Bridget Schletty

Advanced Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

     A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Bridget was attracted to foreign language learning as a way to expand her cultural horizons. While completing her Bachelor of Arts, she studied Spanish, Math, and numerous electives in Sports Science, earning honors as a collegiate athlete in soccer and track & field. During her final undergraduate years, she studied abroad in Segovia, Spain, where she met her husband, Elías, now a local mountain guide.



     Before becoming a licensed massage therapist, ...

     A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Bridget was attracted to foreign language learning as a way to expand her cultural horizons. While completing her Bachelor of Arts, she studied Spanish, Math, and numerous electives in Sports Science, earning honors as a collegiate athlete in soccer and track & field. During her final undergraduate years, she studied abroad in Segovia, Spain, where she met her husband, Elías, now a local mountain guide.



     Before becoming a licensed massage therapist, Bridget earned a Master's degree in the field of Education and spent over 15 years teaching, coordinating and leading international travel programs, translating, coaching, and working in the outdoor recreation and hospitality industries. She has engaged in extensive international travel in pursuit of mountaineering objectives, social service opportunities, and immersion experiences.


     After struggling to find adequate healthcare as a beat-up female athlete living in a rural mountain town, Bridget became interested in bodywork out of the necessity to address her own physical needs in sustainable, non-invasive, non-toxic ways. In addition to the Western-Eastern bicultural massage program she attended in Seattle, WA, she is also trained in the practice of YogAlign, Reiki, Ashiatsu barefoot massage, Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, and Craniosacral techniques.


     All work that Bridget performs is very fluid and intended to reduce any anxiety to the greatest degree possible. Your unique session may blend any number of healing modalities, including Swedish style massage, myofascial release, Thai massage, deep tissue work, reflexology... But no need to anguish over choosing the right technique; Bridget is eager to educate her clients about their bodies and treatment options, customizing each session to achieve optimal results.


     Bridget owns a private practice called ViaSana Massage & Bodywork Studio, located at 300 8th Avenue in Ouray, Colorado. Online booking is the preferred method for checking availability and reserving your session. You can also call Bridget's reservation request line at (970) 325-3255 or email bridget.bodywork@gmail.com. ¿Es usted hispanohablante? No se preocupe. ¡Ella es bilingüe!

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

CO # MT.0021007

Education
2017

Ananda Massage School

Massage Therapy Training

2015

Mana Yoga Studio

YogAlign Instructor Certification

2016

A Gentle Touch of Wellness

Reiki Level I

2016

CIEDITENA

Biomagnetismo Médico

2019

The Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: The Abdomen 1 (VM1)

2019

The Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: The Abdomen 2 (VM2)

2019

The Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax (VM4)

2019

The Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: The Pelvis (VM3)

2019

Barefoot Massage Training

Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage

2019

The Barral Institute

Neural Manipulation (NM1)

2020

The Upledger Institute

CranioSacral 2-Day Training Course (CS1-V)

2020

The Upledger Institute

CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1)

2021

The Upledger Institute

CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2)

2002

College of St. Benedict

B.A. (Spanish)

2007

U.N.E.D.

Master's (Spanish Language Instruction)

2021

The Giving Touch

Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy Masterclass

2021

The Barral Institute

Listening Techniques: Osteopathic Evaluation (LT1)

2021

The Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: Manual Thermal Evaluation (VM5)

Experience
Bodywork

Thai Massage

Trained in Thai massage techniques at Ananda Massage School as part of its bicultural Asian/American curriculum.

Massage Therapist

Worked at Wiesbaden Hot Springs & Beaumont Spa (Ouray, CO) between 2017-2019

Massage Therapist

Performed massage and bodywork services at The Colorado Kur in Ouray (2018-2020) and Chipeta Solar Springs Spa in Ridgway (2019-2020).

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on May 19
Bridget was amazing. She's super knowledgeable & clearly passionate about her work. Not only did she give me a wonderful massage, I learned so much from the reflexology session. Definitely will make this a regular event. Happy Customer!
by Tarah on May 14
Best massage I’ve ever had!
by Kathleen on May 13
My Huband and I drove 35 hours to visit Ouray for the first leg of our holiday. My chronic back condition was needing some attention. After searching the internet, I found Brigitte. I immediately booked a therapeutic massage and deep tissue upgrade. Brigitte was so lovely, professional and deeply committed to working with my situation. Even though I was visiting, Brigitte gave me insights as to how I may benefit in the future from similar treatment modalities and exercises to improve my situation. The therapeutic massage and deep tissue treatment changed how I presently feel in my body. In one hour, Brigitte's intuitive, skilled approach has changed my body from restriction and discomfort to one of ease, freedom and reduced discomfort. Brigitte is a top professional in her field and a deeply caring soul. I give her my highest recommendation. Ouray was beautiful, but my best experience was meeting and receiving treatment from Brigitte!
by Anonymous on May 13
Loved each minute
by Anonymous on May 13
Yes!:)
by Gretchen on May 08
I needed more than just a massage for my stressed out body and Bridget’s expertise in bodywork was just what I needed. I will definitely go back on a regular basis. It’s also nice that I could follow up my massage with a soak at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.
by Gretchen on May 08
I needed more than just a massage for my stressed out body and Bridget’s expertise in bodywork was just what I needed. I will definitely go back on a regular basis. It’s also nice that I could follow up my massage with a soak at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.
by Mary on May 06
I feel that Bridget’s work is the perfect combination of deep work and gentleness. Bridget could sense what my body needed, so it could relax, feel safe and open to her touch. I highly recommend Bridget’s massage and body work.
by Anonymous on May 05
I had a wonderful experience at ViaSana!
by Anonymous on Apr 30
The most incredible massage! Truly healing

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Massage & Bodywork
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Deep Tissue
  • Thai Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Massage & Reflexology
  • Ashiatsu
  • Visceral Manipulation

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