5155 Plymouth Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48105 | 734.660.5919
Regular hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 11am-6pm
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BMT Team

Balance Massage Therapy hires experts who are dedicated to working with you each and every session, tailoring a massage that meets your needs.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Chris Draybuck, NCTMB

Chris's current schedule: M 3-8, Tue 10-3, Wed 3-8, Th 10-3

Expertise: Hot Stone   Myofascial Release   Neuromuscular Therapy   Oncology   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish  

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Chris Draybuck, NCTMB, graduated from AAIMT where she went on to practice as an independent therapist until opening Balance Massage Therapy in October of 2008. Specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Sports Massage, Christin is passionate about the immediate impact massage has on clients. In October of 2010, Christin completed a 100 hour Oncology massage program from Beaumont hospital.

Chris is a great fit for clients looking to make progress with very specific issues.  Using an integrated approach, Chris combs trouble areas and works in a targeted way to provide relief.  Our most senior therapist, Chris has performed over 2500 massages at BMT and is highly requested and referred to

Chris’ goal in growing the BMT team is to focus on continuing education and develop a team deep in passion, experience, and shared knowledge.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Wyatt Woodside, NCTMB

Wyatt's current schedule: M 12:30-5:30, T 10-3, Wed 12:30-5:30, Th 3-8

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Neuromuscular Therapy   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish  

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Wyatt has been with Balance since 2009. He is one of our most senior therapists and his experience and education make him a great fit for most clients. He has perfected a comprehensive massage. He is also an expert in deep tissue massage. He can do very deep, specific, NMT work in a very fluid manner. He can also perform an excellent sports massage, or even give a massage that focuses solely on relaxation.

Wyatt has a lifetime of experience in martial arts that gives him a unique familiarity with how muscles work. He is very good at using his experience to connect with each client, make them feel comfortable, and help them work toward their personal health goals.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Angelica Vredeveld, NCTMB

Angelica's current schedule: Tues: 10-8, Wed: 10-2:30 , Thur 10-2:30, E/O Sat: 10-8, Sun: 11-6

Expertise: Hot Stone   Myofascial Release   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Angelica joined BMT in August of 2009. She quickly established herself as one of our most sought after therapists. Her fluid approach to massage allows her to excels at a relaxing swedish massage, as well as, finding trouble spots and releasing them. She also is able to blend in deep tissue bodywork, and is excellent at tailoring each massage toward the needs of the client.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Matt Griewahn, NCTMB

Matt's current schedule: M: 1:30-8, Wed: 1:30-8, Fri: 3-8, Sat 3-8

Expertise: Hot Stone   Myofascial Release   Neuromuscular Therapy   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish  

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Matt joined our BMT team in April of 2011. He brings a slow and calm approach to massage therapy. Using a lot of Myofascial techniques, Matt style involves using longer, slower strokes. It is an effective technique and shows results. He does great deep work and should be able to address any issue a client would like worked on. His deep tissue style is unique in that he builds the pressure slowly, and gradually works deeper and deeper. Matt also has advanced training in Hot Stone and does an amazing therapeutic hot stone massage.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Kim Zorn

Kim's current schedule: Thur 10:00-5:30, Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-5:30

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Neuromuscular Therapy   Sports Massage   Swedish  

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Kim uses NMT and Myo to do a comprehensive massage. She can do deep specific work to work out areas and combine fluid strokes for relaxation. Her strength is incorporating many different styles into a massage experience that is unique for each individual. Kim is traveling to Thailand in October 2013 to continue her training in Thai massage, and has the ability to work Thai techniques into her massage routines.

Kim is one of our most experienced therapists. She has been with BMT since May of 2011 and has developed a large client base. She is great at providing both therapeutic massage and communicating with clients.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Jerry McDowell, NCTMB

Jerry's current schedule: Mon 3-8, Tues 3-8, Thur 10-3, Sat 3-8, Sun 11-6

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Neuromuscular Therapy   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish  

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Jerry joined our BMT team in August of 2011. He provides a great comprehensive massage that incorporates myo, deep tissue and relaxation. His ability to combine different modalities (Swedish, Myo, NMT, Trigger Point, Sports, etc.) makes him a great choice for most clients that come to Balance. He has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to listen to client needs and respond accordingly. He is 100% dedicated to his profession and his positive personality and genuine desire to help clients is reflected in his work.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: David Paul

David's current schedule: Tue 1-6, Wed 3-8,Thur 12:30-5:30, Fri 3-8, e/o Sat 10-3 & e/o Sunday 11-6

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Polarity   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Trigger Point  

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David joined our BMT team in September of 2011. He has been practicing massage for over 10 years. Working with a wide range of tools, David incorportaes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Polarity, Myofascial Release, and Reflexology as needed to make each client session unique and tailored to the needs of his clients. Combining deep skills alongside relaxation techniques, He is a great fit for clients who want to work on some specific trouble issues, or for those that just want to relax. He is our go to therapist for reflexology, as he can incorporate it into a full body massage, or even do a full hour reflexology session.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Brian Wood

