About Us

COVID19 Update, We are returning! We appreciate your patience! Appointment times will be very limited during this time of transition. We ask that you update intake forms every time prior to your appointment. A mask must be worn during your visit. feel free to give a call if you have any questions.


Here at A Helping Hand Massage (owned by John and Kristina LaBounta), we bring our many years of experience and education to create a personalized experience with customized massages to meet YOUR individual needs!

Located in the beautiful little mountain town of Buena Vista, we provide a comfortable space to provide you with traditional massage techniques such as Swedish and deep tissue massage, along with the latest in bodywork modalities. With our training in modalities ranging from rehabilit...

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A Helping Hand Massage

914 Yale Ave

Buena Vista , CO 81211 map it

(719) 239-1576

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Clean, comfortable environment.

    A Helping Hand Massage was exactly what the doctor ordered! A quiet, serene space with a competent therapist, a furry friend was an added bonus. My experience was so wonderful that I was able to book a another visit before returning home.

  • Awesome

    John is the best. One stop for all recovery needs- he’s very knowledgeable and professional and he really cares for his clients.

  • Very knowledgeable, experienced, listened to my concerns, very thorough in learning my body problems.

    A pleasant atmosphere.

  • Krissy is absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended! She listens to your every need and delivers 💯 percent.

    John is very knowledgeable and very professional. He listens carefully to what your needs are. My husband and I have been going to him for years and he is highly recommended.

  • I have been getting regular massages for 40 years. John is one of the best.

    Its a cozy setting where amazing massage work gets done!

Swedish Massage with Kristina

$65
60min
$90
90min

Craniosacral Therapy

$50
45min
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Reflexology

$65
50min
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Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM

$100
60min
$140
90min

Work comp

$0
60min
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(4) 60-Minute Sessions with John

$300
60min.
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(4) 90-Minute Sessions with John

$400
90min.
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(4) 60 minute sessions with Kristina

Choose from or combine, Swedish Massage, Cranial Sacral, Reflexology!
$200
60min.
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(4) 90 Min Sessions with Kristina

Each session designed and adjusted to your personal needs and goals!
$300
90min.
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John L.

License: CO #MT.0012220

30 Verified Reviews

Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM

$100
60min
$140
90min

Work comp

$0
60min
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Special Offers

(4) 60-Minute Sessions with John

$300
60min.
Select

(4) 90-Minute Sessions with John

$400
90min.
Select
by Jamie on Aug 13
Very professional and knowledgeable about injuries and injury prevention.
by Heather on May 21
Johnny was kind and compassionate from our first contact. After calling multiple therapists in BV in search of someone comfortable and capable of addressing lymphedema, Johnny shared a little about his background and training; that gave me the confidence to schedule with him. Johnny did background research on my medications and did a thorough assessment of problem areas and recent surgical scars. He consistently checked in with me to ensure that I was comfortable. I left that first session with more range of motion and alleviation of pain from cording. I returned 5 days later for another massage. Johnny concentrated on lymphatic drainage and worked to break up scar tissue. If only I lived closer, I would see Johnny on a regular basis (I think 700 miles may be a little too far of a commute). I will definitely schedule with Johnny whenever I return to BV. He is a hidden gem of a resource for anyone needing specialized care and treatment! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Heather Nemec
by Anonymous on Apr 19
John is the best. One stop for all recovery needs- he’s very knowledgeable and professional and he really cares for his clients. He goes above and beyond by texting or calling to follow up on your body’s response to the work.
by Carolyn on Apr 15
Got to know me.
by Anonymous on Apr 06
John did a thorough and helpful massage.
by Traice on Jan 29
He gets your body back aligned and really takes his time to find out what's going on with your body.
by Victor on Dec 11
Works on my problem, not just doing a set routine.
by Cassi on Dec 10
I appreciated how John constantly communicated to ensure I felt comfortable. He is very friendly and knowledgeable, a very skilled massage therapist!
by Becky on Nov 28
Takes the time needed and focuses.
by Dave on Oct 18
Appreciated being advised what the treatment was while being worked on.

