To find the best integrated massage in Denver visit Peace of Mind Massage and Wellness on Old South Pearl Street in Platt Park close by to Washington Park, Cherry Creek, Capital Hill, Englewood, Glendale, and central to all of Denver, Colorado.
Are you new to the world of massage therapy in Denver and wondering what integrated massage has to offer for you and your personal wellness plan? While booking your massage therapy sessions do you wonder what an integrated massage encompasses? Many of our Denver massage clients come to us with this question. What is integrated massage therapy? There are so many different modalities of massage therapy that clients often don’t know what type of massage to request when they are booking an appointment. The umbrella terms of deep tissue and Swedish massage are used to identify either deep pressure or light pressure massages, but for most clients these terms are insufficient to describe the rounded type of work they are looking for. These two categories are referring to different aspects of massage therapy; the pressure of the massage and the technique. At Peace of Mind Massage in Denver, we utilize the term Integrated massage therapy to describe our versatile massage sessions. Integrated massage therapy is an approach that blends together several different modalities and levels of pressure specific to the client’s needs and areas of the body. If you are looking for a massage that will be designed to meet your specific needs Integrated Massage Therapy might be the appropriate type of appointment to request.
Many Denver massage spas will have a long list of the modalities they offer and different pricing options for advanced techniques, add ons, and upgrads. This can be confusing to clients and lead them to choosing a service based on price. Clients don’t have to choose just one type of massage at our Denver massage clinic, because we blend modalities together seamlessly during the session without charging extra for the techniques we offer. Integrated massage therapy weaves together modalities like Myofascial release technique, neuromuscular trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, hydrotherapy and aromatherapy all in one session. Myofascial release technique addresses the connective tissue surrounding the muscles to allow the therapist to work deeper into the muscle tissue. Trigger point therapy and neuromuscular therapy can be considered the “muscle” of the massage session because it addresses the roots of structural issues and chronic pain.
Swedish massage can be integrated throughout the massage as warm up strokes, or soothing strokes in between periods of focused deep work. Swedish massage refers to a five stroke massage technique; effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration; with each stroke serving a specific purpose. Different amounts of pressure can be applied during a Swedish massage. With any modality variations in pressure are used for different areas of the body, as some areas are able to withstand more pressure than others especially in sites of injury or sensitivity.
Hydrotherapy is used as an additional aid for loosening up the tissue for precise work, and it can save time for the therapist to incorporate full body work as well as focused massage into a single session. The moist heat of our hydrotherapy hot packs are beneficial for lubricating the connective tissue through skin absorption of heat. Hot stones can also be requested as an alternative heat treatment using basalt stones that have been heated to 120-130 degrees and applied to specific areas of the body. Both of the heat options are useful for calming and grounding clients who are normally anxious or find it hard to relax on the massage table.
Integrated massage therapy not only deals with the blending together of different modalities and pressure but also considers the physical, mental and emotional or spiritual aspects of the client and works to bring unity and balance to all three. It is common for people to feel physical pain as a result of emotional and mental stress. The body’s pain response to stress, trauma, or grief occurs throughout the entire body. Since massage brings awareness to these areas of the body. Aromatherapy or Craniosacral therapy can be integrated into a massage session to address these concerns.
Each massage session should be as versatile and dynamic as the body of each client. Our highly experienced Denver massage therapists can integrate all of their specialized modalities to meet the needs of the client. Clients don’t need to choose one specific modality when they can have different techniques integrated as needed. We also offer prenatal massage, sports massage,TMJ massage, and reflexology massage. To see a full list of our services and to book an appointment online visit our website at www.DenverPeaceOfMindMassage.com or give us a call at 303-881-5533.
Written by Amber Delay, LMT
Edited & published by Nicole Davis, LMT, NCTMB, Owner
Peace of Mind Massage, INC.
1249 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO, 80210