Kristy Colley, LMT (NCBTMB)
In 2005, I graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy (ACCET) with a new but limited understanding of the interconnected systems of the body. Massage, touch, and movement were ways to interact with the world, to affect our neurobiology and neurohormonal regulation through person-to-person interaction. Though my understanding of the systems of the body have of course expanded, that’s still how I like to work: with you and your child, face-to-face, as we elicit structural and functional change through healthy, responsive, adaptive touch.
I’m licensed with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and have fifteen years of hands-on, clinical experience. I’m a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Certified Pre- and Peri-natal Massage Therapist, pediatric craniosacral therapist, Certified Massage Doula, and certified TummyTime! Method Tutor. Additionally, I’ve sought and
completed training and certification in a range of areas, including use of the HATLFF for identifying variation in lingual frenulum function. I’ve received additional training and/or certification in therapeutic speech massage, facial massage, oncology massage, TMJ dysfunction, cranial nerve dysfunction, polyvagal treatment approaches, orthopedic massage, craniosacral for infant feeding, acupressure, electronic muscle stimulation, and infant/child development.
I serve a variety of specialty cases of infants and children up to twelve years old. My approach is to be prepared, and my “therapist toolbox” reflects that by using a myriad of therapy modalities that often combine functional movement and assessment of kinesthetic patterns with hands-on, structural therapies to optimize whole-body function. It’s my goal to use my strong
understanding of systems (including sensory and regulatory systems) to recognize underlying patterns of dysfunction that may be inhibiting growth—and then use those to develop comprehensive treatments for my patients and their families.
Specialties seen by Kristy:
- Postural, mechanical, and soft tissue asymmetries
- TMJ and bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Open-mouth breathing
- Oral posture
- Gastrointestinal issues, colic-like symptoms, and reflux
- Muscular tension and discomfort
- Autonomic dysregulation
- Disordered breathing and airway patency
- Failure-to-thrive or slow weight gain
- Latch and feeding difficulties
- Disordered movement
- Developmental delays of functional movement
- Oral restrictions such as tongue tie, lip tie, and buccal tie
- Low tone of mouth, neck, and facial musculature
- TummyTime! education and classes. If you suspect your baby has any of these, contact your pediatrician and our office for an
appointment—no referral is necessary.
*If you suspect your baby has any of these, contact your pediatrician and our office for an appointment—no referral is necessary.*
Kristy is the mother of one son, Maxson, who she considers her greatest and most precious teacher. Drawing value from her personal experience, she emphasizes improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and enhancing parent-child interaction patterns. Children and their caregivers work together often during sessions to maximize outcomes.