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ABOUT L’AMOUR MASSAGE

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Grace Hecker

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 Duke

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 DurenHannah 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 Nyquist

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 Klemik

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 Ahl

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

Michelle Maxwell

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.

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
• Prenatal Massage

Maya Dyess – Manager

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