Balance for Life Fitness Center

Massage Therapy

 

Massage Therapy at Balance for Life, provides relief from stress, tension and pain for men and women. Massage can be a great tool for those who seek a healthy and balanced lifestyle. With the addition of a regular massage regime, you will function better in your everyday life.

Massage will:
  • Help release chronic/acute muscle pain and tension
  • Improve circulation
  • Increase flexibility
  • Reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress
  • Promote faster healing of injured muscle tissue
  • Improve posture

At Balance for Life, you are assured your massage therapist is a trained professional who has received extensive training in the field. We offer several types of massage in order to meet your individual needs including but limited to the following:

  • Price and duration vary depending on modality and your individual needs.
  • 30, 60, 75 and 90 minute massages available.
  • Relaxation Massage - Light to medium pressure to relax your mind, body and spirit.
  • Deep Tissue/Sports Massage - Use of medium to heavy pressure to relieve muscle tension and pain.
  • Swedish Massage - Incorporates long gliding strokes, kneading and friction techniques.
  • Hot Stone Massage - A relaxation massage performed with heated and oiled basalt stones.  Stones are then placed on specific areas of the body to help release muscle tension, providing a very relaxing experience.
  • Pregnancy Massage - The structural changes that a woman's body goes through can be profound and some of the most radical in her lifetimes. Massage for the pregnant mother can help ease aches and pains of pregnancy by addressing specific areas of discomfort and facilitate overall relaxation.
  • Neuromuscular Therapy is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. This is deep, therapeutic, specific work, this modality is often used when a client has an injury and is seeking pain relief and to increase range of motion.
  • Seated Chair Massage - Fully clothed seated chair massage provides relief to back, neck and shoulders.
  • Oncology Massage - Oncology massage enhances healing of the entire body by integrating the western and eastern modalities of body work in order to address the symptoms of both cancer treatment and the disease. Oncology massage can help diarrhea, constipation, lack of appetite, insomnia, exhaustion, and can lower pain and numerous other side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments and surgery. It is basically a body work that is designed specific to the needs of people who are dealing with cancer or cancer treatments.  Oncology Massage is a totally unique and different type of massage. These massage therapists have additional, specialized training in oncology massage.
  • Thai Yoga Massage  Thai Yoga Massage is a whole body treatment. Each session combines rhythmic massage, acupressure point work, energy work, and assisted Hatha yoga poses. The receiver is fully clothed on a special thai cushion (similar to a futon cushion) on the floor while the practitioner performs a series of techniques to help release blocked energy and loosen and lengthen tight muscles and relax the mind.  There are many benefits to this modality some of which are muscle release, increased joint mobility, improved circulation, decrease and release of stress, increased energy, increased flexibility and more!   

 

Add on to any massage:

Paraffin Hand Treatment $10

 

With today's hectic schedules and time constraints, sometimes you just need to pack in as much relaxation and as much pampering as you can, when you can. Next time you come in for a treatment, why not get a Paraffin Hand Treatment? Besides the therapeutic benefits such as increased circulation, improved skin color, and relief for aching joints, Paraffin Hand Treatments are very soothing and relaxing and leave your hands smooth and soft. The relaxation you experience during your Paraffin Hand Treatment will follow you throughout your day.

How Does a Paraffin Hand Treatment Work? Hands are submerged into a warm wax bath until the form takes on the look of a glove. Then the hands are placed in mitts while you relax. It's during this relaxation stage that your muscles really begin to release tension they may be holding and the skin on the hands become re-hydrated. When the treatment is over your hands will feel silky, smooth and soft. You will notice a revitalized color and deep relaxation.

 


Therapists

 

Michelle K .:

Massage Therapist

 

Michelle is a graduate of Sister Rosalind’s School of Professional Massage. She is certified in Massage Therapy, Reflexology, and Chair massage. She is also a member of the ABMP (Associated Bodyworks and Massage Professionals). 

Michelle specializes in Swedish, Reflexology and Chair massage. She has also taken courses in acupressure and Pregnancy, Myofascial Release, and Muscular Therapy (deep tissue), and Oncology massage. 

Michelle is actively involved in her church and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys working out (when she has time), reading, and in the summer, driving around in Emily – a Ford model A Roadster 

Specializes in these styles of massageOncology, Swedish, Reflexology, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue/Sports, Hot Stone, Relaxation
 

 

 

 

 

Amanda K.

Massage Therapist

 

Amanda is a graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at Minnesota School of Business.  She is a member of ABMP (American Bodywork and Massage Professionals).  She is trained in a wide variety of modalities such as Hot Stone, Pregnancy and Swedish Massage and specializes in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Myofascial Release. 
 
Specializes in these styles of massageSwedish, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue/Sports, Hot Stone, Relaxation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura H.

Massage Therapist

 

Laura received her Associates degree in Massage Therapy through Minnesota School of Business and is a Certified Massage Therapist.  She has completed courses in a variety of massage techniques which helps her customize each client's massage.

  Laura likes to take time to get to know what clients want to accomplish from each massage session whether it be reducing pain, tension or simply reducing stress.  She specializes in Deep tissue and trigger point therapy, Sports, Swedish and Hot Stone massage.

 Laura believes massage therapy can help in so many ways. She thinks if she utilized massage while playing college soccer it could have prevented her past knee injuries of tearing 4 ACL's. Massage can help you recover quicker after an injury. It can also be a great tool to prevent injuries. Laura feels nothing is more rewarding then helping people eliminate pain and tightness.


Specializes in these styles of massage:  Deep tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Sports Massage, Relaxation, Trigger Point  Therapy

 

 

 

Jason T .

Massage Therapist

 

Jason graduated from National American University in Roseville, MN. He has also had training through Globe University, is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals), and having passed his national board exam is working toward becoming certified through the NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork).


Jason uses an intuitive approach to every massage. He believes in customizing each massage to each client.  Intuition, focus, communication, and intent are his greatest tools and client satisfaction is his personal goal. The most rewarding part about being a massage therapist is helping others live better lives.

Jason likes to spend his time outside with his family, golfing, or riding his bike. Relaxing with a good movie and huge bowl of popcorn is also a favorite."

Specializes in these styles of massage:  Deep tissue, Swedish, Sports Massage, Relaxation, Trigger Point  Therapy

 

 

 

Becky D.

Massage Therapist

 


Becky has a BS Degree in Physical Education and Health with a Minor in Athletic Training.  She received her massage training at Northern Lights School of Massage; now dba, CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic.  Certifications include:  NCBTMB (National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork), and International Academy of NeuroMuscular Therapy.

Becky believes when one quiets the bombardment of stimuli, one will start to hear what the body is expressing.  The muscles of the body work in opposition, so she will always work the opposite muscle set from where the pain  expresses itself.

Becky enjoys golf, pickleball, bocce, camping and rooting for the Twins.

Specializes in:  NeuroMuscular ,Trigger Point, Rehab and Sports Therapies

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$15 off your first one hour massage therapy appointment

(Promotional offers cannot be combined with any other offers.)

 

Appointment hours: WALK-INS WELCOME!

Mon-Friday 9:00 am until 8 pm
Sat and Sundays 8:30 am until 3 pm

*Same day appointments please call 651-415-9500.

*24 hour notice required for all cancellations.

 

 

60 Minute Massage $70 *($55 w/1st time $15 discount)

90 Minute Massage $95 *($80 w/1st time $15 discount)

*$15 off 1st time client appointments!!

*Restrictions apply. Not valid with other promtions. 24-hour cancellation policy on all appointments. Call for details.

 

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