Our Staff

Karen Bruning

Karen Bruning

Over thirty years ago Karen found her love of working with people and a strong belief in the healing qualities of human touch drawing her to a career in massage therapy.

Her initial training in Swedish massage led her to expand her studies at three esteemed local massage schools, adding over 750 training hours and many valuable skills to her tool box. Her knowledge and background studies include myofascial release, deep tissue, reflexology, pregnancy and oncology massage. Karen still participates regularly in continuing education.

Throughout her career, Karen has worked with many healthcare professionals in medical settings. She enjoys assisting people in all stages of life and health, keeping each client’s needs in mind. Whether it is for relaxation and restoration, stress relief, or relief from pain and muscle soreness, Karen will create a session that is right for you.

Stephi Varjan

Stephi Varjan

Stephi Varjan is a 40+ years veteran practitioner, trained expressly by Japanese instructors in the arts of Shiatsu and Anma.

She is also an honors award winner in her field, from her Alma Mater, Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado.

Shiatsu / Anma are the two traditional methods of Japanese Massage Therapy.

They are systems which mimic Acupuncture and use the exact same system of Chinese medicine,
only without the use of needles..

In Chinese medicine it is more a theory of energy balancing rather than the western idea of
organ dysfunction. Shiatsu employs gentle pressure on the appropriate points as in Acupuncture.

Anma in contrast, is the physical massage therapy, employing gentle stretching and the “warming up” of the body.

The two modalities combine to make a lovely soothing massage experience.