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Lumi Wellness

Hi! I'm Julie Manninen. You may have seen me helping out in the Lamb Shoppe this past year. I'm new to the Wellness Center but no stranger to massage - I was lucky to grow up with a grandma who was a gifted massage therapist. I began pursuing education in bodywork 14 years ago with myofascial release (MFR) and craniosacral (CST) after experiencing profound benefits following injury and illness. I practiced informally on and off until recently, when I made the decision to professionally pursue the healing arts. In May, I graduated from Ridgewater with a diploma in massage therapy and also became a holistic abdominal therapist.


My mission at Lumi Wellness is to collaborate with clients in a compassionate, judgement-free zone to help facilitate a reduction in pain and stress and improved sense of well-being. 

The techniques:

Holistic Abdominal Therapy is a form of non-invasive bodywork with origins in ancient massage techniques, including the Arvigo techniques of abdominal massage from the Maya people. Holistic Abdominal Therapy, created by Michelle Hansen here in Minnesota, blends abdominal massage with gentle visceral manipulation and Chi Nei Tsang. 


These approaches have been used externally over the pelvis and abdomen to help with congestion and stagnation, support proper positioning of the uterus and improve circulation and lymphatic flow. Benefits traditionally reported include reduced or alleviated menstrual pain, enhanced fertility and improved reproductive health and digestion. Sacral, hip and leg work and castor oil packs are included in this bodywork, as is self-care education with the initial intake appointment. 


Integrative Therapeutic Massage: Swedish massage for problem areas with a blend of any of these techniques depending on client session goals:

  • Myofascial Release (MFR)

  • Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

  • Emmett Technique

  • Hot stones


Relaxation Massage: Swedish massage with slow, gentle flow focused on relaxation, well-being and stress reduction.

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Schedule Your Next Appointment Today!

Lumi Wellness hours at The Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center:

  • Mondays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Thursdays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please email or call/text 320-583-1120 to schedule. 
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