One of Denver's premier clinics for pain relief that doesn't demand transcending the corporeal body, Advanced Rehabilitation offers physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic services. Besides providing remedies with their own hands, the experts on staff can help their clients take wellness into their own hands with Pilates lessons and personal training.
To secure its position as the best massage clinic of 2010, Massage Specialist presented Boulder Weekly with a suite of services that went beyond the basics. The clinic's therapists practice more than 10 massage styles including classic modalities (e.g., Swedish, deep tissue, and sports) as well as uncommon therapies (e.g., manual lymphatic drainage, infant massage, and shiatsu). Most treatments incorporate the clinic's signature water-dispersible oils and lotions that do not stain clothing but may dissolve witches. They prep for appointments by draping treatment beds with fresh, clean linens, and educating guests on therapies that suit their personal ailments. Aside from massage therapy, the clinic offers spinal adjustments, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and herbal consultations.
Athletic activity. Cramped office conditions. Poorly maintained posture. All of these factors can contribute to chronic, occasionally debilitating, aches and pains throughout a person's body. At Colorado Muscle Therapy, a massage therapist specializes in helping clients live pain-free lives by correcting the structural abnormalities caused by injury or routine wear and tear. Specialized massage modalities—including everything from deep-tissue work to myofascial release—soothe tense muscles and connective tissues while reducing inflammation. To complement these treatments, the therapist also offers assisted stretching sessions designed to improve mobility. For a more in-depth approach, they also lead movement-based classes that use yoga, Pilates, or tai chi to bolster flexibility and increase a client's range of motion.
The husband-and-wife team behind Wellness Spa on 5th Avenue knows firsthand how debilitating toxins can be. Bobbi Thompson attributes allergen sensitivities and weight challenges to her childhood mercury exposure from amalgam fillings and pesticides. Now a registered nurse and colon hydrotherapy practitioner, Thompson has dedicated her life to healing herself and others. Her spouse, Jerry Besing, can attest to her passion. After suffering a major health challenge in 2003, he became increasingly interested in detoxifying treatments, and took a wellness-coaching class at The School of Integrative Healing, directed by Thompson. He is now trained in services ranging from cellulite reduction to lymphatic drainage.
Each relaxing, impurity-targeting treatment takes place within a quaint, Victorian-style house. The crew also sells nontoxic pet products that keep dog, cats, and cherished pet rocks healthy without harming the environment.
At Bliss Skin Care and Massage, licensed therapist JoeAnn Wardell helps clients relinquish stress and tension with traditional and exotic bodywork techniques. She can help clients take the edge off with a blissful relaxation massage, target chronic pain with deep-pressure work, or help expecting mothers relax after another hard day of chopping wood to build a crib. Using heated bamboo sticks, JoeAnn works deep into the muscles to undo knots and kinks. She also practices cupping therapy, a form of Chinese medicine that uses suction and negative pressure to detoxify the body. And she lets clients bolster every massage experience with a choice of aromatherapy oils, such as juniper berry or sandalwood.
Certified massage therapist Keith Green has lived, breathed, and studied massage for more than 15 years. His belief that massage therapy can play a crucial role in improving overall health has carried him through his work in spas and sports facilities and as a volunteer massage and physical therapist for the Tour de Scottsdale cycling race. Now, it continues to drive each and every service performed at his private practice. While Keith excels at Swedish techniques, he also believes that massage should offer more than just short-lived relaxation or empathy for stress balls, so he often enhances deep-tissue or sports massages by incorporating therapeutic stretches, trigger-point therapy, or joint manipulation.