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Meet Margaret

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Massage Therapist

After graduating from Indiana University in with a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2010, Margaret moved to Boulder, Colorado where she attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) and later received her Associates of Occupational Studies in Massage from the same institution in 2013. After several years in the field, she went back to school to the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine to get her Master's in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with a focus on Chinese Herbal Medicine which she completed in 2021.

 

Her massage style is a nurturing deep Swedish with hints of energy work taken from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Both her acupuncture and massage practices blend her two favorite things: science and art. With a solid knowledge of anatomy and TCM, she listens to her clients carefully to devise a treatment plan that is beneficial and complete for the session with inspiration coming from the ease and power in the movement of water.

She loves that even with over a decade of experience in bodywork, she still gets new challenges from her massage clients and acupuncture and herbal patients that invite her to think abstractly.  The body and the psyche are so complex, but healing is for everyone and from her perspective, there is nothing better than seeing people healthier, happier, and more empowered.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2021

  • 3.5 year program, 162 credits

  • 3,030 hours

    • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbs

    • Tuina, guasha, cupping, moxibustion, auricular therapy, electrical stimulation, microbleeding 

    • Nutrition, lifestyle, meditation, qigong energy work

  • Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies-Massage Therapy: Boulder College of Massage Therapy 2013

    • 2 year program 1200+ hours

      • Swedish, Neuromuscular, Vibrational Medicine, Integrative, Aroma Therapy, Hot Stone, Hydrotherapy

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology: Indiana University 2010

Weiser Medicine & Bodywork

Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbology, Therapeutic Massage
Meet Margaret

Services

Acupuncture

Strategically placed needles to activate or sedate the nervous system, directly break up knots and tension, and treat a wide variety of disorders ranging from mental-emotional, physical injury, post-covid struggles, menstrual pain, menopausal distress, digestive upset, and on.

Deep Tissue Massage

An effective way to recover from injury, manage pain, relieve stress, and increase circulation.

Herbal Formulas

Custom herbal formulas from herbal granules to be dissolved in hot water and taken as a tea 2-3x/day, usually on an empty stomach. Herbal formulas are especially helpful in my emotional and insomnia treatments, but can also be incredibly useful when treating pain, gynecological concerns, fatigue, and digestive issues

Cupping

To treat muscular pain with the pressure going in the opposite direction as massage to allow for more blood flow, flush toxins, and relieve stress

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Pricing

Rates and Hours

Massage: 

60 min - $125

90 min - $170

 

Acupuncture: 

Initial appointment (90 min) - $125

Follow-ups: 

60 min - $85

90 min - $115

60 min herbal initial - $75 + price of herbs

30-45 min herbal followup - $45 + price of herbs

Acussage

For someone who is mostly interested in a full-body 90-minute deep tissue massage, but with a few needles in an area to elevate the healing in that particular spot of pain

90 min - $175 

 

Cupping

30 min cupping alone - $55

Cupping with massage - $25 add-on 

Hours:

Sunday: 10am-7pm
Monday: 10am-7pm
Tuesday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 1pm-7pm

Frequently Asked Questions
 

  • What do I wear to a massage appointment?

    • Wear whatever you want! After I ask you some questions about what you would like to address in the session, I'll leave the room and you'll undress to your comfort level. Some go completely nude and some leave underwear on. 

  • What do I wear to an acupuncture appointment?

    • Loose clothing is best so that I can have access to areas above the knee, on the chest, and above the elbow. If clothing is in the way of areas we need to access, I may ask if you could remove clothing before we start the session.​

  • Do I tip you?

    • It is sincerely up to you. I see tips as gifts, therefore I charge an amount that reflects both the value of my services as well as what will support me. If money is tight, I would hate for you to decide against what is best for your healing journey because of the financial pressure a tip adds. There is no need to feel like your appreciation is not felt without a tip! 

  • I got a treatment yesterday and today I woke up feeling like a wreck! Did you injure me?!

    • Not likely. While this is not the goal of bodywork, it can sometimes happen if it has been a long time since your last bodywork session, have a systemic condition such as Lyme disease/other autoimmune condition, or if life circumstances have lead you to be especially tight before the session. Deep-tissue massage as well as acupuncture can have similar soreness effects on the body as a heavy workout. Bodywork simultaneously brings blood and nutrients to the area that was worked on, as well as breaks up adhesions/scar tissue and lactic acid.  Both of these actions can cause inflammation, which causes the soreness.  It is possible for adhesions (muscle knots) to bind not only to muscles, but also too entrap nerves.  If an adhesion that was broken up did in fact entrap a nerve, a more intense pain will result post session. However once the inflammation has died down, the soreness will subside. As an added benefit, nerves will circulate more efficiently,  allowing for faster and more accurate feedback to your brain to prevent future overwork injury.  The best thing to do for inflammation is rest, so plan that the day of a massage, cupping, or acupuncture treatment will be a lower activity day-not one for muscle building activities like lifting or intense cardio. Soreness should subside within 3 days with the benefits of better circulation, less tension, and decreased pain intact. 

  • What's the difference between Traditional Acupuncture and Dry Needling?

    • Dry Needling is a technique taken from Traditional Acupuncture aimed at relaxing muscles by needling in the epicenter of a knot to cause a contraction which then causes a release allowing for more blood flow, the detoxification of built up waste, and pain relief. Dry Needling is performed by a Western-trained practitioner such as a physical therapist and who often has a shorter amount of needling education (as low as 48 hours!) while Traditional Acupuncture is performed by an Eastern-trained practitioner who has over 3000 hours of acupuncture training. Traditional acupuncture is more thorough because attention is also paid to the entire muscle channels affected and underlying causes of the pain/injury.

  • How many Acupuncture treatments will I need? 

    • This is all highly dependent on your condition, constitution, and how frequent you are able to get treatment. These timeframes are estimates. Each body heals differently, so there is potential for the need for longer treatment depending on the patient's needs and availability. 

      • For internal disorders like digestion, mental/emotional/spiritual concerns, insomnia, OBGYN, weekly treatments for 4-6 weeks to start, then backing off to 2x/month and 1x/month as we see fit. Treatment will move more quickly with the addition of herbs.​ 

      • Musculoskeletal conditions:

        • Traditional acupuncture: weekly treatments for 4-8 weeks, then 2x/month and 1x/month as we see fit. Depending on the condition, herbs may be helpful in speeding the healing process.

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(720) 722 - 3890

2055 S Oneida St. #398 Denver, CO 80224

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