Massage + Menopause: How Feeling Good Is Good For You

Massage for Menopause in Boulder

Do you have whispered conversations in the corner of parties about your menopause symptoms? Do you wear a fan around your neck for those incessant hot flashes? Are you struggling with insomnia, stress or migraines? Regular massage could help ease your symptoms! With the National Institutes of Health suggesting that up to 76% of women are seeking Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) solutions to menopause through acupuncture, diet, yoga, herbs and exercise, we deserve to know more about the positive benefits of massage therapy. Well Woman Acupuncture specializes in massage for menopause in Boulder. 

 

Despite the increase of women seeking solutions from CAM, there are virtually no evidence-based studies on massage for menopause. Perhaps this is because of the general confusion on how to best approach menopause in general? Menopause symptoms range in complexity: you might not have the same symptoms as your mother, sister or friend; you may start experiencing changes anywhere from age 35-50; you may have other health concerns that get added to the mix. It makes sense that there are not a lot of universal answers. Even in the 1940’s, in some of the earliest published articles about treatment of “The Menopause” as doctors called it, they were unclear in their approach to menopause—Are there possible dangers of long-term hormone therapy? Are medications that help regulate the nervous system better when paired with psychotherapy? 1However, one symptom noted in many studies as significantly debilitating is insomnia…and up to two-thirds of aging women experience insomnia.

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Our New Acupuncture Location in Longmont

Well Woman Is Expanding to Longmont!

I am so excited to announce the opening of our 2nd location, Well Woman North, located in Old Town Longmont! We will begin seeing patients on November 16th.

Why Longmont? Shortly after my family and I moved to Longmont in 2015, I recognized a need for a women’s health practice in this community. While Longmont boasts several outstanding acupuncture clinics, it became apparent that the growing demand for quality health care warranted the addition of another acupuncture practice. And one that is focused solely on women’s health seemed a necessity.

I also wanted to build something closer to home, to settle in and establish deep roots in this town I’ve come to love, and to contribute to the economic prosperity of our thriving community. Well Woman Acupuncture is in a position to do that, having achieved tremendous success in Boulder over the past 10 years.

I attribute this success to our unwavering commitment to knowledge and innovation in the field of Chinese medicine, as well as a deep compassion for our patients that drives us to go above and beyond the standard of care. It is my mission to provide this same level of care at our 2nd location, and to give patients the expertise and authentic support that they deserve and have come to expect from Well Woman Acupuncture.

Patients have already been asking how it will work. Here is the break down of the logistics:

  • The Boulder office will continue to serve as our main clinic, with a full in-house pharmacy and staff. The Longmont location will be smaller initially, as we look for our permanent clinic home (we are temporarily going to be located in Community Roots Midwife Collective, as we search for a larger clinic space), and will not have an in-house pharmacy. Longmont herb orders will be sent by courier.
  • Longmont hours will be minimal until early 2017, with appointment availability on Wednesdays only.
  • We are welcoming a new acupuncturist, Krystal, in January! After she is all settled into her new role, she and I will be dividing our time between the two clinics so that each location has full-time appointment availability! We will also be adding amazing massage therapy at the Longmont clinic as well.
  • Online booking is available for both locations. Simply choose your desired location from the drop-down menu on the Book Now page. Appointments are available for Longmont starting on Nov 16th.

If you have any questions or need help booking an appointment, don’t hesitate to call us. And pass the word on to your Longmont friends! We’d love to see you there.

Welcoming Associate Acupuncturist: Julie Johnson

We are so pleased to announce the addition of Julie Johnson, Associate Acupuncturist

Julie will see patients at both of our Boulder and Longmont Acupuncture clinics.

What does this mean for you? Increased availability with an exceptional new Acupuncturist.

More about Julie

Julie Johnson (Associate Acupuncturist) MSOM, Dipl.OM, L.Ac., holds a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College (SWAC), in Boulder, CO. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (Dipl.OM) and licensed by the state of Colorado. She is also currently studying for the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) exam.

Julie is passionate about helping women navigate the many stages of life with grace and ease, and she believes strongly in empowering women though holistic healthcare that both heals the body and facilitates self-awareness. Julie previously practiced acupuncture and herbal medicine at Little Bird Community Acupuncture in Washington, D.C., where she helped women of all ages from teens to elders meet their reproductive health goals and achieve improved quality of life. She will begin seeing patients at both the Boulder & Longmont locations on February 1st, 2017.