About Us

 

Kneading Hands
“A neighborhood place”

Located in the heart of Steamboat Springs, CO, our vision is to assist people in the process of reconnecting with their bodies, mind, and spirit. We work hard to nurture, appreciate, and bring light for fostering chance in those recovering from trauma, whether physical or emotional. Approached in an innovative holistic way we will speak to the body, mind, and spirit. These three interconnected aspects will be confirmed and reclaimed by the individual.

Kneading Hands is composed of three parts:

  • Massage
  • Apothecary
  • Creative Center

MassageMassage in Steamboat Springs

Ali M. Boehm Nucerino, LMT

Owner Ali M. Boehm is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist. Having graduated from, “the Harvard of Massage Schools”, Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT), Ali has received the most up to date, relevant training in the massage industry. She is committed to furthering her knowledge with massage continuing education. She is certified in First Aid and CPR through the American Heart Association and is a proud member of The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

She welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best up-to-date service in the industry.

Heather Higgins, LMT

Heather has always known she needed to find a career that allowed her to actively help others, in a direct and tangible way.  After doing some light massage and getting rave reviews while in an essential oils class at the School of Natural Medicine in Boulder, Colorado, Heather decided she needed to pursue a career in massage therapy.  She enrolled in the Colorado School of Healing Arts and graduated two years later with an Associate’s Degree in Massage Therapy.  Her specialty areas include Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage Massage.

Heather describes her style as integrative and completely client-centered, with a focus on relieving pain, while bringing peace and balance to the nervous system.  She achieves this through slow, intentional bodywork; by working within her client’s limits, Heather allows the body to remain relaxed while still achieving therapeutic results.

Heather has a passion for adventure and discovery, both in her outer and inner worlds.  She loves to travel and has lived in Spain, Australia, and New Zealand teaching English as a second language.  In terms of exploring her inner world, Heather enjoys creating art (especially jewelry), meditation, and yoga.  She moved to Colorado 4 years ago after getting married to her husband, James.  They enjoy cooking, listening to music, and going around the ‘Boat with their two dogs, Stella and Doobs.

Rachel Slagh, LMT

Rachel graduated from the Colorado School of Healing Arts with an Associates degree in massage therapy.  Her focus areas of study include Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, and Trauma Touch Therapy.  Rachel’s bodywork focuses on effective deep tissue for chronic pain relief, coupled with hot and cool stone massage. She is also a Reiki level 3 Master/Practitioner.
Growing up in Michigan on the shores of Lake Superior, Rachel has enjoyed a passion for connecting with nature for most of her life.  She spent seven years as a kayaking guide and instructor in beautiful Copper Harbor, MI.  It was there that she got hooked on mountain biking and skiing and decided to move to Colorado.  After two years in Denver, Rachel moved to the Steamboat Springs area in November 2015. Her free time now consists of all the outdoor activities the ‘boat has to offer, as well as crafting chainmail jewelry and cooking creative plant-based meals.

The biggest love in Rachel’s life is her goffin cockatoo, Daenerys (aka Dany Cockatoo).  Dany travels just about everywhere with Rachel, even riding on the handlebars of Rachel’s bike.  Dany makes friends with everyone she meets, and is quickly becoming famous through the valley.

Trish Burger, LMT Relaxing Massage Steamboat

Trish has been a very grateful LMT since graduation from Mountain Heart School of Bodywork and Transformational Therapy in Crested Butte, CO in 2008.  She is passionate about creating a healing space for each client to progress towards their goal, whether that goal is improved performance in a physical activity, recovering from an injury, or just alleviating some of the aches and pains associated with playing or working hard in a ski town.   She specializes in creating sessions that are goal oriented using a blend of Swedish, Neuro-muscular, Sports massage, Craniosacral, Lymphatic Drainage therapy, and is a Bars®Practitioner.   A firm believer in the sacred, intuitive, mind-body connection we all possess, she takes time during each session to assist each client in reaching a relaxed, connected exploration of their own healing ability.

Sometimes physical symptoms can manifest as a result of an overload of stress in our lives.  Taking an hour or so out of your busy life to relax, restore and renew can hit your reset button, and provide you with the multitude of gifts self-care can shower!  Come see what is possible for you!

Chad Paske, LMT

Wonderful Massage Therapist is Steamboat Spring, CO

Let Chad’s strong and skilled hands alleviate your pain!

Adventure seeking Chad rarely shy’s away from a challenge. His years of rock climbing having left him with strong hands and a strong mind. He studied massage at the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado though originally from Wisconsin. His work tends to be detail oriented with broad strokes and specialized motion to create impressive releases in muscle tension. Having practiced massage for 5 years he has the knowledge and expertise to help release many stuck patterns.

Tara Propst, LMT

Tara Propst best massage therapist in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The talented and wonderful, Tara Propst, works as a massage therapist at Kneading Hands, in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Tara hails from the shores of Lake Michigan. In the fall of 2001, she traveled west seeking adventure in the outdoors. Winding up in Steamboat, she has stayed for the community and the climate. Her journeys lead her to massage school, wanting to expanded her knowledge of the mind body connection, alternative health care and the healing powers of touch to combat dis-ease.  Propst, graduated from Mountain Heart Massage School in Crested Butte Colorado class of 2007. Tara, since has worked for the Grand Spa starting winter of 07, and joined the Kneading Hands Team in 2010. Her bodywork is unique with a blend of stretching and moving the body, yet with a therapeutic touch.  She loves working with athletes of all kinds from yogis to crossfitters. She also enjoys being challenged by injures. Some people call her “Tarapeutic”.

Kaitlyn Cole, LMT

Kaitlyn Cole LMT, is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from Mountain Massage Institute in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Kaitlyn is originally from Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University to study biology. Kaitlyn discovered her passion for massage therapy after receiving Maya massage during her pregnancy. “After experiencing all of the benefits of Prenatal massage, I knew I wanted to heal and help other through massage. Now I love what I do.” Kaitlyn is certified and practices Swedish massage, deep tissue, prenatal, sports, reflexology, acupressure, Lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, and hot stone massage. She continues to add new modalities to her skill set. Kaitlyn is also a herbal apprentice studying herbal medicine and nutrition.

Rich Levy, LMT Rich specialized in deep tissue, neuromuscular, and sports massage

Rich has been practicing Bodywork since 1996.  His focus is on mechanics and the physical body.  He has continuing education in fascia work, orthopedic and neuromuscular massage.  He has extensive experience in sports, pre- and post-event and pain management massage modalities.  He has lived in Steamboat since 1993 and enjoy Cross-country skiing, hiking, mountain and road biking and self-supported bicycle touring.

Choose from a variety of massage services:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Thai Techniques
  • Seated Chair Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Specialized TMJ Massage
  • Hot Scalp Massage
  • Raindrop Technique
  • Craniosacral
  • Prenatal Massage

Not sure what treatment is right for you? Give a call at 970-846-8444 and we can discuss your specific goals.

Apothecary

The Apothecary portion of Kneading Hands connects herbal healing in an accessible way, by providing raw materials, education, and lovingly crafted products.

Certified in Herbology by the Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI), Ali has learned how to incorporate botanicals as a natural means for healing.

Creative Center

The Creative Center is a combination of classes, events, Essential Oil Drop Stop…your one drop shop, and retail items made by local artisans that is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

“Creativity has the power to change the world”.

Creative Center at Kneading Hands

Make your own herbal products

Kneading Hands
306 Oak Street
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-846-8444