Vail Daily Bizwatch: Vail Rolf Therapy
Location: 82 E. Beaver Creek Blvd., No. 103, Avon CO 81620Date opened: Jan. 1.Owner: Carrie Acosta BurtContact info: 970-306-6050, email@example.com, http://www.vailrolftherapy.com.What goods or services do you provide? Structural Integration for individuals suffering from chronic pain, reoccurring injuries, poor posture or looking to improve athletic performance.What’s new or exciting at your place? Everything! Vail Rolf Therapy is new to the Vail Valley area. While establishinga new location, I have reached out to several nonprofits in the area, recently earning theendorsementof Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. I am thrilled to be working with such a terrific professional program as well as being able to help some of the best athletes from around the world.What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? The work is so beneficial for everyone to experience that by offering lower rates,I hope it will encourage people to give it a try. It’s my primary objective to helpmy clientsfind relief from pain and restore balance back to their bodies. I am constantly learning new techniques and growing as a practitioner to provide my clients with the highest level of service. What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? There are many misconceptions about deep tissue work in relation to pain. Inflicting pain is not within my philosophy, and is now scientifically proven that clients can receive better results from Structural Integration by being patient with muscles, fascia and connective tissues by encouraging change rather than cause additional trauma. Blunt force can cause shortening and adhesion rather than the release we are after. As a practitioner, I encourage clients to express their level of ease or discomfort. I want all my patients to feel comfortable both in and out of their sessions, so an open dialog between us will maximize their experience and result.Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: I grew up in the Denver area and have had been involved in athletics all my life. Following high school, I had the unique opportunity to become a professional dancer, traveling within the U.S. After several years of injuries, I decided to switch gears and became a yoga Instructor. Since then, I have been fascinated with helping others overcome life-long postural issues and debilitating injuries. I experienced a sense of helplessness at times, as I worked with clients in my yoga classes and private sessions. This caused me to search for a deeper way to help my clients break through their physical barriers, which led me to Structural Integration. I have seen so many people find relief through this work and after discussions with several well-respected doctors, I knew this was the right career path for me. I have attended both of the original schools – The Rolf Institute and The Guild for Structural Integration. I feel that by having been taught by some of the best instructors (some of whom were around since the inception of Rolfing), I have built a terrific foundation. I look forward to serving the Vail Valley residents for many years to come.