Louis Newstrom - Founder, Licensed Massage Therapist
Louis has always had an interest in health, fitness, and a natural intuition for helping others. His background in sports (junior/college hockey, wrestling, martial arts) gave him a solid foundation for understanding the muscles of the human body. Louis graduated with honors from Anthem College Massage Therapy program and entered the massage field with high intentions of making a difference. He makes sure he spends the necessary time to understand how best to reach your goals, then gets to work on making an impact. Louis incorporates functional movements, stretching and deep muscle therapy in to his sessions, making many people note how different and helpful his approach is. His training includes...
Graduated Anthem College Massage Therapy Program
Northwestern's Winter Symposium "Treating Lower Back Pain"
"Secrets of Deep Tissue" with Robert Hasse
Centerpoint's "Active Isolated Stretching" with Roger McNear
Cross Country Education's "Orthopedic Massage Techniques for Cervical Pain"
Juliana Bertelsen - Certified Massage Therapist
Juliana Bertelsen became certified as a massage therapist in Santa Barbara, California in 2002. She has worked at Dallmeyer Physical Therapy Clinic and the Encina Lodge hotel spa in Santa Barbara, and as a referred massage therapist for Sender-O'Hara chiropractic in Goleta, CA. Juliana moved to Minnesota in 2004, and worked as a massage therapist at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the Recreational Sports and Outdoor program department from 2007 to 2013, for Shear Katz Aveda Salon from February of 2010 to September of 2014, and as an independent contractor with private clients and for numerous events such as chair massage for businesses, and massage for triathlons, and other athletic events.
Juliana says "My goal with my clients is to eliminate or greatly reduce pain and stiffness which keeps them from doing the best they can in physical activities or feel the best they can in daily life, to generate relaxation, increase range of motion, heal from trauma, and reduce stress. I am known for having strong hands, and the ability to empathize with the patient's needs. I had a previous 12-year career as a professional Ballet dancer, some experience with martial arts, and have participated in triathlons. I fully recovered from foot surgery, and from a MVA where I was badly rear-ended. All of these experiences have really helped me to understand better the body's muscles, fascia, and spine, what people need out of their massage, and how to be a better massage therapist. I look forward to meeting you, and to helping your life feel better."
Carolyn Wharton - Certified Massage Therapist
Carolyn is a Certified Massage Therapist with eight years of professional experience. She has extensive training in Sports, Orthopedic, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal Massage, as well as Trigger Point Therapy, and Cupping. Carolyn graduated from Cortiva Massage Institute in Boston, Massachusetts in 2010. She is Orthopedic Massage Certified through the OMERI Institute and Nationally Certified through NCBTMB. Over her career she has worked with many athletes throughout their training season, keeping their bodies in optimal shape and helping prevent injuries. She has worked on both chronic and acute issues with clients, sometimes consulting with other health care professionals for optimum results. She also has extensive knowledge in stretching and self care advice. She expertly tailors the massage to meet the specific needs of each client, providing a relaxing yet strong and effective massage. When not in the massage room she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, live music, and spending time with family and friends.
Scott Armendariz - Certified Massage Therapist
Scott is a certified massage therapist with three years of professional experience working at a chiropractic clinic alongside massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists. A graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University's program with an associate's degree in massage therapy, he is certified in neuromuscular therapy from the NMT Center, and carries a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Growing up with four siblings and playing soccer from a young age, massage therapy has been a key element in keeping Scott active and off the bench. Using a variety of techniques, including trigger-point therapy, cross-fiber friction, myofascial release, and neuromuscular therapy, he works with your body to reduce scar tissue buildup and decrease symptoms of pain and tightness. Over the course of his experience, Scott has worked with a wide range of patients, from high-intensity athletes like marathon runners, competitive rowers, and skiers, to the general population. In all cases, he incorporates a slow, steady pace that allows areas of restriction and trauma to relax before being manipulated, ensuring the most potential for change and recovery from both acute and chronic issues. In his spare time, Scott can be found watching MN United FC games or on the soccer field playing, quoting his favorite movies and songs, or enjoying summer weather with walks around the lakes and multiple concerts.
Thang Ho - Certified Massage Therapist
Thang graduated with an AAS degree at Northwestern Health Sciences University. He is National Board Certified and skilled with several massage modalities. This includes swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, sports, and post injury rehabilitation. Through listening to the body and thoughtful communication, he has a collaborative approach to help achieve a specific goal for his clients. He enjoys staying active, he participates at Olympic Weightlifting Competitions, he is always on the move. Thang blends in the most effective techniques for a customized session tailored to the clients needs. He takes into account their preferences as well as providing self-care advice to help them reach their goals.
Alissa Adams - Certified Massage Therapist
Alissa received her education from The Aveda Institute and is Nationally Certified through FSMTB. She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports Massage. When working with clients Alissa combines a variety of modalities to fit each client's specific and individual needs. Since graduating from Aveda in 2015, Alissa has spent her career working along side physical therapists and chiropractors. She is determined to make an impact on each person that she works with. Along with massage Alissa has a passion for family, music, travel, and working out.
Jesse Garrett - Licensed Acupuncturist
Jesse started studying pre-med in college and had the opportunity to go to Japan. After his apprenticeship there he wanted to be involved with healthcare, but he had been influenced by Asian culture and found himself drawn to acupuncture. Jesse attended an open house at Northwestern Health Sciences, the lecture on the principles of acupuncture inspired him. He has been following that path ever since. Jesse is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture. He's licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Jesse graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University with a masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. During the spring of 2011, Jesse completed a two-week intensive certification program at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China. Jesse is certified in Wakefield Facial Acupuncture and is proficient in several modalities within Chinese medicine including; needling, cupping, Tui-Na massage, and Chinese herbal medicine.
Nick Koenig - Certified Massage Therapist
Nicholas Koenig is a Certified Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Nutritional Consultant. He has gained extensive knowledge in the massage and bodywork industry since his certification in 2001. He has worked with many thousands of clients, and is a skilled technician in the fields of deep tissue, therapeutic and sports massage. Nick directed his focus towards medical and rehab settings early in his career. After becoming a Personal Trainer in 2009 he began to focus on preventative and post-injury Sports Massage. His knowledge of His passion for helping others shows clearly through his work.
Devin Harwood - Certified Massage Therapist
Devin graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2013 as a CMT. He has explored many different styles and approaches to bodywork since graduating. He is also a RYT (registered yoga teacher). Devin believes that in order to heal one must be fully ready to address the whole; not only the physical but the psychological as well. His work is a combination of Swedish, Thai, relaxation and deep tissue. This work is powerful and done without unnecessary force. He believes that his work is grounded in rehabilitation and that deep doesn't have to be painful to be effective. Devin is starting his Craniosacral training at the end of January 2020 with Dr. Carol Philips of Dynamic Body Balancing.
Interests: Playing guitar and piano, photography, animal rights, live music, reading, and his cat Frankenstein.
Laurea Yunger - Certified Massage Therapist
Laurea has always had a passion for helping others and a love for massage, which is why she decided to go to school to become a Certified Massage Therapist. After graduating from Anthem College in 2013, she spent the next 6 years working for Massage Retreat and Spa and Lifetime Fitness. She uses a combined approach with her clients, drawing techniques learned from training in deep tissue, Swedish, therapeutic, trigger point, and myofascial release. Outside of her career, she enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, and participating in a variety of outdoor activities. Unless it’s cold, she hates the cold.--
Sam Walker - Licensed Massage Therapist
Sam received their massage certificate from Saint Paul College in 2017. They have received training in modalities such as swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. They have been working alongside chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists for nearly 3 years in their career as a massage therapist.