About Monique

“Tell Me and I Will Forget; Show Me and I May Remember; Involve Me and I Will Understand.” This Chinese Proverb has been the guiding principle of Relax & Relate Massage Therapy.

At Relax & Relate Massage Therapy, it is our goal and priority to educate families on the importance of touch. Attuned, reassuring parent touch when the infant or child needs is as necessary to growth and development as food and water. It helps their developing nervous system make the millions of connections in the brain necessary to reach their developmental and self-regulation milestones. Parents are trained with the tools they need to give their child a safe, gentle, and effective organized daily massage.

I value and respect all. I do no harm. I allow each person to be safe and in control of their massage. I ask infants and children permission before each massage to instill respect and create healthy boundaries. I encourage parents, caregivers and siblings to bond with one another through massage.

I am committed to my profession by providing the highest quality massage treatment to help balance body, mind and spirit. With my belief in the benefits of massage, every individual’s body has the unique ability to heal itself. Every client is respected for their position and stage of the healing process. My work is filled with integrity, and it is an honor to have a connection in another’s journey.

Monique Lake

Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist

Certified Infant Massage Teacher

QST Autism Child Therapist

Alabama License No. 4563