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.

Lauren Henderson; Certified Massage Therapist

Lauren received her certification in massage therapy from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota in December 2004. With over 700 hours of training, she has experience in many modalities of massage, including Swedish, prenatal, myofascial release, and sports massage. Due to her extensive training in anatomy and physiology, Lauren is especially proficient in trigger point therapy, and has spent much of her career working alongside various health professionals to assist in rehabilitative treatment for a variety of clientele. She is experienced working with car accident and work-related injury victims, competitive athletes, and chronic pain sufferers. Her natural sense of intuition as well as many years training as a competitive dancer have honed her understanding of the human body and how it moves, and has added to her knowledge and skill set to provide quality, custom tailored massages for her clients. Her goal is to help her patients combat the pressures of living in a high-stress society, and to achieve their health and wellness goals, both short term and long term. 

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.

Melissa (Mel) Williams; Certified Massage Therapist

With ten years under her belt, Mel creates individualized client protocols for each person she works with. She specializes in sight specific, deep tissue massage and functional repairing work.  Having a background and certification in personal training, Mel has a great understanding for the athletic body, along with education and the ability to coach clients in nutrition and macro nutrients. Massage therapy is Mel's passion, and to quote her, "Massage is my passion... I just want to help people heal themselves." The education, experience, and expertise that Mel brings to the table is second to none!

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. Martinson 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. To read more about herHealth Coaching services, please click here.

Ann Seehof; Certified Massage Therapist

Ann Seehof received her certification for massage therapy in 2008 from Centerpoint Massage and Shiatsu School. With over 700 hours of training, she has experience in a variety of modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, pre and post natal, craniosacral and sports massage. From post-marathon runners to recently post-natal women, Ann is excited to see the impact that massage has on her diverse clientele. Her experience working with the University of MN football team as well as three years working the Twin Cities marathon tent were a perfect fit for the active lifestyle she leads herself. With a strong understanding of the daily stress we inflict on our bodies, athletes or not, Ann strives to create a safe space for her clients to let go and open themselves up to healing. She is challenged and inspired by the creativity that tailoring each massage session to the client brings.

Medical Arts Building ~ 825 Nicollet Mall, Suite 624 ~ Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 ~ 612.751.8514