photo by Jonny Edwin
UPDATED 12/26/2021


Sarah Engen (she/her) is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and currently offering Eastern Bodywork Therapy at Velo du Nord Wellness in the Historic Afton House Inn.  With over 14 years of practice in Sports Massage based in over 1200 hours of training from the Aveda Institute Minneapolis and Juut Salonspa for Massage & Skin Care. Sarah has recently graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with a Doctorate of Chinese Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture. She will be offering Acupuncture in 2022!

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Swedish Massage

Relaxing Swedish Massage soothes tired muscles and calms the mind with long flowing massage strokes directed towards the heart to improve blood and lymph circulation. Light to Medium Pressure. Does not include access to add-ons.

Facial Acupressure

Experience a session focused on specific facial acupressure work to relieve facial tension and pressure in your sinuses, forehead, and jaw. Hot towels and aromatherapy available. Derived from acupuncture, Acupressure is a method that uses physical pressure applied to acupuncture points throughout the body. It works to rebalance your chi, relieve tension, and improve your overall health. Your therapist will be wearing a mask and face shield.

Deep Tissue/Sports Massage

Improve your body’s performance with massage focused around an event or rehabilitation from sports or trauma. By varying pressure, depth, and technique with strategic timing to your training, sports massage can improve range of motion and remove specific knots to keep your body running smoothly. Includes any add-ons of your choice.

Thai Yoga Bodywork

Thai Yoga Bodywork, also referred to as “lazy man’s yoga,” is an eastern massage style focused on stretching, pulling, and compressing to move the body and release congestion in the body’s energetic pathways. The session takes place on a floor mat while the recipient fully clothed.

(Please select Thai Yoga floor mat session within add-ons)


Cupping therapy is an alternative therapy (originated in early Chinese Medicine) using glass cups to create suction to move stagnation in the body. With the ability to pull out heat, toxins, and increase blood and lymph flow, this type of “inverse massage” provides another level of relaxation and pain relief. Can be a stand alone treatment or included as part of your massage session.

Auricular Acupressure with Ear Seeds

The placement of seeds or beads to stimulate specific acupuncture points on the ear. Chinese Medicine views the ear as a micro-representation of the body as a whole, able to treat a wide variety of symptoms and conditions addressed by the stimulation of ear points. Available during any massage session.

Heat Therapy & Moxibustion

At our studio, we utilize heat to aid in circulation by the use heat lamps and the practice of Moxibustion. “Moxa” is a form of heat therapy where Mugwort, a warming and moving herb compacted to burn like incense, is hovered along the body on specific acupoints.  The intention of heat therapy is to nourish, energize, and invigorate to help strengthen and support the body. Excellent for aches & pains.





Swedish Relaxation, Facial Acupressure & Cupping $120/hr

Deep Tissue, Sports Massage & Thai Bodywork $150/hr

(tax not included)

Studio is Handicap Accessible


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