Michelle Wall, Owner, CLMT
Michelle lives in Duluth and has been in the twin ports area for over 9 years and loves the area. She enjoys cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking the SHT & COGGS trails. She also enjoys camping, cocktails, and cooking for friends and enjoys eating just as much. Her moto is everything in moderation. She also enjoys spending time with her dog Carlin, cats; Scratch, Sniff, Sisu, and of course her husband Joel.
Why did she chose a career in massage? She had received a massage as a gift and enjoyed it so much that she decided to enroll in school. No regrets.
Her favorite part about her business is that she gets to learn so much from her clients. She loves to see people come out with the weight of the world off their shoulders, in less pain, and a glow that is on their face. She also enjoys helping people feel better and willing to offer up suggestions of other health care providers in the area…we have some great folks to help.
She looks forward to seeing you soon.
Hours: Limited hours until January 1st.
Lauren Williams, Manager,CLMT, Social Media Coordinator & Retail Buyer
Lauren graduated from Lake Superior College in 2004 and has been doing massage for over 16 years. She offers deep tissue, relaxation, injury specific and pregnancy massage.
Lauren was born and raised in Duluth, MN. She has two children Luna who is 10 and Ian who is 9. She enjoys hiking, cooking, barre, a good cup of Fika dark roast coffee, reading and spending time with family and friends. Loves early morning sunrises and hikes up Chester Creek and any trail in the area.
Why did she choose a career in massage? Honestly, it was spur of the moment after taking a year off after high school she decided to enroll in the massage program at LSC after a few friends hinted she would be good at it. She knew after the first day that this would become a passion and a life long career.
What does she love most about her business? Not only is she making someones day that much better and less stressed but most of her clients she has had for over 16 years now. To gain someones trust and get to know them over the years has been a blessing. And seeing the look on the clients face as they open that door is priceless.
Lauren is also a Certified Health Coach and Certified in Gut Health as well.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday-Friday E/O Saturday or Sunday
Mandy Felknor, CLMT
Mandy continues to work in the mental health field. She currently works with adults with mental health illness. She enjoys helping people in the process of continuing to make positive changes in their lives.
Mandy lives in Floodwood with her daughter, two dogs and her 3 legged cat. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading autobiography’s of the golden age era. Interests include painting, refurnishing furniture and going to thrift stores.
Why did she choose a career in massage? I was of interest at the age of 17 and different from most of her friends were going to be doing. She thought it would be great to have the skill and flexibility. She knew immediately when she started at LSC that she had great passion for massage.
What does she enjoy most about her job? She has the opportunity to help people relax, de-stress and make overall improvements in their health overtime with regular massages. I love to learn and meet new people. It makes her day to have a smiling face and a big “thank you” emerge from the treatment room.
Hours: Monday 9-4, Tuesday 9-4, Wednesday 10-4, Friday 10-5 & some Saturday 10-4 & Sunday 11-5
Anna Meints, CLMT
Anna is from Farmington, MN and moved to Duluth a few years ago.
She’s a total bookworm who loves to spend most of her days reading a good book. She also likes to travel/explore new places, outdoor activities like hiking, camping and archery. But most of all she loves to spend time with family and her dogs Rudy and Sterling.
Why did she choose massage?
She wanted a career where she can help others. After seeing and experiencing the benefits massage has to offer, she knew immediately that being a CMT was the right choice.
Anna graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Lake Superior College. She’s been sharing the benefits of massage to her clients ever since by customizing each session to her clients needs.
She offers relaxation, couples, deep tissue, hot stone, pregnancy, cupping & seated chair.
Hours: Monday 11-5, Wednesday 1-8, Friday 2-8, Saturday 10-4, some Sundays 11-5
Jay Wade, CLMT
Jason (Jay) graduated from Lake Superior College. He offers deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy, seated chair, ear candling and couples massage.
A native of the Washington D.C. area, Jay’s path has taken him to the shores of Southern California, and most recently to his new home in the Twin Ports. It was throughout a 15 year career working with children and adults with special needs that Jay was able to observe and experience the benefits of massage therapy upon the body and mind.
Jay intuitively tailors his approach to the specific needs of each client and uses a range of pressure and techniques to relieve stress related tension and chronic pain.
Jay lives in Superior, WI with his wife and daughter. When he is not working he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family.
Hours: Wednesday 11-7, Thursday 1-8, Fridays 9-1:30, Saturday 10-4
Olivia Engebretsen, CLMT
Olivia attended Lake Superior College, received her Associates degree and completed the Massage Therapy Program.
