My name is Elisha Celeste and I help athletes and adventurers of all kinds (and all ages) eliminate pain – and the fear of pain – because I believe we all have the right and ability to feel unstoppable in our bodies and lives.
I have a full time private practice in Boulder, CO where I teach my clients how to master mobility and trust their bodies. The toughest cases are my favorites because I learn the most from them.
I’m on a mission to change the way the world thinks about pain, pain relief, injury prevention and unleashing our full human potential by empowering as many people as I can (starting with myself) to master their physical, psychological and emotional destinies.
High altitude mountains are my holy place, movement is my prayer, and I will never take either for granted ever again.
In 2004 I thought I had no choice but to trade my beloved hiking and running trails for fluorescent lights and elliptical machines when years of crippling knee pain caught up to me and became unbearable. For six long years I couldn’t even hike a small hill without stabbing pain. And running? Forget it. Ten seconds would literally bring me to the ground.
When I moved to Colorado in 2011 I committed myself to healing my knees so I could hike and run again. It only took two weeks before I could hike or run whatever I wanted, and now I have a burning passion for trail running and climbing the toughest of Colorado “14ers.”
While I still experience knee pain sometimes (rarely) I’ve completely abolished the fear that pain anywhere in my body will stop me from living the way I want to live.
I am a Certified Health Coach and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I completed a 600-hour massage therapy course in Georgia in 2008, where I was then licensed for one year while I worked in a chiropractor’s office. I learned (and was certified in) several different myofascial methods that seemed very promising, and I quit massage to focus full time on getting people out of pain. I’ve never looked back.
Over the past 4 years I have developed my own method of fascial stretching and release. Most people come to me because they’re in pain, but they often stay with me because they feel even better than before they got injured. At the heart of my method is not the technique itself, but HOW and WHY we do it.
I believe how we do something (and why) is often more important than what. The why is simple: to give myself and my clients the ability to do what they love without pain or the fear of pain. The “how” is reserved for those who wish to learn this method – though I teach you many of the same principles for self myofascial release here on Mobility Mastery.
I started teaching a small group of first-time apprentices in February of 2016. They graduated in August of 2016 and my goal is to make these programs available worldwide (eventually) for anyone wanting a career helping people get out of pain and become unstoppable. The official program is in development mode right now.
By far the greatest training I’ve had has been working in person with hundreds of people over thousands of sessions on everything from the most stubborn back pain to tendonitis of all kinds. Together my clients and I solve puzzles that confound doctors and come up with new techniques that eliminate pain even faster.
Human bodies are fascinating to me, and while they often seem mysterious I’ve played detective long enough to know they’re not that mysterious after all; we just need to learn how to decode their messages and give them what they need. When we do that we can get back to our adventures and our lives, pain-free and unstoppable.