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Healing Pines Massage & Bodywork

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Healing Pines Massage & Bodywork Covid Updates


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic (and other potentially dangerous viruses) Healing Pines Massage & Bodywork stays up-to-date on recommended cleaning practices to ensure the safety of clients and practitioners.


Please respect the following protocols:

-Those exhibiting coronavirus or flu symptoms or with known exposure to the viruses will not be able to receive massage services (please reschedule or contact Tamara)

-Masks are optional. I will honor any request to remain masked during your session

-Upon entry, please wash or sanitize your hands prior to your service

-An H13 HEPA air filter is in the massage treatment room to remove particles down to .01 microns and can be turned on at your request

Your health and safety is my priority. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

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My Journey


I started my journey in 2008 and received my Associates Degree in Massage Therapy from Rasmussen College. I began my career working at a clinic specializing in auto accident and work related injuries alongside chiropractors, physical therapists and other massage professionals. In 2014, I brought my skills and injury knowledge to a wellness spa where I used my therapeutic background to help clients manage pain and stress. In 2018, I started my adventure as a business owner.
With over 15 years of massage experience, and practicing in various settings, I would describe my style as a mixture of all that I've learned, utilizing multiple techniques and modalities combined to maximize pain relief and relaxation. I pride myself in my ability to be flexible and adaptable. My touch tends to be slow and gradual, using various pressures throughout the session.
My goal is to provide each person that enters my space a safe, calm and healing environment to escape the day to day worries and find relief from whatever ails them. I believe that every body is constantly changing and I strive to provide a customized session tailored to each individual client every single time they enter my space. I hope to provide the support that my clients need in order to pursue their personal self-care goals.
When I am not with clients, I enjoy spending time with my family; I am a mom to humans and many animals. I love to garden, kayak, socialize with friends and give back to the community. I foster animals for a local rescue and have a passion for mental health.
As a parent, homeowner and business owner, I understand the challenges that come with juggling all of our responsibilities and believe that body maintenance is just as important as home and car maintenance. When your body is not feeling well or functioning properly, it can affect your quality of life and make it difficult to do the things you love. I would love to join your team and encourage you, support you and be a cheerleader in your journey to finding balance and feeling better!

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I use a combination of the techniques listed below to create a specialized experience based on your needs

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage simply means that I am addressing the layers of muscles and tissues that are further beneath the surface.

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Trigger Point Therapy

A very direct, spot type treatment of "knotted" muscles. A trigger point can refer pain to other areas. Targeting specific trigger points can reduce referred pain.


Prenatal Massage

Massage tailored to the needs and comfort of mama-to-be. Several precautions are taken during these massages to ensure the safety of both mom and baby.

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Hot Stone & Heated Bamboo

Heated stones or bamboo sticks are applied to tense muscles to induce relaxation and reduce stiffness. Hot stones can be laid on the body or used to glide across the skin during your massage.

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Myofascial Release

Fascia is tissue that wraps around, connects and supports muscles. Myofascial Release is gentle sustained pressure applied to restricted areas to relieve pain.


Swedish Massage

A relaxing technique using long gliding strokes typically directed towards the heart to improve blood flow and decrease stress.

Cupping Treatment


An ancient Chinese practice in which the superficial layers of tissue are drawn into the cup, facilitating healing with increased blood flow.

Upper Back Massage

Sports Massage

Typically referring to massage before, during or after workouts or athletic events that is geared toward preparing and healing the body from activity related tension and injuries.

Neck and Shoulder Massage


Various stretching techniques can be used to lengthen tight muscles, reduce stiffness and increase range of motion.



Reflexology utilizes points in the hands, feet and ears that are connected to organs, systems or parts of the body. By addressing the body from multiple areas, I am able to treat the whole body in a more complete way.

Head Massage

Lymphatic Drainage

Very light pressure, repetitive movement technique applied to the legs, arms and face to help aid in lymph circulation.


Gua Sha

Gua sha uses handheld tools used in a "scrapping" motion across the skin to help break up tension in the fascia.

*While I can incorporate basic techniques, I do not offer full-session specialized treatments in Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release or Reflexology.*

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Healing Pines Massage & Bodywork provides services based on time scheduled and not on individual modalities. This means that each session can be tailored to each client using a range of techniques and modalities. Service costs do not increase based on modalities used.
*Price does not reflect the addition of sales tax*

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Available By Appointment Only
**No Walk-Ins**

  • Monday: 9am-3pm

  • Tuesday: 9am-3pm

  • Wednesday: 11am-3pm, 4pm-6pm

  • Thursday: 9am-3pm

  • Friday: 9am-3pm

  • Saturday (every other): 10am-3pm

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Contact Me

3244 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408


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What should I expect at my first session?

