Founded in 2008
Gina and Catherine both graduated with honors from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in Boulder, Colorado. At the time, BCMT was one of the top massage therapy schools in the nation, which offered more than 1000 hours of intensive curriculum and hands-on training. When they met there at BCMT, they found that they shared a common vision about the kind of massage therapy practice they wanted to run, and The Body Bar was born.
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. They have many appointment times and fees available. You will find something that fits for you. I would not refer my friends/family anywhere else.
Meet Your Therapists
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.
Our 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 girls 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.
9AM - 7PM Monday-Friday - 9AM - 6PM Saturday & Sunday - 303.665.2242
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, particularly if you buy a package. Wonderful, wonderful massage....go!!
Massage for EVERY Body
Catherine DeGraaf - BA, LMT, AOS
Catherine originally comes from the Chicago area, moving to Colorado right after graduating from Eastern Illinois University in 1995 with a BA in English and French. Catherine worked in customer service and logistical planning, and finally as a technical writer before deciding to pursue a career helping others through massage therapy. After graduating from with honors from BCMT, she went on to get her Associates in Occupational Studies (AOS). Catherine specializes in thorough and deliberate deep-tissue work, with the occasional addition of energy work. Outside of The Body Bar, Catherine finds great joy playing in the mountains, spending time with her son and her dog, and loves watching movies, cooking, and traveling.
Gina Venturini - AS, LMT
Gina is originally from Santa Cruz, California, and she moved to Colorado in 1999. She enjoys the outdoors and loves riding horses with her daughter. While in school at BCMT, Gina interned at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) in Longmont, providing equine massage for aging and injured horses. She interned at Avista Therapy Center in Louisville, providing massage to prenatal and postpartum women at the Avista Birth Center, and with the Colorado Crush arena football team in Commerce City, providing sports massage to the athletes. She also interned at South Boulder Chiropractic doing prenatal massage for chiropractic patients. She completed a mentorship at Longmont United Hospital, providing prenatal and postpartum massage.
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 enjoys working with clients to manage and support conditions such as migraines, neck and shoulder issues, and chronic pain. In her spare time, Dorie loves being outdoors, climbing, or dancing.
Amber Shipley - BS, LMT
Amber spent most of her life living in Texas. She received her BS in Kinesiology from the University of Texas in 2013. In 2014 she moved to Colorado to work with clients with disabilities. During a brief hiatus, she took some time to travel, eventually finding herself back in Texas. It was during this time that she had the opportunity to expand her dream of helping others through massage therapy. In June of 2017 she graduated from Stone School of Massage. Amber's work is fluid and focused. Her goal during a massage is to help her clients increase range of motion and assist bodies into rest-and-digest mode for optimal function. In her free time, you can find Amber on the mountain bike trails, camping, doing acro-yoga with friends, or dancing.