Medicine Ranch Named as Providing WORLD-CLASS CARE in Small-town Telluride by Telluride Style Magazine
WORLD-CLASS CARE Small-town Telluride has top-notch healers WORDS Suzanne Beranek | IMAGES Melissa Plantz
WORKING IN CONCERT WITH EACH OTHER, OUR TOWN’S HEALERS EACH PERFORM THEIR PART. THEY VALUE ONE ANOTHER’S CONTRIBUTIONS IN HELPING US TO BE WHOLE — INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A COMMUNITY. THE FOLLOWING FIVE PEOPLE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR LOCAL HEALTH HEROES.
Joshua B. Geetter, MSAOM, LAC; and Judy Godec, MBA PROPRIETORS – MEDICINE RANCH
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best-seller Eat, Pray, Love, had to travel all the way to Bali to find her master healer. All one needs to do in Telluride is stroll down to the intersection of Pacific and Davis streets and step into Medicine Ranch. There, Joshua Geetter heals through peer-reviewed and proven Oriental medicine that has been refined for more than 3,000 years. Geetter blends acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbology, and bodywork, while applying his two bachelor’s degrees and a degree in Oriental medicine. The yin to Geetter’s yang is his partner, Judy Godec. The duo met in 2011 at a natural medicine conference, and they respect one another immensely. Godec calls Geetter the “best of the best” among the many healers she’s met. And Geetter raves, “Judy is doing some of the most profound women’s health work I’ve ever seen.” The pair is acutely cognizant of the masculine and feminine energies that reside in each of us, and they encourage clients to find balance. Godec believes, “It takes the polarity of the masculine and feminine supporting the best in one another and elevating each other to their highest potential.” Godec believes women innately understand the intersection of health and beauty. “Women are flowers, and flowers do not avoid being beautiful,” she says. “Adornment like jewelry and skincare is nourishing medicine for the feminine.” Geetter sees the value of this for men, too. “If a man is in front of a priestess, he’s automatically moved toward admiration and respect,” he says. “This includes true adornment, true perfumery.” Geetter reminds us that historically, adornment with jewels, precious metals, clothing, and perfume were medicinal, used specifically for the individual’s elevation. “Today, people often don’t realize that pearls, real botanical perfumes, and internal elixirs serve as medicines. They affect emotions, neurotransmitters, hormones, metabolism, and our overall health,” he says. Godec shares this understanding from her lifelong obsession with beauty, art, the natural world, and design. Her organic skincare line, Venus & Vetiver (V&V), was born out of her respect for natural elements of health, which began when she lived in Chambéry, France as an 18-year-old. There, she found aromatherapy, herbs, and essential oils alongside modern medicine. Godec’s passion, an MBA, and Geetter helped bring Medicine Ranch to fruition on Christmas Eve, 2015. This healing center harkens back to bygone times when healing sound, touch, taste, and sight resided together. Godec and Geetter handpick plants, crystals, stones, oils, and jewels from the Telluride area and from around the world. “We’re unearthing for modern application the most traditional, time-tested, peer-reviewed, scholarly, and science-based medicines on earth,” Geetter shares. “From the plant, animal, mineral, and fungal kingdoms.” Clients have offered accounts of these earthly products having significant effects on everything from tumors to scars, evidence that the earth, its elements, and people like Godec and Geetter can heal and elevate from head to toe. To reach Medicine Ranch, call (970) 728-6084 or visit acupuncturetelluride.com.