At Body Work Therapeutic Massage, located inside Strandz Salon & Spa, licensed massage therapist Mark Lechtner turns tense muscles buttery soft with four different types of massages. A private room protects Mark and his clients from noise, distractions, and aggressive encyclopedia salesmen during the consultation and the 30- to 120-minute massages. In addition to classic styles such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, Mark is proficient in mu-xing therapy—a treatment that uses heated tools made of rosewood and bamboo to help heal deeper muscle layers–and offers other services such as postural assessments and orthopedic assessments.
Rhonda Lloyd has more specialties than people have fingers and toes––well, most people. Rhonda's focus is on results-driven facials, including chemical peels, peel alternatives, microdermabrasion, and PCA Skin treatments. She's also a clinical aesthetician, manicurist, and a licensed massage therapist. In the comfort of her private studio, clients can seek relaxation with a firm deep-tissue massage, or requisition her reflexology expertise to promote healing through the feet, hands, and ears.
Although chiropractic generally centers on the health of the spine, the doctors' adjustments at Regional Chiropractic Center don’t stop there. With hands informed by first-hand sports experience, the doctors soothe sources of pain with adjustments for virtually every major joint, such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip. In addition to dealing in the skeletal system, the doctors lead a staff of licensed massage therapists who deliver deft massage strokes.
After battling the acute pain of a herniated L4/L5 disk, Doctor of Chiropractic Scott E. Lynn found relief in the therapies and treatments of his local chiropractor. Afterward, Dr. Lynn decided to share the same gift of healing with others, and earned his certification from Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Chiropractic Wellness Center, Dr. Lynn animates his deep, personal motivation by combining traditional adjustments with modern technologies and therapeutic touch to give his patients the kind of care he found so valuable. He and his team use ultrasound technology to speed up the healing process as well as spinal decompression to heal discs damaged by angrily throwing a frisbee disc at a broken compact disc.
Dr. Matthew Zimmerman has 15 years worth of stories as proof of his devotion to healing entire families. "We had a child referred by a local hospital—4 months old, always leaned his head to the side," the doctor says, his voice sure. "The top bone of his spine (his atlas) shifted during birth, so we gently put it back into place. Right there in front of the mother, the baby raised his head for the first time. We were all bawling." That child is 2 now, his neck fully straight. But the work is never finished.
With the motto of "health by choice, not by chance," Dr. Zimmerman tries to create an environment that will make it pleasant for clients to work toward well-being. While waiting for an adjustment, orthotics, or rehabilitative therapy, patrons can test wellness knowledge with looping TV trivia, and kids can nosh on healthy treats such as raisins, nuts, and fiber-packed fitness magazines.
"We love to stick the kids' artwork right there on the wall," says the doctor, who is also a certified chiropractic extremities practitioner. "I do extremity adjustments for weekend warriors, athletes, soccer moms, runners—anyone," he says. Dr. Zimmerman can even look at gait analyses from local running stores or analyze a client's best giraffe impression to suss out the source of tension. Low murmurs drift along with exorcized tension from treatment rooms, where massage therapists work. "Our therapist is great,” the doctor says. “Someone will come in clearly in stress, and I'll say, 'Make that boy fall asleep,’ and she'll put him down like a big bear."
“This community is better because you guys are here,” said Jessica Lamb, the Denver Area Business Association’s president in 2011, to Dr. David Blake Cason, DC, according to Denver Weekly. That statement was made during the reopening of Cason Chiropractic Center two years ago, but the claim still holds true. From the beginning, Dr. Cason displays a caring nature to all of his patients during their treatments. After a thorough physical examination, he works with them to develop a treatment plan of noninvasive procedures such as adjustments and extra-firm handshakes. When not treating their patients for muscle and joint issues ranging from sciatica to fibromyalgia to insomnia, the physicians at Cason Chiropractic Center have given back to the community at organizations such as the Lincoln County Humane Society and the Toys for Tots phone-a-thon.