Our Boulder, CO Massage Therapists
David Fairman, RMT
David Fairman, PNMT, is a registered massage therapist and an honors graduate of the Boulder School of Massage Therapy; '96.
David's massage style is strongly treatment oriented, and reflects his continuing training in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Advanced Myofascial Therapy, Shiatsu and Spinal Reflex Analysis. David has been in practice at Mountainview Chiropractic Center since 1998. He received his BS from the University of Colorado, Boulder, 1988.
David's work is specific, therapeutic and relaxing; striving to address functional limitations and pain as well as help identify and relieve mental and emotional stresses held in the body. David draws from his detailed study of anatomy, muscle and meridian function, various orthopedic tests, and evaluation of positional imbalances to assess your situation.
David's work is effective in reducing pain and recovery time while increasing function of soft tissues affected by physical trauma, sprain/strain, inflammation, whiplash, repetitive use injury, athletic training, nerve impingement, TMJ dysfunction, and general stress. Local soft tissue work is performed within the context of relaxing the nervous system and helping to evaluate and unwind broader systemic patterns of contraction or fixation.
David's goal is to deliver effective treatment while creating a relaxing restorative experience.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
Neuromuscular Therapy employs various functional assessments to identify and focus on your particular issues. Treatment includes trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, myofascial therapy, attachment point therapy and deep specific massage strokes to address pain, ischemia, adhesions, nerve entrapment, range of motion and weakness.
Advanced Myofascial Therapy
Myofascial Therapy looks at postural, positional, structural and functional imbalances which impacts an individual's overall sense of well being.
Shiatsu Therapy works more lightly, with the meridian system, to balance the autonomic nervous system and support the response-ability of the whole: body, mind and emotions. In this way it works to create a more optimal environment (via relaxation) for the body to heal itself. Shiatsu is hands-on work that addresses the more subtle energetic anatomy, and thus the subtler aspects of who we are. It can support in us things we can't touch with our hands, like immune function, vitality, digestion, elimination, flexibility in life, coping with challenging emotions, decision making, emotional safety, and quality of sleep, just to name a few. Shiatsu is especially effective in helping unwind the patterns of mental and emotional stress we can carry in our bodies and in our lives.
Spinal Reflex Analysis
Spinal Reflex Analysis a system of identifying and "turning off" patterns of reflexive muscular contractions along the spine. These patterns of contraction (Axial Spinal Reflexes) are generated below the level of the brain, down in the spinal column's arc reflex loops. When stuck "on", these muscle reflex patterns can lead to muscular pain and dysfunction locally as well as reflect into the extremities. ASRs can also impact organ function. ASRs originate directly from irritation or instability at any vertebral facet articulation in the spine. They can also be triggered by stresses such as poor diet and external factors. Releasing these contraction patterns using attachment point therapy frees the body from constrictive non-functional patterns, and floods the body with healing neuro-chemistry. Endorphins and serotonin are released as part of the internal chemical response. They in turn wash away held stress, promote local healing, decrease inflammation, and provide an overall deep relaxation. This modality requires an hour and a half appointment.
Nori Shaeffer, LMT
Nori a native of Gaia was born in Panama City, Panama. She moved to the United States in 1981 and took residence in Omaha, Nebraska where she raised a beautiful family. In 2011 Nori moved to Colorado following her heart's desires. Since 1989 Nori has been dedicated in assisting radiant beings in their healing journey via massage therapy. In the span of a 28 year career Nori has received extensive training in a variety of healing modalities ranging from NMT (NeuroMuscular Therapy), Ortho-Bionomy, LaStone Therapy, Myofascial Release, CST (Craniosacral Therapy), External Chi Healing, Tui Na and Thai Medical Massage to name a few. In addition to completing a 1000 hour Massage Therapy program in Omaha, Nebraska, Nori also has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Panama, and an Associate degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Noris' sessions help those with physical pain and stresses of any kind. Clients always ask what is her technique and her answer is "Nori Style", a fusion of the various healing modalities in which she is trained and "something else" that is unnamable, that goes beyond technique which makes her approach instinctual and intuitive thus delivering a healing that is comprehensive, profound, whole, and simple in alleviating the stresses and the physical discomfort the client comes in with. Her touch is infused with passion, respect and love for all. Her every word, stroke, breath, thought comes from a heart centered consciousness where everyone feels embraced, seen, heard and loved.
Nori often encourages her clients to take control of their health and improve the quality of their life by deepening the breath, adding daily stretching, moving the body, with tips (often derived from her own experiences) in how to bring about a harmonious mind and heart and how to improve the relationship with themselves and the world.
Nori feels that health and well-being is about self-care, self-nurturing, self-love, is very simple. And she often says to her clients: "Breathe deeply, take your time, move slower, be ever so kind, ever so soft, ever so patient with yourself, love yourself and no matter what's going on in your life, remember that You matter."
Come whenever, be the next in line for a wondrous healing, I truly love you all. Be well.
Jules Pellerin, LMT
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