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.
When it comes to their clients, Feel Better 101’s licensed massage therapists believe in more than just a quick fix. That's why they offer in-depth consultations to determine the root causes of long-held tension. They can then customize therapy sessions with an array of massage techniques, from long, flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure and soothing hot-stone therapy.
Medical Massage of Colorado takes a sophisticated approach to kneading their clients’ muscles. The staff understands that, like an emotional onion, muscles have layers, and the therapists release these layers one by one through manually stimulating the nerves. Once the muscles have appropriately released all the way through, the skeleton itself submits to the team’s therapeutic hands, which work to align and balance the now-unencumbered spine and joints.
Terri Oviedo grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she cultivated a passion for holistic healing—a pastime that helped her get through cancer and helps her manage her diabetes. Massage aided her recovery, and so upon moving to Colorado she studied sports and deep-tissue massage at the Denver School of Massage Therapy. Now as a licensed massage therapist, Terri wields more than 10 modalities in her tool belt, such as hydrotherapy and shiatsu. She offers Brazilian toe massage, which soothes six meridians that connect organs like the invisible strings that still connect us to our mothers. Terri also helps veterans find relaxation and peace by offering her services to them at a reduced rate.
Pantip Moungkan is a well-traveled gal. After graduating from Denver School of Massage Therapy, she ventured to Bangkok, Thailand for continued bodywork education in Thai massage. Now in the comfort of her own Jantala studio, Pantip can use what she’s learned to sideline a multitude of chronic aches. Clients may solicit the studio’s signature Thai massage for a blend of yoga stretching and acupressure or tackle lower-layer distress with trigger-point and deep-tissue techniques.
Jennie Hammett's days are full, and so is her heart. At the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jennie teaches students healing techniques such as acupuncture and herbal therapy. Her work continues outside of school as she promotes wellness out of her private practice. Guests can seek Jennie's 13 years of experience for a one-on-one herbal consultation or request an acupuncture session to mitigate energy blockages and ease chronic tension.