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Integrative Therapies

Providing professional supporting services designed to assist individuals on their journey to optimal health.


Gunnison Valley Health provides complementary, alternative medicine therapy services in the valley. All of our treatments are individualized and performed in a one-on-one setting with a therapist at their highest level of certification and licensure.


Integrative Therapy Services

At Gunnison Valley Health our Integrative Therapies program is constantly adding new therapists and modalities. Offering you diversity and options in health care, meeting you in your model of the world, and making changes one session at a time. We offer our services in pre-operative rooms, the Senior Care Center, the Cancer Care Center, the Rehab and Athletic Medicine Department, and the Family Birth Center, and elsewhere.

Modalities offered by Gunnison Valley Health Integrative Therapies:

  • Massage
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Ortho-Bionomy
  • Subtle Energy Medicine

Massage

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance your helath and wellbeing. We offer several types of massage which include:

  • Swedish massage
  • Assisted stretching
  • Neuromuscular
  • Deep tissue
  • Face lift massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Pre and Postnatal massage

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive, holistic medical system. It activates your body's innate healing responses by regulating hormones, improving circulation, and boosting the immune system. Types of Chinese Medicine services include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Internal medicine
  • Manual techniques
  • Auricular Therapy (reflexology)

Ortho-Bionomy

Ortho-Bionomy is a bodywork that uses positional release, subtle movement, and gentle compression to engage the structure and neurology of your body. When the body becomes aware of its holding patterns, it spontaneously moves to the correct force. Ortho-Bionomy aligns the skeleton, connects with the nervous system and allows the body complete balance. Sessions are pain free and you remain fully clothed. Ortho-Bionomy sessions at Gunnison Valley Health may include:

  • Reflex techniques
  • Movement patterns
  • Posture techniques
  • Isometric and isotonic techniques

Dana VanMarter, Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy

Dana VanMarter is Gunnison Valley Health’s Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy in the Integrative Therapies Department. She completed the two year certification program in 2017. Last winter, Dana contracted with GVH in the Integrative Therapies Department, and came onboard as a full-time employee in late June.

Dana came to the Gunnison Valley in 1986 as a student/athlete at WSU. She competed as a member of the Mountaineers’ Volleyball team, and graduated in 1990 with a BA in Business Marketing. Like many students, the mountains carved themselves into her soul, and she made her permanent home with her husband and kids in Crested Butte. In her free time she enjoys the great outdoors as much as possible, mostly on the backs of her horses in the surrounding Wilderness Areas.

Dana has worked in the valley in an assortment of managerial positions, and comes to GVH from her recent position as Soft Goods Supervisor at Flatiron Sports. Dana is happy to have the opportunity to pursue her newest passion, a bodywork called Ortho-Bionomy.

Subtle Energy

Fundamentally, subtle energy medicine involves the study and application of the body's relationship to electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields, as well as light, sound and other forms of energy. The body produces these energies and also responds to these energies that are in the outer environment. Regardless of the method used, the primary purpose is to change the frequency of the body's energy fields, channels and centers.


Labyrinth of Life at Gunnison Valley Health

The Labyrinth on the North Lawn of Gunnison Valley Health is a meditation tool for mindfulness. It is meant for you to set your intention and breath, take your time and enjoy the experience of reflection, allow your mind to calm and sense the pause as you center on your journey to wellness. One should ground and connect your soul with gratitude and breathe because you are a few steps closer to consciousness.


Gunnison Valley Health Integrative Therapies
711 N. Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-648-7103

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