Excellent service, TOP NOTCH massage. I am already planning on making it a home for the long-term. I can tell by the therapist that I worked with that The Body Bar is very selective of who they employ ... and therefore I can predict that one would get a great massage from any of their therapists. - T.M.
Stephen Arnold - L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., M.Ac
Prior to studying acupuncture, Stephen spent the majority of his adult life working as a prairie ecologist, naturalist, and organic farmer. These deep and intimate experiences with nature drew him to this particular style of acupuncture and continue to serve his abilities as a practitioner, diagnosing and treating the imbalances of nature that lead to the myriad of symptoms and diseases that arise from disruptions in the quality and flow of qi energy.
Stephen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology and Environmental Education respectively from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. As an undergraduate preparing to attend medical schooI, Stephen received a well- rounded education in all aspects of Western medicine including pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and psychology.
Catherine Gatley - L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., M.Ac
Prior to attending acupuncture school, Catherine worked as a chiropractic assistant and then as a veterinary technician at the Belmont racetrack treating racehorses using electric stimulation and ultrasound. She also trained and rode horses.
In addition to her acupuncture studies, Catherine completed Yoga teacher training through CorePower Yoga in Boulder, and completed her Reiki master training as well. She has undergone extensive training with Dr. John Brimhall, including training in color therapy, emotional release, kinesiology, percussor techniques, cold level laser therapy, diet, nutrition, detoxification, exercise and stress management. Catherine also trained in equine and animal massage as well as acupressure. As an undergraduate Biology major at what college, she completed coursework in several Western medical classes including nutrition, psychology, pharmacology, pathology, and western medical terminology.
Catherine has always felt a strong connection with nature and considers herself blessed to be able to work with both nature and people hand in hand.
Eileen Teller - Dipl.Ac., L.Ac., M.Ac.
The heartfelt connection I bring to my training is that as a native to these Rocky Mountains, I am first and foremost, a lover of nature and the inherent wisdom it provides. With a Bachelors of Anthropology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO in 2004, understanding human nature and culture remains a passion that guides me as a service provider. For ten years, I served as both Director and Educator for Early Childhood Educational Programs. While working with children and families, my interest grew to be of assistance at the deepest level of our human experience. I trained in a medicine that can heal and transform our foundation of body, mind and spirit like no other, Classical Five-Element Acupuncture (CF-EA); which brings us to our strongest and truest selves.
Having a history of a challenging and debilitating health condition, this path is also personal for me. Beyond physical relief, CF-EA provides a profound feeling of finally being at home, authentically. For myself and the community I serve, I find that life is a quest for health, harmony, and security in being ourselves, just as we are. In gratitude, I am committed to assisting others on their own paths of wellness, to uncover the deeply rooted beauty in this experience of being human!
I am classically-trained by the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Louisville, CO as a Classical Five-Element Acupuncturist, Licensed in the state of Colorado, board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and certified in clean needle technique.
Our Acupuncture and Massage practice provides a space that is physically, emotionally, and energetically safe for clients of any age and in any stage of health. In that space, we help our clients meet their goals to recover, improve, or maintain their health and happiness.
We invite our clients to work with our therapists to co-create customized bodywork sessions that meet the clients' individual needs. We maintain open communication and mutual respect to assist clients with their innate healing process and to increase overall well-being by helping balance the body with the mind, emotions, and spirit. When all these elements are in harmony, clients develop the power within themselves to live richer and fuller lives.
Finally, a great place in Lafayette for a massage! As a person with tweaks and soreness from working out often, I felt like they understood what to ask and had great knowledge on how to work on a body. I've had 3 of the therapists work with me and all were wonderful. I highly recommend this place as your go-to location for those who "need" massages to keep your lifestyle going... they GET IT. - B.D.
Meet Your Acupuncturists
Meet Your Massage Therapists
Dorie Bachmann - LMT
Dorie graduated from BCMT in 2012, and has lived on the front range her entire life. With a strong will and nurturing spirit, she knew from a young age that massage therapy was the career for her. Dorie has worked with many different people in a variety of settings, and pulls from her knowledge of dance and body movement to provide a unique and fluid massage for each client. Dorie meets every client with a humble and beautiful smile and friendly manner, and enjoys working with her clients to manage long-term conditions such as migraines and chronic pain. Her specialties include neck and shoulder work as well as deep relaxation. In her spare time, Dorie loves being outdoors, climbing, and dancing.
