Aspen massage therapy SERVICES

Whether you’ve had a hard day on the slopes or just need to unwind, our massage therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve total relaxation.

Massage therapy is a healing art that encompasses the manipulation of soft tissues, positively affecting and improving health, fitness, and well-being. Massage helps improve the body’s circulation, increases blood and lymph flow, and stimulates the nervous system and immune system. This positively affects internal organs and soothes the muscles.

Full Circle Aspen features highly-skilled massage therapists offering multiple modalities of massage. We offer our world-class customized massage services at one of our two exclusive treatment rooms in Aspen and Snowmass. Or, if you prefer, we will serve you in the privacy and convenience of your home, hotel, or condominium.

Snowmass and Aspen Massage Treatment Room Locations

ASPEN MEADOWS: 845 Meadows Rd, Aspen, CO 81611

CRESTWOOD: 400 Wood Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

MODALITIES

SWEDISH

DEEP TISSUE

SPORTS

NEUROMUSCULAR

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

TRIGGER

PRE AND POSTNATAL

CHAIR MASSAGE

HOT STONE

Aromatherapy

Thai MASSAGE

Ashiatsu

COUPLES MASSAGE

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

ACUPRESSURE

REIKI

 

HOT STONE

Smooth, round lava or marble stones are heated to a deeply soothing temperature. Stones are placed strategically along meridian points or tense tissue to open the body to healing.  Massage can go deeper without pain using the stones to create strokes. The therapist uses regular massage techniques while integrating the stones into specific strokes to melt away adhesions in the tissue and to warm the whole body.

SWEDISH

The healing power of touch is a very ancient concept. However, this particular common technique is named for Swedish massage pioneer Peter Ling (1776-1839).  This massage modality uses five main strokes to stimulate the circulation of blood through the soft tissues of the body. All strokes emphasize a motion toward the heart. Through stroking and kneading, the body’s metabolic processes and blood circulation are stimulated, enhancing one’s sense of vitality.

THAI MASSAGE

Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for about 2,500 years. The origins of Thai Massage are somewhat vague. But credit is given to a famous Indian doctor, Shivago Komarpaj, the personal physician of the Buddha and Magadha king.

Historically, manipulation was one of four major branches composing traditional Thai ceremonies or magical practices. This is based on the theory that the body is made up of 72,000 Sen, or energy lines. Ten of these lines hold top priority.  Thai massage also involves peripheral stimulation, meaning it acts as an external stimulant to produce specific internal effects. This point serves as the main division between Thai and Western massage.

Another difference is that Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table.  This is instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight. Except for the feet, the client remains fully clothed, so draping is not necessary.

Photo by Robin Proctor

Photo by Robin Proctor

COUPLES MASSAGE

Couples massage is one of the most popular requests we receive. This is perfect for those looking to share the experience side-by-side with their friend, partner or loved one. Neither will need to compromise. We can send therapists that best match the preferences of each individual client for the best result possible for you both!

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Restores balance by releasing tension in the soft connective tissue known as fascia. Trauma, illness or other physical and psychological stress can cause the fascia to become constricted.  The use of long, sustained pressure to stretch the fascia, removes tightness and associated pain or discomfort.

REIKI

Based on the principle of Chi, universal life energy, Reiki promotes healing through methods that are rooted in spiritual tradition.  The practitioner very gently places their hands on a variety of established sites on the head, chest, abdomen, and back of a fully-clothed client. The client’s goals are discussed prior to beginning. This session will truly depend on the client’s needs.

DEEP TISSUE

Techniques which utilize deep tissue/deep muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia.  These techniques require more advanced training and a more thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep tissue massage. Otherwise, tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper muscles.  Helps with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. Generally integrated with other massage techniques.

ACUPRESSURE

Acupressure massage is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) using finger pressure to mobilize energy at specific points throughout the body, beginning with the fingertips. This modality sometimes involves stretching and other methods to restore balance.

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots, for body and skin care treatments. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used essential oils as a healing technique for thousands of years. These oils aid relaxation, improve circulation, and help the healing of wounds.