ABOUT MICHIGAN MASSAGE AND WELLNESS
The Michigan Massage and Wellness approach
We’re into fixing things. Headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis and more. 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. Natalie may incorporate hydrotherapy, magnesium oil, myofascial release or some reflexology into her session while Brenda combines her chiropractic knowledge with a deeply therapeutic approach with a little sprinkle of Renew Movement in for good measure. 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 Tamm, LMT Owner/Operator
Hi everyone! I’m the brains behind 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. And it turns out I love fixing people and problems such as migraines, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis and almost everything else. A good day for me is when I get to unglue/unstick someones hips and they can squat without pain, or raise their arms above their head without everything catching.
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 I opened my doors in Royal Oak until I outgrew that space and found my new home in the Maplewood Court building in Troy in May 2017.
I am licensed in the state of Michigan (#7501004442), and a 15 year member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. In addition to my massage practice that includes Fascial Stretch Therapy and Lokte Method, I am also a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher, Roll Model® Method practitioner and LifeStretch instructor that I incorporate into the weekly mobility/stretch classes at our studio in house. As much as I love fixing people, I really love teaching people how to fix themselves through these unique classes.
While I’m not fixing the residents of metro Detroit from their pain and mobility issues, you can find me seeing what trouble my 2 hound mixes, Elliot and Cooper, are getting into or plotting out my next vacation/training, making a huge mess in my kitchen cooking nutrient dense foods, 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.
Brenda Andes, LMT
Brenda is the newest addition to the Michigan Massage and Wellness team!
Brenda recently completed her massage therapy training at Irene’s Myomassology Institute and is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Michigan (#7501010856). Having been in a chiropractic office setting, as an assistant, for a few years made her realize the impact alternative medicine had – It lit a fire in her and she knew she wanted to promote wellness through the power of touch.
As a longtime outdoor enthusiast, Brenda understands the importance of rest and recovery. She deeply believes in the healing potential of massage therapy and bodywork. Her goal as a massage therapist is to fully listen to her clients needs through what they tell her, as well as through what their bodies communicate in order to support the body’s natural healing process. She specializes in a heartfelt, nurturing therapeutic massage using a combination of focused, concentrated pressure along with long flowing strokes for a massage that is both curative and relaxing – tailoring each session to that client’s unique needs.
Brenda continues to be very enthusiastic about her career and is working on adding more to her tool box. She plans on attending the Lotke Method 1 certification in September and will be getting her Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapy certification in 2019 .
When she is not kneaded (haha) by her clients, she loves exploring the great outdoors with her husband and dog, finding adventure everywhere, creating new dishes in the kitchen and catching up on all things paleo.
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.