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April 4, 2016

Meet the Massage Therapists

By The DAHLC

Have you tried massage therapy at the Healthy Living Center? Massage therapy has been shown to have many physical and emotional benefits and can be an important part of your wellness plan. Our massage therapists provide a wide variety of massage types and are available for appointments 7 days/week. The massage therapy rates are reasonable and can be found here, allowing a larger number of members to access these services. We’d like you to get to know our massage therapists – you'll find their stories below. Then – be good to yourself and schedule a massage! Call 507-266-4688 or stop by the front desk to schedule.

IMG_5506Marisa -
Always an active person, Marisa is a fitness and yoga instructor. Prior to the DAHLC, Marisa worked for a chiropractor and gained some valuable tools from that experience. Some things she enjoys are lifting weights, kayaking, yoga, aerial fitness, reading, painting and writing.

Education: AAS in Massage Therapy from MN School of Business, Advanced Reiki Certification, Reflexology Level 1 Certification

Types of Massage: Chair, Therapeutic deep tissue, Muscular Therapy, Massage with Reflexology, Swedish, Sports, Senior, Condition-specific work, Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Abdominal, Trigger Point Therapy and Pre/Post Natal.

IMG_6539Brandi -
By reducing or eliminating muscular pain through massage, Brandi has found working with Mayo Clinic employees rewarding. She's also had additional training, assisting massage therapists performing light massage for Cardio-Thoracic patients at St. Marys hospital. When not at work, Brandi loves being outdoors as much as possible.  She enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and running. Add to that list spending time with her fiance and their black lab mix and reading about massage therapy.

Education: Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy through Minnesota School of Business;  Externship through the Mayo School of Health Sciences in Massage Therapy.

Types of Massage: Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, Craniosacral, myofascial Release, Condition-Specific, Sports, Senior, Pre/Post Natal and Chair.

IMG_7277Mary -
With a love of both learning and new challenges, Mary has found massage therapy to be a rewarding profession. Prior to working at the DAHLC, Mary spent 3 years gaining massage therapy experience at a Rochester-based business that serves clients from around the world. Mary has also donated her time and hands for chair massages at various local events. She's found that her favorite volunteer effort (3 years and continuing!) is Brighter Tomorrows, an organization that supports families coping with childhood cancer.

Education: Associate degree in Massage Therapy, certification in Reiki (level I & II), certification in Hospital-Based Massage Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences.

Types of Massage: Swedish; Sports; Deep Tissue; Neuromuscular Release; Myofascial Release, Pre/Post Natal; Trigger Point Therapy and Chair Massage

Steve -
Having worked as a carpenter for years and receiving many massages is what inspired Steve to become a massage therapist and "pass on this life-renewing modality". His prior massage therapy experience includes providing chair massage for a large insurance company staff and also working in conjunction with a chiropractor. In his free time, Steve is an avid wood carver. He's married and has 2 adult sons.

Education: Therapeutic Massage Degree from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Types of Massage: Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Oncology Massage and Reflexology

 

Nathan -
Nathan began his massage therapy right here at the DAHLC. After spending some time teaching massage therapy at the Minnesota School of Business and working in a chiropractic office, Nathan has returned to the DAHLC. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys lifting weights, cooking, baking and playing video games.

Education: Hospital Based Massage Therapy from Mayo Clinic; Certified Massage Therapist from Massage & Spa Professional Academy; Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist from LiddleKidz Foundation; Certified Infant Massage Instructor from LiddleKidz Foundation; Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist with emphasis in Oncology from LiddleKidz; Touch Therapy for People Living with Cancer from Compassionate Therapies; Certified Reflexologist from Bare Your Sole- Body Rhythms, Introduction to Cupping from Body Rhythms

Types of Massage: Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, Reflexology on feet, hands and ears, Condition-Specific, Swedish, Chair and Myofascial Release.

Donna -
Donna has over 3 years of providing massage therapy in the Rochester area. She is currently involved in Minnesota Massage Therapy for legislative issues and bill development. Her and her husband are originally from Iowa and she says she enjoys reading, gaming, doodling and taking classes through the Rochester Community Education Adult Enrichment program. Her future goals include learning Lomi Lomi, help conduct research studies involving Massage Therapy, teaching and writing textbooks.

Education: Associates in Massage Therapy, Minnesota School of Business, Rochester MN, 9/2013; Bachelor of Arts, English Major, Communications Studies Minor, Luther College, Decorah IA 5/2007; Certified Pillossage™ & Thermal Connective Tissue Release Level 1, Rochester MN, 11/2013; Certified Reiki Level 1, Rochester MN 5/2012

Types of Massage: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Senior Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Meg-
Meg has been in private practice since 2001, providing services through chiropractic, hospital and clinical oncology settings, in home care and spa settings. Her background is in clinic therapeutic massage for chronic health, injury issues and stress relief needs. After living in Washington for a few decades, Meg has returned home to Rochester to enjoy time with family and friends. Meg is an avid reader and gardener and enjoys traveling and good conversation.

Education: Board Certified Massage Therapist; National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers; Professional Therapeutic Massage Therapists License; Ashmead College, Everett, WA, Washington State Licensed Therapist; Certified Oncology Massage Therapist; Peregrine Institute of Oncology Massage, Santa Fe, NM; Certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage; Klose Institute, Santa Fe, MN; M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology & Education; Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Types of Massage: Swedish Comfort, Trigger Point, Acupressure, Oncology and Palliative Care Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular, and Reflexology.

Kris-
Kris previously owned her own Massage Therapy Business for the past 5 years working out of a Chiropractic Clinic, and also works out of Rapp Chiropractic as a Massage Therapist. She is very passionate about helping people live a holistic lifestyle. Kris has been married for 18 years and has 3 children. After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2011, she has enjoyed learning how foods can heal the body. She spends most of her time with family, and also enjoys reading and learning about natural ways to prevent disease. She also takes pleasure in finding antiques and repurposing them to use to decorate her home.

Education: Massage Therapy Certification from Massage and Spa Professional Academy; Advanced Reiki Training from Diane Anderson; Master of Reiki using the Usui System of Natural Healing; Deep Tissue Massage from Cross Country Education

Types of Massage: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Pregnancy Massage and Reiki.

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