Many doctors and therapists refer to David Dolan:
Dolan, CMT has been a very beneficial source of healing for our patients as
well as myself personally. His cranio-sacral work is quite accomplished,
and I am never ceased to be amazed at the results he gets-especially with
chronic pain and children. Personally, I love his Aqua-Zen treatments he
does in the mineral springs at Pagosa, as my challenged neurological system
responds remarkably well. Those with Fibromyalgia are prime candidates
for his unique therapy.”
J. Gregory Stilwell, DPM, FACFAS
had had dozens of Aqua Zen type sessions with other practitioners before
meeting David. David’s technique, style, pace and generous spirit put me
at ease instantly. His touch and CranioSacral techniques produced a calm
and peace in my body and my mind. He has the corner on the healing and
comforting market as far as I am concerned.”
Melaney Sreenan, Ph.D.
"I am referring to David W Dolan, MT-7499, San Juan River Rehabilitation, LLC., rehab. therapist providing physical medicine procedure 97140 for the diagnosis of "stiff man syndrome". The patient requires the local services of the above therapist who is expertly trained in CranioSacral Therapy."
Sincerely, Dr. C., MD in Durango.
"I find David Dolan, MT-CST, to be a competent therapist that I refer to."
John Upledger, DO., Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
"I refer to David W. Dolan, MT-CST, for Neuromuscular Therapy for cervical strain"
Sincerely, Stephen Johnson, MD. Mercy Center for Occupational Medicine
"I refer to David Dolan, MT-CST, for Neuromuscular Therapy treatment of the soft tissues and ligaments of the lower leg and ankle.'
Signed, Field Blevins, MD, Animas Surgical Hospital
"Our office refers to David W. Dolan, MT-CST, for Neuromuscular Therapy to the soft tissues of the lower back and spine."
Sincerely, Larry Welling, MD, Reliance Medical Group, Farmington.
'I refer to David Dolan, MT-CST, San Juan River Rehab., for Neuromuscular Therapy for the treatment of Myalgia, Myofascitis, and injury to the head."
Sincerely, Randall Jernigan MD, Mercy Center for Occupational Medicine
Publications giving reviews:
Albuquerque Local IQ Magazine - Review of
The Springs Resort & Spa, and AquaZen Therapy
Therapist David Dolan, MT-CST-NMT)
springs, luxury accommodations and spa services blend with down-home eateries
for a premier aprés ski town
By Kevin Hopper
There was a moment during my brief but rejuvenating stay at The Springs Resort and Spa
in Pagosa, Colo., where time sort of
stopped. I think if you stayed in this tranquil, soothing environment long
enough, it would probably happen more than once. My time-stood-still moment occurred about two-thirds of the
way through a treatment I booked called Aqua
aquatic offshoot of CranioSacral
intention of the treatment, which takes place in one of the dozens of
geothermal pools that dot the steamy landscape alongside the San Juan River
in the heart of this still largely undiscovered mountain town, is to release
the body’s deep-set tensions and improve whole-body health. Somewhere within
the 60-minute treatment ($140), as my body floated in 102 degree,
mineral-rich water, and my therapist, David Dolan
my spine, I sort of disappeared into what I can only call pure bliss. Time
didn’t exist at that moment
So did it work? I’m wont to think it did. But even if it
didn’t, one would have a difficult time not absorbing the boundless
opportunities for relaxation at The Springs, which is owned by Albuquerque
siblings Nerissa and Neely Whittington.
Hot mineral water
The resort centers around 23 geothermal pools of varying
temperatures — from 83 F to a scorching 114 F — which makes for a good amount
of “spa-hopping.” If you love to soak your bones in mineral-rich waters,
there really is no better place in the country, or the world, for that
matter. In fact, Guinness
World Records recently named
The Springs the “World’s Deepest Geothermal Hot Springs,” measuring as deep
as 1,005 feet deep (but still not reaching the bottom).
Photo by Wes Naman
Along with the pools, a few of which are situated immediately
adjacent to the San Juan River (allowing for an invigorating cold dip if one
dares), the spa at The Springs affords visitors a number of luxurious
treatments ranging from unique massages, wraps and scrubs to hair services,
facials and even tanning. While I was watching time stop, my travel companion
received the San Juan Essential full-body massage, which incorporates moist
hot packs, eye pillows and organic oils ($110/hr). The look on her face after
the treatment was proof enough that I should book one myself upon our return.
Luxury hotel guests at The Springs are allowed access to the pools around the
clock, so super late dips are allowed, as are pre-sunrise dips, which is
possibly the best time to enjoy the pools. Keep in mind that there are high
sulfite levels in the water, resulting in less-than pleasant odor. However,
given the restorative qualities of the minerals in the water — and the sheer
history of the place — your body will thank you for what your nose doesn’t
Photo by Wes NamanGreen house effect
Our stay in the “O Suite” was ultra-swank, to say the least. Located in the
recently built, LEED Gold certified luxury hotel, the suite was absolutely
huge, with its own bar/kitchenette and dry sauna, two bathrooms, a six spigot
shower and separate jet tub, a fireplace, two flat screen TVs and a giant
balcony overlooking the pools, river and fountain. “Plush” is the key word
here. Having the hotel bar located just down the staircase is a welcome
An additional 50 rooms are available in separate buildings —
the deluxe rooms are completely updated and very nice — but the luxury
hotel is obviously the pride of the pack. The geothermal waters are used to
heat the rooms at the hotel, and those waters then move on for therapeutic or
recreational use at the resort and spa. What’s more, the entire property is
100 percent powered by wind.
Where to Stay:The
Springs Resort & Spa
warned: skiers might find it difficult to pull themselves away from the
natural hot springs to make the drive up the hill.
165 Hot Springs Blvd., 970.264.4168pagosahotsprings.com