UCHealth Integrative Medicine Clinic - Steamboat Springs

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Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

UCHealth Integrative Medicine Clinic in Steamboat Springs offers alternative healthcare services as part of an integrated approach to healing and wellness. The term “integrative” describes medical practices that, while retaining many of the characteristics and strengths of biomedicine, also embrace the more holistic concepts and methods of complementary and alternative medicine practices.

All Integrative Medicine providers are certified and licensed in their respective disciplines. Our knowledgeable and certified practitioners are here to help you heal your mind, as well as your body.

Services we offer

  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Private yoga
  • Qigong

You do not need a physician referral to be seen as an outpatient in our clinic in Steamboat Springs.

Our providers

Sarah Braat, RMT, BCTMB

Massage therapist, Qigong practitioner and Qigong instructor

Sarah graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy with a Certificate and Associates of Occupational Studies in Massage Therapy (AOS) in 2002. She is a Board Certified (formerly called nationally certified) massage therapist (BCTMB) and is licensed to practice massage therapy in Colorado and Hawaii. Sarah studied Qigong Healing and Instruction at The Center Place and Chi Wellness and is nationally certified as a Qigong Instructor and Qigong Clinical Practitioner. She also holds a BA in Anthropology from Colorado State University.

She offers integrative massage, medical massage, oncology massage, deep tissue massage, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release (John F. Barnes style) and Clinical Qigong Healing.

In addition to working at the UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Integrative Medicine Clinic since 2010, Sarah owns a private practice in downtown Steamboat Springs. Sarah believes we are each responsible for our own health and teaches self-care methods for you to use at home. She integrates several modalities and works to empower you to heal yourself.

Kelley McDaneld, L.Ac., Dipl.OM.

Acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist

Kelley earned her Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in 2005 in Boulder, Colorado. Kelley also earned her Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM in 2005, currently the highest certification that the NCCAOM awards. She is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Kelley is also a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado. Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 from Duke University, where she majored in Biology and minored in Spanish.

In-between earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Kelley worked for the US Forest Service, based in Steamboat Springs. She also lived in Seattle, Washington where she met and worked for Dr. Zhaoxu Xing, a Chinese medical doctor who served as the personal physician to the King of Oman for four years. It was this experience with Dr. Xing that motivated Kelley to begin the study of Chinese medicine.

Since 2006, Kelley has been working part-time as an acupuncturist in the UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center Integrative Medicine Clinic, providing treatments to both inpatient and outpatient clients. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the growing trend of integration of alternative therapies in hospitals throughout the United States. Kelley also has a private office in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Lisa Thornhill, L.Ac., Dipl.OM

Lisa is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Colorado. In 2006 she earned her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. Lisa was Board Certified in 2006 by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, which includes certification in acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Lisa earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Accounting in 1997. She moved to Colorado two days after graduation and ended up in Steamboat in 2007. Lisa has worked in the Integrative Medicine Clinic at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center since 2011. She provides treatments to inpatients, outpatients and employees. She provides a free weekly ear acupuncture clinic to employees to help them stay happy and healthy so that they may provide the best patient care.

Lynda VanTassle, RYT

Registered yoga instructor

Lynda is a RYT-500 registered yoga instructor. She has been teaching in Steamboat Springs for 26 years. She has studied a wide variety of traditions and styles and is now specializing in vinyasa (flow) yoga as well as adaptive, restorative and specialized yoga, for those who have restrictions due to surgery or chronic conditions.

These specialized classes are individualized and can be held as either private or group sessions. Lynda has worked at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center for 20 years in the nursing and Integrative Medicine practices. Her extensive hospital experience enables her to offer coaching for those clients wanting more information on how to prepare for surgery.