Certified adorable by the Cute Salons Association, Tuscany tucks itself into a homelike spot just west of downtown, off Colorado Ave. Step through the doorway into a massage room, where the light, flowing strokes of Swedish massage stokes a burned-out body with renewed life and improved circulation. From there, you'll face dive into a European facial that deeply cleanses your pores and puts a metaphorical leaf blower on dead, clingy skin cells, unveiling new shoots of radiance below. Topped with a freshly shampooed and snipped head of hair, you'll look so sharp that the horse-drawn-carriage driver won't recognize you when you step out the door.
By appraising the whole body, including one's strength, flexibility, and posture, Doctor of Chiropractic Melissa Harlow is able to prescribe treatments that help restore balance to her patients' lives. Dr. Harlow is trained in a wide array of chiropractic methods, including therapeutic taping. The only Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner? in Colorado Springs, she utilizes this method to help bodies heal naturally. Kinesio taping helps support and stabilize muscles and joints without restricting range of motion. Not just a trendy art project, Kinesio tape has made its way onto the world stage, being utilized by numerous professional and Olympic athletes.
The massage therapists at Peak Balance Chiropractic complement Dr. Harlow's musculoskeletal manipulations with deep-tissue, Swedish, and sports massage, as well as prenatal bodywork for mothers-to-be and hot-stone massage for reptiles-to-be.
Joyce Garcia has dedicated her entire life to learning how human touch and mindful bodywork treatments can contribute to a person’s holistic wellbeing. In addition to formally studying massage therapy and mastering the techniques of Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal modalities, she's also trained in the practice of Brennan Healing Science—a hands-on therapy intended to restore a sense of physical and emotional stability by addressing energy imbalances. When human touch alone can’t fully address one's underlying health concerns, Joyce turns to modern technological advancements that support her mission of restoring holistic balance. The handheld XP2 device is one such piece of technology, using high-frequency, electro-sound energy to help cleanse the body, regenerate damaged tissues, and promote healthy, unrestricted flow of the lymphatic system.
Boasting four decades of accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, Intellitec Medical Institute cultivates future medical professionals through education, training, and externship programs in six programs, including medical or dental assistance, personal fitness training, and massage therapy. Students practice what they're preached inside real life settings, on real life people, who acquire services such as teeth cleaning or whitening at a discounted price. Like apprentice shark wrestlers, each student is supervised by a professional while performing treatments. Aspiring personal trainers lead individualized fitness sessions, while massage therapy students use their extensive training in relaxation techniques and anatomy to help others unwind and find their long-lost scapula.
One of the things that inspired Jennifer Pejo to become an athletic trainer was the vague medical advice she received after her own sports injuries when she was growing up. She wanted to help others recover more quickly through treatment and rehabilitation and teach them about the healing process along the way.
Over the course of her career, Jennifer has worked with professional and Olympic athletes, discovering that massage therapy provided both healing and pain relief. Today, Jennifer runs Wild Orchid Event Production, LLC, where she calms muscles with a variety of modalities including Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage. You can also opt for hot stone treatments and reflexology, which taps into the body's internal connections through points in the feet to reduce the effects of aches and pains.
After performing more than 170,000 chiropractic adjustments for over 4,200 patients, it is no stretch to call Dr. Terry Smith of Smith Chiropractic an expert in his field. Dr. Smith practices a variety of chiropractic techniques including activator, Thompson Drop, and chiropractic biophysics to help align the spines of his clients and elicit the envy of jellyfish. They also offer decompression treatments to alleviate low back injuries, such as disc bulging and sciatica, or arm and leg pain. Smith Chiropractic were among the first chiropractic offices in Colorado Springs to adopt class-4 laser treatments for non-surgical pain relief, reduction of inflammation, and healing.