If you have noticed something special about Renew, it is truly our unique staff and the expertise they bring. We strive to give our clients the best possible experience and offer a unique service menu. We have 125 years of combined experience among our group, with an average of over 10 years!
Kay Grayson, LMT
Kay is our featured Therapist for the month of February so you can take $10 off all sessions when you book her!
Kay Grayson graduated from Emily Griffith Technical College and is currently a licensed massage therapist in Colorado. Kayla found her passion in massage therapy to provide comfort and relief for her sister, who is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Her enthusiasm for massage shows through her focused style. She specializes in working on the neck and shoulders, and is determined to help relieve tension headaches and poor posture. She prioritizes mental health and wellbeing through naturalistic means, providing a different option for a person’s health. She also specializes in integrative massage, hot stones, and deep Swedish.
On her free time, Kayla enjoys drawing and graphic design, going to concerts, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Nikki Trigg, LMT, Medical Massage Practitioner
- Medical Massage – Performed with the intent of improving conditions or pathologies diagnosed by a doctor.
- Cranial Sacral Therapy – Gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum.
- Deep Tissue – Deep pressure is applied to benenfit chronic muscle tension.
- PNF Stretching – A set of stretches used in a clinical environment to enhance both active and passive range of motion.
- Hot/Cold Stone Massage – “Thermotherapy” includes hot or cold stones to enhance your massage session. Heat for deeper tissue penetration, Cold for decreasing inflammation.
- Sports Massage – Alleviates stress and tension which build up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activities. Reduces injuries, alleviates inflammation. Including but not limited to stretching and deep tissue massage.
- Aromatherapy – The use of essential oils penetrates the air and body to enhance a feeling of well-being.
- Pre/Post-Natal Massage – Focuses on relaxing the expectant mother of sore or tense muscles.
Danielle Biechner, L.Ac, LMT, BCTMB
Danielle is a holistic medicine practitioner that combines formal education in Traditional Oriental Medicine with 15 years of massage and bodywork practice to attune, unwind, and nourish your whole body with an effective treatment that gets straight to the point, and gives transformative results.
Danielle received her massage training at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2003. After a few years of practice, she moved to Seattle and interned as a colon hydrotherapist at the Tummy Temple where she acquired extensive training in organ and abdominal massage, specializing in the digestive system, women’s health, and fertility.
In 2008 she experienced a sudden illness that changed her body, and life, forever. After months of misdiagnosis, she looked into acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. This inspired Danielle to earn her Master’s of Traditional Oriental Medicine degree from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, California. Danielle’s experience with acupuncture and Chinese medicine has nurtured a profound healing and detoxification process that has given her a deep foundation to draw upon in her practice today.
Danielle specializes in deep tissue massage, integrated acupuncture and massage therapy treatments, women’s health, specific injury treatment, prenatal and postnatal care, fertility challenges, digestive issues, cosmetic acupuncture, and stress management.
Aleeta Sutter, LMT
Aleeta graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage and has been practicing full time since 2008. Her philosophy is that the more bodywork you receive, the better you are able to detect when you need attention on specific areas. This also helps the body and mind connect so we can truly appreciate how they affect one another. This can then empower us to more proactive in learning how to take care of ourselves.
She believes that everything we do in our lives has the potential to create repetitive stress on our bodies and minds, and just the act of allowing time for self-care can help people figure out the puzzles of their daily actions and the postures it creates. Part of her treatment process is listening to what a client requests and intuitively working out the patterns by using her knowledge and experience to see how the body responds. Her specialty is the neck, shoulder, jaw, upper back, and arms, but looks forward to the opportunity with whatever is presented to try and bring healing and relief.
Aleeta believes in helping people find their path to wellness one massage at a time.
Anna Dugan, LMT
As a native of Colorado and the Front Range, Anna has been inspired by the natural beauty of our state to achieve a life of wellness for herself and those around her. After earning her undergraduate degree at CU Boulder, building a successful career in the organic produce industry, and living abroad for five years while earning a graduate degree, she decided to pursue a hands-on skill. Massage therapy enabled her to be creative and active while continuing to focus on her own health, the health of her community and the health of the planet. Anna is constantly expanding her toolbox of massage therapy skills but specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, lymphatic drainage, neuromuscular therapy, and range of motion. She also integrates modalities such as myofascial release, motion palpation, hot stone, sports massage, body scrubs and has experience working with children and seniors. Anna is personable and passionate about her clients and works to ensure each session is an authentic, productive experience that will guide the body toward balance and healing.
Welcome Lauren Minnie, LMT
Lauren’s Massage journey began when she became aware of the numerous therapeutic benefits of massage therapy during her years of intensive pre-professional ballet training in Ohio, New York City, and Virginia. Several years later, while living in Santa Monica, California, Lauren began to read about applying specific massage techniques which she began practicing on friends and family, who acknowledged her intuitive quality of touch and encouraged her to consider attending Massage Therapy school. Lauren eventually enrolled at the Massage School of Santa Monica, California in 2000, and felt right at home.
