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.

 

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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 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.

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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 his new son, doing yoga with Valerie and their 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 an art project or making some of his unique silver wire-wrap metaphysical jewelry.

 

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.

 

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.