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Melanie Metz is the owner/ founder of Skyhaven Massage & Healing Arts. She has always been fascinated by the science of the human body, spirituality, and ancient healing practices. She values the importance of being heard, respected and honored as a sacred being. Melanie tunes into the needs of each client, while using her intuition, knowledge, and experience to provide a unique session with every visit. Whether your goal is to calm the nervous system, heal an old injury, release deep muscle adhesions, improve digestion, clear stagnant energy or simply find balance & relaxation, she will work with you to reach that goal.

 

After earning a B.S. degree in Biomedical Science & Chemistry, Melanie's personal healing path led her to the transformative world of Holistic Health, including Massage, Nutrition, and Spiritual practices for physical & emotional wellbeing. This journey helped her heal from debilitating digestive issues that Western Medicine was not able to diagnose or treat. On this path, Melanie followed an inner calling to apprentice with Elders Kimberly Hart & Selma Sroka in the teachings of Ancient Native American & Maya Healing traditions. She also became certified as a Reiki Master, learned from other Shamanic teachers, and studied hands-on energy healing with Echo Bodine.

Melanie graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Western Therapeutic Massage and Eastern Shiatsu Therapy from CenterPoint Massage School and started her practice in 2017. She continued studies in H.A.R.T. Method Maya Abdominal Therapy, Myofascial Techniques, Cupping, CranioSacral and Visceral Manipulation. Melanie quickly gained a reputation for her effective deep tissue work, and was honored to provide therapeutic massage for NFL professionals early in her career. Previous to becoming a massage therapist, Melanie enjoyed working as a chemist, storm chaser, corporate training manage, 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

Freya Hughes (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 has also completed training in CranioSacral therapy and Reiki, which she can integrate into a 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.

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Mari Schneider studied at Aveda where she learned Swedish, deep tissue techniques, prenatal and lymphatic drainage massage, along with other important tools of the trade. She has valuable experience working with a wide variety of clients and special needs, including working with injuries and professional athletes. During a session, she strives to provide a personalized experience to help relieve stress, reduce pain and enhance overall wellness. It is important for Mari to promote a safe space that nurtures the healing process for every client. 

Mari has a passion for travel, cooking, dancing, gardening and anything that gets her outside and moving. Before becoming a massage therapist, Mari was living a nomadic lifestyle, working seasonal jobs in national parks while travelling overseas in the winter. She has taught English in Japan and also lived in Australia for 2 years. 

After many adventurous years, Mari decided to return back to her roots in Minnesota and become grounded with massage and bodywork, something she has always felt passionate about. As a massage therapist, she now enjoys the challenge and adventure that each new client brings to the table. Mari is excited to continue learning new modalities that will best suit the goals of each individual. Clients comment that she is very grounded, skilled, and tuned it to exactly what they need. 

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