With the brain-based examination and rehabilitation, TJ and Sara will not only manually treat the area in question itself with physical medicine but will also "exercise" the deficient region of the brain to normalize function. Since the brain is plastic, with appropriate treatment it can attain optimal wellness. Treatments may entail specific types of eye movement exercises, balancing activities, oxygen supplementation, rotary activation, eccentric fast stretching, cross cord mechanisms, therapeutic use of light, therapeutic use of sound, therapeutic use of smell, and physical activities using one side of the body.

The Grabers are also trained in Functional Medicine and may ask for blood chemistry profiles and genetic profiles to better understand the individual and their issue(s).  They will then use all the information to address the total person with a treatment plan that will include physical/neurological exercises along with diet instruction, and nutrition support.

“The Physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present and foretell the future - must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.”
— Hippocrates ~ 460 B.C.

As Chiropractors, Drs. TJ and Sara use manual and instrument adjusting techniques to make profound changes in the body and brain.  They use motion palpation to assess function of the spine, but then take the individual as a whole along with their neurological and brain based findings to determine the proper adjustment styles and techniques to utilize.  This may include unilateral adjustments to improve brain function with better joint mechanics.


Cassandra Holtz is the owner/operator of Tranquil Touch Massage & Bodywork, located inside Northern Hope Functional Neurology & Chiropractic Clinic in beautiful Nisswa, MN. She is a graduate of the M-State Massage Therapy program.

“I am passionate about helping others and I tailor each massage session to meet the needs of my clients. 

Tranquil Touch Massage & Bodywork Services:

  • 15-minute massage added to your chiropractic visit to address a single area $20

  • 20-minute massage added to your chiropractic visit to address a single area $25

  • 20-minute lymphatic massage added on to Zerona Laser treatment $35

  • 30-minute focused massage on 2-3 areas of the body $45

  • 60-minute full body massage with focused work when needed $80


Contact Cassandra for an appointment:
218-838-3671 or


Danette VanderBeek is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota and is certified nationally through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  She also is a certified athletic trainer and has been helping the sports community with injuries and injury prevention since 2007, including specialty work in orthopedic acupuncture.

Danette received her Bachelors of Science degree from North Dakota State University and attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota for 3 years. She received her Masters of Acupuncture in 2013. 

Danette received her certification on the Bioscan MSA for advanced testing in February 2016. She is excited to have added this FDA-approved machine to her practice and for the opportunity to further help her patients with a variety of illnesses.

Contact Danette for an appointment:
507-227-5873 or

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