Alana Hanks, owner of Skin to Soul Holistic Massage and Wellness, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, certified integrative yoga therapy instructor, and is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and the Glenwood Chamber of Commerce. She graduated with honors from the 1000 hour plus massage therapy program at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) in Boulder, CO in 2008. She has taken continuing education classes in prenatal and postpartum massage as well as labor support, myofascial release, Reiki, and SMRT (spontaneous muscle release technique), and other massage therapy modalities and techniques. Alana completed her 200-hour Integrative Yoga Therapy teacher training certification through True Nature Healing Arts in Carbondale, Colorado in March of 2016. She offers customized wellness themed workshops at various locations in Carbondale and Glenwood.
Check out this video where Alana was interviewed about her business by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association ambassador, Courtney Wheeler, in March of 2019.
Alana was born in Denver, raised in the Roaring Fork Valley since she was eight, and presently lives in Glenwood Springs with her husband, Jake Hanks, who is a mental health therapist and owns Next Breath Counseling, also located in Glenwood Springs. Alana enjoys providing massage therapy, yoga, self-care/wellness coaching, and creative empowerment and wellness themed workshops and retreats, while promoting holistic wellness for valley residents and visitors. Alana also holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.S. in Cultural Anthropology from Santa Clara University, spent several years working in the outdoor/environmental education field, leadership, and wilderness therapy, and loves being in the outdoors, traveling abroad, volunteering, and experiencing cultural immersion opportunities. She is passionate about the local and organic food movement and frequents Sustainable Settings, a wonderful beyond-organic farm just 5 miles south of Carbondale on Hwy. 133. You also might spot her in the occasional local West African dance performance, swinging around the dance floor, or out on the ultimate frisbee field! Alana delights in her role as Aunt Alana to her adorable nieces Malina, Amaya, Viviana, Colette, Layla, and her nephew Isaiah.
Skin to Soul Holistic Massage and Wellness is located in a holistic clinic near downtown Glenwood Springs where the office is shared with chiropractor, Dr. Gail Chapman, acupuncturist, Heather Douglas of Infinite Wellness Acupuncture, and fellow massage therapist, Lizz Arias. We enjoy working together to best serve our clients and patients as a "one stop shop" for holistic health and wellness.
"At Skin to Soul Holistic Massage and Wellness I strive to create an environment where my clients can embrace their experience and feel nurtured, honored, safe, and listened to in order to support them on their path of holistic healing. I want to provide a judgment-free zone where my clients can feel comfortable to express their needs and feel like they can get those needs met." -Alana Hanks
"I've had a wonderful experience combining therapeutic massage with my chiropractic adjustments. I look forward to seeing Alana on a monthly basis and have found that a relaxing massage makes an enormous difference in how great I feel. Alana makes each appointment unique, varying the experience to work on new areas as well as the usual "trouble" spots. I highly recommend trying her for a massage!" -Amelia S.
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Colorado Plaza Building
1317 Grand Avenue, Suite 228
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601