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Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is used to manage a health condition or enhance wellness. Some examples for using massage therapy include, relaxation, relieving pain, recovery from automobile accidents, rehabilitating from sports injuries, reducing stress, anxiety and depression. .Massage therapy encompasses many different techniques.


Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterilized, single-use needles on points throughout the body. By stimulating these powerful points, the body's energy becomes more balanced, allowing natural healing. Acupuncture was developed thousands of years ago in China where it is still a mainstream medicine. Studies have shown acupuncture may work by increasing circulation, stimulating nerve... Read More

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterilized, single-use needles on points throughout the body. By stimulating these powerful points, the body's energy becomes more balanced, allowing natural healing. Acupuncture was developed thousands of years ago in China where it is still a mainstream medicine. Studies have shown acupuncture may work by increasing circulation, stimulating nerve pathways, and releasing endorphins.


Coaching

Health and wellness coaching encourages positive changes within client driven goals. Areas health coaching addresses: stress management, energy, weight management, food cravings, sleep, and digestion.


Reflexology

A method of stimulating more than 7,000 nerve endings in each hand and foot which correspond to all parts of the body, including organs, glands and body systems. The intention is to eliminate energy blockages thought to produce pain or disease in related areas, promoting relaxation and healing.


Studio Classes

Contact Balance Life at 952-442-2288 to create a customized studio class just for you or up to three friends can join you. (Class sizes are small due to social distancing requirements.)


Kinesio Taping

A therapeutic taping method using uniquely designed elastic tape to support injured muscles and joints, increasing range of motion, and decreasing pain.


Physical Therapy

The physical therapist will work with you to identify what your impairments are, what your goals are, and a plan of care that works best for your individual needs.

Massage is a very powerful, healing, therapeutic tool. Abby’s healing hands have 15 years of experience with chronic neck and back pain, TMJ, personal and work injuries, and sports injuries. Abby brings myofascial release and trigger point to her massage with having extensive training in both. Abby also believes in the power of aromatherapy, she uses a variety of aromas to help bring you to your highest point of relaxation.

Abby is a Registered Yoga Instructor, and also a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Abby has been exposed to the most cutting-edge dietary theories throughout her education and studied highly effective coaching techniques to help you find the right lifestyle that works best for you.

Massage is a very powerful, healing, therapeutic tool. Abby’s healing hands have 15 years of expe... Read More

Curt is a certified massage therapist with more than 20 years of experience . Curt received his certification from Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy in coalition with the American Therapeutic Massage Association (AMTA). He also has his national certification from NCBTMB. Curt’s interest in the muscle-skeletal system lead him to commit to an orthopedic massage certification from OMERI Institute.

Curt is a certified massage therapist with more than 20 years of experience . Curt received his c... Read More

For over 19 years, Elissa has practiced medical and wellness massage. She has advanced training in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, KinesioTaping, and Swedish/Relaxation. Elissa enjoys helping clients let go of long-held stress in order to unlock their body’s innate healing potential. She graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2001.

For over 19 years, Elissa has practiced medical and wellness massage. She has advanced training i... Read More

Kim is currently transitioning from her role as a massage therapist to a new position as the Balance Life office manager. Her last day seeing massage therapy clients will be August 11th, after that we are excited to have Kim’s organizational skills and client services expertise in our office to help us run more efficiently.

Kim is currently transitioning from her role as a massage therapist to a new position as the Bala... Read More

Valerie has decades of experience in the healing arts. She is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist, and has worked in a variety of settings.

Valerie is also a Registered Nurse, with years of experience at the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. In that capacity, she counseled patients on pain control, nutrition, exercise, narcotic withdrawal, and stress relief. Additionally, Valerie gained experience as a mental health unit nurse at Hutchinson Health.

Valerie’s gentle and judgement-free demeanor combined with her knowledge and experience make her an ideal fit for treating any patient..

Valerie has decades of experience in the healing arts. She is a Nationally Board Certified Acupu... Read More

Chelsea is a firm believer in massage therapy as a self-care practice. She receives regular massages and encourages others to do the same.  Chelsea enjoys seeing people relax and unwind from the beginning to end of the session. Chelsea graduated from Ridgewater College’s massage therapy program in 2009. Chelsea is also a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) who has extensive training in anatomy and physiology. One of Chelsea’s favorite areas to work is the neck and upper back area. She specializes in Swedish/relaxation massage with the use of hot stones and deep tissue work with trigger point therapy.  Chelsea is also trained in cupping therapy. Chelsea does NOT do prental massages - please schedule with another therapist.

Chelsea is a firm believer in massage therapy as a self-care practice. She receives regular mass... Read More

Cathy is focused on making a positive difference in people’s health and lives. She is a graduate of the Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork with more than 25 years of experience. Some of Cathy’s massage therapy techniques include Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point and Warm Stone. She is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.

Cathy is focused on making a positive difference in people’s health and lives. She is a graduate ... Read More

Pete says, “I’ve been passionate about helping people since I was a very young boy.” He specializes in upper body pain, specifically head, neck, shoulder, back, sacral, and hip pain. In addition, he has great interest in Neuropathy, reflexology, pre-natal, geriatric, auto accidents, sports injuries and more… Pete is a 2002 summa cum laude graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Pete says, “I’ve been passionate about helping people since I was a very young boy.” He specializ... Read More

Cassy Woodland is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy who has experience in both the orthopedic and pediatric settings, working with a wide variety of diagnoses and people from all different backgrounds. She is passionate about developing professional relationships with her clients and addressing individual needs and goals to encourage great outcomes and improve quality of life.

Cassy Woodland is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy who has experience in both the orthopedic... Read More

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