Evolve Homewood began as a small, family owned massage studio focused on deep tissue and pain management. As we grow, we are excited to offer different healing modalities for our clientele, from Reiki to Health Coaching to Facial services, with more on the way.
Our Boutique is full of beautiful crystals, unique jewelry, handmade candles, small batch soaps and bath products, local goods, supplements, books, and more.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to offer something truly unique to our little city, and are excited about nurturing the already growing community of Holistic Wellness.
So many of us have gotten lost in the chronic anxiety of our modern lifestyle. Holistic Wellness is about slowing down for a minute, paying attention to your body, breathing deeply and being mindful. Many chronic pain issues as well as a myriad of other physical and emotional difficulties can be eased by intentional self care. Massage is an integral part of that self care and one of the best places to start.
Whether your journey into caring for yourself brings you in for massage or leads you to seeking Reiki healing, joining Valerie’s Health Coaching program, caring for your skin with our Facial services, learning how to practice Reiki yourself, or bringing ritual, beauty, and healing energy into your home with the crystals, jewelry, candles, and other incredible products in our Boutique, Evolve Homewood has what you need to help you on your self-healing path.
Valerie is a Certified Health Coach, IIN. She is focused on helping people with Auto-Immune Disorders. Valerie is also a state licensed massage therapist since 2011, with certification in Neuromuscular Therapy and certified Reiki Master Teacher. 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 integrative medicine and Eastern Healing practices. Valerie and Michael have a four year old son, and two girls between them. In her free time she tends organic gardens and has a vast working knowledge of supplements and nutrition.
Michael is a state licensed massage therapist since 2013 with certification in Neuromuscular Therapy and certified Reiki Master Teacher. 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.
Ian is a state licensed massage therapist since 2015 with certification in Neuromuscular Therapy and certified Reiki Master Teacher. 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.
Brittany is a state licensed therapist with a certification in neuromuscular therapy. She has also completed her Reiki 2 Certification. 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.
Jenna has been a licensed massage therapist since 2016 in multiple states, certified in IET as well as a Reiki Master Teacher. She has specializations in holistic wellness and chronic pain management. Her practice incorporates multiple techniques into sessions based off of body reading and client preferences.
Jenna is a forever student always looking to learn new things. When not working with clients she is reading the stars, collecting new crystals, or dipping her toes into a new topic.
Shaun is a state licensed massage therapist since 2016 with certification in neuromuscular therapy and is in the process of attaining a certification for Myoskelatal alignment therapy. He specializes in pain management and works to release deep spinal muscles and restore balance to the upper and lower body.
Shaun has a wife and two kids. When he’s not working he enjoys learning about nature and how to live in tune with, and reconnect to the spirit of mother nature.
Lidie Gorupic’ is a registered nurse that specializes in trauma and surgical specialties, is a board-certified pediatric nurse, and Craniosacral Therapist since 2016 after training with the Upledger Institute.
Holistic health is something that has always been a passion of hers. Integrating her knowledge of Western medicine with alternative holistic methods relating to health and wellness and the human body is what brought her into practicing Craniosacral Therapy.
When Lidie isn’t practicing on clients, you can find her outdoors with her two kids and friends traveling and seeking adventures!
RYT 200 Hatha (Vinyasa) + Paddleboard Yoga, Reiki 1 Certified. Annalee grew up a classically trained, competitive dancer and has found passion teaching dance for 10 years. She also practices circus arts, aerial and fire spinning.
Annalee is obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is a new mother and loves seeing live music and practicing a healthy lifestyle.
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Gwen Trained as a Professional Skin Therapist at Elise Esthetics Institute and Spa, an International Dermal Institute school located in Maitland, Florida. She came to Alabama in 2018 and was certified as an acne specialist in 2019.
Gwen fancies herself an artist, strategist, achiever, empath, esthetician and friend.
Having realized as a child she possessed an innate ability to put people at ease, Gwen knew her ‘purpose’ would involve caring for others. Years later, Gwen’s dreams were realized when she decided to become an esthetician.
Gwen loves meditation and journaling, art, cool dirt on bare feet, pulling cards, Jamaica, kind humans, her husband & her family, Sunny & Lola.
Elizabeth is a Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach, Sacred Earth Practitioner, Meditation Guide and Certified Shamanic Journey Practitioner (since 1997). Elizabeth’s passion is to inspire people to align with their destiny and express their gifts for humanity’s evolution. Elizabeth has practiced many techniques of meditation over the past 25 years including Transcendental Meditation, Drunvalo Melchezedec’s Flower of Life and many journey meditations for clearing our soul container. She has trained with Tara Brach and Eckhart Tolle. Her additional trainings include Transformational Facilitation, Coaching and Leadership.
Britney runs all the daily business for Evolve Homewood. She has been seeking her higher self since 2012 and is Reiki I Certified. Britney is the mother of 3 children. She is passionate about hiking, her garden and is a student of meditation and yoga.
Larry moved from California to Alabama in 2018. Larry is Reiki I Certified and has been following a spiritual path for more than five years and has been learning about themselves through crystals, meditation, and gardening. They enjoy making custom candles and gender neutral clothes in their spare time. Larry is very in tune with plants and the green earth. They believe we are all connected and the universe led them to Evolve.
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This was my first ever experience with a massage, So I was extremely nervous, however immediately comforted and welcomed by the staff! Larry was so kind and calm, with a very nervous me. And gave me time to acclimate.
The actual massage was beyond incredible, I’m still so relaxed and feel so centered. Ian was very patient and thorough in communicating transparent expectations in each step, and I couldn’t of been more comfortable. I'm very thankful that he was so receptive of any nervous questions, and made this first time not a last time! The whole team seemed so kind and welcoming, which is so important. Thank you for a safe and open space, and highly recommend.
Jenna is amazing. I feel so lucky to have found her. The entire team at Evolve is responsive and professional - and Jenna is probably the best masseuse I've ever worked with. 10/10. Highly recommend.
I have been seeing Val for neck issues as well as full body massages for years. She never disappoints. Always kind and professional and really listens so she can effectively cater to your specific physical issues.
I have had 2 sessions with Valerie and oh my god her experience and relatability to the struggles of chronic illness/autoimmune disease are fantastic. I highly recommend booking a Health Coaching session with Valerie if you are interested in getting a better understanding of your autoimmune issues!!!!!
I've been going to Ian for deep tissue massages and Reiki Readings, since the spring. He's so knowledgeable, and intuitive, when he works with me, that he has released muscles and blockages that have bothered me for ages. I can't say enough good things about Ian, and everyone at Evolve!
Reiki Workshops are available to anyone interested in learning Reiki, whether to be a Reiki Practitioner or for self healing and personal knowledge.
Workshops are available throughout the year, and a student is not required to commit to the entire series. After you take each level, you can decide whether or not you would like to continue.