About Us

Avivage Massage welcomes every*body* into our tranquil environment where you can take a break from your everyday routine, let go and allow our skilled therapists to customize your session, combining aromatherapy to help bring you back to balance.

Our space is inspired through Feng Shui which is an ancient Chinese tradition to create harmony and balance with surrounding space. 

!!EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!

WHO WE SERVE

  • Elite athletes

  • Weekend warriors

  • Activists & Community Organizers

  • LGBTQIA Community

  • Chronic pain suffers

  • Repetitive strain injuries

  • Mothers to be

  • Desk/office workers

  • Computer Programmers

  • Stress/tension sufferers

  • Neck/back pain sufferers
  • Whiplash/auto accident injuries
  • Any “body” who wishes for peace & want to begin within themselves

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We are truly a team at Avivage where we work together to support one another in order to create a work environment that is healthy and happy; in turn our goal is to facilitate a healing and authentic experience for every person we touch.

Our Therapists

TaiCIO/Owner/LMT
Tai is the owner of Avivage Massage and has been practicing massage since 2005. She graduated from Florida School of Massage in Gainesville where she also completed an intensive Sports Therapy program focused on injury rehabilitation in 2006. Her practice is an integration of rehabilitative work along with relaxation.
Her life experience, and as she states living many lives, keeps her passionate about what it means be well and heal.
As a breast cancer survivor she enjoys working with women who have gone through it or are in the middle of their process.
She has also volunteered at Peaceful Pathways for women of domestic violence in Gainesville Florida and enjoys working with women who come from backgrounds of violence as she has overcome a history of abuse herself.
Her passions include creating supportive healing environments, nature, travel, medicinal foods, cooking and music.
RachelLMT
Rachel graduated from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy and is certified in NeuroMuscular Therapy. Her education focused heavily on anatomy and physiology with a strong emphasis on trigger point patterns and muscle energy techniques. She enjoys doing focus work on specific issues and often incorporates neuromuscular techniques that reeducate the muscle to function more efficiently and without pain. Rachel is also a Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice and is working toward her certification as an energy healer. Some of her other hobbies include hiking, camping, gardening, martial arts, west coast swing dancing, and fishing with her boyfriend.
TravisLMT
Travis has been practicing Massage Therapy professionally for about one year, but was first introduced to it during his somatic based dance and biology training in his undergraduate studies. He enjoys using his knowledge of kinesiology and functional anatomy to take a clinic approach to helping people heal themselves and their aches and pains. This has also allowed him to work with various athletes in reaching their goals and improving their performance. He also has training in the John Barnes Myofascial Release approach and uses elements of it in every session as well as does full sessions of this powerful treatment modality.

Every day is seen as an opportunity to blend “left and right brain” ideas to achieve embodiment and live a centered and meaningful life. Travis uses sensation as his guide to further understand his intuition and practice holding a safe space for everyone he interacts with. He firmly believes that: “Every Human Being has an innate and inherent potential that when realized can result in quantum changes”

StacyLMT
Stacy has always had a place in her heart for making people feel welcome and comfortable in her presence. She worked in the medical field for 20 years when she decided to follow her passion and return to school to obtain her massage therapy certification and subsequently graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. She enjoys working with clients that are looking for a relaxing experience and prides herself on being the one to provide the time clients need to quiet their minds from the everyday busy lifestyles so they can regenerate and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. Stacy is a member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)
SarahLMT
With a passion for holistic wellness and the study of the human body deeply rooted since childhood, a career in alternative health came naturally to Sarah. A graduate from Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy in 1998 and a devoted lifelong learner, she uses her ever-evolving skill set and intuitive blend of intentional healing techniques to individually meet each client’s needs. This may include any combination of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Work, Guided Relaxation, Hot or Cold Stones, Massage Cupping, Passive Stretching, Focused Trigger Point Therapy and Craniosacral Holds. Sarah is an attentive Massage Therapist who aims to create a nurturing and judgment free safe-haven for each and every client.
In her free time Sarah can often be found making weird art, cooking vegetarian food or losing at mini golf.
MeganLMT
Megan graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University where she interned with Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, and Chinese Herbalists. Her education and experiences have shown that Alternative Health Care modalities can help promote wellness and healing. Megan is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and enjoys focusing on specific problems alongside encouraging relaxation with Swedish Massage techniques. She has a passion for learning and has an ambition to develop her own business of Integrative practices. Some of her hobbies include riding/training her horse, spending time with her dog, traveling, playing or listening to music, and reading.
HillyLMT
Hilly attended CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic. In addition to certifications in Therapeutic, Shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage, she graduated from the East/West program with an Associates in Applied Science Degree (AAS). She incorporates her certifications and skills to help improve overall balance and health of the body through bodywork. Her philosophy is based around gaining the awareness that there is pain, discomfort or an irregularity within the body and treating it with massage to reduce symptoms and improve ones quality of life, mentally, emotionally and physically. Assisting each client with rejuvenation is where her passion lies to bring the awareness to each clients’ sate of health, to improve range of motion and to calm the mind.

