Massage V. Integrative Body Work

We live in a society where massage is no longer just a luxury but a necessity. On average, Americans sit for 13 hours a day. Our habits have led to chronic issues like neck and low back pain, shoulder dysfunction, headaches, low energy, and countless other health issues. As our societal habits have changed, so has the world of massage. At the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, we want people to remember that structural issues, pain, and dysfunction don’t develop overnight. A 60-minute Swedish massage every 6 months does not, and will not, provide the benefits our body needs to lead functional, pain-free lives. Massage therapy should never be a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Our trained therapists provide therapeutic bodywork that integrates all systems of the human body. Our mission is to discover and treat the root cause of pain and movement dysfunctions, thereby providing long term solutions for pain-free living. Finding a therapist that listens to your body and addresses your individual needs based on your history and current patterns is essential. Our team is built upon a deep understanding of anatomy, physiology, and postural correction. Each therapist is dedicated to delivering a treatment plan that is personalized and tailored to treat your specific needs.

Each integrative body session builds upon one another and your therapist is there to make a plan and execute it to give you the best results. You could use the analogy that bodywork is like personal training. You’re not going to “get in shape” after one workout. It takes time, dedication, and effort to see long last improvement. That’s why we suggest that people start with at least 4 sessions with us no more than 2 weeks apart.

At the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, we strive to create an experience that makes you think differently about the word “massage”. Come experience our Integrative Bodywork Clinic for yourself today!

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit our Integrative Therapy Page






Kelly McNamee is the Massage Coordinator and a Fitness Specialist here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. After an accomplished track and field career at the University of Washington, Kelly found her passion in sports massage and training.


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