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Heal Your Body, Reduce Pain and Inflammation With Massage, Yoga, Acupuncture and Meditation

Heal Your Body, Reduce Pain and Inflammation With Massage, Yoga, Acupuncture and Meditation

The Benefit of Regular Massages

Most people are aware that getting regular massages has a multiplicative effective for relieving stress and promoting relaxation, but did you realize that the body actually learns what is ‘normal’ for it? The more you reinforce the sensation of relaxation, and easing of muscle tension, the easier it is for your body to return to that state in the future…

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How to Use a Detoxification Massage Strategy

There are many benefits typically experienced when you clear out your body through a total detoxification system. For example, your immune system is strengthened and you have a better chance of not getting sick…

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The Origins of Yoga

The earliest accounts of yoga-practices are in the Buddhist Nikayas. Parallel developments were recorded around 400 CE in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which combines pre–philosophical speculations and diverse ascetic practices of the first millennium BCE with Samkhya-philosophy…

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10 Reasons to Try Acupuncture

Did you know that more than three million adults visit an acupuncturist annually, according to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine? Acupuncture was first introduced to Western Medicine in the 1600s and today, more than 3,000 U.S. physicians integrate the therapy into their clinical practices…

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Reduce Pain, Improve Healing and Restore Normal Tissue Function – Physical Therapy – Dry Needling

Similar to acupuncture in some ways, the practice of dry needling involves the insertion of thin needles into your body’s trigger points, or hyper-irritated muscle tissue. This unique procedure specifically targets and restores muscle function, with an emphasis on the reduction of painful inflammation and improved circulation. This is important, as continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to further tissue damage and increased pain…

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How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body – Yoga in the Morning – Best Time to Meditate

Heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, arthritis, acid reflux, bacterial or viral infections, candidiasis, and acne could all be signs of chronic, low-grade inflammation in the body. Chronic, low-grade inflammation is considered a leading cause of premature aging and disease…

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Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy for Yoga, Acupuncture and Physical Therapy Stress Relief

Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy for Yoga, Acupuncture and Physical Therapy Stress Relief

Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

MASSAGE THERAPY

For your therapeutic massage look no further than the Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in the Cherry Creek District in Denver, Colorado. Get a variety of massages from licensed massage therapists.

Pain Relief Massages

Massage is well known for reducing stress and promoting relaxation. And, a growing body of research also shows that massage therapy is effective for relieving and managing chronic and acute pain, a significant national health problem.

According to the National Institute for Health, more than one-third of all Americans will suffer from chronic pain at some point in their lives…

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PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical Therapy: The Center for Massage Therapy Way

The first step of your treatment process at the Denver Center for Massage Therapy will be to evaluate your injury. Before beginning, your therapist will ask you a variety of detailed questions in order to assess how the injury came about, and to determine its root cause. Once your injury has been identified and evaluated, we will work with you to lay out a treatment plan…

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YOGA

There are several basic types of yoga: Giyana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kriya Yoga. Their goal is the same, but their approaches are different. Each type of yoga focuses primarily on one aspect of the human personality.

The practice of separate branches of yoga in our lives is known as integral yoga which creates harmony between body, mind, and emotions and stimulates the expression of creativity and the creative potential of people in everyday life.

We strive to make our studio at the Center of Massage Therapy to be a small temple to transmit the principles of integral yoga and making yoga a way of life…

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ACUPUNCTURE

Try Acupuncture – An Excellent Stress-Relief Therapy

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called “chi”, flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.

Did you know that more than three million adults visit an acupuncturist annually, according to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?

Call the Center for Massage Therapy at 303-777-1151 to schedule your Acupuncture Treatment with our Licensed Acupuncturist Kalin Davidov and find out the benefits for yourself!

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Understanding The Mind-Body Connection Through The Healing Touch of Massage Therapy

Understanding The Mind-Body Connection Through The Healing Touch of Massage Therapy

How Does Massage Work?

The brain, the nervous system, and the skin are intimately linked from the very beginning.

“The skin is the surface of the brain.”

Approximately 1,000 nerve endings per square inch of skin, on average, are responding to temperature, pressure, stretch, vibration, light touch, chemical irritants, etc…

The brain and the nervous system never sleep, never take a break. It is constantly active and, in spite of comprising only 2% of our body mass, it uses 20% of our energy. It’s a very busy, hard working system!

