About Us

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Pure Pondera is the private practice of Liz Triplett,  licensed massage therapist. Her office is located through the west side garden level entrance of The Pediatric Associate building on Wheaton and Oakridge in Fort Collins, Colorado. She graduated from the Institute of Business and Medical Careers in October 2012 and offers a variety of treatments for her clients, including trigger point, deep tissue, Swedish, contrast therapy and aromatherapy.  Liz has continued her education in cupping therapy and Reiki, as well as certification in oncology massage by the American Massage Therapy Association. 

Liz became fascinated with alternative healing in 2006 when her mother, Barbara, was suffering from stage 4 glioblastoma multiform- an aggressive & terminal brain tumor. The combination of radiation and chemotherapy left Barbara & her body feeling tight and painful. Liz would frequently massage her mother to help manage the pain. Since then, she has come to appreciate the power of holistic preventative care in addition to western medicine-when necessary. She believes in finding ways to heal the body holistically, and immerses herself in constant continued education courses to stay up to date.  

Each massage session at Pure Pondera is an intuitive blend of bodywork and energy work. We use hot stones to promote deeper muscular healing, as we have found it to be extremely beneficial. Our table is warmed with an Amethyst & Tourmaline Bio-mat medical device, which emits negative ions and far infrared heat. We offer complimentary aromatherapy to promote emotional, mental, and physical balance and well-being.

We pride ourselves in being progressively green, supporting local businesses & being free of harsh chemicals. We use coconut oil during massages, sell locally made products from Queen of the Meadow & CBD products from CynergyBD. We use a paraffin alternative (because we are anti-petroleum) that is rich in shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil. Our laundry detergent is scent & allergen free and made for sensitive skin. Our spray tan solution is paraben/erythrulose/preservative free, vegan & animal cruelty free by Sjolie. Please let us know if you have any allergies so we can prepare to meet your needs at your session.

Pondera, in Latin, means balance, and that is our number one intention when you come to visit with us. Every client, every session, every enhancement is met with the intention of bringing balance, or equilibrium, back to your body. We absolutely love being of service to others, and know you will feel the difference while on our table. 

If our services cannot directly address or heal your areas of dis-ease, we are happy to refer you to someone who can help. Check out our support local page!




Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is often thought of as a luxury experience- but the benefits go far deeper! It is highly effective at relieving anxiety, stress, and depression. This form of massage promotes better sleep, movement of lymph, and connectedness with your own body. 


Neuromuscular Therapy

The primary goal of NMT is to reduce and eliminate pain, in addition to restoring muscle function and empowering the client with information on how to continue progression at home. 


Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy is designed to release constricted muscles through isolated pressure and release; empowering you to reach your optimal level of movement. This is an active and deeper form of therapy, ideal for chronic pains. 


Oncology Massage

Massage can help relieve feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression and pain. Pure Pondera creates unique sessions for each individual to give proper care. We work with each patient to create a relaxing and rejuvenating experience in a safe environment.


Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage targets  deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is highly beneficial in relieving chronic muscle tension. 


Reiki / Energy Healing

At Pure Pondera we use a combination of energy healing techniques to achieve optimum results.

  • Chakra balancing includes harmonizing the seven main energy centers that connect body, mind and soul. Insecurity, anger and feeling "detached" are signs that your energy is not flowing properly.

  • Reiki restores your natural healing process by channeling universal energy into your body.