Olivia recently completed Cosmetology school at WITC and when she is away from Infinity, she is working as a stylist at Rue 48 Salon, in Canal Park. Olivia has lived in Duluth her whole life and loves to travel. She finds herself in the Minneapolis area often to visit all of her extended family however loves to exploring other states. In her free time she loves to cook and try out new foods, plan her next trip, go for rides on her motorcycle, and play with her Boxer puppy, Barney.
Why did she choose a career in massage? Olivia was trying to figure out what she wanted to go to school for while in school, when one day an old friend who was in the massage program at LSC needed a person to practice on. She was nervous at first to get a massage because she never had a professional massage before but it was the best decision she’s made. After her friend practiced her skill on Olivia she knew it was exactly what she wanted to do. She enrolled in the massage program the following year and it turned out to be better than she had expected. Olivia has always been wiling to help anyone and everyone with any problems that they come across so massage has definitely given her another way to help others. She loves the outcome, relief, and positively her clients get after a session with her. She believes the first step to become less stressed in our everyday lives is set aside time for yourself. Massage is a great way to relax and unwind, you deserve it!
Hours: Monday 3-8, Tuesday 3-8, e/o Friday 9-1, one Sunday a month 10-4
Ali Sarberg, CLMT
Ali was raised on a small farm in Finlayson, MN and moved to Bemidji in 2010 to attend Bemidji State University. She graduated in 2013 with a BA in Spanish and a minor in Psychology after switching majors at least six times. She had always wanted to make the North Shore her home and has been happily living in Duluth since 2014.
She enjoys cooking, cleaning, gardening, and hiking the Superior Hiking Trail with her husband and their 6 year old Brittany Spaniel, Ayva.
Why did she choose a career in massage? Nothing she had studied seemed to be exactly the right fit… until she enrolled in the massage therapy program at LSC. Within the first week of school she knew she had finally found the career that fit her.
What does she enjoy most about her job? She loves helping people! She enjoys developing genuine rapport with her clients and finding a treatment plan that is specific to their needs. She strives to help clients reach an overall sense of well-being whether that be from the sessions themselves or the self care tips she gives. She loves being able to see the difference massage has made for her clients and watching them rediscover their own body’s potential to feel amazing.
Hours: Monday 9-5, Tuesday 1-8, Wednesday 9-5 , Thursday 9-4, e/o Friday 9-1:30, one Saturday or Sunday a month.
Madi Simmons, CLMT
Promoting healing and wellness one day at a time.
Madi Simmons is a graduate of Massage Therapy at Lake Superior College, and is elated to be joining the Infinity Massage team. She is hoping that the friendly and welcoming staff at Infinity will help her to hone and refine her formal education while she continues to invest in her future as a medical massage therapist.
Currently she has plans to attend classes at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and work towards her board examination, while practicing massage in the Duluth area.
She offers relaxation/swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, seated chair, pregnancy, injury specific, ear candling and couples massages, and has discovered a propensity for modalities better treat each unique client and their needs.
Madi has lived in Duluth her entire life and feels that the twin ports area has spoiled her. (She can’t imagine living anywhere without lake or trail access at this point.) As much as she loves the area, she has always had an even greater love of reading, writing, and learning. She began her education at UMD with a focus in Journalism before switching over to the Massage Therapy program at LSC- realizing that there were other ways that she might be better-suited to contribute to the well-being of the community.
During the week she has a second full-time job and spends most evenings curled up with a good book, a great cup of tea, and her two bearded dragons Mushu and Dominic. When she isn’t baking or rolling up her sleeves and delving into the next crafts project (much to her roommate’s annoyance), of course.
Why Massage? Madi maintains that she didn’t choose massage- massage chose her. As long as she’s been able to walk she’s been walking on her grandfather’s back or reaching out and trying to soothe sore shoulders. It only took 20 years for her to realize that massage was her calling and with proper education she could make a living of it. To her, nothing is more satisfying than knowing there is something she can do to ease the strains of daily life, and promote healing of her clients in a direct and positive way.
So if you know anyone who could use some muscle-work. Or if you yourself would like some help reconnecting to your body, please come to Infinity and let our experienced cast of therapists help aid you on your path to wellness. We look forward to working with you.
