Meet the Massage Therapists

BryanBryan Trapp, Registered Massage Therapist

Bryan began his training in 2001 at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City. Since then his career has spanned from coast to coast! He has done just about everything you can do in the realm of massage therapy, with experience including working with chiropractors, World Champion athletes,  opening the Spa at the Brown Palace, and providing chair massage for area businesses and events. He also taught massage therapy for 5 years at the Denver School of Massage Therapy. Bryan’s specialties include Sports Massage, Reflexology, Structural Bodywork, Rehabilitative Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Russian Sports Massage.

HanjaHana Knotkova, Registered Massage Therapist & Rolfer™

Hana (Hanya), is originally from Prague, the Czech Republic, and is a recent transplant from California.  She is a Certified Rolfer™ and Colorado state registered Massage Therapist.

Hana’s passion is helping people find better health and balance in their bodies, thus enhancing the quality of their lives.  Many of the advanced techniques she employs come as a result of her experience with Czech Physical Therapy.  In her opinion, Rolfing® is the modality that addresses the issues of better health and balance the best. She also performs the Schmitt method of massage therapy. This amazing technique was developed in 1930s by Doctor Schmitt, a German physician highly interested in yoga. It enables the clients to explore how breathing, followed by therapist tissue manipulation, can bring on tension release, peace of mind and a deep connection with one’s body.

Hana also utilizes other soft tissue mobilization techniques and a wide variety of therapeutic exercises. The exercises are simple and enable her clients to enjoy and sustain the effects of the treatment longer. Clients then report the ability to better perform daily activities without pain as well as increased healthy mobility. Her experience ranges from elderly clients seeking better movement after injuries to toddlers with spastic disorders.  Anyone who wants better, more natural movement and oneness with their body would benefit from a session with Hana.

Brian Smith, Registered Massage Therapist

Brian grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as one of seven children.  Early on in life he developed an interest in caring for others.  In 1994 he completed a 900 hour Medical Assistant Program and later, in 2010, he went through the Massage Therapy program at the National Massage Therapy Institute in Philadelphia.  Brian is currently certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

His bodywork techniques consists of Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, PNF stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, and neural pathway recognition, with a specific focus on joint rotation, postural awareness, and pain reduction.  In session, clients describe their pain sources and he, like a firefighter, goes right to the fire and puts it out!  He also enjoys other modalities like Hot Stone Massage, Swedish Massage, and Bamboo Fusion.  Recently, he has had the opportunity to work with ALS patients which has broadened his awareness and perspective of the diverse nature of providing wellness for others.

Alyssa Hrabak, Registered Massage Therapist

Obviously, I’m Alyssa! First thing you should know about me is that I am a Colorado native……I heard that there aren’t very many of those around here any more.  In 2014 I attended the Denver School of Massage Therapy which is also the same year that I had my son! I specialize in sports massage and injury therapy but I am always interested in learning and incorporating new techniques.  My favorite thing to do in my spare time is hang out with my little man. I spent a lot of time around horses growing up but motherhood has consumed my life for now.  I wouldn’t have it any other way!

John Wilson, Registered Massage Therapist

I began my training in bodywork through martial arts.  Many years later I went on to study Swedish Massage and Shiatsu formally, even going so far as to study ayurvedic massage and body treatments in India.  After many years of practice I began my training at the San Francisco School of Massage, where I studied deep tissue, ortho-bionomy, and cranial sacral therapy, as well as being introduced to structural integration.  My favorite teachers were respected deep tissue instructors and Rolfers, so I  later came to Colorado to study at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.  Currently, my work involves improving structure and function through deep tissue and structural integration.  I have been practicing for 16 years.

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