Our Team



Michelle Wall, Owner, CLMT she/her/hers

Michelle Wall has been doing massage for 27 years. She attended Minneapolis school of Massage and Bodyworks. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, cupping, ear candling, hot stone, seated chair, pregnancy, and injury specific massage.

Michelle lives in Duluth and has been in the twin ports area for over 12 years and loves the area. She enjoys cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking the SHT & COGGS trails. She also enjoys 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.


Lauren Williams, Manager,CLMT, Social Media Coordinator & Retail Buyer she/her/hers

Lauren graduated from Lake Superior College in 2004 and has been doing massage for over 18 years. She offers deep tissue, relaxation, injury specific and pregnancy massage.

Lauren was born and raised in Duluth, MN. She has two children Luna and Ian and a chocolate lab named Cooper. Lauren is super passionate about self care and living a healthy lifestyle.   

 

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 career? Not only is she making someones day that much better and less stressed but most of her clients she has had for 18 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, Certified in Gut Health and Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner at Balanced Lifestyle Health Coaching.

Lauren is currently not taking new clients.


Mandy Felknor, CLMT

Mandy has been doing massage for 13 years.  She attended Lake Superior College. She offers deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy, hot stone, ear candling, seated chair and couples massages.

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.


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.


Ali Sarberg,  CLMT she/her/hers

Ali received her massage therapy diploma in 2016 from Lake Superior College. She offers relaxation, deep tissue, hot stone and pregnancy massage including 2 hour sessions for any modality. She received additional training in gua sha (similar to graston, helps break up scar tissue) and cupping from Adagio Holistic Therapies in St. Paul, MN. Clients are always surprised by the deep pressure she is able to achieve with her small stature.

Ali was raised on a small farm in Finlayson, MN and had dreamed about living like a Laura Ingalls Wilder when she grew up. She attended Bemidji State University where she received a BA in Spanish with a psychology minor.

Her and her husband have always been drawn to the beauty of the north shore and have been happily living in Duluth since 2014. She enjoys cleaning/organizing, thrift and antique shopping, gardening, camping and hiking the Superior Hiking Trail with her husband Matt, son Evander and their 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. She fell in love with massage therapy immediately. She had always wanted to find a career that allowed her to help others and make a difference in their lives, while still being able to maintain a healthy work/home balance.

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 hands on therapy, the self care tips she gives to maintain the benefits of your massage or just the presence and genuine care she approaches each session with. She loves being able to see the difference receiving massage has made for her client’s mental, emotional and physical health. 


Madi Samuell, CLMT she/her/hers

Promoting healing and wellness one day at a time.

Madi 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.


Lynn O’Connor, CLMT

Lynn graduated from Duluth Business University in 2011 with a massage degree and has been successful in her massage career. She offers deep tissue, relaxation, pregnancy, ear candling, Raindrop Technique, couples and chair massage.  In 2017 she became a Level II Reiki Practitioner.
 
Lynn moved from St Paul, MN to Northern MN in 1982, first living in Cloquet, MN before settling in Superior, WI. She has 2 kids, 1 grandson and 1 grand dog. She retired from her accounting job of 26 years to work full time as a massage therapist and healing practitioner, her true passion.
 
She also enjoys reading, meditation, walks by the lake, spending time with family and friends and traveling. Lynn chose massage therapy late in life but finds it to be very rewarding.
 
She enjoys relieving her clients from their aches, pains, removing the stress and tension from their lives. She loves getting to know her clients and watching how massage has helped them become more relaxed and stress free. She is always researching new techniques to use on her clients to give them the best massage possible.
 

Suvi Persons, CLMT she/her/hers

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.

 


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 her husband Marc, her pup and two kitties, family, and friends and enjoys spending time with them whenever she can.   
 
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!

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

Andrea (Andy) Elden graduated from Lake superior college’s massage therapy program in 2016.  She offers relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal, hot stone, couples, myo-fascial release and lymphatic massage. Andy takes an intuitive and empathetic approach to massage and can customize a session to the clients needs



Sarma Stumbris, CLMT she/her/hers

Sarma believes that the body is your one true lifelong companion and that each person’s relationship with their body can be vibrant. 

