Business Partner Profile: Healing Wisdom LLC

Candace Magnuson is the caring person behind the Healing Wisdom business. She is a licensed massage therapist, offering Swedish, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage, as well as Reiki and Ayurvedic consultations. 


Candace first came to Moscow in 1994 and attended the University of Idaho, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in general studies. She had never been to Idaho and as she was passing through the dry deserts of Nevada and southern Idaho, she wondered what she had gotten herself into. She was happy to see the green hills of Moscow and came to love walking in the arboretum on campus. Candace left the area a few times, but was always drawn back. Then she married a local and says, “That sealed the deal.”

Candace completed her first certification in Ayurveda in 2002. Ayurveda, meaning “science of life,” is India’s traditional healing system and sister to yoga. It seeks to create health by cultivating balance according to the needs of each individual’s unique constitution which then provides a foundation for a deeper practice of yoga.

Candace graduated from the Moscow School of Massage in 2005. She then moved to Grass Valley, California, where she completed her second and third training programs in Ayurveda. She practiced this system along with massage therapy for about two years and then took a break when her two sons were born.

Over the course of three years, beginning in 2014, she completed the three levels of Reiki initiation. Reiki is a healing art from Japan that involves the channeling of life energy through the hands of the practitioner to the client. It is done with a very light touch, which makes it potentially appropriate for everyone.

Candace has a treatment room in her home and also offers her healing touch at the North Idaho Athletic Club in downtown Moscow. She sees a variety of people, some who are athletes or doing personal training, and others who are seeking massage to address chronic pain or maintain health. Massage warms and stretches the tissues, helping to reduce acute and chronic tension that leads to pain. It increases circulation, thereby delivering greater nutrition and flushing out metabolic wastes that irritate tissues. It helps realign the fibers of scar tissue to help increase mobility after injury, and it has a calming impact on the nervous and endocrine systems, which supports healing and creates a sense of wellbeing. As Candace puts it, “Massage helps a person take a nice deep breath on a number of levels.” 

Between her continuous studies, seeing clients, and raising her boys, she does not have a lot of spare time. But when she does, she enjoys getting seasonal exercise outdoors with her sons – skiing, hiking, and biking. 

Candace wrote, “I strive to support clients in their healing journeys through a holistic approach that integrates personal wisdom with knowledge from both eastern and western, modern and ancient systems.” Check her webpage to learn more:



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