Instructors

Kimberly Thompson, LMT

Kimberly graduated from MTIC in 2003 and has been practicing massage for 14 years. She uses an integrative approach to massage and her unique style includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Mayan Abdominal massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stone, Gua Sha, Cupping, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai massage, and a spiritual healing style to each session. She uses an intuitive approach to help gently unwind the tissue and bring the body closer to balance.

Eric Howell, MBA, BS, BFA

Certified to teach in the state of Colorado, Eric has been training students in anatomy and physiology for the past 16 years. Through human dissection work at CU Boulder and course instruction at Red Rocks Community College and the Denver Integrative Massage School, Eric has worked with hundreds of students in their pursuit of self-knowledge.
With a passion for learning and the learning process, Eric brings an objective-based learning style coupled with the latest trends in technology learning to the classroom.

Emory Crebo Wilder, M.D.

Emory’s has an M.D. from the Washington University School of Medicine, and he currently holds a Lecturer position in Integrative Therapies at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, along with teaching part-time in the Holistic Health programs at Red Rocks Community College and Georgian Court University. Emory’s eight years of teaching includes a wide variety of classes in integrative health, such as Stress Management, Yoga, Energy Medicine, Health and the Environment, CAM Therapies, and Mind/Body Health. Along with a selection of Western classes in Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Pathology, Pathophysiology, and Medical Terminology, he has taught nearly the entire 500-hour Massage Therapy program at the Community College of Denver and has been a massage therapist since 2003. Perhaps like many, he has found his best learning and teaching to be informal, spontaneous, unique, and unrepeatable as well as completely exhilarating!

Hillary Hilliard, LMT

Hillary is one of the first practitioners in the Denver area to practice and promote the amazing healing arts of Thai Yoga Massage and Thai Herbal Compresses. Hillary has had extensive training in Thailand, and her practice and teaching draw mainly from the Northern (Chiang Mai) style. She founded Textured Motion seven years ago. She is a Registered Massage Therapist in Colorado, a Registered Thai Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Therapist. Her studies have been unique because she has chosen to study with many, different schools in Thailand. She has created the “Textured Motion” style of Thai Massage, by gathering all of her training and knowledge into one style that really speaks to our generation and to the society with which we live. Hillary began to teach eight years ago because she wanted to share her knowledge and experience with others. Hillary has taken her knowledge of Thai massage and the Thai culture and made it more accessible and available for the American student, i.e. bringing in anatomy awareness, medical terminology, and answering the “Whys”.

Shauna Blanch, LMT, RYT

Shauna earned her Bachelor of Science in 2002 and spent many years in the pharmaceutical industry before taking a hard turn for the wholistic side of healthcare after conquering an immune disorder in her late 20’s. She has since earned her Reiki Master Teacher, Yoga Teacher certification, studied Massage Therapy at DIMS in 2016 and is currently enrolled in the Aesthetics program at the School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics as well. She owns and operates the Color Up CBD Wellness Center were students and professionals can learn more about cannabis plant medicine and how it can properly be incorporated into the treatment room and into their clients’ lives. Her massage technique integrates both Eastern and Western philosophies tailored to each individual client

Logan Kinney, LMT, E-RYT

Logan Kinney is a yoga teacher, stand up paddleboard yoga teacher, licensed massage therapist, and mama. She has been in the holistic health and wellness professional world for over 9 years. She always strives to learn more, and then share her knowledge with others. She is currently working on her certification in Nutrition Coaching and Personal Fitness Training. She works in private and corporate settings to provide yoga, massage, and wellness to her clients. She is passionate about bringing health and happiness to everyone!