Michelle lives in Duluth and has been in the twin ports area for over 6 years and loves the area. She enjoys cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking the SHT & COGGS trails, just bought her first fat tire bike. she also enjoys camping, cocktails and cooking food for friends and enjoys eating just as much. Her moto 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 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 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? I was of interest at the age of 17 and different from most of 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 hiking, camping and archery. But most of all she loves to spend time with family and her dog Rudy.
Why did she choose massage?
She wanted a career where she can help others. After seeing and experiencing the benefits massage has to offer, she knew immediately that being a CMT was the right choice.
Anna graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Lake Superior College. She’s been sharing the benefits of massage to her clients ever since by customizing each session to her clients needs.
She offers relaxation, couples, deep tissue, hot stone, pregnancy and seated chair.
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 at least once a semester. 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, and hiking the Superior Hiking Trail. She loves spending time in the woods with her Australian Cattle Dog, Bindi.
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 developing genuine rapport with her clients and finding a treatment plan that is specific to their needs. She strives to help clients reach an overall sense of well-being whether that be from the sessions themselves or the self care tips she gives. She loves being able to see the difference massage has made for her clients and watching them rediscover their own body’s potential to feel amazing.
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.
Nicole Severson, CLMT
Nicole Severson grew up in Sartell, MN. After she graduated high school, she attended the University of North Dakota for psychology and criminal justice.
Nicole moved to Duluth in January of 2015, where she took classes to finish up her associate’s degree at Lake Superior College. She started her holistic journey at LSC and completed 624 hours of hands on training. She didn’t know anything about massage, until she started the massage therapy program. She is very thankful for the opportunity LSC offered her. She is very passionate about massage and knowing she is helping her clients who are in physical pain, who are suffering emotionally/mentally, and allowing them to melt their stress away on her table.
In her free time, she likes to watch the MN Vikings and the MN Wild; she also likes to cross country ski, go on hikes with her friends and family, travel and spending time with her bunny Thor.
Modalities: deep tissue, relaxation/ Swedish, and myofascial release
Suvi received her certification in massage therapy from Lake Superior College in 2014 and Finnish College of Sport Massage in 2012. With over 700 hours of training, she has experience in many modalities of massage, including relaxation, deep tissue, Swedish, pregnancy, prenatal, myofascial release, sports massage and joint mobilization concentrating on lower back pain sciatica issues, frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome and people with disabilities. She will use hot towels and essential oils. After deep tissue sessions Suvi provides stretches and exercise handouts for her client to take home.
She is also a certified Shindo Instructor (Masunaga’s theory of meridians), bringing knowledge of the Five Elements and Meridians to help her influence a profound balance in each individual. Her mission is to guide clients on a journey into optimizing well-being by taking a whole person approach and exploring the many aspects of life that impact health and wellness. She has an ability to adapt any session to what the client is looking for, often using intuitive guidance, while maintaining a professional and respectful attitude.
Suvi cam to the United States in 2013 from Europe. She was born in Finland. Suvi has lived in many countries in her life, she speaks 4 languages fluently: Finnish, German, Swedish and English. She enjoys being outdoors with her dog Popcorn and loved one, gardening, garden design, good food, strong beer, philosophy and quantum physics, knitting, sewing, traveling discovering other cultures, traditions and languages.
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.