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About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate the public about the benefits of massage through our therapeutic and INR® massage techniques. It is our goal to touch the lives of others by relieving the body of chronic pain and discomfort as well as aiding to reduce stress, be it physical or emotional. We Guarantee It. Our services uniquely rejuvenate the body which makes us “More Than Just a Back Rub Shop”. We will provide our clients intensive quality massage with the utmost integrity.

How Inside Three Hands was born

The name Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks was selected by my clients. The name reflects the intuitive and nurturing work that my center offers. It has been said that my intuitive touch gives the illusion there are three hands nurturing every level of the body from the skin to the soul. Our job is to reunite the mind, body and spirit.

Every therapist that joins Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks undergoes training in our unique technique and an in-depth practical interview. Only the highest moral and skilled therapists are chosen to work with us. This is how we can guarantee that every massage experience that is received at Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks will be divine.

In 1985, a debilitating back injury prevented me from returning to my demanding corporate career. It wasn’t until 1990 that I discovered massage therapy and relief from the chronic pain I had suffered with for years. For the first time in more than five years, I was free from pain. I left my old profession and pursued, with diligence, a career in bodywork.

In 1992, I had a vision to heal the world one body at a time and I worked diligently to make that vision a reality.

In 1998, I suffered a brain stem stroke, making it difficult for me to continue pursuing my vision. With the assistance of GOD, acupuncture, massage, family, friends, and colleagues, I was able to return to the work I was destined to do.

How and Why INR® was developed

The INR Technique®—Imani’s Naturalize Restructuring Technique—was developed from a dream I had. Night after night, I began to dream about someone massaging my foot. I shared my dreams with one of my team members. He began massaging my foot using the technique from my dreams. After about three days of him performing this technique, I began to regain feeling in my foot. The following night the dream evolved using the technique on my calf and proceeded to cover my body entirely until each area regained feeling. Within three months of this dream I was able to work again.

The recovery process inspired me to develop what is now called the INR Technique®. This technique has enabled me to support a number of people and assist them in overcoming physical and emotional issues from which they thought they would never recover. In some cases, the use of this technique has also enabled some of my clients to avoid surgical procedures for physical ailments they previously possessed. After having endured such pain for years, some of my clients have suggested that, because of this technique, I have given them their lives back. Ultimately, this technique has given me my life back as well!




EFay is the energy force behind Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks and the creator of the INR (Imani’s Naturalize Restructuring) Technique. EFay has had several careers throughout her journey. She states she has never been as satisfied as she currently is doing bodywork. She graduated from the Minneapolis School of Massage in 1993. Inside 3 Hands Bodywork and EFay’s mission is to heal the plant … one body at a time.


Talaya is an unstoppable force, graduating from St Paul College with a Clinical Advanced Sports Massage AAS Degree, as well a Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach. Talaya brings with her an array of different skills and modalities, ranging from Ancient Chinese Medicine; Cupping and Scraping (Gua Sha), Hawaiian Kahuna Massage Sacred Temple style Lomi-Lomi and is also certified in INR Technique. Talaya is a dedicated student of the body’s muscles, tissues, joints and ligaments. She is constantly learning new and effective alternative ways for healing the body mind and spirit.


Ira is a high-spirited, energetic massage therapist, graduating from MN School of Business. Ira interned with Inside 3 Hands in 2004 before he moved to Atlanta, GA to study spa wellness and healthy living. Ira has come full circle and returned to Inside 3 Hands, he is excited to combine his spa wellness experience with his therapeutic techniques to support the healing process of his clients. His motto is “relax and let me put everything back into place”.


