Meet Michigan Massage and Wellness
When it comes to choosing a massage therapist, what do you look for? Convenience? Price? Geographic desirability? Or do you just Google it and pick whoever pops up first? Or are you the type to do a lot of research and find a practice that best fits in with you? Personally I do the latter, and a lot of our clients do, which is why I thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce Michigan Massage and Wellness to you!
I’m Rebecca Tamm and Michigan Massage and Wellness is my child. I started my practice in 2004 so I guess if it were an actual human being it would be driving by now? That’s a scary thought. And also equally scary is those moments of “I could theoretically have a 16 year old kid right now if I had gone down a different path”.
Where to start….so, I never gave massages when I was younger and had people say “you’re great at this! You should go to massage school!” Nor did I love getting massages so much I decided on it as a career choice. I am a high school dropout who had resigned herself to cubicle life at the ripe old age of 23, but what can only be described as a quarter life crisis, I saw a brochure for Irene’s Myomassology Institute and decided to take a tour. I went into work the next day, put in my 2 weeks notice, cashed in my 401k to pay for school and 16 years later, here we are.
When I was in massage school all I wanted to do was work for a fancy spa doing fancy body treatments and I got a job doing just that but I hated it. So, with 2 clients to my name, another chance encounter led me to my first office in Royal Oak (which is where Royal Oak Massage resided for 12+ years). Then in 2017 I took a leap of faith and landed in our office on Maple Road in Troy where we are now.
Truthfully, things have changed so much to where I thought I would be with this business. And I absolutely love it. Michigan Massage and Wellness offers therapeutic massage, Ashiatsu, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Lokte Method, MPS Therapy, medical massage, cupping therapy, prenatal massage, and more. Basically, we offer the best of both worlds: the clinical, targeted pain relief side and the “I just want to relax and forget about life for an hour” side thanks to Brenda, and her room and massage style that has been compared to laying on a cloud filled with puppies.
Or plant yourself on Naomi’s table, our residential relaxation expert, and let her soothe away your aches and pains with a 90 minute Restore session. Don’t let her calm, quiet demeanor fool you. She is quite adept at handling more complex problems in addition to putting you to sleep under a weighted blanket. We’ve had several clients say it’s the best massage they’ve ever had, and while we might be a little bias, she really is amazing.
We are an outcome based massage practice specializing in unique modalities to combat problems such as migraines, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, pre/post-surgery recovery, and of course, the every day stress that life brings. We are also one of the only places in the state to offer Yoga Tune Up® classes to focus on reducing/eliminating pain, improving posture, and enhancing performance using Roll Model® therapy balls. No meditation or zen, rather the focus with Yoga Tune Up® is exercise, mobility, self massage, functional and restorative movement. Offering both in person and online classes, rest assured your problems are what we thrive on correcting.Michigan Massage and Wellness doesn’t subscribe to the ‘one size fits all’ massage approach because each body is different, and we believe in a customized session best suited for your needs and your particular area of concern.
So the next time you’re in pain, you’re feeling stressed from life and you’re wanting to calm that Hulk-like rage that is starting to simmer or you’ve simply had enough of subpar massages (but they’re cheap!), why not set 2021 off on the right foot (because honestly, anything will be an improvement from 2020) and check us out?
In good hands,
Rebecca Tamm, LMT