Colorful. Qualified. Calm.

 

Muggymoose has specialized in Thai Bodywork, Therapeutic Table Massage and Partner Yoga for fourteen years.  Other specialized therapies include:  Traditional Ashiatsu, Chi Nei Tsang, Myofascial Release and Ayurvedic Specialty Treatments.  Long standing, highly trained, we value the integrity of experience in all that we practice and teach.

Ready to schedule an appt now? Visit our Online Scheduler.

 


Classes & Workshops

We offer monthly classes and workshops in Thai Bodywork, Partner Yoga, Essential Oils, Restorative Yoga and Ayurveda.  Classes are workshop style, generally two or more hours in length.

View workshops and register

 
 
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Thai Bodywork

Healing through ancient modalities

Margaret is a Registered Thai Therapist with the Thai Healing Alliance. The first studio in the area to offer Thai Bodywork to the public. During these unique and intimate sessions, clients experience rhythmic massage, deep stretching, assisted Yoga poses, and acupressure along the Thai Meridians knowns as Sen Lines. Learn what to expect from a Thai Bodywork session

LUK PRA KOB is the Thai name for Hot Herbal Compress, a treatment used in conjunction with Thai Yoga Bodywork. Learn more about Luk Pra Kob, and incorporate this treatment into your next Thai Bodywork session. 

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Massage

experience relief with certified therapists

An integrative experience which adapts to a clients individual needs. May include deep tissue, sports massage, relaxation massage, AromaTouch, myofascial release, pregnancy massage, and swedish massage techniques.

We are committed to the health of the human body / mind / soul. 

 
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Traditional Ashiastu

ashi = foot / shiatsu = pressure

This Chinese bodywork assesses the tendinomuscular of the body (muscles, tissues, and bones). Using the feet to apply pressure, the therapist is able to access pain or ashi, being released to the surface, thus resolving long standing pain that contributes to dis-ease of the body. Using Chinese meridian mapping, each section of the body correlates to its form and functions.  

The client is fully clothed and bars are used overhead, to allow the therapist to properly distribute weight. It is an unforgettable, deeply healing experience.

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Chi Nei Tsang

releasing negative energy blockages

Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is an ancient form of abdominal massage from China.  We also blend in Thai techniques to train the internal organs to work more efficiently, improving physical and emotional health.  

The client is fully clothed with only the abdomen exposed and the therapist uses lotion to work deeply on the organs of the belly. 

 
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Muggymoose Studio

A chance to ground and to play

We offer monthly workshops, private one on one sessions and private group classes.

Our unique wellness workshops focus on Thai Bodywork and Partner Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Essential Oils and Ayurveda.  Learn more about Workshops and register here.

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Essential Oils

Therapeutic Quality essential Oils

The essential oils available at Muggymoose are of the highest quality available. They are gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been harvested by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

Experienced essential oil users immediately recognize the superior quality standard for naturally safe, purely effective therapeutic-grade essential oils.

Essential Oils are enjoyed during massage sessions, taught about in classes, and available for purchase at the studio or online. Inquire to learn more

 
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Ayurvedic Specialty Treatments

Margaret is trained in Ayurvedic Specialty Treatments, including Pada Abhyanga,  Shiro Abyhyanga and Ayurvedic Facial Massage.

This work, like Thai Bodywork, is ancient and deeply engrained in the culture of India.  Traditionally, the work was shared and passed down among families, making it a part of everyday life and well being.

Read more about these treatments here.  

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Ayurvedic Products & Consults

Margaret is trained as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist.  She offers Wellness consults that will teach you the basics of Ayurveda and offer you lifestyle suggestions for your specific constitution.

Muggymoose also sells many Ayurvedic products that can be used for daily Dinacharya ( daily practices ) including neti pots, Marma sticks, tongue scrapers, nasya oils and body oils.  

To learn more about Ayurveda and products click here [coming soon].  

Welcoming & Warm

 

Muggymoose has been dedicated to Thai Bodywork since 2004, the first studio in the Twin Ports to offer this ancient therapy.  Muggymoose is located in Canal Park in the DeWitt Seitz building.  The space is welcoming and warm with separate rooms for each type of treatment.  The treatments are high quality, personalized and therapeutic.  

