meet the team
Chiropractor Trisha Augustine D.C.
Dr. Trisha Augustine graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 2014. Throughout her experience, Dr. Trish worked with athletes and their families. She has worked with professional and Olympic runners, professional body builders and fitness competitors, dancers, cross fit athletes, weekend warriors and professional musicians!
Dr. Trish graduated with high honors from Northwestern Health Sciences University School of Massage Therapy in 2005. She uses her knowledge of human anatomy and her clinical experience to give you the most precise treatment possible. She enjoys helping people take care of their bodies with chiropractic care.
Dr. Trish is a Preferred Provider of Graston Technique, and is a Certified FMT 1 and FMT 2 Rock Tape Doc.
Dr. Trish is adjunct faculty at Northwestern College of Chiropractic and takes pride in giving a well rounded clinical experience to our future chiropractors.
Dr. Trish has provided sports care to the professional runners of the Twin Cities Marathon annually since 2015.
Dr. Trish believes in supporting Saint Paul's athletes through team sponsorship and injury prevention. Dr. Trish offers a limited number of sponsorships per season for youth and adult teams.
Dr. Trish grew up in central Minnesota, and is the oldest of 7 children! She loves the comfort of the small town community, but also enjoys the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities. She found chiropractic while studying massage therapy and struggling with daily migraine headaches. Medical doctors were unable to provide relief, so Dr. Trish saw a chiropractor at the student clinic at Northwestern Health Sciences University. As a result of sticking to her chiropractic care plan, her migraine headaches are now rare in occurrence. Dr. Trish now utilizes chiropractic care for wellness and athletic performance.
During her downtime, Dr. Trish enjoys fishing, hiking, weightlifting, her dog Roxy, and traveling with her husband, Matt and daughter Addison. She also enjoys learning about nutrition and sports medicine. She is active in the gym.
- Doctor of Chiropractic
- Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
- Certified Professional Massage Therapist
- Northwestern College of Chiropractic
- Northwestern Health Sciences University
- Northwestern School of Massage Therapy
MARY ERNEST LARSON - LMT, NCBTMB
Mary has been practicing Therapeutic Massage since graduating from Sister Rosalind Gefre’s School of Professional Massage in 1997. She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is a Licensed Practitioner (LMT) in the City of Saint Paul. Mary also holds a BS in Biology and spent much of her pre-massage career doing research in microbiology and immunology.
Mary has additional training in Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Foot Reflexology. She has worked with adults, children, and the elderly; including individuals on hospice and in nursing home facilities.
A relaxing massage can help relieve stress; restore energy, relieve anxiety, increase immune function. The warm, soothing, tissue softening benefits of massage can help you cope with chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia, or insomnia. Deeper therapeutic massage can help increase range of motion and reduce pain by releasing muscle trigger points, softening scar tissue, and kneading away muscle spasms associated with injury, chronic pain, and repetitive use.
Massage is a wonderful adjunct to chiropractic care. Some people prefer to have massage immediately before a chiropractic treatment to increase pliability of soft tissue; others like the muscle calming benefits after. Consult with your chiropractor to decide how massage may best fit into your care.
Over the years Mary has successfully worked with professional musicians, competitive and recreational athletes, those with fibromyalgia and arthritis, computer users, migraine sufferers, etc. (A physician’s consent may be requested for those with special medical concerns.)
PAIGE SCHMELING - lmt
Paige Schmeling has been active in her massage career since December of 2015. She graduated from The Salon Professional Academy in Fargo, North Dakota with 900 hours of massage therapy training. During her last three years as a Licensed Massage Therapist in South Dakota; she has gained experience with clients of all ages from children, adults and elderly people. She has spent extra time learning new techniques in massage cupping, deep tissue and sports massage. Paige has enjoyed helping clients with relieving headaches, neck and low back pain. She is excited to continue her career and is ready to meet you and help you achieve your goals.
When receiving a massage there are many benefits; including stress relief, relaxation and increased endorphins, helping to release muscle tension, boosting your immunity, and lowering your blood pressure just to name a few. During a relaxation massage, we focus more on light to moderate pressure and leave feeling completely relaxed and renewed. A deeper therapeutic massage includes moderate to deep pressure and focuses more on trigger points, relieving muscle tension, and improving joint mobility. Massage cupping can also be used during massage treatments mobile or stationary. What’s cupping, you ask? Cupping is used to increase blood flow to a local area relaxing the muscle tissue. The cups create a vacuum allowing compression and decompression to the skin, fascia, and muscle tissue and allowing increase blood flow and mobility with proper techniques. You sometimes will be left with cup “kisses” that can last up to 10-12 days. These marks are caused by muscle stagnation and blood flow restrictions in those areas targeted and are completely normal. They often help the therapist, using the marks as a guide to areas that need extra attention. Give your body the attention it “kneads” and book yourself a massage today! You won’t regret it!
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