Jessica Kraus LMT
Thank you for stopping by and getting to know more about me. I have been passionate about helping others since I was little. My father raised me to believe in the “Mind over Matter” theory, not knowing that there is great truth and self-healing in that statement. As a mother, I am able to teach my children the fundamentals of wholeness and connectedness. I strongly believe that every one of us has the ability to heal ourselves inside and out. The opportunity to work with other natural health practitioners has fulfilled my dream of working in a center passionate about helping others.
I graduated from the Institute of Business and Medical Careers in 2005 with honors. I completed 800 hours of massage training and have continued my training and education ever since. In 2003 I completed level 1 Reiki training and level 2 in 2004. In 2012 I completed Holistic Health Practitioner Certification through Front Range Community College.In 2013 I became certified in Reflexology. Continuing education is very important in health-care because of the ever evolving techniques and modalities. Besides that, I love school and believe that we should never stop learning. My plans are to obtain more training in a variety of Alternative therapies, ex: Aromatherapy, Back’s Essence, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). My goal is to learn as much as I can so that I may help as many people as possible.
The modalities that I offer are: Swedish massage, Deep tissue, Neuromuscular, Reiki, EFT, Raindrop technique, Reflexology (Hands, Feet, and Ears) and Constitutional Hydrotherapy. My focus is on effective massage and bringing homeostasis back to the body.
For more information on any of these modalities please call the office at (970) 223-7425 and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Licensed Massage Therapist in Colorado
American Massage Therapy Association
Dr. Mark Kelley ND, LAc
Dr. Kelley has a passion for helping people with chronic health issues. Pain, heart disease, diabetes and hormonal problems are are just a sample of the conditions he works with. Bringing together the best of holistic therapies and conventional diagnostics is what he does best.
In 1996 Dr. Kelley began training at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ, finishing his doctorate in 2000. This 4500 hour doctorate program leads the nation in offering traditional naturopathic training while allowing the student to understand and integrate western health care standards of treatment.
While at SCNM, Dr. Kelley began additional training in Chinese Medicine and earned a Masters in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest College of Acupuncture in Boulder, CO. in 2001. Dr. Kelley has continued his professional development completing the American College of Advancement of Medicine’s chelation training, German biological medicine training, and spent three years working with Dr. Tim Binder ND, DC, LAc (considered a leader and innovator in natural medicine). Dr. Kelley continues to learn from the best in medicine (training with Dr. Shallenberger MD, Dr. Klinghardt MD, Dr. Richard Tan LAc, Dr. Harry Adelson ND) attending far more continuing education seminars than is required for license renewals.
Additional clinical interests include: anti-aging medicine, athletic optimization, nutritional detoxification, geriatrics, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune disorders.
Dr. Mark Kelley ND, MsOm, LAc, Dipl. Ac. Naturopathic Doctor licensed in Montana, Colorado, Arizona (retired) and Vermont (retired), Masters in Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado and Montana, Diplomate of Acupuncture from NCCAOM.
Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Diplomate of NCCAOM (national standards for Chinese Medicine)
American College for Advancement in Medicine
American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
Penny Ingram, APRN
Nurse Practitioner Women’s Health
Keeping our bodies, minds and enthusiasm for life alive
The path of life is different for everyone and we are not all created the same. We all have different strengths and weaknesses; some of us are blessed with fantastic genes that have enabled us to live each day to the fullest and some of us have had less than optimal foundations from which to draw our existence. But, we all do age and as we walk along this path, our experiences vary. For me, my daughter went to my husband distraught because my demeanor had changed from loving “Mom” to a cold and distant “Mom”. It’s often the people around us that recognize the change in us before we do. Fortunately, we have encouraged openness in our family and this event ignited the flame for me to seek alternatives for the inevitable process of aging.
My nursing career has taken me from labor/delivery at Valley Community and Brownsville Hospitals, newborn nursery to Lamaze instructor and Regional Director. As my family demands grew, my career took a shift to school nursing which was incredibly insightful. Brownsville bordered on Mexico and I was the emergency nurse for 35,000 students from elementary to high school. The range of health problems and family circumstances opened my eyes to the different cultures and life styles within that area. We moved away from the violence of Mexico and chose to be closer to help my terminally ill father. Unfortunately, or fortunately, this move didn’t allow me to continue within my previous experience and my path changed towards the aging and elderly population. Grass Valley is known as a retirement community and it is the beginning of my career in long-term care/skilled nursing of 20+ years, leaving for my NP education and coming back as Director of Nurses to this 175 bed-privately owned skilled facility. As Director of Nurses, it was my charge to assess and monitor the care for hundreds of patients. It is here that health and the current approaches towards “graceful” aging illuminated my eyes. Taking 20 meds per day and continuing to deteriorate, seeing gifted individuals fade away, isn’t the right solution. The elderly fascinate me, they have such insight and wisdom. Most younger generations turn their heads not to see, should the older people come their way. After my daughter’s shocking revelation about my change, I began my quest to alleviate and enhance the aging process for myself and others.
UCLA Medical Center’s NP Program was my choice to advance my education and focus on the mature woman. I was asked to note what I hoped to do with my NP, if accepted, and my response was to focus on “the forgotten woman”, because that is how many women feel as they step away from their child bearing and professionally productive years. My preceptor, Brian Retherford, MD, was an icon of a man with the most fantastic bedside manner. His patients looked forward to coming to our office for their care. He guided me into my professional life as an NP.
Men and women all experience changes sometime in their lives. Support should be provided to shore up areas of need as they arise. Fortunately for us, there are current studies that have enabled practitioners to provide this type of care through evidence based medicine. I have been providing this care for 10+ years and travelled the path myself for 20.
Fort Collins is a beautiful place and provides the opportunities to reach out to adults. I’ve recently left a rural clinic in the northern California foothills. My patients ranged from teenagers to 60-80 year old’s. This was one of the few clinics available to people that had no health coverage. I was the only nurse practitioner on site and my patient load was considerable ranging from 18-35 on any one day. Colorado is one of many states that gives nurse practitioners full practice abilities. My license includes DEA and prescriptive authority in addition to my NP. This allows me to fulfill the level of care I have sought to provide.