About Us

MKB Massage is staffed by Melissa Bauer as the owner and sole Massage Therapist.  Melissa is an enthusiastic, caring Massage Therapist focused on accomplishing goals of health and wellness with her clients.    For her, touch has power.  In the form of massage, touch is useful to relieve aches, pains and other discomforts.  Relief from issues has a ripple effect for a client;  meaning that someone then has time to be out living instead of suffering and just getting through life.

Melissa earned an Associate Degree in Massage Therapy from Minnesota School of Business in 2011.  As part of that program, she received training in Swedish, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Thai, Sports, Lymphatic Drainage and CranioSacral modalities with some additional training in Energy Work, Pregnancy and S...
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MKB Massage

1017 Helmo Ave N

Oakdale , MN 55128 map it

(612) 257-1094

License: #1718MT01

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Absolutely without a doubt the best therapeutic healing experience of my life. I am a man who doesn’t like to be touched & have spent my entire adult life serving in law enforcement & military without ever having one massage. Melissa truly made her room the most peaceful, ambience filled safe place I’ve ever seen. She is a master at her craft of massage & pressure relief but that’s not enough.... she’s also just a tremendously awesome human being and truly great person. I can not recommend Melissa Bauer enough and I will be a loyal lifelong customer as long as she’s in business. 5 out of 5 stars , I’m also not a very wealthy man and she charges a super reasonable price. I felt I got more then my money’s worth but please remember to tip her because she deserves any bonus we can give her. Thank you, Jon Witucki

    Came in with a headache for a 30 min massage because that's all that was available, and even with that, I left headache free!

  • Having recently injured my back, I was in need of a good therapist. Melissa was informative and professional. She was able to address all my concerns, and clearly explained her technique. By the first visit I was walking straight again; by the second visit (a week later) all the shooting pain down my legs had gone. Because of her knowledge and expertise in what she does, I was able to return to "full swing" two weeks later. I would easily recommend her to those I know (and have already done so) because she is personable, compassionate, knowledgeable in her field and possesses a high degree of skill in the areas of massage and healing therapy.

    Melissa is the best massage therapist I’ve ever met. She is very in tune with what your body needs needs and has a vast knowledge of a variety of massage techniques that really help get to the root of your pain. I love how I feel after each visit. I’ve been to a lot of massage places, but never found a true therapist...until her. She’s wonderful!

  • Got relief in my neck. Time was too short to make full evaulation.

    I don't know why we convince ourselves to wait for a massage. Everything was great! As someone with multiple back and hip issues I felt comfortable in the environment right away. Don't think of visiting as a treat but something your body needs!

  • She was so knowledgeable and is giving me New direction on my healing process. I feel safe with her touch.

    Everything as usual

  • Relaxing environment and very professional staff.

    I have had many massage before, the only thing I would like to see would be some sort of hydration offer to the client after the massage. Most places off some sort . It is very important to drink lots of fluids after a massage treatment. Other wise very excellent.

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Melissa B.

License: MN #City of Oakdale - 1718MT01

50 Verified Reviews

Massage

$35
30min
$45
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$60
60min
$70
75min
$80
90min
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Stretching Session

$20
15min
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by Jon on Nov 07
Absolutely without a doubt the best therapeutic healing experience of my life. I am a man who doesn’t like to be touched & have spent my entire adult life serving in law enforcement & military without ever having one massage. Melissa truly made her room the most peaceful, ambience filled safe place I’ve ever seen. She is a master at her craft of massage & pressure relief but that’s not enough.... she’s also just a tremendously awesome human being and truly great person. I can not recommend Melissa Bauer enough and I will be a loyal lifelong customer as long as she’s in business. 5 out of 5 stars , I’m also not a very wealthy man and she charges a super reasonable price. I felt I got more then my money’s worth but please remember to tip her because she deserves any bonus we can give her. Thank you, Jon Witucki
by Anonymous on Oct 31
Amazing at what she does. Finds problem spots and gets through them in the time allowed.
by Rudy on Oct 31
Melissa shares work space with Debra Jensen (an equally qualified massage therapist). They have an inviting space with a bright sitting room, full facilities, and quiet rooms warmly decorated in which they do their work. Melissa has a professional and warm manner, taking the time to answer any questions, and making every effort to communicate her treatment. As I said above, I would highly recommend her to anyone. Good work! Thank you!
by Jenna on Oct 09
Melissa is the best massage therapist I’ve ever met. She is very in tune with what your body needs needs and has a vast knowledge of a variety of massage techniques that really help get to the root of your pain. I love how I feel after each visit. I’ve been to a lot of massage places, but never found a true therapist...until her. She’s wonderful!
by Anonymous on Sep 14
Too short of time.
by Shawn on Aug 10
Melissa was very professional and courteous. I never felt judged or talked down to or misunderstood. She was clear in her findings and concise in offering further advice. She is also quite funny!
by Pam on Jul 19
Can't wait until I see her again
by Kari on Jul 13
Always come away with long term improvement
by Connie on Jun 28
Excellent listener and felt like she was able to understand my injury and goals to trying to heal.
by Ed on Jun 24
See comments above.

