Morning Star Massage & Wellness, LLC opened in January 2018, in the downtown historical district of Kalispell, Mt.
The mission of Morning Star Massage & Wellness is to provide therapeutic massage therapy and bodywork to enhance the holistic mind, body, spirit connection in a relaxing environment.
The morning star is the Northern Cheyenne tribal emblem and symbol for healing, hope, and guidance.
Massage Therapist, Owner
I'm Tara Ballis, LMT and owner of Morning Star Massage & Wellness. With 18 years of professional experience, I take pride in listening to my clients and creating a relaxing healing atmosphere for the body and mind.
I'm originally from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, where the morning star is the tribal emblem and a healing symbol. I became a LMT in 2004 after attending the Montana School of Massage in Missoula. I then spent 5 years living in New York City where I taught dance, Pilates, and personal training. This experience helped me realize my passion for studying health. I graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S. in Community Health, and a minor in Dance. I'm a Certified Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise. I recently obtained a Reiki Master certificate, which I've been studying for 7 years. Outside of work, I'm currently a student in the University of Montana Master of Social Work program.