Information About Our Specializations
Our practioners at Colorado HealthQuest have a wide variety of experience and expertise. Below are listings of some of their specializations. If you have further questions please contact us or visit our FAQs page.
Craniosacral Therapy strengthens the body’s ability to heal itself. It is a gentle technique that decreases stress and encourages overall health and increases resistance to disease. Some conditions that Craniosacral Therapy treats: Headaches, TMJ, chronic pain, head injuries, neck and back pain, learning disabilities and many others.
Visceral Manipulation was developed by Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral, DO. Visceral Manipulation works with mobilizing the organs and their connections throughout the body. Releasing restrictions in the viscera may help dysfunctions of the digestive, urogenital, respiratory, endocrine and cardiovascular systems.
The Pilates Method
The Pilates Method is the life work of Joseph H. Pilates (1880-1968). More than simply inventing a series of exercises or specialized ecercise equipment, Pilates combined elements of dance, boxing, martial arts, yoga, and traditional exercise to create a philosophy of movement. He called his system of exercise “contrology”, which of course translates to the study of control. Using such principals as moving from a strong center, integrating breath with movement, performing exercises with an emphasis on muscular balance and developing a sense of awareness that links mind and body, the Pilates method is an overall conditioning system. It is this firm foundation in sound body mechanics, core strengthening, attentiveness to precision of movement and neuromuscular repatterning that makes the Pilates method an excellent modality for rehabilitation.
This is a gentle and effective way of unraveling deeply held muscle patterns and releasing the emotional patterns connected with that holding. The work may bring up memories or emotions that have been held unconscious in the body. Rosen work uses non-intrusive touch, breath, and awareness to release constriction and create deep relaxation, balance, and a sense of freedom. It can benefit people who have physical pain, postural problems, suffer from stress, are receiving psychotherapy, and those seeking psycho-spiritual growth.
Massage provides specific treatment of the soft tissues with the intention of decreasing pain, increasing function and restoring balance. This type of massage is ideal for the treatment of injuries, ranging from mild muscle strain to severe whiplash, even in the acute phase and for overuse syndromes, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It can also be very beneficial in the rehabilitation phase after a surgery and may help alleviate chronic pain due to postural and musculoskeletal imbalances, including neck and back pain and tension headaches. A treatment may incorporate a diversity of assessments and techniques, including Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Neuromuscular Therapy, Cross Fiber Friction.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Developed in the 1930′s by Dr. Emil and Estrid Vodder, Manual Lymph Drainage is a safe, effective, yet gentle approach to cleansing the body’s tissues. MLD drains excess fluid from the tissues and also has a detoxifying effect. It can benefit a healthy person as well as be applied to more than 60 different conditions.
Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone DC, ND, DO (1890-1981), a pioneer in holistic health care. It is based on the idea that the body, emotions, mind and spirit are interdependent in the Human Energy Field. The flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health. In Polarity Therapy bodywork, a variety of contacts are used to stimulate or calm and balance the body’s electromagnetic fields. Through the partnership with the practitioner, the client becomes increasingly empowered in his or her own healing process.
Mayan Uterine Massage
When the uterus is out of position the vital flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulse and chi to the pelvic area is compromised. The technique is performed on the abdomen and pelvis to help bring the uterus into its proper position, soften musculature, release tension in the diaphragm, align the pelvis and release muscular armouring in the trunk. This has the effect of enhancing the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids, and the elimination and secretion of hormones, thereby re-establishing homeostasis in the pelvic area and surrounding organs.
Herbal Medicine for Women’s Health
Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness. It has persisted as the world’s primary form of medicine since the beginning of time, with a written history more than 5000 years old. While the use of herbs in America has been overshadowed by dependence on modern medications the last 100 years, 75% of the world’s population still rely primarily upon traditional healing practices, most of which is herbal medicine. We focus on herbs used specifically for women, through all life stages.