Artful Massage and Shiatsu in Loring Park

April Fleck, B.A,(she/her) has been providing Massage and Shiatsu services in Minneapolis since 2002.

The key to a great Massage or Shiatsu is good communication paired with knowledge and intuition.

Proud LGBTQ Ally!

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.

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.  Clients love her proprietary motion lotion to get them moving.

Shiatsu with Stretches: A Shiatsu with April will help get your Qi moving.  We want to unlock that stuck feeling.  Also, April uses her 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, April will make sure you are well cared for. 

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. $5 off when you come in before 2pm

Inspired Aromatherapy

The Practical Healer has created her own line of cremes and salves to provide you with the most therapeutic Massage session possible!  

All Massage sessions include a Biotone Creme Blend featuring custom essential oils.  Currently available are a wonderful Relaxation Blend and a Muscle Magic Blend.  Can be customized for those experiencing anxiety, depression, constipation, cold or cough, deep muscle pains, or osteoarthritis.  Aromatherapy and Massage do not seek to replace your doctor, rather augment the body's natural healing process. 

Shiatsu clients can expect a unique blend for neck pain, which also opens up the sinuses.  

Learn More about the April Fleck's approach to Aromatherapy

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"April/the Practical Healer can provide either an excellent massage or Shiatsu therapy and I really appreciate her versatility and her skill level.  Her knowledge of anatomy and pressure points is noteworthy and she employs that knowledge to provide help and relief that I wouldn't have expected or even thought possible.  Can't wait for the next session!" -Tom G, St. Paul



This is me at the Museum of Science of Industry in Chicago.  We stumbled on these cadaver sculptures.  This kind of thing usually makes me really squeamish.  Once I got over the "eww" factor I couldn't stop looking at all of those muscles attachments.  In this picture I am pointing at the iliopsoas muscle group.  These tricky little muscles are often the root of a lot of back pain.