Massage at Las Manos


Las Manos  means  “The Hands”  and because most of our clients tell us..."you have wonderful hands"...   

Colleen Finley and William McQueen have both been massaging professionally since 1996, and in fact they met while massaging in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. At that time they opened Gentle Strength Massage in Steamboat Springs. They had a beautiful studio and catered to both the ski/summer spa visitor and local residents, but their dream was a a small town in Central Colorado called Buena Vista, a town that they had both known since the 1970s.

We charge only $70 and only offer 90 minute massages. Why so little for a longer than usual massage? We believe that $70 is a fair price for a one hour massage, just like most everyone in our area. But we believe even more that our guests and clients deserve a very special experience, and a 90 minute massage is exactly that...a very special treat for you.


Colleen and William both believe very strongly that therapeutic massage is a large part of a healthy lifestyle, and they have helped many of their clients and indeed friends to a more relaxed, stress-free and pain-free life through regular massage and bodywork.

Perhaps the most wonderful part of massage at Las Manos is that all massages are 90 minutes. This gives Colleen and William extra time to really give every client the very best attention to relaxing tired and overworked muscles.

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Colleen has over 1000 hours of massage training. She graduated from The Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego in 1996. In addition to Swedish and Deep Tissue work, she is continuing her study of CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and has recently completed a year of continuing education at The Healing Spirits Massage Training Program in Boulder.

William graduated from The Esalen Institute in 1995. Esalen is the second oldest massage school in the US. Esalen’s style is one of attention to the client’s overall situation. If your shoulder is sore, it usually means that the back, neck, arm and other shoulder are suffering too….and they all need integration into a healthy body. William is known for excellent Deep Tissue work and an ability to relax even the most stressed-out client.

William is continuing his education with ongoing classes with, lead by Til Luchau, a former Esalen Massage Team member, and a faculty member at The Rolf Institute. Since 2010 William has completed classes in Neck, Jaw and Head, Headaches, TMJ, Spine and Lower Back, Pelvis and Sacrum, and Sciatica.  The remaining classes in Legs, Knees and Feet, plus Shoulder Girdle and Arm will be completed in 2012, for Certification in "Advanced Myofascial Techniques" from 

" all of the other massages I've had seem like I was just touched....after William's massage I really felt I had been massaged" Larry Hiskett 11/05/05

"no one has ever worked on my shoulder so shoulder loves you" Wes Mudge Sept 2006


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Las Manos Theraputic Massage
301 East Main St, Suite 10
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-4567
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