COVID-19 Update

Per the recommendation of the MN Department of Health, we will be closed from now – June 1st. 

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Pain and Tension didn’t take a break!

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Vanessa HietalaCranioSacral Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, and Pregnancy Massage

CranioSacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, and Pregnancy Massage Monday, Wednesday, Friday, select Saturdays Call us to schedule with Vanessa, 218-263-1501

Vanessa Hietala, LMT, Advanced Pain and Stress Relief Therapist

Vanessa Hietala, is known for her combination of relaxation and therapeutic massages. Her greatest joy is being able to have someone walk in tight and stressed and float out of the massage room, happy again.

Vanessa believes in a holistic view of life – with proper tools and care the body is able to heal itself from almost anything. This belief has led her to gardening in her spare time.



Vanessa graduated from Lake Superior College’s massage therapy program in 2011, with 624 hours of specialized training. During her college career, she learned a variety of modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Pregnancy Massage. Vanessa has taken over a hundred hours of continuing education to enhance her client’s sessions.

In 2018, she attended the World Massage Festival with her fellow massage therapists at Ohana Therapeutic Massage. She was excited to take 24 hours of CEUs in the following topics: Craniosacral Therapy, WASE- Native American Stone Facial Massage, and Sphere Therapeautrix Sports Performance and Medical Bodywork Therapy – Hips, Legs and Feet

Vanessa is currently taking training to become certified in CranioSacral Therapy! So far, Vanessa has taken CranioSacral Therapy 1, CranioSacral Therapy 2, CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics and SomatoEmotional Release 1. While she is refining her technique, we invite you to try some Craniosacral Therapy during your next massage therapy session. Just ask Vanessa during your intake process!


Vanessa is proficient at Relaxation Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Sphere Therapeutix, Hot Stone Massage and Therapeutic Massage. She joined the team at Ohana Therapeutic Massage in February 2014. After taking some time off work to focus on being a wonderful mother, Vanessa is excited to come back to work at Ohana Therapeutic Massage to help people find pain and stress relief.

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