Marty K. Syrstad, KRAVE’s founder and owner, has been a practicing massage therapist since 1999. She, along with all of the other therapists, are all licensed through the South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy and are certified massage therapists through Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
In 2015, she continued her education to become a licensed esthetician and nail technician.
Marty was named the Brookings Chamber of Commerce-Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL) 2011 Rising Star Recipient. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, and is a Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee Member.
Marty and her sons, Joel and Jerett, are lifetime Brookings residents.
“KRAVE’s growth has been such a humbling experience. At first, my goal was simply to help Brookings community members through the benefits of massage therapy. I am truly amazed and blessed by the endless opportunities that continue to be revealed. Daily inspiration abounds when I think of the lives that my team has touched and changed for the better, whether through physical massage, a compassionate shoulder, or the introduction of the amazing benefits of our new products. My sincere thanks to the community where I was born and raised…and where I choose to grow my personal and professional family.”
—Marty K. Syrstad, KRAVE owner, Licensed Massage Therapist