Denver/Aurora Massage Therapist

Our Denver and Aurora Colorado massage therapist focuses on building a relationship that helps you to know what’s going on in your body. We deal with your ailments on a physiological basis, which leads to great long-term relief and health benefits. At True Balance Massage, we focus on helping our clients to get out of pain. And in turn, we help keep them in a place where they can maintain this pain-free feeling and do what they love day in and day out.

We offer a variety of massage types, all of which suit different clients better. When you visit our Colorado massage location, we ask you to fill out a brief intake form that allows us to learn about your health history and current pain and/or health conditions. From there, our Denver/Aurora massage therapist performs a posture and movement analysis to determine where your pain is really coming from. Next, she will recommend the best massage for your individual situation, or condition. Our overall goal is to offer our clients overall wellness through the use of massage therapy in Denver, Colorado.

Types of Massages Offered

At True Balance Massage, we offer a variety of massages to choose from. The type of massage you choose will depend on your current health and/or the type of experience you would like to have. We can easily guide you on which to have or may suggest an alternative massage type after evaluating your health history and/or posture analysis before we begin.

Maintenance Massage

Maintenance massages are especially important for athletes. They do regular body work to help maintain healthy muscles and to improve someone’s performance overall. Many athletes choose to incorporate massage into their conditioning schedule as it helps them to experience less stiffness and soreness as well as recover faster from more grueling workouts. Wellness, or maintenance massage can also help improve overall performance in weightlifting, or sports activities. It also can prevent conditions that may lead to more serious injuries. Best of all, it promotes a good sense of well-being and wellness, which is our goal at True Balance Massage.

Orthopedic Massage

This massage therapy modality focuses on relieving soft tissue and muscle pain and dysfunction as well as a variety of injuries. This massage therapy uses three processes: clinical musculoskeletal assessment, deep tissue and fascia massages and stretch training. This massage can restore the body’s balance and reduce acute pain as well as improve flexibility. Those who would benefit the most from orthopedic massages are those with chronic pain, sports injuries, shoulder or rotator cuff injuries, tendinitis, carpal-tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, bulging/ herniated discs, progressive joint arthritis, sciatica and other joint pains. This modality is also particularly helpful for people who have not found sustainable relief with other types of body work.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage uses slow strokes and firm pressure to reach deep layers of muscle and connective tissue known as fascia. This is commonly used for chronic pain such as stiff upper backs or necks as well as leg muscle tightness, sore shoulders and lower back pain. It can also benefit those with muscle tension throughout the body, limited mobility, fibromyalgia, sciatica and osteoarthritis. Deep tissue massage is meant to break up scar tissue and break down muscle knots that can cause circulation problems and limited motion, inflammation and pain. At the beginning of this massage modality, an Aurora massage therapist uses lighter pressure as a warm up to prepare the massage. As the massage continues, stripping (gliding pressure along muscles) and friction are applied throughout the body.

Therapeutic Alliance

The therapeutic alliance is a relationship between a Denver massage therapist and a client. It is the goal of the healthcare professional to engage with their client to provide wellness and beneficial results from their massage therapy. This alliance focuses on tasks, goals and bond. Tasks are what the therapist and the client agree needed to be done to reach the goals of the treatment. Goals are what someone hopes to gain from the massage therapy treatment. Lastly, bond forms from the trust gained for the work done to help the client to reach their goals. At True Balance Massage, this is our main focus, to help our clients to achieve the goals they want and deserve by using massage therapy techniques.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage is great for those stiff or sore due to arthritis or exercises. Unlike other massages, this massage is performed when the client is fully clothed and usually on a padded mat on the floor, here at True Balance Massage, we perform Thai massage on the table, to allow the practitioner to access more mobility and range of motion through the joints. This massage uses rocking, pulling and stretching techniques rather gliding or kneading. Our Denver massage therapist uses her hands, knees, legs and feet to move the client into a series of different yoga-like stretches while applying compression, joint mobilization as well as acupressure. This type of massage helps to correct deficiencies, blockages and imbalances in the flow of energy in the body. This massage type benefits those with different types of back pains, tension headaches, joint stiffness and pain, circulation issues, chronic fatigue and nervous system disorders the best.

