Kristy helps with the Herbalism Roots program that is part of the Denver Integrative Massage School. Kristy is a graduate of the Denver Integrative Massage School and proud to be a part of these incredible programs. She’s always had a passion for health and wellness, and bodywork is what she knew she should be doing. As a student, she knew this was a unique school and that she wanted to be a part of it. She believes in it wholeheartedly.
Kristy has the pleasure of working directly with the students and clinic clients on a daily basis, helping organize events, and keeping everything in order behind the scenes. Along with working at the school, Kristy has her own Thai Yoga Massage practice.
Alisa Kalina is a certified Reiki Practitioner, Clairsentient Healer, and licensed Cosmetologist with a passion for being of service to others. With previous experience in social work, counseling, energy work, and advice columnist, Alisa is thrilled to now be of service and support to our wonderful students. She is honored to be a part of such an extraordinary organization and one of a kind school.
On the front lines and behind the scenes, Alisa is committed to the success of our students achieving their dreams and having fun while doing it!
Originally from Nebraska, Molly came to the Denver Integrative Massage School in March of 2016 to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a massage therapist. She joined the DIMS administrative team June of 2016 and is loving every minute of it! With her Bachelors in Business Administration, she uses her management and organization skills by ensuring that all three programs are prepared for each day. Molly has her hand in several different parts of the school by meeting with potential students, scheduling students for clinic, and ensuring that the school is in order each day. Now a licensed massage therapist, she enjoys working on friends and family whenever she can. Molly is honored to be a part of the staff at DIMS and to help other students achieve their dreams too!
Catherine has been a practicing Herbalist and Educator for 14 years, serving as faculty at several Colorado vocational schools in the Boulder/Denver area, including the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, Seven Bowls School of Nutrition, North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, Healing Spirits Massage Training Program, and Nutrition Therapy Institute. Her experience as an educator includes teaching adults and youth as well as outdoors and in the classroom. She teaches a variety of holistic health and life science subjects, including: Human Physiology and Pathology, Herbal Therapeutics, Plant Identification, Medicine Making, Nutrition and Nature Connection. She currently enjoys a professional life that blends Herbal/Nutritional counseling, Herbal Education and connecting youth with Nature.
Hillary is the founder and director of three programs at the Denver Integrative Massage School: The 600-Hour Massage Program, the 600-Hour Aesthetics Program, and the 500-Hour Herbalism Program. Hillary has been practicing Thai Yoga Massage for over a decade and has been teaching massage for over eight years. Hillary has had extensive training in Thailand, and her practice and teaching draws from her Thai Yoga Massage studies as well as her work with a local Physical Therapist. Hillary is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Colorado, a Registered Thai Therapist, a Registered Yoga Therapist, and a Certified Herbalism. Hillary began her Herbalism journey when she first visited Thailand over 11 years ago. She was introduced to Thai Herbal Compresses, which are poultices of Thai herbs, roots, and flowers, that are wrapped in fabric, steam heated, and pressed along the body during a massage and/or facial. Hillary studied Thai herbs in Thailand and used them in her massage practice, via compresses, oils, and lotions, for years for muscular pain relief and aromatherapy. Through an effort to “Go More Local”, Hillary began to study medicinal plants of the Colorado region over 2 years ago, in particular, plants she could grow in her garden and use to make herbal medicines. Hillary believes it’s a beautiful combination for a healing practitioner to be a Certified Herbalist along with being a Licensed Massage Therapist and/or Licensed Aesthetician–a Triad of Wellness Success!
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