Hours: Tuesdays 8-2:30, Wednesday 8-2:30, Thursday 3-8, Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 11-5
Lynn O’Connor, CLMT
Suvi Persons, CLMT
Suvi received her certification in massage therapy from Lake Superior College in 2014 and Finnish College of Sport Massage in 2012. With over 700 hours of training, she has experience in many modalities of massage, including relaxation, deep tissue, Swedish, ear candling, couples, prenatal, myofascial release, sports massage and joint mobilization concentrating on lower back pain sciatica issues, frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome and people with disabilities. She will use hot towels and essential oils. After deep tissue sessions Suvi provides stretches and exercise handouts for her client to take home.
She is also a certified Shindo Instructor (Masunaga’s theory of meridians), bringing knowledge of the Five Elements and Meridians to help her influence a profound balance in each individual. Her mission is to guide 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. She has an ability to adapt any session to what the client is looking for, often using intuitive guidance, while maintaining a professional and respectful attitude.
Suvi cam to the United States in 2013 from Europe. She was born in Finland. Suvi has lived in many countries in her life, she speaks 4 languages fluently: Finnish, German, Swedish and English. She enjoys being outdoors with her dog Popcorn and loved one, gardening, garden design, good food, strong beer, philosophy and quantum physics, knitting, sewing, traveling discovering other cultures, traditions and languages.
Hours: Thursday 8-4:30, Friday 8-4:30, Saturday 8-3 and some Sunday.
Elizabeth “Liz” Chiu, CLMT
Liz was born and raised in the small town of Fosston, MN. Following high school, she moved to Duluth and attended LSC where she completed massage therapy and physical therapist assistant programs. She knew from a young age that she wanted a career where she could interact and build relationships with others and at the same time help improve their lives.
Liz values her time with friends and family and enjoys spending time with them whenever she can. Summer is her favorite time of the year because she loves being outdoors in the sun and warmth. She is always up for activities such as camping, hiking, rollerblading, and beach days. Liz has an intense love for cats and dogs, having multiple family pets as she grew up, and can’t wait to have a dog and cat of her own someday.
Liz has found both giving and receiving massage to be relaxing and beneficial for overall health! She believes that taking care of oneself is just as important as taking care of others and massage might be what you need to decrease pain, relax, or recharge. Come on in and give it a try!
Hours: Thursday 9-2, Friday 2:30-8, E/O Saturday 10-4
Andrea (Andy) Elden,CLMT
Andy is a Duluth native and mother to two beautiful boys that keep her busy when she’s not working. When she does get time to herself she enjoys spending it educating herself in other massage and body work modalities and yoga.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” -Rumi
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 5-8:30, e/o Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 11-5
Sarma believes that the body is your one true lifelong companion and that each person’s relationship with their body can be vibrant. In everything she does, she attempts to improve this relationship.
Sarma graduated from The Massage School of Saint Paul, MN, with over 750 hours of training. She offers deep tissue, Swedish, sports, positional release, couples, dermoneuromodulation (DNM), prenatal, and relaxation massage.
While attending Gustavus Adolphus College Sarma began to realize a fascination with and love for bodies. She studied yoga and aryuveda on campus and in India. After graduating her growing interest in helping others heal drew her to become a certified yoga instructor, and she completed Your Yoga’s 200 hour yoga teacher training course (Minneapolis, MN). Her background in yoga informs her massage technique, and today Sarma especially loves helping athletes and women ease tension, prevent injury, feel more alive, and sweeten their relationship with their lifelong companion.
She was overjoyed to return to her hometown of Duluth in 2019, where the parks and shores are the most beautiful. She loves running, going for walks, spending time with loved ones, learning all she can from books and podcasts, working on design hobbies, enjoying strong drinks, and being in the sun and wind.
Hours: Monday 8-2:30,Tuesday 12-8, Thursday 10-4:30, some Fridays 12-6 one Saturday a month 9-4
Amber received her massage certification from Lake Superior College in 2001. She offers relaxation, deep tissue/trigger point release, pre/postnatal, couples and hot stone massage.
Amber is from Duluth and recently moved to Two Harbors. She has four magical children, ages 9-17 and enjoys taking them on adventures around the North Shore. Her interests include regional history, baking, herbalism, hiking, gardening, yoga, belly dance, playing the accordion and making music and art.
Why did she choose a career in massage? She was laid off in 2000 and applied to the massage program after researching what kind of careers would be enjoyable long-term. In the program Amber discovered she had a gift for intuitive touch and a passion for helping people through her skillset.
What does she enjoy most about her job? The clients and her co-workers. Being able to help folks feel better and work in an uplifting environment makes every hour of work fun.
Hours: Monday 4-8,Tuesday 3-8,e/o Thursday 3-8,e/0 Friday 5-8, one Saturday or Sunday a month.
