Welcome to the Cafe of Life Longmont a unique chiropractic & massage studio that truly cares to connect with you. We know that you are designed to live a happy, healthy vibrant life. You don’t need to be burdened by pain or being less than who you really are. Start getting long lasting relief by contacting a Longmont Chiropractor or Longmont Massage Therapist at the Cafe of Life.

Take advantage of our $59 New Patient Special and request an appointment online today!

What To Expect From our Chiropractor

We offer chiropractic services that exactly match what your body needs. We use cutting edge technology, where a series of neural spinal exams are performed. These exams will locate any nerve interference in your body, and thus help our longmont chiropractors to identify key treatment areas. The chiropractor will review the results and deliver you a plan for care that best meets your individual needs. Check out our stages of chiropractic care to see how one of our chiropractors can best help you heal.

What To Expect From our Massage Therapists

We offer a variety of massage techniques at our Longmont studio including ashiatsu massage, swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, and trigger point massage. All of our massage services are available a la carte, or you can bundle them with the chiropractic adjustment plan of your choice.

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What To Expect From our Longmont Chiropractor

We offer chiropractic services that exactly match what your body needs. We use cutting edge technology, where a series of neural spinal exams are performed. These exams will locate any nerve interference in your body, and thus help our longmont chiropractors to identify key treatment areas. The chiropractor will review the results and deliver you a plan for care that best meets your individual needs. Check out our stages of chiropractic care to see how one of our chiropractors can best help you heal.

What To Expect From our Longmont Massage Therapist

We offer a variety of massage techniques at our Longmont studio including ashiatsu massage, swedish massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy massage, and trigger point massage. All of our massage services are available a la carte, or you can bundle them with the chiropractic adjustment plan of your choice.


Your Longmont Youth Sports Chiropractor

youth sports chiropractor LongmontKids are heading back to school and starting back up into many different sports. Whether your children prefer soccer, football, cross country, tennis, martial arts, volleyball, cheer or gymnastics, they are all susceptible to injury while practicing their favorite sport. Dr. Jess with the Cafe of Life in Longmont is a youth sports chiropractor who has years of experience and expertise in treating young athlete’s injuries and helping prevent them.

According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, “Injuries to children’s spines are not unique to contact sports like football or martial arts. They are also seen in non-contact sports like gymnastics and competitive cheerleading.” It is important for youth sports chiropractors to be aware of the common injuries associated with each type of sport to properly diagnose and design the most effective treatment plan. For example, a head impact will effect the lower cervical portion of the spine, and a fall on the buttocks could impact the spine anywhere from T-9 to L2.

A study conducted by T.K. Videman, M.D., with the University of Helsinki, found that facet joints will start to degenerate in just 5-7 days when their normal range of movement is restricted. When joints were fixed in place for 5 weeks, 18 months of care was necessary for restoring optimal motion. This example illustrates why it is critical to have young athletes examined by a specialized chiropractor as soon as possible after an injury!

Regular chiropractic care for youth athletes will help minimize injuries leading to vertebral subluxations or other inury-prone joints specific to their sport of choice. As a highly-trained and experienced youth sports chiropractor, Dr. Jess at the Cafe of Life in Longmont looks forward to working with your child to keep them in the game this season!

Chiropractic Care for Children Going Back to School

chiropractic care for children LongmontIt’s almost time to send the kids back to school and with all the supplies requested by schools, you might be concerned about how heavy their backpacks will be! Preventing back pain and growth problems in their children is a high priority for parents, and one that Dr. Jess at the Cafe of Life shares as a fellow parent, which is why she is passionate about providing excellent chiropractic care for children.

The American Chiropractic Association, or ACA, attributes overloaded backpacks as a contributing factor in young children’s back pain. According to studies conducted in France, “the longer a child wears a backpack, the longer it takes for a curvature or deformity of the spine to correct itself.” The ACA suggests regular chiropractic care for children and provides the following suggestions for preventing problems due to a heavy backpack.

  • Buy a backpack with wide, padded straps and urge your child to wear both of them. Carrying it on one shoulder causes weight to be shifted to one side and increases the chances of neck and shoulder pain or spasms.
  • Choose a backpack with adjustable shoulder straps so it can be worn close to the body. A loose backpack is more likely to cause spinal misalignment and low-back pain.
  • Also look for a backpack with individualized compartments to aid in distributing weight and ensuring pointy objects are positioned away from their back.
  • Position the backpack so it is not more than 4” below your child’s waist. If there is too much pressure on their shoulders, either from too heavy or too low of a load, then your child will lean forward to compensate and their posture will suffer.
  • Most importantly, make sure their backpack weighs no more than 5-10% of your child’s body weight.

As you can see, almost every part of the muscular-skeletal system can be affected by backpacks from strained necks to tight shoulders, lower back pain, and sore hips and knees. With so many areas that could be injured from toting around a heavy backpack, regular chiropractic visits are so important to keep their spines aligned and support their optimal health! As a mom of school-age kids, Dr. Jess understands the parent’s perspective and places a high value on giving the best possible chiropractic care for children in her practice.