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 Gloria on Sep 21
I Like how Miranda is asking about my comfort level throughout the massage and Before we get started she asks If there are any places she needs to concentrate on that are tense. Miranda shows genuine concern for my well being and after her massage I Feel Fabulous!
by Amy on Sep 17
Thank you Miranda! I feel so much better and my shoulders are out of my ears : )
by Anonymous on Sep 13
It really doesn't get any better for deep tissue relief! Thank you Miranda!
by Tiffany on Sep 12
Miranda was amazing! Super friendly, very accommodating and incredibly skilled! I can't wait to go back!
by Anonymous on Sep 10
Excellent!
by Anonymous on Aug 30
Miranda was excellent! I often have this built up expectation when I get a massage and, in the past, have been disappointed. Miranda gave me exactly what I was hoping for. Her technique, her professionalism, everything about the massage was great. I've mentioned her to my friends and can't wait to go back.
by Anonymous on Aug 27
I have a very physical job and as a musician I use my body in ways that aren’t always appreciated by massage therapists. Miranda knows what instruments I play, how I move when I dance, what gear I carry and exactly where I need work. I rely on massage to keep me working and am so thankful to have found the exact right massage therapist for me!
by Emily on Aug 17
Miranda did a great job targeting the areas I was having issues with. She even found some tense spots I didn't realize I had! I would highly recommend her to anyone.
by Anonymous on Aug 13
Loved everything. Very soothing and relaxing
by Anonymous on Jul 27
Honestly one of the most relaxing hours of my life

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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