Mindful healing through precise soft tissue therapies



What drives us:

Be Here Now is our mantra! This translates to being present to the here and now and the beauty and wonder of simply existing. It means being fully present and attentive to the person with whom we are working; body, mind, and spirit. In short, providing all of our services with mindfulness. It is this emphasis on mindfulness that sets us apart.

We specialize in complex injuries, sore/tight/weak/poorly functioning muscles/connective tissue, joint problems, chronic pain that has been difficult to treat, headaches, general aches and pains, and whole person wellness. We love to work towards specific goals for increased performance in sport, dance, music, work, yoga, or play!

If you have a history of trauma (physical, mental, or emotional), we offer competent, non-judgemental support should powerful emotions arise or emotional release occur during session and have a network of trusted medical and mental healthcare professionals we can refer you to for more support. This same network will be called upon should we suspect any undiagnosed medical conditions, detect abnormalities that should be checked by a physician, if another treatment approach would be complimentary to achieving your goals, or if another treatment approach would be all-together more appropriate than what we have to offer. We also have an ever growing awareness of other complimentary and alternative health providers that we always keep in mind as we work with our clients and their changing needs.

As a client at Be Here Now Bodywork, you will be:

  • treated with dignity, respect, honesty, and authenticity

  • valued as a unique individual with a life story that is worth hearing

  • given the space to share, confront, or withhold your story at your discretion--except, of course, your relevant medical information

  • encouraged to trust your body and soul to do the healing that you came for and that we facilitate

  • bolstered in your pursuit of hope, gratitude, and joy

  • oh, and you will be given the exceptional bodywork you deserve!

Use the contact form to set up a phone consultation or inquire whether our services are right for you.



Get in touch

At Be Here Now Bodywork, we understand that navigating the wide array of complimentary health services can be daunting. Let us help you understand if our services are a good fit for your needs. We'll even point you in another direction if we feel it would be best.

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Like we said, we don't take ourselves too seriously! Sure enjoyed clear skies in the Path of Totality for the Great American Eclipse!!

Like we said, we don't take ourselves too seriously! Sure enjoyed clear skies in the Path of Totality for the Great American Eclipse!!


David Thompson, BCTMB

David is a Board Certified graduate of Centerpoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic (2009). He is trained in Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue and Rehabilitative massage techniques. In May 2011, he completed training in Active Isolated Stretching: the Mattes Method (AIS). Between 2011 and 2015 several myofascial release courses were taken. Then, in 2015, David achieved his first certification in Active Release Techniques and has been Full Body Certified (with Long Tract Nerve Entrapments) since June 2016. In summer of 2018 he started implementing Reflexive Performance Reset into his practice to incorporate whole body movement and work with the central nervous system. He is currently studying Clinical Neurodynamics with Michael Shaklock, Orthopedic Massage with James Wazlaski, and Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In short, he is a perpetual student working to enhance and refine his ability to help clients through complex and life changing physical changes and injuries, achieve competitive/performance goals, and stay on the job, slopes, mat, trails, planes, trains, automobiles…

David is currently working out of his own office within Cashman Center in Burnsville, MN. He previously worked at Eagle Trace Wellness Center, YWCA Minneapolis, Eastern Shore, and Massage Envy Burnsville.

David’s unique blend of passive and active techniques deliver relief from pain and freedom of movement while uncovering and resolving the often hidden structural aspects to pain and limitation.

David is committed to delivering truly custom massage and bodywork sessions to support and facilitate healing, growth, and transformation for each individual with whom he is honored to work. He is passionate about the work that he does and the change he facilitates and is excited to share the experience with you!

In his leisure time, David enjoys camping and hiking with his wife, Alissa, and his dogs, Stella and Prairie. He also enjoys whole-foods cooking, reading, and listening and dancing to music.



Centerpoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic
Certificate of Completion in Therapeutic and Rehabilitative Massage, 2009

Certifications & Affiliations

• American Massage Therapy Association, Professional Member
• National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Board Certified
• Active Release Techniques Inc, Full Body Certified Provider




david’s Wife

Alissa Thompson

Alissa is currently employed full time as Senior Accreditation Specialist at Capella University in beautiful downtown Minneapolis. She spends all her free time finishing up her Thai Yoga Bodywork certification (Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness) as well as Yoga Teacher Training (200-hour RYT--Yoga Garden MPLS). As a bodyworker and yogi, Alissa's guiding stars are embodiment and alignment. She believes that being grounded within your body and aligned on your mat provide the foundation for bringing the passions of your heart and mind into fruition.

Services will be offered very soon!



St. Mary's University
B.A. English: Writing & Publishing, 2001

St. Mary's University
M.A., Arts Administration, 2007

Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness
Thai Yoga Bodywork Certification, Pending

Yoga Garden MPLS
RYT 200, Pending


• Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI), Member