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.
It took some time for Michelle Arce-Railey to adjust to the slower pace of life in Denver. Having graduated from the Swedish Institute and worked at luxury spas in the St. Regis Hotel and Four Seasons in New York City, she was used to dealing with tense Manhattanites. All of this prepared her—and then some—for her job as the licensed massage therapist at AVIV Wellness, where today she soothes anxieties with integrated Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Joining her at AVIV is licensed aesthetician Christine Newheart, who also worked at the St. Regis and whose holistic facials thoroughly cleanse skin with NYR Organic products.
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.
The experienced staff at Elevated Health Massage bring a range of modalities to the massage table to improve the well-being of their clients. Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages number among their services, as do reiki and neuromuscular therapy. They also offer particularly relaxing getaways with couples massages. Perfect for celebrating an anniversary or Mother’s Day, these packages include extras such as champagne.
The owner of Motion Fitness and Massage, Jessica Rose, is both a certified personal trainer and a certified massage therapist. With Motion Fitness and Massage, she combines all her skills. She leads clients through challenging and always-different workouts that include one-on-one, small group, or large group sessions that fuse cardio, strength, and endurance training. After working out, clients can have their chronic pain and stress reduced through a deep-tissue or sports massage to help keep them mobile and ache-free.