Most Popular Service: Therapeutic massage
Brands Used: Lotus Touch, Biofreeze, Biotone
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Please arrive 5?10 minutes before your appointment to allow for time to fill out paper work.
Stacy McMullen’s goal is simple: to get her clients to relax and unwind. But on her way to accomplishing that goal, she’s done anything but sit back and relax herself. Her credentials are as diverse as her energy is unflappable; aside from being a certified orthopedic and sports massage therapist, she’s also a Pilates instructor, a nationally registered paramedic, and a current fire academy student.
These areas of her expertise culminate inside of Stacy McMullen Studios, where Stacy and her staff offer massage, facials, aromatherapy salt glow body treatments, and integrated movement exercise Pilates. Otherwise known as IM=XPilates, this fitness regimen combines Pilates with strength and cardio training, yoga, and a ballet bar to provide a comprehensive fitness regimen that helps with posture and movement patterns.
Murat Tercan has a world of salon experience?literally. The native Turk started out by helping his family open a salon in Ankara, then he went on to hone his craft at the L'Oreal Academy in Paris and the Wella and Schwarzkopf academies in Germany. He built his resume styling hair for fashion shows for Valentino, Versace, and Armani, later traveling as an international educator for L'Oreal.
Since making yet another home in Colorado, he opened his own space, Enchante, where he and his team perform advanced services such as designer haircuts, color corrections, and keratin treatments. In the spirit of Murat's background in education, stylists are committed to not just giving clients a style, but teaching them to maintain it. There's also an onsite spa where clients can retreat to receive Swedish massages and Dermalogica facials, or to ease their fear of scissors.
No two treatments performed at NoCo Massage are the same. Every time someone lays down on the table, the massage therapist hones in on the specific muscles that are vexing that client. The therapist kicks off the pampering by chatting with guests and drawing up a customized kneading plan that draws on a wide range of modalities. Swedish techniques dole out gentle all-over pressure with long, flowing strokes. At the other end of the pressure spectrum, deep-tissue massage and shiatsu burrow down into muscle structures in localized areas to root out knots and pieces of swallowed chewing gum. To amp up the endorphins, NoCo kicks in a helping of hot basalt stones or essential oils at no extra charge.
With the pollution, bacteria, pollen, and flu bugs floating through the air at any given moment, the human body is under constant attack. Deep Blue Massage gives bodies the tools to fight back against those attackers with a variety of purifying and detoxifying therapies. Take halotherapy, for instance. Inside a cocoon-shaped tank, the therapy's constant stream of salt aerosol washes over the body and into the lungs, killing bacteria and fungi on the skin and mucous membranes. For full-body purification, there's the ion cleanse, a footbath that purges clients' systems of environmental toxins in a mere 30 minutes to help relieve a number of ailments.
Beyond detoxifying, therapists also treat patients with massages, tailoring deep-tissue and hot-stone techniques to soothe muscles. Deep-tissue laser therapy is another specialty; laser beams send heated energy into the body to relieve pain and probably also impart superpowers.
The massage therapists at Human Kneads Healing Massage use a variety of techniques to restore physical and emotional balance. Owner Brynn Walker—who is working toward becoming a nutritional consultant and holistic health practitioner—has joined forces with fellow Healing Arts Institute graduate Brooke Elizabeth Keller. Together, they perform massage modalities ranging from neuromuscular rehabilitation to restorative, sesame-oil-based Abhyanga sessions rooted in the ancient Ayurvedic tradition. They also specialize in healing therapies such as jin shin, an acupressure technique that facilitates the flow of energy via chakras, meridians, and an intricate network of model-train stoplights.
Walker and Keller enhance massages with soothing steam-therapy treatments and Pink Papaya products infused with botanical extracts including lavender, sweet orange, grapefruit, and bergamot. They also send clients home with a "massage-scription" that details their findings and recommend therapeutic exercises to help bring relief between visits.