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Recognizing The Mind-Skin Connection

The brain and nervous system influence the skin’s immune cells through various receptors and chemical messengers — neuropeptides, for example. Scientists are investigating these and other substances in the skin that may respond to psychological stress. They have already found that certain types of stress can interfere with the immune system, affecting the skin’s capacity to heal.

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Mind-Body Exercises & Heart Health

Harnessing the power of the mind-body connection.

Research has shown that when you imagine an experience, you often have similar mental and physical responses to those you have when the event actually happens.

…it is very important to minimize the negative effects and maximize the healthy, healing aspects of your mind-body connection.

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Massage Therapy Mind Body Healing

 

Visit the Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in Denver, Colorado

As our primary approach to treatment, neuromuscular massage therapy addresses the impact the nervous system has on the health of our muscles and the overall strength of our bodies.

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a time efficient and effective treatment that works in conjunction with professional medical care.

Our Denver massage therapists deliver expert neuromuscular therapy in our Cherry Creek clinic.

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Give a Relaxing Massage as a Gift Certificate This Holiday Season

Give a Relaxing Massage as a Gift Certificate This Holiday Season

Center for Massage Therapy in Denver, Colorado

Massage gift certificates make great gift ideas for both men and women.

The Holidays are a perfect time to buy a Massage Therapy gift card for that special person in your life, even if that person is yourself. No need to go out to a crowded mall…

60 minute massage gift certificate $70
90 minute massage gift certificate $100

Or, choose a specific dollar amount for your massage gift certificate.

We now offer massage gift cards via online delivery!

Massage Therapy as a Gift To give a relaxing massage as a gift certificate or as an email to your recipient, simply click here or call us at 303-777-1151 with your credit card information to start your Denver massage gift certificate order.

For a gift certificate to be mailed, please allow 2-3 days for delivery of orders. If you need it sooner, simply choose the email delivery option on the order page.

Gift certificates expire one year from their date of purchase.

 

Center for Massage Therapy Philosophy

Our distinguished team of massage therapists listens with sensitivity to the needs of our clients and provides caring and comprehensive clinical massage therapy for injury, stress management, relaxation, and sports.

A full body massage provides relaxation, increased body awareness and balance. It promotes general good health and spirit of wellness.

Please call us at 303-777-1151 for more details or to set up your massage session.

Is Massage Therapy An Effective Treatment For Anxiety And Other Psychological Disturbances?

Is Massage Therapy An Effective Treatment For Anxiety And Other Psychological Disturbances?

How Massage Therapy Connects Your Body And Mind

So often we talk about the mind and body connection, how one impacts the other. In truth, there is no such thing as a mind/body connection – they are the same thing. You are a whole, not just parts of you. Any thought or feeling or physical sensation you have will have an impact on the rest of you. It is impossible to separate.

Massage is not only for your physical health. The benefits also extend to your emotional and mental health.

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According to the AMTA, various research has shown the benefits of using massage to help treat mental health conditions in different types of situations.

“Military Medicine published research that indicated significant reductions in ratings of anxiety, worry, depression and physical pain after military veterans received massage, as well as declining levels of tension and irritability.”

“Applied Nursing Research reported that massage therapy given during chemotherapy can significantly reduce anxiety and acute fatigue.”

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Do Body Cells Carry Emotional Memory?

It’s reasonable to assume that the memory of the emotional experience is stored somewhere in the brain – the organ that is specialized in memory handling and remained inaccessible, as many other memories a human being experiencing during the life. But the shoulder cells hold the bookmark or a memory address of where the actual memories of the incident were stored in the brain.

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Medical Benefits of Massage Therapy

How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body – Yoga in the Morning – Best Time to Meditate

How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body – Yoga in the Morning – Best Time to Meditate

Foods That Fight Inflammation

Heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, arthritis, acid reflux, bacterial or viral infections, candidiasis, and acne could all be signs of chronic, low-grade inflammation in the body. Chronic, low-grade inflammation is considered a leading cause of premature aging and disease.

Foods that naturally fight inflammation can reduce this damaging and disease-promoting inflammatory cascade to bring your body back into balance:

Broccoli. High in vitamin C and calcium, broccoli is also known to fight inflammation of the eye.

Wild-caught salmon. Salmon is another prime source of beneficial omega-3s, and we recommend eating other fatty fish like cod and sardines too.

Tart cherries. Once you’ve built your inner ecosystem to reach stage 2 of the Body Ecology Diet, tart cherries can be a powerful and delicious anti-inflammatory food, reducing inflammation ten times better than aspirin.

