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About Evolve

Pain Management Specialists

Evolve Massage and Alternative Healing was born out of the idea that massage is essential for the reduction and management of many, if not all chronic pain conditions. Many of our clients have chronic pain that Traditional Western Medicine only knows how to treat with drugs and surgery. Many chronic pain conditions and even other chronic issues including anxiety and depression can have their roots in muscular tension and knots.

“We are passionate about helping you feel better. We are not only going to use our expertise to release tight, knotted muscles, but we will also council you in stretching and meditation techniques to take home with you so you can make marked improvements even between sessions.
Pain is NOT a given side effect of aging… often it is a choice. We can help you understand what that means and how to make choices to manage and eventually relieve your daily pain.” -Michael

Who We Are

Evolve is a small family owned business located off Highland Ave, near the Garage on 23rd St. S, down the hill from Bottega.



Valerie Chastain, LMT, NMT # 3612

Valerie is a state licensed massage therapist since 2011, with certification in Neuromuscular Therapy and certified Reiki Master. She specializes in Pain Management and loves helping clients with chronic neck pain. Valerie is also certified in Pregnancy Massage.

Valerie has a life-long passion for homeopathic medicine and Eastern Healing practices. Valerie and Michael have a new son, and two school-age girls between them. In her free time she tends organic gardens and has a vast working knowledge of herbology and nutrition.


Michael Disko, LMT, NMT # 3841

Michael is a state licensed massage therapist since 2013 with certification in Neuromuscular Therapy and certified Reiki Master. He specializes in Pain Management and is skilled at using focused, precise pressure and stretching to relieve chronic pain in the neck and shoulders, or low back and hips.

Michael is a student of Eastern Medicine and Western Esoteric studies with a life-long meditation practice. When he isn’t at work, he is probably hanging out with his new son, doing yoga with Valerie and their two girls, or playing guitar or his djembe drum.



Ian Krusinski, LMT, NMT # 4265

Ian is a state licensed massage therapist since 2015 with certification in Neuromuscular Therapy and certified Reiki Master. He specializes in Pain Management and utilizes unique kneading and stretching techniques to combat chronic pain issues, whether your neck, back, or hips are you concern.

Ian is an accomplished aromatherapist, and crystal aficionado. When he’s not in a therapy session he is likely working on an art project or making some of his unique silver wire-wrap metaphysical jewelry.



Meghan Ryan, LMT, NMT # 4856

    Meghan is a state licensed massage therapist since 2017, with certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. She specializes in pain management and looks     forward to learning Reiki, as well as Thai Massage. Meghan loves to work on head/neck as well as hands and feet.

 Meghan is also in training to teach Anatomy and Physiology at the Birmingham School of Massage, and currently assists with bodywork instruction. The few moments that she isn’t teaching, giving, or receiving a massage, she is either camping in the woods, crafting, or working with Birmingham Oddities.


Where We Are Going

At the moment, we are small, but we will grow.  We feel like Birmingham needs an opportunity to try out some new things, and as we learn them, we will offer them!

We look forward to the opportunity to help nurture the already growing community of consciousness in our home, Birmingham, Alabama. We believe to be healthy and happy, one must combat ignorance and fear and embrace knowledge, faith and love. 

It’s time to Evolve, Birmingham. Join us.

Our Services

Pain Management $85/60 mins $115/90 mins  For the Client that wakes up often or everyday with pain. (Choose Neck/Shoulders or Lowback/Hips Focus)

Deep Tissue – $85/60 mins $115/90 mins – If you are an athlete or just need some serious attention to your tight muscles and a bothersome knot or two, this is the massage for you.

Aromatherapy Massage – $100/60 mins $130/90 mins – Our Aromatherapy Massage features Young Living Essential Oils and Includes a brief Aromatherapy Consultation. Essential Oils can increase the level of relaxation of your massage, as well as contribute to your wellness in unexpected ways.

Prenatal – $85/60 mins $115/90 minsSide-lying massage so for the soon-to-be mother’s comfort and safety of the baby. Prenatal Massage is more gentle than our other massages, and can relieve aches and pains that come along with all the changes the body goes through during pregnancy.

Energy Massage with Crystal Balancing – $85/60 mins $115/90 minsThis is a massage that focuses on clear intent – rhythmic strokes calm and align your body, while you are encouraged to take deep breaths and focus on your body as a whole being. We finish with a few minutes of chakra crystal balancing that will leave you feeling enlivened and refreshed.

Reiki – $65/45 mins – A Japanese modality of Energy Healing. This is a light touch modality that is performed with the client fully clothed. The goal of Reiki is to heal blockages and/or tears in the emotional body, which in turn affect any issues you are having in your physical body.

New Client Interested in Trying Us Out?
We always offer $20 off for New Clients!
Ask about discounted pricing for packages.
Call or text (205)566-4526 to ask a question.
Click Here to book an appointment!

“No matter how much it gets abused, the body can restore balance. The first rule is to stop interfering with nature.” ~Deepak Chopra





 If you have seen a deal on a 3rd party website, we will match the price
+ give you a $10 Coupon to use when you come back for your second service!

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(tell us what Deal you saw in your appointment notes)

This offer is good for New Clients
or Clients that have not been active for more than 6 months.

$20 OFF New Clients

New Clients always receive $20 off their first service!

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This offer is good for New Clients Only!

$55 Massage with Meghan

Our New Therapist, Meghan Ryan, is offering 60 Minute Deep Tissue Massage for $55 for a limited time.

Click HERE to buy one now!

This offer is good to New or Existing Clients!

50% OFF Aromatherapy Massage

Our Aromatherapy Massage is specifically for people interested in Young Living Essential Oils. This massage is about introducing you to or educating you about Young Living Essential Oils, as well as giving you a deeply relaxing experience.

Book Your Appointment HERE.

This offer is good to New or Existing Clients!

We will be changing these promotions from time to time, so always check back!

-Valerie, Michael, & Ian


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 35 reviews

I have seen Meghan, the new massage therapist, twice now. She is extremely accommodating, making sure she addresses my specific needs while making me feel comfortable and relaxed. She does an excellent job adjusting to what I need, is professional, and friendly all while providing an excellent massage.

This place is warm, inviting, and has a heightened vibrational energy that can be felt when you walk in the door. I must say, this provided me with exactly what I needed. Ian answered all of my questions helped me to hone in on clearing my energy. I left feeling light as a feather.I truly recommend this to anyone open-minding and ready.

I met with Ian after a long week at work. I had been on my feet and lifting heavy items and I needed to relax. Initially I thought of a massage as a 'treat yourself' relaxtion experience, I didn't realize a message could be a therapeutic tool. Ian is incredibly knowledgeable about the muscular system. Ian worked all of my muscles with great depth, intuition and care. In all aspects, this was a relaxing, and comfortable experience. I felt relaxed from the moment I entered Evolve. I had a 60 minute deep tissue massage, and I will be scheduling another appointment in the near future. Thanks Ian!

I had injured my lower back for the fourth time in only a few years. Had a few massages but nothing like this. Saw Michael and could tell after the first session these people know what they're doing. Scheduled four more appointments and feel better than I than have in years. Highly recommend!

Ian is by far the best massage therapist I've ever visited. I relieved so much muscle tension that I didn't realize I had. I will be booking another appointment very soon.

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(205) 566-4526

1034 23rd St S Suite 202, Birmingham, Alabama 35205