ABOUT BE KIND BODYWORKS

The major philosophy behind Be Kind Bodyworks is the idea that we need to take care of ourselves so that we can best help others as we can't pour from an empty cup. I believe that your body and soul contain all the wisdom necessary to heal itself, and it just needs a skilled practitioner to facilitate the healing process. I will do my best as your therapist to empower you to take responsibility for your own health and lifestyle choices. And together, we will identify what works best for you so, that you feel supported in this process while you implement the changes necessary to enhance your overall health and well-being. ​ ​

ABOUT YOUR THERAPIST

Whether it is helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle, or assisting your return to optimal performance, Carmen is committed to treating and educating every single client.

Carmen is a Board Certified Massage Therapist living and working in Boulder, Colorado (United States). She began her wellness journey after chronic pain took over her life and Western medicine only addressed some of the symptoms and none of the causes. After learning how to treat herself with complementary and alternative medicine (Ayurveda, energy work, meditation, plant-based focused nutrition, therapeutic massage, and yoga), she felt inspired to educate others going through similar issues.

Carmen graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, the Harvard of Massage Therapy schools. At present, Carmen is the only board-certified therapist in the state of Colorado who specializes in DermoNeuroModulation (Nerve Resetting).

Education Credentials

Massage Credentials:

◽ NCBTMB® Board Certified Massage Therapist (formerly, National Certification)

◽ Basic Life Support® Certification for Healthcare Providers
◽ Licensed Massage Therapist

◽ Certified as a Massage Therapist



Core Courses: (in alphabetical order)
◽ Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology I, II
◽ Art of Zen® Therapeutic Massage
◽ Comfort Touch® for the Elderly 
◽ Healthy Pregnancy® Therapeutic Massage
◽ Herbology®
◽ Hydrotherapy®
◽ Integrative Massage
◽ Kinesthetic Anatomy I, II
◽ Lomi Lomi® Hawaiian Therapeutic Massage
◽ New Mother (Post-Partum) Therapeutic Massage
◽ Normalization of Soft Tissue
◽ Orthopedic® Therapeutic Massage
◽ Polarity Therapy® 
◽ Reflexology®
◽ Seated® Massage 
(also known as, Chair Massage)
◽ Special Populations® Therapeutic Massage
◽ Swedish® Therapeutic Massage
◽ Thai®
 Therapeutic Massage
◽ Zen Shiatsu® Therapeutic Massage


 

Continuing Education Certifications: (in chronological order)

◽ Chopra® Well-Being Coach 

◽ Chopra® Meditation Teacher  

◽ Chopra® Health Teacher  

◽ Access Bars® Practitioner
◽ Cornell University® Plant-Based Nutrition

◽ Avita® Yoga Teacher 

◽ Core Synchronism I & Core Lymphatic Practitioner

◽ Sacred Passage® End-of-Life Doula (also known as, Death Doula)

◽ Dermoneuromodulation® Nerve Resetting Practitioner 

◽ Wynne Business® Spa Director's Management

◽ Usui Shiki Ryoho® Reiki Master

◽ Master Teacher in Magnified Healing® 



Other Continuing Education Courses: (in alphabetical order)

◽ A Detailed Approach to General Neck Pain

◽ A Detailed Approach to Low-Back Pain
◽ A Massage Therapist's Guide to COVID-19
◽ Ayurvedic Holistic Philosophy and Chakra System
◽ Cancer Treatment and Massage Therapy
◽ Canine Massage
◽ Five-Element Medical Qi Gong and the Smiling Organ Meditation
◽ Introduction to Massage Cupping and Vacuum Manual Therapy
◽ Kinesio Taping Seminar
◽ Myofascial Techniques: Scalenes and the Neck
◽ The Challenge of Upper Extremity Overuse Disorders
◽ The Massage Therapy Foundation: The Role of Research Literacy
◽ Touching Trauma


 

Languages:

◽ English

◽ Español


 

College Degrees:
◽ M.A. Degree in Healthcare Management

◽ B.A. Degree in International Studies

◽ B.A. Degree in Psychology
◽ A.A. Degree in Social Sciences

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TESTIMONIALS

"Carmen is not your average massage therapist. She is a very gifted healer who does body work, essential oils, energy work, and even gives nutritional advice. She makes you feel comfortable and relaxed while she helps your body heal. Check out her website and book an appointment with her! Your body will thank you."

- S. Velehradsky

Boulder Digital Collective

 

"Carmen has a great understanding of Anatomy and body function. She was able to make remarkable adjustments to overly tight and protected muscles in my shoulder which then allowed my other arm/shoulder to work properly. She has a gentle but, firm approach and explains clearly what she is doing and where she is going. I can feel changes in muscle function after each session."

- T. Foreman

Boulder Community Rowing

"Carmen is amazing. She really took the time to listen to my concerns and address my issues as well as teach me new stretches and make me more aware of muscle memory and how to train my body to avoid injury in the future."

- N. Foss

Natural Body Shop