From Our Family to Yours
We are Stephen and Catherine, owners of The Body Bar, a family-owned and operated Massage and Acupuncture Center. The Body Bar has been serving clients for many years, first in Lafayette and now in Gunbarrel. We are dedicated to bringing the best of acupuncture and massage to the front range. We look forward to working with you!
Our deep study of acupuncture began at Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Louisville, CO, where we completed a 4-year Master’s program in Classical Five Element Acupuncture. After the completion of this program, we became National Board Certified Diplomates of Acupuncture and licensed acupuncturists, and have been practicing in Boulder County for over 10 years.
We bring a safe, compassionate and nurturing presence to our practice. We value the inherent uniqueness of individuals, and see each patient as a whole person rather than a mere set of symptoms. We view the patient-practitioner relationship as a partnership, whereby both work as a team to help the patient reach their highest potential.
Concerning healing, we feel strongly that anything is possible, and ask that our patients be open to this possibility as well.
We are both passionate about the connection between wellness and being in tune with the rhythms of nature.
Our Healing Space
Our Acupuncture and Massage practice provides a space that is physically, emotionally, and energetically safe for clients of any age and in any stage of health. In that space, we help our clients meet their goals to recover, improve, or maintain their health and happiness.
Nature's Color Palette
Each of our treatment rooms is decorated with a relaxing earthy color palette to encourage relaxation of body and mind.
Nature's Elements for Relaxation
Sounds of nature remind us of our connection to the natural world and can transport you naturally into a state of relaxation. Enjoy the soothing sound of water from our beautiful water feature, as well as relaxing nature sounds music, as you enter our waiting area.
Our waiting and treatment rooms are lit with natural lighting and the soft light of a lamp, to encourage the relaxation of your nervous system. We avoid bright, fluorescent lighting, which can be triggering to our nervous systems.
SUSTAINABLE & EARTH-FRIENDLY BUSINESS PRACTICES
OUR COMMITMENT TO A HEALTHY PLANET, AND A HEALTHY YOU
We believe that a healthy Earth means healthy people. We care very much about the health of the air, water, soil, and all living beings. That’s why we make every effort to use the most natural, safe and organic products for cleaning and in our treatment sessions. We proudly use the following brands (many of them local!) to keep you, and the planet, safe and healthy.
LOCAL & ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OILS
We use Savitur Botanicals for aromatherapy. We love that they are local and organic.
ECO-FRIENDLY SHEETS & BLANKETS
We use Comfy brand sheets and blankets. These high quality sheets are safe for you and the environment.
LOCAL & ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING and LAUNDRY PRODUCTS
We use Boulder Clean products, that are safe for the environment, effective against germs and non-toxic.
CAVI WIPES FOR SURFACES
Cavi Wipes are the leading brand of medical-grade disinfecting surface wipes.
EFFECTIVE AIR PURIFICATION
We use IQAir purifiers in each treatment room for your safety. IQAir is an industry best brand, using HyperHEPA filtration to filter out ultrafine particles.
LOCAL HERBAL REMEDIES
WishGarden Herbs is a local herbal product company, offering high quality herbal supplements, using organic and sustainably-sourced herbs in many of their products.
MEMBERSHIPS & PARTNERSHIPS
SUPPORTING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
We love partnering with organizations in our local community that are similarly committed to a healthy planet and healthy lifestyles. This is a list of our Community Partners.