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Wellness solutions for everybody returning from injury

Wellness solutions for everybody returning from injury

We are excited to provide a unique program with wellness solutions for every person imaginable. Whether you just like massage, you want a spa-like experience, you need great bodywork or you just need somewhere private to rejuvenate and escape from life, we have it all. In a covid-safe envionment, you can book 60 minute Hands-free Recovery sessions or a 2.5 hour treatment with us. The particular treatments we have created are updated for 2020 and come from years of work in another heat therapy spa setting, where clients see amazing results from the entire massage treatment.

Our wellness solutions for you may incorporate the following technologies and components.

HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna

HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna to help increase flush the lymphatic, cardiovascular and respiratory system, heat therapy that is a “weighted blanket sleeping bag that warms up – like you’re a burrito” said one client, Anselmo G., who enjoys the Sauna SportStretch Sauna massage treatment the most. The body benefits from the additional time in the Infrared Sauna, especially when each time comes with aromatherapy and a little scalp massage.

VBX Wellness machine

Dr. Dave’s office offers this great amenity for creating vibration and movement for the lower limbs. With connection from heel to hip, you can control how, where and how much this machine can circulate blood from your legs back to your heart.

NormaTec Compression Leg Sleeves

These leg sleeves may be worn on the table, SportStretch mat or in a comfy chair. If you are a student-athlete competing in high school or collegiate sports, these NormaTec compression leg sleeves will help alleviate many aches and pains in your feet, calves, knees, quads and hamstrings. You’ll want to buy yourself a pair, and you can. But, since you can’t get bodywork like this anywhere else, call ahead and schedule a treatment that includes the leg sleeves, booking at least 48 hours ahead, please.


SportStretch is a total package of benefits, combination of sports and thai-massage, PNF stretching, range of motion and momentum, stretch and massage unlike the others. This type of session is clothed in athletic attire. Combinations with 60 or 90 minute SportStretch sessions include Infrared Sauna and/or NormaTec Compression Leg Sleeves.

Neuro-muscular and myofascial structural massage alleviating tension throughout the body

Massage is a general term for someone to get a relaxing hands-on treatment. While we can perform that type of session, if the client desires, we also perform neuro-muscular and myofascial structural bodywork, aligning the muscles along the spinal column and alleviating any tensions that might be connected, literally from head to toe.

Cranial-sacral sessions

A fully clothed session, this is a non-invasive type of hands-on treatment where the client rests on the table and the therapist works along the structures of the cranium and sacrum, hips and incorporates aromatherapy and introducing breathing techniques for deep relaxation. This type of session is great for seniors who might be recovering or suffering through low back, hip or neck pains.

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February Valentine’s Couples Massage Specials

You Asked, We Offer For a Limited Time Only, Couples Massage Specials


From The Desk Of: Brian Keene, LMT

SMART Bodywork® Couples Massage Services through the month of February with Haley Bangert, LMT, and myself, Brian Keene, LMT, in-office. The couples massage special comes with flowers and chocolates. For JUST $300, this is an unbeatable deal if you need relaxation, bodywork and a safe-covid protocol environment to feel rejuvenated again while sharing the gift of love. A couples massage with us, flowers and chocolates will beat any other “spa” like package out there!

Additional options to add-on to the package are:

Option B: Add CBD topical, Champagne, and a $50 gift certificate to YaYa’s or Burnt Ends        $400

This Valentine’s Day, we strive to put you in the most relaxing and romantic opportunity, with flowers, chocolates, Champagne and CBD topical – so why not add a $50 gift certificate for your next 5-star meal at YaYa’s cuisine or dinner and bev’s at Burnt Ends restaurants on S. Colorado Blvd.

Option C: Add CBD topical, Champagne, and your choice of:

(Take out-ready to enjoy, Cook at home or Dine-in for 2) lobster & steak, salmon, or a $100 gift certificate


We are looking forward to providing all of our clients with a 5-star service for Valentine’s Day.

If you’re not getting SMART Bodywork® Massage Services, you might not be getting what you deserve!

