Jeff Glebe studied massage at the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. After graduating in 2001, he opened Michigan Therapeutic Massage to help people get through their body aches and discomforts and lead fuller lives. His first order of business was to assemble a staff of nationally certified therapists who also honed their skills at accredited institutions and in the real world. All male and female therapists are graduates from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy and are nationally certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. All that education shows during massage sessions that aim to decrease muscle pain, soothe tension, and make clients' elbows jealous of their backs. In addition to their talents at the massage table, the group also spends time continuing their studies to stay on top of evolving techniques.
Certified holistic practitioner Denise Strauss opened Vivo Wellness Center to improve clients’ quality of life through holistic services administered by experts certified in their respective fields. When not busy flushing away waste with colon hydrotherapy or restoring range of motion with therapeutic massage, practitioners also oversee BioMat therapy and far infrared sauna sessions, which help to alleviate joint pain and purge toxins from the body with the power of light. Denise and her staff also better bodies with nutritional assessments, ensuring clients receive enough nutrients and don't lack any substances such as essential vitamins or trace elements only found in chocolate-chip cookies.
With motions that range from gliding, stress-melting strokes, and muscle stretching to intensive deep kneads, Dan Himm of Himm Healing Hands relieves patients' aches and pains. He also performs reflexology treatments, massaging specific points on the feet and hands to boost health throughout the body. In addition to relieving pain and stress, he aims to correct issues such as allergies, depression, and other ailments.
At some point or another, everyone needs a getaway, and A Way of Escape Massage offers just such a place. The spa’s therapists are knowledgeable in many types of bodywork, including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish massage. With these modalities, they help people escape the stress that comes with working, raising a family, or counting the number of stars in the sky in your head.
Physical Rehabilitation Services' goal is to get clients back to feeling well, and whether it's through physical therapy or a deep-tissue massage, the staff is applies their expertise to help bodies heal. They offer sports therapy, occupational therapy, and work hardening, the latter designed to help those recently injured re-aquaint themselves with the skills they need to complete their work. Personal trainers and certified golf instructors are also on hand for activity-specific guidance. So are massage therapists, who offer Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages, to name a few.
Behind Alandre Salon & Day Spa's curved, marbled reception desk, internationally trained beauticians lavish guests with cosmetic, med-spa, and salon treatments. Almond-colored walls surround private treatment rooms, and thickly padded chairs cosset patrons as they receive pedicures. Within the Alandre fold is platform artist and salon partner Rajaei Haddad. Having been the ambassador and educator for L'Oreal Paris and Shwartscoff Germany for over a decade, and the owner of a prestigious Middle East salon, he performs artistry of formal styling, precision cutting, coloring and more. Haddad specializes in updos and makeup, especially for bridal arrangements.