

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JEREMY KUBANAOS, LMT
As a licensed massage therapist with an Associates of Occupational Studies degree from the Colorado School of Healing Arts, Jeremy is passionate about educating and supporting people who are looking for drug-free ways to manage pain and relieve stress. With certifications in Cranial-Sacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage, as well as training in Sports Massage, Prenatal, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Neuromuscular, he integrates a variety of light and deep techniques in his approach to bodywork.

Having experienced firsthand the benefits of using massage therapy, Jeremy has a strong desire to help support people living with chronic pain. His experience includes working with clients that suffer from Fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, whiplash, sciatic pain, TMJD, and pain from injuries. Some of the most rewarding work he has done is with clients that suffer from Multiple Sclerosis.

In his spare time he is either playing with animals or reading books. One of his greatest privileges was to go through massage school with his wife, Karen.

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LAUREL VALLILMT
Laurel Valli moved to Colorado after spending two wonderful years on the Big Island of Hawaii where she learned that the aloha spirit is all about treating people with care and compassion. Her professional approach to massage embraces the spirit of aloha.

After a rewarding long term career in Human Resources where she enjoyed focusing on meeting employee needs, she had the opportunity to alter her life path and learn new skills aligned with alternative health and wellness helping others through the healing modality of therapeutic massage. Partnering with clients the goal is to allow the body to connect pathways of physical, mental, and emotional energy reminding the body of its natural state of being perfect, whole and complete.

Laurel has received training in Myofascial Release (John F. Barnes trained). She is very excited to join the practitioners at Cornerstone Wellness & Medical Massage in Littleton, CO and she looks forward to supporting you on your journey to wellness.

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LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

CARLA KAISER PT, CPT
Carla Kaiser, owner of Blue Sky Personal Training, LLC, is a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer. A Colorado native, she graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1989, and received her Personal Trainer Certification in 2002, from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Carla has specialized in the area of Orthopedic Physical Therapy, including rehabilitation for injuries to the spine and extremities, post surgical rehabilitation, and sports conditioning and has worked with clients in the different stages of healing from acute to chronic. She has dedicated herself to continuing education in the areas of human movement and therapeutic exercise to promote healing, neuromuscular re-education, and return to function, along with current trends and research in the fitness industry with emphasis on evidence-based methods of fitness training. Focused on wellness, fitness, and injury prevention, Carla hopes to help bridge the gap between rehabilitation and fitness/sports performance training. Her approach includes a biomechanical movement analysis used to design specific exercise programs to enhance her client’s movement efficiency and effectiveness, improve areas of muscle imbalances, and promote optimal performance of functional activities and sports.

For more information call: 303-587-0286, or email kaiser.bluesky@gmail.com

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HEALTH COACH & INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT WITH ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL

TIESHA E. VON KAENEL
Through her career as a bodyworker, Tiesha has developed a specific passion for helping her clients gain health and wellness through healthy food and lifestyle choices. She uses her understanding of how food affects one’s health in order to educate clients on what changes may be needed to overcome issues such as digestive ailments, seasonal allergies, weight issues, or chronic pain. Through coaching on elimination of inflammatory foods, Tiesha helps others to heal and recover from the effects those foods may be causing.

Favorite Quote: “From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.”

SERVICES OFFERED

-Dietary Evaluation ($40)
*Personal consultation and review of individual dietary habits. Includes health habits review, personal goal strategies, and tips for success.

-Arbonne 30-day Detox Challenge ($287…value of $499)
*Supportive literature, online support group via Facebook, Detoxifying Arbonne Essentials Nutrition Package, 1year Arbonne PC status.

-Living Well 30-day Package ($259/month one)
*Detailed eating program, weekly recipes and shopping list, weekly online coaching, educational literature on why food matters.
*Supplement to aide nutritive absorption, and kidney/liver support tea.
*Omega-3 Plus for reduced systemic inflammation, mental acuity, eye health and memory function.

-Living Well …and Beyond Starter Package ($199)
*Weekly online coaching, access to Living Well blog and special offers…(ie 20% off future product purchases)
*Cookbook for future meal planning success, supplement to aide nutritive absorption, and kidney/liver support tea.
*Omega-3 Plus for reduced systemic inflammation, mental acuity, eye health and memory function.

-Living Well For Life ($99/month)
*Access to Living Well blog and special offers.
*Supplement to aide nutritive absorption, and kidney/liver support tea.
*Omega-3 Plus for reduced systemic inflammation, mental acuity, eye health and memory function.

For appointments call Tiesha at (303) 332-8984. Arbonne orders can be placed at www.tieshaevonkaenel.arbonne.com

DIPLOMAT OF ACUPUNCTURE AND CERTIFIED HERBALIST

SUSAN GALLAGHER
Susan Gallagher holds a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO (2002) and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver (1992). She is the author of the book, “What To Do For Your Health Each Season – A Chinese Medicine Book”.

CERTIFICATIONS

Clean Needle Technique Certificate, 2000
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Diplomat of Acupuncture, 2002
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Certified Herbalist, 2002
License and Professional Membership
Acupuncture Association of Colorado, member since 2000 to present
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Licensed Acupuncturist, 2002

Susan especially enjoys the company of her family – husband, Paul and son, Andrew. Susan enjoys such physical pursuits as soccer, bicycling, and martial arts and intellectual pursuits such as studying Shakespeare, quantum physics, mysticism, and writing poetry.

For appointments email fractaldragonmedicine@gmail.com

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR/LICENSED ADDICTION COUNSELOR

SHERYL L. BRICKNERPHD LPC LAC RPT/S
Dr. Sheryl Brickner is passionate about health: physical, mental/emotional/behavioral, and spiritual health. She is very holistic in her approach and loves to empower people to make the life style changes necessary to live a healthy life. Her 30 plus years of experience in the mental health field include extensive experience and training with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, grief and loss, behavioral problems, spiritual counseling, nutritional consulting, clinical supervision and communication skills.

Dr. Brickner has specific training in EMDR, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Play Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Nambutripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). She works with children and adults and enjoys educating people and empowering them to improve all areas of their lives.

DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS

MA from University of Northern Colorado in Psychology and Counseling 1979
PhD from Trinity Seminary in Biblical Counseling 1993
Licensed Professional Counselor #86
Licensed Addiction Counselor #8
Nutritional Consultant 2006
Holistic Health Practitioner 2006
NAET Practitioner (Nambutripad Allergy Elimination Technique) 1998
Certified Mental Health/Addiction Nutrition Coach 2013

For appointments call 720-328-1833 or email drbrickner@outlook.com