Anonymous Author Not Brian Gives A Review

Hi friends,

I have a client who has been coming to me since August 2020 or so, when I started working at Shapiro Family Chiropractic office, 2121 S. Oneida St., suite #420, Denver, CO 80224. Since I have thought a lot about how I wanted to work in my own space, it is awesome to have this type of relationship with a client in such a short time of working within Dr. David Shapiro office. I feel we are very much inline with our work and I can not thank him enough for the opportunity of workspace for SMART Bodywork.

I asked this client for a review and she wrote this for me. While she chooses to be an anonymous author, my client should know I greatly appreciate her words and sentiment for my work.

Review for Brian Keene, LMT, of SMART Bodywork® Massage Services in Denver, CO CO #0021273 FL #MA94771

“I came to know Brian through Dr. David Shaprio’s chiropractic office. Brian has always provided an outstanding client service experience. From booking, to payment, to adhering to a high standard of safety protocols, Brian has helped me tremendously. He has helped me address many areas including releasing chronic tension, increasing body awareness, and gaining flexibility and mobility. Brian’s approach to massage therapy is nuanced, dynamic, and highly individualized. He uses many different techniques and styles to provide an extraordinary experience. He incorporates mindfulness techniques like aromatherapy along with sports medicine techniques like infrared saunas to provide a therapeutic massage beyond comparison. He is a gold star professional and someone I deeply admire and respect. My body, mind, and spirit all benefit from our sessions together.”

– Anonymous, Author Not Brian 01/05/2021

Infrared Sauna and SportStretch Client Testimonial

I must preface with this client testimonial is from Dr. David Shapiro, chiropractor from where my office is located. That said, this testimony is not fabricated or exaggerated by any means. This review came after not training for a while and after his “virtual” Denver Turkey Trot 2020 around Wash Park.

Infrared Sauna and SportStretch Client Testimonial

“My son and I were about to run a 4 mile turkey trot run. I hadn’t been running so didn’t feel very confident. I saw Brian the day before for a Athletic stretching session and infra red sauna. I ended up running 5 miles, I was able to keep up with my son and felt surprisingly good afterwards. Whether it’s to manage the stress of repetitive motion or to improve athletic performance, Brian does great work.” – Dr. David Shapiro

Three Quick Tips For Ultimate Client Relaxation

3 Tips To Achieving Massage Jello Sensation For Your Clients

The first thing is a relaxing environment. If you work in a spa environment, you share the team created environment. Keep the peace so you can have the best possible camaraderie among your fellow staffers. After all, they are some of your best referral sources!

For the 1,000s of massage solo-artists, focus on creating the function of your independent space as you see fit for your massage therapy skills and then the relaxing aspects will become settled. Once you have the environment you need to move forward in business, do it! Curate a few simple marketing materials and don’t look back.

The 2nd thing is breathing guidance with the client following along. Breathing is a tool best utilized in conjunction with aromatherapy. Guide the client in taking a deep breath in, focus on a full inhale through your nose, try to feel your breath go all the way to your feet and then make a very slow exhale back through your mouth. Utilizing some aromatherapy during the breathing guidance at the beginning of the session definitely go a long way to enhance the muscular release and overall stress relief at the end of the session.

The 3rd thing is pressure + movement. Massage therapists are able to tork, fulcrum and ax at a human body in order to help it alleviate muscular ailments.

One of the greatest things about SMART Bodywork® is that’s exactly what we do. With a combination of these tools, our pressure and movement combinations are highly specific to the area of body we are working on. This helps the client tension ease away with increased mobility and sometimes even makes them feel like Massage Jello feeling.

by Brian Keene LMT

3 Tips For Your Health & Client Safety During Covid

If you’re an independent mobile massage therapist, make sure to implement these 3 simple covid safety tips for your clients’ safety.

Communicate With Your Clients

Make sure you speak or text with your client the day prior to the session. Should any sickness or uneasiness about the clients’ safety come up, do not hesitate to allow the client to cancel. You might miss the income now but better to not risk your future for small cash gains. Communicate to ensure your clients comfortable with the appointment time and session length and make sure they know your price (and whether it includes or doesn’t include tips).

Perfect Your Scheduling Tool Settings

Have your calendar with you at the end of each session and mark your scheduling calendars with time off for self-care – don’t let that stuff add up on you. When you’re busy with life resposibility, those need to be prioritized.

