Infinity Bodyworks & Massage

 
Infinity Bodyworks. Bios of Massage Therapists

THE INFINITY TEAM

Elle Anderson; Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist

Elle Anderson received her certification for massage therapy from the nationally acclaimed Aveda Institute in Minneapolis with over 600 hours of anatomy and hands-on training in such modalities as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports and injury rehabilitation, trigger point therapy, hot stone therapy, prenatal massage and energy work. She has worked in the rehabilitation of victims of car accidents, clients with scoliosis, and cancer survivors, along with consistent and regular work with marathon runners, tri-athletes, Ironman competitors, long-distance competitive cyclists, and professional athletes from the Minnesota Twins, the New York Yankees, the Sacramento Kings, and the San Antonio Spurs. Elle's passion has led her into creating a business with momentum to heal people of all backgrounds. By comprising a team of well-educated and deeply experienced therapists and acupuncturists, Elle believes, with the help of her incredible staff, that Infinity Bodyworks can change and benefit many lives.

  • BS in Business Management; College of St. Scholastica

  • Certification of Massage Therapy; Aveda Institute

  • CPR Certified

Murray Decio; Licensed Acupuncturist,M.S.O.M.

Murray Decio, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from The Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM. As a licensed acupuncturist and a board-certified herbalist, her disciplines include traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Meridian Therapy, Five Elements, Eastern Nutrition and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She believes in the efficacy of acupuncture as a way to promote health, healing, and also the spirit of living kindly in harmony with one’s inner-self.

Decio’s methodology encompasses a wide spectrum of healing treatments designed specifically to meet each individual’s needs and health conditions. By applying a variety of treatment methods, including needling, moxibustion, cupping, auricular acupuncture, Chinese herbs, tui na, Eastern nutrition and food therapies, she helps to restore the natural bodily balance so that the human body can repair itself to a sound condition.

Decio’s treatments also aid in the rehabilitation of major and minor aches and pains from sports injuries to the normal aging process. She has a successful track record of treating migraines, menstrual cramps, digestive issues, and allergies – both seasonal and food-related. Furthermore, patients have reported positive results in the treatment of psychological, emotional, and physical trauma as well as traumatic brain injury and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and ALS.

Rochelle Smith; Certified Massage Therapist

Rochelle Smith received massage certification in 2005 from Center Point
School of Massage, a leader in bodywork education in the upper Midwest
region.  With over 700 hours of training, her skill set includes trigger
point therapy and rehabilitative assessment, Swedish, prenatal and infant
massage and hot stone therapy.  She is certified in Level II Lymphatic
Drainage which is a great compliment to her work to aid in reducing
inflammation and support healing.  She has also studied Applied Kinesiology with renowned chiropractic physician, Dr. Robert Rakowski from the Natural Medicine Center.   Applied Kinesiology is a method of identifying and treating weaknesses in the body through muscle strength testing.  Trained as a Lifestyle Educator, as well as in Chinese Abdominal Massage, Rochelle is passionate about bringing healing and centering to the body’s emotional center through complete treatment of the organ system and through educating her clients on self-care.   She believes in listening to the body and seeing with her hands to tailor each session to her client’s needs.  She has extensive experience working with automotive accidents, injury rehab, chronic disease, and chronic pain issues such as  carpel tunnel syndrome or sciatica.

  • 2003 B.S.  Biology, College of Biological Sciences  University of Minnesota

  • 2005 Certificate of Massage Therapy, Center Point School of Massage -Minneapolis

  • 2009 Level II Lymphatic Drainage, Upledger Institute

Carrie Williams; Certified Massage Therapist

Carrie Williams graduated from the Aveda institute  in 2003. With a certificate in massage and a licence in esthiology, she understands the dance of city life, and need for stillness within the metropolitan pace to exhale. Carrie's intention is to bring art to her bodywork, communicating with muscles and joints, listening to determine what techniques or pressures the body needs. From a light touch for relaxation, to deeper engagement to unwind tension and pain, Carrie supports her clients in their journey to balancing the body, mind, and spirit. Carrie finds her approach yields results for clients with tension headaches, sciatic pain, plantar fasciitis and postural issues. She is committed to sharing her knowledge and resources and often recommends stretches and corrective exercises to support clients in meeting their goals of well-being.

