Michelle Wall has been doing massage for 23 years. She attended Minneapolis school of Massage and Bodyworks. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, raindrop, cupping, ear candling, hot stone, seated chair, pregnancy and injury specific massage. Michelle lives in Duluth and has been in the twin ports for over 7 years and loves the area. She enjoys cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking the SHT & COGGS trails, and just bought her first fat tire bike. She enjoys camping,movies, cocktails and cooking food for friends and enjoys eating just as much. Her motto is everything in moderation. She also enjoys spending time with her dog Carlin, cats Scratch, Sniff, Sisu, and of course her husband Joel. Why did she chose a career in massage? She had received a massage as a gift and enjoyed it so much that she decided to enroll in school. No regrets! Her approach is one of truly caring for a persons needs. She tends to move slow, get in areas that lack attention. Loves compression and deeper work where needed. Will use essential oils, hot towels and hot packs. Her favorite part about her business is that she gets to learn so much from her clients. She loves to see people come out with the weight of the world off their shoulders, in less pain and a glow that is on their face. She also enjoys helping people feel better and willing to offer up suggestions of other health care providers in the area…we have some great folks to help. She looks forward to seeing you soon.
Lauren graduated from Lake Superior College in 2004 and has been doing massage for over 13 years. She offers deep tissue, relaxation, injury specific and pregnancy massage. Lauren was born and raised in Duluth, MN. She has two children Luna who is 7 and Ian who is 6. She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, cooking, yoga, a good cup of coffee and her all time favorite green mango tea, wine, gin and tonic and spending time with family and friends. She still is hoping to get into rock climbing and cross country skiing in the near future. Loves early morning sunrises and hikes up Chester creek. Why did she choose a career in massage? Honestly it was spur of the moment after taking a year off after high school she decided to enroll in the massage program at LSC after a few friends hinted she would be good at it.She knew after the first day that this would become a passion and a life long career. What does she love most about her business? Not only is she making someones day that much better and less stressed but most of her clients she has had for over 12 years now. To gain someones trust and get to know them over the years has been a blessing. And seeing the look on the clients face as they open that door is priceless. Lauren is also enrolled in the Health Coach program through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and graduates May 1st, 2018.
Mandy has been doing massage for 13 year. She attended from Lake Superior College. She offers deep tissue, relaxation, hot stone, raindrop, pregnancy, seated chair and couples massages. Mandy continues to work in the mental health field. She currently works with adults with mental health illness. She enjoys helping people in the process of continuing to make positive changes in their lives. Mandy lives in Floodwood with her daughter, two dogs and her 3 legged cat. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading autobiography’s of the golden age era. Interests include painting, refurnishing furniture and going to thrift stores. Why did she choose a career in massage? It was of interest at the age of 17 and different from most of what her friends were going to be doing. She thought it would be great to have the skill and flexibility. She knew immediately when she started at LSC that she had great passion for massage. What does she enjoy most about her job? She has the opportunity to help people relax, de-stress and make overall improvements in their health overtime with regular massages. I love to learn and meet new people. It makes her day to have a smiling face and a big “thank you” emerge from the treatment room.
Anna Colline is from Farmington, MN and moved to Duluth a few years ago. She’s a total bookworm who loves to spend most of her days reading a good book. She also likes to travel/explore new places, outdoor activities like camping and archery. But most of all she loves to spend time with family and her dog Rudy. She offers relaxation, couples, deep tissue, hot stone, pregnancy and seated chair. _________________________________________________________________________
Jason (Jay) graduated from Lake Superior Collage. He offers deep tissue, relaxation, seated chair, raindrop and couples massage. A native of the Washington D.C. area, Jay’s path has taken him to the shores of Southern California, and most recently to his new home in the Twin Ports. It was throughout a 15 year career working with children and adults with special needs that Jay was able to observe and experience the benefits of massage therapy upon the body and mind. Jay intuitively tailors his approach to the specific needs of each client and uses a range of pressure and techniques to relieve stress related tension and chronic pain. Jay lives in Superior, WI with his wife, daughter, and fierce chihuahua. When he is not working he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family.
