Evolve Homewood

Holistic Wellness Studio
& Boutique

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.

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.

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“In a universe made out of energy, everything is entangled; everything is one.”

~ Bruce Lipton

The Evolve Family

Valerie Chastain

Massage Therapist LMT#3612, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Health Coach

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 Disko

Massage Therapist LMT# 3841, Reiki Master Teacher, EFT Practitioner

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 Krusinski

Massage Therapist #4265, Reiki Master Teacher

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 Mangina

Massage Therapist LMT#5275, Reiki Practitioner

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 Bevens

Massage Therapist LMT#5511, Reiki Master Teacher, Esthetician

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 Morgan

Massage Therapist LMT#4685

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

Cranio-Sacral Therapist

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!

Annalee Woods

Yoga Instructor

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.

Gwen Timmons


Alabama Esthetician License #144830
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 Pearson

Meditation Instructor

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 Knox

General Manager

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 Ross

Assistant Manager/ Social Media Guru

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.

Service Menu & Pricing

Therapeutic Massage

Chronic muscular pain is a real problem for a lot of us, and pills or surgery are usually not the right answer. People in chronic pain are often caught in an endless revolving door of “quick fixes”. Massage can often relieve muscular pain and in the process teach you about your body in a way that will give you the knowledge you need to change your lifestyle so that you can heal yourself and feel better longterm.

“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

Deep Tissue Massage
$8560 Minutes
  • Deep Tissue Massage combines trigger point work with other Neuromuscular techniques and stretching to release knots and relax tense muscles.
Deep Tissue Massage
$150120 Minutes
  • Deep Tissue Massage combines trigger point work with other Neuromuscular techniques and stretching to release knots and relax tense muscles.
Chronic Low Back/ Hip Pain Therapy
$8560 Minutes
  • Chronic Pain Therapy massage focuses on a specific area. Let your therapist know exactly what's bothering you and we will focus on that specific problem.
$11590 Minutes
  • A massage specifically catered to pregnancy. We use pillows in a side-lying position so you and your infant are safe and comfortable.

Skin Care

We have a full spectrum of skin care services with licensed estheticians. Whether you are looking for a Hydrafacial, Dermaplane, or a Relaxing and Rejuvenating Facial Experience, we’ve got you covered.

Hydrafacial Services

$7530 Minutes
  • Dermaplane treatments are a popular form of physical exfoliation. Originally invented as an alternative to chemical peels, regular treatments help to reduce pigmentation and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Performed by a licensed esthetician, the skin is skimmed to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (also referred to as peach fuzz) - revealing brighter, fresher, smoother skin!
Acne Hydrafacial
$17560 Minutes
  • The Hydrafacial system utilizes a low percentage Glycolic/Salicylic peel to address inflammation, oil and post breakout pigmentation while the powerful suction smooths rough texture and administers benzoyl peroxide to eliminate anaerobic, acne bacteria.
  • "Excessive Extractions and Milia Extractions may incur additional $25 fee"
Chemical Peel
$90-$15030 Minutes
  • Chemical peels use various acids to provide deep exfoliation. Primarily used to treat wrinkles, discoloration, scarring and rough texture. Solution strength determines penetration and can vary from superficial to light to moderate strength. Subsequent treatments may be necessary to reach desired results.
  • "Contraindications may apply"
Brow Wax, Tint, or Shape
$25Add On Only
  • Add Brow Wax, Tint or Shape to any facial for only $25

Rejuvenating Facials

90 Minute Rejuvenating Facial
$11590 Minutes
  • Get the extra 30 minutes your skin and spirit needs with this Relaxing & Rejuvenating Facial
Rejuvenating Peel
$8545 Mins
  • 30-45 Minutes TCA Peel Aftercare
Teen Rejuvenating Facial
$8560 Minutes
  • Deep Cleanse and Blemish Removal
Anti-Acne Rejuvenating Facial
$8560 Minutes
  • Pin Points Acne Issues


Reiki helps to align the energies of the Chakras to help initiate self-healing for whatever wellness challenges you are facing. Reiki is not attached to any religion or belief system. Anyone can receive Reiki and benefit.