Soaked walnuts. Soaked walnuts are another tasty anti-inflammatory snack on stage 2 of the Body Ecology Diet, high in vitamin E and heart-healthy omega-3s. Walnuts are best soaked before eating to make them easier to digest.

Onions and garlic. Onions are naturally high in the potent antioxidant quercetin, known to help the body fight inflammation. Garlic, as an anti-inflammatory, contains sulfur compounds that stimulate the immune system to fight disease.

Spinach. High in inflammation-reducing antioxidants called carotenoids, spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin E.

Ginger and turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, an ancient spice compound with countless anti-inflammatory benefits; similar to turmeric, ginger can also reduce levels of inflammation in the body and may ease pain related to arthritis.

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Yoga in the Morning

The best morning workout you can do to wake up your body is a combination of heart raising exercises, strength and mixing up stretching yoga poses throughout the workout. This 15 minute strength and stretch yoga class will do exactly that! It will get your heart rate up, get you sweating, working your abs, and stretching your shoulders, hamstrings, and upper body.

 

What is the Best Time to Meditate?

It is helpful to meditate early in the morning or late at night because the world is quieter at these times. It’s best to always meditate at the same time everyday. This creates balance, and will help you to incorporate meditation as part of your life.

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Need a massage? For your therapeutic massage look no further than the Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in the Cherry Creek District in Denver, Colorado. Get a variety of massages from licensed massage therapists.

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Massage Therapy Improves Blood Flow – The Importance of Good Circulation

Massage Therapy Improves Blood Flow – The Importance of Good Circulation

The Importance of Good Blood Flow and a Few Tips to Improve It

Poor circulation occurs when the blood doesn’t flow freely through the body due to a blockage in the arteries. This is bad news, as it means that your organs (including the heart and the brain) aren’t receiving all the nutrients they need in order to function properly.

Do Yoga – Yoga can provide a myriad of benefits to an individual, which include lowering blood pressure and improving circulation.

Get a Sports Massage – In addition to improving flexibility, reducing pain, decreasing tension and improving sleep, a sports massage helps to improve circulation.

Eat Superfoods – Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids (like wild Alaskan salmon, kale and walnuts) can raise the amount of good cholesterol in your blood (HDL) while lowering the amount of bad cholesterol (LDL).

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How to Improve Blood Circulation

Many factors can contribute to poor blood circulation, such as a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, excessive drinking, caffeine, poor eating habits and long hours sitting at work.

 

5 Massage Therapies That Improve Circulation

Even though you might think that is just a good way to kick back, massage actually comes with a ton of medically proven health benefits, one of which is improved circulation in your cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. When you get a massage, your circulation is improved due to physical manipulation of soft tissue and chemicals released as a part of your body’s response to relaxation…

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Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

For your therapeutic massage look no further than the Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in the Cherry Creek District in Denver, Colorado. Get a variety of massages from licensed massage therapists…

Sports Massage can also reduce the heart rate and blood pressure, and increase blood circulation and lymph flow.

Swedish massage is very helpful in managing stress, initiating the autonomic nervous system relaxation response and improving circulation.

Please call us at 303-777-1151 for more details or to set up your massage session.

Center for Massage Therapy Voted Top Massage Therapists in Denver

Center for Massage Therapy Voted Top Massage Therapists in Denver

The Center for Massage Therapy was hand-picked as one of the best Massage Therapists in Denver for 2016.

Best Massage Therapists in Denver

Each business is graded on 25 variables across six judgment criteria:

REPUTATION: A history of delighted customers as a signal of outstanding service.

CREDIBILITY: Building customer confidence with licensing, industry accreditations, and awards.

EXPERIENCE: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

AVAILABILITY: Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

PROFESSIONALISM: Providing customers a seamless experience both online and off.

ENGAGEMENT: Actively engaged with their customers across a number of platforms.

 

“After a long day touring Denver the deep tissue massage I received at the Center for Massage Therapy was exactly what I needed. The therapist was very knowledgeable and paid special attention on the areas I had requested – back, neck and legs. I’d highly recommend it and would visit it again the next time I’m in Denver.” – Lydia Ilieva

“Kalin was amazing! He understands the athlete’s body and is very knowledgeable in Thai-massage and neuromuscular massage therapy; tennis and sports performance; as well as Yoga and Chinese medicine. I’ve had several massages lately and Kalin’s was the best. I highly recommend the Center for Massage Therapy in Denver.” – Rich Benvin

“The massage was so great I scheduled another one before I left. I’ve finally found a therapist who knows what he’s talking about. Thank you. – Mary S.

