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Prenatal Massage Therapy

October 3, 2023

Element Therapeutics now has a pregnancy cushion that is designed primarily for prone lying. What does this mean? It means you can lie on your front during pregnancy safely and comfortably WITHOUT any pressure on your bump or breasts as…

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Myofascial Cupping

May 19, 2018

Myofascial cupping involves the combination of massage and gliding of negatively pressurised cups over the body. It is a different technique to traditional cupping, such as with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Marking the skin is not part of the desired treatment outcome…

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How Massage Can Strengthen the Immune System

October 18, 2017

Cold and flu season is here, folks. The kids are back at school, the weather is turning cooler and your body may be recovering from a very busy and smoky summer here in Golden. If your household is anything like…

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Craniosacral Therapy

May 15, 2017

What is Craniosacral Therapy? CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was developed by the osteopathic physician Dr. John Upledger, who first observed the craniosacral rhythm while assisting in a spinal surgery. CST is a “gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning…

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Massage Therapy and Body Maintenance

January 16, 2017

Although the history of its therapeutic benefits dates back centuries ago, massage therapy has only gained popularity and recognition in North American health care in recent decades. What once was a luxury at a spa, is now part of most…

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Postnatal Massage

October 24, 2016

Childbirth is a time of intense change for a new mother, whether it be her first, or a subsequent birth. Massage has many physical and emotional benefits that can make this transition easier. After I received my first postnatal treatment, I…

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What is Myofascial Release?

July 28, 2016

Myofascial Release is a technique used by a variety of manual practitioners, including massage therapists. Breaking it down, “myo” refers to muscle, which is what we all think about when we talk about massage therapy. Muscles, however, are only part…

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An alternative approach to chronic pain

June 30, 2016

Chronic pain is a complicated process.  Any time pain lasts longer than “expected” (ex. beyond typical tissue healing time) it is considered chronic or persistent pain. Pain is designed to be a protective mechanism during acute trauma or a threatening…

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Infant Massage

June 10, 2016

It is never too late to begin massage. Whether your baby is a newborn or several years old, massage can bring immediate and lasting results. Benefits for parents and primary caregivers include: Provides all of the essential indicators of intimate parent-baby…

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Prenatal Massage

March 20, 2016

Pregnancy is a time of great change for a woman, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally too. Massage can help with all of these changes. As a massage therapist myself I have known and experienced the benefits of massage…

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