Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: 60-minute acupuncture with Chinese massage
Brands Used: Blue Poppy, Xymogen, Designs for Health, Innate, Qualiherb
Pro Tip: Eat a light snack prior to treatment. Wear comfy clothes that allow access to your knees and elbows.
Licensed acupuncturist Suzanne L. Stricker uses the art of traditional Chinese medicine to help individuals overcome a wide range of ailments, including allergies, back pain, and headaches. A former plant conservationist and assistant nurse, Suzanne shifted her focus to acupuncture in 2005 for a more holistic approach to wellness and to improve her ability to find a needle in a haystack. Although she treats an array of conditions with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, she specifically focuses on women's health issues and fertility problems.
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.
At Massage Moment Advanced Therapy, the team of ABMP and AMTA members soothe tense sinews with trigger-point therapy, reflexology, and other modalities, but specialize in therapeutic massage to treat sports injuries. When they aren't caring for their clients, they support the community by offering educational lectures and volunteering at charity events.
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.
In order to tailor your massage to your needs, the experienced staff at Helping Hands Chiropractic—which includes two Doctors of Chiropractic, Dr. Heather Meinke and Dr. Nicholas Smith—will begin by examining your posture from front to back and side to side. As they do, they'll seek out structural imbalances by comparing the body's landmarks, then take pictures of themselves jumping in front of those landmarks before making the necessary adjustments. They'll also analyze and interpret your responses to a detailed health questionnaire, breaking down the cause of your symptoms into easily understood layman lingo. Once they've pinpointed your pain points, you'll be free to choose between a restorative, stress-freeing massage or a reflexology session—an alternative practice that involves applying pressure to particular parts of the feet that correlate with other specific body parts. Reflexology can be used to help heal internal organs, muscles, and heads that have overdosed on ice cream. Both treatments take 30 minutes and are administered by a licensed massage therapist. The postural exam and questionnaire analysis take about an hour. All services must be redeemed in one visit.