About the Practitioner

Kelly J. Ness, Licensed Massage Therapist

I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 17 years.  I've always been interested in massage, but schools were always in large cities and far from home.  I attended Sister Rosalind Gefre's School of Professional Massage at their Fargo, ND campus.  I learned I could help others which in turn helped me.  I listen to my clients attentively and work with them to meet their needs.  It means so much to be able to help each client.  Massage can be a gift to the client and the therapist too. 

My husband, Brad, and I have been married for 34 years and are living in Brookings, SD after living 25 years in Oakes, ND.  My primary home is in Brookings but I continue to practice massage in Oakes one week every month.  Our two children are grown.  Our son is married and living in Ada, MN with his wife, Jessica, and their two beautiful children - Makenna and Bridger.  Our daughter Sarah is living in the Denver, CO area with her husband Steven and their puppy - Cleo.   

I absolutely love the privilege of helping people that have aches, pains, stress, and tension - knowing I can help - but I'm a big advocate that we can also help ourselves - allowing our body to heal itself.  By addressing your concerns and needs with massage therapy and working together we can promote a better state of well being.  


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