Rebecca Morrow, CLMT
Hours: Monday 10-1:30, e/o Tuesday 9-1, one Saturday a month
Nicole Moeller, CLMT
Nicole grew up in Sartell, MN. After she graduated high school, she attended the University of North Dakota for psychology and criminal justice.
Nicole moved to Duluth in January of 2015, where she took classes to finish up her associate’s degree at Lake Superior College. She started her holistic journey at LSC and completed 624 hours of hands on training. She didn’t know anything about massage, until she started the massage therapy program. She is very thankful for the opportunity LSC offered her. She is very passionate about massage and knowing she is helping her clients who are in physical pain, who are suffering emotionally/mentally, and allowing them to melt their stress away on her table.
In her free time, she likes to watch the MN Vikings and the MN Wild; she also likes to cross country ski, go on hikes with her friends and family, travel and spending time with her husband Jesse, daughter, two new cats and bunny Thor.
Modalities: deep tissue, relaxation/ Swedish, and myofascial release
Hours- Wednesday 5-8, Thursday 5-8 E/O Friday2-8 or 5-8 & various Saturday’s or Sunday’s.
Hours: Monday’s 8-1:30, various Saturday’s & Sunday’s
Olivia received her massage therapy diploma from Lake Superior College in 2020. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, and seated chair massage. She grew up in Kettle River, MN at her family’s farm. She graduated in 2017 from Mesabi Range College with a degree in Graphic Design. After a year of doing graphic design, she knew that it wasn’t what she wanted to do. She decided to pursue a career in massage therapy after receiving massage and energy work from a friend. She always knew that she wanted to help people heal in some way, and massage opened up a whole new world of healing to her. She truly believes in the connection between the body and the mind and hopes to help people strengthen that connection within themselves.
Olivia enjoys agate hunting up the north shore, singing, playing guitar and ukulele, diving head first into esoteric books, nature photography, painting, yoga, tackling new recipes in the kitchen, occasionally watching one too many episodes of The Office on Netflix, and cuddling with her cat Kitney Bean.
Hours: Tuesday 8-2, Wednesday 8-2, Thursday 8-2 and one weekend shift a month.
Greg recently graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Lake Superior College.
Greg offers relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone massage.
Greg developed a knack for massage as a kid, oftentimes helping his dad out with shoulder massages or a quick stretch after a long day at work (he was paid in Reese’s peanut butter cups back in those days, not applicable today however.)
Greg was born and raised in Duluth, MN and loves spending his time outdoors longboarding, hiking, and golfing. In the wintertime he enjoys snowboarding, skiing, and gaming.
Hours-various and by appointment only to contact Laurie about Reiki or Ear Candling please call 218-370-9465
Jenna was born and raised in Duluth, MN with her 3 brothers. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she studies Political Science and minors in International Studies. After she graduates, she plans to attend law school in St. Paul.
When she is not working or in school, she likes to spend her time outdoors especially with her dogs.
Fun fact about Jenna is that her family has 2 donkeys named (Taco and Burrito) one is skinny, the other a little thicker and 3 goats.
April Gerard, PT Certifies Level 1 & 2 Schroth scoliosis and kyphosis method
Philosophy of care
“I believe in a hands-on approach, listening to patients and using my manual skills and knowledge to figure out what specific exercises to instruct in, and how to help with posture and body mechanics.”
Why April went into therapy
“I had scoliosis diagnosed at age 12. I also had multiple knee surgeries from national ski racing growing up. I had wonderful PTs who helped me return to my sport.”
Favorite advice to give patients
“We can help you. Trust us, work hard and we will encourage you!”
“I love to downhill and nordic ski, kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard. I also enjoy nature, walking trails, and going for bike rides, to travel, read and weave rag rugs.”
Interesting fact about April
“I used to travel with U.S. women’s speed ski team to world cup races as a fill-in PT/AT for 6 years.”
Hours: E/O Tuesday 9-2 and by appointments
Sonja Jewell is a Certified Clinical Whole Food Nutritionist, Natural Therapeutic Specialist and Certified Massage Therapist. She has received extensive training in Natural Health Care both in Europe and the United States and is a practitioner with 25 years of experience. She is a member of the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health and a Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She offers a compassionate, holistic approach to health care with an emphasis on whole food nutrition and the power of personal responsibility for health and wellness. To make an appointment with Sonja please call 218-365-2288 request appointment in Hermantown or visit her site at www.elywellness.com.