It is helpful to arrive a few minutes early for your first session; there will be intake paperwork. We will discuss your symptoms, concerns, goals and preferences prior to your massage.

Do I have to fully undress?

You are welcome to if you feel comfortable; it does make it easier to access certain muscles. You can leave on whatever clothing you want to in order to feel safe and comfortable.

Can you get rid of the "knots" and tension in my muscles?

"Knots," or Trigger Points are difficult to make disappear. Often times, they can be "broken up" or made to decrease in size or intensity of pain. One of the goals is to get a "knot" to go from "active" to "dormant," which means that it may still be present, but will no longer refer pain. Tension builds up in your muscles over time and for a variety of reasons and takes consistent bodywork, stretching and healthy lifestyle choices to change. You can feel very relaxed after your session, but it can take several consistent sessions for the muscles to actually change.

Is it normal to feel sore after a massage?

Yes, it can be normal to feel sore for a day or two after a massage. Many people describe it as being similar to soreness after a workout. Typically, once the soreness subsides, you'll feel better than before your session. 

Unfortunately, sometimes massaging sore muscles or injuries can aggravate symptoms. If you are experiencing worse than usual soreness after a massage, consider icing the area, using topical muscle rubs (like CBD, biofreeze, etc.) and using over the counter pain relievers. Be sure to bring it up at your next session.

What should I do if I feel uncomfortable during my massage?

Speak up! If anything is uncomfortable (the table or room temperature, the pressure, where my hands are...anything) PLEASE let me know so that I can change it. Your massage session is your time and you should never suffer through it!

What is better, ice or heat?

Ice and heat both offer many benefits, but there are some factors that may make one more appropriate over the other. As a general rule, ice is typically recommended for acute pain and injuries, while heat is recommended for more chronic pains. If you opt for heat and start to feel sharp pain or throbbing, remove heat immediately and replace with ice.

"No pain, no gain," right?!

No, not really. Sometimes, it can be beneficial to work through some discomfort during your massage, but, you should be able to breathe comfortably and keep your muscles relaxed. If you are holding your breath or tensing your muscles, we are working against each other and the benefits will be less than if I used less pressure and you were more relaxed. It is always best to listen to your body. Some sessions you may be able to handle more pressure and some sessions may need to be more gentle.

What are the benefits of receiving massage therapy?

-Increased blood circulation
-Improved flow of lymphatic fluid
-Relaxes soft tissue
-Reduces spasms, cramping and pain
-Helps increase flexibility and range of motion
-Reduces pain referral 
-Increases body awareness
-Helps to improve sleep
-Helps improve mental health

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**Healing Pines LLC welcomes all body types, ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, religions and socioeconomic or immigration status.** 


Please respect my time by giving at least 24 hours notice prior to your appointment if it is necessary to cancel or reschedule. 
It is important that you reschedule your appointment if you are having covid or flu-like symptoms.
Any client 10 minutes late or more, that hasn’t contacted me, will be considered a no-show. No-show appointments will be charged the full rate, at my discretion.


When arriving late to an appointment, please contact Tamara. Understand that your session may be shortened, at my discretion, in order to keep on schedule for other appointments, and that the full rate will be charged.


Physical gift certificate is required at time of service. No refunds. ​No cash value.


Massage therapy in Minneapolis is a taxable service and subject to 9.025% MN State Sales Tax. Medical massages are tax exempt.


Clients must be 18 years of age to receive bodywork OR must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
All services are professional, non-sexual and follow the professional code of ethics. Anyone in violation of this policy will be immediately escorted off the premises, charged the full rate of scheduled session and be reported to local authorities.


Because massage therapists are not regulated by a MN State license, we operate under a law called Complementary and Alternative Medicine law. The purpose of this law is to protect consumers and provide transparency about practitioner training. A copy of the Client Bill of Rights will be available at your appointment, as required by the MN CAM law. 
All client information  and records are confidential.  I do not share or sell client information . I strive to adhere to and follow all laws and regulations. 

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“Doctors put drugs of which they know little, into bodies of which they know less, for diseases of which they know nothing at all”


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