Frequenty Asked Questions

How often should I get a massage?

After your first massage your massage practitioner can assist you in finding what will be best for your body and your life. Buying massages in packages is an affordable way to receive regular massage.  Here are some general guidelines that apply to Most people:

Once a month:

A basic rhythm of self nurturing. This is good for overall stress reduction. You deserve it!

Every two weeks:

Keeps the stress of daily life from getting ahead of you -- helps maintain optimal health. Great for those training their body with regular exercise. Massage work while training will release muscle fatigue and soreness and will accelerate your recovery time. The best part is how good it feels!

Once a week: 

Weekly massage provides excellent support for periods of unusual stress such as illness, divorce or breakup, unusual job stress, grief, or other changes; in these circumstances, 'massage as needed' can make the difference between merely surviving and coping positively with change.

What type of massage is right for me?

Swedish Massage

Good for overall relaxation because of it's long, gentle strokes that sooth the nervous system.

Deep Tissue

 

A stronger massage that gets deep into those sore spots to break up the tension and increase blood flow to tight areas.

Added hot stones

 

Either one of these types of massage will add heat and extra relaxation to the whole body. This massage uses sleek heated basalt stones bathed in oil. The therapist uses the heated stones in place of their hands, allowing the smooth weight and heat of the rocks to easily and luxuriously melt tension in muscle tissue like butter.

Thai Yoga Massage

A wonderful massage of applied stretching, so you don't only feel more relaxed, you also have stretched out your entire body. Often called "Lazy Man's Yoga" it incorporates passive stretching, acupressure, rhythmic compression and hot herbal compresses.  This massage is great for improving flexibility, decrease joint pain, and induce relaxation.  Perfect for after your hardest workouts.

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy 

 

"Ashi" in Japanese is "foot" and "Atsu" means "pressure". This technique however is not a form of shiatsu, it is a massage done with the therapists feet using long fluid strokes along with deep compression.  It works whole  muscle groups as opposed to specific points within the muscle so while it remains a very deep massage the pressure is smooth and continuous.  It is especially good for low back pain.  Not recommended for pregnant women. 

In what ways can massage therapy reduce my stress?

Massage can relieve tension in your muscles, and most people use it for relaxation, relief of stress and anxiety, or to reduce muscle soreness. Massage can also cause your body to release natural painkillers, and it may boost your immune system.
Some studies have found it helpful for:
 

Anxiety

Massage reduces anxiety by soothing the nervous system, quieting the mind and easing tension in the body.

Pain

Pain was decreased in people with fibromyalgia, migraines and recent surgery. Back pain also might be relieved by massage.

Labor pain

Massage during labor appears to lessen stress and anxiety, relax muscles and reduce pain. Regular massages while pregnant help to reduce pain and stress.

Infant growth

Massage encouraged weight gain in premature babies and reduced the number of days they stayed in the hospital.

Sports-related soreness

Some athletes receive massages after exercise, especially to the muscles they use most in their sport or activity. A massage will help increase blood flow to your muscles and will reduce muscle soreness after you exercise.

Immune system

People with HIV who participated in massage studies showed an increased number of natural killer cells, which are thought to defend the body from viral and cancer cells. The reduction of stress being carried by the body allows the body to build up it's natural defenses.

Self-esteem

Because massage involves direct contact with another person through touch, it can make you feel cared for. That special attention can improve self-image in people with physical disabilities and terminal illnesses. And using touch to convey caring can help children with severe physical disabilities.

Symmetry360: How it All Began

Once upon a time in Denver, two friends who were also fellow massage therapists came together with a vision. They wanted to offer massage that was more than just a luxury or escape, they wanted to highlight how helpful massage can be in supporting a persons health. To help people re-discover how amazing their own bodies could be with a little nurturing and relief from pain. To recognize how much ability each person has to affect positive change in themselves. To help be a catalyst for an internal message "When I feel great I can do more and when I do more, I see how much I am capable of". The human body is amazing and the human potential within that body is astounding. From that vision, Symmetry was created.