After living in Colorado for just under a year, Lisa Smuin was drawn to massage therapy and received her training at the Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins. Before launching into her massage career, she was a yoga teacher for 18 years. This passion for yoga led her to learn how to heal the body on a more personal level, inspiring her to use movement techniques during each massage session. She employs methods to mobilize joints as well as release muscular tension patterns that may be the cause of pain and discomfort.
Lisa understands the importance of the connection between the mind and body and strives to bring awareness to this connection during sessions. Each massage is a personal, educational experience for both the client and therapist. What is learned is compounded into the most effective plan for ongoing treatment.
Sage Holistic Health provides a healing environment so that the client can fully relax, de-stress and strive toward their desired results. Lisa tailors each massage treatment to the individual’s needs, understanding that everybody releases pain and tension in unique ways.
Though Lisa specializes in massage for neck and shoulder pain, she employs a full body approach to each client. Her massage techniques include an integrated approach, using a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, Ahbyanga, prenatal, massage cupping, and lymphatic. She also employs myofacial release, a technique that is often essential in releasing painful areas.
Behind every good massage treatment is a good self-care routine, allowing for stress release and to make sure the muscles and joints maintain lubrication and mobility. For example, some of the self-care Lisa routinely enjoys is hiking, snowshoeing, meditating and spending time with her two children and their dog Patch. She also enjoys cooking, gardening and working on artistic household projects.
I love Lisa's massages. I find an increase in self-awareness with every ounce of stress that's stripped away. ~K.P.
I am generally reluctant to receive massage therapy out of concern of getting hurt or not being able to relax. I now look forward to Lisa’s care! Her skill has earned my trust and I have even fallen asleep on her table! ~D.K.
Upon meeting Lisa, I immediately felt comfortable with her. Her energy has always been inviting and kind. Lisa goes above and beyond to ensure that you receive what you need during your session. Her technique is astounding and I have always felt rejuvenated and invigorated after our sessions. Her professionalism and fierce commitment to her healing work is clearly evident to me. If you are looking for a message therapist that is committed to your personal healing and does amazing bodywork, look no further.~K.C.