Sarma graduated from The Massage School of Saint Paul, MN, with over 750 hours of training. She offers positional release, craniosacral, couples, 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 women ease tension, prevent injury, feel more alive, and nurture their relationship with their lifelong companion.

Sarma loves running, going for walks, spending time with loved ones, learning all she can from books and podcasts, enjoying strong drinks, and being in the sun and wind.


Amber Hunt, CLMT

Amber has been practicing massage since 2001 and received her certification from Lake Superior College. She offers relaxation, deep tissue/trigger point release, pre/postnatal and couples. 
 
Amber is from Duluth. She has four wonderful children and a daughter-in-law. Her interests include regional history, baking, herbalism, hiking, gardening, yoga, belly dance, and playing the accordion.
 
Why did she become a massage therapist? She had an opportunity to choose a new career and stepped into the arena of massage therapy because of the long-term benefits for clients and self. In the program Amber discovered she had a gift for intuitive touch and a love of the technical side of massage. 
 
What does she enjoy most about her job? The clients and her co-workers. Being able to help others feel better and work in an uplifting environment makes every hour of work fun.

 

Nicole Moeller, CLMT

Nicole Moeller 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 down hill ski, go on hikes with her friends and family, travel and spending time with her husband Jesse, daughter Loxley and the family cat Mr. Kitty.

Modalities: deep tissue, relaxation/ Swedish, and myofascial release, pregnancy.


 
 

Destiny Godden, CLMT

Destiny has been doing massage since 2008 after graduating from Rasmussen College with an Associates Degree in Massage Therapy. After many years in the field, she has come to find a good balance of relaxation and deep tissue massage. She loves being able to help people feel better and educate them on how massage benefits their lifestyle.

Destiny moved to Duluth in 2016 and has enjoyed living life on the Lake. When she’s not doing massage, she enjoys being out in nature, camping, hiking, photography, and playing video games. Destiny is also currently studying interior design with hopes to open her own business.  She lives with her wife and has a cat named Jake who is too adorable for his own good. In the future, they hope to own some land and have lots of pets.

 

 


Francie Kero, CLMT she/her/hers
 
Francie graduated with her massage diploma from Lake Superior College in 2020. She believes that massage therapy is a powerful practice that can help enhance all levels of wellbeing: physical, emotional, mental and social. Francie values your own body awareness and intellect; she applies her training and intuition to the massage session you desire. 
 
Francie offers relaxation and deep tissue massage. 
 
In her free time, Francie enjoys breaking a sweat with family and friends either on the trail, in the gym, or in the sauna. She loves good clean food, sunshine and singing.
 

 
Kendall McNalley, CLMT
 
Kendall graduated from The Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2015, where she realized her passion for helping others feel better both emotionally and physically. She decided to go into massage therapy right after high school after receiving injury massages from her school’s athletic trainer and experiencing the benefits of bodywork. She offers deep tissue, relaxation, myofascial release, hot stone, pregnancy, and injury specific massage. She truly enjoys customizing each massage to every client’s unique and specific needs.

Kendall grew up in Ogden, UT and just recently relocated to Duluth. While she is going to miss the mountains and other beautiful scenery Utah has to offer, she is looking forward to this new adventure with her spouse and two sweet pups, Lilah and Sasha. Kendall is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program, with hopes of completing a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling afterwards. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, recreational softball, yoga, snowboarding, and crocheting.


Cassandra Lone, CLMT

Cassandra has been doing massage for 8 years. She attended Saint Paul College and finished with an AAS degree in clinical sports massage. She believes that massage should be tailored to the specific needs of each individual.
She offers a variety of techniques ranging from intuitive relaxation to dynamic sports massage. She also offers pregnancy massage, hot stone, cupping, scraping and has some training in craniosacral therapy and myofascial release.
 
Why she chose a career in massage: She was in an accident while attending college and began getting massage to help with pain. Out of all the modalities in her pain management therapy, massage was the most helpful because the massage therapist she was working with was able to listen to what her body needed through his hands. She adopted this technique from him and has been practicing it since. She fully believes in the healing power of massage therapy.
 
