Hello and welcome to 5th Ave Massage! I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. Leah Mae Hanson is my birth name, Leah if you please. I moved to the Flathead Valley in 2006 with my dashing husband, Jon. We found ourselves in Whitefish, Montana after extensive exploration throughout the United States, taking us from Colorado, Wisconsin, Florida, New York, Vermont, a nice stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and finally, Montana!
Jon and I have two beautiful children together, Maeple 5, and the most recent, Ruby, joined us in January 2013. Originally from Wisconsin, I met Jon, a native of New York, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Together we enjoyed the epic champagne powder on the slopes, and when summer came, I got my first taste of rock-climbing compliments of my hubby’s training as a rock-climbing guide! We took to the road and eventually landed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
While we enjoyed hiking and searching for off the map hot springs in New Mexico, I attended the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe. I completed the Sherers rigorous 800-hour massage certification program in 2006. I specialize in Connective Tissue Bodywork (akin to Rolfing) and Nurturing Therapeutic Massage; this modality includes medical massage, Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, and energy work. I am nationally and state certified, which allows me to do insurance billing. To support my practice, I actively pursue continuing education, which has included Reiki Certification. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, from toddlers to seniors.
I believe Massage can benefit everyone. Each massage is a meditation, if we quiet the mind, and listen to the body, the story can be told.