Staff Department "Massage Therapists"

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Nadiyah Ziyad, LMT

Massage Therapist

Biography
Nadiyah Ziyad is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Nadiyah has worked with children for 10+ years as a youth counselor, youth leader, foster care parent, and licensed childcare provider. She closed her childcare practice in 2012 to go to massage school. Nadiyah graduated from Colorado School of Arts in December 2015 with an Associate’s degree in Occupational Massage Therapy. She specialized in Oncology, Lymphatic Drainage massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Trauma touch. As a part of her training she had to do a year of service. During her year of service in Ghana West Africa she worked with children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy at an all-inclusive school. Nadiyah’s passion is working with children and elderly populations with disabilities. Nadiyah has also worked as a volunteer with LifeSpark for 5 years providing Healing Touch to clients with a cancer diagnosis. She is also a level IV Healing Touch provider with advanced training under the guidance of Ruth Muir. In her spare time she enjoys making soap and herbal medicine.

Allys Stewart

Massage Therapist

Biography
I am so happy and fortunate to serve you, your family, and your child or children! I have been working with children for over 10 years, and have had a career in massage for over 10 years, whether it was working out of my home during grad school, working at a doctors office, or massaging children. I began building my career with children at a preschool when I was 19 and obtaining a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology and American Sign Language. It was also during this time that I received my massage therapy license – I had no idea how far it would take me! After completing my BS, I started graduate school in pursuit of an M. Ed. in disability policy with a focus on Autism. I became a co-director at the preschool and started my own business in massage. After a few years, I merged my two passions – massage and children with special needs – and I love what I do! I will always give you and your child(ren) everything I have to offer, and I look forward to providing your child incredible therapy, as well as respect, compassion, and love.

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!

Julie Franklin, LMT, CPMT

Massage Therapist Supervisor

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.