New Year, New You: A Guide to Health and Wellness Offerings Downtown
The dawning of a new year is the most popular time to kickstart a new health and wellness regime. Downtown Montrose has a wide range of businesses that can help you attain your goals whether that is losing a few pounds, finding inner peace, treating yourself to occasional massages or learning some self defense moves. Read on to discover a selection of businesses that are dedicated to helping you become a new person in 2019!
Montrose Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, 427 East Main Street
Arthur and Jennifer Lujan are the owners and instructors at Montrose Brazilian Jujitsu. With a focus on grappling and ground fighting, BJJ, as it is often called, is considered a great way to promote physical fitness as well as building character. Montrose Brazilian Jiu-jitsu offers classes for ages four and up, adults and kids classes. Also on offer is High Intensity Training (HIIT), a class that combines self defense and striking. Montrose BJJ also offers free trial classes.
Nu You, 700 East Main Street
Deborah Hallagin has 30 years of combined experience with acupuncture and massage. At Nu You, which she has owned and operated for 12 years, she offers acupuncture and massage wellness clinics as well as Chinese medicine. Hallagin says acupuncture is effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments and injuries while Chinese medicine can enhance recuperation and boost immunity. Nu You also offers a range of massage therapies including reflexology, sports massage, myofascial release and injury rehabilitation.
Elements Natural Wellness, 205 East Main Street
With more than two decades of experience in massage therapy, Andrea Brezonick opened Elements four years ago. Elements is a sort of health and wellness co-working space and is currently home to three massage therapists and one skin care specialist. Brezonick offers several kinds of massage including deep tissue and neuromuscular herself, while other therapists at Elements offer hot stone massages and cupping among other treatments.
Blue Mesa Float Center, 24 North Uncompahgre Avenue
Opened by Paul Cooper in December 2016, Blue Mesa Float Center offers what is known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy or R.E.S.T. Visitors literally float in specially designed enclosures that have 10 inches of water that has had over 1,100 pounds of Epsom salts dissolved in it. The tanks create a light- and sound-free environment that allows your mind to relax while the saline water allows your body to relax resulting in a heightened state of relaxation. Appointments recommended. Various massage treatments will begin in February or March.
Enhanced Life, 700 East Main Street
Yolanda Del Hierro has been a holistic practitioner for over 40 years with a focus on birth trauma, head injuries, learning difficulties and emotional release. At Enhanced Life, Del Hierro offers, among other treatments, brain integration rewiring, a process that identifies compromised brain signals that can have a variety of negative effects.
Sharon’s Massage Studio, 700 East Main Street
Sharon Gaza is a licensed massage therapist and has been practicing reiki for around two decades. Trained in several massage styles, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, hot stone, prenatal and Thai among others, Sharon’s Massage Studio offers monthly specials as well as reiki classes.
To learn more about brain integration, reiki or any of the other services offered by Enhanced Life or Sharon’s Massage Studio, stop by the open house on Saturday Feb. 2 between 1-4pm to talk to Del Hierro and Gaza. The open house will be offering free mini massages, mini reiki sessions and free 10-minute brain integration sessions. A 10-percent discount will be offered for appointments booked during the open house.
Golden Goddess Tanning Salon, 33 North Uncompahgre Avenue
Offering a wide range of salon and massage services as well as tanning beds, pedicures, manicures, Golden Goddess also has an infrared Germanium stone sauna that is said to detoxify and cleanse. In much the same way as a traditional sauna works, the sauna beds use heat to purge the body of toxins and is said to give skin a healthy glow, help with stress and improve circulation. Single sessions and monthly packages are available.
Center of Balance Physical Therapy, 646 North 1st Street
Center of Balance is run by Pam Benson and provides professional physical therapy sessions to help improve mobility and motion. Benson also offers a wide range of alternative options for those who prefer a more natural remedy.
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