YAO BODYWORK PRACTITIONERS
Flexible body leads to a more flexible outlook on life. We present to your YAO's line up of three incredible massage therapists from which to choose. Each brings a unique set of qualities and practices literally to the table...the massage table, that is! Our YAO Bodywork team offers a diverse set of techniques that are tailored to each individual YAO patient's needs. In order for you to determine who might be the best fit for you, please have a read below.
Nancy Swan-MASSAGE THERAPIST
Meet Nancy - Nancy's long graceful strokes that incorporate multiple parts of the body will have you at "hello" (ref. to Jerry Maguire). She's ALL IN! You have to experience it to understand this in full, but Nancy's passion for massage and bodywork has her fully invested at each moment in your care. In total, Nancy has 22 years of bodywork experience with consistent continued education in Acupressure, Thai Massage, Lymphatic, Pre-natal and plenty more.
Her deep knowledge of the body from both a western and eastern perspective allows her to address your concerns in the most hidden of areas. Often we find patient's surprised saying, "I had no idea, I had so much stuck in that spot." Her ability to expertly sniff out the cause of the self-reported pain is truly phenomenal and much to our amazement, it is often not at all even near the spot we told her we thought it was. Her use of unconventional moves tricks your mind into a speedy release of tightened muscles.
Nancy is also YAO's Esthetician in YAO Beauty and can couple a YAO Signature Massage with other YAO Beauty treatments that may pique your interest.
Hope mcdonald - massage Therapist
Meet Hope - Intuitive, kind, and deeply soulful. When you are on Hope's massage table you will feel incredibly held in a luxuriously healing space. Want to make progress on healing any recent or past bodily injuries that are creating challenges? Hope is fantastic at setting up a progressive treatment plan that not only works within your budget but also within your time constraints. She is a fabulous advocate for your own self-care and is realistic about progressive steps that can be taken to improve your sense of wellbeing(whether that is a decrease in pain, increased range in motion or an overall sense of peacefulness).
Prepare your body for a deeply integrative form of massage using broad sweeping strokes, deep tissue techniques and Thai stretching elements creating a unique experience every time. Hope's training includes: Deep tissue, Swedish, Pre-natal (side-lying), Post-natal, Hot Stone, Raindrop Therapy, Reflexology, Chakra balancing (pendulum method), Aromatherapy massage, SMRT training, Soma Cupping, NMT (t-bars), and Table Thai. With nearly a decade of experience, Hope will dig deep from her knowledgeable skill base to create a personalized massage experience for each individual; however, if you are curious about any one technique she offers, don't hesitate to ask about having that incorporated specifically..
This world traveled therapist and former resident of places abroad such as England, Nepal and even Greece, originated from New Mexico but has called Colorado home longer than anywhere else. With hobbies of face painting and henna art as well as playing the ukelele and tending voraciously to her garden, Hope brings a very rich sense of self to hold space for your transformation under her very skilled and therapeutic hands.