We had the good fortune of connecting with Amber Stevens and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amber, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Listening and consistently showing up! It’s really that simple. I own a wellness center in a market saturated with massage therapists, acupuncturists – any number of holistic health providers. Yet, my business has stayed successful, even during harder times, because I make it a priority to keep showing up with professionalism and compassion. I take the time to listen to what my clients want and need, without assuming it for them, and I then I deliver on exactly that.

I’ve grown my business, hiring staff, and making it a “policy” to listen and to be present with the clients. Which keeps my staff consistently booked and referred to friends and family in the community. We’ve grown – mostly through word of mouth – because clients know, and feel, that we truly care! I am always surprised when I hear new clients say “thanks for returning my call. I called other places too and you’re the only one to call me back”. (Wow! and this happens often). Instant client just because I showed up and inquired about their needs.

Of course showing up also means having the expertise to help, so there’s also a priority on continuing education and sharing knowledge with our clients as well. Most people just want to be heard, so we support them with listening ears and hearts, and hold that caring space.

What should our readers know about your business?
Boundless Body and Wellness exists to help others to overcome their physical and emotional pain. We do this through an integrated practice of massage therapy, acupuncture, energy therapy, trauma touch therapy, health coaching, and yoga. We treat the three bodies – physical (the soft tissues and structures), thinking (the mind and the gut-brain), and ethereal (the space and energy we occupy and reflect).

Our massage work is truly therapeutic; we work to bring your muscles and tissues back into full function while easing tension, reducing stress, and aligning the body. To do this, we use all the “tools’ – Swedish, neuromuscular, deep tissue, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, cupping and sports techniques. We are knowledgeable in neuroscience-based and trauma-informed teachings for pain and performance, understanding the role of the brain and nervous system in recovery.

We use all our tools in an integrative approach to entice a response and release from your body. Along with the therapeutic work, we also offer prenatal and postpartum massage using the BodySystem cushions to allow pregnant women to lie face down during their massage! It’s the best, especially in the third trimester. Moving the body (and keeping it moving) is important to overall health, so we offer yoga classes and private yoga instruction to keep you in the flow.

Our yoga classes are specific to certain conditions (for example: yoga for back pain) and are workshop-style where you learn self-care techniques to keep the movement going at home too. Our acupuncturist is amazing and uses her expertise to get to the root cause of illness and dis-ease. Her treatments are great for physical areas that feel “nervy” or “stuck” such as frozen shoulder or plantar fasciitis. She works with hormonal imbalances, digestive disturbances, and insomnia too. We’ve had great success with clients who combine massage and acupuncture in their self-care.

Energy therapy at Boundless is a combination of Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as Tapping. Energy therapy seeks to restore the flow of energy and to provide balance through immediate stress reduction, relaxation, reduction of anxiety and pain, and activating your body’s natural ability to heal itself promoting overall well-being.

I’m thrilled to offer my services as a Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach to help you with stress management and emotional resiliency. Through specialized Health Coaching techniques, I work to align you with your values and purpose, while providing methods to lower cortisol and tune into your feelings.

I help you to understand your relationships – to food, to others, to work, and to yourself. I use mindfulness techniques to identify the diet, movement, and activities that make YOU healthy, not something generic and “one size fits all” as you are unique in your needs and motivations. Health coaching guides you in breaking habits that do not support your health, and outlining the habits that do!

We offer all of this in a relaxed wellness space with local artists highlighting their work on our walls. There is new art every few months. You can grab a cup of hot tea, sit with art and give yourself the time and space to heal!

What sets us apart? We are deeply committed to your well-being and consistently looking for ways to better support you in your health journey. That may be something as simple as sending a message to check in on your progress, or as advanced as getting certified in a new technique. We want you to feel your best!

We also know our anatomy and physiology – know it. And we know the way the mind influences release and recovery. We work with your body, encouraging movement, relaxation, and ease. I also make massage lotions to provide non-toxic, skin-nourishing ingredients and I add products (only the ones I research and trust) to the wellness center when they can serve clients’ needs. We also include high-quality essential oils and/or CBD-enhanced lotions in the massages.

Recently, we started planting trees for every session booked. Our Boundless forest has over 1,000 trees planted to date. Just one of the ways we give back – putting more oxygen and breathing life into our bodies!

I think I am the proudest of the way the business has grown over the years simply by giving the best of myself (and I know my staff does too) and by remaining client and heart-centered! I love the connection to our clients and seeing their progress toward better health and self-love. Our work at Boundless Body and Wellness is always about genuine compassion and expert support!

It hasn’t been easy – creating something that didn’t exist before certainly has stumbling blocks. But it also hasn’t been overly difficult. By aligning with my purpose and staying focused, pieces have often just fallen into place at exactly the right time. I have so much gratitude for the natural unfolding and growth of my business which serves as a constant reminder to “stay the course” and face the challenges with grace. Taking deep breaths is a major centering force to keep standing strong!

What do I want the world to know about me or my story? That everyone’s story is important and changeable! I have a college degree in journalism, worked in news and corporate America, then in a school district, to finally know my true gift in helping others to heal and creating a business that supports that. My story keeps expanding – who knows where I’ll be in another 10 years. Love the journey and build your best story!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a nature girl, so I’d spend a full week in the woods! But if we needed some variety, we’d have to do a walk at Red Rocks because every person should at least see it! We’d spend a day with lunch at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Dinner would be at Duo Restaurant because the food is consistently amazing. We’d enjoy cocktails at Marmalade Lounge or have a crafting experience at Upstairs Circus. Honestly though – my home is my oasis with a beautiful backyard and garden and plenty of wine! We’d be content to visit and enjoy each other’s company on the deck.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Many people have supported me in my life as I’ve transitioned through many jobs and career choices, but consistently, my husband – Jason Stevens – has been my rock creating a solid foundation for me to grow. He encourages me whenever I question myself and reminds me that I “got this”. He helps me to ask and address the tough questions around being an entrepreneur while giving me the right amount of push.

I also have to give a shoutout to my friends who have always championed my efforts. And to a local business group, Inspiring Women, who share their knowledge and comradery in ways that are indeed inspiring.

I feel very blessed!

Website: www.youareboundless.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberstevens.boundless/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-stevens-81b6b41a/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Amber.Stevens.You.Are.Boundless

Image Credits
Natalie Morrow – Good Morrow Photography

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