Don Girodo, LMT, grew up in Grand Junction and is a native to Colorado. In 1983, Don joined the United States Air Force serving his country in various parts of the world for over twenty years.
Don lived in Maryland until 2011, when he returned to Colorado to be closer to his parents and family. Don wanted to find a career that would enable him to help people and decided to pursue a career in massage therapy. He attended the massage program at IntelliTec College and furthered his education through The Giving Touch Massage School where he developed an interest in the therapeutic aspect of massage and its application to the natural healing process.
Don specializes in Traditional Nepali Ayurvedic Massage, a complex and unique form of massage that involves smooth circular strokes, tapping, kneading, and squeezing, with intentional holds and pauses at various chakra points on the lower half of the body. It is relaxing in nature, while at the same time often providing energetic release. Designed to detoxify and cleanse the body, boost the immune system, maintain health and improve overall well-being, it can also help with arthritis, chronic pain, digestive disorders, high and low blood pressure, and musculoskeletal pain. Don is one of only a few therapists in the region authentically qualified to provide Nepali Ayurvedic massage.
Don continued his education by becoming certified in Medical Massage. Medical massage is a therapeutic massage that can be prescribed by a physician. It is any massage performed with a desired clinical outcome and it provides the client with an individualized evaluation, specialized tests, rehabilitative exercises and stretches as well as hydrotherapy. Don also provides a 45-minute foot reflexology treatment from the knees to the feet. Specific pressure is applied to the minute reflex points of the feet which creates physical and neurological responses in all of the different organs and systems of the body, removing blockages and congestion in the nerve endings that correspond with the particular areas of the body, creating inner balance, improving nerve function and blood supply.
Don provides safe, appropriate and effective techniques designed specifically for each client’s individual needs. He is very excited to be working in the environment Healing Horizons provides where collaboration occurs between practitioners from multiple health-care disciplines to develop a comprehensive health plan for each unique client.
Don is currently a licensed massage therapist and certified reflexologist.
Don Provides: • Medical Massage • Therapeutic Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Swedish Massage • Hot Stone Massage • Reflexology • Traditional Nepali Ayurvedic Massage Don’s personal interests include hiking, mountain biking, volleyball, travel, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.