Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30-8PM
Janel offers her healing hands to the evolve community twice a week. Experience the deep care and nurturing environment that Janel creates for every client, melting tension, soothing bodies and calming minds.
“We often find ourselves caught up in “to-do” lists, outside commitments, and a grand variety of things. Self-care, such as massage therapy, can often be placed on the back-burner. You deserve time to pause and nurture your spirit! By using subtle & stable movements, I work to help ease any accumulated stress and tension your body reveals. We begin each massage with breath awareness, and I lead you toward slow release of unwanted pain and discomfort. It is essential to me that you walk away feeling supported and rejuvenated, having an experience of deserved relaxation.”
I am a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Valdez. As a young child my mother often requested foot massages. Consequently, she helped plant this seed for my pursuit later in my life. I am grateful! In 2010 I attended Maui School of Therapeutic Massage of Hawaii. Studying under their excellent instructors enabled me to cultivate the skills and confidence for success in the massage profession. My training consists of Neuromuscular Therapy and Integrated Therapeutic Massage. Thorough introductions in Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage also contribute to my personal style of therapy. Following graduation, I moved to Homer and worked at a spa overlooking beautiful Katchemak Bay. Soon I met Ayurvedic therapist Stephanie Dickerson, and began studying with her. Luxurious spa treatments and ayurvedic shirodharas comprised my work for over a year, and I realized I found lasting enthusiasm in this new occupation! Life then changed for all parties involved, and I moved up to work in Anchorage. The spring of 2013, I discovered Kim’s Forrest Yoga class at Laughing Lotus. My yoga background covered fifteen years of on and off study. Her class was such an awesome challenge and exactly the form I needed to develop regular practice. I’ve remained a student since and have witnessed an amazing shift not just in my body, but in the work I can do with my clients. I hope to share my passion for massage in a session with you soon! Janel Vculek, LMT