Meet the Renew Team:
If you have noticed something different about Renew, it is our unique staff. We strive to bring our clients the best possible experience and have skilled staff with more than average experience. We have 125 years of combined experience among our group; with an average of over 10 years!
Brittany Acosta, LMT
Brittany Acosta is a Licensed Massage Therapist with a focus on Women’s Health and Fertility. Having graduated from The Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, and being an ongoing student of Curanderismo, Mexican Traditional Medicine, she blends her two paths of education offering therapeutic bodywork from a traditional perspective.
With an intuitive and nurturing approach Brittany works with women of all ages to create space within the body for positive change to occur in regards to overall, and reproductive health. She
works with a variety of modalities including, but not limited to Deep Tissue, Reflexology. Visceral Massage, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone, Pre and Post Natal.
Her style can be described as highly intentional with a slow, and deep touch.
Each session is different focusing around the client’s health history, and long term health goals incorporating the most effective treatment/s for the individual.
Erin O’brien, LMT
Erin has her associates degree in Occupational Therapy and became a Massage Therapist 8 years ago. Her path started with Yoga Teacher training in 2009 afterwards she felt called to more therapeutic healing bodywork.
She practiced in Long Island, New York for 6 years before moving to Colorado. She has an adaptive and intuitive deep flow in her massage techniques that focus on the structural and muscular well being of the client, while taking them to a deep, meditative state.
Modalities: Cupping, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and working with athletes.
Maura’s love for massage started while she was working as an esthetician. When she would give her client’s face massages, they would often fall asleep. It was then she discovered the calming effects of massage.
In 2016 Maura completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training, her shift in consciousness changed and started to understand the deeper connection between the body and the mind. Maura graduated from Cortiva Institute, where she was introduced to over 12 different modalities. Combining yoga and energy work with massage has strengthened her intuition and allows her to become fully present with her client.
Maura strongly believes that when we become disconnected with ourselves, we become more susceptible to being at dis-ease and manifesting physical discomfort. Maura uses her training and skills to invite her clients to tune into their bodies and heal within. As well as body healing, you can heal your mind by taking a look at different therapies such as individual therapy, where you can heal the psychological aspects of yourself that are in need of care.
MODALITIES: Trigger point, Structural, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Cupping, Energy Work
Marissa Ollar graduated from The Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, CO in 2008. Marissa has 11 years of varied experience; working with chiropractors as well as many different spas, utilizing relaxation and rehabilitation massage techniques for clients.
Her preferred massage practice includes a combination of relaxation with deep tissue, neuromuscular and trigger point therapy. Marissa believes massage therapy is a healing modality for mind, body, spirit and soul.
“I rely heavily on intuition in my practice, the most important thing to me is meeting the goals of the client and making sure you are leaving the massage satisfied. I like working on neck, shoulders, and back issues, which are some of my primary areas for therapy need. I am passionate about helping people unwind and let their stress melt away with a holistic approach”.
Amber Rae, LMT
Amber Rae was born and raised in Palisade, CO, where she attended Colorado Mesa University before obtaining dual licenses in Esthetics and Massage Therapy. She was called to this profession after sustaining a major injury in 2010; not satisfied with the doctors prognosis, she sought out holistic avenues for treatment. Within a short time with an expert LMT, the doctor called her a recovery a miracle. Amber knew, however, it was not a miracle, it was the power of Massage Therapy and vowed to also become that expert for others. Ambers training in Myoskeletal Alignment, Medical, Swedish, Nepali, Reflexology, and Reiki provides her signature style for those seeking a deeply relaxing experience. Her goal is to have a results-driven session, and you can expect your treatment to include somatic touch, deep gliding, muscle stripping, trigger point and alignment techniques, along with passive and active stretching. This will help relieve pain, correct postural deviations and increase range of motion. Amber especially loves working on the hips, neck, shoulders and feet, and has become known for her detailed and intuitive work. The duality of her clinical background combined with compassionate energy work provides a full spectrum treatment to those who see her. The core philosophy Amber practices is that true healing is found in the mind/body connection. In addition to massage, Amber Rae has been a practicing Esthetician since 2015, focusing on sensitive skin and aging prevention. In her spare time, she volunteers at an animal rescue, as well as LMT services at a ranch for veterans with PTSD. For fun she loves spending time with friends and family, and runs to the mountains as often as possible to play in the back country of Colorado with her dog, Murray
Molly Trainer, LMT
Molly graduated from The Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin in 2008, and continued her studies there first as an assistant and eventually gained her instructors license. Her curiosity for the physics of the body guided her into the therapeutic and myofascial arena. Paired with a passion for the energetic connectivity of us all, her sessions have been described as, “wildly intuitive.” Molly encourages a conversation between her work and the client’s bodymind response. “She worked patiently while encompassing me as a whole. I left feeling fully embodied and refreshed from the depths to the extremities.”