Average Rating:

4.92 (Based on 50 Reviews)

98 %

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by Jon on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
Absolutely without a doubt the best therapeutic healing experience of my life. I am a man who doesn’t like to be touched & have spent my entire adult life serving in law enforcement & military without ever having one massage. Melissa truly made her room the most peaceful, ambience filled safe place I’ve ever seen. She is a master at her craft of massage & pressure relief but that’s not enough.... she’s also just a tremendously awesome human being and truly great person. I can not recommend Melissa Bauer enough and I will be a loyal lifelong customer as long as she’s in business. 5 out of 5 stars , I’m also not a very wealthy man and she charges a super reasonable price. I felt I got more then my money’s worth but please remember to tip her because she deserves any bonus we can give her. Thank you, Jon Witucki
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
Came in with a headache for a 30 min massage because that's all that was available, and even with that, I left headache free!
by Rudy on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
Having recently injured my back, I was in need of a good therapist. Melissa was informative and professional. She was able to address all my concerns, and clearly explained her technique. By the first visit I was walking straight again; by the second visit (a week later) all the shooting pain down my legs had gone. Because of her knowledge and expertise in what she does, I was able to return to "full swing" two weeks later. I would easily recommend her to those I know (and have already done so) because she is personable, compassionate, knowledgeable in her field and possesses a high degree of skill in the areas of massage and healing therapy.
by Jenna on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
Melissa is the best massage therapist I’ve ever met. She is very in tune with what your body needs needs and has a vast knowledge of a variety of massage techniques that really help get to the root of your pain. I love how I feel after each visit. I’ve been to a lot of massage places, but never found a true therapist...until her. She’s wonderful!
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
Got relief in my neck. Time was too short to make full evaulation.
by Shawn on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
I don't know why we convince ourselves to wait for a massage. Everything was great! As someone with multiple back and hip issues I felt comfortable in the environment right away. Don't think of visiting as a treat but something your body needs!
by Pam on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
She was so knowledgeable and is giving me New direction on my healing process. I feel safe with her touch.
by Kari on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
Everything as usual
by Connie on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
Relaxing environment and very professional staff.
by Ed on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Massage with Melissa B.
I have had many massage before, the only thing I would like to see would be some sort of hydration offer to the client after the massage. Most places off some sort . It is very important to drink lots of fluids after a massage treatment. Other wise very excellent.
by Faith on Jun 2018
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Melissa is great at identifying not only the issues that need attention, but the root cause.
by Kevin on May 2018
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Very clear and concise on expectations and addressing problem areas
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
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As always, I enjoyed my deep tissue massage.
by Kathy on Feb 2018
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The waiting room is quite nice and the ambiance in the room is perfect. I love the nice warm table.
by Celeste on Jan 2018
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I liked it all! The ambiance is extremely nice!
by Kathy on Jan 2018
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Melissa knows her stuff. Very caring too!
by Anonymous on Nov 2017
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Melissa is great at working the areas that need attention
by Anonymous on Nov 2017
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An excellent massage and a convenient location for easy commuting
by Jackie on Nov 2017
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Never experienced a massage like this..enjoyed the therapeutic piece. Would only suggest less verbal communication unless necessary for information. Thanks.
by Mike on Oct 2017
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Great therapeutic massage! Melissa was very knowledgeable and was able to work on key stress areas to loosen them up without causing any discomfort. I would recommend coming here if you like quality massages!
by Anonymous on Oct 2017
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I always see results! Even after the first session!
by Bernadette on Oct 2017
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nothing I disliked, very informative
by Andrea on Oct 2017
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It felt great Melissa! Next time I will request more time working on my back because that felt so incredibly relaxing!
by Linda on Sep 2017
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Melissa was very thorough in explaining what she was doing and why. Gave great tips to improve my condition to reduce further pain.Very knowledgeable about the human body and how it works together for optimal performance.
by Anonymous on Sep 2017
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Love how she listened to my aches and pains and adjusted my message accordingly. I feel very comfortable with her and will keep booking appointments.
by Melissa on Sep 2017
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Melissa is amazing and gave me a very deep tissue massage on my neck and shoulders which have been problem areas for years. I have never had such a deep treatment and felt like she was getting at the root of my problem. She also explained a lot as she was going along and answered many questions. I will definitely be back!
by Renee on Sep 2017
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Melissa is very through and effective. She learns what each individual needs and how their body responds and adapts her massage to you. I will be going to her for a very long time.
by Joyce on Sep 2017
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It was my first experience with Melissa. I enjoyed the massage and look forward to getting another one.
by Jane on Aug 2017
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Melissa really knows what she is doing and even after only one time I am feeling much better/less pain than before
by Sherry on Aug 2017
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Melissa listened to my concerns regarding extreme muscle tension and she customized my massage. It was extremely targeted to those areas of most discomfort. She was able to pinpoint each area precisely. I have not felt this much muscle tension relief in years, in fact, I am not certain if I ever really knew what it was like not to have my upper back and rib cage so tight and painful. I was exhausted when I arrived home and slept very sound! I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone struggling with chronic neck and back pain. Melissa is a pro with her muscle anatomy and knows exactly what she is doing! Thanks Melissa!
by Geri on Jul 2017
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EVERYTHING!!!!!! So grateful to you for your "blessed hands" and kind words. I appreciate you so much. I have to have my appointment changed to Tuesday July 25th as I have those doctor appointments on Wednesday. Just let me know the time that is available. Thank you, Geri