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Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Our massage therapists are carefully selected from across Denver and beyond for their abilities, education, and massage experience. Our goal is to have our customers tell their friends “Best Massage in Denver” on referrals!

So come on in, and see if you think you received the best massage in Denver.

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Natural Cancer Treatment – Benefits of Massage, Yoga and Acupuncture in Cancer Care

Natural Cancer Treatment – Benefits of Massage, Yoga and Acupuncture in Cancer Care

Find the Natural Cancer Treatment for You

Cancer Tutor is a leading voice in natural cancer treatment and prevention.

How important is building your immune system?

The immune system is critical when fighting cancer. While some treatments kill cancer cells and other treatments revert the cancer cells into normal cells, the immune system still has to be fixed before the patient is whole.

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Gerson Therapy

The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization in San Diego, California, dedicated to providing education and training in the Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

 

How Yoga Helps Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find that the one thing that would bring relief were a gentle set of therapeutic yoga poses geared for cancer patients.

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The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care

The evidence currently available has suggested that acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy to manage cancer and treatment related symptoms, while giving patients the ability to actively participate in their own care plan.

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What are the general benefits of massage for someone with cancer?

  • deep relaxation
  • reduced stress
  • improved sleep
  • eased constipation
  • increased alertness and mental clarity
  • reduced anxiety
  • less nausea
  • reduced pain

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Stress Relief Massage Center

Center for Massage Therapy

Today, medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopathic physicians and massage therapists advocate the use of massage therapy to ensure maximum health.

Providing massage in Denver, Colorado since 1984, Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Inc. is a group of nationally certified massage therapists whose skills, advanced training, and integrity have helped grow our massage center to be one of the largest massage therapy clinics in Colorado.

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Benefits of Medicinal Plants and Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Benefits of Medicinal Plants and Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The ABCs of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the oldest continuous systems of medicine in history, with recorded instances dating as far back as two thousand years before the birth of Christ.

Chinese medicine is quite complex and can be difficult for some people to comprehend. This is because TCM is based, at least in part, on the Daoist belief that we live in a universe in which everything is interconnected. What happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. The mind and body are not viewed separately, but as part of an energetic system.

 

Science Affirms Benefits of Chinese Herbs — But Not in the Way You’d Think

In TCM, medicinal plants and herbs are harvested, dried, and prepared according to traditional Chinese pharmacopeia methods, and either taken in small doses over time as preventive measures or consumed daily in the case of chronic illnesses. Many plants and herbs such as Ganoderma Lucidum, or lingzhi mushroom, are also incorporated into everyday cooking.

 

What Are The Benefits of Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine can be very useful for treating many different illnesses from minor scrapes and burns to serious diseases. Herbal medicines are mostly used for persistent illnesses such as migraines, arthritis, depression and PMS.

 

10 Benefits Of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The top benefit that comes from traditional Chinese medicine is that the medicine is all natural. Although the herbs that are used in the medicine may have some side effects, it is nothing compared to the side effects from modern medicine.

 

The Hub of Herbal Medicine in Hong Kong (China)

You can find many different types of Chinese remedies in this store. Various remedies are important ingredients for foods that improve your health. For example, this is swallow’s nest, which purifies and strengthens the body’s systems, and provide resistance to disease and premature aging.

The Best Vitamins and Supplements For Muscle Tension and Faster Muscle Recovery

The Best Vitamins and Supplements For Muscle Tension and Faster Muscle Recovery

Are There Supplements to Relax Tight Muscles?

There are many vitamins and supplements that may be helpful for relaxing tight muscles in your body. However, before taking supplements, ask your doctor to discuss possible side effects and proper dosage.

Arnica may be an effective dietary supplement to help decrease your tight, aching muscles.

Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps your heart rhythm regular, supports your immune system and keeps your bones strong.

Kava kava may be a beneficial dietary supplement for relaxing tight muscles.

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Other natural solutions for muscle tension include:

Turmeric
Ginger root
Omega-3 fatty acids
Bromelain and other natural sources of enzymes
Modified Citrus Pectin

Massage, particularly craniosacral and trigger point manual therapy, can also relieve tension. Trigger point and craniosacral techniques target specific points in the musculoskeletal system that hold tension, gently manipulating and realigning ligaments, tendons and muscles.

