Meet Our Staff

Rian Celona Gufarotti

Owner of Natural Therapeutics Massage & Wellness
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist

Education: Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy
University of Colorado, Biology, BA
Complementary and Alternative Medicine, MA (In Progress)

Years of Experience: 18

Rian is the founder of Natural Therapeutics Massage & Wellness and enjoys introducing people to the health benefits of regular massage and wellness services.  She has practiced massage therapy for 18 years and recently retired from the treatment room after a long successful and rewarding career as a massage therapist.  She now focuses on running the business office and training her talented massage therapy staff.

Zebrina Piper

Owner of Natural Therapeutics Massage & Wellness
Certified Colon Hydrotherapist

Education: University of Colorado, Biology, BA
Nationally Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Mindbody Institute-San Antonio TX

Years of Experience: 4

Zebrina has long been interested in alternative/wholistic heath modalities. After seeking help from a chiropractor trained in wholistic kinesiology she too decided that she wanted to learn more about healing naturally. Zebrina introduced Natural Therapeutics to the healing benefits of the Optimum Energetics Detox Foot Bath and Colon Hydrotherapy!  Rian and Zebrina are long time friends who shared a common vision and created an oasis for relaxation and healing! Together they share their love for healing people and organizing a dynamic team of skilled therapists!

Zebrina enjoys snowboarding in her spare time! You will find her all over summit county in the winters months!

“Health is Wealth”

Katie

Front Desk Manager

Education:  Pikes Peak Community College
Pima Medical Institute

Years of Experience:  5

Katie has always had a passion for taking care of others and helping people feel the best they can.  Having previously worked as a medical assistant, she recently found a new passion for business and decided to go back to school for an associate degree in business administration.  She loves being able to help the studio run smoothly behind the scenes and witness the amazing benefits that massage has on the mind, body, and soul.  With her new-found passion of business and previous knowledge of the body, Katie is often a go to for questions.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys being a mom to her toddler son, spending time with her husband, reading, and going to concerts.

Sherri

Licensed Massage Therapist
Natural Therapeutics Lead Massage Therapist

Education: Cortiva Institute PA
Ashiatsu Deep Feet Therapy, Denver CO

Years of Experience: 11

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since November 2013

Consistent Therapeutic Massage Pressure: 8
Consistent Ashiatsu Deep Feet Massage Pressure: 10

Having a great passion for helping others, it was only natural that Sherri found herself in the massage therapy field.

Sherri’s technique is unique and has many levels. She prides herself on having an evolving style. After years of practice Sherri found herself wanting to learn more. Most recently she took a course in Ashiatsu Deep Feet Therapy, which has completely transformed her practice. Using her feet to perform the massage she is able to give an even deeper and more therapeutic massage. Sherri also enjoys performing her other modalities which include Relaxation, Neuromuscular, Lomi-Lomi, Hot Stone and Prenatal massage. Sherri realizes that all bodies are different and every session should be customized specifically for the client.
 
“Relax the body, the mind will follow”

Kara

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Intellitec Medical Institute, CO

Years of Experience: 13

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since January 2015

Consistent Therapeutic Massage Pressure: 7

After a being in a car accident in 2002, Kara found massage therapy to be incredible helpful in her recovery.  She was immediately drawn to making it her goal to help others feel and recover the same way.  Since becoming a massage therapist she has passed on her gift to increase her client’s health physically, mentally and emotionally through a naturally relaxing touch.  Kara is skilled in Relaxation and Therapeutic massage, but is especially passionate about pre/post natal massage. Kara believes that the best way to serve her clients is to stay informed and current on new techniques and she cannot wait to further her education.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”     -Maya Angelou

Denise

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tuscon AZ

Years of Experience: 28

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since February 2017

Consistent Therapeutic Massage Pressure: 8

Denise received her massage certificate in 1989 from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ. After graduating, she returned to the Desert Institute as an instructor for prenatal and hospital based massage. She has worked primarily in chiropractic offices and natural healing clinics. She is also a certified infant massage instructor, an LPN and a licensed Esthetician in IL. Denise moved to Colorado Springs in September to spend more time with her Colorado family.

