Darlene graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with honors in August 2006 with a certification in massage therapy. Soon after graduation, she began her career as a massage therapist for Life Time Fitness. After a few short months, she was promoted to massage department head and completed the rigorous training to become a lifespa manager. During her management role, she was in charge of training all staff in daily operations and services including hot stone massage and salt and sugar scrubs. “I enjoyed the training portion of my work, to teach my peers new modalities and see them grow more knowledgeable and confident and succeed.”
Darlene has been with Simonson’s Salon & Spa since August 2010. She specializes in shoulder and rotator cuff issues, helps guests manage migraines and other chronic pain concerns but still loves to perform relaxation massages for guests as well. She is particularly fond of the Body Contour Purifying Wraps, continually perfecting her skills in the service and taking continuing education from M’lis and in lymphatic studies to better understand how the wraps work with the body. “The body wraps we offer at Simonson’s have become a passion of mine and I am excited to have the opportunity to share that passion and knowledge with my peers as an educator.”
Darlene resides in the greater northwest suburbs of Minneapolis with her husband of more than 22 years. They enjoy traveling, writing music and scoping-out new restaurants together.