Soothing music fills the private treatment rooms at Highland Massage Company, where licensed and experienced therapists trade in scripted massages for custom techniques and varied pressures. These personalized combinations of modalities work together to address each visitor's particular goals and needs by either soothing overstressed muscles or using therapeutic pressure to help the body heal itself. Add-ons, such as hot stones and aromatherapy, can also enhance experiences, gently coaxing clients into a relaxed, worry-free state. When each session concludes, therapists revive clients with filtered water infused with their own herbal-tea concoction to encourage detoxification.
Behind a stucco, adobe-style storefront in Manitou Springs, grocers stack stocks of nutritious foodstuffs from producers such as Rising Moon Organics and Simply Asia. Community Foods puts surplus stock from large wholesalers to good use, selling all-natural cheeses, organic grains, and gourmet snacks at marked-down rates. Slight imperfections and smaller price tags don't keep these goods from standing proudly atop shelves or forming themselves into cheerleading pyramids.
The Joint has a simple mission: 'to improve people's lives with routine and affordable chiropractic care.' Their team of skilled chiropractors operate on an appointment-free basis, helping to ensure that people can receive treatment despite busy schedules, and membership programs help to keep costs low.
Dragonpoint Acupuncture’s private rooms offer a comfy respite from the day with soft lighting and heated beds. Calming music plays as a licensed acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles into specific areas on the body to help treat stress, pain, allergies, digestive issues, and reproductive problems. The staff also employs other aspect of Chinese medicine, including herbal remedies and cupping, to assuage aches.
At Complete Nutrition, the staff and the store's product line work together to help clients slim down, bulk up, or improve their overall health, drawing on an arsenal of hormone balancers, nutrients, proteins, and supplements. Each store helps visitors get the most out of their metabolic processes with a staff full of personal trainers, strength coaches, and 19th-century circus strongmen who teach clients about proper nutrition, dieting goals, and effective exercise plans. Built on the principle that no miracle pill can supply instant results, Complete Nutrition stocks over 200 products that deliver dependable positive effects. They're developed in the company's own labs and include tried-and-true vitamins, detox tools, and energy formulas.
Better In Balance, LLC’s founder, Thomas Gilliford, discovered the therapeutic powers of Rolfing not through research, but as a patient. An avid soccer player, he spent many of his days on the field, straining his muscles to the point of pain. He sought the help of numerous caregivers, from medical doctors and chiropractors to physiotherapists and acupuncturists, but the pain never went away. A conversation with a friend inspired him to try Rolfing, and after his first session he felt the pain ebb. Soon after, his perspective on how he cared for his body changed, and he decided to help free others from pain through Rolfing himself.
Now a Certified Rolfer, Thomas builds relationships with his clients as he gently manipulates their connective tissues, taking the care to treat each as a linked component to the rest. His posture-efficiency-increasing techniques not only target pain caused by sciatica, tennis elbow, and runner’s knee, but also help patients recover from injury so they can return to their favorite pastime—playing tennis while running on a treadmill.