Matthew and his wife, Kara.

Central Lakes Healing Arts has provided therapeutic massage and yoga instruction in the Brainerd Lakes area since 2008.

We invite you to our new location, 4560 Main Street, Pequot Lakes, where we focus on providing quality work through safe and consistent therapeutic massage and yoga instruction.

Massage Therapy

A graduate of Avada Institute in 2001, Matthew honed his massage therapy skills in local spas and chiropractic clinics and is well respected as a deep-tissue therapeutic massage expert. Massage therapy offers natural pain relief and is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to feel better. By paying close attention to the body, regular massage therapy combined with a balanced healthy lifestyle positively impacts one’s health allowing the body to heal efficiently.

Yoga Instruction

CLHA strives to create an inviting, safe space where expert staff assists students in making yoga a more integral part of their life. We offer regular weekly yoga classes to aid you in maintaining consistency in your practice. CLHA Yoga classes deepen the understanding of the body’s mechanics, and we are confident you will feel the benefits of yoga, regardless of your age or fitness level.

We look forward to assisting you on your path to wellness!

Call: 218-232-5156



Therapeutic Massage Services

For over 20 years, Matthews massage services have benefited pro athletes, executives, medical professionals, veterans, business owners, people with physically demanding jobs, and others seeking relief.

Symptom relief includes chronic headache sufferers, TMJ, hip injuries, rotator cuff, back pain, neck tension, numbness, sleeplessness, and people with high-stress lifestyles, enabling them to function at their optimal physical level.

This work is specialized. A whole picture of the person’s needs, activity level, diet, stress, goals, and desires are necessary to create positive, long-lasting relief. Sometimes intense, these treatments make long-term positive change efficiently.

Why is there pain with bodywork?

Pain is present to protect the body from further injury and tell you something is wrong. Deep tissue techniques get into the areas where the pain is present and restore balance to the region at the source.

Pain is caused in many places and for many reasons. Sometimes we feel pain in one area, and the cause is from somewhere else. Massage discovers the sources of pain by addressing the imbalance in the tissue, reduced joint mobility, and the body’s resistance to stretch. This effort to understand the body’s needs may sometimes feel uncomfortable, but it creates road maps for healing.

Most clients experience chronic and sub-acute pain relief within the first two treatments. With four treatments, we will better understand the long-term benefits of massage therapy and how it will benefit you. Each person is unique, and results do vary. Some people prefer regular preventive maintenance treatments with great success, while others use the service to address specific issues.

Call 218-232-5156 to schedule your session and begin the path to better health with reduced pain and tension in your body.

Massage Price Options

Massage Price Options

CLHA offers in-studio and outside-studio therapeutic massage options. All massage services are subject to current state and local sales tax unless a physician refers the service.

In Studio Massage

1/2 hour session: $60
1-hour session: $100
1 1/2 hour session: $140

Prepaid Massage Punch Card

10-hour massage punch card: $850 (Save $150!)

Outside Studio

Based on a per-hour rate: of $120/hour

Class Descriptions


IntRo Level Classes (All Levels Welcome!)

Beginner-friendly yoga moves designed to help you foster proper breathing, restore body alignment and strengthen the core. Find flexibility and strength with simple yet effective yoga poses. Blocks, straps, and blankets are provided for modifications if needed.

Intermediate Level Classes (Previous CLHA Yoga Experience Recommended)

A mixture of standing breath-centered Asanas/warming movements followed by various challenging, focusing, relaxing, or restorative poses.

Advanced Level Classes (Previous CLHA Yoga Experience Required)

Continuing from Intro to Yoga, this class is for CLHA students who understand their strengths and limits and are ready to increase the depth of their practice.

Yoga Price Options

Yoga Price Options

Drop-in class: $25

Ten-hour Punch Card: $200

Twenty-hour Punch Card : $325 ($16.25/class)

Forty-hour Punch Card : $500

*All punch card options are non-refundable and do not expire