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Welcome to Under Pressure Therapeutics, Fort Collins' Deep Tissue Massage Clinic! We specialize in therapeutic massage & bodywork to help with not only chronic or acute pain and limited range of motion, but also post-injury or post-operation issues, athletic performance and recovery, and much more!. We work with chiropractors, acupuncturists, physicians, and others to use massage help you recover from the long-term issues that stem from a car accident.
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read more › I'm originally from Bailey, Colorado, which is a beautiful mountain town. The serenity of that small, mountain town is something I look forward to every time I visit my parents. I have loved therapeutic massage since I was about 11. One of my sisters is 8 years older than me and has practiced Massage Therapy for 10 years longer than I have, and she would often give me massages as a present, especially if I needed her to address an issue I was having. She taught me about all of the different ailments massage can ease, the benefits of acupressure for everyday things, and why deep tissue massage reaps more results than a straight Swedish massage.

read more › We offer a variety of therapeutic massage services catered to meet your massage therapy needs. At Under Pressure Therapeutics, we offer a variety of types of therapeutic massage. Sometimes, these might be referred to as modalities. Each one is unique and has different benefits. Regular Massage Therapy helps you relax your body, lowers stress levels (which can help reduce blood pressure and other stress-induced diseases), and is a great way to take care of yourself. We have an option to help you feel better more often for less.

read more › Megan Jett graduated from the Institute of Business and Medical Careers in October of 2014. As a skilled Licensed Massage Therapist, she is eager to learn and progress. Originally from Iowa, she came to beautiful Colorado for school. Over a decade ago, Megan was diagnosed with a stomach disorder. She became frustrated with conventional medicine and started her quest to health. After she began receiving frequent massages, she quickly saw the benefits. This experience with massage empowered her to help others with similar situations and where conventional medicine hasn't helped.

read more › Eleanor specializes in deep tissue and neuromuscular massage therapy. After having received years of corrective physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage due to a climbing injury Eleanor became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2015. Eleanor uses corrective massage therapy techniques to help her clients get out of pain and back to their lives. Eleanor particularly enjoys working with competitive athletes and post-surgical rehabilitation patients. She has seen how massage can be beneficial to all from weekend warriors to young dancers to competitive weightlifters and loves to help people achieve their goals.

read more › He is an ACE Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and decided to become a Licensed Massage Therapist because he knows how a Licensed Massage Therapist can aid in an athlete's training. Being an athlete himself, Torrance knows the pain and strain an athlete puts on the body. Torrance will customize each session based off of a combination of a client's symptoms, postural balance, and movements to develop a treatment plan exclusive for each and every client. He is specifically trained to help treat people experiencing conditions such as scoliosis, whiplash, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD / TMJ), headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints.

read more › Lauren graduated from the Healing Arts Institute in 2017 with over 800 hours of education in 2017, and she has loved being a Licensed Massage Therapist ever since! Born and raised in beautiful Northern Colorado, Lauren always loved massaging friends and family for fun, so fine tuning her skills and learning the more therapeutic application of massage is exactly what she needed. She loves learning how she can help people, and she loves figuring out the root of the issues. Lauren has always felt drawn to natural healing.

read more › Marissa Orchard is the owner and founder of Under Pressure Therapeutics. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2010 since she received her Associate's Degree from the Institute of Business and Medical Careers. Marissa has known her passion for rehabilitative massage long before she went to school for it. Her older sister has been massaging Marissa since she was about 11 years old, but her passion for massage was truly sparked after she was involved in a head on car accident when she was 17.

read more › Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Kari Spencer's family moved to Fort Collins when she was 13. So she's more Fort Collins than Tallahassee at this point. Kari graduated from Healing Arts Institute and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in February of 2018. She always wanted to help people, and saw how her massage therapist sister helped others through this art form. Throughout school, Kari became in love with connecting with clients in ways you can't in other professions. That only fed her desire to be an amazing massage therapist.

