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Holiday Stress

Rita Scholl - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
We’ve all been there, are going there, or we’re already there – our stress levels have reached maximum overload and we’re going to turn purple in the face from the kids, the dog, the spouse, work — and the emotional ups and downs of the holiday season. Be kind to yourself. Before your shoulders end up bunched up into your ears, seeming never to get unstuck, rew  Read More >>

Is massage a health service or a luxury?

Rita Scholl - Monday, October 27, 2014
Budgets are tight and all eyes are on the horizon wondering what will happen next with the economy. Families are reevaluating how they are spending their money and asking, “Is this a necessity or is it a luxury?” Those who have discovered the health benefits of massage (enhancing tissue elasticity, joint flexibility, immune system functioning and improving blood and lymph  Read More >>

How do I choose a massage therapist?

Rita Scholl - Thursday, October 09, 2014
Before people choose their own, personal massage therapist, they should understand some basic information regarding the massage therapy industry. Along with seeking out a therapist who has received high-quality supervised training, consider the following: Massage therapists should carry professional malpractice insurance. Massage therapists should always maintain a level of professionalism   Read More >>

How Long Should a Massage Be?

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, September 03, 2014
For the massage therapist to adequately warm up the tissue, perform quality work and for the body to integrate the changes into the tissue, 30 to 90 minutes is an industry accepted length of time. ½ hour massages are warranted for older people and those with more frail physical conditions as well as for children. In Thailand the Thai massages last for two to three hours  Read More >>

Can Massage Help Headaches

Rita Scholl - Thursday, August 28, 2014
A headache is one of the body’s most powerful alarm signals and is often a sign of physical or psychological overload. Headaches are triggered in a number of ways. A common cause of headaches is tense muscles in the head or neck. Headaches may also be triggered by stress, caffeine withdrawal, allergies, certain infectious diseases or changes in the weather. Natural methods inc  Read More >>

Holiday Touch

Leslie Sacher - Monday, December 16, 2013
Go get the ham, must clean the house, cook all the meals, stop the family feuding and be the perfect hostess. Sound familiar? The holidays should be spent enjoying delicious food, family and friends not stressing over all the millions of things we think should be done. During the holidays, we can often feel like there is no time for a break to catch your breath and before you know it, the good  Read More >>

A Test Above the Rest

Leslie Sacher - Thursday, November 28, 2013
Did you know that thirty-nine states in the United States require practicing massage therapists to be licensed and or nationally certified? The state of Minnesota, however, is one of the eleven states that does not currently have a statewide licensing board, nor do they require massage therapists to be nationally certified. Paul and Rita Scholl, owners and massage therapists at   Read More >>

Coping with Cancer

Leslie Sacher - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Chances are you or someone you know will have cancer at some point in your lives. Cancer effects over one million Americans each year. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society there were 1,638,910 new cancer cases in the United States alone in 2012. Treating cancer can be very difficult and come with painful side effects. Managing the symptoms associated with cancer and   Read More >>

Sports Massage: Hands on Training for Athletes

Leslie Sacher - Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Training plays a large role in the success of many athletes. "Practice how you play" is a common phrase told to athletes. Most practices include physical training of cardio, weights and skills. However, massage can also benefit an athlete in training. Massage has been utilized in the treatment of illness and injury for thousands of years by health care practitioners. According t  Read More >>

50 is the New 30!

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
“Oh to be young again”, has been a common phrase for years. Many experience the feeling of wanting to go back to the more youthful time of their lives. Early in life, most people don’t have to worry about an aching back, or being stiff after doing their favorite activities. However, with the help of massage therapy, 50 can be the new 30. Massage can make you feel e  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