Take care of yourself this fall with help from these 9 local personal care companies
“Take care of yourself” is perhaps one of the biggest buzzwords of recent years. With its abstract definition and warm, cozy feel, the term is used to describe everything from skin care and fitness to therapy, meditation, and time away from the screens. The concept has even gone beyond the realm of scholarly literature; organizations such as the American Psychological Association have linked problems such as fatigue, burnout, and other afflictions with a lack of personal care.
Denver-owned Refuge Acupuncture Tracey Abbot believes personal care has become even more important since the pandemic. “We are seeing more and more mental issues as a result of changing mandates, and we are especially worried about frontline healthcare workers and how exhausted everyone is,” she said. .
No matter how you define self-care, Denver is overflowing with resources as fall approaches, with continued uncertainty and instability due to the pandemic. Be sure to check each company’s website for up-to-date COVID information and protocols.
Nutrition and healthy foods
Who: Jacqueline Doré
Or: In line
What they offer: Coaching in body image, intuitive eating practices and associated offers. Golden helps “people to mend the disconnection they have with their bodies in order to regain lasting health beyond food and weight.”
More information: “I’ve always had an innate desire to help people be healthier, but it really took me recognizing the ways in which I was hurting my mental health for the sake of my physical health to explore what that even meant. the term healthy, ”says Golden. “Today, I coach women so that they have a better relationship with food, their body and their health through intuitive eating. It is a self-sustaining framework that integrates intuition, emotions, and rational thinking.
Who: The Green Collective
Or: 2158 West 32nd Ave.
What they offer: Quick and relaxed breakfast and lunch; toast, salads, smoothies and smoothie bowls, adaptogen lattes, tea and coffee.
More information: “One of the best things [people] can do for themselves is to eat well and nourish their bodies, ”says Allison Rifkin of TGC. “Our food is organic wherever possible, no refined sugar and packed with superfoods to not only taste great, but make you feel even better… There is no right or wrong way to take care of yourself. , but the pandemic has highlighted how eating nutritious foods, spending time outdoors, moving your body and managing stress are extremely important in the fight against COVID-19, ”she added.
Who: Going deep
Or: Online for the full range of offers, select products available from Nurture
What they offer: Adaptogens, medicinal mushrooms and collagen protein mixtures.
More information: Discover the story of GoDeep and its founder Dana Knowles in this 303 profile! The brand was also featured in Self Magazine for Knowles’ incredible story of recovering from pain reliever addiction.
Well-being and healing
Who: Acupuncture refuge
Or: 2525 15th street Unit 1C
What they offer: Acupuncture (including cupping, gua sha and ear seeds), facial and cosmetic acupuncture (“botox no-tox”) and more. They will also be mixing custom herbs on site from October.
More information: Until the end of 2021, Refuge has a “Buy One, Give One” program. “Each patient purchasing regular acupuncture treatment will be able to offer monthly acupuncture treatment to someone they know on the front line, or choose the type of health professional (Western or Eastern) and we will offer monthly treatment. to “Help Care for the People who Care for Everybody Else,” says Tracey Abbot, Owner and Founder.
Who: Functional recovery and improvement
Or: They offer “Wellness on Wheels” which means their services come to you.
What they offer: Mobile IV therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, infrared sauna, BEMER therapy, ionic foot bath therapy, red light therapy and more
More information: Founder Ari DePaola suffered from her 17th concussion at the age of 19, along with a diagnosis of “severe TBI, neurological Lyme disease, SIBO and almost all autoimmune diseases under the sun. “. This eventually led her to start her business. – FRE now treats an incredibly broad set of conditions and symptoms including athletic recovery, symptom management of COVID-19, concussions and TBIs, dehydration and altitude sickness, chronic pain management and fatigue, surgical recovery, fertility, autism and hangovers – as well as preventative care.
Who: Healing the tender heart
Or: 855 Inca Street # 2B
What they offer: Reiki, shamanic energy work and mourning care.
More information: Megan Slattery of Tender Heart describes her clients as “empaths and sensitive souls … my clients are classic ‘givers’,” she says. “They have a deep desire to serve and help others, but often find themselves exhausted, disconnected from their true needs and absorbing too much of their surroundings.”
Fitness & Vitality
Who: Life cycle
Or: 3611 Noyer Street
What they offer: Small-group, pace-based indoor cycling and strength-training classes
More information: “Moving your body is an amazing way to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally,” says Nadine Maher, COO and lead instructor. “At Viv, we have organized a complete experience that goes beyond simple fitness – we created a beautiful and welcoming space, hired incredibly talented and motivating instructors, and focused on creating a safe and supportive community. These factors allow our clients to focus on themselves, their personal care journey and their own personal growth.
Who: Aerial circus over Denver
Or: 4605 Quebec Street Suite B3
What they offer: Aerial dance and circus arts – a unique way to keep your body moving.
More information: ACOD specializes in a wide range of aerial dance techniques including silk / aerial fabric, dance trapeze, aerial lyre / hoop, aerial slingshot / hammock and more.
Or: They have five studios; Check them all out here.
What they offer: A high intensity, low impact workout that lasts 45 minutes.
More information: The exclusive FierceMovement® method “combines slow, controlled movement with alignment and breathing to help you build long, lean muscles without putting too much strain on your joints,” says Jessica Sharpe of Fierce45.
No matter how you choose to take care of yourself this fall, help take care of your community by choosing to support local Colorado-born businesses.