At The Massage Space we believe that just as we are multifaceted beings, wellness requires a multifaceted approach, one in which massage plays a vital role. True health is achieved when one is of sound mind, body, and spirit. We believe that mindfully applied massage is capable of addressing all three aspects, however the greatest results are seen when applied in combination with multiple wellness therapies.
Who is The Massage Space?
Christine Calkwood began her massage career after decades of teaching creative movement to preschoolers, leading fitness classes for people of all ages, and, most importantly to her, raising two sons.
A graduate of Tulane University in her native New Orleans, Christine went on to earn a certificate in therapeutic massage at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, with advanced studies in massage for the medically complex, sports massage, and trauma-informed practice. Her special interests include clients with chronic illness, anxiety & depression, and/or trauma backgrounds. Christine is also certified in massage for the childbearing year. Her goal with her work is to meet people where they are and help them live their lives to the fullest.
Outside of her massage career, Christine also enjoys fitness classes, spending time with family and friends, lakes, mountains, museums, and exploring.
Emily Skluzacek began her massage career after 10+ years in the medical field, 7 of those as a practicing phlebotomist. Her passion for the medical industry and a desire to help others lead her to enroll at Northwestern Health Sciences University and study clinical massage therapy. Emily has trained in reflexology, geriatric care, and massage for the medically complex. Her focus with each treatment is to reduce stress, relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain, and help clients achieve their goals and live their best lives.
Outside of her massage career, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and swimming and boating on the Minnesota lakes.
Kristen is an NCBTMB licensed massage therapist. She attended the Soma Institute for clinical massage therapy in Chicago, Illinois and has worked in a variety of settings. She began in rehab clinics, chiropractic offices, sporting events, and wellness centers.
In November 2016, Kristen opened The Massage Space. With a focus on postural restoration and pain relief, her goal with each treatment is to provide a comfortable environment with clear communication, an educated assessment, and soft tissue therapy tailored to the individual.
In her free time, Kristen loves spending time outdoors hiking, camping, biking and generally anything active. She also enjoys playing the piano and guitar, watching movies, and spending time with her family.