Alvino Massage

Alvino Massage is a core part of your active lifestyle! Colorado is a haven for active people. Let’s face it, the sun shines on us! We spend a lot of time outdoors, whether it's jogging, skiing, cycling, or just walking the dog.

Operating as usual

[04/29/20]   Based on the recommendation of the American Massage Therapist Association (AMTA), and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and other trusted professional organizations and colleagues:

Alvino Massage will remain closed in May.

As such, all memberships will be suspended in May and we will revisit normal business operations starting June 1st. Alvino Massage will reopen at a point where safety isn't a primary question. If you are currently scheduled in May, your appointment is cancelled. If you have a standing appointment, you will maintain that appointment in the future.

This is one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made. I miss you. I miss working. I miss the discussions. When you look at what Colorado requires for massage, from a personal protective equipment standard alone, it's not practical to open given the supply chain. The rest of the Governor's standard implies there is still a huge risk.

I know the best way to mitigate risk is to stay closed at this time. Though I know there will be some disappointment, I hope most of you are a little relieved. We will open eventually!!!

In the meantime, Christen and I have been hosting online trivia! I'd be happy to host a happy hour trivia session for us. Gideon and I have been gardening (and hockey) madmen. Elliot is perfecting his Ninja skills. Christen is happily working from home. And... our pets are still crazy.

Be well,

Smack The Pony - Oriental Massage

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[03/25/18]   Howdy everybody!

Pulleys and Levers

It’s been nearly four years since I had that other job. You might remember, I spent many years in the residential structural design business. People say massage couldn’t be further from houses. Everyday as a therapist, I am reminded the two are truly similar. You say your door doesn’t close without thudding against the door frame? Chances are the door frame isn’t square anymore due to other stresses it had to endure. [ 204 more words. ] It’s been nearly four years since I had that other job. You might remember, I spent many years in the residential structural design business. People say massage couldn’t be further from houses. Eve…

Thai or Table? What’s better?

Everybody is familiar with a table massage. Most people know of deep tissue massages. Many know the phrase “Swedish Massage”, though few know what it actually means. People generally conclude with, “What massage should I get?” Here is a simple breakdown of the choices you have at Alvino Massage: Therapeutic Massage – Also known primarily as a deep tissue massage. A therapeutic massage has the purpose of stopping and working on afflicted areas in the body. [ 485 more words. ]  Everybody is familiar with a table massage. Most people know of deep tissue massages. Many know the phrase “Swedish Massage”, though few know what it actually means. People generally conclude with…

The Physical Manifestation of Emotional Stress

It is very important to find out what a person is looking for before we start your treatment. Before we start your massage, I ask where you would like me to focus. The vast majority of the time, people will say, “I carry all my stress…” and point to a part of their body. Generally, people point to their neck or their shoulders. [ 318 more words. ] It is very important to find out what a person is looking for before we start your treatment. Before we start your massage, I ask where you would like me to focus. The vast majority of the time, pe…

[06/01/15]   As you may know, our community garden specializes in growing top end gourmet garlic. We have created a page with our activities, recipes and information about our local homegrown organic garlic.... Take a look!

We will have a gourmet garlic event September 11th and 12th. It was fantastic last year (we had Bonnie Brae Garlic Ice Cream)

From Christen :)

A funny thing happen on the way to the forehead |

Interesting stuff I've learned as a teacher :) One of the most common problems people have is headaches. Sinus headaches. Tension headaches. Migraines. Most people get a headache every now and again.

Timeline Photos

Garlic tasting party!

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Hey Everybody: As you know, we are crazy gardeners :)

Our community garden is having a Garlic Event: Limited tickets - Sept 5 / 6 - The garlic is awesome and it's been fun participating Rosedale Community Garden 1st Annual Garlic Tasting Party 2 nights: September 5th and 6th, 6:00 p.m. till dark Experience the difference that gourmet garlic can make in your cooking. Ro...

The ALS #IceBucketChallenge raises money and awareness to the neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. They've raised much more this year than before... I've been challenged by a few folks, and I am challenging some of the teachers in my school.