She loves sunshine, hiking, and anything that has to do with nature. She also enjoys reading, writing, photography, studying, poetry, arts and finding the best taco places in town.
 
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Greg Bachinski, CLMT

Greg graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Lake Superior College.

Greg offers relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone massage & pregnancy.

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.

 


Chelsea Moe, Advanced Esthetician
 
Chelsea is our advanced esthetician with over seventeen years of experience with all types of skin.  She recently moved to Duluth from Minneapolis where she worked her entire career thus far at Lifetime Spa.  She has gained experience and knowledge with all skin types as well as advanced training in Eminence Organics skin care products.  Her services include: detailed facials, waxing, tinting, and caring for each client individually.  
 
Chelsea lives in Duluth with her husband and two children.  They love the outdoors, camping, and hiking with their dogs. 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Kirsten DesMarais, PT,DPT, OCS she/her

Dr. Kirsten has a passion for health and wellness in every season of life with a special focus on the perinatal season.

She has had specialized training in orthopedics, pelvic floor, and manual therapy.

She enjoys blending hands-on care with movement and exercise to tailor a unique approach to each patient where they can be seen, valued, and experience the best care possible.

Board Certified in Orthopedics

Specialized in the treatment of:

– pregnant and postpartum athletes  

– core and pelvic floor dysfunction

– spine, hip, low back, pelvis pain management

Skilled in a wide variety of manual therapy treatments including trigger point dry needling, myofascial release, and spinal manipulation. 

 


Warren Taylor, MT he/him/they/them
Warren  graduated from the  therapeutic massage program at lake superior college. He offers relaxation, pre-natal, couples, deep tissue. He particularly enjoys working in these ways with elders.

Warren chose a career in massage therapy because (much like his prior career as a public school educator) massage therapy is inherently relational and service-oriented. Working with clients is a grounding experience for Warren. He loves the privilege of offering clients moments of relief and relaxation from life’s physical, mental, and emotional trials and tribulations. Importantly to him, Warren loves the element of healing and humanity therapeutic massage can offer a community through the affirmation that every person is worthy of receiving skilled, respectful, focused, kind, and compassionate touch in this world.

In addition to massage therapy, Warren lives life through many other roles. He is a spouse and colleague to an incredibly gifted woman, who also recently graduated as a massage therapist and works here at Infinity. Warren is a dad to two terrific teenagers. He is a son, friend, brother, cousin, musician, hiker, camper, canoer, learner, listener, builder of random and useful household stuff, and is a sometimes overwhelmed companion to three sweetly vexing kitties and one hilariously joyful goldendoodle.

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Tanya Taylor, MT she/her/hers

Tanya offers relaxation, deep tissue, pregnancy, hot stone, and couples massage. She enjoys working with folks at any stage of life and particularly with elders!  When you come in for massage, she will listen to you and collaborate to offer therapeutic massage grounded in kindness and respect that meets the needs of your session.

Tanya’s previous work was in spiritual and emotional care in the healthcare field.  She is very grateful for her time in that field, and also very grateful to have been able to return to school mid-life and study massage therapy. Now, she is excited to be working at Infinity with her spouse, Warren, as massage therapists!  

When not at Infinity, you might find Tanya taking luxurious naps, baking bread, weeding the garden, going for a wog (walk + jog = “wog”), reading Ursula Le Guin, or happily listening to one of her two awesome teenagers tell a story! 

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Jake Anderson, CMT

Jake received his massage therapy diploma from Lake Superior College.  He grew up in Duluth, MN and graduated from Denfeld High School in 2012. He offers relaxation, deep tissue, couples & pregnancy.
 
Jake spends his free time playing Cello, camping, exercising, and hanging out with friends. He also enjoys Yoga, weird people and riding his motorcycle. 
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Liz Underwood, Operations Manager she/her/hers
Liz is a Minnesota girl!  In college she completed her BA in Psychology.  Her work background has been in health insurance and chiropractic/massage support work.  She enjoys work most when she can help people while strengthening the operations of a team.  
 
