About Us

Richard Chandler, MA & Bonnett Chandler, MA

We are in our 24th year of full time practice, specializing in massage therapy and bodywork. We endeavor to treat you extremely well, because this is how we wish to be treated when others serve us. At your request, we include high-quality music of your choice, infrared heat, hot stone therapy (no additional cost), and all of the comforts we have available for your massage therapy session.

Throughout your session we will check in with you to make sure you are comfortable, relaxed and experiencing the benefits of the work through release of pain or tension.  The theory behind much of what we do is based on natural healthcare, Polarity Therapy & Acupressure theory and practice, which work with your body, both as an energy system and a physical system.

This approach helps you to restore balance & bring about more optimal health. The therapies listed below excel in relieving painful conditions including headaches, neck, shoulder, upper, mid and low-back pain and tension.  They help boost your immune system to relieve chronic fatigue, respiratory and sinus difficulties.  Pain, tension and anxiety, which are contributed to by overwhelming stress or past trauma, are also helped.

We will describe the therapies recommended for your health concerns and obtain your permission prior to doing any therapy. Therapies that we may use in your session might include: Therapeutic Massage, Energy-based Bodywork, Acupressure, Polarity Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu, Foot Shiatsu, Tui-na Massage, Thai Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Reiki, Moxabustion Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Trauma Release Therapy, Diapulse Therapy, Infrared heat, Yoga & Chi Gong based exercises as well as Nutritional Supplement, Food, Herbal, Lifestyle, Health & Wellness Counseling.

Richard Chandler’s certifications and 1,973 hours of training include:

  • Masters Degree in Adlerian Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • 615 hours of certified training, through the Polarity Training Institute, began in 1994 and competed in 1998. Designation from the International Polarity Education Alliance is PTP – Polarity Therapy Professional
  • Certified Acupressurist.  [CA].  374 hours from The Acupressure Institute of Berkeley, CA from 1992–1995.Yoga Teacher Training, which includes approximately 296 hours of training in the Hatha Yoga styles of Ashtanga or Power Yoga, Polarity Yoga and Acu-Yoga as well as 236 hours of Shambhala Training in mindfulness meditation.
  • Continuing Education in Polarity Therapy, Oriental healthcare & 203 hours. Herbal, nutritional supplement, natural therapies assessment and treatment & wellness training – 58 hours. Midwest Institute of Herbal Studies – 80 hours. Reiki Training, 27 hours, Alexander Technique, 79 hours, 5 hours on Traditional Asian bodywork training

Bonnett Chandler’s 504 certified hours of training include:

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  • Masters Degree in Adlerian Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Midwest Institute of Herbal Studies program. Completed 80 hours in Herbal History, Assessment & Herbal Therapeutic Skills.
  • Herbal, nutritional supplement, natural therapies assessment and treatment & wellness training – 57.5 hours
  • 236 hours of Shambhala Training in mindfulness meditation.Reiki Training, 27 hours. CPR & First Aid Certified – certification and yearly re-certification, 84 hours. Minnesota certified medication-training courses, St. Cloud Vocational College & Dungarvin Inc. – 72 hours.  
  • 20+ years of study and research on nutritional supplements, food, herbal, lifestyle and 35 years of mental health counseling for mentally ill and developmentally disabled clients in residential facilities·

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*   We Welcome & Affirm LGBT Clients.

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