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ABOUT L’AMOUR MASSAGE

 

Grace

Grace is the owner of L’amour Massage and a Licensed Massage Therapist that has been practicing since 2013. Grace really developed a passion for massage therapy while in her massage program once she discovered the more therapeutic side of massage and how much it can help people. Grace specializes in Sports Massage, Post Injury Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage. Grace has worked with many types of athletes, people with chronic pain, and those who have suffered from injuries. She loves working with those who suffer from pain due to imbalances in the body and helping her clients bring back balance to the body to move well and function properly.

Whether you have pain from too much movement or not enough movement, Grace is prepared and ready to bring healing to your body.

•Grace Uses a Medium-Firm Pressure

Strengths:
• Pin pointing and doing very specific work throughout the body.
• Body re-education via Somatic Movements.
• Helps clients reach a state where they are not dependent on massage.
• Helps clients avoid surgery, or rehab after injuries
• Specializes in neck work
• Specializes in all joint work (shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, etc)

Main Modalities
• Sports Massage
• Deep Tissue
 

Crystal

Crystal graduated from Saint Paul College in 2009 with a degree in Cosmetology as well as becoming a licensed Massage Therapist and board certified through NCBTMB. Crystal is no stranger to working hard and helping her clients feel their best physically, mentally and emotionally. In the last 9 years she has provided about 18,000 hours of massage and skin care services combined. She customizes each massage to her clients concerns by specializing in deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish and aromatherapy. Crystal has worked with many clients that have suffered with chronic pain ranging from migraines/ headaches, sore muscles of the neck, back and shoulders, severe pain associated with sciatica to arthritis and fibromyalgia. Besides having patience to work tension out of muscles she loves to take the everyday stress out of her clients by providing a calming energy to help them relax and leave feeling like a brand new person. Each year Crystal stays up to date with continuing education to continue to provide the best of knowledge and experience to help all her clients.

• Crystal Uses Light-Firm Pressure

Strengths:
• Combing very specific work and targeting areas of concern with firm pressure while still making the session relaxing.
• Pain Relief
• Neck Work
• Scalp Work
• Aromatherapy & Relaxation
• Flexible with pressure levels. Light-Firm

Main Modalities:
• Deep Tissue & Trigger Point Therapy

Secondary Modalities:
• Swedish/Relaxation Massage
 

Hannah

Hannah is a licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Saint Paul College. She became fascinated with Massage Therapy after witnessing and experiencing the many benefits this type of holistic practice provides.

Hannah enjoys working with clients who are ready to embrace the power of Massage Therapy and who are open minded to the process of connecting the mind and body through it. Using various techniques and guided breathing, she can help your muscles release tension and get back to a healthy state. Through this process better circulation will flood through the body and bring aching muscles the nutrients they need to be healthy and strong.

• Hannah Uses Light-Firm Pressure

Strengths:
• Pin pointing adhesions/knots and working them out.
• Pain Relief
• Specific Joint Work
• Back Work
• Shoulder Work
• Hip Work
• Educating clients on furthering results

Main Modalities:
• Prenatal Massage
• Swedish/Relaxation
• Deep Tissue & Trigger Point Therapy
 

Lilly

Lilly is a certified Massage Therapist that has been practicing professionally since 2018. Graduating from the Massage Therapy Program at Saint Paul College, but states she has been massaging friends and family since childhood. Lilly has a strong passion for helping people. Growing up with a brother with special needs it became an innate part of her life. She saw massage as a beautiful way to begin her professional journey of helping people beginning with relieving the body. Lilly uses very fluid movements while working deep, finding the source of pain and tension held in the body. She is highly intuitive reading each individual body, and catering to their specific needs, whether it be lulling a stressed out nervous system, or working with chronic pain & injuries. Lilly combines elements of rehabilitation through Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, massage combined with stretches to lengthen the muscles, trigger point work, aromatherapy, the art of relaxation, and healing touch to return balance to the body.

• Lilly Uses Light-Very Firm Pressure

Strengths:
• Very specific work on adhesions/knots
• Neck Work
• Able to apply very firm pin pointed pressure
• Gets really targeted on areas requested

Main Modalities:
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Sports Massage

Secondary Modalities:
• Swedish/Relaxation & Aromatherapy
 

Alexa

Alexa is a certified massage therapist who graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2018 and has been practicing professionally since then. She has worked with a variety of people and conditions. Over the past several years, she has successfully alleviated chronic migraines, helped car accident victims heal from whiplash, and lessened symptoms of depression and anxiety. Alexa enjoys helping her clients regain the best quality of life through addressing their current health condition, whether they have something specific they need relief from or simply want to relax for an hour or two.

• Alexa Uses Light-Firm Pressure

Strengths:
• Pin pointing adhesions/knots in areas of concern.
• Combining relaxation with the ability to still work out tight areas.

Main Modalities:
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Swedish Massage
• Prenatal Massage
 

Chelsea

Chelsea graduated from Ridgewater College of Willmar, MN and has been practicing massage professionally since 2018. Chelsea got her start in doing massage long before that while working on her friends, family, and basketball teammates in high school. She enjoys customizing each and every massage specifically for the client whether the focus is deep tissue, trigger point work, relaxing Swedish massage, prenatal massage, or aromatherapy. She enjoys her work in massage because she is able to help people who are in pain, or are dealing with stress and tension within their day to day lives. She has worked with numerous clients while working under chiropractors who have experienced an accidental/work related injuries, chronic headaches/migraines, or are dealing with decreased range of motion and mobility within the body.

