About the Massage Therapists
Certified Massage Therapist, Ayuredic Practitioner & Yoga Instructor
Meet Erica Ambika Ragusa, owner of Ambika Healing Massage in Breckenridge. She is a certified massage therapist in the State of Colorado and a licensed massage therapist in New York State. Formally educated in a 1,040 hour massage therapy school, she graduated at the top of her class and worked in a New York City Ayurveda-health spa before relocating to beautiful Summit County. She has training in numerous modalities to help you feel better physically, mentally, and spiritually, including Swedish Massage, Medical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Orthopedic Massage, Reiki energy healing, chakra balancing with gemstone crystals, Thai Yoga Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Myofascial Release. She has assisted a physical therapist in a busy orthopedic out-patient practice and has been exposed to many common injuries and treatment programs. Erica underwent an intensive yoga teacher training program through the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Grass Valley, California, and is now a Yoga Siromani (instructor). Most recently, she has completed her training in Ayurvedic Body Therapies through the California College of Ayurveda and is the only practictioner in Summit County to offer Ayurvedic Bliss Massages. She is pleased to share her expertise, skills, and compassion as a massage therapist with you. She is available to assist those with acute injuries, chronic pain, and orthopedic conditions. Erica also teaches yoga in Breckenridge and throughout Summit County. Individualized (one-on-one) yoga sessions are available using "yoga as medicine" and based on the book of the same name by Dr. Timothy McCall.
Meet Gina Ragusa, Erica's sister and practitioner at Ambika Healing Massage. She has been a licensed massage therapist in New York State since 2011 and has worked as a massage therapist in a wellness center there as well as in a chiropractor's office. She has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology but has decided to help people more holistically through massage therapy and energy work. She is a Reiki Master and thus brings to her work a sensitive and intuitive touch. Gina is currently studying reflexology and would soon like to continue her education in Ashiatsu Bar Therapy. Being a very centered, calm, and grounded person, Gina is able to connect with her clients and soothe them the minute they walk in the door. She listens to her intuition and approaches the muscle tissue very slowly and patiently--"listening" with her hands. In September 2012 she decided to move to Breckenridge to be closer to her sister and to be a part of Ambika Therapies. Gina looks forward to sharing her love of massage and bodywork with you and seeing the positive effects it could make in your life! Learn more about Gina here.
...and our therapy dog, who can usually be found laying beside the massage table, Wynn!
"The Spirit is life. The Mind is the builder. The Physical is the result." Edgar Cayce
All of your massage treatments in Breckenridge can be customized to meet your specific needs utilizing the modalities with which Erica and Gina are experienced. The practitioners enjoy making all of the massage oils, herbal products, and teas that are offered here at Ambika Healing Massage. They believe this is part of the experience, to create a totally unique and customizable treatment that meets the needs of each individual client. Please talk to Erica or Gina before your treatment about which products are most suitable for you, or let their intuition choose for you. You may also purchase any of the handmade items used during your treatment to bring the therapeutic experience home with you.
In our careers, we have approached as many modalities as possible because we believe there are many paths to healing. The most important factor to healing is the outlook of the client. In our practice, we aspire to work with clients who are open to the transformative process of body therapies. We strive to be supportive of the client's own healing process.
We love living in Breckenridge and want to provide the community with a healing and professional space. We frequently undergo training in our field to better serve the community with great massage therapy, bodywork, and alternative health treatments.
"I've never felt so comforted and soothed. Erica is an amazing therapist with an amazing gentle touch. I appreciated every moment! Truly relaxing and rejuvenating." -AmberLee, New York
"Erica was wonderful and the experience was very relaxing. It was the highlight of my trip."
"I can attest to the Aches Away being a great product. I happened to remember the sample you gave me and I used it the other day after along hike up Peak 8. No more pain and the smell was barely detectable." -Chris, Breckenridge CO
"I have been to many spas around the world in Europe, South America, and the Caribbean; however, this therapist [Erica] ranks number one for thoroughness and expertise." -Renee, New York
"Erica created a safe and nurturing healing sanctuary for me. I am most grateful." -Mary, California
"I've lived in Colorado since 1982 and have had massages all over Summit County and the Vail area. Erica is by far the best massage therapist because she puts her heart and soul into what she does. If everyone had an Ayurvedic massage from Erica, the world would be a better place." -D. L., Summit County, CO
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