About Me

Balanced Therapeutics was founded by Larken Petardi in 2018. She saw a need to support the Denver community in finding balance in their busy, work and fun filled lives. Almost everyone in Denver is some sort of athlete and has stressors on their body. This gave Larken the idea to open Denver's first Therapeutic Spa. 


Larken’s main goal is to provide therapeutic relaxation by developing a customized massage and skin treatment plan for each client. She will work with individual needs and her knowledge of an assortment of therapeutic techniques to bring about a state of physical, mental and social well-being.


Larken’s passion for full body wellness started while in high school. Because of a repetition injury from competitive swimming she started seeing a chiropractor weekly. When this did not improve her problem, she found and fell in love with massage therapy, which helped her continue in her sport career. An interest in the human body and wellness continued at the University of Connecticut where she graduated in 2011 with studies in kinesiology, psychology, and health science.

After college, Larken moved to Colorado to enjoy the mountains and be outside daily with her active puppy. During this time she found her previous experience, health focused education plus a passion to work with people was pointing her to massage therapy. She graduated from the Colorado School of Healing Arts with an AOS in Massage Therapy with an emphasis on sports massage. She also holds certification in lymphatic drainage and reflexology. Since that time Larken has become a Reiki 3 practitioner and studied Thai massage therapy with Rob Martin. She also became a certified Ashiatsu therapist with DeepFeet Therapy. 

While working in massage Larken also saw the need for addressing skin care needs.Many of her athletic clients were suffering from sun damage and hormonal acne. Recently she graduated from School of Botanical and Medical Aesthetics and is so excited to integrate this into her practice. 

  • Therapeutic Massage

  • Relaxation Massage

  • Stress Reduction

  • Sports Massage

  • Injury Prevention

  • Injury Recovery

  • Maintenance 

  • Spa Treatments

  • Hormonal Acne

  • Sun Spots

  • Anti Aging

  • Clear Skin

  • Advance Exfoliation

  • Vegan Cruelty Free Skin Care