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LaVida Massage carries Plantlife and Wright Essense all-natural product lines.

lieved in the benefits of massage and because it has a successful, proven business model,” Buersmeyer says. “And they give us the freedom to customize our store, so we can offer services and products to fit the specific needs of people living in the Colorado climate.” The road to owning a healing business began in childhood for Buersmeyer. A born nurturer, she grew up in a family of horticulturists, spending her childhood and much of her adult life at their family-owned Tower Nursery in Aurora, Colo. It served as Buersmeyer’s training ground for learning everything about the care of plants. A self-described “plant geek and nature girl,” she went on to own her own landscaping business and continued her knowledge of nurturing and healing by studying horticulture at both Front Range Community College and the Botanic Gardens, and nursing at the University of Northern Colorado. Buersmeyer rounded out her know-how with classes at the Bradford Business School in Denver. In October 2009, she married Andy Buersmeyer, a test engineer at Advanced Energy. The couple lives with Maggie, their sheltie, and Rain, their greyhound rescue dog. In addition to his day job, Andy handles the accounting and behind-the-scenes aspects of LaVida, while Sherry handles all on-site management duties. Buersmeyer’s leafy background still has its influence on her life and business. “Gardening is healing and nurturing plants,” she says. “The difference now is that I’m providing a service that’s healing and nurturing people. My favorite part of being here each day is seeing people come in happy… and leave even happier.” For more information, call (970) 223-2512 or visit fortcollins.co.lavidamassage.com. Laura Sebastian, who lives in Fort Collins, has worked as a freelance writer for 11 years.

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