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723a Duell Rd.,
Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone: 231-932-7187

Members of the American Medical Massage Association.

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Our Studio

Great Lakes Clinical Massage is conveniently located in Traverse City, Michigan. Our medical massage facility has three treatment rooms fully equipped to facilitate soothing healing.

Our Massage Therapists

Professionally Trained and Certified

Our Certified Massage Therapists are graduates of Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts & Sciences. They have studied Medical Massage Therapy with the instruction of human biology principles, anatomical science and the use of hands for soft tissue relaxation, recovery and rehabilitation. All are members of the American Manual Medicine Association, and are clinically trained as allied health professionals to work with patients of all ages – infants to elderly.

Christine Watts

BS, CMT, MMT-P, M-MMT, HHP

Owner, Great Lakes Clinical Massage

Certifications:

Clinical Massage Therapy, Medical Manual Therapy Professional
Masters in Medical Manual Therapy, Holistic Health Practitioner
Nationally Board Certified through the American Medical Massage Association

Resume:

Brookside Family Medicine-Medical Office Assistant
Kent Community Hospital-CENA
Care Trac Rehabilitation Clinic-Physical Therapy Assistant
Grand Valley State University-Bachelor of Science, Health Science Major

Heather Powis

BS, CMT, MMT-P, M-MMT, HHP

Clinical Massage Therapist

Certifications:
Clinical Massage Therapy, Medical Manual Therapy Professional
Holistic Health Practitioner
Nationally Board Certified through the American Medical Massage Association

Penny Pardini

CMT, LMT, RN

Clinical Massage Therapist

Certifications:
Clinical Massage Therapy,  Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist
Nationally Board Certified through the American Medical Massage Association

What to Expect

Frequently asked questions about the Clinical Massage experience.

Medical massage therapy helps reduce muscle spasms, reduces stress, speeds up muscle recovery, encourages your bodys natural healing and stimulates the immune system.

The length of a medical massage session can vary. The average massage is 60 minutes for a table massage. 

You should get a massage whenever you feel that you need one. If you are experiencing chronic pain then scheduling a massage at least once a week to maintain supple muscles, and the health benefits that go with them is recommended.

Being properly hydrated is a key element to wellness. Drinking ample water before and after your massage treatment will help your body release toxins stored in muscle tissue.

We do “Clinical” or “Medical” massage. Our treatments, while relaxing, are results-oriented. Frequently our patients come to us to recover from injuries, increase range of motion, decrease inflammation, etc. See more on “Medical Massage” here!

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