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Top 10 therapeutic bodywork professionals near Boulder, CO

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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Laurie gives a theraputic as well as relaxing massage with just the right pressure! Her warm calming personality made me feel so comfortable too, I would definitely recommend getting massage from her!!"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a wonderful massage from Tayler today and will definitely be back. Her studio is very inviting and peaceful. The heated massage table was divine. Sooooo relaxing. Tayler used a variety of techniques that were just what I needed. I have a lot of back, shoulder, hip and neck pain and very few massage therapists will do the deep pressure that I need but Tayler did. It was that perfect combination of intense pain relief and relaxation that I look for in a massage. Bonus: Tayler's adorable pug, Henry, will lie in his bed and make very cute relaxed pug noises during your massage. Henry has the perfect chill vibe for a massage studio dog and he was just the cherry on top of a wonderful experience. (Although Tayler tells me she can move Henry to the bedroom if his cute snoring disturbs you.) I left feeling relaxed and happy. The massage from Tayler really just made my day!"

$65

estimated cost

4.8
from 29 reviews
4.8
(29)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
"Jacob is a super talented massage therapist. Really in tuned with his client's bodywork needs. Will definitely see him again once I'm back in Denver."

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Krystal is an awesome massage therapist, she helped locate major problem areas, and she is very professional. I have had several massages; however never had a massage as awesome as this. I highly recommend Hart Massage and Holistic Health. I feel so much better than I have in a very long time."

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"My experience with Eric Heller has been terrific. He is very knowledgeable in the science of massage therapy. His ability to communicate and put me at ease has been one I have not since found. I began seeing Eric when I was having severe mid back pain. Eric was great and he explained which muscles were affected and how that related to my pain. He put me at complete ease as worked on my back. His sense of humor is terrific and he somehow has the ability to know when to talk during therapy and when to just let me relax. He gives good instructions for after care and suggestions for continued self-help. Not only did Eric resolve my issues, he followed up to see how I was doing. I have seen other massage therapists prior to Eric and none took the time to truly hear what my issues were prior to the session nor the strength and knowledge to resolve my problem. More or less they did a massage and that’s it. No additional instructions, no advice for continued care or letting me know if/when I need to come back. And of course, no follow-up after. I strongly recommend Eric for his ability to resolve the issue at hand, and the fact that he really cares about his clients."

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"Adryanna provided an excellent deep tissue massage. She was very in tune to how much pressure I was comfortable with during the massage and was never too light. She also provided great feedback to areas I need to focus on and stretch more for preventative health going forward. I would highly recommend Adryanna to help with any deep tissue massage needs!"

$60

estimated cost

4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"chris been doing my massage therapy for a few years. He is competent he's an out standing masseur he always manages to find my aches and pains and fix them. I enjoy Chris immensely. "

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
"Elisa is one of the BEST massage therapist i have ever see! Her strong yet gentle presence and pressure during the treatment is perfect! She is by far one the the most relaxing treatments i have received! thank you Elisa!"

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"My experience with Ellie was amazing. If your looking for a massage and body work professional look no further!!! Ellie has the ability to clear the mind and body of all stress and tension and do so with compassion...something I've never found in any salon I've been to in the past. Ellie also helped with some nutritional education during our session. and that My experience with Ellie was amazing. She made sure our meeting was educational and that my husband and I had all of our questions answered. Her kindness and compassion were truly from the heart. I recommend her to anyone and everyone. My husband and I had all of our questions answered. Her kindness and compassion were truly from the heart. I recommend her to anyone and everyone. I'm truly feel blessed to be her client! Lisa Romanek"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 30 years in business
"I drive all the way from Denver to see Liz. She’s an amazing body worker (probably the best I’ve ever experienced) and a fantastic herbalist too! I love combining the two therapies for a holistic approach to health and healing."

$70

estimated cost

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health

 

The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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