Jennifer N. Bierma- Owner/Certified Massage Therapist
Jennifer N. Bierma is a Certified Massage Therapist and the owner of No Knots Professional Massage & Bodywork, Inc. She has been in business since 2001, caring for clients ranging in age from new born to 102 years old. Massage is her passion and it shows. Clients come to her for massage but often leave saying that they received so much more. Jennifer is fully present with her clients during each session. This means that she takes time with each client to ensure that their body is getting the treatment that it needs. This includes a health history intake and a Reiki energetic scan at the beginning of your session along with attention to all of the small and large muscle groups in the body, a brief overview after the session of what she found and a little bit of information on self care to help keep you in tip top shape after your treatment.
She is a 3rd degree/advance Reiki practitioner, a certified emergency response massage therapist and is currently working toward her certification in both Craniosacral and Myofascial release techiniques. She graduated with Honors from the Minnesota School of Health Sciences (MSHS) in 2001 with a Massage Therapy Certification.
Her training at MSHS included:
- Swedish massage
- Pregnancy massage
- Deep Tissue massage
- Sports massage
- Geriatric massage
- Infant massage
- Trigger Point therapy
- Integrated massage techniques
- Esalen Massage
- Basic Reflexology
Wanting to help her clients more, Jennifer went back to school and received a license in 2008, from the Minnesota School of Cosmetology, as a Nail Technologist. She now uses this knowledge to education her clients on proper self care techniques for medical issues as well as what to expect from foot care specialists.
Jennifer is committed to the well-being of everyone around her and it shows through her dedication to the community. Her current community volunteer positions include:
- Past President & Past Secretary of the New-Park Lions Club
- Lions Clubs International- 2015-2016 District Governor
- Founder and Executive Director of Acornerstone in Health Education Services, Inc. (A non-profit health education Organization.)
- Member of the Park-Port Lioness Club and Past President
- Lions Clubs International- Past District 5M6 Zone 4 Chair person
- Former Secretary of the Lions Multiple District 5M Hearing Foundation
- Former Secretary of the Board of Directions for Basic Needs, Inc. DBA Stone Soup Thrift Shop
- Member and current Vice President for the Circle of Connections chapter of Business Network International in Cottage Grove.
Nicole Haapala- Reiki Master Practitioner
Nicole is the newest member of the No Knots staff. Nicole’s primary role at the office is as Jennifer’s clerical assistant but she is an intuitive practitioner as well. She recently received her certification as a Master Reiki Energy Work Practitioner and will now be offering Energetic services out of the No Knots office as well.
Nicole’s knowledge of holistic therapies reaches passed her passion for Reiki and is illustrated in her interest for healing stones and crystal therapies. While she does not consider herself an expert in the area of crystals and stones, she is extremely knowledgeable in how to use them effectively within healing and meditation practices. She understands the great benefit to anyone who is wearing or holding particular stones/crystals and can help advise people in their stone/crystal choices to help speed up emotional, physical and spiritual healing.
Not only is Nicole a perfect fit for No Knots in that she has a passion for helping people through intuitive holistic bodywork, she has a history in the service industry. Nicole has been a licensed cosmetologist for 9 years and has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and serve people from all walks of life.
We are blessed to have her on our staff and are certain that her presence in the office lends to the calming environment that we strive for.
Terri Pederson- Certified Massage Therapist
Trained at Globe University in the Massage Therapy Program, Terri earned her Massage Therapy certification in June of 2016. She is passionate about providing a safe and compassionate massage to everyone that she comes in contact with. Terri is a healer by nature.
Her nurturing attitude and compassionate touch add a deeper sense of peace and relaxation to each massage that she provides. While Terri loves to provide therapeutic massage to all ages of individuals, she has a long term goal of working with massage clients with terminal diagnosis to help them find a sense of peace while they transition from this life.
On the other end of the spectrum, she also loves to work with children and has taken additional classes to learn massage specifically for their care. No matter the age of her client, Terri strives to provide quality, caring and compassionate massage therapy for individuals in need of healing touch in their lives.
Terri started at No Knots Professional Massage & Bodywork, Inc. as an intern and was eager to learn new techniques and massage modalities to help her give a more integrative bodywork experience to her clients. She has continued to grow as a massage therapist and No Knots is blessed to have her as part of our team.
At No Knots, we strive to provide our clients with the best service that we can provide from outstanding practitioners. In order to do that, we team up with other local practitioners that we trust to care for us and offer services that we do not. The team members listed below are professionals that choose to run their businesses out of No Knots Professional Massage & Bodywork clinic.
Andrea Wagenman, CranioSacral Therapist
(Andrea runs her business within the No Knots office and is part of our care team but not an employee of No Knots.)
