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I have continued my relaxing and nurturing acupuncture treatments and am happy to report as of May 2006, I remain pain free and have resumed my vigorous lifestyle with a vengeance...Read More

Having both sessions each week helps keep my muscles loose and helps the muscle pain go away, allowing me to play volleyball, hike, and enjoy other physical activities... Read More

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Meet the Back to Basics Health Center team members...

Acupuncture

Leslie J. Kancir, L. Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist

Leslie obtained a Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. The program consisted of over 2800 hours of Oriental medical training, including acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Leslie is a licensed acupuncturist with the State of Colorado, #949, and she has a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which encompasses acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.

Leslie specializes in treating infertility (male and female), musculo-skeletal/pain syndromes, and Facial Rejuvenation.  She also provides a wide range of Chinese herbs and Usana nutritional supplements.

As an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, Leslie is a facilitator of your healing. You, as the patient, truly heal yourself via the modalities and services she offers.

 

Massage Therapy

DianaDiana Stoddard C.M.T.
Massage Therapist

Diana Stoddard is a graduate of the Colorado School of Healing Arts 1000 Hour Associates of Occupational Studies program. She is a registered massage therapist with certifications in Sports Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and additional training in TMJ Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Hot Stones, Healing Touch and Reiki.

When Diana isn't learning new massage techniques, she spends most of her time outdoors, often with her dog, Daisy. As an avid trail runner, backpacker and nature girl, she's familiar with the aches and pains associated with playing hard. She believes that ”green” massage therapy is a healthier choice, electing to use organic, chemical free linens and natural, animal cruelty free lotions (organic fair-trade shea butter also available upon request).

She believes that we’re all on wellness journey. She is committed to providing compassionate, intelligent massage therapy utilizing various modalities to meet your individualized goals. Her goal is to work with you to facilitate long-lasting changes and restore you to optimum health. Take a few more steps toward your enhanced vitality and physical well-being today!

 

Jerry Munson
Certified PUSH Therapist/Massage Therapy

Jerry Munson graduated from the Colorado School of Healing Arts with over 1500 hours of massage training. He has advanced training in PUSH Muscle Therapy and Neuromuscular massage (pain management), Sports (performance and rehab enhancement), and Reflexology (use of pressure points on the feet and hands to relax and rebalance the body).

He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Sports Team and has participated, as a massage therapist, in the Triple Bypass Bicycle Tour, the Bicycle Tour of Colorado and Ride the Rockies.

His philosophy is to help your body heal itself naturally, without drugs, through bodywork. And because he is confident you will love the results of his natural bodywork, he offers a satisfaction guarantee. If, at the end of a session with Jerry, you are not completely satisfied, your session will be free.

 

Jeanne Ratchford
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist

Jeanne is a graduate of the Colorado School of Healing Arts 700-hour massage therapy, oncology, lymphatic drainage and Trauma Touch Therapy™ programs. She is currently pursuing additional training in visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute, Inc. Her passion is to help people discover and tap into their natural healing abilities to improve their overall well-being.

 She has extensive experience in working with clients with various medical concerns, including limited mobility, arthritis, cancer, Parkinson's disease, ALS, congestive heart failure and dementia. Jeanne divides her practice between working with rehabilitative and therapeutic massage and comfort and support massage for cancer and hospice patients.

 

DougDouglas Dudgeon

Douglas Dudgeon. holds an Associates Degree of Occupational Studies in Massage from the Colorado School of Healing Arts in Lakewood, Colorado. Douglas’s specialties are Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), Healing Touch Therapy (HTT), Massage Therapy (CMT), Reflexology (Reflexologist), and Trauma Touch Therapy (TTTTM)

My entire life I have been emphatic: a person who sensates to people, animals, nature and places. The energy that runs through me propelled me to begin my extensive study of energy and energy’s effect on the body facilitating healing.

Your life experience changes through the different energetic therapies I use by gaining insights and clarity into your Body/Mind/Soul when their connections are in alignment. As with Trauma Touch TherapyTM when your lifes experiences have been lightened from body, transformation occurs. You will discover your own natural healing abilities that provide enhancement to your health and well-being.

I specialize in Heart Centered Therapies, with attention for you to gain wholeness, connectedness, essence, and oneness of your Body/Mind/Spirit. I work with ancient and modern practices of energy medicine using bodywork techniques.

 

Psycho Therapy

Rachel MackoRachel Macko

Rachel Macko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Colorado and California. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mainly works with adults who are overcoming depression, anxiety, substance abuse and/or trauma. She prides herself on taking a strengths-based approach to healing while helping her clients focus on measurable progress and positive change during various life transitions.

She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, college counseling, community mental health, youth development, dual diagnosis rehabilitation centers and public health education. Most recently she worked at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in California where she provided training to Family Medicine residents on behavioral health issues and counseled active duty and retired military personnel and their families. She specializes in Psychodrama as a group work method and has post-graduate training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

She possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Delaware and earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health..

 

VinceVince Bravdica,
Certified Hypnotist

Vince Bravdica. became certified in vocational hypnosis at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana, California, through their distance learning program.

Utilizing self hypnosis much of his adult life, he found hetero-hypnosis as an aggressive way to assist others in obtaining their goals. Improvement in many areas of one’s life can be achieved simply through suggestion to the subconscious mind. Most individuals can reach these goals through hypnosis.

  • Overcome exam anxiety
  • Enhance sports performance
  • Stop smoking
  • Achieve specific goals
  • And more…

Utilizing proven techniques in these common areas, he can assist in many others as well.

It is his desire to allow you to reach your achievements in the way you want to, comfortably and at your pace.

 

For more information or to book your appointment, please call us at
303.922.7946.

 

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