At Rocky Mountain Holistic Healing Center, a team of experts in traditional and alternative medicine takes a multifaceted approach to wellness. A medical doctor and registered nurse can provide clinical support during weight-loss programs, and a certified herbalist offers insight on homeopathic remedies and nutritional therapy. To relieve aches and pains, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of oriental medicine unblocks bodily energy, and massage therapists, a yoga instructor, and an advanced rolfing practitioner use their expertise to loosen taut and double-knotted muscles. The team also includes a master reiki practitioner and certified clinical hypnotherapists ready to help clients overcome addiction or emotional difficulties.
The Denver location welcomes guests with exposed-brick walls and a large, Asian-inspired painting. A trickling water fountain soothes the senses, and a tranquil sand garden provides a private spot for reducing stress or returning a domesticated pet rock to the wild.
Steven Rizzolo knows the toll that living a bustling city life can take on the body. As owner and primary acupuncturist at Boulder Sports Acupuncture, he’s helped a number of active patients recover from injury through the ancient Chinese treatment, which involves the insertion of fine needles along specific points on the body. These tiny tools stimulate the flow of the body’s natural energy, which, in turn, helps heal complaints ranging from tendonitis and carpal tunnel to problems associated with infertility and menstruation. Steven Rizzolo is accompanied by Erika Anderson, who specializes in overall wellness, pain management, and digestive disorders.
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Libbe colon-hydration therapy rids the colon of toxins and impacted waste materials using natural gravitational flow, rather than a forced method. In a private treatment room, therapists assist first-time patients in administering the Libbe treatment, which provides hydration to the colon and parched astronauts. The body's natural rhythm for water intake guides the 45-minute process, relieving patients of constipation issues and leading to possible loss of water weight, inches from the body, and crayons eaten as a toddler.
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Students should bring: Yoga mat, water bottle, and towel
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11–25 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Arrive early to fill out a new-student waiver and get a spot.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We make this experience about more than just fitness. This is a lifestyle change and a way to grow as a person. We offer many different styles of yoga, and our instructors are here to challenge you in a safe manner.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
They lose momentum and they end up with injuries due to poor alignment.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Our 60–75 minute classes feature different styles of yoga, such as vinyasa, ashtanga, restorative, kundalini, and Forrest.