Jake became a massage therapist in 2011. An avid ultramarathoner and climber, he started out working with professional athletes in his community to relieve chronic pain, muscular dysfunction, and lagging recovery times.
Looking for a deeper understanding of the root causes of those issues, he trained with top practitioners to develop tools and therapies that would allow him to take a more holistic approach to mobility, wellness, and movement.
After nearly a decade of practice, he now works with all types of clients, from professional athletes to everyday people looking to improve their quality of life. He regularly teaches seminars for other bodywork practitioners, so he can spread the message of optimal function and good health.
Licensure & Certifications
- Licensed Massage Therapist
- Level 4 Thai Massage Therapist
- Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist
- Positional Release Therapist
- Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
- Kinstretch® Certified
- Levels 1 & 2 Functional Movement Systems Certification
- FMT Basic & Performance Kinesiology Taping Certification
Dana specializes in chronic pain, neurological issues such as Parkinsons Disease and Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, as well as stress reduction. Her philosophy is to treat the client as a whole, by tailoring sessions for what the client needs that session while progressing towards an end goal.
Dana’s experience in Buffalo, NY working in a comprehensive facility with neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, and physical therapists, has given her insight and understanding on how pain can change daily. She has had continuing education in deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, and oncology massage to provide well rounded, individualized treatments. Her bachelor’s degree in exercise science provides additional insight into postural modifications and movement suggestions to help disrupt the pain cycle and create change within the body.
When Dana isn’t doing bodywork, she is teaching massage and anatomy and the Cortiva Institute in Westminster, CO. You can also catch her outside enjoying all of the hiking that Colorado has to offer.