Meet Trimble’s Therapists
BOBBIE HASSEL, Trimble Spa Manager brings a holistic touch to incorporating deep tissue with Swedish massage. Since graduating from Blue Cliff Massage School in 2005 her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi and joining Trimble in 2007, Bobbie, who is supervisory therapist, enjoys teaching her clients the importance of maintenance massage and the importance of stretching. She has a been told by clients that she has a “strong, yet gentle touch, that really works all the kinks out.” Clients are amazed at how rested and rejuvenated they feel after one of her massages. She is one of our most requested therapists. Bobbie enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, and two dogs hiking, skiing or biking, and enjoying the great Colorado outdoors. Bobbie has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness with an emphasis in Nutrition, which will allow her to assist her clients in health and wellness advising as well as nutritional counseling/guidance. When you call for your next appointment, be sure to ask about her schedule.
RACHEL MCGEHEE has been with Trimble for much of her 15 years as a full-time massage therapist. Rachel describes her style as firm, but gentle. The majority of her education falls into deep tissue and Swedish, but due to her continuing education efforts, expands into many directions. Her practices have covered a broad spectrum, from spas to sports rehab, and she enjoys working on all body types. Her approach is an integrated combination of a well-stocked bag of tricks – tailored for each individual’s needs. Her gift lies in an ability to diagnose the body’s unrest and help her clients recover their fullest potential by whatever means it takes, such as recommending a particular treatment, style, technique, or even another therapist! Her experience with therapeutic bodywork has included counseling, but often just listening to what you and your body tell her. Referring to her vast history of experience with injury recovery, from sports medicine on NFL players to ankle sprains on your more average person, Rachel says, “I enjoy rehab of all kinds from surgery to motor vehicle accidents. I also have spent oodles of time working with pregnant women in every trimester. I am comfortable and well skilled in prenatal care of all kinds. I love to help people with their relationship with their body. I feel good health is paramount in personal happiness and freedom. Massage is always a step in the right direction for physical and mental balance.
Kristen Doolittle joined the Springs family in May of 2011, having just relocated from Ankeny, Iowa. She received her education and training at The Iowa College of Natural Health and graduated in 2005. She specializes in deep tissue massage while using a cross-fiber friction approach and trigger point therapy to help relieve acute and chronic pain. She also offers Swedish massage, reflexology, prenatal massage, shiatsu, hot stone, and sports massage. Kristen has great compassion towards her work and loves helping her clients feel better and achieve their fitness goals. She looks forward to meeting new people and helping her clients feel great!
ANN DRAKELEY R.M.T, C.N.A., received her massage certification training in 1985 through the International Myomassetics Federation. She has received continuing education certifications in Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, La Stone Hot Stone Therapy, Ashiatsu, Healing Touch and Massage for People Living with Cancer. She received her Certified Nurse Assistant licence in 2011, and volunteers in the T.L.C. program at Mercy Hospital. She delights in helping others connect to their peaceful inner landscape through bodywork. Ann is licensed by the State of Colorado and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and brings knowledge and sensitivity to each unique person and session.
Christin Hawbaker, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist who holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California. She is Board Certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and licensed by the State of Colorado to practice Acupuncture. She also has 18 years of experience as a Certified Massage Therapist. Christin specializes in “Acussage” which is a combination of a 30 minute acupuncture treatment and a 30 minute therapeutic massage on trouble areas. Some conditions that Acupuncture treats are; Chronic Pain, Injuries, Infertility, Endometriosis, Menopause, Headaches, Digestive Disorders, Allergies, Smoking Cessation, Anxiety, Insomnia, Weight Loss, and General Stress Disorders. Christin is now accepting new clients. To schedule an appointment call Trimble Spa at 247-0212.
Edward Coons has maintained a massage therapy practice in Durango since returning to the area in 2013, and continues more than a decade in his practice which began in Austin, Texas. He provides thorough, intuitive, systemically effective massage sessions in the relaxing setting here at Trimble Spa — where, he believes is a truly healing environment — and absolutely loves being a member of the Trimble Hot Springs family.
Edward’s specialized bodywork style is deeply rooted in Asian and Sports methods. He has developed acumen for assessment and bringing together a variety of proven techniques to address a wide range of individuals’ needs. He views his relationship with his clients as a partnership in health, empowering them through thorough massage, effective stress reduction, structural balance, full-body resting and movement techniques, lifestyle assessment, education and guidance.
Edward’s background is rich in health care exposure having been an Army medic for most of his 12 years of service. Adding to his understanding of healing work were both his dad, a physician, and his mom, a nurse, for whom he attributes his passion.
Keagan Casey graduated from Community Care College in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she was trained in deep tissue, neuromuscular muscular, swedish, prenatal, hot stone, and sports massage. Keagan loves being able to fit her clients needs whether it be a light relaxing massage or working out your problem areas. She specializes in stress reduction, deep issue and trigger point therapy. Clients often tell her she has a strong, confident tough with the ability to work out tension without causing pain. She joined the Trimble team in 2014 after moving here from Oklahoma and passing the MBLEx national exam. She loves the stress free, healing energy of Trimble and is happy to have become part of the Trimble family.
Erin has been actively sharing her passion as a body worker in the community since 2012 where she started as a Reiki Practitioner. She uses a wide range of modalities in her work including various styles of energy therapy, crystal therapies, guided meditation, acupressure, trigger point and Swedish massage. Her aim in combining all these modalities is to create space where the mind, body, and spirit can let go and heal it’s self. Erin is also a certified Reiki Master Teacher and offers classes to students that are seeking spiritual growth in a loving, non judgmental, and fun environment.