11 years. 10,000 hours. That's how long certified massage therapist Mike Case has spent kneading sore backs and shoulders. He draws on this experience at his private studio, where a heated massage table keeps muscles warm and pliable. Trickling fountains and flickering candles further aid in relaxation while Mike soothes ailments that range from common sports injuries to multiple sclerosis. Though he's especially skilled at myofascial release and deep-tissue techniques, his repertoire of modalities also includes Swedish and neuromuscular massage.
Cherry Creek Wellness Center is a multi-faceted facility devoted to helping clients improve fitness, rehabilitate injuries or ailments, and develop a healthy lifestyle. Within the Center, visitors will find physical therapists, massage therapists, Pilates instructors, group exercise classes, and personal trainers. Cherry Creek Wellness Center prides itself on the amount of time spent with each person under their care, focusing on everything from weight loss to sports injuries, women’s health issues, and chronic stress.
Reading doesn't always involve words?just ask Katie Maxwell, the massage therapist behind Tranquil Kiwi Massage. At the start of her foray into the world of healing, Maxwell studied at the Aveda Institute in Denver. There, she learned to "read" the human body's manifestations of physical pain, unearthing the emotional stressors that cause muscles to ache, tense up, or listen to Joni Mitchell records all day.
Today, at her studio, Maxwell helps clients move past both physical and emotional pain with a variety of treatments. Depending on individual needs, she may recommend deep-tissue massage, cupping, cryotherapy, or even a relaxation-focused Swedish massage. However, she also knows the importance of finding a release for mental stress, which is why she offers pampering spa treatments, including soothing salt scrubs and aromatherapy sessions.
Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two massages from licensed therapist Gregg Gonzales are identical. Instead, the head of Dos Manos Massage Studio switches up his strategies for each session, drawing from an arsenal of techniques that specifically soothe each individual client. Rubdowns can feature basic Swedish techniques or switch over to lymphatic drainage maneuvers that encourage body detoxification after having one too many Grape Nuts. Acupressure kneads optimize key energy points throughout the body, and prenatal methods offset back pain for expectant mothers. Aside from the soothing massages themselves, clients can also have a say in the ambient music, room temperature, and wallpaper texture.