Boulder Massage Therapy
Our Massage Therapists offer a breadth of services to meet your needs.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. Deep tissue massage has been shown to lower blood pressure, regulate stress hormones and improve heart rate, while also boosting overall well-being.
Maya Abdominal Massage
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are founded on an ancient Maya technique of abdominal massage which support and enhance health and wellness throughout the life cycle for women, men, and children. This technique is performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness.
Arvigo Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs, as well as many common digestive disorders. The techniques effectively alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen, and may prevent the progression into chronic disease while also improving the body’s ability to regulate and repair itself.
The following are the most common symptoms and conditions that Maya Abdominal Massage may help address:
- Digestive disorders (Crohn’s, IBS, reflux, gastritis, constipation, indigestion, etc.)
- Muscular tension
- Urinary system support (incontinence, frequent urinary infections, etc.)
- Varicose veins
- Menstrual disorders (amenorrhea, painful/irregular periods, heavy bleeding, PMS)
- Fertility enhancement (pelvic obstruction, egg quality, uterine blood flow)
- Pregnancy: back & hip pain, preparation for labor & delivery
- Postpartum support: constipation, weak abdominal muscles, body pain
- Recovery from C-section/hysterectomy
- Menopause (irregular/heavy bleeding, general balance)
- Pelvic organ congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Chronic bladder/yeast infections
- Pelvic organ prolapse
Prenatal massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema. It also reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Postpartum massage helps to ease aching or tension that may linger from childbirth, especially in the upper back, neck, abdomen, lower back and hips. It also helps to detoxify your system and stimulate the immune system, regulate hormones, combat stress, fatigue and postpartum depression by releasing endorphins, and improve breastfeeding by encouraging the release of oxytocin (which triggers the letdown reflex). If you’ve had a cesarean, postnatal massage can help speed the recovery process.
Reflexology is a type of massage that focuses on target zones of the feet, which then stimulate healing throughout the body. It is commonly used to improve nervous system issues, such as insomnia and anxiety, increasing physical energy, improving circulation, promoting relaxation, eliminating toxins, alleviating headaches/migraines and menstrual pain as well as reducing back and joint pain. It is also very useful in reducing pregnancy-related pain and improving labor, as well as reducing postpartum depression.
Swedish massage is lighter than deep tissue, and provides long, gliding strokes along the muscles that helps to improve circulation and lymph drainage, as well as promoting a deep sense of relaxation and calm. It is great for general muscle tension, emotional stress, body aches and detoxification.
Tibetan Massage (KuNye):
This 3000 yr old practice originates in Tibetan medicine. It combines soothing strokes similar to Swedish massage with point-specific work similar to acupressure and reflexology, which focuses on soothing muscle tension, relieving stress and improving sleep and mood, while also reducing joint pain, abdominal pain and overall inflammation. KuNye restores balance to the central nervous system and can instill a deep sense of calm and relaxation.