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Our Team

Our therapists are carefully selected and evaluated before they are hired. We make sure that every client that walks through the door is getting the highest quality care possible. You can be confident that every therapist at Tree of Life has the skills and ability to meet your massage needs.

A PERSONAL COMMITMENT

Tree of Life Therapeutic Massage is a medically based massage therapy practice. With focus on treating chronic pain, motor vehicle accidents, post surgery, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, deep muscle pain and much more.

Our goal at Tree of Life is to treat and educate our clients how to understand more about their bodies in order to live healthier and more active lives.

We are committed to the highest quality care we can provide to our clients.
We look forward to working with you.

                      DeAnn Larson, CMT
Owner, Tree of Life, LLC

OUR STAFF

Our therapists are carefully selected and evaluated before they are hired. We make sure that every client that walks through the door is getting the highest quality care possible. Our Junior Executive Therapists have 10+ years experience and our Executive Therapists have 15+ years experience. You can be confident that every therapist at Tree of Life has the skills and ability to meet your massage needs.

TRISTAN D. - TEAM LEAD

Certified Massage Therapist 

Tristan D. graduated from Ridgewater College in 2013. She is certified in Deep tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Hotstone Massage, Ear Candling, Light Myofascial Release and Couples Massage.

Tristan is very passionate about the field of massage therapy and wants to educate people about the benefits of massage and self-care. She works to make each session meaningful for your life that day, guiding you into balance, peace and relaxation.

CHARLETTA C.

Certified Massage Therapist
Charletta C. CMT graduated from Anthem College in 2013 after graduating
she found my passion in massage while working in a chiropractic office
on injured clients to help them get back to what they loved.  She
specializes in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, therapeutic massage,
rom/stretches and intuitive massage. In 2015 she had the opportunity to
began to share her techniques, teach and mentor for deep tissue/trigger
point therapy massage.
She is always eager to learn more to enhance the over all experience for
her clientele!

MICHAEL S.

Certified Massage Therapist

Michael S. graduated from the Cortiva Institute Of Massage (including Master Body Worker extension program).
His understanding of the human body is only strengthened through his experience as a Crossfit coach, Personal Trainer, and Olympic Weightlifting Coach.

Through attention to detail & patience, he works to customize the
massage to each client and works with their unique needs. Although his specialties are Deep Tissue and Trigger Point, he incorporates a wide array of additional modalities including Swedish, Lymphatic, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Craniosacral and others in order to obtain long term improvements in posture, pain relief, reduction of stress and an overall improved feeling of health and wellness.

KRISTIN E.

Neuromuscular Massage Therapist

Kristin E. has been working in the massage therapy field for 12 years, specializing in medical and neuromuscular therapy. She moved from Minnesota to Colorado where she attended the Denver School of Massage Therapy and was educated in advanced anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. This training was provided using cadavers by registered nurses and other health care practitioners providing a broad understanding of the human body and how to heal chronic pain using a variety of muscular manipulation techniques.

After graduating school Kristin went on to work in holistic healing and sports therapy clinics and focused much of her time on athletic injuries. She was able to work with professional athletes where she developed healing protocols on multiple different athletic injuries and saw amazing results with her clients. In 2015 Kristin moved back to Minnesota and ran her own practicing working strictly in chronic pain relief, whiplash, auto accident cases and neuromuscular therapy.

She has been able to relieve her clients of migraine headaches, sciatic pain, frozen shoulder and whiplash among many other ailments.

Kristin is so excited to join Tree of Life’s team!

 

RACHEL R.

Certified Massage Therapist

Rachel has been practicing massage since 2017 and attended Aveda Institute. She does a variety of deep tissue, Swedish, sports massage, cupping, aromatherapy, hot stones, pre/post natal massage. She enjoys making massages effective as well as relaxing.

ARIEL E.

Licensed  Esthetician

Ariel earned her Esthetics license at PCI Academy, where she later became an educator. She is a Master Esthetician and has earned her Expert status with the International Dermal Institute, accrediting her with advanced knowledge on products, skin care techniques and modalities. She has trained for and managed multiple spas and holds her Salon Manager license and Instructors license in Esthetics as well. She has appeared live on local television and has been published in Verily Magazine, amongst appearances at many other live events and fundraisers.

She strives to educate and better herself as a professional through continuing advanced education, and is very passionate about the science of skin. She strongly believes in building trust through effective communication and solid technical applications. Ariel specializes in advanced skin care services and waxing.

She is so excited to make Tree of Life her skin care home, and looks forward to servicing you!

