Miranda Larson

"A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession" - Hippocrates

   I became interested in Massage Therapy as a career after attending St. Cloud State University for a short while as a psychology major. I decided that psychology wasn't exactly my calling, but knew that my ultimate goal was to help improve the quality of life for people suffering. After a short while of looking into professional massage schools, I applied for the diploma program at the Minnesota School of Business in Waite Park, MN. I graduated with honors and moved home to Crookston, MN. I...

   I became interested in Massage Therapy as a career after attending St. Cloud State University for a short while as a psychology major. I decided that psychology wasn't exactly my calling, but knew that my ultimate goal was to help improve the quality of life for people suffering. After a short while of looking into professional massage schools, I applied for the diploma program at the Minnesota School of Business in Waite Park, MN. I graduated with honors and moved home to Crookston, MN. I knew that I wanted to live in a bigger city again and when the opportunity came, I moved to Fargo, ND. 


   When I tried to get a job as a massage therapist at a salon in Fargo, I realized I did not have enough class hours for the ND Massage License. So, I decided to go back to school (third time is a charm they say) at the Minnesota School of Business in Moorhead, MN. I completed my Associate's in Applied Science in 2009, and began working at Nokken Chiropractic Clinic in early 2010. Working at Nokken helped me develop my skills to meet the needs of many different clients. I have given a range of "heavenly" relaxation massages to deeply therapeutic massage for clients in chronic and acute pain. 

   On December 1st, 2015, I opened Relief Therapeutic Massage in the heart of downtown Fargo, ND at the historic Black Building. In October 2016, I moved the business to the Manchester Building. Over the last decade, I have worked with many amazing clients that have shown me how to better serve their needs and have become a compassionate and caring therapist. My goal is to help relieve the stress, anxiety, pain, and fatigue of people in the Fargo-Moorhead area with the skills I have been developing. My training is in modalities such as Swedish, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Aromatherapy, Prenatal, Infant, and Geriatric massage. I am always expanding my knowledge of new modalities and techniques through continuing education and reading massage publications. 

   In each session you can expect that I will ask you how your body is feeling, what makes it feel better or worse, and what types of daily activities you do that contribute to the issues you experience. The key is getting to know what your body is trying to tell you and how to raise your awareness to become a version of yourself that feels great on the inside and out. Pressure in the massage is always adjusted according to what your expectations are and what your pain tolerance is. Deep tissue is not the same for every client that walks in the door. Every BODY is unique and requires attention specific to your needs. There are no "dumb" questions when it comes to concerns or issues you would like to discuss. Open communication makes your experience the best and is highly encouraged. That's not to say that you should expect to lay on the table and spill the beans about every detail of your life, however. The point is to relax of course! Needless to say, I look forward to helping my clients live a pain-free lifestyle. 

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

ND # 1539

Education
2009

Minnesota School of Business: Moorhead

Associate in Applied Science - Massage Therapy

2006

Minnesota School of Business: St Cloud

Massage Therapy Diploma Program

Experience
Bodywork

Nokken Chiropractic Clinic- Head Therapist

From 2010 to late 2015, I was part of an outstanding team of chiropractors and massage therapists. Over the course of thousands of hands on hours in the clinic, I helped treat many common ailments including fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, migraine headaches, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash, and repetitive stress injuries. Aside from the common relaxation techniques I provide, I have developed my own technique that incorporates a blend of Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy to help ease dysfunction and pain.

Techniques offered

Techniques offered include- Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stones, Aromatherapy, and Prenatal massage.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Oct 08
MIranda is amazing and her space is so nice and relaxing! Highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Oct 06
This is no fluff and buff massage! Miranda is very in tune with the body and anatomy. She does a great job and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone
by Kim on Oct 05
Awesome massage as always
by Adrienne on Sep 19
Miranda is amazing! She's wonderful with communicating about pressure levels to make sure you're comfortable. I felt so much less tense after leaving my appointment, and learned a lot about how to avoid muscle strain in the future. Miranda is very knowledgeable about muscle therapy and has a medical perspective that I really appreciate - you will definitely feel relief if you see her for a massage!
by Anonymous on Sep 14
Relaxation massage, Miranda frequently asked of my comfort level, friendly courteous and professional.
by Megan on Sep 12
Miranda listens to your needs and is thorough. Everytime I have gone to her, it has been extremely helpful for my overall well being.
by Lori on Aug 20
Miranda has a wealth of knowledge of the body. She addressed and released muscles in my body with great skill and realistic pressure. She consistently checked in with me regarding the amount of pressure and if it was enough and not too much. She is very professional and I will be scheduling with her again. ~ Lori Jensen, LMT
by Courtney on Aug 06
Miranda is a very talented massage therapist. Would recommend her in a heartbeat.
by Martha on Jul 26
Wonderful massage. Very relaxing and helpful.
by Amena on Jul 07
What I absolutely love about Miranda's massage technique is that she is able to pin point problem areas, and communicates well about pressure and where you want to focus. She is absolutely amazing in her hospitality and attention to your care!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Chair Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Reiki
  • massage
  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage

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