Upon graduating, Lauren moved to Boulder to begin her work as a Massage Therapist. Throughout 16 years living in Boulder, she maintained a private practice and has worked for The St. Julien Hotel and Spa, Massage Specialists, and Bodywork Bistro. Since relocating to Denver, she has worked for The Wellness Center, and continues offering massage therapy with a private practice in Washington Park. With 20 years of experience, Lauren’s passion for health and wellness continues to evolve within all forms of healing, through both holistic living, and connecting with clients and bodyworkers.
Lauren’s massage style is an integrated flow of many modalities, based in Swedish and Neuromuscular Massage, while utilizing Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapy when called to. Her style accompanies grounding energy work to instill an ultimate sense of calm and vitality within the body and mind. Lauren’s quality of care focuses on the specific needs of each and every client, so that their session can be of benefit, and ultimately help to promote relaxation within the nervous system.
Connecting with others and creating a life filled with many healing and nourishing practices are essential to Lauren, as is her love of diverse music genres, dance, yoga, creative writing, art, Eastern philosophy and creating healthy, plant-based food to thrive by! Lauren enjoys supporting the health and happiness of others through providing therapeutic bodywork, and is grateful to be a part of the process as a Massage Therapist.
Emily (Em) Cameron, LMT
Emily graduated from the Emily Griffith Technical College Massage Therapy Program in 2019. She excelled as a student and worked on clients in the school clinic, practicing a variety of techniques and modalities including deep tissue, prenatal, cupping, hydrotherapy, and hot stones. Emily also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Fort Lewis College where she discovered her interest in ethics. She believes that we cannot be our best without taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally, and believes that massage can play a significant role in bettering all of these areas of our lives.
A typical massage with Emily includes a mixture of slow, relaxing techniques combined with deeper, more specific work on focus areas. If you’re looking for an overall feeling of deep relaxation but still want that knot that’s been bothering you worked out, Emily is the therapist for you. She allows her intuition and compassion for her clients to guide her through each session and makes informed and thorough treatment plans unique to each client’s specific needs.
When Emily is not giving a massage, you can find her on a mountain or lounging in one of her many flower or vegetable gardens.
Erin O’brien, LMT
Erin earned her associates degree in Occupational Therapy and has over 1000 hours of massage therapy training. Her path started with a Yoga Teacher training in 2009, and afterwards, she felt called to more therapeutic healing bodywork.
Erin practiced massage 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: Therapeutic, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and working with athletes.
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, Licensed Esthetician ( Amber will be off the schedule in December, but returning this Spring ***)
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, and it was the power of Massage Therapy and vowed to also become that expert for others.
Amber’s 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 fasciitis, 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.
RheAnnon Shipp, LMT, Assistant Manager
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, Lead Therapist
What I care about when you come into my treatment space is knowing what will support you. Do you need a space of time to not talk or churn through thoughts about your life, but deeply relax and BE in your body? Are you experiencing real physical discomfort, and relief would allow you to be more present to your day? Is there some aspect of your existence that you need to sort through without anything else being asked of you? There is space and support on my massage table for all of these. During sessions, I blend my modalities and life learning to attend to your particular frame of being, according to what you communicate. By the end of your treatment my aim is for you to feel more relaxed and able in your body.
I am certified for the following and my sessions can incorporate any of my modalities:
•Lymphatic Drainage Massage
•Cranial Sacral Massage
Kayla Murray, LMT, Lead Therapist and Event Coordinator
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, Lead Therapist
Ali grew up in a family that had a strong belief in natural health. Her grandfather was an herbalist and organic grain farmer (retired) and had instilled 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 ago, Ali 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, she felt strongly pulled to come 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 likes 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. She believe through a little education and outside help, you 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.
Ali has helped a lot of athletic clients, has worked with a lot of clients recovering from hip surgeries, and has developed a passion for working on hips and legs. Even in clients without noticeable issues in these areas, she has noticed that the legs don’t complain much, but they always say “thank you.”
Juliana Lovinger, LMT
Juliana graduated with a B.A. in Health and Wellness Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2009. In Asheville, she taught and promoted fitness while learning about the world of healing arts. It was through those experiences that she was inspired to embark on a journey to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2012. Along the way, her practice has led her to become a well-rounded practitioner with a genuine passion for what she provides. Her style is rooted in balance, specifically by using both therapeutic and relaxation techniques. She has also worked closely with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Herbalists, and Acupuncturists gaining valuable knowledge and experience in helping to facilitate healing within the body. Juliana’s communication skills, heightened intuition, and knowledge of human anatomy enable her to find and pinpoint troubled areas in each individual’s body. She excels at engaging with her clients to ensure she is delivering the right amount of pressure and technique to help achieve session goals. Her specialties include Deep Tissue, Prenatal/Postnatal Massage, massage therapy for trauma & grief, Trigger Point Therapy, stretching, Swedish Massage, injury prevention/recovery, and Sports Massage. Her massage sessions are often blended to include a combination of many of these techniques depending on each individual client’s needs. When Juliana is not practicing bodywork, she loves being out in nature with her husband and dog, exercising, playing music, traveling, and spending time in the company of friends and family.
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 and 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.
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
Emily Kolb, LMT, Rolfer
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.
Alicia Marsicovetere LMT, B.S., Owner
Alicia is the 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. 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.
( Photo credits: Michaela Joy Photography)