After a decade of work, Molly’s practice has included success working with: sciatica, plantar fascitis, ACL tears, hunched shoulders (hyperkyphosis), psoas issues, pain associated with degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, neck discectomies and spinal fusions. Her clients range from runners, cyclists, and climbers, to those seeking energetic attunement, and to those combatting the stiffness of sitting at a desk all day.
Beyond the physical realm, Molly has expanded her energy work through Reiki I and II training, aiding clients to acknowledging and releasing internal trauma and blockages. Her repertoire also includes Swedish, Sports, Deep Massage (the Lauterstein method), reflexology, myofascial release, cupping, and she was runner-up in the Austin Birth Awards in 2013 for best pre-natal therapist. Molly continues to study in both physical and energetic practices to bolster her work and broaden her spectrum. Come visit her for structural work, or to retune, refine, relax, and head to outer space.
Emily Kolb, LMT
Emily is a well-rounded massage therapist who specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Sports massage. She earned her massage therapy license from Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, TX in 2015. Over the course of her practice, Emily’s curiosity in structural work intensified as she found herself searching for the root cause of each symptom and grew tired of simply “chasing pain.” This curiosity led her to the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, CO, and she is now able to offer clients Rolfing services in addition to massage therapy. Rolfing is a method of bodywork that addresses the root cause of structural concerns, not just the symptoms.
The foundation of Emily’s work is rooted in the principle of wholism. When working with clients, she strives to meet one’s body where it is while also seeking to understand where it has been. At her core, she appreciates the power of interconnectedness and believes that one’s individual parts cannot be fully understood without understanding the entire whole. Emily’s philosophy is that every client is unique and that optimal results are only achieved when she and her client work together collaboratively while supporting each client in reaching his/her desired goals. She finds bodywork profoundly rewarding as she gets a front-row seat to witnessing others grow, transform their minds and bodies, and become the best versions of themselves.
When Emily is not working as a Rolfer or Massage Therapist, you can find her outdoors being physically active. She enjoys climbing mountains or trail running with her two dogs, Sambo and Zeyda. She loves to travel, explore local restaurants, and connect with new people.
RheAnnon Shipp, LMT
RheAnnon is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts in 2011. Early in her career, RheAnnon was passionate about massage as a means of pain relief that could help people avoid becoming addicted to pain medication. Now, she more fully appreciates the larger scope of healing and wellness that massage provides her clients; from simple relaxation to pain relief to balance the mind and body. She has advanced training in Thai Massage that provides the skills to increase range of motion, stretching and compression to deep muscle structures. RheAnnon customizes each massage to fit her clients’ therapeutic needs.
MODALITIES: Swedish, Shiatsu, Sports, Deep Tissue, Table Thai, Thai, & Reiki
SPECIALTIES: Soundtrack therapy (picks the “right vibe”), Low Back, Shoulders, & Legs
Natalie Vimont, LMT
Natalie started paying attention to massage techniques when she was about five years old, hanging around college-students and hearing them ooh and aah over the back rubs they were trading. In 2001 she apprenticed in Japanese pressure-point therapy but didn’t pursue licensure until 2013 when she began attending Colorado School of Healing Arts in Lakewood, Colorado. She knew that massage could help people physically feel and function better, but she didn’t anticipate how encompassing massage can be, supporting mental and emotional health along with multiple body systems. The revelation fueled her to obtain certifications in Reflexology, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, and Cranio-Sacral Massage in addition to the standard Deep Tissue Swedish program. She also augmented her training with classes in Hydrotherapy (hot stone), Applied Kinesiology, Trauma Touch Therapy, and Raindrop Essential Oil Massage Treatment, among others.