Drew Heflin - BFA, LMT
Drew is a farm boy from Maryland who fell in love with dancing at a very young age. He attended Towson University on full scholarship and received his BFA in dance performance. He then moved to NYC to perform professionally, and weekly bodywork became a ritual for him. Drew decided to move to Boulder to attend Boulder Massage Therapy Institute so he could help others stay healthy and achieve their greatness. After graduation, Drew moved back to New York to work with performing artists in a PT office. He believes that every massage should be tailored to serve each client's needs and goals. Drew prides himself on his easy-going nature and the comfort of his clients. Drew's specialties are deep-tissue, sports, and Swedish massage, as well as cupping and myofascial release. When Drew isn’t working you’ll find him running, mountain biking, hiking with his wife and dog, and teaching tap dancing.
Kale Dennis - LMT
Kale Dennis has been practicing therapeutic bodywork in clinical and spa settings for ten years both within and outside of the United States. Kale has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a focus on Ethnomusicology and has a conversational level of fluency in Spanish. Kale is currently earning a Master’s degree in Five Element Acupuncture. Kale’s massage modalities include Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Polarity Therapy, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Core Synchronism, Prenatal Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Qi Gong, and Zero Balancing. Kale believes the body is brilliant by design and has an innate ability to heal in a relaxed state of being.
Eric DeFonso - LMT
Eric’s nature-oriented background gives him a unique perspective on how to help people in need of pain relief and relaxation. He studied physics and earth sciences and even worked as a computer programmer in the business realm for several years, but left the corporate world and spent a year traveling in South America doing wildlife conservation volunteering. In 2015 he rededicated his life to connecting directly with people, understanding the mind and body and working to first improve his own health and then to share his knowledge with those around him so they can improve their own. Eric graduated from the Healing Spirits Massage Program in Boulder and then traveled shortly thereafter to Thailand and Bali to study Thai Yoga massage for nearly 3 months. There he developed an appreciation of the culture where the practice originated over 2000 years ago. Working the traditions of East and West, and even melding them when needed, he creates sessions with an easy relaxing flow alongside specific therapeutic focus. Eric offers integrative massage using deep-tissue, Swedish, neuromuscular, and myofascial techniques on the table, and of course traditional Thai Yoga massage in fully clothed sessions on a comfy floor mat. When not practicing massage, Eric enjoys being outdoors (especially birdwatching), playing and listening to music, reading, learning about cognitive science, and being an avid trail-runner here in the foothills of the Front Range of Colorado.
Renee Lewicki - LMT
Renee brings together a unique combination of practice in Therapeutic Massage, Biodynamic Craniosacral, Polarity, Aromatherapy, and Foot Zone Therapies. Renee's life work in Healing Modalities began in 1974 in Boulder, Colorado. She attended the Acadia School of Massage in Seattle, Washington and became certified in 1978. While in the Northwest, she continued Advanced Studies in Polarity Therapy with Dr. Lawrence Caruso. In 1985, Renee and her family settled into Wisconsin's Kickapoo Valley where she practiced for over 29 years and raised five children with her husband, James. She received certification in Foot Zone Therapy in 2007, certification in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2014, and she is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. In late 2015, the family moved back to Colorado, bringing Renee's practice full circle back to the Boulder area. Her client base has included people from all ages and walks of life, from newborns to great-grandparents, Amish homesteaders to business professionals. She is comfortable with any population, age, and works well with disabilities. She has great respect and appreciation for the body's ability to heal itself, with the practitioner's role as a participant in the facilitation of that process. She considers it a privilege and honor to be of service to others.
Katie Richardson - LMT, LE
Katie is a licensed massage therapist since 2001. She graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO at the top of her class. Katie also holds a license as an esthetician from the College Of International Esthetics since 2012 and has a BA in psychology from Western Michigan University. Katie has a an intuitive massage style that can be utilized in many situations. She tailors each massage to each clients needs. She enjoys working with office workers who have shoulder , neck and back pain, local athletes, as well as moms who just need a moment of peace for themselves.Her techniques include deep tissue, sports and injury, relaxation with aromatherapy and CBD, cupping, and also whiplash recovery. Katie is a healer and is passionate about educating people on the benefits of massage therapy, she’s results driven, and understands change may take a few sessions when a client is truly open and ready for it to happen, that is when true healing can begin.Katie has worked in medical facilities, wellness centers , athletic clubs ,4- star spas ,and private practice. In her free time Katie loves to dance, hike, create crystal jewelry, and spend time with her family.
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Fantastic local place for a massage -- I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed. Easy scheduling, accommodating schedules with time to relax before and after, and most importantly SUPERB therapists who know the body, care about the clients, and just give a wonderful service. Best massages I have ever had. Cannot recommend enough!! The prices are also reasonable. Wonderful, wonderful massage ... go!! - E.M.
The Body Bar offers a complete massage experience in a thoroughly professional setting. I have been for relaxation and therapeutic massage related to shoulder and hip issues. I have never been disappointed and the massages have affected me in many positive ways for days/weeks afterward. I would not refer my friends/family anywhere else. - M.G.