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April 4th, 2016

Meet the Massage Therapists


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 ($30/30 minutes; $50/hour; $80/90 minutes), 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 therapy: Chair, Therapeutic deep tissue, Muscular Therapy, Massage with Reflexology, Swedish, Sports, Senior, Condition-specific work, Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Abdominal , Trigger Point Therapy and Instrument-assisted Tissue Release Techniques (scraping, cupping).

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: Muscular Therapy, 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 Therapy: Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Oncology Massage, 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 Therapy: Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, Reflexology on feet, hands and ears, Condition-Specific, Swedish, Chair, Myofascial Release, Instrument-assisted Tissue Release (cupping and scraping)

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 Therapy: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Geriatric and Special Populations Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

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