 

Stacy C.

Receptionist

Stacy has worked in a variety of customer service roles that have brought her here and she strives to make customer satisfaction her top priority.
When she’s not in the office you will likely find her working as an Independent Insurance Agent, spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors.

She genuinely enjoys conversation and hopes to bring a smile to each
client’s face during their visit to Tree of Life.

PATRICK W.

Certified Massage Therapist
2004 Graduate of Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork. Patrick has an intricate understanding of the body having spent a lifetime in sports and exercising. He was a physical fitness instructor in the Army as well as being awarded the Army Physical Fitness Excellence award.
Through the use of heavy pressure in the proper areas he puts a focus on fixing problems areas. Using Deep Tissue and trigger point massage on any tight muscles with relief as the goal. While specializing in flowing and relaxing deep tissue, he incorporates different modalities like Swedish, connective tissue, sports, relaxation, pre and post natal among others so the best massage is achieved for each individual.
With many years of chair and table experience including 15 years in Downtown Minneapolis, he has extensive knowledge of headaches, sciatic and computer related problems.
Patrick understands each person is different and evaluates how a client’s  tight muscles may have formed. Developing effective solutions with each client providing relief and relaxation.

Dr. TODD SPARKS, DC

Certified Acupuncturist

Dr. Todd Sparks, DC graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1994 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and received his board certification in acupuncture in 2002. He has a B.S. in Health and Fitness, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, and certified through the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion. In addition to practicing in the Twin Cities, Dr. Sparks teaches college courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and Exercise Sciences. He also works onsite with businesses for health promotion and injury prevention.
Dr. Sparks has successfully used acupuncture in general practice, athletes, and workplace injuries.

LAURA P.

Certified Massage Therapist
Junior Executive Therapist

Laura graduated from Sister Rosalind Gefre’s school of Massage in 2005.
She enjoys working with clients of every age and walks of life. Her goals are to meet their specific and unique needs ranging from acute injury, chronic pain management, relaxation and general self-care.

Laura believes massage does not have to hurt to be effective. By focusing on each client’s pain levels, she can work with them to alleviate discomfort and bring sustained relief through detailed technique. Her work is intuitive, thorough and compassionate.

Her skill set includes integrated Deep Tissue, Swedish, Relaxation, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology and Muscular Therapy.

She is eager to work with everyone at Tree of Life and believes in their foundational values and mission.

 

KELLY L.

Certified Massage Therapist
Kelly graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2010. Her passion is to educate and heal others in a way that is specifically tailored to each individual.
With a focus on deep tissue, trigger point, and Swedish massage, Kelly’s bodywork is relaxing, yet very therapeutic. Kelly’s goal is to help guide her client’s body and mind to promote optimal health and wellness.

RACHEL J.

Acupuncturist  

Rachel is a Licensed Acupuncturist by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is board certified in Acupuncture by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated with honors from the Masters program of Acupuncture at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN in 2016. During her time at NWHSU she interned at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in both the inpatient and outpatient units treating Traumatic Brain Injuries, Strokes and Spinal Cord Injuries, as well as The Salvation Army Harbor Lights Clinic in Minneapolis, where she treated low income individuals for a multitude of issues ranging from generalized pain and insomnia, to infertility and mental health.
Rachel fell in love with Traditional Chinese Medicine while in school because of the way it combined both medicine and art; She believes that being and staying well begins with whole body care and the use of many modalities. Her passion for holistic health, nature, as well helping others made Acupuncture an ideal career choice.
Outside of the clinic she enjoys spend time hula hooping, cooking and baking & being active outdoors with her dog Porter.

 

JACKIE M.

Jackie is a holistic nutritionist, life coach, motivational speaker, certified fitness instructor, and owner/operator of Optimum Wellness LLC. She believes the road to health always begins with self-love!

Education and Training: Holistic Nutrition Consultant Degree, Global College of Natural Medicine Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of Northern Iowa NETA certified Group Exercise Instructor NETA Indoor Group Cycle Certification BOSU Complete and Integrated Balance Training Certification CPR/AED certified Hopi Ear Candling Certification National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) registered public speaker

COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT

We offer a wide range of treatments and modalites to personalize your care. Therapeutic massage can dramatically help reduce or eliminate many common health conditions.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you a Massage Professional interested in a rewarding career at Tree of Life? Massage therapy is one of the few professions that allow you to truly make a difference in your own life and the lives of others every day. For more info please connect with us and take the next step in a rewarding career at Tree of Life!

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