Brian's current schedule: Th 3-8, Thu 3-8, Fri 12:30-5:30 & e/o Sat 10-3, e/o Sun 11-6

Expertise: Hot Stone   Myofascial Release   Sports Massage   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Brian Wood is a graduate from Irene’s Myomassology Institute.  Brian is passionate about the healing aspects of massage therapy.  He believes in listening to his clients and adapts his technique to their needs.  Brian draws on his experience in Mayofascial to provide his clients with a truly relaxing and therapeutic experience. Brian’s advanced training in Hot Stone massage helps provide clients a deep and relaxing massage experience.   When he’s not working, Brian enjoys reading and spending time with his family and friends.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Rob Stolerow

Rob's current schedule: Mon 10-3, Wed 10-3, Th 10-3, Sun 11-6

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Neuromuscular Therapy   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Rob Stolerow graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in 2005. He has built his reputation and client base by combining a wide range of massage techniques that best accommodate the client’s needs. Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, and Prenatal are the primary focus of Rob’s expertise and continuing education.

Rob has focused his continuing education on advanced Neuromuscular Therapy, Bamboo Massage, and Movement Therapy.   He has experience applying his massage skills in spas, sports clubs, athletic teams and onsite massages. He comes to Balance with a desire to listen to each client’s needs and work with them individually to best assess his/her issues and tailor a massage and home care that will most effectively bring relief from pain and continued progress on problem areas.

In Rob’s free time he loves to go camping, watch football, and spend time with his wife and two daughters.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Brendan Collins, NCTMB

Brendan's current schedule: Tue 3-8, Wed 10-3, Th 3-8, Fri 10-3 & Sat 10-3

Expertise: Hot Stone   Myofascial Release   Polarity   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Brendan Collins, NCTMB Brendan is a 2010 graduate from Irene’s Myomassology Institute.  His areas of study included: deep tissue, sports massage/muscle mechanic, and myofascial release.  Brendan’s therapeutic massage is intended to focus on the specific needs/issues of the clients while blending the modalities to provide a comprehensive and fluid massage experience.

His style can be very relaxing, but his strong hands allow him to be very effective for deep tissue work as well. Brendan’s technique blends great depth with flowing, continual movement.

He is  a great fit for clients looking to get relief from stress, maintain muscle health and for clients who are looking to seek relief from headaches, neck & back issues, muscle strain and tension and for those clients and seeking relaxation.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Juliann Trudell

Juliann's current schedule: Tues 10-3, Friday 10-3, e/o Saturday 3-8

Expertise: Elder Care   Hot Stone   Myofascial Release   Prenatal   Swedish  

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Juliann Trudell has been receiving massage therapy throughout her  adult life.  Looking to pursue her passion, she decided to leave her successful career in communications and pursue a career helping others. A graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute,  Juliann combines her experience with massage and her background in communication to build  her client relationships.  She understands how important therapeutic massage can be and knows the importance of working with each client to create a massage plan that benefits them.

Juliann’s expertise lie in Swedish massage, Hot Stone and Elder care massage . She is the great fit for clients looking to relax and work out some issues.

 

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Kara Vargas

Kara's current schedule: Thur 3-8 & Fri 10-3

Expertise: Craniosacral Thearpy   Myofascial Release   Neuromuscular Therapy   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish  

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Kara’s massage style is primarily focused on deep, specific work. However, she has all the skills to provide a great massage to almost any client here at Balance.  Her work is especially good for those who like deep pressure on their neck, shoulders, and upper back.

In addition to deep work, Kara recently completed her first level Craniosacral Therapy (CST) classes at The Upledger Institute and is now able to do a full CST session with her clients or she is able to incorporate CST into a session.

Kara is a great fit for clients looking for a therapist who can do specific NMT work and CST sessions.  She’s gotten great feedback on her clinical approach to problem solving and working on long term issues.  

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Bridgett Rossi

Bridgett's current schedule: Wed 3-8, Thur 3-8, Sun 11-6

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Polarity   Prenatal   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Bridgett uses a very holistic approach to massage that helps to provide her clients with an overall feeling of wellness. She is trained in various techniques, including swedish, deep tissue, energy work, prenatal, and is able to meet the needs of almost any client at Balance.

Her ability to use many different styles, and her great communication skills help her to design a plan for each individual client. Bridgett then is able to focus on providing each person with a great experience, blending different modalities to achieve a heightened sense of well-being.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Dan Anderson

Dan's current schedule: Wed 3-8. Fri 3-8., Sat 3-8

Expertise: Sports Massage   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Dan’s massage style focus is deep tissue work with an emphasis on tension relief and mobilization. His goal is always to use bodywork to facilitate his client’s comfort. He uses good communication and interpersonal skills to help each client on an individual basis.

