Annie's massage therapy practice began in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1979, with training in therapeutic massage, polarity therapy, Chinese medicine, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, energy methods, and herbology. More recently she has completed training in Reiki and reflexology. In addition to her healing work, Annie is also an Interfaith minister.
Annie specializes in massage therapy for stress relief, improving flexibility of muscles and joints, and pain relief. Since each person comes with unique issues, she integrates various modalities into each session according to what is needed. Annie is also available for out-calls with her massage chair, for clients who may find it difficult to travel to the office.
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Denise graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She worked for three years providing direct patient care as a visiting nurse at Boston Visiting Association, and then as a public health nurse at Kent County Health Department. For 23 years she worked as a staff nurse on adult medical-surgical units at University of Michigan Hospital.
Denise developed a strong interest in alternative and preventative health care and researched foot reflexology in particular. She obtained her certification in foot reflexology and Reflexolo-Chi™ in 2007 and has been practicing at the Natural Healing Center ever since. She enjoys employing the gentle Reflexolo-Chi™ form of foot reflexology to promote clients' optimum health and to help find relief from foot pain, emotional stress and other health challenges. Her years of working as a Registered Nurse have given her a solid foundation as an empathetic and compassionate caregiver.
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Jessica studied acupuncture, Chinese massage, and herbal medicine at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China for five years, graduating with honors in 2012. She interned at the Qinhuai TCM Hospital and the Jiangsu Province TCM Hospital under the direction of teachers including Dr. Tao Kun, Dr. Chen Honggen, and Dr. Ren Jianning. From 2010 to 2012, Jessica worked as an acupuncturist at the Zhaoyang Student Clinic of Nanjing University of TCM, where she was recognized for her outstanding service.
Jessica finds great joy in her work and has been practicing acupuncture in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area since 2013. Her goal is to achieve positive health benefits for each individual she has the pleasure of working with.
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Kathryn graduated from the University of Michigan with high distinctions, majoring in social and cognitive psychology. She graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in 2002. She then served as an education coordinator and instructor for a local massage school, teaching and providing class development. She is certified in Myofascial Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage/Massage for the Childbearing Year. In addition, she trained in body readings and sports massage. Kathryn is also skilled in the art of relaxation modalities, such as Swedish massage and Reflexology. She has studied various forms of energy work for almost 30 years. She is an Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and has attended several Intensive Healing Art Classes through Dennis Adams Seminars.
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Marta is a licensed massage therapist and yoga instructor. She has studied in the US and abroad. In 2012, she completed both her massage therapy training at Irene's Myomassology Inst., as well as her yoga teacher training at House of Yoga in Berkley, MI. The following year, she traveled to Asia to expand her range of healing arts. In Thailand she studied Thai Massage at the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai. In India she studied Ayurveda and bodywork at the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Kerala.
Marta is currently not accepting new clients.
Nicole has been practicing therapeutic massage since graduating from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in 2015, and is delighted to help her clients experience more ease, vitality, relief, and resilience in their bodies.
Nicole’s specialties include treating and supporting clients with abdominal pain, trauma, post-surgical scarring, and digestive issues; massage for headaches and neck/ jaw tension (including intra-oral TMJ pain); massage to shift muscle patterns for discomfort in the low back, shoulder, arm, and hands, and calming relaxation massage to nurture an inner sense of well-being, especially for clients managing physical and emotional stress (including anxiety, depression, transitions, and grief). She holds certifications in Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy and is trained in Swedish massage.
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New to the NHC? We offer a discounted sampler package of 3 one-hour sessions. The sampler packages can also be purchased as a gift for new or existing clients.
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Natural Healing Center
2002 Hogback Rd Suite 14
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: +1 734 973 8290 +1 734 973 8290