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.
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 keeps her passionate about healing and wellness. As a breast cancer survivor she enjoys working with women who have gone through it or are in the middle of their process.
Tai 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.
As a Queer women of color, Tai has been intentional with creating an inclusive and diverse environment at Avivage and welcomes the BIPOC & LGBTQ community.
Although her availability is limited, you can schedule a session with Tai via our Book Now page.
Her passions include creating supportive healing environments, nature, travel, medicinal foods, cooking, music, bon fires, friends and family.
Sarah graduated from Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy in 1998. As 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.
With a passion for holistic wellness and the study of the human body, a career in alternative health came naturally to Sarah. She 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.
Freya is a graduate of the East/West program at CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic, Freya is trained in cupping, hot and cold stone massage, and Guasha.
She 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. Other interests include facepainting, balloon twisting, music, art, urban and nature adventuring, and continuing to create and learn new things!
Karen earned her A.A.S. in massage therapy at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN and has a previous B.S. degree in Marine Biology. She is an American Massage Therapy Association member, kinesiology taping practitioner and is a certified neuromuscular therapist. She is experienced in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, craniosacral techniques, cupping massage, acupressure, gua sha, and sports and rehabilitative massage.
Karen has practiced in low resource clinics, non-profits, oncology massage clinics, and sports clinics working hand in hand with other health care providers. Karen is interested in working and helping with chronic pain and post injury-surgery rehab and serving the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. Karen is a true believer in self body healing and alternative/integrative care and loves to learn new techniques to prepare individual treatment plans. She is looking forward to adding orthopedic massage and reflexology to her set of skills.
Karen is passionate about science, research, human anatomy, kinesiology, and rehabilitative massage. Karen is originally from Puerto Rico and enjoys the changing seasons and long days of summer, urban art, music concerts, nature, the beach (saltwater), dogs, travel, and quality time with friends and family.
Emily graduated from Aveda Institute Minneapolis in 2016. Her specialties are relaxation, mixed with deep tissue and trigger point. She has an interest in reflexology as well.
Through her massage techniques, and using her intuition, she aims to help clients reach an inner connection with their bodies once more. She believes it is important to reconnect with oneself.
She also enjoys working with people who get frequent headaches or migraines.
In her free time, she enjoys learning more about energy work and other holistic types of healing, so she may use those skills in the future to further her massage techniques and abilities.
Colleen grew up in the Yukon Territory, Canada, where she developed a love of hiking in the mountains, geology, and botany.
Later in life she moved to Minnesota where she graduated from Saint Paul College with AAS Degrees in Massage Therapy and Personal Training. She also has Bachelor's degrees in Exercise Science, and Biology.
Colleen also trained with Aarron L. Mattes (the creator) in AIS Active Isolated Stretching. She specializes in medium to deep pressure; massage techniques include injury rehabilitation, deep tissue, myofascial release, both passive and active stretching, as well as the CRAC stretching method.
Colleen loves her work and more than anything else she loves to help people feel better, decrease pain and achieve their body wellness goals.
When not at work Colleen loves movies, music, hiking trails.
Cydi graduated from The Massage School in St. Paul with their Massage Therapist Certification. They use their intuition, natural abilities passed down from their ancestors, skills, and knowledge from their education to create the best massage experience for their clients. They can do Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. They also incorporate different modalities in one session at times to help give relief, which can involve trigger point work, stretching of the myofascia, and stretching of the muscles to compliment the massage. Cydi enjoys focusing on the back, neck, and shoulders but is able to work on other areas as well.
Outside of massage therapy, Cydi loves spending time with family and her pets and also is a creative who loves to write music and poetry, and performs locally in the Twin Cities. She believes in the inherent value of all living things and wishes to use her talents to create a more happy, peaceful, and loving world.
During a session, Sydney utilizes techniques such as Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, reflexology, guided relaxation, and more. She attentively and intuitively meets each client in their body’s current state of being, creating a safe space using the power of compassionate touch to encourage release and relaxation. Sydney practices Health At Every Size (HAES) care and believes all bodies coming from all walks of life deserve to be upheld and comforted.
In her free time, Sydney enjoys spending time with her partner and two cats, cooking and baking, writing poetry, gardening, and being in nature.
She graduated from The Massage School Saint Paul and has been studying massage and bodywork in multiple capacities for over seven years. At the core of her practice, Sydney is most passionate about caring for peoples’ bodies and guiding people into a more gentle mind & body space. She believes firmly in the way emotions (chronic stress, grief, anxiety, sadness) take root in the body, impacting wellbeing and the energy people carry through their days.
I graduated from the NWHSU massage program in 2003 with a focus on Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish/Deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, and sports massage.
I enjoy helping people find ways to integrate self-care into their lives utilizing bodywork as a means of checking in with oneself and setting attainable goals for them.
As a new mom of a 6month old, I enjoy working with mothers especially to receive the much-needed TLC they deserve.
Available Summer 2023. Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!
Bio coming soon!