About Jodi
Details

I can remember realizing as a child that my daily choices would determine my health as an adult and how long I would be able to be active. Sports dominated my life through high school and are still an integral part of my daily routine. My children know, mommy only stays healthy and happy if she stays active.

My professional endeavor with massage started in 2003. I had taken classes and training programs in high school for Athletic Training and Physical Therapy, but still felt something was missing. My traditional college years, I majored in Kinesology, Journalism, Speech Communication, Coaching, Dance and other various areas. None of these completely enticed me but all gave me valuable information and helped shape my desires for what I truly wanted to achieve in my work.

My professional education continued at Ashford University where I graduated Suma Cume Laude in Health and Wellness from the College of Health and Human Services and Sciences in 2014. Since my massage graduation in 2004, I have taken several continuing education classes to further my abilities and knowledge base in the areas of stretching, joint mobilization, and muscle re-education. The possibilities I have explored with massage have allowed me to truly do a"job" I LOVE everyday and continue to live an active lifestyle. I am able to be with my children, and with my clients, both in the ways they need. I have strived for and learned to find balance in my life. It is rewarding to help my clients to further balance their lives as well through my additional training and learning program support as a Certified Health Coach as well.

Find Colorado Healthy Body

Offices at Southglenn
6590 S. Vine St. #112
Centennial, CO 80121
(720) 249-2720

Book Now

Tip of the week: November 8th

Eat for Less Stress!

Situations, environment, deadlines, peers... all add stress to our lives... and yes, even FOOD can add stress in the body!!
The impact of stress takes a negative toll on the body if we don't do something to change it...

Try reducing or eliminating these five foods to positively affect your body and reduce stress:

1. Sugar - By eliminating foods with added sugars—like pastries, flavored yogurt, and soda—and eating more whole foods, you’ll keep your blood sugar stable, which means fewer mood swings, reduced stress, and a happier body.
2. Artificial Sweeteners - These artificial sweeteners can lead to health problems like headaches, metabolic disease, and cardiovascular disease. But they can also result in an addiction to sugary foods by retraining your taste buds, causing you to seek out even more sweet (and largely unhealthy) foods.
3. Processed Carbohydrates - aside from making you extra thirsty, the extra sodium in the found in these foods causes your body to retain more fluid, which then forces your heart to work harder to keep the blood pumping. It can also increase blood pressure, making you feel bloated and generally unwell, which can certainly increase your stress levels.
4. Alcohol - drinking alcohol can increase the production of hormones that will leave you feeling anxious and more stressed than before you began imbibing. It can also increase blood pressure and heart rate and trigger those same stress-like symptoms within the body.
5. Excess Caffeine - Too much caffeine can spell trouble for your adrenal glands by overstimulating the body. And because it stimulates the nervous system, caffeine can cause a rise in blood pressure and heart rate that will ultimately increase feelings of anxiety.

Test it out for yourself!  All you've got to lose is some added stress :0)

Previous
Tip 1 of 179
Recipe of the week: September 26th

'Easy Peas-y' Guac

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8-10 people
Yield: Approximately 3 cups

Ingredients:

1/2 cup fresh green peas (shelled)
3 avocados, pitted and peeled
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 diced red onion
2 serrano or jalapeño peppers, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
Juice of 2 limes
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

1. In a blender or food processor, purée peas.
2. Combine the peas, lime juice, spices and avocado in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
3. Add red onion, serrano peppers, tomato and cilantro and blend together.
4. Remove from the mixer and put in a bowl to chill in the fridge. Serve cold, and enjoy with baby carrots, celery and broccoli. And OK, maybe some (organic) corn chips. (Choose organic chips if you want to avoid GMO corn – 88 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. is GMO.

5. Enjoy!

Recent Previous
Recipe 2 of 59