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ABOUT US

You're familiar with the song 'The Long and Winding Road?' - It's a great analogy for the journey that has lead me to this place! As far back as I can remember I have wanted to make a difference in the lives of others.  Over the past 10 years I've lived out this desire by creating a wellness community - a place for healing, connection and fun.  It has been an incredible journey and I am very blessed to have both an amazing team as well as wonderful clients who are on this journey with us.  

 

If you are new to us, take a few minutes to get to know us by reading our bios below.       Michele

Your wellness is our passion

Michele Schramm
 

For most of my professional life I worked with at-risk children and families and I loved making a difference in this arena.  My career change into the world of natural healing came as a result of the life changing health benefits I have personally received at the hands of some very gifted healers.  I have a great passion for helping others find natural solutions for optimal wellness.

 

My family history also played a role in pursuit of natural healing.  As the youngest of six children spread over 20 years I could see where I was headed health-wise and it wasn't a pretty picture. I was determined to not be a product of my genes and so began my foray into the world of natural healing! In 2006 my passion for natural healing led me to open my first wellness center and since that time I have passionately pursued many avenues of healing, both for myself and my clients. I have taken extensive coursework in nutrition, aromatherapy, coaching for change and quantum biofeedback. 

 

I find purpose and joy in life by inspiring others in their pursuit of vibrant health, economic security, rich satisfying relationships, personal and professional development, and a deeper spiritual life. The journey toward health and healing is best taken with a friend and I would be delighted to take that journey with you. 

 

Whatever you do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has power, magic and genius in it. ~ Wolfgang von Goethe 

Julie Scott

Hi, I'm Julie Scott. My profession as a massage therapist began at Sister Rosalind Gefre's School of Massage in West St. Paul, but healing touch has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. 

 

I graduated from Sister Rosalinds in 2007 with certifications in Massage, Chair Massage, and Reflexology and I continued my training there in a class called STIR which stands for Soft Tissue Injury Rehabilitation. This advanced class focuses on achieving and maintaining optimum range of motion and muscle performance. Since I lean toward a more therapeutic style of massage, it has given me great insight in my practice. 

 

I like to incorporate essential oils in my massage. I also carry a certification from the Institute of Infant Touch and Massage. This certification allows me to teach parents and caregivers infant massage. Massage is my passion and I feel very blessed to have if for my work. Certified in: Massage, Chair Massage, Reflexology, and Orthopedic massage. Also, certified as an Infant Massage Instructor. 

Pam Strassburg

CranioSacral Therapist

 

I have worked in the manufacturing environment as a test technician for more than 20 years, and as a part of my job I was required to learn troubleshooting skills. These skills have served me well! When my interest in natural healing lead me to CranioSacral Therapy, I found I could apply those troubleshooting skills to the human body. 

 

My mission is to reach out to people experiencing physical and emotional discomfort and to help facilitate healing through the use of CranioSacral Therapy. It is both rewarding and fulfilling to use this gentle, hands-on approach to release tensions deep within the body to relieve pain and dysfunction in the body.

Chase Orcutt

Since a young age I’ve known that a hands on career in healing and rehabilitation was my calling. I believe that a good massage therapist has a combination of passion, knowledge, and intuition. I have a high degree of sensitivity toward others and continually work to expand my knowledge in order to provide clients with the greatest level of care possible

My Massage Therapy Certification is from Aveda Institute Minneapolis where I was trained in Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage, foot reflexology, trigger point,  and pregnancy massage.

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Rebecca O'Brien

I began my massage therapy career in 1992. I graduated from Northern Lights Massage Therapy School, and continued my bodywork education at the Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies. I am trained in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, and pregnancy massage. I recently got certified in Special Populations through CenterPoint Massage Therapy School (previously NLMTS and MCSS), and am in the process of learning Reiki. I have worked in chiropractic clinics, salons, and as an independent contractor. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals in pain or stress relief, or relaxation.

My schedule is open to women, those who identify as women, and children.

Tonnie Wulff

Tonnie J. Wulff was born and raised on a farm in Stockton, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate work at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, where she developed a love for the sport of rugby. The physical nature of rugby led Tonnie to seek out NSA for relief of her neck and shoulder pain and numbness in her arms. The technique worked so well for her that she decided to train to become an NSA practitioner. 


Tonnie studied NSA under several mentors, which lead her to New Zealand to do her internship. Upon graduation, Dr. Wulff went back to New Zealand for 10 mos to work as an NSA practitioner and play rugby. 

For much of the past 13 years Tonnie has helped hundreds of people through the use of NSA, including the privilege of sharing her work on healing mission trips to India and Africa.