My Story

ABOUT MICHIGAN MASSAGE AND WELLNESS
(formerly Royal Oak Massage)

 

Bio

Rebecca Tamm, LMT Owner/Operator

Rebecca Tamm, LMT  Owner/Operator

Hi everyone!  I’m a Michigan native and always thought I’d wind up spending my life in a cubicle but when I was 24, a chance encounter with a massage brochure for  Irene’s Myomassology Institute changed the course of my life in a huge way!  I graduated in June 2003 after completing the 600 hour program that included elective massage courses like Thai, Shiatsu, Prenatal, Infant, Hot Stone, Sports, Myoskeletal Alignment and Myofascial Release.

After I graduated, I worked to find my niche in day spas, chiropractic offices, physical therapy and massage clinics and it was another chance encounter that landed me with a spot to open my own business and in October, 2004 Royal Oak Massage was born and that name stayed with me through a move to Clawson in 2017 until a move into my new, more permanent home in the Maplewood Court building in Troy in May 2017, so I finally moved away from the Royal Oak Massage name to Michigan Massage and Wellness.

I am a board certified massage therapist with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, licensed in the state of Michigan (#7501004442), and a 13 year member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.  In 2016 I became a level 1 Lokte Method practitioner, and in early 2017 I received my Level 1 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist from Stretch to Win Institute as well as became a Certified Roll Model Method Practitioner with the Tune Up Fitness family. Later this year I will move on to Level 2 and 3 Lokte Method as well as Level 2 FST and my Yoga Tune Up Teacher Training.

While I’m not fixing the residents of metro Detroit from their pain and mobility issues, you can find me working on my other business as a Certified Primal Health Coach, seeing what trouble my 2 hound mixes, Elliot and Cooper, are getting into or I’m plotting out my next vacation or educational adventure.

 

Natalie Frederick, LMT

Natalie joined the Michigan Massage and Movement team in May 2017.  Upon graduation from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in 2009, she worked as clinic supervisor in addition to having the privilege of working closely with the school’s founder. She has held a private practice and has worked in clinic settings, private wellness practices, chiropractic offices, and spas in both the United States and Canada.

Her educated heart and compassionate touch assist in pain relief, injury recovery, anxiety, depression, weight loss, and disease prevention. She specializes in Therapeutic Massage which combines various massage and bodywork modalities including: deep tissue massage, myofascial release, reflexology, swedish massage, active isolated stretching, craniosacral, lymphatic drainage and pre/post natal massage.

Natalie understands and promotes the benefits of massage on a regular basis for optimum health and overall well being. She encourages individuals to explore various natural therapies to enhance their quality of life. A​s an Herbalist, she ​blends over two decades of knowledge and passion for holistic health and nutrition.

After bringing relaxation and pain relief to her clients, you’ll find her spending her free time with her family and friends. She enjoys practicing yoga, biking, tennis, hiking, cooking, organic gardening, and traveling to beautiful and relaxing places.

 

Our approach

We’re into fixing things.  We love when someone comes into the office and has trouble turning their head, or has been dealing with recurrent migraines, or they don’t remember the last time their shoulders weren’t glued to their ears.  We use a combination of modalities to do what I can to solve whatever problem you are coming in with.  Rebecca may show you some stretches to do at home, or we may start the session with a Lokte Method treatment or do a fascial stretch therapy session and Natalie may incorporate hydrotherapy, magnesium oil, myofascial release or some reflexology into her session.  We don’t believe in a ‘one massage fits all’ cookie cutter approach as everyone’s bodies are different and have different problems so they require different solutions.

My Assistants

Elliot and Cooper, they like to think that they help out.  One day they’ll be able to schedule appointments for me….

My useless assistants

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