School: Denver School of Massage Therapy
Licensed since: 2012
Continuing Education: Structural Bodywork, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release
Kevin Valias has been in practice since 2012 pursuing a focus on Structural bodywork and myofascial release. He received his training at the Denver School of Massage where he was trained in 13 modalities of bodywork. Although is skill set is broad he is devoted to working with acute and chronic injuries/ chronic tension to restore balance and muscular integrity. His work is often perceived as strong, precise, and coordinated towards a specific goal to achieve longer lasting results.
How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?
I have been a certified therapist since 2012, so 5 years or so.
How many hours of training do you have?
At least 800+ hours.
Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?
I have always been into extreme sports and pushing my physical athletic capabilities. In 2007 I was hit by a drunk driver which left me in pain with no relief. After years of struggling with persistent aches I decided to take matters into my own hands, leading me to this career.
Where did you go to school for massage?
I attended the Denver School of Massage Therapy October 2010 curriculum.
How do you describe your massage/work to others?
I always strive towards achieving a particular goal. My strokes are guided by precision, consistent pressure, and pace, giving the client the benefit of experiencing the fullest possible release in our time together. The depth of work may change depending on need, but overall my work is deep. I integrate mostly Structural and Trigger Point therapy as the basis for all my treatments.
What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?
Based on the work I do, the Rolf Institute would be the next step. I find treating chronic tension gives me the most gratification and to my understanding, Rolfing is the most advanced training in structural bodywork out there. Having a deeper understanding of the pathologies of fascia would amplify my ability to discern the many types of structural imbalances.
How has receiving massage affected you personally?
Being really active means always growing and sometimes feeling the consequences of overloading or over developing an area(s) of the body. Massage has not only helped reduce and prevent inflammation and soreness, but also has given me insight on how to maintain a proper balance between muscle groups, reducing my need for constant bodywork. Work safe and train smart.
What do you do to stay healthy?
I’ve found the formula to longevity to consist of a three legged stool: Workout. Sleep. Eat. Each leg servies the purpose of maintaining the balance. You can’t skip out on one without compromising another. I love lifting weights, love long distance running. I love eating a variety of foods and I stay away when I can from sugar and fried foods. Most of all no matter the situation, always step forward with a positive mentality.
What do you like about working at Myo Massage?
I love how the clientele always knows what to expect when they come here to receive bodywork. I love knowing I am surrounded by therapists who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about what they do. Most of all the kindness and appreciation for what I do is always respected.