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Tree of Life Therapeutic Massage & Spa is a wellness based practice. With focus on treating every part of the individual.  Our therapeutic massage focuses on chronic pain, motor vehicle accidents, post surgery, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, deep muscle pain and much more.

We also have an Advanced Esthetician, Acupuncturist &  Wellness Coach to meet all our clients needs.  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
Deanns Head Shots 189 2017


Our practitioners 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 5+ years of experience and our Executive Therapists have 15+ years of experience. You can be confident that every practitioner at Tree of Life has the skills and ability to meet your needs.


Certified Massage Therapist /
10 year executive 

Tristan D. graduated from Ridgewater College in 2013. She is certified in Deep tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Hotstone Massage, Ear Candling, Raindrop and Relaxation 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.


Certified Massage Therapist /
10 year Executive
Charletta C. CMT graduated from Anthem College in 2013 after graduating, she found her 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!


Certified Massage Therapist / 5 year Jr. Executive 

Michael S. graduated from the Cortiva Institute Of Massage in 2018 (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.


Neuromuscular Massage Therapist /  15 year Executive 

Kristin E. has been working in the massage therapy field for 15 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 be part of Tree of Life’s team!



ADVANCED 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 that Tree of Life is her skin care home, and looks forward to servicing you!


Stacy C.


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.


Certified Massage Therapist /
20 year Executive 
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.


Advance Practice Esthetician 

Jaime graduated from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Illinois and received her basic esthetician license here in her home state of Minnesota. She then attended and graduated from the Advanced Practice Esthetics program at Lavish Beauty School in Edina. 

She strives to further her education as a skin care professional through continuing advanced education and is excited to share her passion for skin care with her clients. She believes success is attained by open communication with her clients and in building a relationship with them based in respect and working together to achieve their skin goals.

She is very excited to be a new member of the Tree of Life team and she looks forward to meeting you!


Holistic Nutrition Coach

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


Certified Massage Therapist
Samra is a dedicated massage therapist with 4 years of experience in the field. She obtained her massage certification from Northwestern Health Science University in 2020. She specializes in therapeutic massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. 
Her passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness and understanding of the human body makes an expert therapist.
She is determined to provide personalized care to each client and prioritize the outcome of clients goal by addressing concerns. She creates a comfortable and relaxing space for each client, with my warm and calm demeanor.
She is excited to be apart of Tree of life, so she can bring her expertise and grow with each and everyone of you.
She is looking forward to working with you all! 


Massage Therapist 

Carmen is a dedicated massage therapist with 4 years of experience in the field. 

She obtained her certification from CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu in 2019. 

She specializes in sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and deep tissue. She is committed to providing personalized care to each client; tailoring her treatments to address specific concerns and promote relaxation for everyone. 

When not at work, she is doing art, such as crochet or sewing.

Her overall mindset is that life is too short, but an hour massage is just right.


Certified Massage Therapist /
10 year Executive 

Jack Plonsky graduated from Centerpoint Massage and Shiastu Therapy School and Clinic in 2013. 

He has experience in a variety of settings including spas, chiropractic clinics, and auto accident care. 

Most recently he has been working with the University of Minnesota Gopher athletes in their training room. He has traveled to NCAA competitions to help the athletes before and after events. 

Jack values our beautiful Minnesota nature and loves being outside. His favorite activities are hiking, kayaking, and doing wildlife photography. 

Specializing in Sports and Therapeutic massage, he enjoys helping people through  their recovery process. Whether you need relief from pain, or are just looking to relax, Jack’s got your back!


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.


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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