Reiki Add On
$5030 Minutes Add On
  • Add 30 Minutes of Reiki to your Massage or Facial

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system, which has been shown to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, as well as many other systems of the body, such as digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, and more. CST has also been shown to help with the physical components related to such somatic conditions as Post Traumatic Stress, depression and anxiety.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy
$10050 Minutes
  • Craniosacral therapy helps patients heal with a light touch hands-on, whole-body method of releasing restrictions around the brain and spinal cord to enhance central nervous system performance and help the body to self-correct, working towards health in body, mind, and spirit.
SomatoEmotional Release
$10050 Minutes
  • SomatoEmotional Release is a manual therapy process that expands on the core principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the body of the residual effects of past trauma and negative emotional experiences.
Energetic Balancing
$10050 minutes
  • Energetic Balancing designed to bridge the gap between bodywork and energy medicine. Over time, the body stores and accumulates patterns of physical tension from physical, biochemical, and electromagnetic stressors. Additionally, unresolved mental, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual/consciousness issues can contribute an abnormal energetic charge to this existing physical tension creating energetic charged tension and stress patterns (lesions) in the tissues. If left untreated, these unresolved energetic lesions can result in structural and functional limitations leading to pain, altered function, and abnormal physiology. Founded on the principles of Quantum Mechanics, EB utilizes specialized energetic techniques to treat at the core level of dysfunction and release this energetically charged tension and stress patterns (physiological, mental, emotional, and spiritual) locally and throughout the body.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

EFT is a Alternative Therapy that addresses emotional distress like PTSD, Anxiety, Phobias, Fears, and Anger using a combination of Tapping Meridian points while repeating a self-affirming mantra and eye movements borrowing from EMDR therapy. The style of EFT practiced at Evolve is actually a combination of EFT, TFT, and EFT Energy and includes meditative breathing and visualization.

In Person EFT Session (1st Session)
$8560-90 minutes
  • In your first EFT Session we will explore your issues, develop your EFT statements and you will learn the EFT process to use in your own practice.
EFT In Person Follow-up
$50approx 30 minutes
  • In a follow up EFT Session we will go back through your EFT process established in the first session and make any adjustments as needed. (Must have had a first session EFT with us)

Health Coaching for Auto-Immune Disorders

Valerie is a Certified Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also has a lifetime of experience managing her own auto-immune challenges. Valerie has been through the difficulties and frustrations of going to doctor after doctor and getting no answers, no direction, and no results.

Her 6 month program is a commitment to yourself and feeling better. Health Coaching puts the power to manage your own health in your hands with knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle. Health Coaching is not a quick fix but an opportunity to educate yourself to make changes that will last a lifetime.

Free Health Coaching Consultation
$050 Minutes
  • Meet Valerie and talk to her about your challenges and your goals to learn if her Health Coaching Program would be right for you. Be sure to complete the online intake before your appointment.


Inversion Practice Yoga Class
$1560 minutes
  • Inversions are yoga poses where the heart is higher from the ground than the head. So this includes poses like Supported Shoulder Stand with a folded blanket under the shoulders, Legs up the Wall pose and even Downward Facing Dog and standing forward bends. Wonderful way to connect with your heart and get your blood flowing.
Earth Practice Yoga Class
$1560 minutes
  • Earth Practice Yoga is also known as "Grounding Yoga"
  • Physical grounding is all about finding a solid connection with the earth through bringing awareness into your body. We need to stop and take time to notice how we feel and reconnect with the earth.


Package Pricing

Four 60 Minute Services
$280Save $60
  • Our Packages are good for any Services (excluding Health Coaching). Packages are good for 1 Year and cannot be refunded or redeemed for cash. Extra discounts available for multiple package purchases and "Year Package" Rates.


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 52 reviews

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!

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Reiki Workshops

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.

Reiki 1
$1116 Hour Class
  • Reiki 1 instruction and attunement. There is no prerequisite for this class.
Reiki 3
$3333 Days/ 9 hours
  • Reiki 3 attunements and instruction. Must have Reiki 2 certificate for at least 6 months prior to this class.

Valerie, Michael, and Ian are all Reiki Master Teachers trained by Ann Clark, PhD, RN.



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