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312 E. Elkhorn Ave. Located in downtown Estes Park, on the Riverwalk. Private parking lot available. Turn into the Range Realty drive, off Elkhorn, across from the library. Follow the drive to the back of the building, to the private parking lot along the river walk. You will find Affinity at the back of the Range Realty building.

 

 

Affinity's Massage Therapists

Kim

imageKim attended the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in Denver and graduated in December of 1995. Kim obtained her National Certification from the National Certification Board for Bodywork and Massage Therapists and is currently a licensed and insured practitioner in the State of Colorado and is a member in good standing with the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

Kim has received other certificates in Reflexology, Jin Shin Jyitsu, Lymphatic Drainage and Pre-Natal Massage, and has facilitated massage during labor and delivery on several occasions. Kim specializes in Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Pre & Post-Natal Massage, Deep-Tissue and Neuromuscular Massage and Raindrop Therapy.

After graduation from massage school, Kim opened a practice in her home-state of Nebraska, then relocated to Estes Park in 2001 and has worked as a massage therapist in town since.

Kim and Kathy opened Affinity Massage and Wellness Center in February, 2005.  Since Kathleen's retirement in 2015, Kim has continued to operate and manage the Affinity office and is proud to continue to provide highly-skilled, top-quality, personalized massage services in the Estes Park community.

 

Michaela

ValiMichaela attended the Healing Arts Institute of Fort Collins, graduating in 2017. Michaela specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, Sports Massage and Injury work, but also has many other modalities such as Reiki, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Fire Cupping, Raindrop Therapy, Ancient Ear Candling and more. She has also completed Reiki Level 1 training in 2008 and two levels of Thai Massage training in 2018. She provides stress relief and peak body function to all her clients. She enjoys integrating this training and these skills, to cater, to her clients’ specific needs.

Michaela loves helping her clients, as she enjoys facilitating a greater quality of life to those she works with, allowing her clients to incorporate these modalities into their own personal, healing experience.

Michaela joined the Affinity team in 2018.

 

Wendy

ValiWendy attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy where she graduated in September 2005. She is a licensed and insured massage therapist in the state of Colorado and is a member of the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

Wendy specializes in Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Zen Shiatsu, Swedish/Relaxation, and Hot Stone. She is also a certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist. Wendy blends these techniques to customize sessions for each individual client. She believes that massage therapy is foundational to overall well-being and to cultivating the mind-body-spirit connection.

In her spare time, Wendy can be found hiking through Rocky Mountain National Park, camping, or visiting hot springs throughout Colorado.

Wendy joined the Affinity team in May, 2019.

 

Bonnie

ValiBonnie received her massage therapy certificate from Front Range Community College in May, 2019. She is a Licensed and Insured Massage Therapist in the State of Colorado. Bonnie specializes in Swedish/Relaxation, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage and Hot Stone treatments. She blends these techniques to facilitate body awareness, relaxation, pain relief and healing for her clients.

Outside of massage and bodywork, Bonnie enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, reading, playing board games and spending time with her family.

 Bonnie joined Affinity in September, 2019

 

Stephanie

ValiStephanie received her massage therapy certificate from Front Range Community College in 2018. She is a Licensed and Insured Massage Therapist in the State of Colorado. Stephanie specializes in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Swedish/Relaxation, Hot Stone Massage and is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Because she believes each client is unique, she blends these techniques to best suite each client’s individual needs and goals. She understands the power massage can have on the body, mind and spirt and enjoys the positive and paramount impact it can have on people.

In her extra time, Stephanie enjoys the great outdoors. As a Colorado native, she spends much of her time hiking, backpacking, swimming, paddle boarding, hot springing and playing with her dogs. She also has been playing music her entire life and plays a variety of instruments. Her passion for so many aspects of life keeps her eyes wide and full of wonder.

 Stephanie joined Affinity in October, 2019

 

Tobias

ValiTobias studied at the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute, where he graduated in August, 2018. He is a Licensed and Insured Massage Therapist in the State of Colorado. With extensive training in many modalities of massage, Tobias specializes in Deep Tissue work, utilizing Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Cupping and Sports Massage techniques to aid in each personal therapeutic experience. He is also fluent in Swedish/Relaxation, Hot Stone, Raindrop and Reflexology.

As an athlete growing up, he has extensive experience being on the other side of the healing process and knows what it takes to get back to speed. While not in the office, he can be found enjoying endless opportunities the surrounding Rocky Mountains have to provide. Working as a Massage Therapist is a passion for Tobias, helping people through their own journey, meeting them where they are and aiding wherever is necessary.

Tobias joined Affinity in October, 2019

 

Deb

DebDeb attended the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado and graduated in May of 2007. She is a Licensed and Insured Massage Therapist in the state of Colorado, having passed her Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination, and is in good standing with the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

Deb has studied and specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Pre-Natal Massage, and Hot Stone Massage. She tailors every massage to the specific needs of each client.

Deb finds her love of massage and passion for the Colorado outdoors, are both fulfilled, with her work and time in Estes, outside Rocky Mountain National Park, at Affinity.

Deb joined Affinity in April, 2013.

 

Vali

Deb Vali is a graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, she is a certified practitioner through the National Certification Borad for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013.

Vali believes in the body's ability to heal itself with support from therapeutic massge. Her massage and bodywork help facilitate the body for the possibility of deep release and healing. She offers a variety of massage techniques including Swedish, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, muscle energy modalities and Thai Yoga Massage. She loves providing Prenatal massage and is trained to work with you throughout pregnancy with proper positioning and bolster techniques. Vali specializes in rehabilitation bodywork dealing with accidents, injuries and chronic pain issues, allowing her treatment to meet your specific indiidual needs. Vali believes your massage experience will leave you with increased energy flow and a more peaceful mind.

During Vali's free time, she is an avid reader and rock climber. She enjoys spending time outside with her dog, in the mountains, whenever she can.'

Vali joined the Affinity team in June, 2017.

 

Marilyn

MarilynMarilyn will more than likely be your first point of personal contact, as she provides our invaluable person-to-person communications. After Marilyn's retirement from her Hotel Management career, she has stepped in to help us, help you, with your personal scheduling needs. With the advances in on-line office management, Marilyn is able to help us with your phone calls, questions and scheduling requests, while enjoying her life in Nebraska.

Marilyn is an AVID Nebraska Cornhuskers fan as well as a life-long Dallas Cowboys follower. She enjoys her days with her friends, children, grandchildren and grand-pups.


 

 

Kathleen - Retired

imageAfter co-founding Affinity Massage and Wellness Center, and 10 years of dedication to the massage healing arts, Kathleen stepped into her retirement in 2015.  Kathleen, and her husband Ken, are now enjoying their retirement with their family, children, grandchildren, and friends, spending their time between Arizona, Colorado, and Minnesota.

Kathleen attended Sister Rosalind Gefre's School of Massage in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated in January of 2001. Her Massage Therapy career included studies in Accupressure, Myofacial Release, Geriatric Massage, Pre-Natal Massage and Infant Massage. She held 75 credits in Muscular Therapy and 48 credits in Sports Massage. She also had training in Reflexology and Massage for the abused. Kathleen also practiced Healing Touch as a level three student. She enjoyed customizing the massage to meet the needs of her clients. The Lindemans' fell in love with Rocky Mountain National Park many years ago and finally made the move from Minnesota to Estes park in 2002.

 

 

Kim and Kathleen opened Affinity Massage and Wellness Center in February, 2005.  Affinity remains proud to continue to provide highly-skilled, top-quality, personalized massage services in the Estes Park community.