 
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Margaret Harstad

Margaret Harstad, Massage Therapist Duluth MN

Margaret Harstad is the owner of Muggymoose Massage, and a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Thai Therapist. She works with clients to create sessions that benefit their specific needs.  Her specialty is Thai Bodywork, having been certified with the Thai Healing Alliance since 2008.  Her work also includes Therapeutic Table Massage, Yoga,  Partner Yoga, Chi Nei Tsang, Essential Oils and Ayurvedic Specialty Treatments. She travels often to her teachers in the United States and Thailand. This includes over 1,000 hours of training in Thai Massage, over 1,000 hours in traditional massage and 600 in Hatha, Restorative and Partner Yoga. 

Margaret completed training with Touchstone Healing Arts School of Massage in Vermont, 2003.  She studied Thai Bodywork with Pichest Boonthumme, Om Rinraya and “Na” of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Tanya Boigenzahn of Minneapolis and Bob Hadaad.  Additional Teachers / Centers Margaret has trained with are: yoga training with Yoga North of Duluth MN, Partner Yoga with Elysabeth Williamson of Santa Barbara CA, Ayurveda with Himalayan Institute of Honesdale PA, and Ayurveda with Indu Arora of Yog Sadhna.  Ayurvedic Essential Oils education has come through DoTerra of Salt Lake City UT.  

Prior to the field of massage, Margaret worked as an Elementary Art Teacher, graduating from the University of Vermont.  She also was a sailing and climbing guide for the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Naturalist for Hennepin Parks, and owned an Outdoor Food Company creating culinary delights for outdoor travel.   

She has lived in Duluth since 2004 with her husband, Hansi, and their son, Tae.  They enjoy involvement in the Duluth outdoors, including mountain biking, Nordic and Alpine skiing, running, canoeing, and more. Other joys include cooking, gardening, yoga, running her business, and spending time in nature.  She feels lucky and honored every day she comes to her studio to work with this amazing community. 

Margaret has certifications as a Certified Massage Therapist, a Registered Thai Therapist, a Principle Based Partner Yoga Teacher, an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and values the integrity of training and certification. She is registered in all the modalities she practices on clients.   

Margaret is available Monday through Friday.

 

Emily Ostos

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Emily is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of Lake Superior College, 2015. She has an adaptive touch specific to each individual's needs, and integrates the modalities of Myofascial Release, Swedish, and Deep Tissue techniques, with a creative & relaxing flow. She also offers Traditional Ashiatsu, using foot pressure and Chinese Meridian mapping to assess pain and the well-being of the body as a whole. She has trained with highly sought after healer, Rainbowfire PeiChing Lu, in Miami, FL. 

Emily is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, studying and receiving her 200 hour Hatha Yoga certification at the Sivananda Ashram of Netala, India in 2011. She teaches a slower, thoughtful style of vinyasa, that focuses on organic alignment, engagement, and breath. With over 1,300 hours of teaching experience, from hot yoga to yin, SUP yoga to Chakra workshops ~ her classes are sincere and unique. Her love and passion for holistic healing through movement and intention are apparent on both the mat and massage table.

Born in Venezuela and raised in Louisiana, Emily spent years chasing adventures and backpacking across the globe, after receiving a BFA from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. She found a home in Duluth, on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in 2008. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, cooking, creating art of any kind, singing, and playing outside with friends, loved ones, and her dog, Vera.

Emily is available Wednesday through Saturday.

 

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Erin Wasko

Erin has been doing bodywork every since she graduated from Lake Superior College in 2004. She spent a few years working at Eagles Nest in Duluth with Margaret, and then had the faith to open her own thriving practice in Solon Springs. She has very successfully been serving this community ever since.

Erin is an extremely sincere person, with a passion for travel. She grew up in Solon Springs and loves to kayak, hike, garden, ski and do yoga. She has travelled all over the world in places such as Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska and the Philippines.

She has received bodywork in lots of different corners of the world and is excited to start re-seeing clients in Duluth and reconnecting with our community.

Erin is available Mondays from 10 - 6.

