Staff Department "Massage Therapists"

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Janaeh Lefferdink, LMT, CPMT

Massage Therapist

 

Biography
Janaeh Lefferdink is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist who is on a mission to serve and uplift our precious families by focusing on children with unique medical needs. Massage therapy is invaluable in helping to alleviate aches and pain while creating a quiet place for your child to find rest and release traumatic experiences associated with activities of daily living. She is honored to work alongside these profound little humans.

Janaeh specializes in CranioSacral Therapy (CST), a light touch technique that monitors the health of the nervous system by palpating the CranioSacral rhythm, and then releasing restrictions in the body. CST may improve neurological function, processing, and integration of sensory information. Children have been shown to exhibit increased function in the development of new skills and they become noticeably calmer. Janaeh imagines a world where a child’s potential is nourished and allowed to expand to even greater heights.

Janaeh and her husband, Amin, recently rescued an Italian Greyhound and Chihuahua mix, naming him Mowgli after one of their favorite characters in The Jungle Book. They both enjoy hiking in beautiful Colorado and adventuring abroad in Costa Rica, Janaeh doing headstands along the way. Pura Vida!

Andrea Mason, LMT, CPMT

Massage Therapist

Biography
Andrea is thrilled to be a part of this very special team as a Massage Therapist. She loves being around children. She taught ballet for 5 years and is loves babysitting for her baby nephew every week. Andrea recieved her Bachelors of fine arts in Ballet from the University of Missouri- Kansas City and her certification in Massage Therapy from the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare. Andrea is also a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist.  She loves the healing and nurturing energy here at The Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver and feels blessed to be a part of it.

Julie Franklin, LMT, CPMT

Massage Therapist

Biography
Julie Franklin is a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT) and has been with The Child Family Therapy Center of Denver since September 2015.

Julie’s first experiences with young children began when she was sixteen years old when she worked in early childhood programs with children ages birth through 12 years.  She spent nearly 15 years in the field in various different roles, but Julie’s passion for working with others called her to go back to school.  Julie graduated from The Colorado School of Healing arts in December 2013 with an Associates degree and completed additional courses with the Little Kidz Foundation to earn her pediatric certification.  The ability to combine massage therapy with early childhood education has been an incredible experience that Julie enjoys every day.

In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time with her son and watching him play sports, going to movies and spending time with friends and family.

JoAnne Shook, LMT, CPMT, CIMT

Massage Therapist

Biography
JoAnne Shook has been a  Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist for more than five years.  Additionally, she earned certifications as an Infant Massage Teacher and Pediatric Massage Therapist with specialized training in autism spectrum disorders, oncology, cerebral palsy and other life limiting diagnosis from Tina Allen of Liddle Kidz, the gold standard in pediatric touch therapy.

 

JoAnne completed four levels of Healing Touch Program under the direction of Cynthia Hutchison, Program Director, and continues her journey to become a Certified Practitioner.  When not working with pediatric clients, she dedicates her time to adult oncology patients and folks processing thru the challenge of grief.  Grief can mean the loss of a loved one or pet, a major lifestyle shift or  a lifelong dream.

 

JoAnne now lives her passion, providing massage intervention for children with medical challenges and life limiting diagnosis. She understands some of the obstacles a child and  family may face during a medical scenario as her own child moved on with his journey in 2011.  This life experience provides JoAnne a unique level of compassion for all clients.
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