How do you respond when a client books when you’re not available? What happens if you get double booked?

Try to perfect the settings in your scheduling tool so you can project growth even during a pandemic. This will create more demand and we all know getting clients to book in advance can be a challenge sometimes. This will make it much easier for you and them.

Focus On Your Nutrition, Vitamins, Exercise & Self-Care…

Right now, while times are a little tough, let’s all work together on these things.

Seek out an expert in nutrition and vitamin deficiencies. Find out where you can improve your wellness through nutritional habits. Find an accountability partner to work out with on Zoom or Google Duo if a class isn’t something you do. Create a regimen of nutrition with massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and exercise as additional inputs for boosting your immune system and fully engaging your respiratory and cardiovascular systems to help you on your path to feeling like your best self again.

Sports massage & SportStretch may result in awesome client benefits

The Massage Therapist & Bodyworker In Sports

An experienced sports massage therapist will be trustworthy, able to help you and your student-athlete on identifying possible solutions to create a higher level of sports performance. Most of the time, with a great massage therapy, massage reduces risk in getting an overuse injuries and typically helps increase sports performance during the activity. Take a look below at the differences between Sports Massage and SportStretch.

Sports Massage incorporates fast paced hands-on touch with stretching, Range of Motion to reduce tension throughout the body to increase focus, flexibility and reduce injury risk.

SportStretch the combination of sports and thai massage for athletes at all levels. The process of SportStretch incorporates range of motion, PNF stretch, momentum and pressure. Clients who benefit the most from SportStretch include but are not limited to:

  • Soccer, Gaelic, American Football
  • Australian Rules & Rugby
  • Wrestler/Mixed Martial Arts
  • Avid Runners, Swimmers, Cyclists, CrossFit

Avoid spending 3 times the amount of money on injury recovery and schedule your massage therapy with SMART Bodywork®.

SMART Bodywork® Mobile Massage Services

Started SMART Bodywork® in 2013 to help our clients achieve their personal and professional goals through the use of massage therapy and bodywork services.

Now, in 2020, we are ready to bring on new clients and some amazing new therapists. Through our massage work experiences in California, Colorado and Florida, we are excited to bring you the highest quality massage service on the market. Our vision is for our clients to receive exceptional customer support in setting and achieving personal or professional health, wellness or event goals.

Massage Services Include:

INDIVIDUAL & COUPLES – holidays are among us! Now is the time to get your massage self-care on the right track for you and your significant other!

INJURY RECOVERY – Winter snow has already started. If you are injured in a car accident or just slept wrong overnight, give us a call. Our team of massage therapists and wellness practitioners will help guide you in recovery.

SPORTS & PERFORMANCE – With ski season started, it’s time to focus on the elevation. Sports massage therapy can assist you with making it back up for the last run of the day to get to that elevation mark you’ve set your goals to!


60 minute $110

90 minute $140

Schedule Today so you don’t spend 3 times the price trying to figure out your recovery. We are here to help!

Aromatherapy Tips & Tricks

As a sufferer of migraines, Brian Keene LMT, SMART Bodywork® LLC Founder, has been utilizing essential oils to navigate his battle with the invisible anguish in the brain. After much consideration for his health, wellness, nutritional, supplemental diet and vitamin needs, Brian has benefited greatly from Aromatherapy in massage sessions and at-home.

Since we believe everyone should have health and wellness knowledge access that helps them to achieve a better quality of recovery we want to share with you a little bit about Aromatherapy and how to best utilize them in your everyday life.

Benefits of Aromatherapy are:

  1. Increases blood circulation, stimulating Thermal and olfactory nerve systems
  2. Reduce stress and inflammation.
  3. Creates unfriendly environment for bacteria and viruses to live
  4. Sends specific messages to Lymphatic & Immune System and bloodstream to seek out cellular imbalances

How to Best Utilize Essential Oils For…


Symptoms of inflammation include pain, redness and swelling.

Some good anti-inflammatory essential oils to try are chamomile, lavender, and sandalwood.        These reprogram cells for function and proper reproduction.

