MEET SHALENE ZARATE
For almost 18 years, I have been helping my clients lessen their pain (especially headaches), relax tension and rehabilitate injuries naturally. My work is a fusion of Neuro-Muscular, Cranio-Sacral, and Aromatherapy. This integrative approach provides significant long lasting results. The amount of presence and detail in my touch displays my dedication to offering the highest quality bodywork experience. Though I treat all muscular conditions, my unique ability is in treating conditions associated with Neck and TMJ.
Beyond being a massage therapist, my calling is to help people deepen their relationship with their own nature – with their body and with the foods and lifestyles that nourish them.
I officially began my career in the holistic health field 20 years ago working in the natural food industry. The knowledge I accumulated over the years about nutrition and natural medicine helping people choose supplements, body-care products, and natural foods, combined with my education, and re-enforced by my own lifestyle practices…Well, it makes a partnership with me of great value to your health.
I earned my 700-hour certification from the Colorado School of Healing Arts in ’02. After 3 years in practice, I returned to get advanced specialized training (AOS) in ’05-06 and have been studying ever since.
From ’08 -’14, I embarked on a venture founding a wellness community ‘Resonance Center for Bodywork’ from scratch in Wheat Ridge, CO. After 6 years, I experienced burn-out and a healing crisis’s that made me realize it was time to change directions. My family relocated to the mountains to live closer to nature. I wanted more than anything to be able to focus my attention on my clients, rather than the daily operations of a 7 room center. And so, I released my duties at Resonance Center and shortend my commute by moving my practice to Golden. Embodiwork Studio is my Phoenix. The evolution continues…
In the summer of 2019, my husband was offered the opportunity to help open the new Natural Grocers in beautiful town of Pagosa Springs, CO. So we moved our family across the state and are both setting up shops in the historic downtown, a block away from the hot springs. Honored to have service in my former community for the past 17+ years. I served such wonderful clients. We feel so blessed for this new beginning.
Whether you come visit Pagosa Springs for a getaway or you live here, I would be delighted to be a part of your health-care team.
In case you are interested in knowing more…
I am a dirt loving, tree hugging, health nut, who delights in food and art. You will often find me philosophizing about healing and personal growth, and notice that I am always engaged in learning new things or listening to awe-inspiring stories. I refuse to live without bodywork, as it has been an absolute saving grace in my own life. I am a 3rd generation Coloradan, raised in the western ‘burbs of Denver. When I’m not at work, I am tromping around the mountains with my kids and husband. I thoroughly enjoy reading, writing, cooking, dancing, jammin’ to live music, hiking, and aerial yoga.
Dedicated to a path of mastery in my bodywork craft and the intention of passing on what I know, I am fully committed to taking time to tune into and attend to my own body, listening to its messages…so that I can continue to provide high-quality bodywork for many years to come.