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Meet our therapists. Click on the links below to find out more about our highly trained and talented staff.


Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott attended the basic 1,000 hour massage school in 1993/1994. She received her Advanced Practitioner Degree of an additional 1,500 hours of training in 1995, 2,500 total hours of training at Health Enrichment. Health Enrichment Center School of Therapeutic Massage. 204 E. Nepessing Street, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 (810) 667-9453. Health Enrichment

The Upledger Institute. Upledger Institue. Email: upledger@upledger.com. 11211 Prosperity Farms Rd. Suite D-325, Palm Beach Gardens. FL 33410. (800) 233-5880. Total of 22 classes. Cranial Sacral two classes, Myofascial One classes, Visceral Two classes, Neuro Muscular Therapy Paul St. John method 5 classes, Lymphatic One level, Brain Two Levels, core Zero Balancing 5 Classes, Process Acupressure Two classes. Strain Counters Strain one class, Muscle Energy One class

Dialogues in Contemporary Rehabilitation (DCR), Institue of IMT, 1 Northwestern DR, First floor, Bloomfield, CT 06002 1-888-327-2178 Taken 43 course including and not lirnited to 4 levels of Cranial Sacral, 3 Levels of Lymphatic, 2 Levels of Myofascial, 6 levels of Visceral Training and compression syndromes, Diagnostic Mapping and referred listening 3 levels, muscle energy 3 levels, cardiovascular rehab 3 levels, nerve compression syndromes 4 levels.

Lowen Systems: Dynamic Manual Interface. Lowen Systems. Email: lowensystems@gmail.com 2026 S. Lincoln st. Spokane, WA 99203. Frank Lowen (505) 975-3023 or (509) 838-0431 (mailbox 1). Class information: 9509 0838-7939 (mailbox 2). Have attended over 26 classes including 3 intensives weeks of training with Frank Lowen.


Alice Hawkins

Alice graduated from Irene’s Myomassalogy Institute in September of 2009. She has been working with us since September of 2011. She came to us after working with a chiropractor and gaining knowledge and experience in a Therapeutic setting. During massage school she was able to study a variety of techniques including Trigger Point, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Prenatal Massage. Before deciding to become a Masssage Therapist Alice studied the benefits of Reiki and chose to become a Reiki Master herself.

Alice sees every client on her table as a unique person who has individual needs and will adjust her massage to meet those needs.


Dawn Smith

Dawn graduated from Health Enrichment Center School of Therapeutic Massage and has been working as a massage therapist since 2012.

She specializes in therapeutic change utilizing several modalities, which may include: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy, hot stone, stretching, Raindrop Therapy, or sports massage. Her approach to massage is that each BODY is different and will adapt her massage methods to fit the needs of every client.


Kit Bruce

Graduated Irene’s Myomassology Institute 2000
National Board Certified 2000
Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional since 2000
Instructor, Assistant Instructor and Apprentice at Irene’s from 2000-2014

I’ve always been drawn to a more holistic approach to health and healing, with an innate knowledge that touch is a powerful catalyst. I’ve had the honor of doing this work for well over a decade. My first practice was in a gym, where the majority of clients were healthy and mobile. Later I worked in an integrated health clinic, where most of our patients had experienced some form of traumatic injury.

My approach to massages and bodywork is first to respect and honor both the client and the process. I am not a fan of the “no pain, no gain” philosophy, but rather to work within each persons tolerance for optimal benefits. My work is a blend of many modalities, including myofascial release, reflexology, lymphatic mobilization, muscle energy, Swedish, Thai, cupping, facial cupping and massage for sinus congestion.

I’ve been with Associates Therapeutic Massages since 2008 and appreciate the variety of talented, dedicated therapists I get to work with as well as our wonderful clients.


Shannon

LMT

Shannon graduated from Trinity School of Massage Therapy and has been a working Massage Therapist since February 2007. In 2014, she obtained her Michigan state license.

She is proficient in therapeutic massage, deep tissue, prenatal, hot stone, Swedish, Detox (similar to Raindrop technique), and a separate certification in table Thai she obtained through Irene's. Her specialty is head, neck, and shoulder areas, with focus on passive stretching and relaxation.

She is knowledgeable in Homeopathy and prefers natural solutions to health. Massage therapy is something she takes seriously, and has a passion for healing and aiding in her clients' overall wellbeing.


Leslie Ververa - Reflexology

Reflexology is a complimentary therapy to massage. The benefits are many, including improved circulation, deep relaxation, stress reduction, restful sleep, and stimulation of the nervous system, to name a few.

Reflexology is applied pressure of the reflex points that brings about the stimulation of the central nervous system. The result, the bodies systems and organs are brought into balance and the body can function far better There are numerous benefits for all including toddlers, elderly and mother's-to-be.


Tara Arcusa

Years practicing massage: 14

"...Serenity is a creation from the palm of one's hand." Massage is my passion. It isn't a hobby or something to do "on the side". It is what I do. I have had the pleasure of helping others through therapeutic massage over the years, and am grateful for the many experiences which have come to pass as a result of my journey.

What is my speciality? Therapeutic... for whatever it means to those on my table. There is not a single style or method during a session, yet a blend of knowledge and techniques best suited for each and every "body". Therefore, in reality, my speciality is to use all of my skills providing the best care possible, even is that means having to refer to another professional. Some of the greatest wisdom we have to offer is the understanding that we do not know "everything".


