Margaret Harstad and Emily Ostos, massage therapists
 

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.