Mary Staiger-Manders; CMT

Ms. Staiger-Manders has an intuitive approach to massage using a combination of swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, reflexology, and healing touch.  Graduating from Sister Rosalind Gefre’s School of Professional Massage in 2008, with over 1100 hours of education and training, Mary has devoted the last ten years to working closely with her clients to provide the desired outcome on an individualized basis. The list of Manders’ education and training proves her passion in the industry of massage therapy, as well as the many different facets massage has to offer. Her focused work with her clients shows in the advancement of their well-being. When not working, Mary enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with her family.

-2002-2004 - University of Wisconsin - English Literature

-2006-2008 - Sister Rosalind Gefre’s School of Professional Massage, 1130 hours certification of massage therapy and reflexology

-2011-2015 - Healing Touch, Levels 1-4, Levels 1-3 Helper

-2005 - Reiki I certification

-2010 - Reiki II certification

-2011 - CranioSacral Therapy I & II Certifications

-2006-Present - ABMP Member

-2014-Present - Healing Beyond Borders Member

Jane Rennick; Certified Massage Therapist

Jane Rennick is a certified massage therapist specializing in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and facilitated stretching. She earned her certificate at the Aveda Institute Minneapolis where she studied bodywork and well-being  through an Ayurvedic lens. During her time in school, she gained experience in a  variety of modalities including reflexology, acupressure, prenatal massage, and aromatherapy. Using these techniques, her goal is to create a bodywork experience that is uniquely catered to the individual and their needs to achieve balance, awareness, and relief. She also has a degree in Studio Art and Theater from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin. In addition to her work as a therapist, she is an artist working in clothing and textiles, video, and multimedia. She brings  creativity and collaboration to every session. Bodywork has the power to help you address your pain, create a renewed awareness of your body, and give you the tools to take ownership of your well-being.

Farrah Fisher; Certified Massage Therapist

Farrah has been a LMT for nine years. A graduate of New Mexico School Of Natural Therapeutics, she is drawn to energy healing, and infuses both polarity therapy and reiki in her sessions. Fisher believes in connection, and that touch is essential to the human experience and is very healing and important, on many levels. 

Fisher has extensive knowledge in:  Chair massage, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, stone massage, body stretching and ROM, prenatal/side-lying massage, Reiki, Polarity therapy, and Shiatsu. 
Also experienced in spa services, stone therapy, colon therapy, CPR, nutrition, flower remedies and reflexology.

D. M'Chelle; Certified Massage Therapist

D. M’Chelle has been a practicing Certified Massage Therapist, Functional Fitness Trainer and Licensed Practitioner with extensive experience in fitness training, health education and the metaphysical sciences for the past 15 years. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute Emeryville in August 2001 and has been specializing in Functional Massage, Occupational Fitness and Vibrational Anatomy Sound Therapies along with Reiki and Qi Gong within the Minneapolis, MN and Los Angeles CA areas ever since. Other modalities that she provides are: Chakra Balancing, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Vibrational Reiki, Medicinal Stone, Myofascial & Neuromuscular Release.

The Vibrational Anatomy Sound Therapies are gentle and non-invasive applications of massage and energy work with no possibility of contraindications and can be integrated into many of the traditional forms of therapeutic touch. Her work with these healing modalities of therapeutic touch has been a means of providing deeper levels of self-awareness and personal well-being for her clients. She enjoys the rewards of assisting her clients in achieving their desire for stress reduction, relaxation and postural rehabilitation. Her passion is being able to educate and inspire others on the benefits that massage, and various holistic alternative practices and services have when made a regular part of one’s lifestyle.

-El Camino College - AS Degree, Business; Torrance, CA 1993
-National Holistic Institute - MT Certification; Emeryville, CA (2000-2001)
-National College of Exercise Professionals - Functional Training    Certification     El Segundo, CA (2001-2002)
-AFAA - Personal Training Certification; Carlsbad, CA (2002)
-Usui Reiki Level I & II Certification; Hermosa Beach, CA. (2003)
-Tama-do Academy - Sound, Color and Movement Therapy;  Cormette, France (2003)
-Tanran Reiki Masters Certification; Minneapolis, MN (2008)
-Globe Psychoacoustic Institute of Sound Therapy; San Francisco, CA (2009)
-Hands On Trade Member/ CPR Certified


Leah Martinson CMT, NBC HWC

Leah Martinson is a Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Health Coach and Level II Reiki Practitioner with a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota as well as advanced training in Mind Body Skills from the Center for Mind Body Medicine. Leah received her certification in Massage Therapy from Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork in 2002. With over 700 hours of training, Leah incorporates a variety of massage techniques including: deep tissue, Swedish, Cranio-sacral, trigger point, lomi lomi, hot stone and Thai massage. Leah has extensive experience working with injury rehabilitation and chronic disease management. She is passionate about working with clients on whole body balance, injury recovery and stress reduction. With a variety of modalities to draw on, Leah personalizes each session and uses a holistic approach. She also assists clients in creating a healthy relationship with their body through increasing self-awareness.

