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.
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.
The staff at Metta Wellness Center believes that, in order to fully heal their patients, they must heal them as a whole: mind, body, and spirit. The center?s tranquil confines help accomplish this goal while staff perform treatments influenced by a blend of Eastern and Western therapies. During a traditional Thai massage, the therapist combines muscle compression, acupressure, and yoga-like body manipulations to energize patients without switching their vitamins with espresso beans. They also offer tropical hot-stone massages, signature body scrubs and wraps, herbal body wraps, and Thai reflexology, which targets pressure points in the feet to balance the body?s energy.
Signature Service: Body treatments
Brands Used: Natural oils, essential oils and sugars
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Pro Tip: Body scrubs designed specifically for your skin type and concerns.