Katrina Scott, Office Manager
I was born in Denver, Colorado. I grew up on Green Mountain with my parents and my younger brother, where I graduated High School in 1995. I went to Fort Lewis College in Durango, where I studied Journalism and Mass Communications. Although I have an appreciation and talent for Literary Journalism and creative nonfiction, the majority of my teenage years and adult life has been spent working with preschool aged children. As a former Preschool Ministry Director, I have worked with children in many different capacities, from teaching to planning, directing to training others.
I have been very blessed to be a part of the Alpine Wellness team for 5 years now. I have always been passionate about taking good care of myself and my family. I have 3 children of my own and prefer and pursue natural health care alternatives, whenever possible. I love dancing, everything from the Lindy Hop to Hip-hop, it is so freeing! I enjoy reading, arts and crafts, hiking and quality-time with friends and family. I have found a great cultural match here at Alpine Wellness and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of a practice that promotes optimal health and teaches others a better way of life.
Michelle Dragon, LMT, RM
Welcome to my massage table! You were probably referred by a
trusted friend or your chiropractor, both of which would know that I am
committed to helping my clients find a place in gravity where they experience “
I love to work with fascia and deep tissue to help release those areas that are over or under functioning in your body. Congestion in the tissue can be very painful, affect range of motion; and also create compensation structurally within the body. Releasing those microscopic adhesions can allow energy to flow uninterrupted via the meridians and nerve pathways in the body. The hands on therapy and movement education I provide, helps create structural, functional, and energetic changes in the body that help free mind, body and spirit from limitations, injury and pain. Connective tissue envelops and connects all parts of the body: including bones, muscles, organs, and skin; forming an interconnected web which literally holds your body in gravity.
My interest in massage therapy began with the birth of my first daughter and a gifted infant massage book from India. It did not take me long to realize the benefits my baby and I received as a result of this important touch!!
In 1993, I completed an Applied Science degree in Dental Technology. I was very good at making dental prosthesis; and my interest was piqued with the understanding of cranial –sacral primary respiration. There is an integral relation between the cranium and the jaw and teeth. Furthermore, there is a specific relation between cranial function and the pelvis. The brain stem becomes the spinal cord, which is the “information superhighway” of your nervous system. Your brain and nervous system controls, the workings of every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body!
Many who have cranial faults have problems with the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint – TMJ). Dysfunction of the cranial- sacral primary respiratory system can cause many health problems. Corrections are usually easily obtained and have a lasting effect.
I followed with a National Certification in Body Work and Massage Therapy in 2002 from East Wind School of Holistic Healing in Iowa City, Iowa. I also became a Reiki Master. Prior to moving to Colorado 1n 2004, I was a licensed practitioner and owner of Radiant Heart Healing in Cedar Rapids Iowa.
Here at Alpine Wellness Chiropractic I am working closely with Dr. Denesa in offering modalities that work together with correction of spinal and other joint subluxations. Coordinating deep-tissue, neuromuscular therapy, Trigger Point, and Myofascial release focuses on the manipulation of soft tissue- muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia for increased healing, enhanced function of the body, and relaxation. Softening the muscles and their attaching tendons and muscles allows them to better conform to the new alignment. Using both massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments together allows both systems to re-adjust to a new equilibrium and is more efficient than expecting one on its own to remake the whole. The healthcare team is ideal and are wonderfully complementary as each enhances the effects of the other.
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
2:30 pm-6:00 PM
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
2:30 pm-6:00 PM
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
2:30 pm-6:00 PM
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