Finding The Best Denver Massage Therapists – Things to Consider

Are you looking to get your first massage in Denver Colorado, but don’t know where to start? With all of the types of massage therapy offered, the quest of finding your perfect therapist can be a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry, it’s easy to know where to search with a few helpful tips on the modalities and purposes of massage according to your specific needs. You live in a city with some of the greatest bodywork practitioners in the nation, and it would be a shame not to take advantage of them and get your first or fiftieth massage while you are here in this beautiful city! It all depends on what you are looking for, so let’s start there! Finding the right Denver massage therapist can be easy, when you know what to look for. A few of the main reasons people seek out massage therapy is to deal with back pain, migraines, and general muscle tension; however, like most forms of alternative medicine, the benefits far surpass the initial problem that brought you there. Whether you are looking to improve your posture, aid in your body’s recovery from the latest workout craze, or simply unwind after a long day of work, there is a massage for that! Are you a swimmer, a runner, a cyclist, a yogi, a […]

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With the continuing growing trend of health and wellness, there are so many therapists out there. How do you choose which one will fit your needs? I have been on a quest ever since I decided to become an MT, to find (in my own opinion) what qualities make a great therapist. To me, the number one quality a Massage Therapist should have (besides great massage training with extensive knowledge of anatomy) is to be an excellent listener. It is imperative that the therapist can truly hear the issues and concerns their client is facing. They must always keep in mind their current state of health, whether they are on medications, and what their lifestyle is like, etc. The ability to create a treatment session that is 100% client centered, using whichever massage technique and/or modality that will be most beneficial to them in that particular moment is such a necessary quality to have as a massage therapist. Pursuing continuing education is a big “must” to me. I think that if a therapist continually invests in their “massage tools” (meaning the knowledge they have to pull from in a massage session), they are more likely to have more tools in their tool belt to help their clients. It also proves to me that the therapist is serious about their profession […]

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I know about massages, I have had thousands upon thousands of them. It really doesn’t seem like yesterday anymore, thinking back many years ago to when I was a child. Even then as a young kid I loved getting rubbed. It was a gentle touch caressing my forehead, or just a light scratch across my back and legs. As I have grown older my body has been beaten up by the years. I also am the lucky recipient of arthritis and a birth defect in my lower back that causes backaches. I guess you would say these days, massage is not simply a luxury for myself, I truly need it to live and function. My sacrum must be pushed down often in order for me to be almost pain free. Besides for pain management, there are many benefits to massage that can play a major role in overall well being. Not only can it help with blood circulation, muscle release, head aches, back pains, stress reduction, but it also can assist with toxin release among many other things. The true testament to the many benefits a great massage can do for you, is how you feel when you get off of the table. I know for myself, being someone that has traveled a lot I would have different massage therapists […]

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What truly makes a massage the best massage? Is it a relaxation massage or a therapeutic massage, and what is the difference exactly? There seems to be a difference presented in many spas and massage studios where choosing Swedish or Deep Tissue comes with a price and pressure difference. Some wellness centers also seem to provide environments that are more like Doctor’s offices because they’re promoting pain relief. As Massage Therapists, my colleagues and I often hear the complaint of receiving a rub down more than an actual massage when visiting high end spas, or chain massage studios. Does relaxation mean you leave feeling no difference in your muscles but very well lubricated and chilled out? We also hear our clients say they are afraid to choose a modality from the list of services we offer because they aren’t sure if they need a deep tissue massage or what that means. Does deep tissue massage have to mean a painful, unenjoyable experience with hopes of great results in the end? The truth is there is no difference between relaxation massage and therapeutic massage. All massage has the same basic benefits of improved blood flow, tension relief, and relaxation. In my opinion there should not be a difference in price for the various massage modalities. I believe a person should not […]

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