• Chelsea Uses Medium-Very Firm Pressure

Strengths:
• Able to apply a lot of pressure
• Works with broad pressure vs pin pointed
• Great with back work

Main Modalities:
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Swedish Massage

Secondary Modalities:
• Hot Stone Massage
• Prenatal Massage
 

Michelle

Michelle is a licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 2011. Michelle has been practicing Massage Therapy for the last ten years and enjoys helping people be able to live their lives pain free. Michelle specializes in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy and Prenatal Massages. Michelle’s main focus is ensuring clients leave feeling rejuvenated and a little lighter. Michelle would also like you to know she has the cutest dog known to humankind.

• Michelle uses Light-Firm Pressure

Strengths:
• Finding tension/knots and working them out
• Being thorough and ensuring a balanced session
• Helping alleviate neck pain
• Reducing low back and hip pain

Main Modalities:
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy

Secondary Modalities:
• Swedish Massage
 

Jennifer

Jennifer is a licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic in the Spring of 2020. Upon learning that eastern forms of bodywork address body disturbances both on a root (internal/organ) and a branch (physical/skelomuscular) level, she was able to find a holistic practice that echoed her beliefs. Unlike most of her classmates, Jennifer elected to keep her school training focused exclusively on the eastern therapies of shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine.

One of Jennifer’s greatest pleasures in sharing Shiatsu with her client is helping them understand the bigger picture of what is happening with their bodies. Those moments when they learn that some of the more bizarre “ticks “ they’ve gotten used to dealing with are actually part of a larger pattern of disharmony. She also loving sharing diet and supplemental ideas to empower her clients to continue working on moving their bodies away from chronic patterns of disharmony and more in line with their natural homeostasis.

• Jennifer Uses light to very firm pressure

Strengths:
• Releasing and balancing tension holding patterns
• Correcting and assisted stretching
• Educating clients on techniques to use at home to help their bodies remain more in harmony.
• Accessing pattern imbalanced in the body through back-shu points, tongue and pulse analysis.
• Tonification of deficient points and meridians
• Sedation of excess patterns and heat
•Restoring fluidity and suppleness to the body’s soft tissue

Main Modalities:
• Shiatsu
• Reflexology

*Please Note: Clients must wear flexible clothing during Shiatsu sessions as it is a modality that is performed through the clothing
 

Angela

Angela is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from Wisconsin Indianhead technical college in 2012. Angela then moved on to Saint Paul College to graduate in sports massage. She loves how intricate the body is and how the muscles respond to massage. She works with each client to personalize their massage. Having worked in a spa setting before. She really focuses on relaxing the body while working out tension in the muscles. She can also have a very firm massage to get deep into the muscles.

• Angela Uses Medium-Very Firm Pressure

Strengths:
• Low Back Pain
• Shoulder Work
• Deep Pressure
• Stretching

Main Modalities:
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Sports Massage

Secondary Modalities:
• Swedish Massage
 

Rachael

Rachael is a Level II Usui Reiki & Holistic Wellness Practitioner. She is passionate about growth, self-awareness, deepening love, and intentional, conscious living. She brings that passion to her practice in order to create a unique and personalized experience for every client.

Her education and experience have given her the necessary tools and wisdom to treat a wide variety of issues. Rachael has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, is a Level 2 Usui Reiki Practitioner and is a certified Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, & NBC-HWC Board Certified Health Coach.
 

Strengths:
• Holistic approach
• Grounding exercise integration
• Tools for: grounding and awareness of energy (own and others)
• Aromatherapy and (occasional) crystal integration (optional)

Main Modalities:
• Usui Reiki Healing
• Holistic Wellness
 

Gigi

Gigi is a licensed Massage Therapist who started her massage journey at the Minneapolis School of Massage the summer of 1986. She holds a BA in Holistic Health Studies and has been a career massage therapist since 1991. In 2001, she discovered fascial work and has continued her training along pathways that have kept her focusing on fascia. She has been doing what she calls “Medically Oriented Massage” in Woodbury-area med-surg offices since 1999, working in conjunction with physical therapists, nurses, and doctors. Most new clients are referred to her by a care professional.

“Medically Oriented Massage” is goal-oriented and based primarily on manual therapies developed by Dr Jean-Pierre Barral, Dr John Upledger, and Dr Kerry D’Ambrogio. Their philosophies all include 1. Know your anatomy. 2. Use the minimum amount of pressure to elicit the desired change. 3. Be specific. In addition, Gigi has a deep understanding and curiosity of medical and surgical conditions, and is experienced working around implanted devices, prosthetics/hardware, and other issues requiring caution. She mostly works on chronic pain/injury, pre-/post-surgical issues, and tends to see new clients 3-4 times (spaced 1-2 weeks apart). Your first session includes 15 minutes of assessments. You will know within 48 hours of your first session if “Medically Oriented Massage” is the right fit for you.

• Gigi uses the appropriate amount of pressure for the condition, customized to each client

Strengths:
• Chronic pain and restrictions, pre-/post-surgical issues

Main Modalities:
• See her old website
www.asensitivetouch.com for a complete list of modalities and descriptions.
 

Maya – Manager

Maya is the manager of L’amour Massage. She manages all the therapists, their schedules, and works behind the scenes to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Her favorite thing about her position is that she gets to help in the process of making people feel better. Outside of work she enjoys being in nature and spending time with her husband and family.
 

 

Maddy – Assistant Manager

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