Massage News - Articles of Interest

Don't Let Yard Work Become a Pain in Your Neck

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, May 03, 2017
The snow is finally gone, signaling that it’s time for Minnesotans to get outside and prep our yards for summer! However, yard work can be physically and mentally stressful. Ever suffered from neck and arm soreness after tilling your garden soil? Or low back achiness from bending over to plant and weed the garden? How about upper back pain from push-mowing your lawn? If springtime yard work ha  Read More >>

The Effects of Stress on Your Body

Rita Scholl - Tuesday, April 04, 2017
According to the American Institute of Stress (, studies have shown that an estimated 75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians stem from stress-related problems. This statistic might sound staggering or inaccurate. What we don’t realize is that stress is attributed to numerous health risks and conditions including: Hypertension   Read More >>

Slip and Fall Injuries: Alleviate Pain with Living Touch Massage in Bemidji

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, March 01, 2017
It happens to the best of us. You’re walking and suddenly you slip and fall on a hidden patch of ice. While March usually marks the beginning of spring thaw, we Minnesotans know that March can be just as icy and slippery as the rest of winter. If you’ve experienced a fall, chances are you bruised more than just your ego. Living Touch Massage in Bemidji can help you recover from injuries throug  Read More >>

Relieving Concussion: What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Rita Scholl - Monday, February 13, 2017
Let’s talk about your most important body organ: The Brain. Your brain is responsible for coordinating every movement or action your body makes. Your brain helps you breathe in and breathe out. Your brain helps you make decisions. Your brain helps you remember. But what do most people do when they experience a concussion? In our experience, most people simply ignore the symptoms, waiting   Read More >>

Make 2017 About YOU.

Rita Scholl - Thursday, January 05, 2017
Too often we find ourselves caught up in life's obstacles and stresses. It becomes gradually harder to find time for our own body and mind. We all understand that it’s important to schedule time for our health and wellness, but this often loses priority to daily tasks, work, chores at home, etc. Even when we find free time on our hands, it’s often difficult to put aside a budget for massa  Read More >>

Paul & the Future

Rita Scholl - Friday, December 09, 2016
At Living Touch Massage in Bemidji we tell people to “Come experience the difference” that therapeutic massage makes. Rita has used her own personal experiences to help her soar in her career. Early on she found that massage helped her cope with emotional events in her life and had the thought that if massage can make that big of a difference, then that’s a life worth looking into. T  Read More >>

2016 Holiday Specials are Here!

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Give the gift of health and happiness with Living Touch Massage Gift Certificates. Purchase these holiday specials between November 21 – December 23, 2016 Use them throughout the new year for yourself or give them as a gift! 2 - One-hour massages for $130 3 - One-hour massages for $192 Don’t forget about our other packages available year-round: 6 - One-hour massag  Read More >>

Living Touch Massage Philosophy

Rita Scholl - Friday, November 11, 2016
Massage Philosophy Our bodies are designed to be well. At Living Touch Massage in Bemidji, we make the difference with belief and education. Our goal is to get your nervous system and muscular system to work with each other, not against. Massage is very therapeutic and can eliminate recurring tension in your body. It can also help your well-being reduce stress and anxiety. Your body  Read More >>

Massage Techniques

Rita Scholl - Friday, October 14, 2016
Types of Massage Techniques We have many different types of specialities to help pinpoint and fix your pain including myofascial, deep tissue, prenatal, and more. MYOFASCIAL RELEASE The word myofascial refers to musculoskeletal pain syndromes and trigger points. Myofascial release involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to elimi  Read More >>

Educated and Experienced

Rita Scholl - Friday, September 09, 2016
Commitment to Excellence Did you know Minnesota is one of 12 states that allow self-taught massage therapists to claim themselves as professional massage therapists? Buyer Beware! Rita takes pride in being an educated massage therapist, maintaining certification with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork ( Fo  Read More >>

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Paul and Rita Scholl, married for 25 years

In Loving Memory of Paul Scholl

Paul was lost in a tragic hunting accident in November of 2014.
Though we have suffered from his premature death, his spirit remains with us.

"I would like to thank my pastors, Keith and Rachel Willard, of Real Life Christian Fellowship in Bemidji, Minnesota, and pastors Darrell and Marcia Todd of Word-N-Sound Ministries of Northern Minnesota. The love, help, prayer, and guidance they have given me, my children, and my family since the death of my husband, Paul, has made all the difference in our lives." - Rita