I began my career as a massage therapist in 2004. I attended the Minneapolis School of Massage receiving a diploma in massage therapy and I have continued my education at Centerpoint Massage school and Northwestern Health and Science University.
I am trained in techniques that include Relaxation, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports, Reflexology, Cupping, Aromatherapy and Pregnancy Massage.
In 2012, I became Nationally Certified, transitioned into Board Certification July 2016, and a member in good standing of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.
For 10 years I worked alongside chiropractors in their clinics and in October 2013 I decided to open my own office space in St. Louis Park. I do continue to work with chiropractors and acupuncturists and refer my clients when necessary.
I love being a massage therapist and helping clients get their bodies working to their optimum function. I do not practice under the "no pain, no gain" philosophy as I believe you can work deeply by slowly moving into the muscle and letting the tissue release layer by layer. I have benefited greatly from frequent massage and hope that I can help others do the same.
If you or someone you know is experiencing muscle tension or pain, I would appreciate the opportunity to work with you and be the facilitator that gives your body the nudge it needs to start its own healing process.
Here is what some clients have to say about me:
I have been going to Angela for several years. I followed her when she moved to her current location because it is hard to find a massage therapist who is not only talented, but also makes me feel so comfortable and relaxed. Angela always knows just what area is the problem and how to fix it. Because of my job, I usually need to visit her every two weeks or so for one of her amazing deep tissue massages, and I always feel better. I highly recommend Angela to anyone looking for a professional and talented therapist.
- Deb I. 2016
I have fibromyalgia and get regular massages to help control pain and stiffness. Angela is always professional, is very knowledgeable, and is always able to find those trouble spots that need extra work – sometimes even before I realize a muscle is flared up.
- Debbie F. 2015
I started seeing Angela for massage therapy about 2 years ago. I see her on a regular basis and my experiences are always very consistent. Angela is very professional, provides a clean and relaxing environment and is extremely well skilled at her profession. I have seen her when in need of recovery from hard workouts/races, as well as to just relax and enjoy the benefits of massage. In all situations we begin with a short conversation about my needs for the day before we begin the session. Angela is a good listener and I always leave her office feeling like I had great service and care. I am so glad I found her and continue to look forward to every visit.
I have been seeing Angela for several years. She is the best massage therapist! She offers package rates which save me money (so I can come more often!) and has AMAZING hands. Angela is able to provide a lot of pressure when giving a massage, which I like. I come in feeling tight all over and I always leave feeling so much better! She always asks what I want her to focus on and she spends extra time working out knots in my back and forearms. I come about once a month for 90 minutes but I wish I could come see her every week!!!
- Samantha Malloy 2015
Angela is an amazing massage therapist! She always makes me feel comfortable, has a wonderful personality, and gives the BEST deep tissue massages I have ever had! I look forward to seeing her each week!
I have been having what I call my "tune-up monthly massages" for several years, at my doctors suggestion. Angela is the absolute BEST therapist I have had & I have had some good ones! I recently tore a muscle in my arm, the dog decided to go a different direction than I. Angela & my doctor recommended more frequent massage visits to "Natural Balance". After a few massages in 2 week intervals my pain is gone. We are now back to my monthly "tune-ups" which I Love. I highly recommend Angela & Natural Balance!
-Sharon Maynard 2015
I started seeing Angela when my husband bought me a gift certificate for Mother's Day two years ago. Since then, I have scheduled a monthly hour as maintenance. My regular headaches and shoulder pain have become very infrequent. It's by far the BEST THING I have ever done for myself! Angela always asks great questions to perform the perfect treatment. She is very personable and most importantly is a GREAT massage therapist!!
-Tara Gunderson 2015
I originally went to Angela for foot reflexology because it was something that I was interested in trying. It is amazing how the foot mirrors the body in aches and pains. The reflexology technique that Angela uses seems to be beneficial to me.
I now have foot reflexology and massage during my appointment.
She is a very professional, friendly individual that is deeply interested in making a person feel better with her services.
A massage with Angela is the highlight of my day. I love her quiet space, gentle hands, and her amazing ability to “go deep” when needed. Can’t wait for next time!
-Nancy Maiello 2015
Sometimes I need a deep tissue massage...
Sometimes I need a relaxation massage...
Most times I need both; and Angela delivers both very well! She creates an environment thats serene and peacfu l- not chattering for 60 minutes. She asks the right questions, listens to your needs, and provides quality care. For these reasons I am a repeat customer and highly recommend her.
-Brenda Atkinson 2009
Thanks to Angela's wonderful care I am almost pain free. Angela is constantly sharing new ideas and techniques to help her clients live healthy balanced lives. After years of pain and terrible tension from too much stress thanks to Angela I now know how it feels to relax!!
-Robin Brown 2009
I've been seeing Angela for about 11/2 years on a regular basis; 1-2 times a month. Angela has learned all the bad areas of my body and always takes the time to ask how I am feeling and what spots to work on in each visit.
I have recommended Angela to many friends.
If you haven't had a massage in a long time give it a try, it helps in so many ways!
It's relaxing, relieves tension in your muscles and helps to keep you moving and feeling better. Plus Angela is great!
I've received regular massages from Angela for the past year, and she's the best massage therapist I've seen. In addition to being very personable, Angela listens attentively to ensure that she understands the kind of massage her client desires. I've been happy to recommend Angela to my friends and family.
-Julie Peterson 2009
I've been a client of Angela's for many years and at times she is the only reason I am able to move. I have many joint problems and muscle issues that she is able to work with me on and offer me relief. I highly recommend Angela.
-Lynda Tuttle 2009
Angela provides excellent and professional massage services. She does this in a friendly and relaxing manner to make this a great experience.
-Sheila Gordon 2009
Angela does a great job of listening to my concerns and working on my problem areas. She does excellent deep tissue massage.