Jennifer Fowler is the head of our practice, guiding us all on our journey to whole body wellness!
Jennifer received her massage therapy certification at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts (NMAHA), receiving over 1,000 hours of hands-on training and massage experience. Jennifer has a passion for educating her clients and empowering them to take control their own health and well-being. Her areas of expertise are: Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial release.
Jennifer has many years of experience working with clients recovering from accidents, injuries, and chronic pain. She has successfully assisted adult and young athletes in maximizing their performance and reducing injury risk through massage.
While her work is based on her clinical training, Jennifer works intuitively, always beginning at her client’s point of concern. Her compassion and empathy for her clients and her ability to educate them on ways to unwind their pain patterns has dramatically improved the lives of many grateful clients. Jennifer is now certified in the Kinesio Taping Method, excellent support for athletes and student athletes.
Dustie Jo Mares, LMT, NMT #8840
Dustie Jo graduated in 2005 from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs, Colorado with 1150 hours in Neuromuscular Therapy, Joint Movement, Trigger Point Release, Anatomy and Physiology, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Sports Massage. She takes interest in, sports injury and non-injury specializing in rotator cuff, sciatica, low back, knee, neck pain and chronic pain patterns. Dustie Jo has been treating athletes and injured clients since 2005. She holds a valid license in the following states Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. As she remains current, she traveled the three states treating clients in thier own homes. Dustie Jo has helped clients improve performances, day to day activities, avoid surgery and help correct improper ergonomics. In addition, she uses various modalities combining Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Strain/Counter Strain, Trigger Point Therapy, and many more.
Outside her work life Dustie Jo has wonderful family, her partner Elizabeth, son Glenn, and their dog Haven. She enjoys the outdoors and loves camping with her family. She is an avid golfer when she can. Dustie Jo is currently attending Highlands University majoring in Health with a concentration on Preprofessional Health. She became a member of the National Honor Society in 2019 and remains on the Dean’s List.
Linda Carr has specialized in Pain Relief and Injury Rehabilitation for 15 years. As a life long athlete, competitive cyclist and dancer she knows both sides of the experience of living with and recovering from injury and overuse. Her own injuries led her into the field of healing and restoring her body with Manual Therapies.
Linda is trained in an Osteopathic Manual Therapy called Wholistic Manual Medicine. Her teacher Dr. Keith Barbour is a practicing Osteopathic physician for 30 year’s. She is trained in Advanced Myofascial Therapy by the staff at the Rolf Institute.
In addition to her Manual Therapy practice Linda holds a level 3 Certification in Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping. This Therapy is extremely dependable for eliminating stress, anxiety and trauma. Over time Tapping creates powerful changes in the Central Nervous System as it down levels your “go to” response to stress. The regular use of Tapping will provide more and more peace in your system and in your life. One side effect of personal peace is personal strength. Clear calm thinking and feeling allows you to make clearer stronger choices for yourself.
Linda is an athlete and spends a lot time outdoors on her bike and in the forest. She loves animals, music, flowers, twinkle lights and quality food.
Michael Hughes, LMT
I am Michael Hughes and have been trained in Massage Therapy with special focus in Oriental Medicine including Tui Na, Thai Massage, Shiatsu and cupping/ Gua Sha. I am well versed in a multitude of Asian Massage modalities and incorporate a combination of acupressure techniques and stretches with western style massage (reflexology, craniosacral, circulatory and myofacial massage) to facilitate blood circulation and muscle release for optimum healing and relief.
My journey into massage therapy stemmed from an injury in my youth while competing in a Martial Arts tournament. I had a hairline tear in my supraspinatus tendon (a rotator cuff muscle) and was devastated when my physician informed me that I would never use my arm the same. Years went by without properly addressing my injury and subsequently the pain and aggravation in my shoulder worsened which at times made daily activities difficult. After some time I finally received acupuncture and massage treatments, which in turn got me to the point of being virtually pain-free. I was very impressed and inspired to learn more to help others heal. As a team member at Reflexion Spa, I plan to promote my alternative knowledge of Eastern Medicine and combine science with holistic massage to help educate the way of achieving wellness.
Currently, I enjoy learning and experiencing new things especially with my family, gardening herbs, and Tai Ji, as well as share my knowledge and experience of alternative healing, encouraging you to try it out.
Nancy McManus is a dedicated body work professional with a compassionate and intuitive touch.
Originally from the Northeast, Nancy received her initial training at the Massage Institute of New England in Cambridge, MA graduating in 1994 with a focus on Swedish Massage. Her experience working in a wide range of medical massage environments led her to enhance her training with an Associates in Applied Science and become licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Nancy understands the difficulties her clients face in committing to long term recovery while trying to keep up with daily obligations. As a therapist she is a great choice for our clients struggling with recurring or long term issues. Her combination of healing touch and genuine concern for the welfare of her clients has made her an invaluable member of the community and our practice.
Robert Costa, a graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, has been practicing full-time in NM for twelve years. He’s worked primarily in medical massage environments including wellness centers; a physician’s pain management practice; and at an occupational health clinic and nearby offices, treating a major technology manufacturer’s employees and their family members. He’s worked with clients who’ve suffered from occupational and sports injuries, migraines, sciatica, adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”) and other rotator cuff injuries, FMS/CFS, cerebral palsy, stroke, and a host of other serious medical conditions.
Robert uses techniques and protocols largely garnered from Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) and myofascial release. He believes that deep tissue work, very slowly applied, can spare clients from further pain and injuries. Robert also deals with his own chronic pain condition, and is accompanied at his medical massage sessions by his rescue service dog, Cash, who is named after Johnny.
Christopher Sedillo is from Las Cruces NM & studied at the Massage Therapy Training Institute. He has been a full time massage therapist for two years. He specializes in trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, & myofascial release. He focuses on problem areas, relaxing muscles & increasing mobility while educating his clients on helpful practices to reduce pain. Chris personalizes each clients treatment plan to their needs in order to provide maximum care & recovery.
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I’m new to town and needed a local sports massage place to deal with a recent injury and to go to for regular body work. Jennifer and her staff are very nice, easy to work with, and really take care of you. Best place in town if you ask me! I’m a very active person and need a goto place like this to keep my body working right. So happy i found them. Highly recommended!
I have gone to Whole Body Wellness about once a month for a coupla years. Jennifer is just the best deep tissue masseuse ever. She is very nice very knowledgeable and very strong. This is not fluffy massage. This is genuinely therapeutic massage which has helped my back, legs and feet immeasurably. I would recommend Whole Body Wellness to any human who has sore muscles that need relief.
Wonderful place. Alex is awesome and helped my neck and shoulder pain. Definitely worth trying.