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About Melanie

Melanie is the owner/ founder of Skyhaven Massage & Healing Arts. Deep within her soul, she has always been fascinated by the human body, spirituality and the ancient healing practices.  After earning a B.S. degree in Biomedical Science many years ago, her personal healing path eventually led her into the world of Holistic Health. 


Through her own healing journey, Melanie discovered the transformational power of massage, bodywork and proper nutrition, as well as spiritual and energy healing modalities.  Before taking on massage school, she followed an inner calling to study Traditional Indigenous Healing with Kimberly Hart & Selma Sroka, and Shamanic healing methods with Jorge Villanueva Castillo.  She also had the honor to learn from several other spiritual teachers, including Echo Bodine.

Melanie studied Western Therapeutic Massage and Eastern Shiatsu Therapy at CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School in Minneapolis and launched her own practice in 2017. She continued studies in Maya Abdominal Therapy, Myofascial Techniques, Cupping, CranioSacral and Visceral Manipulation. Melanie also worked for Halo Healing Therapies, where she gained valuable experience providing athletic performance massage for professional athletes, including active NFL professionals.  

Previous to becoming a massage therapist, Melanie enjoyed working as a chemist, storm chaser, adult foster care provider and photographer.  

“I am so grateful to be building a team of caring, holistic practitioners at Skyhaven Massage & Healing Arts, where together we create space for balance, healing and growth.”  - Melanie

My Philosophy - Melanie

While I have had many wise teachers over the years, I want to share three lessons that really helped change me at a soul level and bring about deep healing. They may sounds simple, but they can be truly transforming!

-  Be gentle with yourself.

-  Listen to your body, it speaks volumes.

-  Live by the "52 Percent Rule". Spend 52 percent of your energy on self-care. By caring for and healing ourselves, we heal others and the planet.

On my own path, I have found that healing is a continuous journey.  Sometimes every day can feel like a challenge. I have learned the importance of slowing down and finding balance. 

I hope to share what I have learned, and continue to learn, to help empower others on their journeys to find better balance and greater health. 

From my Heart to Yours,


About Freya

Freya (she/her) is often described by friends as an intuitive, caring, creative free spirit. She is a graduate of the East/West program at CenterPoint Massage and Therapy, where she trained in Advanced Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point, Swedish Relaxation, and Shiatsu.


Freya specializes in stress relief, hot stone massage, cupping, Gua Sha, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Prenatal Techniques. She is currently finishing up training in CranioSacral and Reiki to integrate into session for greater balance and relaxation. 


Freya creates a nurturing and judgment-free space so her clients can relax and reconnect with their body’s needs. Over the years she has gained valuable experience at Halo Healing Therapies, treating sports teams at the University of Minnesota, and at Avivage Massage, specializing in overall wellness.

Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Freya owned a Children’s Entertainment Company and taught Art and Science classes at elementary schools. When not doing bodywork, she enjoys adventuring in nature, supporting music and art, listening to podcasts, winning sweepstakes, and continuing to create and learn new things!

Freya also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language from the University of Minnesota, where she had the amazing opportunity to study in France for 6 months.

What Clients Say about Freya

"Freya’s massage techniques really go above and beyond! She excels at isolating problem areas and working with skilled focus, using deep tissue and other therapeutic massage styles. She is versatile and really understands the body, knowing how to apply just the right pressure for what you need. She is light hearted and has a healing presence that will make you feel safe and well cared for."

- Eugine

Melanie's Education
A.A.S. Degree in East West Therapeutic Bodywork

CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy, 2018

B.S. Degree Biomedical Science & Chemistry

Saint Cloud State University, 1998

H.A.R.T. Method - Beyond Maya Abdominal Therapy Certification

Adagio Holistic Therapies, LLC, Kimberly S. Hart, 2018

Connective Tissue Therapy Certification

CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy, March 2018

Cupping, Moxibustion and Gua Sha Level I

Adagio Holistic Therapies, Kimberly S. Hart, 2016

Fundamentals of Traditional Healing 9 Month Program

Kimberly Hart and Selma Sroka, 2016

Traditional Medicine Without Borders, C.E. Class

University of New Mexico

Reiki Practitioner I, II, III & Master Level Certification

Quantum Heart Reiki School, Dawn Marian

Hands-On Energy Healing, Basic & Advanced

Echo Lee Bodine

Ordained Minister Certification

CranioSacral Certification

CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy, Dec 2017

Freya's Education
A.A.S. Degree in East West Therapeutic Bodywork

CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy, 2018

B.A. Degree French Language

University of Minnesota, 1990

Spa Techniques Certification

CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy, March 2018

Reiki Practitioner I, & II Certification

Healing Hands Energy Work

Hands-On Energy Healing, Basic & Advanced

Healing Hands Energy Work

Reiki Practitioner III & Master Level

Usui Reiki Training

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