Julie Jelsma

Bodywork that accelerates recovery from injuries, surgeries and repetitive stress!

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Julie Jelsma is an 18-year veteran bodyworker specializing in the soft tissue alignment of Structural Integration as well as the corrective and rehabilitative techniques of Myo-skeletal Release, Advanced Medical Massage and Neural Touch.

Known for her sensitive touch, exceptional instincts, sound intuition; Julie has dramatically influenced the successful outcomes of individuals from ages 6 months to 103 years old to full recovery from the compensation patterns that cause pain and imbalance after stress, trauma, injury and surgery.

Experienced in working with people who also want to optimize their physique through yoga, dance, sports and competition; many clients have found, working with Julie and the transformational dynamic of having their fascia organized via Structural Integration, provided exceptional physical advantages when complimented with training in their athletic discipline.

Julie’s bodywork education in bodywork began in Boulder, CO where she graduated certified in Integrative Massage (2000) and Structural Integration (2001). The western slope beckoned; however, and within a year of starting her bodywork career, she moved to the North Fork Valley where co-ownership of an organic fruit, vegetable and herb farm supplying peaches to a health food store in Crested Butte and fruit & vegetables to a farmer’s market in Gunneson as well as fruit and herbs to a restaurant in Aspen was shared with doing massage and Structural Integration in Paonia.

Later Julie moved her practice to Hotchkiss full-time since it allowed more convenience to commuters from all the surrounding communities such as Delta, Eckert, Cedaredge, Crawford and Paonia. She remained almost a decade there, while also working at the Senior Community Care Eckert facility doing Medical Massage on the elderly for 5.5 years, and in 2016 she and her partner decided to move permanently to Grand Junction to enjoy the warmer temperatures and be close to family.

Julie has a tender heart for humanity’s challenges living in these physical bodies. With repetitive stress on the rise in the workplace, athletic pursuits pushing our bodies to new extremes or just the incidence of accidents and surgeries increasing; working with a touch therapist, such as Julie, who has an ability to understand how to alleviate strain patterns in fascia, balance tension and slack in the muscles allowing joints to work more fluidly and bring the body back into a pain-free functioning state has led her to continue to enjoy positively influencing people’s lives through the transformational effects of Structural Integration.   

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CO # MT 6030

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Structural Integration
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Medical Massage


  • Injury Prevention Education

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