Other essential oils such as basil, pine and rosemary restore function to adrenal glands.

 Ease Deep Relaxation and Insomnia

Sedatives relax our nervous system and our muscles, which ease pain, tension, cramps and muscle spasms. Sedative essential oils to try include lavender, clary sage, geranium and ylang- ylang. Also: chamomile, rose and orange.


Inhalation  (1 – 2 drops)*

Only use pure essential oils (without carrier oils) for inhalation

Massage (1 – 2 drops) drops of oil into your hands

Create a hand bridge 6 – 12” over the nose

Instruct client to take 2 – 3 deep breaths, deep inhale through nose and slow exhale through mouth

Diffusers (5 – 10 drops)

Add your favorite essential oil to a candle, burner or electric diffuser and place the diffuser in the room you wish to disperse the scent. If you don’t have a “store purchased” diffuser, you can easily use boiling water.

Below you will find recommended drop quantities for other methods. It is suggested to start with 1 drop of oil at a time until you reach your desired scent. Some oils are heavily scented and it usually takes very little oil to achieve the desired smell.

Lotions (3 – 6 drops)

Mix 3 – 6 drops with an 8 oz. bottle of lotion or cream to be used on the body.

Eye Pillows (1 – 2 drops)

Add 1 -2 drops of Lavender or anything rose-related on a covered or protected eye pillow allows for continuous inhalation throughout the night. ALWAYS use a tissue, soft cloth or another washable protection so the eye pillow itself does not absorb the oil directly.

Cool Compresses (2 – 4 drops)

Add 2 – 4 drops of Arnica or Eucalyptus oil to 1 quart of cool water in a mixing bowl. Soak the compress in the water, wring and apply.

Apply cool compresses when inflammation is present and at any stage acute, sub-acute or chronic. Ex. Forehead to ease headaches.

Warm Compresses (2 – 4 drops) Apply directly to the affected area.

Add Clary Sage or Arnica oil to 1 quart of warm/hot water in a mixing bowl.

Soak the compress, wring it out and apply to tight muscles or areas of chronic pain.

Used on neck, forehead, calf*

*Warm compresses should not be used on areas of inflammation. Only use warm compresses for chronic pain.

Tips & Tricks With Aromatherapy Carrier Oils

Dilute essential oils before applying to the skin to ensure safety, slow their evaporation and/or absorption rate, and increase the surface area to be covered.

Use the finest quality available and make blends in small amounts. Essential oils mostly lose therapeutic value due to poor storage, but won’t go rancid. Carrier oils will. When purchasing carrier oils, estimate the amount of oil you think you’ll use within the lifespan of the essential oils.

When blending a carrier and essential oil, use  8 – 12 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil. The ratio you make depends on the individual using the specific blend.

How Should I Be Using Essential Oils?

Healthy adults are 8 – 12 drops of essential oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil.

For Seniors or chronically ill, cut essential oil down to 4 – 6 drops.

  • Chamomile – Muscle Relief & Joint Pain, Break down uric acid deposits surrounding joints, calms nervous system
  • Eucalyptus – Use in low quantity, Anti-inflammatory, Muscle Relief & Joint Pain
  • Lavender – Anti-inflammatory
  • Marjoram – Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory
  • Rosemary – Contains antioxidants

What Are Considered Carrier Oils?

Most Popular Carrier Oils: Almond, Avocado, Coconut, Grape Seed, Jojoba, Sunflower

Other Carrier Oils Include: Aloe Vera, Evening primrose, Macadamia, Olive, Peanut, Pumpkin seed, Rosehip, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower, Walnut

ALWAYS keep track of drops used, along with the specific carrier oil you are using.

NEVER use mineral or petroleum jelly as carrier oil. Both can clog pores, prevent toxins from being eliminated through the skin and block essential oils from being absorbed.

Suggestion Use in circular motions on reflexology points

Additional Individual Medicinal Properties With Each Carrier Oil

All carrier oils have their own INDIVIDUAL medicinal properties.

Carrier oils range from non-existent to pungent.

Make sure your carrier oil works well with the essential oil you are using and it doesn’t overpower it.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Brian Keene, LMT at:



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