After watching her own children struggle with issues such as ADHD and high anxiety, Andrea sought out ways to manage and surpass their issues without the use of medications. This search led her to a technique called CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and her certification in said technique.
Seeing the amazing strides that her children made in their health after receiving treatment, Andrea decided to branch out to the general public as a CranioSacral Therapist. She now successfully treats many of the problems that we face as human beings; acute and chronic pain disease, concussions, headaches and migraines, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.), insomnia, pregnancy pain and discomfort, colic and she even tackles issues related to overcoming limiting beliefs, in both personal and professional arenas.
CST is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that focuses on the cranial rhythms that run through the entire body. Both physical and emotional injuries can block these rhythms and put our bodies into an inflammatory and disconnected whirlwind. Many people have seen complex, complete changes after just one session. Others peel back the discord, one layer at a time.
Andrea has been a CranioSacral Therapist since 2011 and currently runs her business out of the No Knots Professional Massage & Bodywork, Inc. location in St.Paul Park. She is a local girl who grew up in South St.Paul. In 1997 she moved to Cottage Grove with her husband and three amazing daughters. Andrea has not always been the picture of health that she is today. Like many of us, Andrea struggled with her weight and the health concerns that come with that. Her own journey and her struggles along the way translate to a level of care and compassion for her clients that far surpasses the expectations of those that visit her for the first time. That experience and her experience with her own children’s health struggles has given her a unique view of what life can be like without proper care.
As Andrea says, “We are bound only by ourselves. Unlock your true potential!”
Gina Ferrell, Certified Therapeutic Coach and Intuitive Energy Worker
CEO of Soul Insights, LLC.
(Gina runs her business within the No Knots office and is part of our care team but not an employee of No Knots.)
A true healer by nature, Gina has sought out growth opportunities that have helped her to accomplish many certifications and an extensive background in a multitude of healing modalities. This knowledge allows her to assist in the physical, emotional and spiritual healing of the individuals that seek her out.
As a graduate of The Meta Institute in New Hope, MN, Gina has obtained her Master certification in Reiki energetic healing, a Master certification in Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology and Neuro-linguistic programming, Therapeutic Coaching and hypnosis. Gina has also expanded her knowledge through other training courses becoming certified as a Belvaspata healer, an Egyptian Numerology practitioner and a practitioner of Spiritual response therapy.
When combined, these therapies give Gina insights into the soul of every individual that she works with. This allows healing work to be done on a much deeper level allowing individuals to gain a much more intimate and truthful view of themselves. Sessions are tailored to the needs of each individual and together, Gina and her client choose the modality that meets the specific needs of the individual.
Above and beyond the many healing modalities that Gina has certifications in, Gina also provides channeled messages through Soul Essence Readings. Through a divine connection with Spirit and other high vibrational light beings, Gina channels messages through automatic writing to provide insights into your current life situations and help you connect with your personal divine messages.
Gina is a gifted healer and a source of immense knowledge. No Knots is ecstatic to have Soul Insights and her, as a trusted practitioner, working side by side with out team.
Gift Shop Products & Vendors
For years, No Knots staff members have heard from clients that they would like a place to purchase high quality items from metaphysical to artsy. That is why we have opened a gift shop. Are there items that you are looking for? Ask us, we may be able to get them!
No Knots stocks a variety of healing stones, crystals, books, angel & healing card decks, incense, chocolate, Fire Cider and a wide variety of other wellness related products. Along with that we have teamed up with a variety of vendors to carry other types of products for our clients. Here is a list of the current vendors:
- Shutterbug Creations- Jessica Shepperd, Fine Art Photographer
- Blending Babes- Michelle Markuson, Aromatherapist
- Space Within- Dianne M. Del Giorno & Randy Fane, Authors of “ten by twenty: Ten Gentle Reminders, Twenty Simple Words”
- Empowered Health and Wellness- Katelyn Mariah, Author of “Empowered Health and Wellness: Unlocking your inner physician” and “Hindy Hedgehog’s Magical Garden”
- A Dish of Soap- Jill Erickson, All natural soap creator
- Luna Muse Adornments- Nicole Haapala, Jewelry creator/artisan
- Deedalee Creations- DeeDee Koss, Sign Artist and specialty personalized items
- Mattie Sews- Mattie, Creator of custom handbags, backpacks and makeup bags
- Wannette Miller- Woodburning artist
- Susie Kleppe- Faeriologist, Fairy gardens and fairy garden supplies
- Glass by Craig- Hand-crafted glass pieces and glass art
- Crates by Brian- Rustic and newly crafted crates
- Highland Princess Designs- Custom chainmail jewelry and artisan works
- Judy’s Gems- Hand Crafted, Custom Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry