Hello! I was born and raised on a farm in Stockton, Illinois. I completed my undergraduate work at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, where I developed a love for the sport of rugby. The physical nature of rugby led me to seek out Network Spinal for relief of my neck and shoulder pain and numbness in my arms. The technique worked so well for me in so many ways I never could have comprehended that I decided to train to become a Network Spinal practitioner.
I studied Network Spinal under several mentors, which lead me to New Zealand to do my internship. Upon graduation, I went back to New Zealand for 10 mos to work as an NS practitioner and play rugby.
For much of the past 20 years I have had the honor of helping hundreds of people through the use of Network Spinal, including the privilege of sharing my work on healing mission trips to India and Africa.
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.
I have been interested in health and fitness as far back as I can remember and I taught aerobics for over 20 years. I was introduced to massage therapy when my son got into a car accident in 2008. I was amazed to see all the different modalities available to help him heal. It was through this experience that I absolutely fell in love with the healing capacity of massage.
In 2012 I was inspired to take classes for massage at National American University, where I received an associates degree. I'm passionate about the health and wellness of my clients and aspire to assist them in living healthy, long lives. It gives me joy and a deep sense of satisfaction to address and help resolve the specific issues my clients bring to the table!
I have worked in the manufacturing environment as a test technician for more than twenty years, and as part of my job I was required to learn troubleshooting skills. These skills have served me well as a healing professional. When my interest in natural healing led 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 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 in order to relieve pain and dysfunction.
Michele Schramm, MSEd, FNTP, Health & Wellness Coach
As far back as I can remember I have been led to offer support and healing to others. It was this desire which prompted me to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology followed by a master's degree in education. For the first half of my professional life, I worked with at-risk children and families, and I loved making a difference in this arena.
My interest in natural healing began in my late twenties. My health was in a downward spiral and as the youngest of 6 children spread over 20 years I could see where I was headed health-wise, and I didn’t like what I saw. I was determined to not be a product of my genes and so began my foray into the world of natural healing.
As a result of my own transformative experience, I made a career change into the world of holistic healing. I have certificates in Functional Nutritional Therapy, Health and Wellness Coaching and Quantum Biofeedback.
I wholeheartedly believe that our bodies have an amazing capacity for healing and repair when given the right tools – a whole food diet, the ability to manage stress, resources for detoxification, movement, and hydration. It is my passion and my joy to assist others in their pursuit of vibrant physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. 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."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As an intensive care nurse and paramedic for the last 17 years, Nicole has many practical knowledge tips and tricks that many students can relate to. Nicole also has a background in Athletic training which makes her experience in management of injuries to the body valuable when learning how to decrease stress on the body. She has turned her love for the body into a career in caring for clients feet. Starting with a ground up approach, learning to care for your feet, trimming and cleaning nails, giving professional exams of the skin, and gentle massage at the end of each foot care session. As a yoga teacher, Nicole believes that relaxing and calming the mind will in turn release painful over-tightened muscles. She is training to become a somatic therapist as well to help teach people how to heal their chronically tight muscles. Nicole's promise to listen to what the needs of each client are and guide each session with care.
***Please call Nicole directly to schedule a service with her! 612-708-0304***
Although I always had a curiosity about natural healing, this interest was heightened when my family and I started seeing Dr. Tonnie for Network Spinal in 2004. Several years later I received a massage the massage therapist told me, “I’m here to help your muscles recover the best I can.” I had never looked at massage that way before and it piqued my interest.
At that point in my life, I was looking for new career I could be passionate about and decided on massage therapy. I completed my training at CenterPoint Therapeutic Massage in 2014.
I have had additional training in Advanced Shiatsu, Thai Massage, and Active Isolated Stretching. The style I use incorporates a bit of all 4 modalities. The goal of our work together is to help you recover and recuperate your muscles and fascia as much as possible.
My style of massage tends more towards Therapeutic; I look at the body in a mechanical/clinical way. Oddly enough, my time in the Airforce prepared me for this work. In the Air Force, I performed aircraft maintenance, and now I like to think I perform maintenance on the body.
Because every individual has different issues in their tissues, massage therapy is never boring!
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