THE NAME "NURTURING HANDS" GOES FAR BEYOND SIMPLE MASSAGE TECHNIQUES AT OUR PITTSFORD WELLNESS PRACTICE.
It’s the warm, careful, and practiced use of the therapist’s hands that delivers the maximum personal benefits of massage for every client. We invite you to explore our services and hope that you will find your ideal therapeutic match in Evelyn’s intuitive approach.
Evelyn K. Spruill, LMT
Evelyn Spruill embraces her identity as a healer today, but her earliest calling was a different kind of therapy. In 1991, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Therapy from Nazareth College. With a minor in Voice, she hoped to sing professionally. Her first therapeutic role was at a nursing home where she administered music therapies for residents experiencing dementia.
Today, Evelyn specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic, pregnancy, infant & newborn, and hot stone massage at her Pittsford location.
She extends the benefits of music therapy to her massage clients by incorporating carefully selected ambient music for each session. She takes great pleasure in the very gratifying role of a massage therapist. "It gives me great pleasure knowing that what I do is really making a difference in many peoples' lives.” She is married and a mother of 3 beautiful children whom she adores and loves spending quality time with. Evelyn also enjoys volunteering in the community, singing, crafting and being outdoors.
The Nurturing Hands Story
When Evelyn was 25, skin cancer changed everything.
Her 24-year-old brother Mark, for whom she cared during his last year of life, died of Melanoma. After his passing, she felt called to play a role helping others recognize the early signs of skin cancers — most of which are highly treatable when caught early. Evelyn attended The New York Institute of Massage, graduating in 1999. She developed a uniquely personal approach to massage therapy which blends popular and specialized treatment techniques with the added benefit of a consistent awareness of each client’s skin.
Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness
Though she’s not a doctor, Evelyn is a champion of skin cancer awareness devoted to helping individuals become more mindful of changes in their bodies. Just as important as moisturizing and UV protection is an awareness of your body’s unique pigmentation, moles, and marks.
The most important aspects of skin cancer prevention are simple. Successful monitoring requires awareness and consistency. As a practitioner, Evelyn builds an awareness of the unique features of each client’s skin. When a change occurs, she alerts clients so they can check in with their doctors as early as possible. She’ll be the first to tell you that self-monitoring and partner monitoring are your first lines of defense, she understands the signs of skin cancer and can be your partner in identifying concerning moles and other skin lesions.
Expanding with Saunafied
After learning about the multitude of benefits offered by infrared saunas from a family member, Evelyn felt compelled to expand the business to include this service. After making infrared sauna sessions available to her massage clients and seeing the wellness effects on them, she decided to open Saunafied. Now her saunas draw people near Rochester looking for relief from everyday stresses as well as those who seek the health benefits to help them handle chronic illness and pain.