Meet Our Team
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”
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.
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.
Cassandra has shared an interest in subtle body energy since 2012. After
years of practice and studies on the Chakra system, she took what she
learned from the healing benefits from her personal journey to start to
give back to the community completing her training as Reiki Master Teacher
of the Usui/Tibetan System of Energy Healing.
What she enjoys most is teaching people how to empower themselves to make
positive changes in their lives. Cassandra believes by learning and exploring
the body through the means of energy, you will be able to achieve success,
expansion, and self-empowerment for your future of tomorrow.
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.
Licensed Masssage Therapist
Sandra has been passionate about bodywork since 1998, when she was working
as an EMT in rural Maine. She pursued a career in massage in 2002 at the
Colorado School of Healing Arts. She has specialized in pain-related conditions,
caused by stagnant holding patterns from injuries, including repetitive
use, and chronic pain. She has studied under Til Luchau who is a world
famous Rolfer and myofascial release techniques, completing training in
spine, sciatic, rib, and sternal myofascial release. She has blended all
of her training to provide a subtle, interactive style of bodywork in
her sessions allowing impactful change.
Her instruction includes 1000+ hours of massage training, with additional
advanced training in headache relief, Trauma Touch Therapy, Advanced Myofascial
Release, Reflexology, and Trigger Point therapies. Sandra asks her patients
to use gentle movement and breath with intention to release long held
patterns and restrictions in movement. She also offers traditional styles
of bodywork including ; deep tissue, sports, myofascial, trigger point,
Swedish, reflexology, hot stone, and aromatherapy for a relaxation-driven massage.
She enjoys spending time with her family, including her dog and cat, exploring
the great outdoors to the fullest. She loves to knit, hike, snowshoe,
and gaze at the vast beauty by which we are all surrounded.