ABOUT MICHIGAN MASSAGE AND WELLNESS
(formerly Royal Oak Massage)
Rebecca Tamm, LMT Owner/Operator
Hi everyone! I’m the owner of Michigan Massage and Wellness. I’m a Michigan native and always thought I’d wind up spending my life in a cubicle but when I was 24, a chance encounter with a massage brochure for Irene’s Myomassology Institute changed the course of my life in a huge way! I graduated in June 2003 after completing the 600 hour program that included elective massage courses like Thai, Shiatsu, Prenatal, Infant, Hot Stone, Sports, Myoskeletal Alignment and Myofascial Release.
After I graduated, I worked to find my niche in day spas, chiropractic offices, physical therapy and massage clinics and it was another chance encounter that landed me with a spot to open my own business and in October, 2004 Royal Oak Massage was born and that name stayed with me through a move to Clawson in 2017 until a move into my new, more permanent home in the Maplewood Court building in Troy in May 2017, so I finally moved away from the Royal Oak Massage name to Michigan Massage and Wellness.
I am a board certified massage therapist with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, licensed in the state of Michigan (#7501004442), and a 13 year member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. In 2016 I went on a bit of a continuing education bender, being the curious person that I am and got certified as a LifeStretch instructor as well as a Level 1 Lokte Method practitione. In 2017 I received my Level 1 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist from Stretch to Win Institute as well as a Certified Roll Model Method Practitioner and Yoga Tune Up® teacher with the Tune Up Fitness family. I am currently a Level 2 Lokte Method therapist and an athlete workshop instructor and am offering weekly mobility classes as well as monthly workshops to continue to teach people self-care for in between their regular massage appointments.
While I’m not fixing the residents of metro Detroit from their pain and mobility issues, you can find me working on my other business as a Certified Primal Health Coach, seeing what trouble my 2 hound mixes, Elliot and Cooper, are getting into or I’m plotting out my next vacation/training, enjoying the local eats of the area or on a Netflix binge.
Natalie Frederick, LMT
Natalie joined the Michigan Massage and Wellness team in May 2017. She is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Michigan (#7501005218) and a professional member of AMTA. She held a private practice having worked in clinic settings, private wellness practices, chiropractic offices, and spas in both the United States and Canada. Upon graduation from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in 2009, she worked as clinic supervisor in addition to having the privilege of working closely with the school’s founder.
Her educated heart and compassionate touch assist in pain relief, injury recovery, anxiety, depression, weight loss, and disease prevention. She has worked with various populations from young children to the elderly. Natalie has successfully treated chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel, TMJ, neck pain and dysfunction, FHP, sciatica, and plantar fasciitis. She utilizes various therapeutic massage and bodywork modalities including: deep tissue massage, myofascial release, reflexology, swedish massage, active isolated stretching, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage and pre/post natal massage.
Natalie promotes the benefits of massage as well as myriad of self-care practices for her clients to achieve optimum health and overall well-being. She encourages individuals to explore natural and alternative therapies to enhance their quality of life. As an Herbalist, she blends over two decades of knowledge and passion for holistic health and nutrition.
After bringing relaxation and pain relief to her clients, you’ll find her spending her free time with her family and friends as well as pursuing a degree in education. She enjoys practicing yoga, biking, tennis, hiking, cooking, organic gardening, and traveling to beautiful and relaxing places.
The Michigan Massage and Wellness approach
We’re into fixing things. We love when someone comes into the office and has trouble turning their head, or has been dealing with recurrent migraines, or they don’t remember the last time their shoulders weren’t glued to their ears. We use a combination of modalities to do what we can to solve whatever problem you are coming in with. Rebecca may show you some stretches to do at home, or we may start the session with a Lokte Method treatment or do a fascial stretch therapy session and Natalie may incorporate hydrotherapy, magnesium oil, myofascial release or some reflexology into her session. We don’t believe in a ‘one massage fits all’ cookie cutter approach as everyone’s bodies are different and have different problems so they require different solutions. While there are a lot of massage facilities in the area, we are confident that when you choose Michigan Massage and Wellness the personalized service and attention to details is what sets us apart from our competition. As an independently owned and operated small business since 2004, we are constantly working to keep our approach on the cutting edge of what will best serve you, the client. While we are not a fancy spa setting, nor are we part of a franchise where you can get a massage that will make you question why it’s so cheap, we are excited to be offering treatments that very few places in the area are offering.
Rebecca’s pups-Elliot and Cooper, they like to think that they help out. One day they’ll be able to schedule appointments for us….but for now, you might see them hanging out in the studio working on their mobility while I’m working on a client.