Whether you are looking for a therapeutic treatment from stress and injury or just want to relax and unwind, Whole Body Balance offers a wide range of massage services in Boulder, Colorado. Our boulder massage therapists combine many different techniques to offer our clients the highest quality bodywork available.
This is the classical massage method used to facilitate and induce the relaxation response, improve circulation, decrease muscle tension, and improve range of motion. A traditional Swedish massage includes the following list of strokes: effleurage, petrissage, friction, cross fiber friction, vibration, percussion, pressure movements such as DMPS (deep muscle press stretch) or stripping and joint movements.
Following the appropriate warm-up, this type of massage focuses on the deeper tissue layers of the body to resolve both chronic and acute pain problems deep within one's structure. This type of massage may include other techniques ranging from trigger point therapy or neuromuscular therapy to subtle techniques with myofascial release or strain-counterstrain
The goals for this type of massage are to facilitate optimum performance and to prevent injury for an athlete's mind and body during training and/or athletic events. It is a practical, specific application of Swedish massage, compressions, deep tissue work, cross-fiber friction, and range of motion movement. Sports Massage yields immediate, significant, and verifiable positive results in sports performance, delayed-onset muscle soreness, and injury rehabilitation.
A nurturing & relaxing experience that warms and soothes the muscles through the use of Basalt Lava massage stones. The stones are heated and used to massage away tension and stress.
Designed specifically for the expecting mother, this treatment provides both relaxation, as well as relief from stress and tension. Massage therapy during pregnancy can enhance the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and provide relief from mental and physical fatigue. Our Boulder massage therapists utilize the appropriate strokes and positioning in order to provide the best experience possible.
A holistic approach of bodywork through the use of reflexes primarily in the hands and feet. The hands and feet are regarded much like maps of the body, with points on the feet and hands corresponding to organs and tissues in the body. Although this form of bodywork is primarily used when referring to Foot Reflexology these same reflexes exist throughout the whole body from the feet to the very top of the head.
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A very gentle form of bodywork that uses a touch that is much lighter than a traditional massage. CranioSacral is a soft touch, restorative therapy that has developed from the discovery and interaction with the cranial rhythm. This therapy is very effective with health problems, such as chronic pain, lowered vitality, and recurring infections. CranioSacral therapists believe that your body possesses an inherent intelligence that has the ability to heal itself and our role is to provide the body open space to be able to do so. This powerful body re-organization can cause, physical vitality and well-being, mental and emotional clarity and a general feeling of your world suddenly becoming bigger.
CranioSacral Therapy, sometimes referred to as Cranial Sacral Therapy, is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
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Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. Some say that is feels like they've had 2-3 hours of restful sleep. Clients will be fully clothed for the session.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.