Karen Goodell, RMT, LMT
Karen Goodell is the Director of The Collinson Massage School and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for more than 15 years. Karen began her training in Santa Barbara in 1993 and completed her Colorado licensure in 1994. In addition to teaching Applied Physiology, Karen is a Level 3 Reiki practitioner who also earned a B.S. in Business Administration.
Sally Mellon, RMT, CHTP
As co-owner of The Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage and instructor for the Collinson Massage School for more than two decades, Sally has integrated a vast menu of healing and teaching techniques. Her areas of training and practice include Healing Touch, Reiki, Hot Stone Therapy, Neuromuscular, and Aromatherapy. Sally's compassionate nature and abundance of energy and positivity are among the gifts she shares with others.
Mission Statement
It is our goal to make each student the very best Massage Therapist they wish to become and to have each graduate achieve the level of success they desire. We do this with the maximum amount of education and instruction and the minimum amount of tuition.
Ellen Sommer, RMT, RN, CHTP
Ellen is co-owner of The Bodyworks Therapeutic Massage business. For many years she has blended alternative and allopathic therapies in her practice as a Massage Therapist and Registered Nurse. Her studies and practice encompass Instruction for Collinson Massage School, Reiki, Healing Touch, Cranio Sacral, Neuromuscular, Aromatherapy, Hot Rock Therapy, and Reflexology to name a few.
Dr. Torry Collinson received his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from the National University of Healing Arts in Chicago, Illinois after graduating from New Life College with a B.A. in Humanities with most of the work in Applied Kinesiology. He spent three years in the United States Army during the Vietnam war, spending the majority of that time teaching Radiographic Physics in the x-ray school.

Dr. Collinson moved to Colorado Springs in 1970 to start his Chiropractic practice, where he remained for more than 30 years. While there, he stayed active playing competitive fast pitch softball, basketball on the Chiropractic team, tennis and hundreds of rounds of golf to include many tournaments. He was also the President of the El Paso County Chiropractic Association and worked with several other organizations.

In 1982, he founded the Collinson Massage School, which is the second-oldest instructional institution for massage training in the state of Colorado, offering economical instruction and a high rate of student licensure. Committed to small classes and one-on-one teaching methods, “Dr. Torry” graduated hundreds of massage therapists in his 26 years of instruction and training. His contributions to the community are widespread and will be felt for decades to come. He is sorely missed.
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Dr. Torry Collinson 1942 - 2008 School Founder