Why Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy has many benefits including and not limited to improving circulation, decreasing muscle pain and tension, improving joint mobility, helping with recovery from injury, relieving and reducing stress, increasing ability for restful sleep, providing relief from headaches and migraines, and promoting relaxation and overall well-being.
Types of Massage/Bodywork Offered
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Neuromuscular Therapy Techniques
Prenatal and Postpartum
Therapeutic Swedish Massage
Therapeutic Treatment Work
Integrative Massage is
an approach to massage therapy that incorporates a combination of many
massage therapy techniques (Swedish, neuromuscular, energy work, full body
connection). This massage experience is for those who want to work not
only on the physical and physiological body, but also the mind,
emotions, spirit, energy system, and beyond. Integrative massage is a
creative expression of bodywork turning the session into an art form.
Neuromuscular Therapy Techniques and Deep Tissue massage
use a variety of approaches such as myofascial release, trigger point
therapy, postural assessment, range of motion testing, lymph drainage,
and muscle energy techniques. This type of massage can help immensely
with acute, subacute, and chronic injuries, postural ailments and
misalignments, build up of stress, and overuse patterns. This work can
be combined with other types of massage or it can be focused and
localized to one specific area based on the client’s needs and desires.
Prenatal/Postpartum Massage can
be instrumental in having a healthy, nurturing pregnancy and smooth transition into postpartum life and motherhood. This type of
massage can provide relaxation, ease muscle pains and tension, help with
adapting to a new body and a new life, provide an opportunity for
emotional release, help with internal support of organs and
physiological systems, and can relax the baby and contribute to an
easier labor and recovery time.
Therapeutic Swedish Massage is
a type of massage that involves a variety of strokes and depths of
pressure (effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction, vibration, and
rocking). It can be helpful to relieve stress, decrease muscle tension,
and increase blood circulation. This is often the type of massage that
first enters a person’s mind when they think of getting a relaxing,
soothing massage. It is a fundamental building block for other types of
*Alana incorporates some principles and techniques from the Japanese and Tibetan forms of body/energy work, Zen Shiatsu and Reiki*
What Can You Expect?
receive the time you pay for in actual massage time on the
table. Your first appointment will take about 15 minutes longer in
order to fill out paperwork, get acquainted, etc. It's always helpful
if you can arrive a few minutes early so that we can try to start your
massage on time. If you arrive late to your appointment, you will
receive a shorter massage session, and are expected to pay for the full
Comfort: All sessions include the option of
experiencing essential oils aromatically and topically, an infrared jade heating pad and rice bags for added
warmth, refreshing peppermint water, eye pillow coverage, and additional tricks and tools enhance your comfort and to provide you with a high-quality massage
Homework: Alana provides ideas of stretches, exercises, and practices that
you can incorporate regularly in your daily life in order to maximize
the benefits of your massage therapy sessions to reach your health and
wellness goals. If you do your homework, you will feel better faster, and it
is longer lasting!
Referrals: Alana will recommend combining massage therapy with other forms of
treatment/care if it seems necessary for what you are experiencing. (She also appreciate your referrals and sending new clients to Skin to Soul Holistic Massage and Wellness!)
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, 24 hours advance
notice is much appreciated. Any appointment not canceled within this
time frame will be charged in full.
Payment: Cash and local checks preferred, and credit cards accepted.
Doterra: Doterra Essential Oils are sold onsite. If you would prefer to
order them online and explore all of Doterra's products and offerings,
please go to the online store.
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"I have been a client with Alana for over six years. From the first meeting Alana was focused on providing the best care for me. She listens to my health concerns and tailors her massage around what is best for me. As my needs have changed she has worked to continually create a healthy approach to meeting me where I am. Each month I look forward to the opportunity to be pampered and have my mind, body and spirit rejuvenated. She cares for the whole person and her positive attitude is a wonderful retreat from the daily grind of the world."
-Kathy Springer-Lechuga, Glenwood Springs, CO
"I have been receiving massages from Alana Monge for a few years now. I originally came to Alana with chronic low back muscle tightness and pain. When I walked into her therapy room I immediately knew I would be well taken care of."
"Alana first asked me about my areas of concern and whether I like the heating pad on, what kind of scent I like to smell and the type of music I like. I don’t know how she does it, but she has the amazing ability to zoom into the exact areas of tightness and with her deep tissue therapeutic skills she instantly begins to alleviate the problems."
"After my first massage, my back was much better and I was hooked on Alana as my new massage therapist. Since then, being an active athlete, I have come to her with sore shoulders, forearms and neck and the results have been similar."
"When the massage is over she discusses follow up and exercises and stretches that can be helpful in keeping my body healthy. In summary, Alana is an awesome therapist, thoughtful, caring and very nurturing in her practice. She is also a very pleasant person which of course helps in the entire therapeutic process."
-Lee Sheftel, EA, Carbondale, CO