Massage

Massage Room 2 at First Choice Chiropractic of NorthvilleAt First Choice Chiropractic of Northville we have six wonderful massage therapists to help you relax and take care of those daily aches and pains. Our therapists specialize in deep tissue, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular, reflexology, Thai, pre and post-natal and sports massage. We also have a Reiki Master that offers Healing Touch sessions. Another specialty technique offered by one of our massage therapists is the Raindrop Massage.

We have two warm and relaxing rooms with comfortable heated massage tables. Our therapists often use heated towels for stretching or for the added enhancement to your massage experience. Additionally, we have a wide assortment of essential oils that our therapists utilize on a normal massage at no additional charge, to further enhance the client’s massage experience.

Many people don’t realize that their health insurance may cover massage therapy. Some of our clients have separate massage benefits on their plans or have the capability of using their health savings and flex spending accounts for massage. When a person is injured in an auto accident or at work, the auto or workman’s comp policy, in most cases, will pay for massage treatments to help get you back to pre injury status.

 

Call us today at (248) 465-0000 and one of our amazing assistants will verify your benefits and schedule your massage.

 

 


 

 

Meet Our Massage Therapists

 

Laura is a graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute. She is a state licensed massage therapist. Laura is experienced in treating all types of clients in different stages of healing. She is competent in Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, pre & post-natal, and sports massage; as well as treating every day aches and pains from headaches to overall muscular tension.

“I love being a massage therapist! It gives me great pleasure seeing my clients react to my touch knowing that I am helping them both physically and emotionally. My one wish for my clients is that they check their troubles at the door and allow themselves to experience peace and healing. Whether you seek pain management or pure relaxation, this is your time and it will be tailored to your needs and desires. My goal is that you always leave feeling better than when you came!”

 

Charlene 7-14Charlene is a graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute of Southfield and has over 27 years of experience. She also has been a nurse for over 40 years which she finds helpful in understanding how the body works as a whole. She has learned a variety of techniques and skills to enhance the basic Swedish massage, including relaxation, reflexology, and craniology. She has also trained in many forms of healing energy such as energy balancing and healing touch. Charlene uses a variety of techniques to help each client on an individual basis. This makes each massage unique. Her serene approach offers harmony, balance, and ease to her client’s busy lives. She incorporates essential oils into each massage. She finds use of essential oils help further relax her clients.

“I have always been drawn to a more holistic approach to our bodies needs. I practice this in my daily life. It is my mission to support individuals in achieving life balance through personal wellness. I encourage people to get massages not only for relieving physical pain, but emotional stress.”

 

Moffitt, ElizaEliza has had over ten years of massage experience. She is a Michigan state licensed massage therapist and a graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute. Eliza has experience in several massage modalities, including; deep tissue, Swedish, Thai yoga, and foot reflexology. Eliza performs chair and home massages regularly. She is excited to be putting her skills to work in a clinical setting. In her free time Eliza loves to practice yoga and spend time with her family.

“I love practicing massage. This has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. Massage has been used since ancient times to relieve pain and promote healing. I have always been more interested in dealing with pain in a more natural way. Massage relieves pain by reducing muscle tension and by triggering the release of endorphins, natural pain relieving chemicals in the brain. Massage also reduces stress levels by inducing relaxation, which relieves anxiety. I truly believe in the power of touch.”

 

Gloria completed training as a massage therapist in 1986 at Irene’s School for Massage. Here she learned about Touch for Health and reflexology and received her first exposure to energy work at that time. She worked doing massage for a few years and furthered her education by getting a masters degree in social work. In the late 1990s, she took classes to become a Reiki Master. It was when she was working as a social worker for a local hospice agency that one of her patients told her about Healing Touch. She was so impressed that she located classes in Healing Touch and went on to receive a certification as a practitioner. She was able to apply her Healing Touch training in helping relieve pain, anxiety, and stress for hospice patients, staff members, family, and friends. She has been privileged to apply Healing Touch to cancer patients, people recovering from various types of surgery, illness, and those with other types of life stressors.  

“I have been attracted to natural ways of healing since the 70s when I took a reflexology class at a local community college. I was really hooked when I was able to relieve my children’s stomach aches and pains by rubbing specific areas of their feet. The energy work I learned from Irene Gauthier opened a door to a way of healing I found truly amazing. I now use a combination of Healing Touch and other energy work to people in need. I have found over the years that energy work allows me to help people in ways I could never do as a massage therapist.”  

 

Josh is a graduate of the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy (AAIMT). He is a state licensed massage therapist. Josh is a newer therapist, graduating in 2016, but he is no stranger to the health industry. His mom is a physical therapist and he spent two years working in a physical therapy office. Right after graduation from the AAIMT he worked at the school to gain experience. He sincerely valued the advice he received from senior therapists and has taken their wisdom and developed it into his own philosophy to utilize in his practice.

Josh is experienced in a number of techniques, including, but not limited, Swedish, neuromuscular, myofascial, Thai, and sports massage.

“I love my work as a massage therapist because I am able to improve my client’s quality of living. I truly enjoy seeing people find relief from their pain and discomfort. I am really excited to be a part of the friendly environment at First Choice Chiropractic. I am grateful to have a larger client base in order to help more people achieve their overall well-being. I look forward to bringing relaxation based healing to my clients.