At Holistic Butterfly Studio, we offer therapeutic and relaxation massage therapy as well as a few spa services. Our specialty is the Integrated Holistic massage that is always a unique and personalized treatment giving the recipient both a therapeutic and relaxing experience.
For the past five years, Tamara Thomas has been soothing shoulders and unknotting muscles during her relaxing massages. Believing that massage is a necessity, not a luxury, she glides hands over backs during tension-relieving Swedish massages or works to alleviate pain during targeted deep-tissue massages. She adds pampering treatments to the massages to further relax guests, such as dipping hands in warm paraffin, or placing warm stones on specific bodily areas.
Signature Service: Massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Take a warm shower to help relax your muscles so I can get to the problem areas a little easier.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
I do. It goes along with the saying, "Don't judge a book its cover." We do it all the time, whether we notice it or not. My best friend almost wasn't my friend at all because I had decided that because she was so beautiful on the outside, there was no way she was beautiful on the inside. As it turns out, she is one of the most caring and loving people I know. There are all kinds of people out there. If we don't take the time to know them, then we have failed not only ourselves, but our future generations.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
It's the fact that some people don't wash their faces or they use regular body soap to do it. Being a massage therapist, I take care of the body and soul. Being a Mary Kay consultant, I take care of skin. The skin on your face is more delicate and has a different reaction to what you use on your body. You need something that is formulated for your face to take care of any problems that you might have.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
When they told me that I made them feel human again. It broke my heart that they had experienced so much pain during their recovery and then after. Their doctors couldn't find a way to relieve their pain, but I did. It made my day to see a big smile on their face.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I love to talk and to get to know new people. So if you come in for a treatment and would like peace and quiet, just let me know before hand. My goal is to help you relieve stress, not to cause more of it.
Massage therapist Bee Queener channels her training at Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy and passion for helping to ease discomfort and pain into custom therapeutic massages. Bon Vitale Naturale massage oil helps Bee's hands to skate smoothly over the skin as they apply targeted pressure on client-chosen areas, untying knots and easing aches in modalities ranging from Swedish massage to myofascial-release therapy. Beyond banishing discomfort from backs during massage sessions, the spa's custom facial massage services—in addition to perfecting the skin—seek to ease tension from the face, neck, and jawline, helping clients to swiftly chew steak without help from mother birds. In keeping with her own personal vegan habits, Bee uses vegan facial products from Lush, carefully chosen to match each client’s unique skinscape.
Bee’s ground-level office employs warm orange tones to elicit feelings of health and vitality. The welcoming atmosphere encourages patrons to express their needs and comfort levels, and in keeping with this philosophy, clients can undress as much or as little as they like, lounging beneath professional draping or keeping on beloved aluminum foil cardigans.
Karen Kraft has been a practicing reiki master for more than a decade, but the discipline's holistic view of bodily energy has been helping people for generations. Karen's bouts with cancer and 12-year experience working in the disability field have bolstered her innate sense of empathy for her patrons' own ailments. As the owner of ACC Natural Healing & Wellness, she translates this dedication into her therapeutic treatments. Rather than simply quieting symptoms, she prefers to relax the mind as well as the muscles, tailoring her treatments to address the needs of each client. Karen's treatments address numerous everyday health issues, battling the pain and discomfort of everything from anxiety and depression to chronic pain. More than anything, though, her intuition and experience help her ease knotted muscles and connective tissues imbuing clients with a sense of whole-body well-being.