Akin to building a house on a sound foundation, achieving balance is a keystone of mental and physical wellness. Balance is also the name and maxim of Telluride’s newest
healing and performance enhancement business, opened by locals Kimmy Craige and Jason Troth.
Balance brings under one roof a wide range of healing therapies, which, when utilized in concert, can help herald more dynamic and far-reaching results than those single modalities could alone, the duo maintains.
“A great deal of current research supports the fact that modern methods of healing and exercise have limited effectiveness,” Troth says. “Without addressing the foundational principles of health and healing, many times people find themselves going in circles, trying one thing after another with only temporary relief or results.”
What lies at the core of Troth and partner Craige’s new business collaboration is a deep commitment to getting to the heart of what is causing “dis-ease” in their clients, then offering a well-rounded toolkit of therapies which often provides the “missing link” needed to trigger the healing response in the body.
“The key factor that makes our work unique is that all modalities and programs are based on accurate and high-level assessment of individual needs,” Troth goes on to explain. “The client learns the underlying source of their imbalance or issue and goes home with the information and tools they need to begin peeling back the layers of the onion, so to speak.”
Originally established as Good Vibrations and Mind & Body Engineering, respectively, Craige and Troth’s new business holistically combines its owners’ individual services.
Says Craige of Balance’s creation: “We naturally found that we were referring our clients to each other, since our individual work complements the other’s so well. It just made sense to put it all under one roof.”
The wide array of services now offered under the Balance name include: energy medicine, Reiki, emotional acupuncture (via meridian tapping), spiritual counseling, breathwork, and meditation (from Craige.) And from Troth: postural, length-tension and strength assessments, individualized corrective and functional exercise programs, lab-based adrenal/digestive and detox programs, and diet and lifestyle coaching.
Balance also offers group and individual tai-chi/chi-gung/gung fu training, including kids-only classes, as well as meditation manifestation and breathwork teachings.
All services can be woven into an individualized program for any client. Thanks to Troth and Craige’s ability to combine those diverse and unique services, their clients can enjoy the benefit of a holistically based healing program that can address a wide range of illnesses and disorders.
Troth is a Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Corrective Exercise specialist, and practitioner of the Kalish Method (a natural health-based program for healing hormone imbalances). He brings to his practice more than 20 years in traditional Chinese Healing and Martial Arts, as well as a decorated career as a professional snowboarder who competed for nearly ten years at the World Cup level. He is also a professional snowboarding coach, recognized for his work with local pro snowboarders Hagen and Harry Kearney. Harry, 17, recently took the Pro title at the illustrious Mt. Baker Banked Slalom.
Says Troth of Balance’s array of healing and performance enhancing therapies: “It takes time to create new habits and work through the emotions that are connected to any physical imbalance. This is where Kimmy’s work is so powerful. She can clear out the junk really fast, so my work can begin to take effect.”
Craige brings to Balance a background in massage therapy, and also taught meditation-and-healing classes as an ordained spiritual minister in California. Her current work focuses on sharing her abilities and life experience as a Reiki master and energy medicine practitioner. She integrates meditation, EFT (also called Meridian Tapping, or emotional acupuncture) and spiritual counseling to clear and balance the energy systems contained in and around the body.
“I feel like I’ve been working towards this opportunity my whole life,” Craige says of the new Balance venture. “It’s so amazing to be able to do the work that I love and help people open up to their healing potential at the same time. I’m so excited to share and empower others with my knowledge and enthusiasm for total well-being. The bottom line is feeling good. When our bodies feel good we have easy open access to the joy, physical well-being and abundance that is our natural birthright."
Balance will host an Open House Saturday, March 19, 3-7 p.m., at their office in Suite 211 of the Nugget Building (just past the Yoga Studio). For more information, contact Troth at 970/618-0638, or Craige at 970/708-7530.