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.
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.
As patrons drift into Making Scentz's boutique, notes of lavender, rose, and chamomile harmonize in the air from a collection of concentrated essential oils. During the shop's signature blending workshops, patrons infuse body scrubs, room sprays, and body oils with a custom concoction of scents as they help themselves to complimentary chocolate and champagne cocktails. Visitors can find evidence of the store's dedication to natural ingredients throughout the studio, influencing botanically based spa treatments, DIY facial parties, and nonsynthetic staff members.
Biovive Medicine's Dr. Kane Lai wields years of experience and a medical degree from Vanderbilt University to help his patients overcome weight and hormone obstacles. The board-certified bariatric surgeon and his staff of physicians, nutritionists, personal trainers, and nurse practitioners set in motion medical weight-loss programs designed to fight flab, combining exercise and diet regimens with lipotropic injections and medications when necessary. In addition to weight-loss services, the center also offers bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, which helps balance hormones set out of whack by menopause, andropause, and painfully vivid memories of high school dances.
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.
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.