Practitioners

Jill's Practice

Jill's Practice

My treatment approach is to help people find the best way to deal with stress, physical pain and weakness, and limited mobility. I draw on my varied 20 year background and training in internal martial arts, movement and dance training, Qi Gong, and Reiki. I find that people heal the best when they actively participate in their own care. This can take the form of a daily practice of movement, breathing or meditation, as well as a consistent exercise, strength training and stretching routine.

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My goal is to help clients get the tools for a balanced lifestyle that can be maintained and enjoyed, so they get the most from their treatment plan. This includes encouraging adequate sleep, a healthy diet, and mental/emotional balance. My Master's Thesis was on daily practice and creativity. I encourage clients to create a daily wellness practice, beyond the hour we spend together.

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I currently specialize in 'Holistic Personal Training', which blends western strength training with eastern mind/body disciplines. The training includes simple, low-equipment workouts that can be adapted to the home environment, along with breathing, flexibility, and energy building activities. I also offer Post-Rehab injury rehabilitation for chronic problems or more recent injuries. I combine bodywork with Post-rehab exercise to bridge the gap between physical therapy and a normal workout regime.

I enjoy a wide range of physical activities including weight lifting/strength training, horseback riding, and biking. I've studied Tai chi, Qi Gong, and yoga , and now focus solely on energy work as it applies to health and longevity. I have a daily practice that involves all of the techniques I use to help my clients achieve wellness in their own lives. I enjoy doing digital photography and making mosaics and collages.

Jill's Education


Jill's Education

B.A. Environmental Studies, 1993 Hamline University
M.A. Liberal Studies, 2001 Hamline University
Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies, 500 hours in 1996.
Strong, Stretched and Centered, Maui, HI, 260 hours in 2003.
A.O.B.T.A. Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist since 1997.
A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer since February, 2004.
A.C.E. Certified Health Coach since 2016.
Certified Reiki Master since 2002.
Certificate for Post-Rehab Exercise from (SS & C), Maui, HI, 2003.
Certificate for Senior Fitness Training from (NIHS), MN, 2005.

Workshops and Training
Magnets and Moxibustion Ohashiatsu Sooji Hand Therapy
Sotai Therapy (a type of Chinese physical therapy)
Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)
Qi Gong: Medical, Animal Frolics, Spring Forest, Tai Ji.
Sports Nutrition workshop, 2008.
Exercise Specialist Training, 2008

Kelly's Practice

Kelly's Practice

I've studied Alexander Technique since 2002, and practiced Yoga since 1997. I enjoy being a mom, natures hikes and bird watching, swimming and biking. I also love to travel, visit art museums, and listen to live music and African drumming. My treatment philosophy is to approach each client as a unique individual with her own needs and goals. I offer an extremely gentle, nurturing and therapeutic touch using a wide variety of techniques developed since 1997. My goal is to help each client achieve a deep sense of relaxation, integrating both mind and body to create a true sense of wellbeing.

I am interested in the role emotions play in physical health and how trauma/injury to the physical body affects emotional health. I have worked with several clients with disease patterns, such as fibromyalgia, that began after sustaining a trauma such as a car accident or divorce. Shiatsu has helped my clients by reducing discomfort and pain, improving sleep quality and easing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

I have also enjoyed working with pregnant women up through their final weeks, helping to ease back pain and calm nerves as they prepare for labor. Shiatsu is great for post-labor healing and neck and shoulder tension for those who breastfeed! I, myself, have experienced childbirth and prior to, received bodywork weekly. I truly believe it helped me have a very manageable and wonderful childbirth experience!

Before a client leaves my treatment room, I like to send them home with a few tools of their own such as stretches that open up the meridians (pathways in the body where Chi flows), self-massage and breathing techniques, or an Alexander technique called 'directing', which is fantastic for helping the body let go of patterns creating discomfort. I also like to tell clients about the use of essential oils for either physical or emotional complaints.

I want to provide means for the client to maintain and improve upon our work outside of the treatment room! But most of all, I want the client to experience connecting with themselves in a completely safe, open and caring environment where true healing can begin and happiness can flow.

Kelly's Education


Kelly's Education

B.A. Sociology 1993, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Studied abroad in Sierra Leone, West Africa 1992-1993
Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Studies, 500 hours in 1996
A.O.B.T.A. Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist since 1997.
NCCOAM Diplomat, 2006
Certified Level II Reiki.

 

Workshops and Training

Chinese Dietary Therapy
Cupping, Moxa & Magnet Therapy
Korean Hand Therapy
Sotai Therapy
Foot Reflexology
Ohashiatsu
Use of Essential Oils with Acupoint Therapy.

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