In her free time she enjoys art, food, travel and painting.

ZouaLMT
Zoua is moved in her heart to help people, and her desire is to provide bodywork for everyone. Her level of knowledge and professionalism in her work along with the presence she carries are a part of every session. She genuinely cares about people, and her approach to bodywork is both therapeutic and relaxing.
Zoua is trained in Shiatsu Therapy, Therapeutic and Relaxation Massages, Craniosacral Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping and Hot Stone Massage.
Furthermore on her journey, Zoua is in the midst of training to become a DONA International certified Birth Doula.
KristyLMT
A yoga teacher and anatomy nerd at heart, Kristy’s approach to massage is firmly rooted in the belief that healing touch can be the best preventative medicine. Kristy is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Prenatal, and Chair Massage, in addition to lymphatic and myofascial release techniques. By integrating her knowledge of the body and of massage methods, Kristy supports the body’s natural healing process and allows space and time to release tension, ease injury, as well as promote healthy and joyful movement.
JoeyLMT
Joey Miller is a professional dancer, singer and actor who has worked with The Ordway Center, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Collide Theatrical.

As a performer and body worker Joey understands the necessity of efficient and intentional bodywork to keep the body performing at its highest capacity. His work focuses on facilitating a whole body healing process and creating a compassionate environment in which clients can safely re-pattern their daily movements to promote their own body awareness and efficiency.

FreyaLMT
Freya enjoys being a part of helping others bring their body and mind into balance and wellness through massage. She believes in providing each client with a thoughtful and focused session, using combined techniques from Swedish, Therapeutic, and Shiatsu massage. A graduate of the East/West program at CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic, Freya is trained in Cupping, Hot/Cold Stones, and Guasha.
Other interests include facepainting, balloon twisting, music, art, urban and nature adventuring, and continuing to create and learn new things!
OrindelLMT
Orindel Vaccianna was originally born and raised in Jamaica and later moved to the U.S. to pursue a better life for him and his family. After working in various fields including restaurant management, he decided to pursue a career in massage therapy after friends and family saw his talents and recommended that he follow his dreams. He completed a certificate in Massage Therapy at Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield Michigan in 2019 and shortly after moved to Minnesota to practice his craft and to be near family. Orindel specializes in Swedish massage, relaxation, muscle release and energy work. In his spare time, Orindel enjoys working and learning about cars, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
MarielleLMT
Marielle is a 2011 graduate from the Aveda Institute, and specializes in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and relaxation massages. She is coming back to massage after taking quite a long hiatus from the industry to explore the world around her, as well as exploring her own motivations and interests. In the end she found that out of it all, massage is a career path that truly grounds her, and brings her happiness by allowing her to bring healing and happiness to others. She is currently also a full time student studying creative writing, and in her free time enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, writing, playing music, and torturing her beloved cat Ophelia with forced snuggles and silly hats.
CarmenLMT

Carmen studied Massage Therapy at South Texas Vo-Tech in which she gained a new found passion for the body and healing. The ancient knowledge of eastern medicine became an area of study for the years to come. Her understanding of the mind-body connection along with Kinesiology transformed her practice. Carmen is able to recognize the source of pain and discomfort rather than only treat the symptoms. She incorporates Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point therapy into her work.

Her focus is in educating her clients about the body and encourage them to create a home care routine alongside massage to facilitate long term results. Carmen aims to study Reiki to further help her clients understand emotions and thoughts as energies which may become stagnant in the body and with positive intention and belief , those toxins can be released.

Carmen loves to kayak and walk the trails of Minnesota’s State Parks as well as travel to explore nature’s beauty and serenity. She loves film photography, dancing salsa and inventing vegetarian dishes.

Drew AlexandraLMT
Drew’s approach to massage unifies the body, mind, and spirit. She integrates Eastern and Western techniques, and is trained in anatomically-specific deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, and Swedish relaxation techniques, as well as Eastern modalities such as Shiatsu. She is committed to creating and holding a safe, nurturing, and body-positive space for all clients, with kindness and care.

Prior to practicing massage, Drew was an environmental sustainability consultant. Outside of work, Drew is usually doing yoga, playing with her two goofy dogs, reading science fiction, or planning a trip with her husband.

Jen RaeLMT
Jen is a graduate of Center Point in St. Louis Park, MN where her primary training was in Shiatsu, Swedish and Rehabilitative Massage. She has also studied reflexology and Reiki I attunement. Her work has an intuitive flow, adaptable in pressure. She enjoys working with clients with chronic issues, particularly in the neck and shoulder region, as well as prenatal, and those looking to simply relax. Jen is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals).