While Boulder offers an abundance of holistic wellness offerings, Registered Massage Therapist Jennifer Grande noticed there was still a niche to fill in Longmont where she has lived for nearly two decades. So in 2020, she opened Anahata Massage, a luxury spiritual center and community gathering place.
The non-denominational holistic healthcare space offers a range of soothing body therapy services, ranging from cupping to help increase blood flow and foot massages with salt scrubs and therapeutic deep tissue massages that incorporate Hydrocollator vapor packs to provide additional tension release. The space also offers Swedish relaxation or deep tissue massages. Anahata Massage also offers yoga, meditation and breathing classes and other classes.
Now the latest addition to this holistic space is a salt therapy room, which is a semi-private spa-like space. The beautiful room, Grande says, is the first of its kind at Longmont and she describes it as a “huge room lit like a Himalayan salt lamp” that comes with a list of health benefits. The Salt Therapy Room will debut at Anahata Massage’s Holistic Health Hoopla, taking place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at 2130 Mountain View Ave., Suite 204 in Longmont.
The idea at Anahata Massage? It is a spiritual center for every body and Grande wants to combine professional therapeutic bodywork with a spiritual aspect in treatments and classes and provide a place for education and enlightenment.
Here is an overview of Anahata Massage and how it serves the Longmont and Boulder County community at large.
The meaning of ‘Anahata’
If you’ve taken a yoga or meditation class, you’re probably familiar with the concept of chakras, which are the seven energy wheels or centers in your body that are closely tied to your emotional and spiritual well-being. The idea is that when rotated correctly, they allow Qi energy to flow freely through your body.
Anahata — the namesake of Anahata massage — is the fourth chakra, or heart chakra, located in the middle of the chest, Grande explains. Anahata is our center of love, not just for ourselves but for others, which is an apt name for the practice which opened in March 2020, just before the pandemic shutdowns and shortly after Grande suffered a profound loss.
In 2019, Grande’s husband died suddenly in a car accident. While grieving, she decided she had to do something new. She left her successful career in business administration and enrolled at the Berkana Massage Therapy Institute. Now, she combines her past business career with her current holistic health endeavors and teaches a business development program at the institute, helping the next generation of students develop business plans.
In Sanskrit, “anahata” translates to unscathed and undefeated; it is the chakra associated with love, compassion and empathy. Conservation of space and vulnerability has created an energy at Anahata Massage, Grande says, that attracts others in need of healing. The name of her company, she says, symbolizes the energy and healing that happens in all of us and when people come together.
“This experience, as difficult as it was, created the opportunity for true healing and to be open to so much change,” she says.
Halotherapy and other treatments
Halotherapy (or salt therapy), says Grande, has a wide range of benefits, including the potential to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue.
The tiny salt particles that are scattered throughout the salt therapy room act like sponges that clean your airways of dust and toxins, she explains, providing an alternative treatment for lung problems like coughs and asthma.
Salt is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and the tiny particles may also have skin healing benefits, Grande says, helping to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis and more.
The salt therapy room will complement Anahata’s other offerings, which also include craniosacral therapy, a gentle yet powerful technique that relieves neck and back pain, pregnancy massages, and lymphatic drainage therapy. , which increases circulation and stimulates the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. . If you’re short on time, you can also book 30-minute massages to focus on a specific area.
As a community space, Anahata Massage also sells wellness products like handmade organic soaps and salt scrubs as well as botanicals and crystals.
“I’m so grateful to have survived these past two years, and I’m excited to grow, expand and bring more offerings and classes to the Longmont community,” said Grande.
2130 W. Mountain View,
Suite 204, Longmont, 720.549.4049,
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Anahata Massage welcomes the Holistic Health Hoopla and the start of its salt therapy room. The gathering will feature live music from Cru supported Ras Moses and Harry Mo, and celebrate holistic health, community and positive energy. Anahata will host local holistic health providers, locally made wellness products, workshops, yoga, a bouncy castle for kids, healthy cooking and more.
When: Noon to 5 p.m. on Sun, June 26
Where: Anahata Massage, 2130 Mountain View Ave., Suite 204, Longmont
More information: Anahatamassage.com