 

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Madison Vinje

Madison is an energy healer from Minneapolis, MN. Her practice is the fruit of her personal healing journey which unfolded through means of energy work, nutrition, plant medicine, and experiences with North American and Peruvian Shamanism. She is a licensed esthetician trained with an Ayurvedic approach through the Aveda Institute Minneapolis and is a level 2 Reiki Practitioner.

In her work, Madison uses a variety of tools and modalities to help move energy through the subtle bodies of her clients. These include the use of essential oils, breath work, clapping, rattling, and the laying of crystals on the body depending on what she feels intuitively during the session. The combination of these elements give a unique multi sensory experience that can help the individual restore energetic flow and induce relaxation which she believes is key to higher levels of healing and awareness.

In her free time, Madison can usually be found doing yoga, hiking, camping, traveling, studying psychology, astrology and mythology, making art, or thrifting.

Madison is available one Sunday a month.

An Appointment for Calm

 

Visit our Online Scheduler to find a time that works for you. 

 
 
 

PRICES VARY DEPENDING ON THE SERVICE / TYPE OF APPOINTMENT.

VISIT THE ONLINE SCHEDULER TO VIEW ALL OF OUR RATES. 

 

Session Hours

Open seven days a week by appointment

Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm (once a month — inquire)

 

PAYMENT, GIFT CERTIFICATES, AND PACKAGES

Credit Cards, Cash or Checks accepted. City & State tax will be added at time of purchase. You are welcome to purchase a gift certificate.

PACKAGE PRICING: Purchase four or more sessions and receive 10% off.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Prior to scheduling, please note our cancellation policy:  

Cancellation Policy:  We maintain a 24 hour cancellation policy.  For appointments cancelled in less than 24 hours, you will be charged half your total fee of the session.  

For no-shows, the client will be held responsible for the full session amount. A no show is considered anyone later than 15 minutes.  If you are late to your session, please understand that we will not be able to give you the full time that you had booked. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Looking for Info on Classes? 

We teach classes on yoga and oils too. Visit the Classes page to sign up. Some of the classes are onsite at muggymoose, and others are through partner studios. Prices vary. 

 

Interested in Essential Oils?

Quality essential oils are available for purchase through our studio. Contact us to schedule a consultation, or attend a class

 
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Contact Us

For general inquiries, please email us through the form on this page. 

 

Scheduling

To schedule an appointment for services, please visit our Online Scheduler

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Margaret Harstad is a dedicated practitioner of Thai Bodywork. I am blessed to receive her work on a regular basis. I am convinced that Margaret's work with me has a very positive influence on my overall health and well being. 

After a session with Margaret I always have a sense of being relaxed, energized and very present to the world around me. In addition to being a highly skilled practitioner, Margaret is a fun and spirited person who brings kindness and compassion through her craft.      

~Frank D.

A Thai Body session, for me, is a very luxurious blend of assisted yoga and massage. I always leave feeling like everything is working better and in harmony. During a Thai body work session I am always amazed and surprised how Margaret finds and helps me become aware of where my body is holding tension. 

Oh, and always do at least a 90 minute session! If you do less you will regret it. A wonderful and beautiful way to honor your body, mind and spirit.

~Carol G.


I eagerly anticipate every Muggymoose Thai Yoga session for the benefits I feel in my muscles, joints, breathing, and mood while receiving -- and for days afterwards. 

Margaret seems to be able to tune in to what my body needs and focus on areas that need more attention without neglecting the rest of me.  I appreciate her taking the time to find out what has been happening and what is coming up with the rest of my life to further tailor Thai  yoga or massage, to support my lifestyle.

~Leslie S.

I did two bike intensity sessions the last two days with no pain!!!

NO PAIN!!!!!! ;) 

Margaret's hands are special and magical!!!!!!!! 

~Sara M.


I have been a regular client of Margaret’s for several years.  I can honestly say that she knows well her healing art and that she cares about it.  I have always felt cared for and respected as a client.  Margaret has always been sensitive to my aches and pains and very helpful in resolving them.  She is a peaceful person, and I have always appreciated that peace which has been very present during sessions with her.  

~Anonymous