Manual treatment of individuals. Treatments vary from gentle touch (japanese acupressure) to deep tissue (Rolfing®)
Learn about multiple wellness concepts, from healthy eating habits, to daily self-care practices
Review health habits of adults, children, and families to identify potential areas of improvement
Direct manipulation and education so that greater economy and freedom of body-movement is achieved by focusing on balance and alignment of the physical body so it is supported and maintained by gravity in the three-dimensional space.
Increased self-awareness thorugh gentle japanese acupressure and learning about healthier eating habits leading to better quality of life.
Healthy eating habits and avoiding environmental factors contribute to the reduction of a growing number of modern ailments. Learn how to avoid unnecessary exposures and save time while cooking delicious meals for the family.
Take Ownership Of Your Family's Wellbeing
Ready to take the next step towards a healthy and more centered lifestyle?Schedule a session
days to break a habit
of adults consume the recommended amounts of fruits a day
of adults consume the recommended amounts of vegetables a day
adults who had back/neck pain for more than 5 years
Jin Shin Jyutsu® client
I have worked with many skilled body workers and healers over the past 40 years, and Elia and Marcelo are among the best. Elia skillfully integrates her training in Physical Therapy, Rolfing®, Jin Shin Jyutsu® and other holistic practices to offer me exactly what I need in the moment. Her caring, loving and intuitive approach always leaves me feeling heard, seen and valued. Marcelo's unusually deep understanding of how energy moves in the body (drawn from his engineering background, Jin Shin Jyutsu® training and intuitive abilities) is evident every time he offers me a session.
I cherish my sessions with both Marcelo and Elia and I always leave feeling deeply nourished physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Rolfing® & Jin Shin Jyutsu® client
I’ve been having problems bending and became stiff from a year of COVID and then the stress of a wildfire near me. Elia’s skill with rolfing combined with the deep energies of her Jin Shin allowed me to regain mobility of my back and knees.
I had my first rolfing session from Elia in 2010 and I was hooked. After a very difficult birth, my body was in a lot of pain and felt weak and completely missalligned. I realized I needed something different after feeling no changes with massage therapy. Elia was able to bring my body back to normal alignment and strength. The constant pain, discomfort and weakness I had throughout my entire body resolved. I continue to see her for maintenance every few months. She is amazing with relieving muscle tightness and weakness caused by misalignment, poor posture, injury or scar tissue. She customizes her sessions to one’s needs and many times my sessions are focused on different areas of the body depending on what I need help with - hips, head & shoulders, lower back. After a session, my body feels aligned, very relaxed and I have the most restoring sleep! Elia has extensive knowledge and experience with bodywork, I highly recommend her! I’d also like to add that I am not easy to please and if something does not work for me from the first session, I don’t go back.
Breastfeeding consultaton client
As a first time mom, I was unfamiliar with what help was available to ensure the best results with breastfeeding. Elia provided good education and manual techniques that have helped significantly with breast feeding my daughter.
I am a businessman always in a hurry, always trying to control everything around... I’ve never noticed that my body was always tensed. I noticed it only when you (Elia) did the sessions and all parts of me were relaxed... And the most thing that impressed me was my posture, how I stand. Before I had to tense my muscles to keep straight... but after the sessions I was standing straight , just relaxed... Just several sessions and I am completely renewed... Elia, you are really patient... You were explaining everything thru the process... Thank you for your job. I will definitely proceed with it - I need more improvement!
Elia is an experienced wellness and manual therapy professional, with years of experience promoting performance improvement for athletes and wellness for young adults, families, expecting mothers, postpartum mothers, and children in communities across the globe.
She got her physical therapy degree in 1996, after which she started her practice in Brasilia, Brazil. Elia believes in providing a comprehensive wellness approach to treatments, going beyond physical aspects like restoring motion, and preventing future injury or reoccurrence to include helping clients find balance in their lives. To achieve this goal, over the years Elia enriched her practice by pursuing certifications in multiple Manual Therapy modalities including Rolfing®, Jin Shin Jyutsu®, Neuro Linguistic, Shiatsu, Ayurvedic, Kinesiology, and GPR (Global Postural Re-education).
After receiving her first 10 Rolfing® sessions, Elia experienced tremendous physical and life transformations. As a result she decided to pursue her Rolfing® certification, which she completed in 2003 at the Guild Institute, in Boulder, CO; having the honor to study with the great master of Rolfing® for Structural Integration Peter Melchior.
On her spare time, Elia enjoys experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen always looking to create new healthy and delicious recipes.
Elia is the Jin Shin Jyutsu® organizer for Boulder, CO.
Elia BrandaoRolfing® & Japanese Acupressure
Address1823 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80302 suite 201 (same entrance as Aloha Wellness)