Business response:

Geri, Thank you very much for your kind words! I'll follow up with you outside of these Reviews to get your appointment moved. :) Thank you! Melissa

by Michele on Jun 2017
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Thank you Melissa for taking time to come in and help me with everything that you did. I appreciate everything you went out of your way to do for me. Everything was just perfect and so relaxing. I am very much looking forward to coming in this next week for another massage. Again, thank you for everything!
by Linda on Jun 2017
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I liked the knowledge Melissa shared with me during my massage.
by Josh on Jun 2017
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She is amazing and very knowledgeable. If you have an injury or something you are rehabbing she is great in helping with that too. Amazing experience I would highly recommend her.
by Dagny on Apr 2017
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Easy rapport; intuitively found my trouble spots. Best massage ever (and my love for my last massage therapist was true)! I really loved the birch tree wallpaper. Yay!
by Mary on Apr 2017
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Caring and concerned how I was feeling. She helped work tender areas that had an injury
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
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what a pleasant experince. I have been feeling so much better, leg pain going up stairs is gone. Like your co-worker I too slept so much better. You have million dollar hands. Hope you have them insured! I'll call soon for a return visit. Thank you melisssa.
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
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Melissa always does a great job at loosening up tight muscles to help me relax and feel better in my body. I would highly recommend her!
by Kevin on Mar 2017
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The treatment was very thorough. It was a 90 min session. She worked the full body. She concentrated on my sore areas (back and legs). She also incorporated movement and stretching into the treatment. After a few days I could feel the difference in my back and I walked faster and smoother.
by Tony on Feb 2017
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I truly enjoyed my treatment and Melissa was very professional and extremely knowledgeable with all aspects of the workings of the muscle in the body
by Teri on Jan 2017
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I just had my first massage from Melissa. Her technique and knowledge to provide muscular relief was perfect for me. She is extremely dedicated to helping solve aches & pains with her expert massage skills. I gave her a perfect score in all categories.
by Lester on Jan 2017
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My shoulder feels better already! I will be getting another appointment soon. I would recommend Melissa!
by Kari on Jan 2017
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Always excellent treatment and results; plus great advice!
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
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I am feeling SO much better after my series of massages and chiropractic treatments the last couple of weeks. One works so much better with the other!!
by Anonymous on Dec 2016
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Melissa not only gave me a great massage but she also told me about what she was feeling in my muscles. She explained to me what may be some of the causes for the knots and tightness and told me about stretches and other ways that I can help relieve some of the tightness myself. She is very knowledgeable. She is also very upbeat and a genuinely nice person. I would recommend her to all of my friends.
by Mary Jo on Oct 2016
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All of it . Wonderful experience
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Professional, accommodating, knowledgeable. You're literally in good hands with MKB.
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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I see Melissa every 2-3 weeks and have for 2.5 years. I started seeing her for issues from a fall that affected my shoulder/chest muscles--after my Doctor couldn't find anything wrong even though I was in a lot of pain. During my first appointment Melissa said I had torn muscles in my shoulder and chest. Within 2-3 massage treatments I was healing and feeling so much better. Melissa has magical hands!!
by Megan on Sep 2016
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Amazing, thank you!
by Renee on Sep 2016
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Melissa is amazing
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MKB Massage

1017 Helmo Ave N

Oakdale , MN 55128 map it

Phone: (612) 257-1094

License: #1718MT01