Healing is a journey within.
Healing is a journey within.
Kristy Marie Massage offers individualized care for each of her clients. Kristy Marie, owner and massage therapist, draws from her vast toolbox of studies in a myriad of modalities. She has training and certification in the following: myofascial release (1, 2, unwinding, fascial pelvis, cirvical throacic, rebounding and skill enhancement seminar, all with John Barnes) , neuromuscular therapy (NMT), cranial sacral therapy, lomi lomi 1 & 2, pregnancy massage, reflexology, hot stone therapy, shiatsu, and swedish massage.
Over the years, Kristy Marie's massage space has also been called the healing temple. It is a safe sanctuary for people to come explore the restrictions that hold them back from living a pain-free lifestyle. Kristy’s extensive study in Myofascial Release, a type of physical therapy which includes cranial sacral work, enables her to further each client’s process of healing by teaching self-help techniques to use between sessions.
Kristy Marie’s approach involves thoroughly evaluating her clients’ needs during every visit, not just the initial interview. She places importance not only on where each person has been, but where they are right now in their healing journey -- it is the journey not the destination after all. Kristy Marie thinks of herself as a guide helping clients find their way while solving the mystery of their journeys.
I studied massage at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, graduating in 2004. Many can imagine the beauty of going to school in such a luxurious place, but it has taken years for me to really absorb the amazing-ness of such an opportunity. In the Hawaiian culture, massage is intertwined as a way of life… their philosophies and perspectives of well-being incorporate massage regularly. This very long line of massage lineage – fully embodied in a culture – was a fundamental core to my establishment as a therapist.
In my 13 years of practicing massage, I relish opportunities to continually learn. I continually learn about the body, mind, and spirit and how they are connected. I have attended numerous sufi retreats around the world, learning about the self through music, meditation, surrender, contemplation, compassion, love, harmony and beauty. I also lead sufi events regionally. I have done cleanses, yoga retreats, and studied with cutting edge explorers of consciousness, its role in psychology, awareness, and experience.
Since 2012, I have studied with John Barnes in the Myofascial Release approach. I've taken myofascial 1 & 2, unwinding, fascial pelvis, cervical thoracic, rebounding and a week long skill enhancement seminar wherein I shadowed Barnes in his Pennsylvania clinic.
Every thing that I study brings more fascination and more wonder and above all, more appreciation for the body's infinite potential and capability. I have attended workshops, classes and have devoted my life to working together with the community.
My intuition is keen; I have learned to listen to the root cause of a person’s ability or inability to relax. I consider myself a guide in healing, to help bring others to a more relaxed state, in a safe space.
I have two beautiful children, Rowan Edward and Miirah Lena. We live in Duluth, Minnesota, and we love living here. The journey that has brought us all over this world, brings us back here through a long history of ancestry… going back some 150 years or more. My family spreads around the world, I am grateful for my life and completely honored that I get to do the work that I do.
I am also a musician! To hear my music, visit Kristy Marie & The Forget-Me-Nots, featuring the album released December 2015.
Ever since Kristy was young she was fascinated with the body and its role in people's quality of life. Through her own healing process she feels that it is her service to the world to help as she has been helped and give back to the community. Receive healing by scheduling an appointment for yourself or a loved one.
Monday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
I am very pleased that my new location is handicap accessible! All the same, please call or email to explore the different options available to clients that have unique needs. It is considered an honor to help if possible. I currently provide service to a number of handicap clients through home visitations.
Before your first appointment, please review the Client Bill of Rights. You will also find the intake questionnaire on the Online Scheduler which will inform Kristy on how to best serve you in massage therapy.
45 Minutes $65
60 minutes $80
75 minutes $90
90 minutes $105
off-site charge added to services above $20
Gift certificates can now be purchased directly on the online scheduler. they are print ready directly after purchase!!! you can also email the gift certificate to the recipient if you wish... for instant retrieval. click on the scheduler above on this page, directly under 'choose an appointment', is an option to view products/ packages, Many gift certificate options are there. Feel free to call if you have any questions. If you prefer me to mail one to you we can arrange that by email or please call Kristy Marie at 218-591-8304.
Here is a list of some of the many quality local businesses and groups that Kristy Marie has collaborated with on healing projects, and refers clients to.
She has this amazing way of listening to where your body needs attention and knows just how much pressure to apply and what technique to use. Other massage therapists I have seen over the years haven’t even come close to how great my experience was with Kristy. Whether you are new to massage and wondering about how it can benefit your life, or you are looking for someone new to try, call Kristy Marie and let her hands speak for themselves!"
~ Alicia Lokke of Duluth Minnesota
When chronic pain or states of imbalance flare up, she is the first person I think of to call. With her skillfull hands and intuitive spirit, she has shown my whole being the way to strength and vibrancy. Thank you Kristy Marie!"
~ Emily Hysjulien of Emily Heart Acupuncture
I had been experiencing some tightness in my central back that was becoming a daily distraction. Kristy did a phenomenal job taking the time with me prior to the massage to understand my lifestyle, nutrients consumed, and problem areas. I have never had a massage that helped me understand how everything ties together quite like this. Kristy is truly an artist at her craft, and should be utilized by all downtown professionals. My body and mind have been dramatically improved since my 1 hour massage with Kristy!"
~ Dan Moseley of Duluth Minnesota
~ Dr. Andrew Lundgren of Lundgren Chiropractic
She masterfully creates a safe and tranquil space where I can simply let go and allow her to access my deepest areas of tension. My confidence in Kristy’s unique style has greatly increased since I’ve started seeing her for prenatal massage. Whenever I am in Kristy’s care, she focuses all of her energy on healing my body and especially targets those areas that are most affected by my pregnancy. I always feel brand new after our appointments and I have grown to trust Kristy 100% with my body. I am grateful to be able to call her my healer, guardian and sister!!"
~ Samantha Linder