Therapy Team

Get to know our talented team of highly trained massage therapists and bodyworkers. The Wellness Center employs only professionally trained therapists who have skill, talent and experience that will meet our clients expectations for a quality experience.

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Jacque

Jacque

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Sports, Manual Lymph Drainage, Thai Bodywork, Hot Stone and Pre & Post Natal

Hours: Monday 4:30pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 3:15pm - 8pm, Friday 9am - 2pm

Jacque is a graduate of the Minnesota School of Business in 2009 with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy. She received further training in a wide variety of modalities including Hot Stone, Pregnancy, and CranioSacral massage. Jacque’s experience and commitment to her clients well-being, enables her to readily incorporate different techniques to each massage specific to meet her client’s individual needs. Jacque emphasizes "“My purpose is to help clients find mind and body balance."

Jacque

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Michael

Specialties: Shiatsu-Anma, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Japanese Abdominal Massage, Thai Bodywork, Tuina (Chinese Massage) Active isolated Stretching (AIS), Korean Hand Reflexology

Hours: Tuesday 2:30pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 11:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday 12:45pm - 6:00pm,

Michael received Shiatsu training from the Minnesota Center For Shiatsu Study in 1997 and is a 2006 graduate of the CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic. He has received many hours of continuing education over the years as evident in his list of specialities. “I came to massage and bodywork after a career in dance. I discovered Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine in the middle of a personal healing crisis and they literally saved my life. After many years of teaching and practicing Shiatsu, I studied massage therapy and developed a newfound appreciation for anatomy and the physical structure of the body. Having both eastern and western bodywork approaches to draw upon enables me to address a broad range of client issues and to utilize an enormous toolbox of techniques." states Michael. His interests are centered around health and wellness, mindful body practices (Yoga, Qi Gong), and regular exercise. He loves to garden and enjoys reading, arts and culture, politics, drum corps. One of his greatest passions is learning!

Michael

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Viktoriya

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Table Thai

Hours: Tuesday 12pm - 8pm, Wednesday 12pm - 8pm, Thursday 12pm - 8pm, and Saturday 9am - 5pm

Viktoriya graduated in 2011 from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in Chicago, where she studied: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Meridian Theory, Tui Na/Acupressure, and Thai Bodywork. She received additional training in Prenatal Massage. She specializes in combining a clinically focused deep tissue massage with the stretching and body weight techniques of Table Thai. She is especially effective working with people suffering from headaches, anxiety, depression, nasal congestion, and insomnia. Viktoriya says, “Bodywork has been a part of my life from an early age. I remember walking on my father’s back or using a compression technique to relieve my mother’s migraines. I respect massage therapy; it is an ancient craft that is useful for everybody.”

Viktoriya loves spending time in nature, writing in her journal, and learning new languages. She is fluent in Russian and conversational in Mandarin.

Viktoriya

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June

Specialties: Swedish, Integrated Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial Release, Advanced CranioSacral Therapy, Hot Stone Massage

Hours: Monday 12:15pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday 12:15pm - 8:30pm, Thursday 12:15pm - 8:30pm

June graduated from Nevada School of Massage Therapy in 2013. Included in her training; Swedish, Integrated Therapeutic and Hot Stone Massage, Kinesiology, Advanced CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Reiki Attunement and eastern paradigm. The work she finds most rewarding involves injury massage with integrated cranial sacral and deep tissue techniques.

“Learning massage therapy has given me the tools to work alongside people in their journey to wellness—to work through chronic issues I used to feel powerless, yet compelled to address. Nothing has been more satisfying than watching that progress come about session after session.”

“When I’m not massaging, there is nothing better than a good book and an even better dog. I've also always been a big video game geek and I love tinkering with electronics.”

June

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Rachel

Specialties: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Headache Relief, Trigger Point, Lymphatic Drainage

Hours: Wednesday 2:30pm – 8:00pm, Thursday 2:30pm – 8:00pm, Friday 10:15am - 4:15pm, and Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Rachel graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences in 2012. She is especially skilled at Trigger Point Therapy, and uses it to deduce the specific muscles or tissue responsible for her client’s pain. She uses a blend of therapeutic and relaxation techniques to achieve the best results.

In her personal time, Rachel enjoys creating jewelry, and Fire-Hoop dancing.

Rachel

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Brandy

Specialties: Intuitive Energy Healing, Reiki

Hours:  Wednesday 4:30pm - 8pm

Brandy began Reiki training in 2010 at The Spirit Wellness Center in Eagan, MN, and in 2011, she took Reiki Levels II & III at The Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center in Lakeville, MN, becoming a Reiki Master. With further training, she discovered “that by placing my hands on an individual I could not only assist in the body’s natural ability to heal itself, but also become in tune to energy that needed to be cleared or that was “stuck” and needed to be moved through.” About her work, Brandy says, “I am strongly guided by my intuition to assess exactly what the client’s body and mind need for each session. In these Intuitive Energy Healing Sessions I am able to assist the body’s release of blocked energy and bring balance.” Brandy is a Pilates Yoga instructor and she volunteers with CanCurables (a cancer research organization).

NOTE: Integrating energy work and bodywork can accelerate the body’s ability to heal. We suggest booking an Intuitive Energy Healing session and then follow up with a massage session.

Brandy

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Jeffrey

Specialities: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish, Sports Massage, Active (AIS) and Passive Stretching

Hours: Monday 9:30am – 3:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am – 2:30pm, Friday 2:00pm - 8:00pm, and Saturday 10:15am to 5:30pm

Jeffrey received his degree in Massage Therapy from Northwestern Health Science University in 2006. In 2015 he decided to expand his understanding of the body by enrolling in the Personal Training program at the Swedish Institute of New York. Integrating these two fields of study has equipped him with a deep understanding of muscles, how they move, how to repair them, and how to address prior injuries.

“I am formally trained, with an intuitive touch that is constantly evolving and maturing toward greatest positive impact.”

“The things that ground me and keep me positive are: exploring and traveling with my wife, my art, cooking, fitness, laughing, and surrounding myself with family and friends.”

Jeffrey

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Kari

Specialities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre and Post Natal, Sacred Hot Stone

Hours: Monday 3:15pm – 8:00pm, Wednesday 3:15pm - 8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Kari graduated in 2007 from Aveda institute in Minneapolis. She continued her education in Pre and Post Natal massage, hospital-based massage, and healing touch. She loves to contribute to the stress relief and relaxation of all of her clients. Her touch is gentle, but firm, and she has found that working with elderly, medically complex, or frail clients is particularly rewarding.

“Many clients feel balanced and grounded after working with me.”

When away from massage work, Kari loves spending time outside with family, visiting the mountains, listening to music, going on road trips, and doing yoga.

Kari

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Julia

Specialties: Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Prenatal and Swedish

Hours: Monday 12:30pm - 6:00pm, Tuesday 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Julia received her training from the Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts in Sarasota, FL and graduated in 1998. She has gained additional experience in deep tissue, sports massage, reflexology, prenatal and Swedish modalities, addressing the needs of all ages, professions, and people. Julia says, “I love bodywork of all kinds. As a child, I would negotiate hand massage trades with my sister in church! As a therapist, I gravitate towards deep muscle work and attract those who desire a firm, strong touch to reach those deeper layers, a truly therapeutic experience. That said, I can adapt a session to address the needs of a client. Sometimes after extended deep pressure, changing it up with a very gentle, relaxing technique is just what that muscle needs to release!”

Julia

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