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Eva Paul - Director of Integrative Therapies at Gunnison Valley Health

Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Somatic Mind Body Practitioner, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Spa Services

Eva is an educator, advocate and bodyworker that believes the human body is designed to heal. She began her career in Massage when she moved to Crested Butte in 2008 and added Reiki to her skill set in 2015, inspired by a lifetime of Kinesthetic awareness and passion. Eva regards herself as a maven and connector in the world of healing, encouraging everyone to experience energy through touch. Eva also taught at the Mountain Heart School for Transformational Bodywork in Crested Butte from 2015-2019, shaping fresh hands and minds to the power of facilitating healing.

In 2015, Eva began working with Gunnison Valley Health regarding a new concept of introducing supporting therapies that would complement traditional medicine. It was in 2017, Integrative Therapies evolved as a support department at Gunnison Valley Health, spearheaded by Eva. Starting with massage to support outpatient allopathic healthcare, she has grown the department to include four key modalities. Working with physicians to incorporate supportive therapies, Eva is passionate about providing solutions to chronic pain, anxiety, sleep, woman’s health and the mind body connection. Her motto is “so many people need the touch, and don’t get it anywhere else in life.”

Most recently, Eva has begun to teach Reiki as a self-empowerment tool and believes that “people don’t realize that they are in charge of their health, and beginning to become aware of one’s own body is the first step”

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 Gunnison Valley Health 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 Gunnison Valley Health 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.

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Teslin Maclaren

Licensed Acupuncturist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Lamaze Childbirth Educator.

Teslin began practicing massage in Seattle, Washington in 2015, largely providing massage in-hospital to women post labor and delivery. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She received a focused training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with an emphasis on Western Sciences. Personal experience with injury and academic choice led Teslin to resonate primarily with sports medicine and women’s health.

In an effort to provide holistic care and help women feel more confident and prepared before, during, and after birth, Teslin became a certified childbirth educator and infant massage instructor.

Teslin is excited to work in a practice combining a variety of complementary modalities in order to provide maximum benefit to clientele.

Teslin lives in Lake City, Colorado, and also practices massage at Gunnison Valley Health. In her free time, she enjoys being active with hiking, yoga, aerial arts and unicycling.

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Timoni SlusherTimoni Slusher

Timoni Slusher L.Ac. DACM, Specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine, loves to work with athletes and fellow mountain bikers, of all levels from enthusiasts to the professional level. Timoni's skills, training and knowledge have helped her patients to recover from surgeries, chronic and acute injuries, to increase endurance, performance level, and flexibility, and to maintain balance and overall health in their bodies.

She received her Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Timoni's training consisted of over 3500 hours of extensive instruction in acupuncture techniques, herbal medicine, Chinese medical theory, and western medical theory. She has over 10 years of clinical experience treating various sports-related injuries and chronic pain syndromes. She has successfully treated digestive disorders, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety; and has treated various chronic autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Tamara BifanoTamara Bifano

Tamara Bifano is a Licensed Massage Therapist who is excited to share her passion of bodywork in healthcare. She started exploring holistic therapies in 2008, when she discovered essential oils and the benefit’s of meditation. In 2017, she pursued a career in massage, studying at the Rexburg College of Massage Therapy, after graduating she worked at a Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Clinic in Idaho, specializing in therapeutic techniques. At the Clinic she was able to polish her skills under the mentorship of the Physical Therapist. She continued her education with Structural Muscle Balancing, a technique which allows the body to re-align, addresses posture and creates balance in the muscular system with subtle gentle effective movements.

Tamara firmly believes that everyone can benefit from massage: the elderly, cancer patients, adaptive, etc. Her bodywork can include; deep tissue, sports, myofascial, Swedish, reflexology, as well as hot stone for a relaxation-driven massage. She is currently studying the Lymph System and will soon be offering Manual Lymph Drainage packages. Manaul Lymph Drainage benefits are: improves sleep, reduces stress, pain management, strenhten immune system and detoxification.

When Tamara is not at work she is in the outdoors, she enjoys nature and time with her family, whether it’s hiking, fishing, horseback riding in the mountains hunting or trail riding. She has horses in the past and thoroughly enjoys having them and plans on getting more of them.

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Shamai BuckleShamai Buckle

Shamai Buckel is a Functional Nutrition practitioner who approaches human health and longevity by incorporating whole foods and lifestyle modifications to build resilient immune responses. Through the lens of less is more, quality over quantity, she uses individual goals and needs to help people attain their personal best.
Lifestyle medicine became a career for Shamai in 2000 when she received her BA in Health Promotion and Wellness from Western State University. She later went on to get her Masters in Science for Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, this deepened her understanding in the importance of gut health and cell function for overall wellbeing.
Other passions and certifications include Massage Therapy, the power of touch and Ortho-Bionomy, the importance of subtle listening. These skills are incorporated into Shamai’s working concept of Functional Nutrition and wellness. When not cooking meals for her family, she enjoys playing outside and forest bathing.

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