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.
 

Frequenty Asked Questions

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:

Massage - Once a month:

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

Massage - 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!

Massage - 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.

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. 

 

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.

COVID-19 Information

 

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the state of Colorado, our family at Symmetry 360 Massage want to reassure our community that we are taking extra precautions in our locations to ensure the safety and health of everyone.  (See our full COVID-19 guidelines here)

Our Massage Therapists and Client Concierge Teams are diligently cleaning all frequently touched surfaces throughout the day.  These surfaces include door handles, stair railings, bathroom surfaces, front lobby surfaces, infrared sauna room and shower, in addition to treatment room surfaces, and most importantly the massage table faces cradles.  Treatment rooms are being disinfected in between clients as well.  We always provide clean sheets for each client and you will always find clean towels in the sauna room and bathrooms.

We encourage our clients to wash their hands prior to their session, and are providing hand sanitizer in our front lobby, treatment rooms and bathrooms.  For our sauna clients, we ask that you place all used towels into the laundry basket provided, and to please not set them down on any surface, including the cold towels.  Fun fact about infrared saunas, is that because of the high heat and low moisture level, infrared saunas are considered to be a very sanitary environment! 

If you do not feel well, we advise you to reschedule your appointment.  During this time we will be waiving early cancelation fees (less than 12 hours notice) if you are feeling unwell or other COVID-19 related reasons.   Our therapists are doing the same if they are feeling unwell.  In the event that your therapist needs to reschedule, please know that you will receive an email from your therapist stating that someone from our Client Concierge Team will reach out to you, most likely via text message to reschedule your appointment.  Ethically, it is our duty as therapists to ‘Do No Harm’.  We understand that it is always disappointing to not receive your regularly scheduled massage and we cannot express how incredibly sorry we are for the inconvenience should we need to reschedule.  

If you are unsure if receiving massage is a good idea, it is always best to reschedule rather than risking your own health, the health of your therapist or the health of other clients.  Receiving a massage while your immune system is compromised, can actually do more worse than good.  Under normal circumstances, receiving massage positively effects every system in the body. However, while the body is depleted, it could perceive massage as another attack.  

Please ask yourself these following questions: 
•    Do you have a fever?
•    Are you sniffling or congested, or do you feel pressure around the eyes?
•    Do you have a persistent cough?
•    Do you have a headache?
•    Does your body ache?
•    Is your throat scratchy or sore?
•    Is your phlegm discolored?
•    Do you feel exhausted or weak?
•    How long have you had your symptoms?
•    Did you miss work because of your symptoms?
•    Are you taking any medications to treat your symptoms?
•    Are you under a Doctor’s care?

If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, please consult your doctor.   Below is a list of guidelines to follow for rescheduling your massage appointment:

•    5 days without symptoms
•    5 days after your fever breaks and you are symptom free
•    7-10 days after you finish your course of antibiotics

Colds can last up to ten days and can fluctuate between good and bad days.  Remember to be kind and patient with yourself during your recovery time. 

Tips to stay healthy and keep your immune system strong

  • Wash your hands for as long as it takes you to sing the Happy Birthday song

  • Stay hydrated

  • Sleep

  • Take you vitamins; ginger, turmeric, probiotics, zinc, vitamins D & C!

  • If you are well, the infrared sauna is an amazing supplement to boost your immune system!

Massage on the Immune System

According to studies, receiving regular massage can help boost the immune system. Massage therapy increases white blood cells in the body that work to fight off viruses.  In a group study, patients who received Swedish Massage experienced an increase of  lymphocytes.   A lymphocyte is one of the three subtypes of white blood cells in the immune system that help the body defend itself from disease.  In addition, massage enhances the production of dopamine and serotonin while also increasing a particular white blood cell know as natural killer cells.   Long-term effects of increased serotonin levels, natural killer cells and lymphocytes strengthen the immune system, as well as cognitive function.  The immediate effects of massage include reduced anxiety.

Thank you and have a glorious day!  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!