Tanya Asklund


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  • Massage, IA #04009


  • La James International College & Day Spa


Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Mobile Integrated Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage

Tanya Asklund

Massage is the study of anatomy in braille.

I graduated from massage therapy school in 2005.  I have worked at home for 4 years, in a day spa for 6 months and at McColley Chiropractic for the last 5 years.  I took a year off of massage therapy this last year, and found that I miss it so much that I have to come back!  Massage Therapy is my passion, I love the people and being able to help them learn about what causes their pain and also help relieve that pain.  I continue to broaden my scope with continuing education classes.  As a suf... more


Massage, IA # 04009



La James International College & Day Spa
Massage Therapy


Notable Experiences

I have done extensive home study in the area of Acupressure, especially when dealing with headaches.
Deep Tissue
I work with Deep Tissue therapy and have studied both on the job and in school so that I can work deep without the added pain.
Myofascial Release
I have taken several coursed on Myofascial Release in Des Moines and in Minneapolis.
I am a certified reflexologist.
Hot Stone Massage
I learned Hot Stone Massage while in school, I have added my own differences to give a completely relaxing experience while using both my hands and the stones to do massage.
Sports Massage
I have worked with many sports people, including runners, swimmers, bicyclists, and with people who just enjoy working out. I worked with the RAGBRAI team for 3 years.
I learned swedish massage in school.
I learned pregnancy massage while in school, and also have taken continuing education classes on pregnancy massage and infant massage, you are in good hands!
I have studied Aromatherapy on my own, and believe in the healing benefits of both the topical application of essential oils and the aromatic diffusing of essential oils. I am also an independant distributor of Young Living Essential Oils.
by Anonymous on Jan 12
It was awesome your skills are amazing. I was pretty talkative that day, so it was great to visit, but I know some days I will want just quite during my massage.
by Katie C. on Dec 28
I was a little unsure how massages worked and Tanya made me feel so comfortable! My back was honestly killing me and I woke up today feeling so much better. She had the best pressure and removed all the knots in my back and upper neck! I am a whole new person!
by Pat M. on Dec 21
This place is the best,I always feel great after the massage. Tanya gets rid of the aches and pains and i'm able to get a good nights sleep instead of waking up in the middle of the night with shoulder pain.
by Teresa T. on Nov 21
Very skilled in massage. I am comfortable with her.
by Arlene H. on Aug 30
Friendly. Listens to client well.
by Heidi N. on Aug 25
See above comments.
by Roger W. on Aug 16
Tanya was awesome!! I wish I had went in sonner wont wait as long the next time!!
by Gloria N. on Jul 20
I'm definitely coming back! Tanya did a great job and gave good advice.
by sara c. on Jun 13
Tanya did a great job-perfect pressure!
by Anonymous on Jun 10
Tanya explained everything she was going to do.
by Lynn J. on May 25
Great massage - I felt good next day, a little sore, but not much looking forward to my next one.
by Anonymous on Apr 22
Made sure I was informed about after massage information
by Anonymous on Apr 16
Very relaxing & professional experience. I highly recommend Tanya.
by Anonymous on Feb 29
Very concerned about my well being.
by Katie H. on Feb 10
She is awesome
by Abby C. on Jan 25
Tanya is knowledgeable, compassionate and seriously does an amazing job! I always feel great after she turns my pillars of stone back into living flesh.
by Erika C. on Nov 13
Tanya is a very professional massage therapist with amazing skills and is always able to take care of me when I need.
by Anonymous on Oct 07
by Joe K. on Jul 16
The stretches at the beginning felt great. Really worked hard on the area that needed attention. It felt great.
by Chrissy L. on Jun 19
Thanks SO much for walking this newbie through it all. Tanya is so awesome and the massage was FAB! Thanks again.
by Jamie B. on Jun 12
One of the best massages I have ever gotten!!! I don't like fluffy massages, I want to know I have been worked on. I drive an hour one way for this massage and it is well worth it! Tanya is very knowledgeable in what she does, I'm very glad we have found her and Jen both.
by Tien N. on Jun 04
Truly one of the best massage I've ever had!!
by Anonymous on May 29
by Molly A. on May 21
You're awesome Tanya!! Looking forward to the next one!
by Melissa G. on May 18
Will def return and refer people to clinic!!!
by Lisa M. on May 09
I would recommend to anyone. Tanya was awesome! She was very professional and I felt pampered.
by Ken B. on Apr 03
Very skilled.
by Anonymous on Feb 14
Not talk as much during massage
by Dawn D. on Jan 02
Tanya is awesome! She's not my usual therapist but I would recommend her in a heartbeat. She's very professional, caring and has chosen the perfect profession for her personality!
by Glenda B. on Oct 29
Thank you