Olivia attended Lake Superior College, received her Associates degree and completed the Massage therapy Program. In the summer time when Olivia isn’t working as a massage therapist you can find her on the William A. Irvin in Canal Park. Where she has worked as a tour guide and manager for 6 years. She loves the ship atmosphere and the many different people she meets who share the same love for Lake Superior. Olivia has grown up in Duluth her whole life but travels to the Minneapolis area often, to visit all of her extended family. In her free time she loves to cook and try out new foods, go for rides on her motorcycle, and play with her new Boxer puppy, Barney. Olivia offers deep tissue, relaxation, couples, pregnancy and seated chair. Why did she choose a career in massage? Olivia was trying to figure out what she wanted to go to school for while in school, when one day an old friend who was in the massage program at LSC needed a person to practice on. She was nervous at first to get a massage because she never had a professional massage before but it was the best decision she’s made. After her friend practiced her skill on Olivia she knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. She enrolled in the massage program the following year and it turned out to be better than she expected. Olivia has always been wiling to help anyone and everyone with any problems they come across so massage has definitely given her another way to help others. She loves the outcome, relief, and positively her clients get after a session with her. She believes the first step to become less stressed in our everyday lives is set aside time for yourself. Massage is a great way to relax and unwind, you deserve it!
Ali graduated from Lake Superior College. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone, raindrop, couples, prenatal, and seated chair massage. Ali was raised in Finlayson, MN and attended Bemidji State University after high school. She graduated in 2013 with a BA in Spanish after switching majors 6 times. She had always wanted to make the north shore her home and has been happily living in Duluth since 2014. She enjoys cooking, cleaning, reading, plants and hiking around Duluth or up north. She loves sunny mornings and a good cup of coffee enjoyed with good company. Why did she choose a career in massage? Nothing she had studied seemed to be exactly the right fit… until she enrolled in the massage therapy program at LSC. Within the first week of school she knew she had finally found the career that fit her. What does she enjoy most about her job? She loves helping people! She enjoys getting to know her clients and working with them to help relieve stress and tension along with promoting relaxation and general well-being. She loves being able to see the difference massage has made in her clients and watching them rediscover their own body’s potential to feel amazing.
Madi Simmons, CLMT
Promoting healing and wellness one day at a time. Madi Simmons is a graduate of Massage Therapy at Lake Superior College, and is elated to be joining the Infinity Massage team. She is hoping that the friendly and welcoming staff at Infinity will help her to hone and refine her formal education while she continues to invest in her future as a medical massage therapist. Currently she has plans to attend classes at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and work towards her board examination, while practicing massage in the Duluth area. She offers relaxation/swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, seated chair, pregnancy, injury specific, and couples massages, and has discovered a propensity for modalities better treat each unique client and their needs. Madi has lived in Duluth her entire life and feels that the twin ports area has spoiled her. (She can’t imagine living anywhere without lake or trail access at this point.) As much as she loves the area, she has always had an even greater love of reading, writing, and learning. She began her education at UMD with a focus in Journalism before switching over to the Massage Therapy program at LSC- realizing that there were other ways that she might be better-suited to contribute to the well-being of the community. During the week she has a second full-time job and spends most evenings curled up with a good book, a great cup of tea, and her two bearded dragons Mushu and Dominic. When she isn’t baking or rolling up her sleeves and delving into the next crafts project (much to her roommate’sannoyance), of course. Why Massage? Madi maintains that she didn’t choose massage- massage chose her. As long as she’s been able to walk she’s been walking on her grandfather’s back or reaching out and trying to soothe sore shoulders. It only took 20 years for her to realize that massage was her calling and with proper education she could make a living of it. To her, nothing is more satisfying than knowing there is something she can do to ease the strains of daily life, and promote healing of her clients in a direct and positive way. So if you know anyone who could use some muscle-work. Or if you yourself would like some help reconnecting to your body, please come to Infinity and let our experienced cast of therapists help aid you on your path to wellness. We look forward to working with you.