In her Health Coaching practice, Leah partners with clients on a journey into optimizing well-being by taking a whole person approach and exploring the many aspects of life that impact health and wellness.

Miriah Christenson; Certified Massage Therapist

Miriah Christenson received her certification for massage therapy in 2002 from Heritage College in Denver, CO with over 700 hours of anatomy and hands on training.

Her skill set includes Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports, lymphatic, and hot stone massage. Miriah creates massages to suit your specific needs combining all necessary modalities. Her serene approach offers harmony, balance, and ease to your busy life.  

-BS Psychology University of South Dakota, 1998

-Certificate of Massage Therapy; Heritage College, Denver, CO, 2002

Ira Wilson; Certified Massage Therapist

Ira Wilson has been a massage therapist for over 14 years. Originally from the Twin Cities, he received his training from the Minnesota School of Business Globe College in Richfield, Minnesota. Mr. Wilson is driven to help his clients heal through the therapy of touch with his knowledge of the anatomy. Wilson believes in relieving physical suffering of stress, soreness, stiffness and pain that plagues our bodies, He has studied a wide range of massage methods that are designed to help relieve certain issues based on each client's individual needs. Ira's massage techniques include Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point and hot stone therapy, along with sports massage and stretching. A very big part of Ira's treatments is communication with each client. "One thing I have learned in this field is that every(body) is different and not every massage technique works for the common physical issues. My first step is to always listen to the client's issues and needs, and this will help to identify the problem and then formulate a plan that includes which massage technique will be more suitable to hep correct this issue that the client is suffering from. I continue to communicate with the client during the massage session to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. I also have the hand strength to perform very deep tissue if need be,"

Ira is a massage therapist who takes pride in his craft, and will give the best performance that he can to help each client heal. While not promising miracles, he knows that the massage techniques he utilizes will help!! 

Trisha Camargo; Certified Massage Therapist

Trisha first started to pursue the healing art of massage therapy at the Aveda Institute 5 years ago. Turns out, this is where her passion lies! This eventually led to her exploring many more modalities and wanting to learn as much as possible about different techniques and healing methods in the realm of massage therapy and holistic healing,  She began leaning more toward combining Eastern holistic techniques and remedies with modern Western massage modalities, then in turn graduating into energetic work (reiki and chakra work). Ms.
Camargo loves using aromatherapy, not just with her clients, but also daily in her own life. She truly enjoys serving others and helping every client meet their individual needs, on their terms. Camargo takes pride in listening to what it is her client TRULY wants or needs, and exceeding their expectations! She can provide just about any range of pressure from light to full on deep tissue and trigger point therapy. Trisha also provides Chinese cupping, which is great in conjunction with trigger point therapy or even just by itself!

Carrie Good; Certified Massage Therapist

Carrie Good graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in October 1999 with over 1,000 hours of training in various techniques and modalities. Eager to learn more about how to help her clients, she went to Shoshone Yoga Retreat in the mountains of Colorado for a month of intensive training and became a certified yoga instructor. This unique combination of yoga and massage allowed Carrie to customize each session for her clients, being able to show them beneficial stretches specific to their needs and facilitate healing long after the session was over. Still hungry for more, Good went back to MTIC for their year 2 program and learned Structural Integration, 1,000+ hours of training on how to address fascia and posture/gait issues. Through 10 sessions, she can help bring scar tissue into function, correct long standing posture and gait problems, and give clients a better relationship with gravity. During that year, Carrie was also a T.A. for first year massage students, further fostering her love of teaching and education. Along the way, Carrie has learned and practiced several spa modalities and massage techniques, for example: hot stone massage, facials, salt scrubs, baby and prenatal massage. She has taught parents how to massage their infants, and other therapists how to give a great hot stone massage. Ms. Good is proficient in Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, structural integration, posture and gait analysis, injury rehab, prenatal/baby massage, "Spa Toning Facials", and hot stone massage. She loves spending time communicating with clients about their needs and abilities, informing them about their anatomy and creating new ways to live peacefully pain-free. Let Carrie utilize her extensive toolbox of techniques and years of experience to take part in your journey through life.

Alicia Fay; Certified Massage Therapist

Bio to come!