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FHS graduate Adam Steffen has come home as a massage therapist

Adam Steffen has worked with his hands ever since he graduated from Farmington High School in 1999. But where he once spent his days building solid houses, now he wants to help make healthy bodies.

Steffen recently took over as massage therapist at Hadler Family Chiropractic in Farmington. It's his second job since graduating from Everest Institute in Eagan and it brings him back to the city where he grew up and where he still lives. Steffen's new office is within walking distance of his home.

Steffen worked in construction for about nine years after high school, but when the housing market started to go south, he decided he needed to find a new line of work. He saw a chiropractor a few years ago after he was in a head-on auto accident, and the combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy helped get his body back in order. That's when he decided he wanted to do the same thing for other people.

"It's good to be healthy and have a healthy outlook on things in your whole life," Steffen said. "I'm very positive and chipper and hyper. I bring that into my massage. I bring my energy."

Steffen's massage can help with everything from car accidents like the one he suffered to stiff necks and headaches. He can help with arthritis and other conditions that people might otherwise simply treat with medication.

Steffen likes working with people, and he likes the idea he's making people feel better.

"I love what I'm doing," he said. "I love that I can help people and make them better, because I do see a different variety of clients. A lot of them are injured and I like fixing that and helping them with their illness."

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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