Jason

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Arlington School of Massage, Jacksonville FL

Years of Experience: 13

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since September 2017

Consistent Therapeutic Massage Pressure: 10

Jason is a curious mind interested in learning about everything this world has to offer. Over a decade ago his curiosity brought him to healing through massage therapy and the human body has had him captivated ever since! Jason is intrigued by all forms of energy healing and eager to explore it all. Jason excels at therapeutic massage, including neuromuscular and trigger point therapy!

In his downtime he enjoys working with his hands as a way to stay grounded!

Lisa

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Lexington Healing Arts Academy

Years of Experience: 2

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since February 2018

Consistent Therapeutic Massage Pressure: 6

Lisa came to massage from a 25 year career as an author whose books promoted understanding and emotional healing. Ready to include the body in this mission of mind and spirit, Lisa chose massage as that vehicle. Massage functions on so many levels in its healing capacity. It not only helps when there is strain but there’s an emotional healing aspect that can occur by human touch. Massage is a way for me to help restore people to their best selves.

Lisa excels at giving a wonderful relaxation massage which can include, therapy on specific, troublesome areas. She also enjoys massaging people with special needs and our beautiful senior citizens.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule!

Clareese

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Academy of Therapeutic Massage of Colorado Springs

Consistent Therapeutic Massage Pressure: 10+

Years of Experience: 23

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since September 2018

In 1984 Clareese was massaging her friend’s shoulders and her friend said “Oh Clareese you should do this for a living” Clareese replied “ You can do this for a living?” Right then the “seed” was planted. She completed an associate’s degree in dietetics at University of MN Crookston and worked as a clinical diet tech for 3 years. In 1994 she moved to Colorado to water the “seed” and attended Academy of Therapeutic Massage of Colorado Springs. She has been the sole proprietor of Massage by Clareese which later became an S-corp. Massage by Clareese, Inc.

She has been raising her 3 kids and working from her home for over 20 years. Recently becoming an empty nester with more time on her hands she wanted to expand her knowledge of her industry. She knows her stuff but wanted to learn more of want the industry has to offer first hand!

She has 23+ years’ experience, massaged 1000’s of muscles, helping 1000’s of people gaining knowledge that only experience can provide. Clareese specializes in therapeutic massage!

Taylor

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Years of Experience: 2

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since July 2018

Consistent Therapeutic Massage Pressure: 7

Taylor always found herself wanting to help others, massage was a random way to solve her yearning for that in this world. It has given her a great amount of joy to help others learn about their bodies. To be the teacher to learn from the inside and out of her clients. Her style ranges from therapeutic, structural, to energetically based. All of the wonders definitely starts from our mind, if her clients can be open to it she can certainly change the way you move and feel in your own skin!

‘Vi veri veniversum vivus vici’ meaning, ‘By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe. ‘ –Aleister Crowley

Clarissa

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: TBA

Consistent Therapeutic Massage Pressure: 7

Years of Experience: TBA

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since October 2018

Courtney

Licensed Massage Therapist

Education: Intellitec Medical Institute, CO

Years of Experience: 3

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since December 2018

Consistent Therapeutic Pressure: 8+

After a family member was in two back to back car accidents that left them unable to do normal everyday activities, Courtney decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapies in the study of Massage Therapy. Courtney graduated with honors and is a member of Alpha Betta Kappa & The American Massage Therapy Association. She worked side by side with The Air Force Wounded Warriors for two years as a strength and conditioning massage therapy coach for the Wounded Warrior Trials and Games and now works with Warriors in Recovery as a Lead Massage Therapist with The Marines, Navy, Army & SOCOM for the Wounded Warrior Trials & Games.

Courtney Prides herself in her work and has a vision to help people repair their bodies to keep a sound & peaceful mind.

Jillian

Certified Colon Hydrotherapists

Education: California Coastal Cleansing Institute, San Diego CA

Months of Experience: 1

Worked at Natural Therapeutics since February 2019

Jillian’s interest in alternative healing practices began five years ago when health issues arose within herself and her family members. Through diet, exercise and colon hydrotherapy all members are now doing well. She now wishes to share her passion for the healing powers of colonics with everyone in Colorado. Jillian is an accredited member of the International Association of Colon Hyrotherapists (I-ACT.) She plans to continue her education in the field and hopes to obtain a nutritionist certificate in the future. Her interests include cooking, animal husbandry, camping and hiking.

“The bowel-wise person is one who is armed with good knowledge, practices discrimination in his eating habits and walks the path of the higher life.” – Bernard Jensen