Health & Wellness Blog

By: Amber Stevens

Author of  Food, Feelings and Freedom: The End to Emotional Eating

Why Social Connections Matter for Your Well-Being

Why Social Connections Matter for Your Well-Being Hey there! Let's talk about something super important: the power of social connections. In our busy, tech-filled lives, it's easy to forget how crucial our relationships are. But trust me, staying connected with...

Acupuncture for Anxiety – Stick a Needle in it

Acupuncture for Anxiety - Stick a Needle in it! Anxiety. That word alone can spark feelings of unease – tension, worried thoughts and uncertainty. Anxiety, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association, is the “experience of persistent and excessive worry...

Effectiveness of Probiotics: Exploring Their Impact

Effectiveness of Probiotics: Exploring Their Impact What an amazing weekend in beautiful Estes Park, CO. The sun shining. Elk grazing. And a plethora of healthy microbes. I couldn’t see these, of course, but they surrounded me and filled my body...

Life Habits

Life Habits It’s not your lifestyle that’s the problem! “I need to change my lifestyle. It’s not working for me. I need to be healthier.” I hear this, or a version of this, many times a day as clients reach out...

Feeling off balance? Check your breathing!

Feeling off balance? Check your breathing! It’s cold and flu season again. We’ve had the sniffles and found empty tissue boxes. The body feels pretty “blah” at this time but have you noticed something else? - a sense of moving...

5 Body Acceptance Practices You Can Try Today

5 Body Acceptance Practices You Can Try Today When it comes to our bodies, I frankly, am sick of tired of the notion of waiting. That notion of until next year,  of putting living life off—for when the “ideal” weight...

Thigmotropism: Response To Touch

Thigmotropism: Response To Touch Let’s channel our inner Dora the Explorer - “can you say Thigmotropism?” Ok so this isn’t a Spanish word like Dora is fond of, but it was certainly Greek to me the first time I heard...

Time for the Ahimsa Diet

Time for the Ahimsa Diet A new word entered my world and I can’t shake the meaning. This word - Ahimsa - means “do no harm”. It is a sanskrit word to abstain from causing injury. As a wellness practitioner,...

Amber Stevens

(She/Her)

Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist & Health Coach

Schedule with Amber

Amber Stevens, your guide and dedicated wellness professional. She believes in the body and mind’s natural ability to heal – if given the right tools and support. Trained as both a massage therapist and holistic health coach, she will help you create a completely personalized road map to health that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Amber loves the outdoors taking inspiration from nature, random acts of kindness, Hippocrates and Dr. Seuss. Oh – and Calvin and Hobbes of course.

Winner: Best of the Best Arvada 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2023 – Massage Therapist & Health Coach

Amber was featured on Voyage Denver, Go Solo, CanvasRebel, and Shout Out Colorado.

Amber is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Medical Examiners Association. She received her training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge health coach training program where she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s leading health and wellness experts. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health.

She is further trained as a Mindful-Based Eating Awareness (MB-Eat) Instructor through the MB-Eat, National Institutes of Health’s evidence-based program offered by Andrea Lieberstein and Founder, Jean Kristeller.

She also graduated from the Colorado School of Healing Arts through their 700-hour program covering all essential massage modalities. I expanded my massage education in prenatal massage. I am an insured practitioner through the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) organization where I also participate in continuing education opportunities.

She completed the Z Health Essentials program to focus on and improve the connection between the brain and body as informed from a neuroscience perspective.

She is a Level 1 Certified Myofascial Release Therapist through Fascial Integrative Therapies.

Amber is also a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Sleep and Stress Resiliency Coach.

Additionally, she is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

Recently, Amber has enjoyed a position as an Enrichment Educator for the Nutrition Therapy Institute.

Amber is the Author of Food, Feelings, and Freedom: The End to Emotional Eating and is an international speaker on the subjects of emotional eating, mindful eating, stress management and overall well-being.

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Tracy Schmidt

(She/Her)

Licensed Massage Therapist

Schedule with Tracy

Tracy is a passionate bodyworker who has been helping people feel the best they can for over 20 years.  She uses a mix of neuromuscular, deep tissue, Swedish and other massage techniques in an intuitive and collaborative way to help transform your tight spots into ones that flow. She will share her findings with you and provide a plan to continue your healing between sessions.  Tracy is inspired by nature-flowers and trees, by the hum of bees and calls of birds, by animals of all kinds; by music, and by the kindness and joy that lives in people’s hearts. Heart connections with animals and people are what make this life worth living!

Tracy Schmidt is a Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist. She received her training at the Colorado School of Healing Arts, and graduated the 680 hour program covering all essential massage modalities.  Most recently, Tracy received her certification as a Trauma Touch Therapist from the Colorado School of Healing Arts. She is an insured practitioner through Beauty and Bodywork Insurance.

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