My name is Jamie Schauss Tatreau and I grew up in a small town in Northern Wisconsin. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to grow up to be a doctor so that I could fix people when they were sick. In college I studied science and health care, but during my sophomore year I realized that my view and approach to health care had shifted. It became clear to me that I couldn’t “fix” sick people. My new belief and desire was to assist people in their own path to healing rather than taking their power away. I ended up graduating from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education. With this degree I learned the importance of preventative medicine and all the dimensions of health that contribute to one’s level of wellness.
I learned the detrimental effects of stress on the body and decided that education, in conjunction with massage therapy would be my calling. After graduation, I relocated to Boulder, Colorado to attend the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. After 1100 hours of study in massage therapy techniques and 300 hours of specialized continuing education, I have developed an array of useful techniques to use in my practice. I have also ventured to Chang Mai, Thailand for a two week intensive Thai massage training.
I have been working full time as a massage therapist for over nine and a half years and it has been an extremely rewarding career. I have worked in both clinical and spa settings and I have a deep appreciation for the human body. I am trained in the following types of massage: Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Myofacial Techniques, Manual Lymph Drainage, Prenatal, Shiatsu, Thai, Lomi Lomi, Cranial Sacral, Ashiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki and Chair Massage.
After several years of working in the healing arts, I decided it was time to develop another art, jewelry making. In 2003, my jewelry making hobby developed into a small business, called Aspire To Be Jewels. I began selling my pieces at the Minturn Farmer’s Market and in small boutiques in Vail, Hawaii and Wisconsin. I have been part of the farmer’s market for four years now and continue to love creating jewelry with the hopes of inspiring those who wear them.
In the summer of 2007, I decided to get trained as a Feng Shui Consultant. Over the years, I had really developed an appreciation for architecture, interior design and the philosophy of feng shui. I read many books on the principles of feng shui and understood the basics so I began to make modifications in my home. After several months of adjusting things, I became content and comfortable in my home and with my life. From then on, when I invited friends or guests to my home I kept hearing the same compliments, “Your home feels so comfortable, there is such good energy in here”. After a while, I started believing that there might just be some credibility to the concepts of feng shui. Once I enrolled in the class, I was shocked to learn that I was in a room with a lawyer, a construction developer, two real estate agents, two engineers and an architect! This showed me that all different kinds of people can benefit from feng shui in their homes and businesses. I really enjoy practicing and sharing feng shui with other’s because it is another way for me to assist people in their own healing and increase their level of wellness. I believe that we are healthier beings when we live in a harmonious environment and make our home a safe sanctuary in which to reside. In October 2010, I finally made it to China to receive my advanced certification in Feng Shui studies!! It was a marvelous experience and I saw first hand how feng shui is utilized in homes and businesses all over the country. With a greater understanding of the Chinese culture and beliefs, I feel even confident that I can really help transform and change my client's environment for the better.
In 2008, I decided attend the Concentric Healing Institute in Boulder, where I obtained my license as an Esthetician. I wanted to start incorporating holistic skin care into my massage practice. During my education, I reached a pivotal moment when I decided that I wanted to create my latest endeavor.... Sweet Mana Spatique. I have so many career interests, I have a difficult time concentrating on just one. So finally, I decided to incorporate all of my interests and create my dream job and do everything that I love and am passionate about. Sweet Mana Spatique is a premiere mobile spa service that offers therapeutic massage, holistic skin care, beautifying treatments, feng shui consultations and my Aspire To Be Jewelry collection, all in one fun filled party experience.
I currently live in the Vail Valley with my amazing and supportive husband and our adorable puppy Sly.