MOUNTAIN ELITE MASSAGE CRYSTAL JOY

CRYSTAL JOY

A massage therapy professional for over 20 years, Crystal Joy worked at the St. Regis Spa in Aspen, Colorado as one of the leading Core Therapists. She also worked at the Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute and at the Colorado Center for PhotoMedicine. CJ built a successful massage business in Aspen, Vail and Denver and has had the privilege of working with professional sports teams, HBO comedy stars, Sports Illustrated magazine, the LGBTQ+ community, post-surgical patients, burn victims, the Rocky Mountain Cancer Society. She specializes in serving clients with PTSD, anxiety and other complex emotional and physical challenges.

About Massage

Massage can relieve symptoms of fatigue, reduces tension, loosen tight muscles, increase flexibility and range of motion, calm the nervous system, and promote a sense of relaxation and renewed energy. It has also been known to diminish chronic pain, lower blood pressure, and lower heart rate. Massage can be used in conjunction with many
therapies, both physical and emotional.

Massage Services

Make your massage extra special with our popular upgrades such as SimpleJane CBD, Yoga Balm or aromatherapy!  

All services include hot towels, plus foot scrub if desired, and a warm cup of hot tea if you’d like to relax for a few moments after your session.  

ENHANCEMENTS

LOYALTY PROGRAMS

We sincerely appreciate your business! We offer packages for many of our services which include exclusive extras and upgrades to make each and every service you receive at the Sanctuary the most indulgent way to meet your wellness goals.

Dear Clients And Guests : We dearly respect and value your time with us. As inclement weather and busy schedules increase, we ask that you honor our 24 hour cancellation policy so that we may schedule staff accordingly and ensure the best experience. Any appointments canceled within a 24 hour time frame will be charged to the  credit card or package on file. Thank you so much for your understanding.

About Massage

Massage is one of the oldest healing treatments used by man as far back as 3,000 years ago. Smooth, rhythmic strokes and kneading of the body’s tissues increases circulation to the muscles and cells. This cleansing and stimulation of the tissue also releases toxins and helps to improve energy flow and healing throughout the body.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Do people fall asleep?

This is your time from start to finish, so if you would like to sleep, feel free to rest! If you would like to talk, that is acceptable as well. Some people are more comfortable talking and others prefer silence–either way is the right way.

What should I eat before?

It’s better to have a light meal and plenty of water before your massage. If you schedule a session with any type of work where it’s preferred to come on an empty stomach, your therapist will discuss that prior to your visit.

can I drink alcohol after?

Yes, however we strongly suggest waiting. It is always recommended you stay hydrated and drink plenty of water afterwards, this helps in flushing out toxins released during the session.

Is it normal to become emotional?

Through massage therapy it’s possible to experience sudden emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger, confusion, anxiety. Just remember you are in a safe place, and let your therapist know if it becomes overwhelming. This type of response to massage may happen during any session, but it’s more common to when a client is receiving more frequent and deeper work.

Once again, these sessions are about you, and only you – so take whatever time is needed and breathe.

What to Expect in your massage session.

Your therapist will leave the room while you get ready for your session. You undress to whatever you are most comfortable in. Some prefer to be fully disrobed, while many leave on underwear.  Women usually remove their bra to allow the therapist to work on the back and shoulder area without getting massage oil or lotion on the bra. You will always be draped modestly under a sheet and blanket, and the therapist uncovers only the area to be worked on.  Although not ideal, it is usually possible to work on areas through clothing and/or sheets. Your therapist can talk to you about options if you have any concerns.

how do you know what type of massage that you need?

You can discuss that while making your appointment, and when you arrive your therapist will also discuss what your needs are for each session to decide what type of work to do. Always let your therapist know what kind of pressure you would like before a session. They will check in to make sure you’re comfortable with the pressure, temperature, etc.  Some types of deeper work can be more uncomfortable, and it’s extremely important to communicate with your therapist to avoid possible injury. Be aware that deep tissue work can be contraindicated for some medical conditions or medications. Please be sure your health history is updated and complete each session.

Can I have a massage if I'm pregnant?

Generally, yes. Mountain Elite has both options for side lying or lying prone depending on the condition of the individual during their pregnancy.

However, deep tissue work during pregnancy is contraindicated, as is work around certain pressure points on the ankle and foot. Lighter pressure must be used around the lower back and hip areas for safety.

When filling out the client intake form, you may specify if you have any questions or concerns beforehand.

contact

“It is a healing experience when you walk in to CJ’s office. Quiet, serene and very calming. She knows anatomy and soothes my aches and pains…”

Susan Lockhart

Embark on a journey of peace, tranquility and renewal at Mountain Elite Massage.