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4 SUPPLEMENTS FOR FASTER MUSCLE RECOVERY

Protein is arguably the most important nutrient to take immediately after your workout, alongside carbohydrates. Your muscles have been broken down and therefore need repairing and rebuilding.

Branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s) have become a staple supplement for athletes due to their role in muscle and energy production during exercise and therefore are commonly used immediately around or during one’s workout.

Fish oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which offer numerous health benefits including keeping your heart, brain and eyes in good working order.

Not only will magnesium allow you to sleep like a baby through its ability to relax muscles, but it is another critical supplement to help speed up recovery.

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Benefits of Massage for Pain Relief

Massage therapy is more effective for chronic back pain than other complementary therapies. Massage therapy promotes relaxation and alleviates the perception of pain and anxiety in cancer patients. Massage stimulates the brain to produce endorphins…

How to Relieve Your Back Pain?

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Yoga For Beginners – Home Workout Video

Yoga For Beginners – Home Workout Video

Yoga For Beginners

20 Minute Home Yoga Workout!

Adriene welcomes you to hop on the mat and start building the foundation of your own yoga practice with this 20 minute home workout video! Enjoy, stay mindful and find what feels good.

For more details and to join the conversation, go to http://yogawithadriene.com.

There are several basic types of yoga: Giyana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kriya Yoga. Their goal is the same, but their approaches are different. Each type of yoga focuses primarily on one aspect of the human personality.

The practice of separate branches of yoga in our lives is known as integral yoga which creates harmony between body, mind, and emotions and stimulates the expression of creativity and the creative potential of people in everyday life.

Yoga at the Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Please call us at 303-777-1151 to schedule your appointment.

10 Reasons to Try Acupuncture

10 Reasons to Try Acupuncture

Did you know that more than three million adults visit an acupuncturist annually, according to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine? Acupuncture was first introduced to Western Medicine in the 1600s and today, more than 3,000 U.S. physicians integrate the therapy into their clinical practices.

Aside from being recognized by the World Health Organization as a practice that has the ability to treat over 40 different common issues including gastrointestinal disorders, joint and nervous systems, chronic pain, circulatory disorders, anxiety, depression and more, here are the top ten reasons to try Acupuncture today!

1) Acupuncturists view each person holistically and individually.

No two people are alike. Every cell in that person’s body is interconnected to others and is functioning as part of an integrated whole. In other words, acupuncture treats the whole person, not just parts and pieces. The root causes of a symptom that two people are experiencing may be completely different. During the initial exam, a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding overall health and symptoms, lifestyle choices, exercise, nutrition, career paths, and other life factors. All aspects of the patient are considered when putting together an effective treatment plan.

2) Acupuncture helps to re-awaken and energize the self-healing capacity of the body.

An acupuncturist treats more than symptoms and signs. Acupuncture activates the body’s natural healing potential by treating the root causes that have led to the problem or disease. Research shows that acupuncture triggers the body’s own mechanisms for manufacturing and releasing its own pain relieving chemicals. These chemicals are endorphins and dopamines, opioid-like compounds that produce the feeling of well-being and reduce pain. The body knows the exact dose that is needed at the right time. It is like a perfect pharmacy that can produce any “medication” needed for healing without any unwanted side effects!

3) Acupuncture is an effective preventative medicine with no negative side-effects, only positive ones.

Acupuncture is a completely natural therapy and works directly with the body’s natural processes, not against them. No drugs are ever used. Invasive procedures and drug therapies used in Western treatment may produce undesirable side effects and accumulated toxicity in the body. Acupuncture does not have these side effects. In fact, feeling great is the most commonly reported result.

4) Acupuncture helps to support and strengthen the immune system.

The immune system works throughout our body to prevent and fight illnesses. Our digestive tract, skin, and lymphatic system are three important parts of the immune system. The immune system can be weakened at times by disease and/or certain treatments and medications. Lifestyle contributors such as poor diet, stress, and poor self care can also negatively impact the immune system. The goal of acupuncture is to find and treat the underlying imbalances that are affecting the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”), our vital energy or power, and the immune system by addressing the root causes. Acupuncture can help you regain balance and improve your overall health.

5) Acupuncture effectively assists with recovery from drug, alcohol and smoking addictions.

With the help of acupuncture, recovery from drug, alcohol and smoking addictions can be made easier. Stress, anxiety and depression are some of the largest stumbling blocks in quitting addictive habits and behaviors. Acupuncture is successful at calming and relaxing the mind, reducing anxiety and alleviating depressive feelings.