Natalie uses all of her training and skills to invite her clients into a collaborative relationship with their body to alleviate physical discomfort, effectively respond to body signals, and develop a relationship of trust with their body. So many of us get caught up anticipating where our bodies might limit our daily experience. “Our attention tends to gravitate to how tired we are, where we feel a headache coming on, how scattered our thoughts are, and where we are experiencing pain. While all of these sensations are part of the human experience, our approach to them leads us to mistrust our bodies, always watching for where and how they will limit our abilities to fully function at a given moment.” Through her individually tailored, integrative massage sessions, Natalie seeks to enable a relationship with the body that honors the amazing work our bodies do for us every second of our lives, to translate the sensations of the body into healthy recognition of what the body is communicating and to effectively respond using massage techniques so the body becomes a facilitator for a full and engaged life. She uses massage, not just for momentary relaxation, but to support whole being health that endures beyond the time her clients spend on her table.
Kayla Murray, LMT
Kayla is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in deep tissue massage, fire cupping, and prenatal massage. She received her massage license, esthetic license, and fire cupping certificate from Aveda Institute of Denver in 2012. From there she decided to expand her knowledge in the field and received her Holistic Health certificate from Red Rocks community college where her focus changed from not only healing the body but also the mind and soul. She has a strong passion for art and nature and often will suggest these to her clients as continued work for their healing outside of the treatment room. She is constantly expanding her knowledge of holistic health, and new modalities of healing for herself and her clients. If you like deep, therapeutic work, then she is the therapist for you.
Ali Nolan, LMT, LAc, Dipl Ac, Renew Studio Manager
I grew up in a family that had a strong belief in natural health. My grandfather is an herbalist and organic grain farmer (retired) and he has instilled in me the foundations of seeking natural cures first; as someone who had spent a lot of time meditating with the Earth, he always reminded me that we have been provided everything we need to have optimal health.
Upon graduating 15 years I started her career as a therapist working in Germany at an R&R program for active duty military stationed overseas. After a couple of years out of the country, I felt strongly pulled to come home to pursue an acupuncture education. I completed studies at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in 2011. Since then I have been practicing both modalities.
I like to support and empower people to listen to their own intuition and to assess their personal healing needs through education and getting in tune with the body. I believe through a little education and outside help we can tap into powerful self-care. As a provider, she deeply understands anxiety, moods, addiction, and pain. Her massage focuses on identifying trouble areas in the muscles, postural holding patterns, emotional stresses and work-related muscular usage using various techniques including acupuncture, gua sha, deep tissue massage, acupressure, hot stones, and cupping. She loves working with people and gets excited about helping them achieve their optimal health.
I’ve helped a lot of athletic clients and have worked with a lot of clients recovering from hip surgery and have developed a passion for working on hips and legs. Even in clients without noticeable issues in these areas, I have noticed that the legs don’t complain much but they always say “thank you.”
Juliana Lovinger, LMT
Juliana is a well-rounded practitioner with a genuine passion for therapeutic massage. Her intuitive style represents balance and flow. She completed her training at The Florida College of Natural Health in 2012 followed by an enriching experience working with a Chiropractor in Fort Lauderdale. She is currently a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Colorado. Her specialties include Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, and injury prevention/recovery. She has worked closely with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Herbalists, and Acupuncturists, gaining valuable experience and maximizing the well-being of her clients.
In 2009 Juliana attended The University of North Carolina at Asheville and graduated with a B.A. in Health and Wellness Promotion. In Asheville, she taught and promoted fitness and was inspired to begin her journey toward becoming a Massage Therapist. When Juliana is not practicing bodywork, she loves being outdoors, exercising, playing music, traveling, and spending time in the company of friends and family.