J. Robbins D.C. – Cultural Chiropractic North – Mpls, MN
“Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks has been shaped by EFay's many years of experience along with her supreme knowledge of the body's musculoskeletal system, combined with strong hands and her talented touch. The staff's skills reflect her uncompromising high standard of client care. I always get great results at Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks, for myself, my family and my patients.”
M. Johnson, D.C. – MetroCenter Chiropractic – Mpls, MN
“Chiropractic Care along with massage therapy has greatly improved the healing with our patients. Dr. Mark A. Johnson D.C. and his associates promote Inside Three Hands Bodyworks and we are grateful that they are apart of our referral family.”
Dr. J. Hermen, D.C. – Hermen Health- Mpls, MN
“I have had the pleasure of working with Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks for a couple of years, and they are NOT just a back rub shop. Each of their therapists goes through an extensive amount of additional training before they are allowed to work with the patients. They have an excellent reputation, and they are very professional. I would highly recommend Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks for your massage therapy needs.”
R. Kragness D.C. Skyway Chiropractic – Mpls, MN
“When my patients are in need of a therapeutic massage I do not hesitate to refer them to the professionals at Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks. Having been a client myself while recovering from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident I have experienced the many benefits of their services and the patients I have referred to their office have been impressed as well.”
J. Martin PT, OCS, FAAOMPT – OrthoRehab Specialists, Inc – Mpls, MN
“I have worked professionally with EFay and Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks for several years and appreciate the tissue work performed and the restorative care their work promotes. EFay’s soft tissue body work and techniques expedite rehabilitation with focus on areas of restriction and/or injury. I give high professional and personal recommendation to EFay and her staff.”
D. Merz PT – Merz Physical Therapy – Minnetonka, MN
“I saw PC today for a reevaluation of his left shoulder. He shows 170 degree of overhead elevation with his shoulder, some of the atrophy that had been present in the posterior deltoid and infraspinatus muscle has resolved, and he currently exhibits full external rotation of the glen humeral joint on that side. He clearly seems to be benefiting from Inside 3 Hands Bodywork intervention with him. Thank you for your help with this difficult shoulder.”


R. Robinson – Channel 9 News, Mpls., MN
"You just take time off where you can get it. I love the massages at Inside 3 Hands. It’s incredible: You fall asleep and then you wake up to find that an hour has gone past.”
David Collins – Cincinnati Reds
“I've been a professional athlete for 20 years. This is a truly professional massage (outstanding).”
M. Richardson – Minneapolis MN
Simply the best therapists available in downtown Minneapolis! I could not function without my weekly massage. In addition, I have picked up scores of useful tips to staying healthy and pain-free from this healer. Glad to be a regular customer!
E. Coutyre – Plymouth, MN
Focused massage on overly tight neck. Extra benefits of increased range of motion along shoulder, as well. I had attended 1-1/2 months of physical therapy for my shoulder. One session at Inside Three Hands Bodyworks achieved more benefits than the physical therapy - Many, many thanks!
V. Patraw – Elk River, MN
I am fortunate to be able to get massages at Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks every month. I have had many massages in my life and there is nothing like a massage by Efay Imani. Not only is she amazing at what she does, but she listens to your needs and makes you feel better. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment.
M. Brocious – Oakdale MN
I've been a client of Talaya for 2 years. She has helped me work through my neck, shoulders and knee pain. Her experience shines through and her knowledge of the therapy you're receiving is very informative. I highly recommend Talaya to everyone who needs to enhance their emotional & physical well- being.
M. Broadus – Long Beach, CA
EFay's people suggested and performed weekly deep tissue message throughout my entire nine month chemo sessions. They said this would rid steroids out of my joints and I would have no fatigued feelings throughout my chemo period. I had no fatigue symptoms all nine months. They are very good at what they do. She gives a lot of good suggestions so don't hesitate to share why you are coming.
B. Wiggins – St Louis Park, MN
"The best hands in the Twin Cities for massage and body works. If you have knots, stress or kinks, the 3 hands at My Three Hands Bodyworks is where you need to go for care. They are caring hands and years of training and experience. As an old client I can say with confidence that EFay Imani's Inside Three Hands Bodyworks can get the results can get for others and for me.


Inside 3 Hands Bodyworks
80 South 8th Street, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Monday 10 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday 10 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday 12 PM to 8 PM
Thursday 12 PM to 8 PM
Friday 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM

Alternative appointment times available upon request


Elevator doors are locked until further notice. Please check-in with the security desk. Identify yourself, tell them you’re a client of Inside 3 Hands and the name of your therapist.