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
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:
- Chinese Medicine
- Subtle Energy Medicine
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
- Deep tissue
- Face lift massage
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Pre and Postnatal massage
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
- Internal medicine
- Manual techniques
- Auricular Therapy (reflexology)
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.
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