Thin Space Wellness


Thin spaces, according to Celtic tradition, are spaces where Heaven and earth merge.  Thin spaces are places on earth that allow people to feel God’s presence in a real and palpable way. It’s a porous space that blurs the boundaries of our own mortality with longevity and well-being.

Estes Park, Colorado became one of our "thin spaces" from our family's very first visit there!  So much so, that we eloped at the beautiful and historic Stanley Hotel, followed by sledding in the Rocky Mountain National Park after the wedding.   When we decided to formalize Thin Space Wellness from our combined 30 years in the health and wellness industry, we were in Estes Park....and the venture felt God-led and our path began to feel very clear. We have always had hearts for helping people, and are excited to share our experiences, expertise, and knowledge with both our in-person and virtual clients.






Thin Space Wellness

The Thin Space Experience

Whether you join us as an in-person or virtual client, we want to be your wellness partners and guide you to your maximum physical and mental health potential.  Utilizing personalization, education, preparation, and one-on-one support, you can feel confident in making lasting change in your life.

Stephen Branum, PA-C

As a graduate of the Wake Forest Physicians Associate Program in 1997, Stephen began his medical career in Emergency Medicine, followed by a 25 year career in Orthopedics with OrthoCarolina. With an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology, and a past that included being a professional cyclist, it was a natural pull and transition for Stephen into the world of wellness, nutrition, and fitness. Stephen worked as a PA for a weight loss clinic, which included hormone replacement therapy and aesthetic injection treatments, such as Botox and Juvederm.  His passion for promoting health, wellness, and longevity in others has led him to initiate Thin Space Wellness and partner with patients, both in-person and virtually to live as the absolute best version of themselves.



Kim Branum, RN-BSN

Kim received her BSN at UNC-Chapel Hill and spent the first 6 years of her nursing career in the Cardiac ICU with Carolinas Medical Center and Novant Health. After caring for patients with critical illnesses, including close family members, Kim began a mission to promote wellness and longevity from a preventative approach.  Her journey led her to create and establish a virtual weight loss company in 2017, and eventually to co-create Thin Space Wellness, which focuses on a more holistic medically preventative option for patients.  As a 5k finisher in 2000, to a marathon addict-gone-Ironman finisher by 2012, Kim is passionate about fitness and exercise as part of her life and the lives of all those around her. Kim's 20+ year love for yoga led her to become a 200 hour certified yoga instructor to better serve her clients and their need for physical and mental wellness. Kim is a Nurse Injector and Weight Loss and Fitness Coach for Thin Space Wellness patients.

In addition to direct care of patients and wellness coaching, Kim is a writer for numerous magazines and websites, including Lake Norman Woman magazine, Estes Park Trail Gazette, and Mountain Island Living. She is the primary contributor for the Thin Space Wellness recipes and blog posts.








Estes Park, Colorado is known for it’s natural beauty, wildlife, and the active lifestyle that it provides.  As it turns out, along with being thinner, research suggests that people who live at high altitudes have a lower incidence of both cancer and heart disease than folks who live closer to sea level.

Come visit us in the healthy “Thin Space” of Estes Park, Colorado for a retreat that will kickstart or rejuvenate your wellness journey.  Retreats are custom tailored to your health and fitness goals and include healthy meals and accommodations, optional fitness and wellness classes, optional excursions, including hikes in the Rocky Mountain National Park, and daily group and individual coaching sessions with numerous local health and wellness experts.


North Carolina

Join us in our private injection room on The Carolina Grace Lake Norman for a number of antiaging and rejuvenating services! Services can be scheduled individually, or you can make it a small event for you and your closest friends! Group packages available for all services.  Wonderful for wedding events, such as bridal parties, pre-wedding refresher, or post wedding rejuvenator! Contact us to hear how we can customize a package for you!