read more › Massage benefits each client in numerous ways. Whether you need a deep tissue massage to alleviate pains, rehabilitative massage to increase range of motion and recover from injuries, or just relaxation to stabilize your mood and manage your stress, massage can help. If you have issues with any of these, call or text (970) 286-0033 to schedule your next session, or you can book online. Please note that the items without a link are in the works. If you have suggestions of what you want to know more about, email marissa@uptmassage.com.

read more › Especially if you are coming in from a car accident, ensuring we have all of the correct and necessary numbers helps us to make sure we take care of you and you don't have to worry as much about the headache that is dealing with insurance. If you're coming in for a car accident, please call the office so that we can ensure we have all of the information we need prior to your appointment. If we do not have and have verified all of the information, you will be liable to pay for each service until we have that information.

read more › A Standard Massage is the greatest way to de-stress and relax. Relaxation is key to a happy, healthy lifestyle. A study conducted by a group of scientists at Cedars-Sinai conducted a very interesting study about the effects massage has on a person, including reducing cortisol, your stress hormone, and arginine vasopressin, a hormone that contributes to aggressive behavior, as well as increasing your immune system response. A massage at Under Pressure Therapeutics is tailored to your needs. Depending on the length of time will determine what can effectively be worked.

read more › The body has layers of fibers and tissues, all of which play a role in your movement abilities. Fascia is a connective tissue that acts basically like a onesie; it covers every part of your body. Like a onesie, tension (or pulling) on one part of that connective tissue in turn pulls on everything else, which prevents the tissues underneath to function at 100%. This causes muscle tissues to work harder to do the same thing, which can cause pain, lack of nerve flow, limit range of motion, and more.

read more › The primary goal with a Swedish massage is to relax the body and mind while hydrating the skin and tissues. A combination of movements combine to create a relaxing hands-on experience. Movements are directed toward the heart, which enhances venous blood flow and helps your circulatory system. A Swedish massage can massage the whole body, including the neck, arms, stomach, fronts and backs of legs, glutes, and back. It's a great way to calm tissues and relax. Swedish Massage is the most basic modality of massage.

read more › Taking care of yourself when you're carrying a baby is an absolute necessity. We cannot stress enough how important it is to receive regular prenatal massage and other self-care practices during those formative months. Prenatal massage has been proven to aid in the life of an expecting mother. Expecting mothers go through so many changes that make it difficult to sleep, keep food down, and much more. When you normally come in for a prenatal massage, you lay on your stomach for us to work your back.

read more › Sports massage focuses on the soft tissue manipulation for athletes. Its goals are to reduce the inflammation and soreness that comes from rigorous exercise and training. When you're training for a specific event or type of game, you run the risk of repetitive motion injuries or dysfunction. For example: if you're a runner, you will have tight calves and quads and hamstrings as well as glutes. The obvious muscles. But you will also likely have tension in your lower back, since that's what you're mainly using for balance and stability.

read more › TMJ Massage is a great noninvasive treatment for TMJ disorders. Clenching, grinding, clicking, popping - these are just some signs of possible TMJ dysfunction. Pain can be caused from previous accidents or injuries, having braces for 3+ years, having an off bite, getting a crown that doesn't fit just perfectly, and a myriad of other possibilities. Rarely, a doctor wants to push for a surgery. Exhausting all other noninvasive treatments prior to surgery is the safest way of dealing with TMJ issues.

read more › Aromatherapy: This ancient practice of healing through essential oils brings a great level of relaxation and healing to your massages. Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy utilizes ice to calm down an area to help reduce pain and scar tissue as well as increase range of motion. This tends to not be a relaxing modality, but can help tremendously for pain management. Focused Hot Stone: Add-on some hot stones for added relaxation or deeper treatment for your session. Choose one or two places (neck and lower back, shoulders and arms, etc.) to help aid in pain relief.

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