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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, but we are growing! We now have 2 locations. Our Southside location is off Highland Ave, near the Garage on 23rd St. S, down the hill from Bottega.
Our new Homewood Location is on Crescent Ave, right off downtown Homewood, near OLS.

Homewood

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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 two year old 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.

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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 Valerie, their son and two girls, or playing guitar or his djembe drum.

 

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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 a new landscaping project, gardening, or making some of his unique silver wire-wrap metaphysical jewelry.

 

Southside

Dalton Spradlin, LMT, NMT # 4536

Dalton is a state licensed massage therapist since 2016 with certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. He specializes in Pain Management and loves finding new techniques to treat familiar issues, whether they’re found in your head and neck or low back and hips.

Dalton is passionate about self-care, and has been an avid reader and learner since childhood. When he isn’t in a therapy session, he can likely be found whipping up something new in the kitchen, cruising around town on his board, or finding new books in local thrift stores.

Brittany Mangina, LMT, NMT # 5275

Brittany is a state licensed therapist with a certification in neuromuscular therapy. She is also trained in deep tissue and relaxation techniques. Brittany has a passion for helping others and believes massage is essential for self care of the mind, body, and soul.

Brittany loves spending free time with her friends and family. Being outdoors is a must. Whether it’s a quiet day of hiking & exploring, a day at the beach or an evening boat ride on the lake. Brittany enjoys grounding & surrounding herself in all that Mother Nature so abundantly provides.

 

Christopher Cox, LMT, NMT# 5273

Chris is a state licensed massage therapist with a certification in Neuromuscular Therapy. He specialized in Pain Management and enjoys helping clients wherever they need it.

Chris is an avid reader, gamer, and history buff. When he’s not in a therapy session, he is likely searching for a new gem in the book store or caring for the ones he loves.

 

Testimonials

Deeann

I’ve been going to Evolve for massages with Michael for 6 months. Both locations are relaxing and peaceful; the new Crescent Ave location is particularly welcoming . Michael is great with both stress and pain relief. He finds all the right pressure points and the pain and stress just melt away. At one point I had a pinched nerve in my shoulder causing chronic pain. After a visit with Michael, it was gone. I highly recommend both Michael and Evolve. I’ll keep returning.

Talethia

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.

Michael

Best massage ever. As some have stated on here also, Valerie asked where I was most in pain and went to work on those muscles, tailored the massage to my needs and my condition. Was good and sore the next day but the long term healing benefits of my visit have been beyond expectation!

 

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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.

Relyf CBD Massage – $100/60 mins $130/90 mins – Add a 1 ml dose of Relyf CBD oil to your massage cream for an enhanced experience

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 – $85 – 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?
Check out our Promos Page, or our “fill our book” specials on Schedulicity!
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

 

Promotions


OCTOBER PROMO!
20% OFF 90 Minute Massage at Southside!

This Deal is Good for New or Existing Clients!
This Deal Can Only Be Used At Evolve Southside


NEW THERAPIST SPECIAL!
$65 for 60 minutes

Give Daynette or Chris a try for only $65 for a 60 minute massage!

You can book this online here, call us at 205.566.4526, or
purchase a gift certificate with this link:
$65 NEW THERAPIST GIFT CERTIFICATE

This offer is good to New or Existing Clients for One Use Only!


FOR NEW CLIENTS

DEAL MATCH!

 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!

Call 205.566.4526 to Schedule!

(tell us what Deal you saw when you call)

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


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

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 36 reviews

I came in for the first time and my first impression was great energy/ enviornment. My second thought was the COUCH lol, I love it! My massage therapist Dalton was just what i needed. He listened to my request and executed my details. Thank you Dalton! See y'all again very soon!

I've been going to Evolve for massages with Michael for 6 months. Both locations are relaxing and peaceful; the new Crescent Ave location is particularly welcoming . Michael is great with both stress and pain relief. He finds all the right pressure points and the pain and stress just melt away. At one point I had a pinched nerve in my shoulder causing chronic pain. After a visit with Michael, it was gone. I highly recommend both Michael and Evolve. I'll keep returning.

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!

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Contact Us

Southside (205) 566-4526
Homewood (205) 855-9125

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

HOMEWOOD: 2907 Crescent Ave, Homewood, AL 35209