About Our Team

At KRAVE, our team makes everything possible…

We are a diverse group of strong individuals who truly believe in the services we provide. The KRAVE team works diligently to create exceptional customer experiences, offering a wide range of wellness modalities to help on multiple levels for the health and wellness needs for our community. We are each dedicated to our continued education so that we can continue to raise the bar in overall experience.

We encourage you to read about each of us below.

  • Bamboo-fusion Massage
  • Biofreeze Massage
  • Chemical Peels
  • Couples Massage
  • Cupping Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Essential Back Treatments
  • Extraction Facials
  • Facials
  • Gel Polish
  • Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Skincare Facials
  • Sticks & Stones Massage
  • Sugaring Hair Removal
  • Sunless Airbrush Spray Tanning
  • SwedishMassage
  • Waxing
  • Wraps & Scrubs


“Goddess of Goodness”

Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Esthetician and Nail Technician, Certified Spray Tan Specialist

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

  • Bamboo-fusion Massage
  • Biofreeze Massage
  • Couples Massage
  • Cupping Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Sticks & Stones Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Wraps & Scrubs



“Revolutionary of Relaxation”

Licensed Massage Therapist

Gail is a licensed certified massage therapist having received her associates degree of Applied Science Therapeutic Massage from Globe University in 2011.

She has many years experience and is truly passionate about the benefits of massage therapy. Gail not only provides the more commonly recognized massage modalities she also specializes in providing Hot Stone, Myofascial and Craniosacral therapies. She absolutely loves treating clients with Fibromyalgia and those who suffer from headaches and chronic pain.

Gail is the proud mother of three grown children: her sons Alexander (Mara) and Calvin (Cheryl) and her daughter Karra.

She enjoys attending baseball and hockey games, gardening, traveling and spending time with her dog “Bart” as well as her friends and family.

I believe in leaving people feeling better than how I found them from when they first came in to see me.

— Gail Widmyer

  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic Principles
  • Chakras
  • Crystals
  • Meditation
  • Sound Therapy
  • Yoga


“High Priestess Of Good Vibes”

Holistic Healing Practitioner

Honored to finally announce that Charmaine N. Houck will be joining our KRAVE team!

Charmaine has been drawn to help others live their most authentic lives by helping them relax and heal from past trauma and every day stressors.

Charmaine’s passion has led her to study the use of crystals, aromatherapy, and yoga. She has taken classes to learn more about the chakras, Ayurvedic principles, and meditation. She eventually became certified as a mindfulness facilitator, life coach, and Holy Fire III Reiki II practitioner.

Visit ExperienceKrave.com to reserve your session today!!

Love & Light

Hope to see you at KRAVE SOON!!

— Charmaine Houck

  • Cupping
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot Stone
  • Pre-natal
  • Swedish Massage
  • and More!


“Titan of Muscle Tightness”

Massage Therapist

In just two short months we have all fell in love with Grace and so have her clients! While we are sad to see her go for a little while we are proud to have her coming back! Grace will be attending Ridgewater College August 2019 – May 2020 to obtain her Associates of Applied Science in Massage Therapy. She will be returning full time to KRAVE after her graduation. She has however opened up some sessions times over her holiday breaks so be sure to check out her schedule.

She would love the opportunity to earn your business as well as help with your health & wellness needs.

She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Cupping, Pre-natal and many more modalities!

It’s an honor and a pleasure for me to help my clients reach their wellness goals. And it’s even better that I get to do what I adore while being part of the loving and professional team at Krave.

— Grace


“Operations Assistant”

Experience Coordinator

Being apart of Krave’s business is an honor. I get to work with the best team and all our amazing clients. We have our own little family here at Krave and it’s a family I am glad to be apart of. 

— Emily Van Hofwegen


“Operations Assistant

Experience Coordinator

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