Stevie Ersland CMT, NCTM, CIMT, CPMT
I am a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage (NCTM), Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT), and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT). Besides owning You Knead Therapy, I also teach massage therapy at Minnesota School of Business in Rochester, Minnesota.
How I got started...
Growing up I never imagined myself as a massage therapist. My career actually fell into my lap. When Minnesota School of Business was still being built I met with a school representative in a trailer in the school's parking lot. My representative helped me sign up for a couple of classes (Anatomy & Physiology and one hands-on technique class). After the first night of my hands on massage class I was in love. I knew from that moment forward this was what I wanted to do. Before I graduated I started working at a chiropractic clinic in Rochester, MN. There I provided clients with deep tissue and therapeutic massage as well as some stretching.
After working at the chiropractic office for 2 years I was offered a great opportunity at Minnesota School of Business Rochester campus. My past instructor/mentor kept me in mind for the position and thought I would be great at it. Needless to say, I got the job and have loved it ever since. Teaching massage has definitely helped me hone in on my skills as a therapist as well as learn new modalities to teach my students.