Dan is a great fit for clients looking for deep, specific work. He’s also been a great match for those interested in work on the feet and legs.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Bradley Marialke

Bradley's current schedule: Tues 3-8, Friday 3-8 & Sun 11-6

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Sports Massage   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Bradley’s style of massage is based on using a few different techniques to find the best way to work with the client’s body to achieve the best results. He can meet the needs of clients who are looking for relaxation, utilizing his skills in swedish techniques, or he can also provide a good deep tissue massage using a myofascial approach with some specific trigger point work as well.

His approach is generally working to warm up the client, then begin with swedish and transition smoothly into focusing on any specific needs, and finally working outward from the problem areas to end with a feeling of relaxation. He has had success in his experiences working on athletes and giving sports massages. He likes to incorporate stretching into his sessions, and is an especially good match for clients who are runners.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Sarah Hampton

Sarah's current schedule: Mon 12:30-4:00, Tues 10:00-4:15, Wed 11:15-4:15 & Sat 10-3

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Sarah’s approach to massage is focused on helping her clients with any issues they may have by using different modalities to address their needs. She has had deep muscle training, and uses trigger point therapy along with firm pressure to troubleshoot her client’s issues. She then moves her focus to relaxation techniques to help promote an overall feeling of wellness

Sarah has found that her massage style is very well suited to help clients who are dealing with Fibromyalgia.  She has extensive experience helping clients deal with this condition. She also has received excellent feedback on her work on feet and legs. Her clients leave with a sense of deep relaxation, as well as a feeling that their trouble areas have been worked out.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Debbie Tiews

Debbie's current schedule: Currently Unavailable

Expertise: Elder Care   Myofascial Release   Neuromuscular Therapy   Swedish   Trigger Point  

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Debbie uses her skills in Myofascial release, and NMT to help her clients achieve their wellness goals. She has extensive training in geriatric massage, and can use her knowledge to give her clients a very relaxing experience.

Debbie’s training has given her a unique combination of styles that she can use to provide her clients with deep tissue bodywork, but also a special sensitivity to their needs.

Debbie’s clients have reported that she is especially good at the work she does on the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Her approach is to give each client the individual attention they need to have a great massage experience.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Shannon Keranen

Shannon's current schedule: Monday 11:15-4:15 & Sundays 1:30-6:00

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Prenatal   Swedish   Table Thai  

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Shannon comes to BMT at the direct request of a couple of our clients.  Her approach to massage is unique and powerful.  She has an intuitive touch and is in tune with clients and their needs.

Shannon is a graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute and took classes focusing on Shiatsu, Table Thai, Reflexology, Addressing TMJ Pain,  and prenatal massage.  She describes herself as a good combination of deep tissue/therapeutic and Swedish massage.  She likes to incorporate a bit of Reflexology, Shiatsu, and Table Thai into almost every massage she performs. She also firmly believes in educating her clients and gives them a few exercises that will work well with their job, lifestyle, and body type.

 

 

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Laura Belsar

Laura's current schedule: Tue, Wed, Thur 3-8 & E/O Sat 12:30-5:30

Expertise: Myofascial Release   Prenatal   Sports Massage   Swedish  

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Laura’s style of massage uses firm pressure, but is not extremely deep. She prefers to use myofascial release and trigger point techniques, with some movement and holding/stretching as well. Along with myo, she has training and certifications in sports, swedish, and prenatal massage. Additionally, Laura is proficient in Advanced Tensegrity, which incorporates rocking and kneading techniques to stimulate blood flow and activate joints to release tension from connective tissue. She needs further training in hot stone massage before we can book those sessions with her.

 

Her approach to massage is focused on improving the overall wellness of her clients. She has a unique ability to work deeply into tissue layers without applying heavy pressure. She describes her technique as working from the inside out, with a focus on structural wellness. Her style is great for troubleshooting without being overly specific.

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Jen Miller

Jen's current schedule: Mon, Tues & Thurs 4:30-8:00 & Sundays 11-4

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Jen’s style of massage is an intuitive use of myofascial release to best help her clients relieve their tense areas. She very often incorporates stretching into her sessions, and has been complimented many times for using unique types of stretches that achieve tension release from some tricky sore spots. She uses medium to deep pressure, and has found that she has great success with clients that need work focused on their back and shoulders. She is also great for those who just need to relax and destress.

Her approach to massage is based on the positive energy she receives from helping her clients. Jen takes her time to understand the client’s individual needs, then works out a plan to figure out how her skills can best help the client. She also believes that her positivity and kind demeanor with clients can also go a long way toward helping them achieve their wellness goals.

 

Ann Arbor Massage Therapist: Amy Tartaglia

Amy's current schedule: Mon 3-8, Sun 12-6

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