At Calm Spirit Acupuncture, licensed practitioners expert in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology work to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain to gastrointestinal, psychological, and neurological disorders. After consulting with patients, staff employ traditional treatments ranging from energy-balancing acupuncture to gua sha and cupping therapy used to treat respiratory conditions.
When asked what the name of their spa means, the owners of Cairde Wellness, Inc. point to their Irish ancestry and kindly reply that Cairde (pronounced cor-deh) is the Gaelic word for friends. It’s a fitting name, as the spa’s staff is known for greeting even strangers with a welcoming smile before leading them through an array of soothing services. While prone patrons drift into a rejuvenating slumber, therapists mend stresses and injuries with craniosacral, reflexology, deep-tissue, and Swedish techniques. They also unclog waxy ears with candling treatments and purge bodily toxins with ionic footbaths. Cairde opens the doors to its soothing oasis Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. to close, with Saturday appointments available by calling in advance or tattooing intentions on another client's back.
Chiropractor Eric Wilson began honing his posture-tweaking prowess at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, which specializes in chiropractic medicine. Wilson also boasts certification in physiotherapy and he actively advances his education, most recently with studies in sports therapy. His private practice in Westminster offers individualized services to treat pain and foster holistic health. Wilson keeps patients informed and at ease, offering tips for a healthy lifestyle and explaining each procedure via fast-paced freestyle rapping. In addition to spinal adjustments, Wilson Chiropractic & Wellness LLC eases chronic pain with acupuncture, and the experienced massage therapists on staff also encourage healing inside and out with massage techniques ranging from Swedish to craniosacral therapies.
Dr. Katie Short teaches her patients how healing happens from within. But she does more than talk about it; she demonstrates the body’s ability to recover from a wide range of ailments by performing strictly noninvasive and drug-free techniques. After a thorough consultation and exam, she sets to work stimulating the body’s internal balancing mechanisms with manual spinal adjustments. To round out her services, she works elbow to elbow with licensed acupuncturist Jessie Maxwell. Jessie triggers some of the same healing energies as Dr. Short, but with hair-thin needles instead of adjustments.
Ansley Watson first discovered the rehabilitative power of Pilates in 1998 after a car accident laid her low. The simple exercises helped her rebuild flexibility and shore up weakened muscles. In fact, Her introduction to Pilates was so life changing that she decided to become a certified Pilates instructor. In 2006, she opened Joie de Vivre Pilates Studio with the hope of sharing the same regimen that got her on the mend—the “Joy in Life” she found by building a healthy life-style class by class.
At Joie de Vivre Pilates, Ansley and her fellow instructors lead students through a variety of private and group Pilates classes. Sessions designed for pregnant women help bolster back muscles, and cardio jumpboard sessions targeted toward skiers amp up stamina. Of course, the studio also hosts tried-and-true reformer classes where students and undercover bosses of all experience levels can work at their own pace.
As the name suggests, Health Partners of Colorado combines the expertise of physicians, chiropractors, and massage therapists. Although they come from various schools of thought, each member of the team works toward the same goal: to help patients live healthy lives. To achieve this purpose, medical doctors use blood tests, electrocardiograms, and diagnostics; chiropractors apply noninvasive treatments to help the body heal itself; and massage therapists knead muscles and joints to relieve tension and pain.