Being a muscle guy and a well-being guy, I am pretty interested and have seen the effects first hand.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.

So, donate... douse yourself with a bucket of ice water and spread the word, or better yet... do both!

On Tuesday evening at 6:30, August 12th, we will be teaching a massage class geared toward the community. This month, we will be discussing hand and forearm massage.

Typically, we spend a little time showing massage techniques that do not require as well as techniques that do. We also spend just a little bit of time talking about various lotions and oils.

Our class is once a month on the second Tuesday. This will introduce you to massage without overwhelming you. The price is $15 for one person, or $25 if you want to bring a friend.

Our class is located at "The Garden - Park Hill", 3435 Albion St - Denver - 80207.

We hope to see you there!

How a Mysterious Body Part Called Fascia Is Challenging Medicine

Extremely interesting article: Fascia is a web of fibrous tissue that permeates the body, but is it really the "Cinderella Tissue" that new age therapists, Rolfers, and yoga instructors suggest? The fascial system is still a medical mystery. But that could soon change, thanks to an unlikely alliance between researchers and altern…

DeMarcus Ware shares "cupping" technique for football recovery

Hey, if a Denver Bronco thinks it's a good idea...
(cupping is a secret menu item at Alvino Massage) DeMarcus Ware recently sent out an Instagram that showed him laying flat on his stomach and at least 20 jars positioned on his back, part of a recovery effort.

We had a good time at the Neck and Shoulder massage class! Next month - Hand and Arm. Second Tuesdays at 6:30... see you there!

[07/01/14]   How to Massage Friends and Influence Tissue - Shoulder Massage

Tuesday: July 8th - 6:30 pm

The Garden Park Hill

3435 Albion St, Denver, CO 80207

Our foot massage class was a rousing success! Christen taught us how to make a nice coconut oil scrub.

This month, learn how to massage the neck and trapezius. We will be making a nice black pepper massage oil!

$15 for individuals, $25 for you and a friend.

Do you hunch your shoulders when checking your phone? Why you need to think posture all the time

Great Article - Thanks Jeff! Good posture means aligning ears over the shoulders, shoulders over hips, and hips over the knees and ankles

The students are learning muscles this week

Asparagus, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, and a future flower bed (wild flower perennials). The garden is shaping up!

This was our backpacking trip this weekend. Golden Gate Canyon is a beautiful and close state park!

We had a great time at our first community class! We learned relaxing foot massage and Christen taught us how to make a whipped coconut aloe foot scrub! Stay tuned, next class July 8th... It's all about the neck!

[06/06/14]   What are you doing this weekend? We're headed up to the hills for a backpacking weekend! Thank goodness for freeze dried pad Thai!

Learning the bones this week!

Today in class, we learned about "The Angle of Louis"...

It's the joint between the manubrium and the sternum (think chest plate)... any who.. This Louis (pronounced louie) was a French Surgeon circa 1750.

He also happen to design the prototype for a machine once known as "louisette"... but is know called... the guillotine!!!

Funny photo from class today: If you were massaged by a giant!

[04/29/14]   We tried a new scrub yesterday. Ground up oatmeal and coconut oil. Super simple. Christen loved it and my hands are still soft.

Jaguar Purrs While Getting a Massage

Need proof massage works? Listen to this big guy purrrrrrr Voodoo the jaguar enjoys a morning massage from a keeper at the Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Louisburg, Kansas. Cedar Cove Feline Conservation Park in L...

Headline of the Day: "Daily massages leads to improved health"

At least I don't ask you to get a massage that often!!!!


Happy Easter!

Thaimassage Chiangmai School 2009

Look what I found during spring cleaning!
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Spring cleaning, web page style! Almost every nook and cranny of was dusted off this morning! Man, there were cobwebs! Welcome to Alvino MassageBasic Business ValuesPersonalized QualityEvery person is different. Every massage should be different as well. From the amount of pressure applied, to the techniques incorporated, massages are custom to what you need.Unsurpassed Customer ServiceA massage doesn’t begin and en...

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612 Washington St Ste 109
Denver, CO

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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