Boulder Staff Bios

Boulder Massage Therapists

Blair Brown – Blair graduated from Texas Healing Arts Institute in 2012 and specializes in ashiatsu, swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point. She believes the aim of each customized session is to create space for healing and deep relaxation to facilitate letting go both energetically and physically. She uses her yoga practice to bring smooth and mindful movement into each massage, usually resulting in a melding of energy with clients and an overall blissful experience. Like yoga, massage can be a regular practice of being centered and mindful and we can bring that sense of peace into the world around us.

Eve Burnham – Eve graduated from Center Point Shiatsu and Massage School & Clinic in December 2011. Eve specializes in craniosacral, lymph drainage, shiatsu, & chakra balancing, and believes the greatest massages come from a partnership between client and therapist. She believes the body is a great treasure map and finding hidden wisdom, insights, gifts, and strengths in the body through massage is her passion!

Gayatri Devillier – Gayatri graduated from the US Career Institute in April 2019 and integrates her knowledge of functional anatomy through yoga in her massage practice. In 2005, she began studying Ayurvedic therapies and yoga at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat with local Ayurvedic practitioners, and assisted with Pancha Karma. Gayatri specializes in deep relaxation, trigger point, pregnancy, and deep tissue massage, with a focus on recovery and pain relief. She has additional training in Thai Massage and assisted stretching. Gayatri loves connecting with each client to create a personalized session that brings results. Her approach is attentive, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth. Gayatri believes in the power of massage therapy to improve quality of life through deep relaxation, pain relief, and healing..

Holly Femrite – Holly graduated from the Denver Career College in 2004. She specializes in deep tissue and trigger point, specifically in the shoulder/neck/arm areas, and is also passionate about Swedish massage and energy work. She believes that just as we concern ourselves with the quality of air we breathe and food we drink, we should also concern ourselves with quality of touch we receive. When a person touches another with a sense of reverence, it becomes a healing touch with a sense of kindness and attentiveness everyone needs and deserves.

Meredith Clark – Meredith graduated as a Holistic Health Practitioner from Academy of Health Practitioners in 2001. She worked as an HHP in San Diego for 7 years, and then in New Orleans for 7 years. She’s been at The Dragontree since March 2017. She specializes in working with athletes, pregnant mothers, those managing mental health issues, breast cancer patients, and chronic migraine sufferers.  She is skilled in treating neck range of motion and mobility, TMJ, thoracic outlet, shoulder tension, chest, low back pain, and carpal tunnel. She uses various modalities that she has studied over the years. Her treatment philosophy is that everyone can benefit from massage because it not only gives physical relief, it brings awareness to one’s deeper self. She practices deep listening while engaging with the body’s tissues. She then communicates the information back to the client while emphasizing the client’s own ability to listen to what their body is telling them. This practice of deep listening can then be extended to life situations and we can begin to engage with more awareness and conscious behavior in the world.

Nidhi ContessaNidhi began her massage training in earnest when she experienced the magic of bodywork which caused her lower back problems of 10 years to disappear. She was hooked! Nidhi graduated from the McKinnon School of Massage (Oakland) and provides custom sessions drawn from her years of training and experience. She specializes in Swedish, foot massage, and Ayurvedic treatments to soothe the nervous system and release “feel-good” hormones like oxytocin.  She provides custom sessions tailored to your needs, drawn from  jin shin do, reflexology, polarity, The Rosen Method, Vitaflex footwork, Japanese foot massage, Tibetan Pulsing Yoga and Ayurveda. In her spare time she loves to be in her flower garden, studying astrology charts, meditation, detox juicing, hiking/strolling in nature, continuing to learn, practice and read. She has immense gratitude for all her teachers. 

Chris Paliszewski – Chris graduated from the Bellevue Massage School near Seattle in 2017.   He offers goal-oriented treatment work using a variety of modalities including special focus with trigger point, myofascial release, and neuro-emotional technique.  Chris is a naturopathic doctor who has been studying bodywork since 2015. He provides a customized treatment to resolve the specific health needs of his clients, whether the root cause is physical, mental, emotional, or energetic. His favorite treatment sessions are interactive, directing the client to participate in the healing process.

 

Boulder Estheticians

Perpetua Wilcox – Perpetua graduated from Montage Academy in Colorado.  She received her license with several advanced certifications.  She has also been practicing massage since graduating from Anthem college with an associates degree in Applied Science specializing in massage in May 2012.  Perpetua has been with the Dragontree since August 2013.  She has a passion for skincare and enjoys pampering clients.  She strives to create a tranquil space for healing and relaxation to enable clients to feel and look beautiful in their skin.

Carolyn Dean – Carolyn attended the Aveda Institute in Denver along with advanced Esthetic training from Rocky Mountain Laser College.  She enjoys helping people regain balance in their lives by helping them reach their skincare goals  Carolyn also plans on returning to school to become a massage therapist and become a dual licensed practitioner!