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Mary Axelrod, MBA, NCMT, RMT, CR

Holistic Health - Larimer Campus and Online Learning

Mary has been interested in Alternative Therapies for over 20 years. She is the instructor for the Reflexology Program and other Holistic Health classes. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and Reflexologist and has worked in several areas of the Holistic Health field in private practice as well as a hospital setting. Mary loves to share her passion for health and wellness. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, biking and living in beautiful Colorado.

Teaching Philosophy

I am very excited to be part of the Holistic Program at FRCC where there are many great classes available both in the classroom and online. You will experience ‘real world’ information as well as learn new skills with lots of hands-on and experiential activities. My goal is to help students empower themselves, improve their lives or begin a new career.

Reflexology classes have both classroom time as well as online components. Classroom time includes lecture, discussions, group activities and demonstrations. There are online discussions, and videos in D2L. Labs include hands-on learning of various Reflexology techniques. You will practice doing Reflexology on your classmates as well as friends and family. Completion of the program will lead to a Reflexology certificate.

Online classes like Managing Life’s Stresses and Digestive Wellness are very popular as well as convenient. Students highly recommend them to others as ways to enhance their own health.

Learn more about FRCC’s Holistic Health program.

Courses Taught

  • Digestive Wellness
  • Managing Life’s Stresses
  • Introduction to Reflexology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Business and Marketing

Teaching Experience

2011- Present      Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, CO
2008- Present      Institute for Phenomenal Touch, Eldorado Springs, CO
2010 -2010           Institute for Business and Medical Careers, Fort Collins, CO
1996-2000            Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, MO


Institute for Phenomenal Touch, Certified Massage Instructor, 2008
Healing Arts Institute, Certified Massage Therapist, 2005
Healing Arts Institute, Certified Reflexologist, 2003
William Woods University, MBA, 2001
Sterling College, Computer Information Systems, B.S., 1995

Additional Information

  • Biltmore Who’s Who Among Executives and Professional Women
  • Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Registered in the State of Colorado
  • Certified Reflexologist - Colorado
  • Former therapist for PVH Medical Staff, Aspen Club Members and patients at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado


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