Massage increases circulation, stimulates the flow of lymph, relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles, Reduces spasms and cramping, increases joint flexibility, reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
Bodywork also is known to releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller. It reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred. Massage can improve range-of-motion, decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain, relieve pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. So what exactly are the benefits to receiving regular massage and/or bodywork treatments?
• Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
• Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
• Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
• Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
• Reduces spasms and cramping
• Increases joint flexibility.
• Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
• Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller – and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
• Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.
• Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.
• Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
• Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.
• Assists with shorter labor for expectant mothers, as well as less need for medication, less depression and anxiety, and shorter hospital stays.
Modalities available at Sun Spa
Swedish Massage: Traditional spa massage, focussing on long relaxing strokes with light to moderate pressure. Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking
Deep Tissue Massage: Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue work varies greatly, depending on injury, sensitivity, muscle soreness and other factors.
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar
Deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet! This barefoot massage technique uses deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. Bars are used above the head for balance and lubricant is essential for its purest application. Ashiatsu combines flowing centrifugal and centripetal force and also incorporate push, pull, pumping effleurage movements. The results relieve symptoms of chronic soft tissue damage and in some cases when we’re lucky, a structural change.
Cranial Sacral Therapy: Light touch therapy, CST is a minimally invasive or intrusive approach to releasing or unwinding trauma in the body. It thereby supports the body’s individual healing process, by not exacerbating any previous trauma in the nervous system, or creating any additional stress.
Prenatal Massage Therapy- Massage is not only soothing for mom, but it also relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, headaches, leg cramps, and hip discomfort. If you have been a long time client it is great to continue receiving massage throughout your whole pregnancy. We ask if you’re new to massage therapy, to please wait until your second trimester to start receiving bodywork.
Beth was originally certified in as a massage therapist in California in 1999, at the McKinnon Institute. After receiving her Bachelors in Biology, as a pre med student Boston University in 2003, she moved to New York and opened her first small business Vitality NYC. In 2007 Beth moved to Colorado to be with her grandma and started Sun Spa. In 2011 Beth went for continuing education at the Colorado School of the Healing Arts and became certified in Cranial Sacral Therapy. Beth has been drawn to massage therapy her whole life. As a child she was sent around the dinner table to give all the adults a shoulder massage and still loved every minute of her hands on work, to this day.
SARAH KENDALL JONES
Sarah Kendall Jones is a California transplant who has had a passion for bodywork her entire life. First introduced to the craft by her massage therapist mother, she grew up learning about Rieki energy work and trading deep tissue shoulder massages with friends and family. Sarah later went on to study both Eastern and Western style massage and technique at National Holistic Institute, in San Francisco. She went on to graduate NHI’s 900 hour program as a massage therapist and health educator in 2014. Shortly after graduating, she was hired on at Burke Williams Day Spa, completing their comprehensive training program and adding a vast array of unique and soothing tools to her sessions. After moving to Denver, Sarah assisted a chiropractor that specialized in chiropractic biophysics which expanded her scope of full body care yet again. Today, traditional Chinese and Thai medicine inspire her relaxed, meditative sessions. Incorporating acupressure, joint mobilization and deep rhythmic compressions to otherwise Western style bodywork allows her to create comprehensive healing sessions, leaving you feeling balanced and recharged.
Just had an amazing steam and massage by Sarah. This is my second visit to Sun Spa and I am impressed with their professionalism, pricing and services. My only negative so far is I could hear the music from the hair salon through the walls while I was getting my massage. Other than that, I recommend giving this place a try!
I had my first Ashiatsu massage last week and it was the most productive massage I've ever had. I was a massage therapist for 5 years before becoming a physical therapist assistant, and out of the countless massage trades I did with co-workers over the years I felt like even great therapists really good therapists really couldn't get much done in an hour. But with the broad, deep pressure of Ashiatsu, I felt like Beth could really start to get into the deeper tissues after just a few warm up strokes and cover a lot of area at a time. I felt like the amount of head to toe myofascial release I got was worth my money so much more than a standard massage is.
The facials are incredible, the massages are to die for , the tanning beds are top notch , the staff is amazing and knowledgeable, the hair stylist are wonderful. This place has it all ! Highly recommend!!!
Natalie's been cutting my family's hair for years, including my mother in law. We love her.
Nice beds, very clean but parking can sometimes be a challenge.
I am in the beauty industry and I LOVE using Beth and her team for all of my beauty needs! Beth runs her business very fair, professional and with excellent customer service! Everyone I have referred to SunSpa has loved their experience as well!
Kody has been my stylist for years! Love coming to see him. He’s always on top of it when it comes to getting my hair and beard just right! Plus he’s great to talk to and makes you feel like family.
MS Julie is great.her facials have takin 10 years off my face. I highly recommend her. for all your face care needs.
I visit here for a style and color every 6 weeks. I followed Danette from another beauty salon. She is excellent with every service and absolutely shines with her hair color knowledge. She is an excellent communicator and always strives to give me the best salon experience. The salon itself is bright, clean,and cheerful. I am always greeted with a friendly hello.
Really had a good experience here with a spray tan. Would highly recommend!