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.
"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.
Registered nurse, certified midwife, and certified laser specialist Michelle Hartman helms You Living Younger—but for all her mainstream credentials, she embraces alternative treatments. Rather than relying on pharmaceuticals, Hartman’s wellness center focuses on remedies that range from natural supplements to body-balancing technology, in an attempt to create of community of individuals who want to change the status quo in healthcare and take control of their own health and well being. Regardless of whether she’s overseeing detoxifying infrared sauna sessions or ionic footbaths, Hartman focuses on prevention and custom care, a style far preferable to just prescribing either crutches or Band-Aids to everyone.