Melinda attended Lake Superior College to receive her massage therapy degree. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, couples and seated chair massage. Melinda was born and raised in Duluth, MN and has been here all her life and plans to keep it that way, she can’t seem to get enough of the North Shore. When Melinda isn’t massaging she enjoys working her other job at Cold Fusion. She also enjoys bow hunting, fishing, going up to her cabin in the summer, spending time with her family, and hiking with her Yellow Lab named Tilly. Why did she choose massage? Melinda tried out a couple of different majors and none of which were a good fit for her so she decided to try massage therapy and loved it right away and love that she was able to help people, so it was a perfect fit for her.
Lynn O’Connor, CLMT
Lynn graduated from Duluth Business University in 2011 and has been doing massage for over 6 years. She offers deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy, couples, chair massage and Reiki energy work. Lynn moved up to Northern MN in 1982, first living in Cloquet, MN before settling in Superior, WI. She has 2 kids, 1 grandson and 2 grand dogs. She currently works full time as an accountant for an insurance company in Carlton, MN. But her true passion is Massage Therapy, which she does part time. She also enjoys reading, meditation, walks by the lake, spending time with family and friends and traveling. Lynn choose massage therapy late in life but finds it to be very rewarding. She enjoys relieving her clients from their aches and pains and removing the stress and tension from their lives. She loves getting to know her clients and watching how massage has helped them become more relaxed and stress free. She is always researching new techniques to use on her clients to give them the best massage possible. _________________________________________________________________________
Sherry Sherrod has been a licensed massage therapist for 23 years. She moved to MN from Florida a few years ago. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in human performance and kinesiology from Huntingdon college in Montgomery, AL. Starting as a young entrepreneur she owned and operated Montgomery School of Massage Therapy in Montgomery, AL. Humanities Center in Pinellas Park, FL is where she was certified as a massage therapist and went on to take the NCBTMB exam. Sherry likes to do a freestyle eclectic massage. A combination of Swedish, esalen and neuromuscular therapy mainly. But maybe a little sports if needed or therapeutic touch, whatever your level of comfort, she can tailor the perfect massage for you. _________________________________________________________________________
Rosslyn Kendrick, Independent Contractor – Rolfing Practitioner and Student of the Canadian College of Osteopathy Rosslyn was a teacher in Quebec, Canada when she started this journey. She had always been passionately interested in the body’s miraculous capacity for health and wanted to follow a path that would enable her to learn more about this topic. On the weekends when she wasn’t teaching she attended Kine-concept in Montreal to earn a certification in massage therapy. Kine-concept established the touch therapy institute which is involved/funds worldwide scientific research in the area of manual therapies and the human body. Rosslyn then attended the Rolf Institute and the Guild for Structural Integration in Colorado to become a practitioner of Rolf Structural Integration. Presently, she is in her 5th year at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, Winnipeg campus (DOMP program) and is a current member of the International Association of Structural Integrators. She is also trained as a certified massage therapist and a Rolf Structural Integration practitioner (Rolfing). Rosslyn feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with people using traditional manual osteopathy and looks forward to meeting you. To make an appointment with Rosslyn, please call her directly at (218) 600-0132 to learn more visit www.rosslynkendrick.com.
Sonja Jewell, Certified Clinical Whole Food Nutritionist, Natural Therapeutic Specialist, CMT, Independent Contractor Sonja Jewell is a Certified Clinical Whole Food Nutritionist, Natural Therapeutic Specialist and Certified Massage Therapist. She has received extensive training in Natural Health Care both in Europe and the United States and is a practitioner with 25 years of experience. She is a member of the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health and a Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She offers a compassionate, holistic approach to health care with an emphasis on whole food nutrition and the power of personal responsibility for health and wellness. To make an appointment with Sonja please call 218-365-2288 request appointment in Hermantown or visit her site at www.elywellness.com.