Renata has been practicing massage since 2003. She has worked as a massage therapist in Physical and Occupational Therapy settings, assisting patients in their recovery. She’s worked closely with doctors and physical therapists in the rehabilitation of patients who’ve been in auto accidents with brain/spinal cord injuries. She has experienced helping patients gain mobility using manual therapy and stretching. She’s helped a lot of people get out of pain. Her work can be very deep or lighter, depending on the needs of the client.
Sarah received her training from Blue Heron Medical Massage Academy in Grand Rapids. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Cornerstone University. She is trained in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Therapeutic, Medical, Swedish and Relaxation massage techniques. She uses hot and cold modalities to help aid inflamed and sore muscles. Her goal of each massage is to address and prioritize immediate concerns and problems a client brings to the session, to help the client balance emotional, mental and physical health and also to promote harmony and healing within the body. Sarah’s goal is that each client leave feeling better than they did coming in.
Nicole uses many techniques including deep tissue, stretching, trigger point therapy and Thai massage. She also offers Chi Nei Tsang, an ancient Chinese abdominal massage technique that is deeply healing and promotes well being on physical, mental and emotional levels. She is also Rock Tape certified.
Nicole received her massage training at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe. She continues to study Thai massage at The Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage in Chicago and Chi Nei Tsang at the White Cloud Institute in Santa Fe. Nicole holds a B.A. from Western Michigan University where she studied International Relations and Arabic. She is co-founder of Global Host Project, a non-profit which focuses on providing educational opportunities, health access and job training in Ghana, West Africa and travels there frequently.
Tina is an empathic, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, who completed all levels of Reiki training with Patti Ortyl, Reiki Master/Teacher, Psychic Medium and Medical Intuitive, of Feeling for Healing in Grand Rapids, MI.
Once receiving her Master Reiki certification, Tina expanded her Reiki knowledge to earn a certification in Sacred Childbirth with Reiki (TM) with Cori Nielsen, founder and orginator of Sacred Childbirth with Reiki (TM). Cori Nielsen is a certified bilingual teacher, spiritual minister, Reiki Master/Teacher, Dar Shem Reiki Master and student of shamanic studies with over 30 years of teaching experience and 15 years as a healer.
Tina holds a Bachelor Degree for Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. She has completed coursework in anatomy and physiology and has attended medical conferences with presentations by Daniel Amen, M.D., Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., Mimi Guarneri, M.D. FACC, and Larry Dossey, M.D. She has also attended multiple seminars and workshops studying Edgar Cayce’s work, crystals, mediumship and soul connecting, animal communication, tarot card reading, and pendulum work taught by renowned leaders in their fields including Doreen Virtue, Radleigh Valentine, Carol Ritberger and Echo Bodine.
Tina loves to learn and to share information.
Karen received her training from the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts. She has also taken additional courses in Craniosacral therapy from the Upledger Institute and Myofascial Release from John Barnes. Her massages tend to include both of the above therapies as well as Acupressure, Polarity and Swedish techniques. The sessions can be all one modality i.e. Craniosacral Therapy or Myofascial Release or incorporating a combination of techniques in accordance with the client’s needs and desires.
Karen likes to use Craniosacral Therapy to address that fight or flight syndrome that many people have today. It helps to calm the parasympathetic nervous system and allows the body to relax and repair. She also likes to use Myofascial Release to help the muscles free up restrictions with a gentle sustained pressure that releases and elongates the connective tissue.
Karen’s feeling is that so much can be attained with just a touch and that is what many of us need more of. In this high tech world we have gotten so mechanized with everything being fixed by a machine or a pill and many have forgotten the power that is in the hands, the heart and the mind and she would like to help change that.