The Practical Healer
Artful Massage and Shiatsu with April Fleck

Injury Recovery and Deep Relaxation since 2002

 Online scheduling 

Dearest Clients,

After 22 years of palpating, stretching, efflourageing , engaging meridians, and getting to know so many wonderful people I will be retiring on February 1st.  After completing the Master of Social Work program at Saint Mary's University I have been hired at Nystrom and Associates to be an outpatient and DBT therapist.  Please come in for one last session and say good-bye.  You have all taught me so much about overcoming challenges and living life to the fullest.

All the best,

April Fleck

Currently not accepting new clients.

April Fleck, MSW is a versatile and experienced body worker.  She enjoys engaging the client's parasympathetic nervous system and sending them on an epic relaxation journey.  At the same time, she likes to "nerd out" over body mechanics and solve complicated pain patterns.

  • Longtime LGBTQ+Ally
  • Body Positive
  • Complex Medical Conditions Welcome
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Shiatsu, Swedish, and Deep Tissue
  • Extensive teaching experience
  • Clothed or draped
  • Chronic Pain
  • Trauma Informed

Update as 10/26/2023:  April will graduate with her MSW on January 20th and will begin working at Nystrom and Associates three days a week as an outpatient therapist and as a DBT therapist.  As of January 20th, the Practical Healer will continue to serve clients on Thursdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays.  She will do her best to fit current clients into the schedulule.                                                                     

April is fully vaccinated and wears a mask when clients are supine.


"When you get regular sessions with me you will have an ally to help you with stress, tension, aches and pains.  No matter what comes your way in your daily life you know that you will have a time and space reserved just for you to make you feel your very best." -April


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Most Requested Services are:

Therapeutic Relaxation Massage: can include aromatherapy for relaxation, effleurage, reflexology, Reiki, and Shiatsu acupressure points. Clients experiencing stress and anxiety welcome.  95/110/125 plus tax

Targeted Deep Tissue Massage: can include stretching, cupping, trigger point work, side position, and extra good communication. Let's get you moving again and enjoying the activities you love.  I've had particular luck with peculiar shoulder problems, immobilizing back pain, as well as the knees.  95/110/125 plus tax

Shiatsu with Stretches: Do you want to unlock that stuck feeling? Do you like to keep your clothes on?  Do you like stretches?  Shiatsu is great at getting the Qi moving.   I use hands, feet, elbows, and knees to to provide deeper(yet comfortable) pressure and provide wonderful stretches for the whole body.  As a former instructor of Shiatsu, I will make sure you are well cared for. 95/110/125 plus tax

Retired and Inspired: Just because you are done working doesn't mean you are done living. Let's keep you loose and limber for your next great adventure!!  With an extensive knowledge of medical terminology I can adapt to various medical conditions.



Practical Answers to your questions?

Should you shave your legs before your appointment? 

Do you keep your underwear on or take them off during a Massage?

Do your Hands get tired?

Should I leave a tip?

Why are you in school for social work?

Read April's Recent Op-Ed for published in the Star Tribune.


"The key to a great Massage or Shiatsu is good communication paired with knowledge and Intuition." -Apri