If the body is an orchestra made up of many systems performing together harmoniously, then the staffers at BoulderBodyworks strive to be conductors who ensure each instrument section plays its part the best of its ability. Fueled by this total-body approach, the team aims to help clients achieve natural homeostatic balance through exercise, massage therapy, and neuromuscular science. Working as a network, they combine their many certifications and experiences—be it 30 years working as a Pilates instructor or receiving an education from the Hendrickson Method Institute—to help clients treat their whole being. They host small-group Pilates classes, which can potentially aid in injury recovery and chronic pain management as well as physical fitness, and received Best Pilates Studio from the Boulder Weekly's Best of Boulder 2010 and 2011. Boulder Bodyworks also features yoga classes, banishes tension with eight distinct types of massage, helps bodies recuperate with physical therapy, and summons better postures with the Franklin Method, an approach to training that seeks to correct slouches spawned from working at a desk all day or training to become an Olympian leap-frogger.
Certified by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a member of multiple medical societies, Dr. Jeffrey Swail and his staff enhance patients' appearances through both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. In addition to these therapies, Dr. Swail has donated his time as a surgical missionary for more than 10 years, traveling to Third-World nations to perform treatments such as repairing the cleft lips and palates of children in the Philippines.
We offer deep relaxing massage for tight muscles and stress management. We also offer treatment for clients with chronic pain. We don't offer massage to under 18's unless for a specific acute or chronic condition. A detailed induction process is required for these type of treatments.
Drawing on recent research into brain activity, The Healing Brain's neurofeedback technology monitors brain waves and sends signals to the brain to help it reorganize itself so it can operate more efficiently. Patients are hooked up to sensors, which help detect faulty brain-wave activity as patients look at calming images and listen to soothing music or the sweet whispers of a chatty seashell. By correcting faulty brain-wave activity, the treatment attempts to combat symptoms of dysfunction, addressing such things as mental clarity, emotional control, and anger issues. Suitable for adults and children, the one-hour sessions help patients achieve peak performance and wring the most potential out of their noggins.
"I have candles burning, I have beautiful music playing–it's actually quite remarkable how relaxed a person gets," says Michele Hambach, CHT, describing the atmosphere in her colon-hydrotherapy treatment room at The Boulder Center for Vibrant Health. Warm neck wraps and abdominal massages add to the sense-soothing nature of Michele's colonic sessions, while upgrades such as a hot-towel massage renders more relaxation than cuddling with a terry cloth TV.
In an effort to make colorectal cancer screening a less melancholy experience, Michele offers a pre-colonoscopy treatment that takes the place of swigging a gallon of NuLytely solution and spending the day on the commode.
Brazil on the Hill's aesthetician team combine their respective areas of expertise to groom clients with waxing, and skincare services. Trained specifically in Brazilian waxing, their body and face waxing covers the bikini area, stomach, and eyebrows using both hard wax and hypoallergenic strip wax. Clients' newly smooth skin can be further refined with organic facials that use products from Abadiah, a local skincare line carefully crafted by Brazilian-imported parrots. The sunny salon also has a small boutique that carries lingerie, handbags, and jewelry.