Liz enjoys life with her four kids: Jameson, Lucia, Colette, and Adah.  She enjoys cooking most when done by her husband, Ryan.  In her free time you’ll find her by the lake, learning to cross country ski, singing random melodies, and enjoying spirited drinks.  
 
 

Mackenzie Stenstrom, CLMT
 
Mackenzie was born and raised in Duluth, MN. She graduated from the massage therapy program at Lake Superior College in May of 2018. In Duluth she has worked at Massage Envy and Fitgers Salon and Spa. After that, she had the opportunity to move to NC where she worked at Coastal Massage and Wellness. There, she learned to do sports massages, and lymphatic massages. She learned from her boss and coworkers who were all so helpful, and one of her coworkers is the former massage therapist for the Pittsburgh Steelers! She can’t wait to bring her new skills back home to Duluth!
 
Her style of massage is a mix of relaxation and deep tissue. She enjoys getting those stubborn knots out and getting her clients walking out the door feeling better than when they came in!
 
Outside of work, Mackenzie likes to be outdoors. Her and her boyfriend like to go hiking, bike riding, and spending time at the beach. She also loves to do arts and crafts. Currently, painting and resin art are her favorites to do. With living in NC for a year, she missed all her friends and family and former clients and can’t wait to see all the friendly faces again!

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Laurie Corwin, Front Desk Support & Reiki Master she/her/hers

Laurie was born and raised in Grand Marais, made the move to Duluth a few years ago, and loves everything about being close to Lake Superior. “It is my peace”
Reiki is her passion! She took Reiki 1 and 2 in March of 2018, and got her Master in 2019. Laurie has also taken introduction to Cranial Sacral and incorporates some of that in her sessions. She believes wholeheartedly in self-care and the body’s amazing ability to heal itself when guided in that direction. 
She is available for Reiki sessions and Ear candling as well.  
Laurie enjoys spending time with her three sons, their wives, and her two granddaughters. Her favorite place is the family cabin on McFarland Lake in northern Cook County.

Hours: various and by appointment only to contact Laurie about Reiki or Ear Candling please call 218-370-9465

 


 

Jenna Podgornik, Front Desk Support

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. 

 

 


 

Sarah Stange, Front Desk Support

Sarah was born and raised in Andover, MN, along side her older sister Emma. She is currently starting her junior year at the University of Minnesota Duluth with a major in Marketing. Sarah also plays varsity soccer at UMD and after college she hopes to pursue a career in fashion buying/ merchandising.

In her free time Sarah enjoys traveling, hanging out with her friends, and adventuring through Duluth.

 

 

 

 


 

Abigail Menard, Front Desk Support

Abigail is a student at University of Minnesota Duluth studying Marketing. She grew up in in Anoka, The Halloween Capital of the world. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dogs, family and friends. She loves being by the lake enjoying water activities or just relaxing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tanya Hallgren, Front Desk Support

Tanya has lived in Duluth since 1997.  She has her Master’s in Education and has been a teacher since 2001.  While she is a teacher during the day, she is very excited to learn a new position here at Infinity!
 
Tanya is married and has 3 children.  She has twin boys Ian and Ethan, and a daughter, Taylor.  She also has a dog Keira that keeps her busy.
 
Tanya enjoys being active with hiking, running, and camping with her family.
 
 

Sonja Martin, Front Desk Support

Sonja Martin is a long time Duluthian and happy to be back in the place she loves after having spent the winter and spring in Texas. She and her husband have been playing music in their band, Feeding Leroy for the past 10+ years and enjoy where it takes them in their travels.
 
Sonja has lived on and off in Duluth since 2002 and she continues to enjoy the beauty that this city has to offer with its trails, hills, water and scenic vistas. Sonja has built a home and community here and she loves to bike, hike, ski, paddle and swim through the seasons of the year.
Sonja has a background in massage therapy and is excited to weave her experience back into the work she will be doing with the team at Infinity Massage & Wellness!