Don Girodo, LMT
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, returning to Colorado to be closer to his parents and family. Upon returning to Colorado, 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. It was there that Don learned the 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 also preforms Medical Massage. Medical massage is a therapeutic massage prescribed by a physician and is performed following the directives of that physician. Medical massage is as an outcome-oriented therapy.
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.
- Medical Massage
- Traditional Nepali Ayurvedic Massage Swedish Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
Don’s personal interests include hiking, mountain biking, volleyball, travel, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.