If the body is an orchestra made up of many systems performing together harmoniously, then the staffers at BoulderBodyworks strive to be conductors who ensure each instrument section plays its part the best of its ability. Fueled by this total-body approach, the team aims to help clients achieve natural homeostatic balance through exercise, massage therapy, and neuromuscular science. Working as a network, they combine their many certifications and experiences—be it 30 years working as a Pilates instructor or receiving an education from the Hendrickson Method Institute—to help clients treat their whole being. They host small-group Pilates classes, which can potentially aid in injury recovery and chronic pain management as well as physical fitness, and received Best Pilates Studio from the Boulder Weekly's Best of Boulder 2010 and 2011. Boulder Bodyworks also features yoga classes, banishes tension with eight distinct types of massage, helps bodies recuperate with physical therapy, and summons better postures with the Franklin Method, an approach to training that seeks to correct slouches spawned from working at a desk all day or training to become an Olympian leap-frogger.
We offer deep relaxing massage for tight muscles and stress management. We also offer treatment for clients with chronic pain. We don't offer massage to under 18's unless for a specific acute or chronic condition. A detailed induction process is required for these type of treatments.
Drawing on recent research into brain activity, The Healing Brain's neurofeedback technology monitors brain waves and sends signals to the brain to help it reorganize itself so it can operate more efficiently. Patients are hooked up to sensors, which help detect faulty brain-wave activity as patients look at calming images and listen to soothing music or the sweet whispers of a chatty seashell. By correcting faulty brain-wave activity, the treatment attempts to combat symptoms of dysfunction, addressing such things as mental clarity, emotional control, and anger issues. Suitable for adults and children, the one-hour sessions help patients achieve peak performance and wring the most potential out of their noggins.
"I have candles burning, I have beautiful music playing–it's actually quite remarkable how relaxed a person gets," says Michele Hambach, CHT, describing the atmosphere in her colon-hydrotherapy treatment room at The Boulder Center for Vibrant Health. Warm neck wraps and abdominal massages add to the sense-soothing nature of Michele's colonic sessions, while upgrades such as a hot-towel massage renders more relaxation than cuddling with a terry cloth TV.
In an effort to make colorectal cancer screening a less melancholy experience, Michele offers a pre-colonoscopy treatment that takes the place of swigging a gallon of NuLytely solution and spending the day on the commode.
The image experts at EuroSkin Clinic use an individualized approach to bring out their clients' inner beauty. The team of aestheticians can customize their high-tech treatments to suit specific skin issues for a range of ethnicities, including Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Latino, and many others. Even their pampering spa treatments come customized, enticing the senses with aromatherapy massage in the client's choice of essential-oil blends.
To whittle down inches, Angel and her staff at EuroSkin Clinic use noninvasive, computer-controlled technology that beautifies clients' skin and bodies. The team draws upon more than 12 years of experience at its former location in London to recommend treatments, employing infrared-based devices such as the Cellutronic system to melt fat and the Bioskin Las system to resurface skin while promoting collagen growth. The signature Transion machine contracts muscles with a low-level electric current, simulating the effects of a workout without the repetitive commands to "feel the burn."
For over 10 years, Julie Kay has guided her clients down the path to better health through acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas. Before training in this field, Kay worked as a counselor and psychotherapist, but she couldn't shake the feeling that she could do more to help her clients. This impulse led Kay to the study of shiatsu massage then to enrolling in school to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, and herbal therapy. Today, Kay's practice takes an all-encompassing holistic approach to health, mixing her skills as a counselor with TCM as well as hours of therapeutic high-fiving. Drawing on her diverse background, Kay treats a host of different mental, emotional, and physical ailments.