Josh McGirk has been in practice as a massage therapist for more than a decade, and is certified in therapeutic massage, hot-stone modalities, and ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, a technique that uses pressure from the feet rather than the hands. But as evidenced from his info page, he has many talents. He's ACE certified in group exercise and also teaches a slew of exercise classes and aerial yoga. When not mending muscles or in yoga pose, Josh is a black belt in Chinese shaolin kung fu and speaks six languages, including English, French, and kangaroo.
Le Celle Medical Wellness and Aesthetics focuses on providing top-notch aesthetic and medical skin-care treatments while integrating Eastern and Western methods, creating worldly, Pangaea-inspired treatments. Center headmaster Dr. Kimberlee Terry acquired her MD at Ohio State University and has been practicing as a physician of internal medicine for more than eight years. She blends each customer’s overall health and goals into a focused beam of customized treatment, which is then administered using care, precision, and willpower.
Cindie Marren, the licensed chiropractic doctor at Divine Spine Chiropractic, believes that if a body is to heal, it must be treated as a whole. Working to solve the root of health problems instead of treat the symptoms, Dr. Marren offers detailed physical examinations and chiropractic adjustments to help solve recurring ailments such as migraines and chronic pain. During an initial visit, she checks posture, range of motion, and takes a detailed health history, then moves onto possible solutions and adjustments. Gentle, non-invasive adjustments can help clients feel relief within a few visits.
Today’s two-part side deal offers both muscle mending for new moms and tips for massaging the tiniest of toes. For $65, you’ll get your choice of either a 60-minute prenatal or postpartum massage, plus three hour-long infant massage lessons at Mani Celesti Therapeutic Massage, a $130 value. A-List Denver voters listed this healing hub as one of the city’s top five places for massage in 2007.
Twelve years of hands-on spa experience were enough to teach Gregg Gonzales a valuable lesson about his clients: no two are the same. He takes this lesson to heart at Dos Manos Massage Studio, where he draws on his intuition and massage know-how to craft massages that cater to all manner of aches and ailments. Stationed within six private treatment rooms, Gregg and his team of licensed massage therapists integrate modalities such as deep tissue and reflexology; the exact combination of techniques used always depends on their clients’ input. During each massage, the team of therapists welcomes clients to plug their own iPod into a dock beside the heated massage table and slip away to the self-recorded sounds of waves crashing or pigeons being tickled. Complimentary refreshments and a calming relaxation room erase any traces of tension that remain after the session.
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.