Results-Based Massage Therapy & Bodywork

Results Based Massage therapy


Meet Our Highly-Skilled Massage Therapists!


Marcia has been working as a massage therapist since graduating from St. Paul Tech in 2007.

Her clients find relief not only in the adept technique she has cultivated, but also in her ability to nurture the needs of each individual. Marcia is experienced in a variety of massage modalities, including; The SMRT Technique, trigger point, therapeutic massage, R]rehabilitative therapy, sports massage, past injuries/chronic pain and increasing range of motion.


Erin graduated from Saint Paul College’s massage program in 2014, and also studied deep tissue massage at Oregon School of Massage in Portland in the late ’90s. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 2010, where she studied Kinesiology and Biopsychology. Erin can provide a range of therapeutic massage; whether you need deep myofascial work for rehabilitation, a soothing relaxing massage, or something in between- she will listen to your needs and craft the perfect massage for you. She is a certified personal trainer, which has enriched her massage career and makes her a perfect fit for athletes, or anyone who is rehabilitating an injury.



Trish is a graduate of Aveda Institute Minneapolis, a culture deeply rooted in Ayurvedic principles, where she studied Massage Therapy. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Saint Cloud State University in 2017. Her massage therapy training emphasized Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Reflexology, and Prenatal Massage. Trish often incorporates pin & stretch techniques to reduce tightness in fascia & to increase the body’s range of motion.

She aspires to help others heal with the therapeutic power of touch, by listening to understand, planting seeds of kindness, and working together as a team with clients to achieve harmony in the mind, body, and spirit. Outside of work, she is that Aunt who is obsessed with her darling nieces, a piano player who crochets from time to time, and a lover of nature.

In 2015, I completed a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology(the scholarly study of human movement) at the University of Minnesota (sports exercise science) because I wanted to become the best massage therapist I could be; and this new understanding of the human body led me to a new approach in health and wellness. I believe in tailoring body work so that an individual’s unique needs are not only met, but surpassed. All of the different modalities in my wheelhouse will alleviate every day aches and pains, as well as chronic issues. I strive to provide a therapeutic and relaxing form of massage that will keep you doing what you love to do for a longer time.

Some examples of the modalities I provide include Sport Massage (pre & post event), Kinesio tape therapy, Cross- Friction, Myofascial Release, Acupressure (hand & feet), Trigger Point Therapy, Chakra and Reiki (energy) Healing, Sinus & Eye Inflammation Reduction Treatment, Shiatsu, Swedish, Hot Stone Therapy, Thai Massage & Stretching, Syntropy, Dry Cupping, and Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage.

Massage therapy is relaxing for me because it places me in a meditative state of mind, bringing peace and joy to my life. In my service you will find a pause button from cell phones, and work and life related stressors. You will be investing in your own physical and mental wellness, as well as the experience to check into, or out of your body. After 21 years of being a professional massage therapist, I can honestly say that I have found a new respect and love for my craft. I would be honored to have you as a guest at Awaken for Wellness.


Hello! My name is Danielle. I went to Aveda Arts and Science Institute to create a better future not just for myself, but for others around me. I quickly fell in love with massage therapy because of all the amazing people I meet and helping them achieve their health goals. I am most comfortable working with med-firm pressure, but I can do light or some firm elbow work. I’m a detailed person, and I will spend a full hour on just the legs if you let me. I enjoy doing 90 min massages and will offer 2 hour sessions for those who need it most. I am also a gymnastics coach and able to offer stretching during the massage session and will be more than happy to show some stretching techniques for at home care. I look forward to working with you!

Shawn is a Nationally Certified Bodyworker (NCTMB) and has been helping his clients heal for over 18 years.
Originally graduating from Breneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA. He uses a combination of Palmer Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Sports Massage.
Being visually impaired, his heightened tactile sense has elevated his work over the years. His work seamlessly evolves from light to very deep when necessary.  Shawn is not only very intuitive with his work but also an incredible body technician.

Taysia Thomas is a graduate of the Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute based in Minneapolis. Her training at Aveda included Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, and Prenatal Massage. Although they are considered separate therapies, Taysia has adapted her treatment approach to incorporate most, if not all, into each session based on client needs. Her style of massage allows you to receive both the benefit of having a break from busy everyday life; getting to take that deep breath we all often need by creating a calming environment, and still walking away feeling the sweet relief of tension and adhesions fading away. Taysia mixes intuition, information, feel and feedback to customize treatments and continues to educate herself to ensure that your needs will be met. She is beyond honored and excited to be of service and support for anyone seeking out the path of healing.


Hello, my name is Emily  and I am thrilled to offer my services at Awaken for Wellness in St. Paul, MN. I specialize in Thai Yoga Massage (Nuad Boran), a 2,500-year-old healing modality that combines compression, acupressure, assisted yoga stretches, and energy work to release blockages, reduce anxiety, and enhance overall well-being.

In addition to Thai Yoga Massage, I incorporate Western techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Myofascial, SMRT (Simultaneous Muscle Release Technique), and Sports and Orthopedic massage. I also include Reiki in my sessions, which treats the whole person—body, emotions, mind, and spirit—promoting relaxation and well-being.

I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1995, trained at Sr. Rosalind Gefre’s School of Professional Massage in St. Paul, MN, and furthered my studies in Colorado and Minnesota. My education includes a B.A. in Contemplative Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. I have also completed extensive training in Thai Bodywork and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consulting.

I am excited to bring my expertise to this new community and look forward to partnering with you on your healing journey!

Massage vs. Bodywork

You may be seeking out massage to relax. We are happy to offer you a relaxing massage. However, our bodywork sessions are designed to help restore your body back to balance which gives you far longer lasting effects than massage alone. The more you inform us about your aches, pains, and concerns the better we can develop a treatment plan customized to fit your specific needs. Not all of our therapists work the same, so let us know if your first session is not a perfect fit. We want to find a match for you!

Results-Based Therapy

Expect an eclectic approach for your healing. You will not find a “cookie cutter” outlook here. We are proud to offer passionate therapists that are interested in understanding the underlying issue for your aches and pains.

We believe everyone has one goal in common and that is to feel amazing in our bodies; free of tension and discomfort and able to enjoy the quality of life that we all deserve. Allow us to assist you in your journey to wellness!

Types of Massage-

Each of our skilled Massage Therapists at Awaken For Wellness have differing skill sets and techniques so please let us know how we can find the best match for you. Your feedback is important to us!