Certified Massage Therapists | Living Arts Wellness | Fort Collins
Celeste Magnuson, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapy Instructor – Owner/Founder of Living Arts Wellness
Celeste, owner of Living Arts Wellness, is a certified massage therapist with over 2000 hours of massage and bodywork training. Her initial certification and advanced studies have been at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in Denver. She continues to study advanced massage and bodywork techniques to assist with chronic and acute pain issues. Celeste’s work focuses on structural integration and wellness through lifestyle. She received her certification as a Living Foods Lifestyle educator while living and working at the Ann Wigmore Institute in Aguada, Puerto Rico in 2005/2006. Her holistic wellness philosophy also includes cleansing and detoxification, and she is an I-ACT instructor level colon hydrotherapist.
Harper Griffin, Licensed Massage Therapist
Harper is a licensed massage therapist, reiki practitioner and esthetician. She is a graduate of the Denver School of Massage Therapy and the Aveda Institute Denver. She specializes in deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and trigger point therapy. Harper is passionate about the power of therapeutic touch and the mind, body and spirit connection.
Kristi Joy Buss, Licensed Massage Therapist, HTCP, I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Kristi is a Certified Massage Therapist, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Colon Hydrotherapist with over 19 years experience. Other areas of study include mindfulness meditation, Chi Kung and Living Foods. She graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 1995. Massage techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy and Kristi tailors the session for each clients’ specific needs. Healing Touch sessions can be stand alone, or combined with massage. Kristi enjoys helping her clients find deep relaxation and renewal, as well as relieving tension, pain and restrictions throughout the body. Originally from Michigan, Kristi has lived in Fort Collins since 2009 with her husband, Brian, their daughter, Sophia and puppy dog, Gigi. She enjoys reading, meditation, being in nature, and spending time with her family.
Mandy Westfall, Licensed Massage Therapist
Massage has always been something that I have gravitated towards. Even before I attended school for massage therapy, I was practicing my techniques on family and friends. At the age of 20 my older brother suffered a severe back injury. After years of pain and discomfort the family made the difficult decision to send my brother into surgery. That decision still bothers my family today. I remember trying my best to ease his pain with the few techniques I had experimented with. It was never enough, and I felt frustrated at not being able to do more for him. It was with my big brother as inspiration, I decided to finally receive some formal training.
Aaron Cason, Licensed Massage Therapist
Aaron Cason moved to Fort Collins in April of 2013 after a prior visit made him fall in love with the community. He has studied herbalism for over ten years and this path led him to the study of essential oils and their therapeutic benefits. He began incorporating essential oils into soaps, balms, salts, and lotions soon thereafter. These pursuits led to his interest in other modalities of healing. Aaron incorporates essential oils into his massage work for both topical and aromatherapeutic benefits. He can apply his knowledge of therapeutic oils into a customized experience for each client. Whether a client just needs to decompress, seeks pain relief, has a skin condition that needs attention, or has experienced trauma, he looks forward to putting his skills to work in service of this beautiful community.
Amy Salazar, Licensed Massage Therapist
Originally from upstate New York, I stumbled across Fort Collins on a road trip in 2006 and have been loving it ever since! I have always been drawn towards alternative health care, but it wasn’t until I experienced my own tortuous year of back pain that I discovered the true benefits of massage. After a few sessions, I not only felt better but began to understand and become more curious about the connections within the body that create pain. In 2008, I took that curiosity to the next level and attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and now have over 1,000 hours of massage and body work training. I specialize in deep tissue, prenatal, sports and treatment oriented massage, including trigger point therapy and neuromuscular techniques. I consider my work to be a partnership with my clients, each session is unique depending on their goals, and do my best to honor their trust and guide them towards making discoveries in their own bodies.
Deb Alexander, Licensed Massage Therapist
Deb attended the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado and graduated in May of 2007. She is a licensed and insured massage therapist in the state of Colorado, and is in good standing with the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She has studied and specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue massage, Swedish and relaxation massage, pre-natal massage, and hot stone massage. She tailors every massage to the specific needs of each client.
Abigail Wiggins, Licensed Massage Therapist
Abigail is a graduate of the Healing Arts Institute of Massage Therapy in Fort Collins, Colorado. After a neck injury in 2003, she began to research the therapeutic benefits of self-massage, Chiropractic therapy, nutrition and exercise. Today, Abigail specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Sports Massage. She has worked with advancing MMA fighters, grandmothers, students, and injuries. It is her goal to meet every client where they are and assist in attaining that next step or desire for their health. Outside of her professional practice, Abigail pursues nutritional culinary recipes, running, and fine arts painting.
Shannon Minor, Licensed Massage Therapist
Shannon Minor graduated from Institute of Business and Medical Careers here in Fort Collins. She specializes in Pre and Post Natal Massage, Swedish, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue and Hot Stone. Shannon is also taking classes right now to become a certified yoga instructor. She is very passionate about her work and believes in a strong connection through mind, body and spirit. Each session with Shannon is unique to meet the client needs for that session and is given in the highest state of gratitude.
Michele Goforth, Licensed Massage Therapist
Michelle is a graduate of The Healing Arts Institute here in Fort Collins Colorado. She understands that every person has unique challenges and preferences, and prides herself in being able to hone into the needs of each individual. Michelle uses a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, trager and trigger point techniques promoting deep relaxation, restoration and an overall sense of balance.
Dianne Romine, Licensed Massage Therapist and Reflexologist
Dianne is a graduate of Bear Heart School of Massage in Fort Collins Colorado. She discovered her passion for the healing arts upon the completion of the 3-week Life Transformation Program at Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. She found her interest in nutrition in her early 20’s and eventually came to work in the Health Food industry managing a successful nutrition department. Dianne specializes in Swedish, myofascial release, and trigger point techniques. She is also trained as a Certified Reflexologist. To manage her stressful life and health issues she sought out massage and reflexology for several years prior to her education in these fields. Dianne customizes her massage and reflexology treatments to meet each client’s health needs. Pain reduction, detoxification, and relaxation are her primary goals, but she understands that each session is as unique as the individual.