Quality Life Chiropractic | Massage Therapists & Staff
I have been practicing massage since I graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Carrington College in San Jose, CA in 2010. I've been with Quality Life Chiropractic & Massage in Rochester MN since March 2011.
My favorite part about practicing Massage Therapy is the opportunity to see people experience the many unexpected benefits of massage. I love to see my clients shocked when they feel better. Most people don't expect massage to be a real solution to their pain, but it can provide short-term relief that feels good in the moment along with long-term healing and relief of pain and other symptoms.
Practicing deep tissue massage is the technique I enjoy the most. If someone comes in with pain in a specific area I enjoy locating the source of the pain and restoring proper muscle function and relieving tension. Working in a chiropractic setting provides the opportunity to help patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions ranging from migraines to plantar fasciitis. Most commonly, back, neck and shoulder pain. I enjoy working with Chiropractor Dr. Matt Suntken at Quality Life Chiropractic & Massage in Rochester MN to help people feel better and be healthier!
I've been practicing Massage Therapy since 2012. I graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in St. Cloud. I've been with Quality Life Chiropractic & Massage in Rochester MN since December 2013.
What I love most about massaging clients is helping them feel better whether I'm helping to relieve pain or relieve stress. I enjoy it even more when I see clients on a regular basis and I can witness their improvement and how massages are benefiting their quality of life.
Deep tissue massages and reflexology are the techniques I like to practice the most. With deep tissue massages I can help clients relieve muscle tension and pain so they can heal and recover from their injury. I enjoy practicing Reflexology because of the many benefits it provides by working on a clients hands and feet. Working with Rochester MN Chiropractor Dr. Matt Suntken has allowed me to continue my education in Massage Therapy and allow me to educate my clients.
I am a Rochester, MN native, having grew up in Pine Island, MN and graduating high school from Pine Island High School. I graduated from The Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2008 and have been practicing massage therapy continuously for more than 10 years. I also completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program from YoyoYogi in Portland, Oregon in 2019 which has allowed me to deepen my knowledge of stretches and proper body positioning.
I love the vitality that living a holistic life offers and practice what I preach. Having just had my first baby in February 2020, I also understand how it feels to carry a baby and the potential issues that a woman may face during as well as after pregnancy. I love how massage and bodywork impacts the entire body from a physical and mental perspective, increasing endorphins and decreasing inflammation, and muscular and fascial tension.
I approach massage therapy from a holistic and therapeutic standpoint, and employ a variety of techniques based on what the patient needs in that moment as well as what Chiropractor Matt Suntken recommends for their care. I use techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cupping, gua sha, Swedish, and Indian head massage, and I am excited to help Quality Life Chiropractic and Massage serve the Rochester, MN community!
I grew up in Cottage Grove, MN and have degree in Radiation Therapy for treating cancer patients. Dr. Matt Suntken and I met a year before he graduated Chiropractic school. We then moved to Rochester MN to open Quality Life Chiropractic & Massage in 2008. The first few years I helped on and off with the clinic and became full-time. Now I'm the Front Office Manager and handle all of the scheduling, billing, and advertising.
I enjoy getting to know all of our clients and knowing that we are helping to improve their quality of life through chiropractic, nutrition, and massage. This career and environment has even helped me to learn more about how I can be healthier overall. I love to cook so I'm always looking up recipes and learning how to use food as a tool for being healthier.
The other really nice thing about working at Quality Life Chirorpactic & Massage is the convience of being able to get my chirorpactic adjustments and deep tissue massages on a regular basis.