At Colorado Natural Medicine we specialize in custom therapeutic massage including Swedish, Advanced Cranio-Sacral, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure, Myofacial, and Semi-Deep Tissue. Our integrative massage therapist blends many of these techniques in a session to suit your individual needs.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. Perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing stress, which translates to:
- Decreased anxiety
- Enhanced sleep quality
- More energy and greater vitality
- Improved concentration
- Increased circulation
- Reduced fatigue
Massage can also specifically address a number of health issues including:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
- Assist with shorter, easer labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
- Ease medication dependence
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility
- Lessen depression and anxiety
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
- Reduce spasms and cramping
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
- Release endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
- Relieve migraine pain
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
Massage is all about applying touch and pressures to the body to elicit change and the release of tension. In most cases, the amount of clothing worn doesn’t change the major affects of the therapy. Discuss your expectations with your massage therapist. There are many options, with medical massage therapies, on how to work the body with various degrees of undress.
Your comfort is our priority so do what’s most comfortable for you!
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel. The practitioner will knock before entering.
Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders and abdomen, if requested.
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax; communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
The majority of people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
Our standard-length completely customized therapeutic massage will likely blend several different techniques for a thoroughly relaxing experience and is offered at $80.
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Our extended-length completely customized therapeutic massage will likely blend several different techniques for a thoroughly relaxing experience and is offered at $120.
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A 2 hour completely customized theraputic massage with a blending of different techniques. This specialized experience is offered at $150.
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At Colorado Natural Medicine and Acupuncture, we enjoy providing massage services to clients who live and work in: Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Castle Pines, Parker, Highlands Ranch, Larkspur, and other areas south of Denver.