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Move over Spa Centers, High Desert Healthcare & Massage Offers All That & More!

By Elisha Neubauer

Started in 1992, High Desert Healthcare & Massage has been providing only the highest quality of bodywork to the Santa Fe area since first opening its doors. Boasting an affordable rate is a serious priority for High Desert, in addition to offering outstanding treatments from a dedicated, licensed staff. They strive to present the community with an alternative to the high costs incurred at a Spa center by hosting only the best therapists in a calm, peaceful location.

Each therapist at High Desert is deemed to be a Master Therapist, with many of them being instructors within the industry themselves. "We are very particular about the independent contractors who join High Desert, hiring only those who have great skill, excellent hands, and love their work," explains Jill Gerber, Co-Owner of High Desert Healthcare & Massage. In addition to high quality therapists, the facility brings many other pluses to the table for new and revisiting clients.

"Our therapists are screened for excellent touch, effective techniques and a passion for their work and helping people," says Gerber. "Most of our therapists have been practicing for over ten years, with an average of 15, and many have over 20 years experience. We have over 20 therapists to choose from, and we encourage our clients to work with a variety of therapists so they can take full advantage of each one's unique strengths and trainings."

When it comes to services available, High Desert has just about everything covered: Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage, Rolfing(R) Structural Integration, Acupuncture, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, CranialSacral Therapy, Reflexology as well as Hands & Feet Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure, and Reiki are just some of the options available to clients. Both this year and last, the spa won "Best of Santa Fe" for their array of high-quality services.

In addition to a wide variety of services, the utilization of a group practice method allows clients to alternate therapists, getting the most of each and every service they partake in. The facility boasts seven rooms in addition to the twenty therapists, making sure everyone's needs are always met. . "We are a wellness center that is dedicated to providing exceptional therapeutic massage, acupuncture and bodywork in a nurturing, relaxing environment," states Gerber. "We also offer herbal and other health care products."

If you're toying with the idea of seeking bodywork, Gerber has some information that may sway you in their direction. According to her, there are a multitude of benefits that come from seeking regular bodywork. "The health benefits that come from receiving massage and bodywork are a deep feeling of relaxation and well-being, stress relief, increased circulation, and a decrease in muscular tension and spasms, which usually leads to pain relief," she details.

"Additionally, people often notice an increased range of motion, improved recovery time from injuries and a relief from both acute and chronic tension and pain patterns." When it comes to receiving acupuncture, there are just as many benefits.

"Health benefits from acupuncture include the above, as well as benefiting almost every disease and health challenge known, such as allergies and asthma, digestive challenges, sleep troubles, menstrual problems, hormonal imbalances, back pain and other musculoskeletal problems, headaches and migraines, weakened immune system, emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression, high blood pressure, insulin imbalances and arthritis."

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