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Don't Let Holiday Prep Stress You Out

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
This time of year we are reminded of our bountiful blessings as we prepare to celebrate the holidays, gathered near those who are dear to us. However, between shopping for gifts, writing and mailing holiday cards, decorating, and traveling to visit family, anxieties can creep in. Many people experience emotional pain this time of year, missing dearly departed loved ones or from strained famili  Read More >>

Five Reasons To Get A Winter Massage

Rita Scholl - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Winter weather affects our body in more ways than one; and the effects are more evident in Northern Minnesota where short days, gray skies, and bitter cold temperatures can keep us cooped up for months. Massage therapy can help fight off negative effects that cold weather brings to your body: 1. WINTER BLUES (S.A.D.) We need to take care of our emotional and psychological wellness in order  Read More >>

Massage Therapy Can Improve Posture

Rita Scholl - Thursday, September 14, 2017
The end of summer can be a bummer. Students and educators go back to school after a long, lazy summer break. Many people drag themselves back to work after a luxurious Labor Day weekend vacation. Making matters worse are the headaches, neck pain and back pain attributed to postural strain at work or school. Postural strain occurs from sitting for prolonged periods with poor body posture, slump  Read More >>

Therapeutic Massage For Sports Injury

Rita Scholl - Monday, August 14, 2017
At Living Touch Massage, we see a steady flow of athletes who suffer from sports injuries. In most occasions, the injuries are minor, but the highly competitive nature of athletics, especially at the high school and collegiate levels, athletes are pushed to perform without a chance to recover fully. As a result, minor injuries inhibit performance and can turn into a much more serious injury. B  Read More >>

Don't Let Your Back Take The Fall For Summer Water Activities

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, July 05, 2017
If you’re a Minnesotan, it’s likely that you spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer. While there are plenty of winter outdoor recreational activities, people generally spend less time outdoors in the winter, and unfortunately we tend to see an increase in lethargy. When sunny, warm summer days arrive, people come out of the woodwork and flock to the lake for some much needed vitamin D and   Read More >>

Alleviating Allergy Symptoms

Rita Scholl - Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Spring in Minnesota is a wonderful time! We’ve endured the long and brutal winter, and now we’re rewarded with lush greenery, thousands of shimmering lakes, blooming flowers and temperate spring weather. But for some, spring signals seasonal allergies - runny nose, watery eyes, and endless coughing triggered by the colorful blooms around them. Massage therapy is a fantastic way to help  Read More >>

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 >>

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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