Serenity Now Healing Center is focused on the healing process, and providing nature's healing environment along with therapeutic and integrative techniques to help the body relax, decrease pain, increase muscle flexibility and range of motion, increase muscle strength, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports Massage
- Medical Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Infant Massage
- Thai Yoga Massage
- La Stone/Hot Stone Massage
- Myofascial Release
- CranioSacral Therapy
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Raindrop Technique
- Oxygen, Light & Energy Therapy
- Chair Massage
- Wellness Consultation
- Out Call: At Your Location
Acupressure is based on one of the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, we apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor. We may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but we focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from surgery or injury. Ask us about accepting medical insurance for motor vehicle accidents/cronic or acute issues with a doctors perscription.
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging a young child are many, including: Improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system Strengthened immune system function Regulated sleeping patterns, leading to deeper sleep Greater levels of trust and intimacy between parent and child
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage combines passive yoga-like stretching with gentle pressure along your body’s natural energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle tension, and enhance your overall well-being. The session is performed on a special mat on the floor or low table, leaving you with a deeply nourished, relaxed and energized feeling. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a full range of motion during the stretches.
La Stone/Hot Stone Massage
La Stone/Hot Stone Massage is a type of bodywork that uses deep penetrating heat and/or alternating cold from specialized stones. The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven. Stone Therapy delivers a profound expansion and contraction inside your circulatory system, improving the function of your lymphatic and immune systems, and enhancing your body’s self-healing mechanisms. This style of bodywork takes you into deep states of relaxation, releasing stress and anxiety, detoxifying the body, and balancing your nervous system.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended for pain relief, increasing range of motion and balancing the body. Techniques include manual massage for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, muscles, and bones are applied. The fascia is manipulated, directly or indirectly, supposedly to allow the connective tissue fibers to reorganize themselves in a more flexible, functional fashion. The fascia is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures, located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone. Muscle and fascia form the myofascia system.
CranioSacral Therapy is a bodywork method that focuses on gently stimulating your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system.CST effectively compliments your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including: Central Nervous System Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, TMJ and Fibromyalgia.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
The Raindrop Technique is a method of using Vita Flex, reflexology, massage techniques, etc., and essential oils applied on various locations of the body to bring it structural and electrical alignment. It is designed to bring balance to the body with its relaxing and mild application. It will help align the energy centers of the body and release them if blocked, without using hard pressure or trying to force the body to change, which should never be done.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into the feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health. During a session, We work in energetic connection with you in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy. The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Oxygen, Light & Energy Therapy
Oxygen, Light & Energy Therapy is a three-part technique that combines the use of the Chi Machine, Far Infrared Dome (FIR) and Electro Reflex Energizer (ERE) to bring about improved health. Click here to learn more about the therapy and what conditions it can help.This is a clothed session so be sure to wear comfortable clothing to your appointment.
Tight muscles caused by stress and sitting behind a desk all day, can impede blood and lymph flow through the body. The result is mental fogginess, decreased energy and the possibility of repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. Serenity Now Healing Center can bring Chair Massage to your office or event. Our massage therapists can help provide On-Site Chair Massages that relieves tension, relaxes the mind and leaves everyone ready to work. See here for more information.
With all that is happening in the world today, there are times when we get dramatically out of balance. This is when our lives really start to take a dive for the worse. You need to have options in front of you to be able to formulate a plan, or learn a new perspective. Here at Serenity Now Healing Center, we help you to get back on track with our wellness consultation.These consultations will be focused on helping you to create a balance in your life in these areas: Physical Health,Emotional Health, Nutritional Health and Spiritual Health. See herefor more information.
Out Call: At Your Location
If you are not able to come to our office in White Bear Lake or prefer us to come to your location, whether it's an event, your business or your own home, we can accommodate you with our Out-call service.Our massage therapist will bring a portable massage table or chair and set-up easily wherever you like. You, or you and your party can experience professional therapeutic massage in a low key environment and then get back to your day. We can do one massage, or as many as the number in your party in back to back sessions.
Certified Massage & Integrative Therapist, Yoga Instructor and Wellness Consultant
I have been a massage therapist for 7 years. My husband and I opened Serenity Now in 2007 in Centerville, MN. I enjoy working with clients to improve their overall health and wellbeing. My passion is to work with clients with chronic pain from an illness or accident. I suffered with Rheumatoid Arthritis for 6 years so I feel like I can relate to what my clients are going through. I enjoy creating an individualized treatment plan to benefit each individual client. I live in Hugo, MN with my husband Bill and our 4 children.
- B.S. Kinesiology- Emphasis in Fitness & Wellness / Coaching Minor - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
- U of M Strength & Conditioning Intern
- Faster Results Speed Training Intern?
- Massage Therapy Degree - Globe College/MSB, Oakdale MN
- Professional Member of the Amerian Massage Therapy Association
- Certified in Reiki Levels 1 & 2, La Stone massage therapy, Thai Yoga massage, Ear Candling
- YogaFit Instructor Levels 1 & 2, pre/postnatal (pregnancy)
- Wellness Consultant with Juice Plus+
- Wellness Consultant with Young Living Essential Oils?
Certified Massage & Integrative Therapist and Wellness Consultant
I have been a massage therapist for 5 years. My main focus is therapeutic massage. I customize every massage for every client in order to give them exactly what they need. Not only does each client need a different technique but I feel that different parts of the body also need certain techniques in order to give each client the lasting effects that they deserve.
- Associates in Arts- Emphasis in Exercise Science – Minnesota State University - Mankato
- Massage Therapy Degree - Globe College/MSB, Oakdale MN
- Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
- AMTA Sports Massage Team 2007
- Certified in Reiki Level 1, Thai Yoga massage, Ear Candling
- Wellness Consultant with Juice Plus
- Wellness Consultant with Young Living Essential Oils