About Agua y Sangre —
Your Whole Self
Agua y Sangre Healing is a massage therapy + community wellness studio that crafts elemental healing sessions to help you reclaim your entire existence – mind, body, and spirit – and promotes empowerment and joy through the art and practice of self care and ancestral medicine. Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, recovery from stress and trauma, or are hoping to achieve better balance in your life, our wellness services are the foundation to healing your past, present, and future self.
We are conveniently located near the Platt Park neighborhood, just off of South Broadway in Denver. Our work is rooted in tradition and ancestral medicine - and aims to be both empowering and nurturing, all while facilitating the process of awakening your body's own innate healing abilities. We specialize in mind and spirit support, managing pain beyond it's physical manifestations, healthful menstruation + pregnancies for all bodies, and integrated care for your whole self. Our offerings include therapeutic massage, prenatal massage, herbal consultations, wellness classes, and (coming soon) chair massage. Read more about our work, including common questions + what to expect:
Agua y Sangre Healing is femme, POC, and queer owned! Founded by owner, Michelle Castor (she/her), and supported by our staff massage therapist, Tameca L Coleman (they/them).
About Michelle (she/her)
Agua y Sangre Healing is owned and operated by Michelle Castor, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Herbal Educator, and Wellness Promotora.
Michelle is a healing justice aficionado, by nature and by trade. She weaves this passion with her background in curanderismo, western herbal medicina, and massage therapy to provide vital, compassionate, respectful, and informed care. Michelle founded Agua y Sangre Healing in 2013 to create more for herself and her community – aiming to (re)connect all people with their innate healing abilities.
Michelle is equal parts intuition, smarts, and humor; mixed with a whole lot of heart. Central to her work is compassion and a commitment to providing access to transformative holistic care to all people, without judgement. This QWOC was raised by the Midwest, and currently resides in Denver near her loving community, with her dream-boat partner, and their wild fur-babies.
Michelle is grateful to all the teachers in her life and all those that helped propel her on this path – ancestors, family, and friends.
Se habla español: Michelle offers services in both English and Spanish.
About Tameca (they/them)
Agua y Sangre Healing is beyond grateful to have Tameca lend their great wisdom and gentleness to this comunidad! Tameca offers transformative massage therapy, weaving a beautiful balance of ease, comfort, intention, and a vast therapeutic toolkit.
Tameca L Coleman embarked on a path to massage therapy in 2011 after realizing they wanted to practice good and fulfilling work that not only brought together their many interests, but also allowed them to help others. Massage incorporates their experiences and knowledge in yoga, music, meditation, self-care, compassionate living and also a love of learning. Tameca works with the goal and intention of meeting each client where they are, utilizing technical and energetic techniques that work at the most subtle and superficial levels to the deepest.
Tameca is a registered massage therapist and graduate of the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado massage therapy program (2012). Their toolkit includes but is not limited to Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, and Japanese Foot Massage. With future trainings in mind, Tameca intends to continue learning techniques that can help to facilitate change and inspire clients to feel more in tune with their bodies.
Tameca believes that massage and bodywork are more than just modalities for pain management. They are the kinds of work that help clients take increasing part in their own self-care and healing. It is Tameca's belief that massage and bodywork are collaborative works that can be most fully effective and life-changing when the client takes an active part in the process.
When Tameca isn't giving massage, they are working on music, writing projects, or being a tourist in their own town. They support their community any way they can and especially look for projects and movements that work to create positive and inclusive change. That is why they are ecstatic to be on board with Agua y Sangre. In so many instances, the healing arts do not reach enough of those who need them the most. It is more than high time that has changed.