Welcome to this little corner of the world! It is a place of rest and peace. It is a place for any and all to come and be renewed and leave refreshed. Our concept is simple, just come to rest and stay as long as you like. The dream was developed as a response to countless clients over the years requesting extra time to rest. That time has come! We are so excited to share this spa experience with you and hope that it will meet your needs.
Our three massage therapists Mandy, Shannan, and Heather are ready to help, here are some details about them...
After a terrible biking accident in 2004, I received my first massage. It was life changing, it gave me the sensation of having a "body-transplant" as the pains of my deep tissue bruises melted away. It wasn't long before I became a regular client and then in 2006 I became a student at the Aveda Institute, Minneapolis where I graduated with honors. I then was able to work with three amazing spas in London, England during the two years that my husband studied for his theater degree. Upon my return, I joined the team at Elm Salon and Spa in Hastings for six wonderful years. In the summer of 2015, I opened Simply Still Spa and I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve people through massage. I am Nationally Certified and love to continue my education through classes and reading, always broadening my knowledge of ways to serve my clients effectively.
My therapeutic massage is usually a mix of Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques, customized for each client. I also have years of experience in Prenatal Massage and Hot Stones. I believe that healing requires attention to the whole person: body, mind and spirit. I will be happy to soothe your mind in the relaxing environment, bring relief to your muscles through massage, and if requested, I can incorporate a time of Christian prayer to calm your spirit
I had the wonderful privilege of starting off my massage career by studying at the renowned Sister Rosaline Gefre School of Massage. I graduated in 2009 and began working in their clinic as well as a chiropractic clinic. In 2012, I joined the team at Elm Salon and Spa in Hastings before coming to Simply Still Spa in 2016. I specialize in deep tissue and sports massage as well as trigger-point therapy in order to help my clients with pain relief. I incorporate essential oils to help my clients meet their health goals, including relaxation, stress relief, fighting fatigue, or muscle and joint pain.
It is my honor to serve you here at Simply Still Spa, I work with a wide variety of clientele and enjoy helping each one to live a healthier life. My hobbies include staying active, especially with my nephew and my dog Duke.
I attended Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN and has practiced Massage Therapy since 2009. After some time working in the Duluth area, my family and I moved to Hastings where I have done massage therapy for several years. In addition to massage, I am also a part time student earning a degree in the health field.
Holistic health is important to me and that is reflected in my specialties. With a background in cosmetology, I really enjoy helping people with their skin through facial massage techniques. I also incorporate stretches and fascial release in my massages.
My goal is to provide effective bodywork techniques that facilitate relaxation, healing, and balance. Over the years, I have found that massage promotes physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. I am committed to educating, uplifting and nurturing clients on their journey to health and well-being.