Massage therapy is a great form of bodywork that helps alleviate stress, reduces muscle tension/spasm, and can decrease pain. Massage is also a great adjunct to chiropractic care and the care that our chiropractors provide! Unlike franchised massage locations and spas, our chiropractors and massage therapists work together to get the best result for each client. If you have any questions or concerns about getting a massage, a consult with Dr. Q or Dr. Eli can be scheduled in advance of your massage.
We have 2 massage therapists, Ryan and Caitlynn, ready to help!
Massages can be scheduled Monday through Saturday – please see our home page with the massage hours listed.
Ryan – Ever since I was a kid, I have had a fascination with all things living. When I was younger, I was very active and loved being outside. I began playing baseball when I was 6 and starting playing the drums when I was 8. In high school, I began running cross country and even began training for my first marathon. A car accident during my freshman year of college changed that plan, however.
The therapy I received following my accident made me very aware of my body, and I already knew a lot about body health from my athletic career. My massage therapist convinced me to look into school for massage therapy. All it took was a tour of Irene’s Myomassology Institute (one of the highest rated myomassology schools in the country) to tell me I was where I needed to be.
I began school in 2010 and through the study of myomassology, I learned a great deal about the human body and how massage directly affects health. I began focusing on therapeutic massage and as the year went on I realized that massage is about balance and that I should balance my technique. I realized that massage therapy can be relaxing and relaxation can be therapeutic. This was reinforced shortly after graduation where I worked alongside the CMU Volleyball training staff. The athletes were a prime example of someone truly in need of massage therapy. Sometimes just getting the athletes to relax was the best therapy.
I have training in many different styles – from basic Swedish or deep tissue massage to those more in depth modalities, such as trigger point, myofascial release, or reflexology. I blend these styles to best fit the needs of the client and help them get the best results.
Caitlynn- I was first acquainted with massage through a class at the equine trade school I attended after completing my Bachelor’s degree. This course stressed massage therapy as a tool to aid athletic achievement of both horse and rider. It was always satisfying to see a horse move better and more in tune with their partner in the arena after a session. After returning home from school, I wanted to treat people with massage as well. After seeing how well this therapy worked with equine athletes, it was not a far jump to think how much it would benefit athletes – professional or not – of the two-legged variety as well.
I attended Irene’s Myomassology Institute and graduated in 2014 with my license from the State of Michigan. My style blends Swedish, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Thai, and Reiki in each session to benefit the client. I am excited to be a part of the BodyWorks team and help people attain their goals on the track, trail, road, and path of their choice. Life is sometimes hard, but movement shouldn’t be.
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, running, and gardening.
To book a massage appointment, you can book online directly, call the office (248.688.9260), or email Ericca, the practice manager.