Who We Are
Dawn Lewis has been a massage therapist since 1995. She is the creator of Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) and she has owned/operated 2 massage schools. Throughout her teaching career, she has maintained a thriving private practice. Dawn specializes in therapeutic bodywork designed to reduce, manage, or relieve pain. In 2017, Dawn became a personal trainer. Combining anatomy based bodywork and corrective exercise allows Dawn to achieve results with a variety of pain complaints.
Dawn has been teaching SMRT since 1997 and opened her continuing education school, Full Circle School, in 2010. Dawn travels throughout the United States teaching SMRT to massage therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors. Dawn is also a Reiki master/teacher, has a BA, and is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Cranial Sacral Therapy.
Charles Lewis became a massage therapist in 1998. He began teaching massage in 2001 and has taught every level of massage. Charles worked for a physical therapy office for 12 years. His main focus is pain relief and pain management using SMRT, which he learned in 1998 and has taught at various times. As a bodyworker that is focused on pain, Charles has worked with people who have had all types of injuries and surgeries.
Dina Faye Gilmore is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, an author, speaker, mentor, former spokesperson for Healing Hands within the Arthritis Foundation, and former Internet Radio Show Host. She grew up in Dallas, TX and moved to Denver, CO in 2012 to live a better quality of life and pursue her writing career.
Being a former athlete and knowing she wanted to help people on a deeper level, Dina started her massage therapy career in 2000. She specializes in migraines/headaches, energy work, lymphatic drainage, and corrective work typically in a chiropractic setting (such as whiplash, TMJ, automobile injuries). Dina was a Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor from 2003 to 2011 in Texas.
My philosophy is to teach as many people about functional fitness (Balance/Stability/Core Strengthening) and how-to-move with perfect form starting with basic mechanics. I love working with people who want to build muscle or trying to lose weight/body fat. I also enjoy occupational training (Sitting/Standing/Walking), helping people prepare for vigorous vacations, everyday life and outdoor activities. Clients that have special needs are among my favorite clients to train. They have an underlying motivation that drives them to be better, not just look better. My 16 years of experience as a personal trainer and 8 years as a fitness manager have allowed me to work with thousands of clients and many different people from around the world. You will never be “ready” to start your fitness & health journey. YOU just have to take one step at a time, and I’m ready to help you, when you are READY.
Tammy has spent more than a decade studying and practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in Arizona. She brings a wealth of knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine combined with the a unique method of treatment honed from diverse experience gained working in an integrative medical practice, a world-renowned spa and her own private practice. While well versed in the many applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she focus on orthopedics, pain management, and overall well being. Utilizing techniques as varied as acupuncture, acupressure,Chinese Fire Cupping, Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage), bodywork, electro-stimulation, and natural supplements, Tammy believes that through her treatment methods, everyone can feel better and be healthier.
Each treatment is completely customized and designed to help the body recognize it’s own ability to heal and to reach homeostasis, the innate balancing of the body.
Tammy’s treatments emphasize body work referred to as Tui Na, together with the needles in each treatment, utilizing the knowledge passed down from her teacher a Buddhist Monk whose specialty was hands on work moving energy in the meridians. This combination of modalities is relaxing, effective and yields results.
Tammy Graduated with a Masters Of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, and is Colorado State Licensed as well as Nationally Certified, NCCAOM.
My education is in psychology, clinical rehabilitation and neuroscience, with an emphasis in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)…a fancy way to explain the connection between the brain, body, and our internal healing capacities. As well, I have logged over 6000 hours of training and experience (ever since my business was founded in 1995) in the fields of yoga therapy, yoga, Pilates, stress management, and psychotherapy.
As the owner of two wellness studios in Wisconsin, I developed and taught (along with a faculty of 25) 3 teacher training programs, in which people learn to become instructors of yoga and Pilates, as well as yoga therapists.