Colorado Chapter

About the Colorado Chapter of AMTA

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) company representing more than 58,000 Massage Therapists nationwide. Our Colorado Chapter proudly supports over 1,900 members practicing in the State of Colorado. Our Chapter provides:

  • Exceptional continuing education opportunities three (3) times each year
  • Encourages networking and social opportunities
  • Fosters an awareness of legislative changes and requirements within our profession
  • Strives to educate our communities about the benefits of receiving skilled massage

Please feel free to contact any of our Chapter Board members – we’d love to meet you!

 

Meet Your 2021 Board Members

 Colorado Chapter President

Shelly Cox, LMT

 I graduated from Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in October 1998. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Colorado and Certified in Neuromuscular Therapy by The International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapy. I am also a certified  RNR therapist. 

When not working, I love to hang out with my 18 year son, John,  and my husband, Kevin. We enjoy going to basketball, baseball, football and hockey games, along with going to the movies, fishing, bowling, rodeos, camping and traveling.


 Colorado Chapter Secretary

Rebecca Lambert, LMT, CNMT, BCTMB, RM/T

Massage, bodywork, and natural health have interested me as long as I can remember, and I am priveleged to turn my passion into a profession! I am licensed in the state of Colorado, am Board Certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork by the NCBTMB, and am a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I integrate many techniques into a session to help relieve pain, increase mobility, manage stress, and improve your overall feeling of wellbeing. 


Colorado Chapter Financial Administrator

Gahlen Crawford

At Intuitive Science Holistic Massage Center LLC, we are dedicated to putting people at the center of our focus with the goal to promote healthier and happier lives through touch. Here you can experience a one-of-a-kind relaxation and restoration near the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Pueblo and/or Colorado Springs. We pride ourselves on being an eco-friendly spa by using sustainably sourced, vegan products while still offering the spa amenities you need to maximize your relaxation and wellness. We are a state-of-the-art facility that presents therapies beyond that of the average day spa.


 Colorado BOD Member #1 (Education)

Troy Lavigne

Troy Lavigne graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and holds specialized certifications in Orthopedic/Sports and Pediatric massage. He is currently the Director of Education for the Colorado AMTA and is a published author for Advanced Healing Journal as well as a published researcher. 

Troy opened his massage clinic in Boulder CO in 2005. He was the head massage therapist for the Colorado Rapids U-23 Team and the Oskar Blues Professional Indoor Arena Team. For six seasons Troy was the Head Soigneur for the Trek Factory Racing Olympic Mountain Bike team. He also spent a season with the Cannondale Factory Racing team before giving up life on the road to spend time with his family. During that time he also worked with the US, Canadian, Australian, British and Spanish Cycling Associations.

In 2016 Troy switched his treatment focus from Olympic Athletes to the pediatric population and in 2017 provided massage care for children with disabilities in the slums of India with the LiddleKidz Foundation. 

In 2011 Troy began to design his own continuing education course called the Sensory Approach to Manual Therapy, which he spent 8 years designing and updating. In 2012 Troy became a Certified KinesioTaping Instructor and has been teaching KinesioTaping Courses ever since. In 2015 Troy became a Certified HawkGrips Instructor as well.

He has taught at hospitals, universities and colleges all over the world, including the Johns Hopkins Campus in FL, the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and Children’s Hospital of Denver.


Photo of Joshua C. Colorado Chapter BOD Member#2 (Membership)

Joshua Cleveland

Joshua is a licensed massage therapist, certified in deep tissues massage, sports taping, yoga teacher, tai chi teacher and certified in corrective exercises. He owns Simple Therapeutics. His business specializes in helping people resolve their pain and problems. We focus on improving functional ability. We have a team of highly trained men and women who listen and provide excellent services. Set your goals, whether its increasing your range of motion, removing stress, or removing pain. We strive to meet your goals. We have the tools, education and ability to help you reach beyond the limits. The owner has 15 years experience working in the medical field and 8+ years in healing massage, manual therapy, sports therapy and corrective exercise. Let Simple Therapeutics rejuvenate your mind & body. There is NO reason to live in pain.


 Colorado Chapter Delegate

Nancy Specian

My name is Nancy Specian.  I am a Colorado State Licensed Massage Therapist with Advanced Certifications in Shiatsu and Medical, Canine and Equine massage.  I was trained at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, graduating in 2001.

I practice massage in and around the Boulder, Colorado area where I specialize in medical massage, injury, rehab and pain management for people and animals.  An important part of my practice is providing client education and self-care. I believe client self-care between massage sessions greatly reinforces the work performed.

I have taught business courses and various massage modalities throughout Colorado and abroad where I have shared my knowledge and experience in workshops and classrooms. I have also appeared on local news programs and in newspapers sharing the benefits of massage therapy.

Combining a deep belief in the power of touch with my love of animals, I have expanded my practice to include canines and equines. I offer post-operative treatment, healing of soft-tissue injuries, geriatrics, and comfort to the animal as well as overall wellness. I have found that the combination of Eastern and Western massage protocols can provide a unique healing experience for your dog or horse.

In addition to a lifelong love of adventure and travel, my other interests include the Colorado mountains, hiking, and skiing. I am a dedicated student of self-development and believe that expanding oneself physically, mentally and spiritually is one of the great joys of life. I especially value my time at the barn where I find riding and working with horses therapeutic.

Prior to becoming a massage therapist, I worked professionally in the marketing and communications industry.  My career offered me the opportunity to travel internationally where I seldom missed the opportunity to visit local barns.

If you have further questions, simply give me a call or send me an email.  I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, Be well!


 Colorado Chapter Government Relations Chair

Tami Schumacher

Are you tired…Stressed…In Pain…Need an Escape, or simply looking for a great relaxation massage.  Look no further for your Aurora, CO professional massage therapist, you’ve come to the right place for your escape to serenity.

I am a licensed nationally certified massage therapist and have been in business since 2005, graduating from the Denver School of Massage Therapy. 

Immediately following graduation I started my own massage therapy practice. I continued my experience in spas, sports clinics and physical therapy offices while building my practice. I am currently on the board of the American Massage Therapy Association – Colorado chapter.

My passion in the massage therapy industry is helping people recover quicker from their injuries and ailments, while giving them some relief and relaxation as well.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day.  I look forward to being of service to you and helping you with your much needed relaxation and pain relief.