As the pandemic has evolved we are all more aware of what we miss. For me, one item on that list was therapeutic massage. After my second vaccine in March, I realized that this was no longer out of reach. I started looking for a new massage therapist.
This June, I found the place. Close to Applewood Mesa? Check. Locally owned and a family business? Check. A team of massage therapists who are committed to their clients’ well-being? Yes. And, oh, yes, they use the highest quality organic products and are environmentally friendly. Even better, they support other local businesses and hang art produced by local artists in their facilities.
One of the owners of Renew Massage Studio, Alicia Marsicovetere learned about the benefits of therapeutic massage at a young age. When one of her family members developed a chronic disease, family members used massage to ease his pain and help him to relax. Fast-forward to the years after she finished a college degree in a health-related field, and started trying career options. On a whim, she pursued a massage therapy program. The rewarding feelings from the experience of providing comfort to her family returned. She realized that massage therapy was her calling.
The first location opened in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood in Denver in 2010, and was very successful. From the beginning, the business grew itself, as word spread about the great massages and the sense that this was a special massage studio. Soon the space was bursting at the seams, and needed to expand. Alicia and her business partner (and husband) Matt decided to start looking for a second location. They live in Wheat Ridge, so it seemed that a westside location would be perfect.
During the early days of the pandemic, massage was considered high-risk as we learned about transmission and exposure. When the business fully opened again, they continued their search for a second location and found a perfect office and massage space at 2801 Youngfield. It opened in June.
Renew Massage has continued to grow through the post-pandemic period. They have added staff for the new location, and they have also retained many high-quality therapists who have been an important part of Renew’s success. Alicia attributes staff longevity to providing a supportive and caring environment, and encouraging self-care. Renew staff are not pressured to see more clients in a day than is comfortable for them, which helps avoid burnout.
The positive health effects of massage are well-known, and the effects of pandemic-induced stress are also apparent to many. Alicia has seen the healing benefits of regular massage, and encourages anyone who wants to experience those benefits to contact Renew Massage.
For more information visit renewmassage.com or call 303-990-0841 to book an appointment.