Our massage therapists are licensed to practice their specialties in Colorado and are highly educated with up to date research in massage techniques. Some of our massage therapists have advanced training in Hot Stone Massage, Cupping, Bamboo Fusion, Cranial Sacral Massage, Aromatherapy, Thai Massage, Himalayan Salt Stone, or Shiatsu. (available as a $15 upgrade) Be sure to request your upgrade at the time you schedule your massage to ensure you are booked with the right massage therapist.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage uses smooth-surfaced river rocks that have been heated by water to over 100 degrees. They are used as tools for actual massage – the warmth melting the muscle, which allows the therapist to deeply work the muscles, if desired. The heat also accelerates the movement of blood and lymph, increasing circulation and toxic release even more so than other forms of massage. As you can imagine, the warmth also produces an incredibly heavenly state of relaxation. The hot stones serve another purpose by being intentionally placed on energy meridians and/or in particular areas of the body to address different healing aspects and to balance energy.
Cupping Therapy Massage
An ancient technique has found its place in the modern world of healing. Massage cupping is a modified version of the common practice of cupping therapy, used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and the results that this simple treatment produces are impressive. Through suction and negative pressure, massage cupping releases rigid soft tissue; drain excess fluids and toxins; loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue; and bring blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.
Bamboo Fusion Massage
Bamboo-Fusion™ is an exotic massage treatment which utilizes hand crafted warmed and oiled bamboo tools of different sizes. This luxurious treatment involves long, soothing rhythmic strokes and deep pressure application. The combination provides very deep relaxation while soothing away muscle tension and pain. Essential oil blends are added to this treatment to further enhance the benefits. Bamboo-Fusion™ incorporates healing techniques of the Pacific Rim and Tibet and is performed entirely with custom-made heated bamboo & rattan tools. While fairly new to the United States, this exciting massage treatment is widely popular in Europe.
Cranial Sacral Massage
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a very gentle, hands-on manipulation that allows the therapist to access the core nervous system in an unobtrusive manner. Inside the lining of the head is a membrane system, called the dural membrane system (also called the CranioSacral system), which extends downward into the lining of the spinal cord and connects to the sacrum. Hence, the name "cranial" for cranium and "sacral" for sacrum. Inside the lining of this membrane system, flows the cerebral spinal fluid. The motion of this fluid can be felt anywhere on the body. The CranioSacral therapist accesses this motion through the bones of the cranium, the upper neck, sacrum and tailbone. The therapist is able to discern faults and disturbances in the rhythm and apply gentle holds and techniques to return the faulted areas back into its optimal movement pattern. In the most general sense, CST works to restore balance throughout the body by directly accessing the central nervous system. CST commonly creates an environment that allows stress, emotions or repressed memories to surface.
In aromatherapy massage, essential oils are usually mixed with a carrier oil like sweet almond, apricot kernel, or grapeseed oil. A relaxing aromatherapy massage, for instance, might have lavender or bergamot, while a massage for sore muscles might include peppermint and eucalyptus. Before your first aromatherapy massage session, your massage therapist will conduct an initial consultation with you to learn about your desired outcome. They might ask about the current state of your work life, home life, physical health and mental state to learn about what you need. Aromatherapy can boost well being, relieve stress and help to refresh your body.. Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils derived from plants to achieve therapeutic benefits.
Thai massage is a sacred form of bodywork widely practiced in Thailand today. For centuries it was done in Thai temples and homes. Its origins are shrouded in mystery, but seem to have derived from Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga, Buddhism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Thai indigenous healing arts.Thai Massage recognizes an extensive network of energy lines which run throughout the body. Through deep pressure point work on these lines, stretching, reflexology, joint mobilization and assisted yoga poses, Thai Massage strives to bring balance and harmony to the body. Thai Yoga Massage sessions will help to increase your flexibility and release your stress. The massage is done fully clothed on a comfortable mat on the floor.
Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
Himalayan Salt Stone Massage™ is an innovative healing technique using warm salt crystal stones to ground and balance the body's electromagnetic field, central nervous system and meridians. Salt crystals from an ancient primal sea beneath the Himalayan Mountains are hand-carved into massage stones that gently soothe away an accumulation of stress, tension and pollutants.And bring the mind, body and spirit, into balance. Research performed on the Himalayan salt shows that the balanced crystalline structure reveals fine branching with no shadows or rough edges. The crystal is not isolated from the inherent mineral elements (84) but is connected to them in a harmonious state. This tells us that the energy content, in the form of minerals, is balanced and can be easily metabolized by the body. This crystal is full of life. When taken internally or used externally, it will have a vital energetic effect on the body. The result is a net gain for the body and zero energy loss.
Shiatsu massage treats common psychological and physical complaints by pressing pressure points. Proponents believe it alleviates disorders such as depression, anxiety, nausea, stiffness, headaches, arthritis, cramps, or pulled muscles. This Japanese equivalent of the Chinese method of acupressure comes from the Japanese words "shi" and "atsu," meaning "finger pressure." Shiatsu massage, sometimes called Zen shiatsu, unifies spiritual, philosophical, and medical aspects of the body. Some westernized massage techniques are combined with the view that energy, qi or chi, circulates along channels called meridians. When freely flowing, chi brings fresh, strong energy and carries away spent energy along with toxins. In this view, any number of influences upset our natural balance of yin and yang. Blocked or diverted chi must be cleared and restored. An Eastern perspective doesn't cite sleeplessness, indigestion, swollen joints, headaches, or depression as sources of discomfort, but sees them as symptoms of either hyperactive or underproductive chi.