Myofacial Release

Myofacial release is a therapy that is gentle, effective and safe that produces results. Inflammatory responses in the body as well as trauma or surgery can cause myofascial restrictions that cause pressure and pain. The goal with this massage type is to return a client back to a pain-free lifestyle. It benefits clients with back pain, whiplash, sports injuries, disc problems, migraines, neurological dysfunction, pelvic floor dysfunction, chronic fatigue syndrome, jaw pain and TMJ, and much more.

Neuromuscular or Trigger Point

With our neuromuscular massage treatments, we can pinpoint stiff muscles and the location of your pain or stiffness. This massage type focuses on locating and releases trigger points and tight muscles. The goal is to find the source of the pain and to release the muscles to lower inflammation and in turn, pain. Trigger points are knots in the muscles that when they are compressed created localized pain. The source of this pain may stem from imbalances in the nervous system, and the trigger point is just waiting to be released. This massage modality can help with back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, herniated discs, scoliosis, knee, hip and other joint pain, spasms, cramps, strains and postural distortions among other ailments.

To learn more about the massage therapy options we offer, contact us at 970-389-9200.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does massage relieve stress?

Massage Therapy has been proven to help relieve stress in a variety of ways. Physiologically, levels of stress hormones like cortisol and norepenephrine, decrease during and after a massage session. Massage sessions relieve stress by reducing blood pressure, and inducing the production of brain-chemicals like serotonin and dopamine, causing the body and mind to relax deeply. 

How does massage reduce chronic pain?

Another benefit of massage therapy from a client perspective is how it helps clients become more aware of their bodies and better familiarize them with the pain they experience. Over time, as clients receive more bodywork, their biology slowly changes, and their awareness of their own physical pain is increased, making it easier to address and treat over time.

How does massage effect the nervous system?

Massage helps to turn “off” the sympathetic (fight or flight, adrenaline fueled) nervous system and turn “on” the parasympathetic nervous system. (rest and digest, relaxation portion) When the body is massaged, blood and lymph circulation is increased, which helps to move vital nutrients and oxygen to throughout the body to organs and muscles. Serotonin and endorphins essential for healthy mental functioning and decreasing depression and anxiety are secreted.

How does massage reduce muscle pain and soreness?

When the body is receiving massage, the therapist is manually lengthening muscle tissue. By increasing the amount of blood flow to these overused tissues, it increases the amount of oxygen and essential nutrients that reach the muscle tissue, and therefore help to repair and restructure the muscle tissue itself. Massage is most effective when received over a long-term schedule, for long-term results.  

When is the best time to receive massage?

Massage is excellent any time of year, any time of day, but if you’re particularly active, there are times when massage is more effective for tissue repair and muscle rejuvenation. Sports Massage is best to practice directly after a strenuous session of muscular use. This allows for healthy muscle development, increased blood and oxygen flow to muscles, and a quicker recovery rate, as well as increased flexibility and range of motion. Massage performed pre-event is particularly effective for reducing the chance of injury and pain during the event, and significantly quicker recovery. 

Do I need to be fully nude to receive massage?

While each and every massage is different, the client has the ultimate say in their level of comfort during the massage. The entire intent of massage therapy is for the client to be 100% comfortable and able to relax, and focus, for the entirety of the massage. Some clients prefer to be fully nude, others decide to keep some articles of clothing on. Sometimes choosing to wear clothing can interfere with the level of access to muscles that the therapist has, but it truly is up to the therapist and the client, to decide what would be most ideal and effective for each massage session. 

How do I know what type of massage to get?

Massage is a highly personalized healthcare modality. When you choose your therapist, do not hesitate to ask all the questions you need to, so that you can receive the best level of care for your particular needs. Finding a therapist that specializes in a certain modality is not as necessary if you don’t have specific goals to use massage to achieve. Do some research, ask different therapists about their unique treatment methods, and find what works best for you. Basic Deep Tissue is a good way to dip your toes into the massage healthcare realm, and get a good feel for a therapist. True Balance Healing offers over 10 modalities, that blend together to create a treatment session and plan as unique as you!