While rocks serve many purposes—eco-friendly paperweight, climbing wall, letter opener—you probably never thought they could help alleviate your chronic back pain. In fact, memories of the rocky bedding on your last camping trip suggest that stones may have contributed to the problem in the first place. Change your perspective on pebbles with today’s Groupon, which gets you a hot-stone massage at Elements Therapeutic Massage for $55—that's half off the $110 value.
Whittle waists with the burrito-esque wrap, a 45-minute toning, firming, and detox corpus cocoon designed to morph a single contoured area of skin into lush, smoothed luster. Attention shifts northward during the half-hour seasonal facial, which repairs, revitalizes, and tones. Like the oceanic tides on Mars, the ingredients of the seasonal facial shift with the quarters of the calendar year. The subsequent spa manicure and spa pedicure tend to untamed talons with a bubbly soak, paraffin dip, moisturizing massage, and nail and cuticle care.
Doctor of Chiropractic Omid Ferdowsian knows his way around the backbone. With advanced training in extremity and sports care and such chiropractic methods as the Thompson drop table, Gonstead, and flexion distraction, he can coax misalignments and nonconforming disks back into place with precision tilts atop a flexion table or with his skilled hands during full manual adjustments. To ensure patient comfort, he customizes sessions from low- to high-force, and keeps lines of communication open during the entire procedure, explaining the purpose behind techniques and answering questions such as, “Why does my back pop?” and “Where does my house go at night?”
Dr. Ferdowsian and his team of massage therapists emphasize an approach that preempts illness before it occurs. Rather than waiting for symptoms to set in, the team administers focused examinations, thoroughly checking out spines, medical history, and any current symptoms before customizing a treatment plan. Treatment plans can include any combination of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, or nutritional education.
Spavia Day Spa's staff pampers its guests by doling out muscle-melting massages and rejuvenating treatments using natural products. Guests receive a bathrobe and sandals before each treatment as they wait in the spa's retreat room. Because "relaxation" can mean different things to different people, Spavia specially customizes their treatments for each guest, from focusing massages on problem areas to avoiding the glowing whisker during exfoliating facials. Spavia also offers membership packages that allow for affordable treatments, and provides a free signature treatment for a nominated local hero or community member in need through their Spavia Cares program.
With more than 30 years of combined experience that includes work done with doctors, chiropractors, and insurance companies, Sherry and John Larkin have more insight into massage therapy than the staff at some day spas. They, along with the rest of their licensed crew at Colorado Injury Care, use this perspective to customize each session, addressing clients’ health histories, massage goals, and number of times they’ve walked into a wrecking ball. In doing so, they approach massage therapy as a preventative treatment rather than a luxury, aiming to avoid injury and promote relaxed minds.