Jessica Chernila, LMT
Jessica received her initial certification as a Massage Therapist 22 years ago! She has since also received Thai training from various yoga studios and finally her certification in Thai Massage from Denver Integrative Massage School in 2013. She completed 265 hours of Contemplative Hatha Yoga training in 2009. She is also trained in an Ayurvedic approach to health, Yin Yoga, Dao-Yin Yoga. She teaches Yin Yoga and children’s yoga at Enshin Karate. Much of her yoga training informs her bodywork. She also studied Myofascial massage techniques at Living Arts Massage and Bodywork School in 2012. Jessica’s approach in bodywork is intuitive and integrative generally involves elements of Swedish Deep Tissue, Table Thai, yoga, and Myofascial Neuromuscular.
She’s a native to Colorado and has been a community healer, activist and artist for 22 years in the Denver community doing her therapeutic work often backstage on artists at venues such as Redrocks, The Pepsi Center, Fiddlers Green, and Festivals such as Arise, Riot Fest and Campout for the Cause.
Adrianne Tamar Arachne, LMT
Adrianne began her 11-year-long journey in bodywork when she was just 18. She wasn’t entirely sure, at the time, why she was being led to the healing arts.. but a constellation of fates seemed to guide her in that direction. As it turned out, Adrianne discovered that she had the ability to be extremely present with her clients, attune her touch with above-average intuition, and facilitate a deeply peaceful environment. And above all, she fell in love with the work! Adrianne received her certification from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in Southern California and has worked in a variety of top clinics across Southern California, the Bay Area, and Colorado. She’s been blessed with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients and prides herself on her ability to help any person feel comfortable in their own skin. “You make people feel like their energy can just plop down comfortably!” her client Natascha says.
Adrianne is well-practiced in many modalities, including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular, Swedish, Sports, but finds that those who like a slow, deep, connected massage are often her most consistent clientele. Adrianne continues to believe in massage because of the obvious healing power that she witnesses in her clients, and also because of its irreplaceable role as the oldest healing modality in the world. She feels blessed to continue to offer space, time, and talents to the world of hands-on healing.
Jessica Breiner, LMT
Jessie is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in 2011. A portion of her massage training was at Swedish Medical Center where she focused on medical massage. Jessica has always enjoyed helping people, making them feel better mentally and physically. She makes a treatment plan to individualize every session to fit what the client’s body needs. Her goal is to make a significant, therapeutic change in every visit.
Jessie is currently on maternity leave but we look forward to welcoming her back soon!
MODALITIES: Sports, Injury, Table Thai, Deep tissue, Medical, Neuromuscular, Aromatherapy
SPECIALTIES: Athletes including pre/post event massage, Stress and Anxiety, Migraines, Neck, Shoulders, Hips, & Legs
Hope Barnes, LMT
Hopes passion for massage was sparked by the desire to provide relief to her Grandmother who suffered from severe chronic pain. At the age of 19, her training started with an apprenticeship; working with a therapist skilled in myofascial release and cranial sacral therapy. She learned Dr. Gillespies’s CFT approach and how to work with connective tissue as well as muscle tissue. Her formal education was completed at Source Institute of Health and Esthetics in Florida.
Alicia Marsicovetere LMT, B.S., Owner
Alicia is Owner of Renew Massage Studio, LLC, and is passionate about providing excellent therapeutic massage services to our community. Alicia is no longer seeing clients, because she is focused on running the business, spending time with her family and children, and is currently teaching massage therapy full time at Emily Griffith Technical College, here in Denver. She is passionate about passing on all the knowledge she has learned in her 14 years of experience in this industry to the future generation of massage therapists.
Alicia received her professional massage therapy certification in 2005 from the Southwest Academy of Natural Therapies in Grand Junction. She is Colorado registered and insured through ABMP. Alicia also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from the University of Florida.
Alicia practices therapeutic and treatment based massage, focusing on individual aches, pains, and tension areas, and using her intuitive and compassionate nature. She believes massage is very important for physical and emotional health and well-being. She incorporates a combination of techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, and Stretching into each message depending on the individual needs of each client. She is also trained in Hot Stone Massage, Cupping, and Prenatal massage for expecting moms.
She also enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the great outdoors of beautiful Colorado.