Meet the Renew Team:
Jaya Jensen, LMT
Jaya is going on 21 years as a massage therapist with a wide range of skills including deep tissue, sports, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular, lymphatic work, TMJ release, Swedish, prenatal, cupping, hot stones, aromatherapy, and Reiki. Jaya has practiced in many different settings; working with chiropractors specifically addressing serious muscle problems and working with other professionals to address spine injuries and distortions. While Jaya does a lot of deep tissue work, she also has the versatility to help clients to relax from modern-day stressors physically and emotionally with Swedish massage and energy work. Jaya is very intuitive and each massage is based on individual needs …she honors the person as they allow her to work together.
Mandy Wyatt, LMT
Mandy comes from a lineage of natural medicine practitioners. Her great-grandmother was a healer raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and passed on many remedies as well as an intuitive empathic touch. With 20 years of massage experience, Mandy is a veteran in the art of massage. She continues to enhance her skills and is currently studying to be a Holistic Health Practioner and Master Herbalist.
Mandy is proficient in many modalities of massage and energy work including Acupressure, Shiatsu, Myofascial release, Trigger point therapy, Table Thai, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Polarity Therapy. She enjoys working with headaches, migraines, whiplash, injuries and pre an post-surgical recovery.
Mandy believes all massage therapist are like a fingerprint, each has their own specific touch and art.
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.
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 balancing the mind and body, 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 Office Manager
Ali grew up in a family that had a strong belief in natural health. Her grandfather is an herbalist and organic grain farmer and has always encouraged his family and those around him to seek natural medicine. After massage school, she started her career as a massage therapist 14 years ago in Germany working at an R&R program form active duty military stationed overseas. Ali then came home to pursue an acupuncture education and completed studies at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in 2011. Since then she has been practicing both modalities.
Ali’s most recent passion is to empower people to listen to their own intuition and to assess their personal healing needs through education and workshops. 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 deep tissue, hot stones, and cupping. She loves working with people and gets excited about helping them achieve their optimal health.
Julz White, LMT
Julz has practiced her gift here in the Rockies for ten years strong and has absolutely loved every second of it. Her unique mix of deep tissue, structural integration, and sports is relaxing and results are lasting. Her professional eye is keen to postural indifference and she strongly feels the need to manipulate it.
She has always been very intuitive and believes that there’s a light energy in us all. And, if you can learn to harness that energy and use it for health, then you absolutely should!
Julz grew up on a commune in Gainesville, Florida and had an assortment of experiences at her fingertips. Her mother had scoliosis so badly that she needed traction every night just for minor pain relief. Julz would casually work on her and could see and feel the impact it had on her quality of life. She knew there was something powerful about it, so she made the best decision of her life and went to the Denver School of Massage Therapy in Westminster, Colorado.
Colorado’s active lifestyles require a good massage every month. With the amazing hiking & cycling to the four-wheeling & snow sports, there’s always a reason to be sore. Julz strongly urges everyone to get routine bodywork to enhance their lives as well as ease the pain, tension, or stress the body holds onto. Julz’ one wish is to heal the world, one person at a time.
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. Also 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.
Christa Highsmith, LMT
Christa has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2007. Studying in Illinois, she has received her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University. Christa received the majority of her massage training at the Chicago School for Massage Therapy, now a Cortiva Institute, and The School for Thai Yoga Massage in Evanston, Illinois. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Prior to her move to Denver in 2016, Christa had her private practice in Honolulu for six years specializing in athletic and sports massage. She incorporates a wide range of modalities in her massage session, mostly because she believes every client is different and has their own needs. She also specializes in myofascial release combined with deep tissue sports treatment. Christa also has prenatal and hot stone experience.
In her free time, she enjoys travel, yoga and running.
Jessica Chernila, LMT
Jessica received her initial certification as a massage therapist in 1997 in the very same building you are receiving your massage today. (Yes this building contained a very reputable massage school many years ago called The Center for Advanced Therapeutics .)
She has since also received Thai training across the state from various yoga studios and finally her certification in Thai for the table from Denver Integrative Massage School in 2013. She received her 265 hour Contemplative Hatha Yoga training in 2009 from Prana Yoga and Ayurveda and has done yin yoga and dao- yin toga trainings as well. She teaches yin 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 integrative generally involves elements of Swedish Deep Tissue, Table Thai, yoga, Myofascial Neuromuscular and Intuition. She has been a community healer and artist for 21 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.
Alicia Marsicovetere LMT, B.S., Owner
*Alicia is no longer seeing clients as she is focusing on managing the business and spending time with her 2 small children*
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 your 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 competent in Hot Stone Massage and Prenatal massage for expecting moms.
She also enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the great outdoors of beautiful Colorado.