Las Olas Massage and Wellness

Meet the Therapists

Rebecca D'Elena (MA 29274)
has been inspired by the healing art of massage therapy since her studies as a psychology student at Flagler College. Upon receiving her BFA, she then studied at Healthbuilders School of Massage Therapy in St. Augustine, Florida
and got her massage license in 1999. Since then she has enjoyed bringing clients an experience of relaxation and wellness with an understanding of the mind-body connection. Continuing education workshops in Intuitive Enhancement, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue and both Thai and Western Reflexology keep her inspired in her practice. She looks forward to working with you to help facilitate your own sense of balance and health!

Crystal Kling (MA 31414) is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage, class of 2000. Along with the basic massage program, she graduated with 200 hours of Sports Massage training. She has studied Integrated Massage and Personal Training and Integrative Flexibility. This work brings attention to posture and works to balance the body through lifestyle, strengthening, and stretching. It is geared toward making lasting changes in pain patterns. Crystal has also studied Myofascial, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, and Anatomy Trains. Her intention is to help nourish the body and mind and facilitate relaxation, while also encouraging structural and functional balance.

Annie Bobrowski (MA 31410) is a longtime resident of St Augustine. Prior to graduating from the Florida School of Massage in 2000, she was active in the food coop movement here and studied herbalism and optimal nutrition with Susan Weed. All reflected the path she had chosen; massage fit right in.

Along with the basic massage training, she has completed 200 hours of Sports Massage focusing on the enhancement of performance (in the home, workplace or athletic field) and injury rehab.

Workshops over the years - myofascial techniques, movement & posture, hand reflexology & MPS therapy (sometimes called needle-less acupuncture) - provide a variety of techniques to bring to the table.

People seek massage for many reasons...stress, pain and injury, pregnancy, self-care, maintenance...Annie hopes to meet clients where they are and work together through massage toward greater ease, self awareness and well-being.

Kristin Duke (MA 75376) I began my massage therapy career by attending and graduating from Carteret Community College on the coast of North Carolina in 2011. After passing my Mblex exam, I became a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of North Carolina, where I worked at a spa in Wilmington for two years.  My boyfriend and I decided to move to St. Augustine in 2013.  I submitted my North Carolina paperwork to the State of Florida and was given a Florida Massage Therapy License.  I worked at a chiropractic office for about a year and then began working at Las Olas.  I also spent a month backpacking through Thailand where I took a course in Thai Foot Reflexology.  My specialties include Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Thai Foot Reflexology, Sports massage, and Swedish massage. 

 

Stephen Shambach (MA 69115) RYT-500 is a licensed massage therapist who will soon complete his master yoga educator certification. For the past 5 years, Stephen has lead yoga classes and assisted in yoga teacher trainings in Saint Augustine, FL. Stephen has studied with master-teachers in various fields of bodywork and yoga. He is a sometimes student of Deane Juhan, author of Job’s Body, which many consider the essential text on taking massage to a level of personal transformation. Stephen utilizes his bodywork and Thai assisted-yoga skills to compassionately guide students and clients towards body awareness, improved health, and well-being.

 

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