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.
At Colorado Tan, bronze seekers have control. With Level 1 through Level 5 beds, clients can pick the best option for their tanning needs?all of which take 15 minutes or fewer. The Level 5 Sun Giant bed provides a deep tan in 10 minutes thanks to 20 high-pressure body-tan boosters, plus facial boosters and shoulder-tanning lamps. Colorado Tan also offers teeth-whitening services for a gorgeous smile to go with that great tan.
The services at Westminster Community Acupuncture are all about letting the body heal itself. The team there helps patrons avoid invasive surgeries and drugs with side effects with simple procedures, many of them thousands of years old. Thin, single-use needles spur our natural self-healing powers during acupuncture sessions, which are intended to target energy centers and bolster immune response and improve cellular function. Massage, whether it is Swedish, pre-natal, or one of a range of other styles, uses pressure on the body to bring various parts into harmony. Cupping, on the other hand, uses a warm cup to apply suction to the body, making it in some ways the inverse of massage, though both techniques can treat a wide range of discomfort and ailments.
Theresa, Nu View of U's owner and principle massage therapist, calls upon seven years of bodywork experience to help clients combat stress and knotted muscles. Theresa and her team of tension busters knead muscles with a gentle to medium flow during the Swedish massage or work out injuries accrued from ziplining across the hallway with leftover floss during a sports or deep-tissue treatment. For muscles that refuse to budge, therapists are happy to add hot stones to the mix or bring about balance with reflexology or craniosacral therapy to help improve circulation and reduce pain.
Not only does Totally Feet keep feet healthy through a varied list of specialty services, but it also offers online resources designed to educate patients on foot facts at home. Orthopedic and laser therapies keep hooves free of injury, fungus, warts, and vestigial left feet. After visits, patients can stock up on some of their own podiatric gear, toting home shoes, orthotics, and antifungal nail polishes.
Lasers have long been employed to destroy unwanted hair and planets, but the technicians at Vitality Weight Loss & Wellness use them for therapeutic purposes. In fact, low-level, or cold laser therapy, can help assuage a wide range of health issues. Arthritis pain, spider veins, and even scars can begin to melt away as the laser light triggers a natural healing process within the body. Technicians can even target specific acupuncture points to jump start healing faster than traditional needles can.
But pain and blemishes aren't the technicians' only target. They also home in on unwanted habits, such as smoking. Acupuncture points still act as their road map as they aim their lasers at specific areas that may play a role in decreasing symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and cravings. A similar technique is used to spur weight loss, in which the techs aim instead at the acupuncture points that control the nervous system's hormonal balance.