6) Acupuncture is recognized by well-known and leading national and international health organizations*.

The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization are among those organizations who recognize that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of over 50 western medical diseases, disorders and symptoms including pain, infertility, allergies, depression/anxiety, migraines, digestive issues, arthritis, fibromyalgia and more.

7) Acupuncture is safe and painless.

When practiced by a qualified practitioner, acupuncture is safe. In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified acupuncture needles as medical instruments, assuring their safety and effectiveness. The needles are one-time use only and are sterile and do not carry any risk of infection. Acupuncture needles are about ten times smaller in size than an average hypodermic needle, approximately the size of a cat’s whisker, and they are very flexible. They don’t hurt in the way that hypodermic needles do, however a slight sensation may be experienced as the acupuncture needle is inserted.

8) Acupuncture treatment is an excellent stress-relief therapy.

Along with treating physical and emotional symptoms and signs associated with stress, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) addresses the root cause(s) of the problem. Qi is the vital energy or power that animates and supports the functions of the body. It flows through specific pathways, called meridians, and provides nourishment for the entire body. When Qi becomes “blocked” or the supply is inadequate, the body and organ systems become “stressed out” and our health is then compromised. With acupuncture and TCM, the practitioner’s job is to support and restore the integrity of the various organs affected and depleted by the stress response, along with evaluating the quality and quantity of Qi.

9) Acupuncture is an affordable alternative.

Compared to some expensive Western medical therapies, treatments and medications, acupuncture is affordable and effective and it may help you avoid further medical expenses and complications down the road when it is used as a primary treatment plan or an adjunct therapy. Acupuncture can also help you make lifestyle changes and prevent future illness.

10) Acupuncture works!

Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat millions of people over the past 3,000 years. It is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment to help many become well and stay well. As the old adage goes, “there is nothing to fear, but fear itself”! Acupuncture works and this safe, natural, drug-free way of whole body healing is worth a try!

Source: http://www.navacenter.com/community/blogs/10-reasons-to-try-acupuncture

 

Call the Center for Massage Therapy at 303-777-1151 to schedule your Acupuncture Treatment with our Licensed Acupuncturist Kalin Davidov and find out the benefits for yourself!

 

Would You Like A Swedish Massage?

Would You Like A Swedish Massage?

What is a Swedish Massage?

A Swedish massage is relaxing massage. When deciding on a Swedish massage, you should ask yourself, “Am I looking for stress relief and relaxation or do I have a specific pain problem that I want worked on?” In that case you probably want to get a medical massage.

Per Henrik Ling, a Swede who immigrated to France, is credited with the development of Swedish massage; this is why the names for the strokes are in the French language instead of Swedish. For example effleurage (sliding or gliding) and petrissage (kneading).

Swedish Massage Therapy Techniques For Back Pain and Relaxation

The specific techniques used in Swedish massage involve the application of long gliding strokes, friction, and kneading and tapping movements on the soft tissues of the body.

Swedish Massage Benefits

There are many benefits to a Swedish massage, which is why is it really popular. Swedish massage comes with benefits for both your physical body and for your emotional well-being.

Swedish massage is very helpful in managing stress, initiating the autonomic nervous system relaxation response and improving circulation.

Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Joint pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains
  • Sports injuries

Everyone Deserves a Great Massage!

Swedish Massage at the Center for Neuromuscular Therapy in Denver, Colorado.

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What is Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?

What is Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?

What Is a Neuromuscular Massage?

When a muscle is strained from injury or overuse, toxins are released into soft tissue causing swelling, soreness, and decreased circulation.

This may cause compression of the nerve endings resulting in painful spasms. Over time, scar tissue develops increasing pain and decreasing muscle strength and flexibility.

Our therapists at the Center for Neuromuscular Massage Therapy are trained to identify trigger points that may be the actual area of injury and a source or your pain.

Using the hands, our therapists apply techniques that release the spasm and balance muscle tone in the injured area.

Our therapists are trained to identify trigger points that may be the actual area of injury and a source or your pain. Using the hands, our therapists apply techniques that release the spasm and balance muscle tone in the injured area.

Scar tissue is gently loosened and the soft tissue released to prevent further injury. Circulation is restored, increasing the flow of healing nutrients to the injured tissue.

You experience increased strength, flexibility, and heightened body awareness. As your body becomes more responsive, your confidence soars and you feel a sense of well-being and renewed vitality.

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