Kristina L.

License: CO #MT.0022900

3 Verified Reviews

Swedish Massage with Kristina

$65
60min
$90
90min

Craniosacral Therapy

$50
45min
Select

Reflexology

$65
50min
Select

Special Offers

(4) 60 minute sessions with Kristina

$200
60min.
Select

(4) 90 Min Sessions with Kristina

$300
90min.
Select
by Kayette on May 05
Gave suggestions
by Traice on Mar 25
Krissy is absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended! She listens to your every need and delivers 💯 percent.
by Jamie on Jun 19
Krissy does a phenomenal job every time.

Average Rating:

4.97 (Based on 33 Reviews)

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by Jamie on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
Clean, comfortable environment.
by Heather on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
A Helping Hand Massage was exactly what the doctor ordered! A quiet, serene space with a competent therapist, a furry friend was an added bonus. My experience was so wonderful that I was able to book a another visit before returning home.
by Kayette on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with Kristina with Kristina L.
Awesome
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: (4) 90-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
John is the best. One stop for all recovery needs- he’s very knowledgeable and professional and he really cares for his clients.
by Carolyn on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
Very knowledgeable, experienced, listened to my concerns, very thorough in learning my body problems.
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: (4) 60-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
A pleasant atmosphere.
by Traice on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: Reflexology with Kristina L.
Krissy is absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended! She listens to your every need and delivers 💯 percent.
by Traice on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with John L.
John is very knowledgeable and very professional. He listens carefully to what your needs are. My husband and I have been going to him for years and he is highly recommended.
by Victor on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 60-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
I have been getting regular massages for 40 years. John is one of the best.
by Cassi on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 90-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
Its a cozy setting where amazing massage work gets done!
by Becky on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
Unsurpassed in knowledge and technique. You only have yourself to care for and Helping Hands is the perfect addition to your care.
by Dave on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
Great space and explanation preview.
by SUE on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
I very much appreciate John's knowledge and expertise. He is also very respectful and friendly!
by Maureen on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 90-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
Great location just a few minutes outside of town. I had an excellent experience from start to finish! They send you paperwork ahead of time that is easy to fill out online, and provide instructions on their location and where to park. John was sure to wear a mask during service. You are guaranteed to have a safe, healing, and restoring experience with A Helping Hand Massage!
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
The massage was amazing and totally created to deal with problem areas which is my desire. I am grateful for the expertise and commitment to healing.
by Angela on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
Fantastic! I will definitely be back.
by Chris on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy/ IASTM with John L.
Just remodeled looks great!
by Megan on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 60-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
I feel great!
by Claudia on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with John L.
Loving the updated and very clean room ambiance. The massage table is the coziest ever! (o:
by Jamie on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 60 minute sessions with Kristina with Kristina L.
Always a great experience! Highly recommend.
by Mikki on May 2020
Verified
Service Received: Locals price with John L.
Love it! Always feel so much better :)
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 60-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
He was able to get right to the issue at hand and work on it.
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy with John L.
Room was too bright when lying on back. A bit cold.
by Ellen on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Massage Therapy/ Manual Therapy with John L.
Caring compassionate, extremely competent.
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Locals price with John L.
The most incredible massage therapist is Johnny LaBounta! He feels the places that are in need and always makes me feel much better!
by Jerry on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Locals price with John L.
Liked everything.
by Jamie on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 60-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
John is very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommend him
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 60-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
Very welcoming.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: (4) 90-Minute Sessions with John with John L.
It is a calming and peaceful environment.
by Becky on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Locals price with John L.
Highly Recommended. Thank you
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Locals price with John L.
A little less talk......
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Locals price with John L.
Amazing!
by Traice on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Locals price with John L.
Amazing as always
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A Helping Hand Massage

914 Yale Ave

Buena Vista , CO 81211 map it

Phone: (719) 239-1576