Customized massage incorporates one or more of the following techniques designed to meet your individual needs.
Swedish Massage uses a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, percussive, and vibration techniques on the more superficial layers of muscles to promote general relaxation, improved blood circulation and range of motion, and relief of muscle tension. This massage is ideal for decreasing muscle tension and promoting relaxation.
Medical Massage is a localized technique that targets specific muscles often associated with neck and/or back pain.
Therapeutic Massage uses some of the same strokes as Swedish Massage but goes deeper into the muscles, fascia, and tendons to specifically target areas of pain, restriction, and/or dysfunction. Additional techniques may be utilized including soft tissue mobilization, deeper pressure on active trigger points in muscles, and positional release therapy which combines gentle stretching with Jones Strain/Counter Strain during which joints are passively put into a particular position of comfort that allows for interruption of a strain reflex or inappropriate nerve activity.
Reiki is a compassionate, energetic healing art developed in Japan during the 19th century. Also known as the Usui System of Natural Healing, Reiki involves a gentle laying on of the hands and promotes stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit. Effective when used alone, Reiki can also be combined with other modalities such as therapeutic massage to enhance the healing effects of a session.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage uses deep penetrating heat from smooth basalt rocks, placing the stones at specific points on the body. The session includes traditional Swedish massage strokes while holding a heated stone along with soothing relaxation and therapeutic massage according to your needs.
Yoga is an ancient system of physical postures, breathing practices, and meditation designed to integrate body, mind, and spirit that originated in India. Yoga sessions are offered to those who simply want to learn this ancient system and gain its many benefits including increased strength and flexibility, decreased stress, improved digestion and circulation, and enhance breathing. Yoga therapy is appropriate to help you work through a specific dysfunction. Lori also teaches group yoga classes through Boulder Valley Parks & Recreation and guest yoga classes at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health seasonally.
Current Boulder classes: Therapeutic Yoga Wednesdays East Boulder Recreation Center 4:00 to 5:15 pm; All levels drop-in yoga every other Sunday, East Boulder Recreation Center 11:45 to 12:45. Traumatic Brain Injury Yoga (Through the Journeys Expand Program) North Boulder Recreation Center Wednesdays 1:30 to 3:00 pm, Winter classes begin January 7. To register, call (303) 413-7270.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on technique that enhances the functioning of the craniosacral system — the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect your brain and spinal cord. Any imbalance or dysfunction in this system can cause sensory, motor and neurological disabilities.
CranioSacral Therapy reinforces the body’s natural healing processes, and is increasingly used as a way to bolster resistance to disease. It is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and other physical dysfunction.
CranioSacral Therapy can be combined with other manual therapies to help restore your body to optimal function and comfort.
Offered the third Saturday of every month 7 to 9 pm. $35
Recapture the fun you had as a child by making a photomontage with an inward twist. The intentional collage is based on a concept, desire, or issue that comes to mind during an opening visualization and is then developed on paper using related images and words. Your intention may be focused on your work, family, your self, boundaries, spirituality, or some abstract concept calling out for attention. We’ll work in silence, with quiet background music, and finish with a short writing exercise to further explore the collage-making experience and message. Collages may be framed and hung as reminders of specific goals or affirmations or gathered over time to make a visual journal.
Journal Writing for Health & Well-Being
Journal writing offers many health benefits, including stress reduction, releasing emotions, and getting in touch with one’s true nature. This workshop will offer tools to begin and maintain a journal, understand its benefits, and the opportunity to practice several different journaling techniques. Both beginning and seasoned journal writers welcome. Please bring a journal and a favorite writing instrument.