Ever since graduating from the massage therapy program at the Minnesota School of Business, Sherri Anderson has used her kneading know-how to relax countless achy muscles. Versed in myriad modalities, including Swedish, sports, and hot-stone massage, the certified massage therapist incorporates whatever techniques best treat each client's needs. Besides decreasing soreness, her massages help lower blood pressure, increase posture, and improve range of motion more effectively than transplanting your brain into Stretch Armstrong. Sherri works as part of The Circle of Healing Arts Co-op, a wellness cooperative whose other services run the gamut from life coaching to reiki.
Jung Ja International Salon and Spa, an Aveda concept salon, offers relaxing treatments with Aveda haircare, skincare, and bodycare products to help customers feel serene and beautiful. Stylists can apply an Aveda conditioning formula to hair, or add a hint of color with highlights instead of dropping customers off in the middle of a paintball arena. The spa’s massage therapists knead clients from head to toe using Aveda stress-relieving scalp treatments, aromatherapy, and hot stones.
Signature Service: Massage and bodywork
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Our most popular services include hot-stone massage, therapeutic massage, and craniosacral massage. Clients come in because of pain or stress, but they leave feeling relaxed and ready to face their day.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes. Attitude is everything.
Do you use any products you're particularly proud of?
Organic coconut oil
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