Meet Spa of the Rockies Therapist: Andreas F.

Spa of the Rockies massage therapist Andreas F. understands first-hand the therapeutic benefits of massage; in fact it was his experience as a patient that got him interested in massage as a career. As a young man in the 1980s, Andreas suffered from severe sciatica that at times left him immobile. After exhausting traditional allopathic treatments, Andreas ultimately found relief with a regimen of massage, acupuncture and yoga.

Andreas was keen to learn more and intensively studied Shiatsu, a Japanese form of massage that uses pressure at acupuncture points on the body to stimulate and redistribute energy. It is considered efficacious for a number of ailments including chronic back pain, migraines, insomnia, depression and digestive problems. 

“I consider massage an art form. I never use just one modality in a session. I listen to what my client’s body is telling me and I tailor the treatment to meet the needs of the person I am working on,” said Andreas. 

In addition to Shiatsu and acupressure, Andreas practices a variety of other modalities including cranio sacral, Swedish, sports, connective tissue and myofacial release, triggerpoint, reflexology, polarity, Lomi and Pohaku massage. He has been a therapist at the Spa of the Rockies since 2012. Andreas originally received his massage therapy license from the Hawaii Board of Massage in 2002; he has been licensed in Colorado since 2009. He also holds a certificate for Shiatsu and Acupressure from the Focus Healing Center in Freiburg, Germany. 

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About Glenwood Hot Springs 
Glenwood Hot Springs is a 125-year-old Colorado landmark resort located along Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs, approximately 165 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction. Famous for its enormous hot springs pools, other amenities include the Spa of the Rockies, the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, an athletic club, a restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, a retail store specializing in swimwear and a miniature golf course, open seasonally. For more information, including press releases, a press kit, photos and a live web camera, please visit or call 800-537-SWIM (7946) or 970-947-2955.


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