The subtle rhythms produced by the Breath of Life are regarded as expressions of health that carry an essential ordering principle for both body and mind.
Manual Lymphatic Therapy
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended by proponents to encourage the natural circulation of the lymph through the body.
Somatic Trauma Resolution
STR is a therapeutic process that tracks sensation in the body with the goal of releasing shock that has been trapped due to the individual’s inability to release the shock at the time of the incident.
Clinical Massage Therapy
We offer neuromuscular and clinical massage therapy for a wide variety of health-related purposes, such as sports injury rehabilitation, stress reduction, disease treatment, relaxation, anxiety and depression, and general wellness.
Yoga therapy takes a whole-body approach, assessing each person’s overall health and working with whatever limitations are present.
Birth Doula Service
A doula, or birth companion, is a non-medical person who assists a woman before, during, and after childbirth, as well as her spouse and family, by providing physical assistance and emotional support.
Ionic Body Cleanse
Ionic cleansing, or ionic foot bath, removes toxins and other impurities in your body through the soles of your feet.
Somatic Polarity Therapy
Bringing together energy-based bodywork, counseling, and self-awareness practices, Polarity can relieve pain, help resolve symptoms of trauma, increase relaxation and stress management, support healthy relationships, and enhance overall physical, mental and emotional well-being.
We help evaluate your nutritional choices and offer advice and counseling for healthy eating habits.
Manitou Springs: A History of Wellness
Manitou Springs, also called “Saratoga of the West.” was established as a resort community, known for its mineral springs and spectacular setting at the edge of the Rocky Mountains and the base of Pikes Peak.
The town has several mineral springs, called manitou for the “breath of the Great Spirit Manitou,” believed to have created the bubbles in the spring water. The springs were considered sacred grounds where Native Americans drank and soaked in the mineral water to replenish and heal themselves. There were more than 50 drilled wells and springs after the turn of the century.
Ute, Arapaho, Cheyenne and other plains tribes came to the area, spent winters there, and “shared in the gifts of the waters without worry of conflict.” There were 9 or 10 natural springs. Medical practitioners promoted the health benefits of the pure air and sunny Rocky Mountain climate as the “world’s best suited therapeutic environment” for the treatment of tuberculosis. He also believed in the benefits of mineral spring water, which drew tourists and the infirm, particularly people with tuberculosis, to the area. Some springs were enclosed as the town grew. One of the enclosures, in red sandstone and under a “conical roofed structure”, is the Cheyenne Spring House.