Vanessa Rydquist

Passionate about providing mindful and loving care for body, mind, spirit.

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LMT, CCT, CYI, Reiki Master-Teacher (Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Cupping Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Master Reiki Practitioner and Teacher)


In our work together I provide a safe space for healing, deep relaxation, rejuvenation and self-discovery.  You are invited to go within to find stillness, more ea...

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LMT, CCT, CYI, Reiki Master-Teacher (Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Cupping Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, Master Reiki Practitioner and Teacher)


In our work together I provide a safe space for healing, deep relaxation, rejuvenation and self-discovery.  You are invited to go within to find stillness, more ease in body, breath, and mind. The ability to heal is within you - I am here to help you access it.

Each session is as unique as you are and will meet you where you are.  A bodywork session may include a variety of therapeutic massage techniques and will be tailored to address your needs and preferences.  I work intuitively and approach each person with compassion, openness, creativity, and a desire to learn.     

I am trained in Swedish (lymphatic), Deep Tissue, Thai, Trager (Oscillation), Myofascial Release, Cupping Therapy, Compassionate Touch, Reiki, Yoga, and also offer some unique experiences with a variety of massage tools.  I also have a background in fitness, personal training, and hoopdance which have deepened my knowledge and understanding of the human body.  I am most definitely a life-long learner, endlessly fascinated and passionate.  

I have been practicing yoga and meditation since childhood, and bodywork professionally for 14 years.  In my own personal healing journey I have benefited immensely from these practices that I am so humbled by, and so honored to share.  I am continually awed by the power of touch, movement, and breath to facilitate healing.  

I am available for sessions in Lafayette, CO at the Old Town Healing Arts Center.  I also provide in-office chair massage for employee appreciation, special events, or just mid-day stress relief for your staff.  

I love living and working in Lafayette.  You may see me romping around town with my two little kids, riding bikes, hiking, hula hooping, swimming, or teaching yoga and body pump at the rec center.  I am also currently pursuing a graduate degree in Early Childhood and Special Education.

I look forward to connecting with you soon. 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

CO # MT.0012074

Education
2005

Shivagakomarpaj Old Medicine Hospital

Thai Massage 60 hours

2004

Evolutionary Healing - Jeremy Werner, L.Ac.

Usui Reiki Level i

2005

Evolutionary Healing - Jeremy Werner, L.Ac.

Usui Reiki Level II

2010

Reiki Mastery - Jessica Miller

Usui Reiki Level ART/ Master-Teacher

2008

Srivatsa Ramaswami School of Yoga

Vinyasa Krama Yoga 200 hours - Certified Yoga Instructor

2004

The Heart Touch Project

Compassionate Touch

2010

The Heart Touch Project

Compassionate Touch

2017

International Cupping Therapy Association

Contemporary Cupping Methods

2016

Les Mills International

Body Pump Initial Training

2008

American Council on Exercise

Certified Personal Trainer

2005

California Healing Arts College

Therapeutic Massage 650 hours - Master Massage Therapist

2009

Athletics and Fitness Association of America

Group Fitness Instructor

Experience
Yoga

Hatha

I am very fortunate that yoga has always been a part of my life. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for this incredible gift. Yoga offers the most potent tools for navigating the challenges of being a human on this planet. My parents introduced me to a devotional yoga practice and meditation from the time I was a baby. I discovered Iyengar yoga when I was 10 years old and thus my life-long Hatha yoga practice began. I did work-exchange in several studios of varying styles throughout Los Angeles, CA learning from some incredible teachers. I found my most beloved teacher Srivatsa Ramaswami in 2007, and decided that after 20+ years of practice I would try my hand at teaching yoga. I did my 200 hour teacher training with Srivatsa Ramaswami in Vinyasa Krama Yoga - a rich and thorough practice taught to him by his guru of 30 years Sri Krishnamacharya. I teach private and semi-private classes, and also teach weekly group classes at the Lafayette Recreation Center. I would love to see you on the mat sometime.

Fitness

Les Mills Body Pump

I am currently teaching Les Mills Body Pump classes at the Lafayette Recreation Center. In 2014 I began my journey toward a 100 pound weight loss after incurring several injuries after the birth of my second son. Body Pump classes provided me a fantastic place to regain my strength and fitness. I loved it so much I decided to get back into teaching group fitness classes after a long hiatus. Now I am proud to be certified in this fun and effective Les Mills class. It's a blast - come join me!

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Eric on Jul 28
Exceptional all across the board! Vanessa was professional, deeply nurturing and I was rocked by the amazing massage that I received!
by Stacy on Jul 26
Vanessa is wonderful. She comes to our office and makes all the hustle and bustle go away.
by Laura on Jun 08
I was so sore before my massage, and felt so great all day afterword! Being in the office listening to the noise from the cafe was not totally relaxing, but driving somewhere else would have been more stressful. Maybe there is an empty office you could use next time? I think a desk would have to be shoved into a corner, so that might not work.
by Julie on Jun 07
I really connected with Vanessa. I normally don't even give reviews, even if it was a good experience, but Vanessa was absolutely amazing. Such a great and helpful person. Not only did she give me spiritual guidance, but also reached out and extended a helping hand on a professional level. Thank you so much. I will definitely be back.
by Jennifer on Jun 04
Vanessa was incredible!!!
by Amanda on Jun 02
Ever since I finished massage therapy school nine years ago, I am super picky about fellow massage therapists. In fact, Vanessa has been the first massage therapist that I look forward to seeing again and again! She has an intuitive quality that translates into hands that hit all the right spots with just the right amount of pressure, but I also felt like the communication lines were open if I ever did feel the need to change something up. The atmosphere was relaxed and I didn't feel the need to make small talk--I could just be present in the moment and enjoy. I also love the fact that Vanessa is a reiki master and offers that healing modality in addition to massage. It's like receiving two healing sessions in one! I can't wait for my next massage!
by Linda on May 14
Vanessa has a wonderful technique! I walked in with a headache and an hour later I walked out feeling refreshed without a headache! I highly recommend Vanessa and plan to see her monthly.
by Gwendolyn on May 13
Fantastic massage and other bodywork! Vanessa is an intuitive healer and calming practitioner. She's now part of my healthy lifestyle program. I highly recommend her!
by Chris on May 08
Very relaxing. Wish we had a private room for this in the office!
by Marsha on May 06
All of it was first rate, no complaints!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Chair Massage
  • Mobile Therapeutic Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Other
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Reiki
  • Mobile Reiki

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