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

Marty

“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

 

Gail

“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

Charmaine

“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 Master.

Love & Light

Hope to see you at KRAVE SOON!!

— Charmaine Houck

Jerett

“Operations Assistant

Experience Coordinator

I really enjoy getting to know and visit all the clients that come in, especially the ones that chat a bit with me.  Everyday is a day full of laughs, fun and clients getting the service they need, whether its physically, mentally, emotionally, or just relaxations. It’s great to hear the clients telling me how much better they feel after their sessions!

I also LOVE being the only guy working here with all these “passionate” and compassionate women.

— Jerett

  • Biofreeze Massage
  • Couples Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Gel Polish
  • Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Manicures 
  • Pedicures
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Swedish Massage

Teresa

“Operations Assistant

Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Cosmetologist, and Certified Spray Tan Specialist

Teresa has been a practicing massage Therapist since 2008 graduating from National American University with her AAS. 

She along with all of the therapists, are all licensed though the South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy and are certified massage therapists through Associated Bodywork and massage Professionals. 

She then decided to pursue her degree in Cosmetology from Stewart School in 2011. This makes her a force to reckon with because she is able to provide all services on the KRAVE The Spa Therapy Experience menu.

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours” Dolly Parton.

— Teresa Shape

  • Biofreeze Massage
  • Couples Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Gel Polish
  • Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Manicures 
  • Pedicures
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Swedish Massage

Becca

Licensed Certified Massage Therapist


Becca is a licensed certified massage therapist having received her education from South Dakota School of Massage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Becca has shown tremendous care for all clients through her understanding and desire to improve their health and wellness. 

I enjoy spending time with my husband Ryan and our 2 boys Jack and Dayton. Our favorite hobbies include baseball, golf, fishing, frisbee golf and taking our chocolate lab Harlee for walks.

 

“It’s a passion of mine to help others! Through massage, I get the opportunity to make a difference in how they feel physically and mentally.

— Becca Nielsen

  • Alexandria Professionals Sugaring Hair
  • Chemical Peels
  • Essential Back Treatments
  • Extraction Facials
  • Facial Waxing
  • Full Body Wraps & Scrubs
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Sugaring Hair Removal
  • Skincare Facials
  • Sunless Airbrush Spray Tanning

Karena

Licensed Esthetician

Karena is a licensed certified esthetician having received her certification in 2014 from Stewart School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She has an intense level of commitment to her clients and is truly passionate about the benefits of their skincare. Karena not only provides the more commonly recognized facial modalities she also specializes in providing specific IMAGE Skincare therapies; facials, peels, and body treatments. 

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