Gabriela has the unique benefit of being a second-generation massage therapist. From an early age she internalized the value of massage, for both relaxation and pain relief, and continues to utilize this wealth of informal training in her own massage practice.
Gabriela completed formal training at the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC in 2012. She was affectionately nicknamed “Teacher” by her class because of her natural talent for helping her classmates understand tough concepts and techniques. And in fact, Gabriela is a Credentialed Birth-Three Montessori Educator with 10 years experience working with children. Gabriela puts clients at ease who are new to massage or may be unsure of how massage may benefit them. She loves to talk with her clients about stress, discomfort, or pain they may be experiencing so that they can get the maximum benefit from their massage session and leave feeling empowered and educated about their unique situation and workable solutions.
Gabriela is passionate about sharing the myriad benefits of custom massage with her clients at A to Zen. In particular, she enjoys working with clients who are seeking a blend of relaxation massage and pain relief, and are eager to make regular massage a part of their self care plan! Gabriela welcomes a diverse clientele, including pediatric and geriatric clients. Her goal is to partner with each client so that their session is truly personalized! Her skills include Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports Massage, Prenatal, and Hot Stone. She also offers hands on, interactive Infant Massage Instruction classes that empower parents to use safe, nurturing touch as part of their parenting tool kit. Gabriela was trained by and teaches the Liddle Kidz approach to Infant Massage created by Pediatric Massage pioneer Tina Allen. Learn more about the amazing work the Liddle Kidz Foundation and Tina Allen do around the world at www.LiddleKidz.org.
In her free time Gabriela enjoys spending time with her friends and family (husband, step-children and animals), cooking, doing yoga, and getting outdoors!
Gabriela Spang, LMBT # 12512