MEET SHALENE MAESTAS-ZARATE, NMT, CST
Shalene helps people rehabilitate injuries, alleviate headaches naturally, and take good care of their bodies. A therapeutic body worker for 15 years, Shalene’s work combines Neuro-Muscular and Cranio-Sacral therapies. Her integrative approach provides significant long lasting results.The amount of presence and detail in her touch displays her dedication to offering the highest quality bodywork experience. Though she treats all muscular conditions, her unique ability is in treating conditions associated with Neck and TMJ.
Shalene officially began her career in the holistic health field working @ Wild Oats Market (’00-’06) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (’07-’08). The knowledge she accumulated about nutrition and natural medicine, helping people choose supplements, body-care products, and natural foods – combined with her education – re-enforced by her own lifestyle experience; makes a partnership with Shalene of great value to your health.
She earned her certification from the Colorado School of Healing Arts in ’02. After 3 years in practice, she returned to her advanced specialized training (AOS) in ’05-06.
From ’08 -’14, Shalene embarked on a venture founding a wellness community ‘Resonance Center for Bodywork’ from scratch in Wheat Ridge, CO. After 6 years, Shalene experienced a healing crisis’s that made her realize it was time to change directions. Her family relocated themselves in the mountains to live in nature. She wanted more than anything to be able to focus her attention on her clients, rather than the daily operations of a 7 room center. And so, in the spring of ‘14, she released her duties at Resonance Center and moved her practice to Golden. Embodiwork Studio is her Phoenix.
In case you are interested in knowing more…
Shalene is a dirt loving, tree hugging, health nut, who delights in food and art. You will often find her philosophizing about healing and personal growth, and notice that she is always engaged in learning new things or listening to awe inspiring stories. She refuses to live without bodywork, as it has been an absolute saving grace in her own life.
Shalene is a 3rd generation Coloradan, raised in the western suburbs of Denver. When she isn’t at work, she and her husband are raising their 4 children in the gorgeous mountain-town, Evergreen. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, dancing, jammin’ to live music, hiking, and yoga.
Dedicated to a path of mastery in her bodywork craft, she intends to pass on what she knows. She is committed to taking time to tune into and attend to her body, listening to its messages…so that she can continue to provide high-quality bodywork for many years to come.