Spencer Perri

Spencer Perri is a massage therapist and experienced in all standard modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, hot rocks, reflexology, carpal tunnel therapy and oncology massage. He received his training at the acclaimed Irene’s Myomassology Institute, graduating in February 2007. Previous to his career as a therapist, Spencer spent 12 years in administrative and customer service positions in the banking and property management industries. His strong communication skills, experience in identifying clients’ needs and passion for well-being and healthy life styles led him to explore a career in massage therapy. That same passion led him to additional training at Beaumont Hospital School of Applied Health in oncology and hospital massage. Spencer has worked many well-being events for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the Detroit Public Library and St. John Hospital. In his spare time, Spencer is an avid reader and music enthusiast/collector.


Darcie Brunette

LMT, BCTMB

My career as a massage therapist began after years of teaching yoga, studying Reiki, and working in a hospital. I graduated from Trinity Massage School in 2005. Since my initial Massage Therapy training, I have gained training and experience in Craniosacral therapy, 2008, Bowen work, 2013, Lymph massage, 2005, Hot Stone massage, 2009, Thai massage,2006, Oncology massage, 2009, and so much more.

My perspective is simple. Life is a balancing act. When your needs are met you feel a sense of well-being. When your needs are not met, the balancing act continues.We all like feeling good. We all want peace of mind. We all enjoy being joyful, peaceful, energized and relaxed. Massage and bodywork have been known to help maintain equilibrium, bringing physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness into your life.


Carla Bowes

Carla is a graduate of Irene's Myomassology. She wants to help people dealing with TMJ headaches with intraoral myofascial release. She also helps people dealing with piriformis syndrome, a disorder in which the piriformis muscle irratates the sciatic nerve. She also is a reiki therapst, pilates, meditation and yoga teacher. She is trained in meditation by Dr. Joe Dispenza, one of the doctors featured in the documentary "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" He studes spontaneous healing. Carla loves being a massage therapist.


Kimberly Lovell

Kimberly Lovell specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Therapy. She graduated from massage school in 2001. The following are a list of classes that she has completed:

  • ADV. CranioSacral Therapy (CST)-Pediatric/Adult – See Upledger.com for information on CST
  • CranioSacral Therapy – Touching the Brain: Self Stimulating Self Correction – Glial Interface (helps to cleanse the brain of toxins)
  • ADV. Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) – See Chiklyinstitute.com for more information on LDT
  • Orthopedic Lymph Drainage Therapy – Fluid Articulation Release for Joints
  • Visceral Manipulation (VM) (working with soft tissue surrounding the organs) classes: 1A, 1B, 2
  • ADV. Brain Curriculum (working with specific brain structures/fluids)
  • EcoSomatics-CST Equine and small animals
  • Heart Centered Therapy (HCT) Completion of all levels 1-3 (works with deep core feelings/emotions that are connected to pain patterns, without being retraumatized)
  • ADV. SomatoEMotional Release
  • Reiki Master/Teacher
  • LifeForce Coach- through Deborah King, author of “Be your Own Shaman” & “Truth Heals”
  • Newborn/ Baby Massage Instructor

Kimberly currently works for the Upledger/Chikly Health Institute, teach assisting CranioSacral Therapy/SomatoEmotional Release/Lymph Drainage/ADV. Brain Curriculum. She also works for Integrative Intentions as a Primary/Support Therapist for their 5 Day CranioSacral Therapy/SomatoEmotional Release Comprehensive Therapy Programs (CTP), through the Upledger Institute.

• Home visits for newborns and young children

*Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing for all sessions with Kim.


Sarah Olechowski

Hell! My name is Sarah, and I graudated from the Ann Arbor School of Massage and Natural Terapies (previously known as the Naturopathic School for the Healing Arts) in 2017, and I've beed massaging for almost two years. The techniques of massage and body work that I primarily work with include Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and reflexology, and I often draw from other modalities such as trigger point, myofascial release, table thai, etc. I also studied in a two year long herbal program from the same trade school, so I have a ground foundation of herbal and general holistic knowledge.

In my early months of massage therapy I worked mainly in chiropractic settings, which helped shaped my style of massage in a more theraoeutic way. I also spent quite some time in a therapeutic spa setting as well, which further helped to grow my skillset.

My focus as a massage therapist is to meet the needs of my clients in the best way that I can, Whether that means providing a relaxing environment and comfortable massage, helping to relieve tension/pain, focusing on injury healing/restoring range of motion, or any other concern, I will communicate and work within the best of my ability to meet those goals!

Beyond the world of massage, in my spare time you will find me researching and working with holistic health, traveling and nerding out over video games or at local conventions.

I look forward to meeting you, and wish good health to you and yours.


Jessica Dorn

"Massage is the study of anatomy in Braille." Jack Meagher. One of my favorite things about massage is how much it relies on touch and intuition. I believe staying tuned in to the body helps create a better quality massage.

I graduated from Everest University in 2012. My main modalities are Swedish, hot sotne, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, reflexology along with stretching and Range of Motion work. I would definitely consider my massage more therapeutic. I really like to focus on the full body, but I have to say my speciality is head, neck and shoulder work.

What I find fasinating about massage is the effects it has on the mind, body, and soul. We can find out a lot about our bodies during a regular massage session. I consider massage an art due to how subjective it is and the energy that's being exchanged during each session. I will be sure to customize my massage to your needs while providing a relaxing environment.

I'm passionate about my work and I'm always happy to help relieve the aches and pains!


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