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Massage Therapists Josephine Garza and Erin Morin combine their diverse, medically trained backgrounds for the common goal of healing and restoring health to their clients. They integrate multitudes of bodywork techniques, from deep tissue to very gentle modalities, keeping in mind the techniques best suited to each individual client.

CORE Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

202 E. Washington St.

704 & 705

Ann Arbor , MI 48104 map it

(734) 315-0818

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • The atmosphere was great. It was very warm and welcoming.

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  • Was in a beautiful historic building with great feel and ambience.

    I was referred here by two long time guests, who raved about Erin who they have seen for over 5 years. Unfortunately, she was booked up so I was placed with Josephine. They assured me anyone that worked with Erin should be great. I can't judge the whole establishment well because I was quickly placed in my room. However, while getting my massage, the construction noise was very loud which made it hard to relax.I understand that cannot be controlled by Core Therapeutic though. PART OF JOSEPHINE'S REVIEW : I have consistent shoulder and neck pain that I went to the chiropractor for with no relief. It was recommend to me to try routine massages as the next option. I was very excited for my massage as I had absolutely loved my previous ones and planned out a entire relaxing day around it. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to have the same great experience with this massage.

  • Best massage ever. No pain!!! I feel taller and less tense. Erin is a miracle worker.

    Quaint little building with just the amount of space; calm and inviting

  • Traveled all the way from Minnesota and was lucky and Blessed to find CORE Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork!

  • The location was easy to find, and the space was very appropriate for a bodywork studio. I had a cold on the day of my appt, and Erin helped make me feel comfortable, even though I wasn’t feeling my best.

    I was very impressed with Josephine’s knowledge and skill. I have had a lot of massages for chronic back pain. I have to say, this was the best massage I’ve ever had!

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45 Minute Massage

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60 Minute Massage

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75 Minute Massage

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90 Minute Massage

$110
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120 Minute Massage

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60 Minute Prenatal Massage

$80
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90 Minute Prenatal Massage

$110
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Core Balance Massage

$150
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60 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$100
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90 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$130
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Student Rate 30 Minute Massage

$35
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Student Rate 45 Minute Massage

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Student Rate 60 Minute Massage

$70
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Student Rate 75 Minute Massage

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Student Rate 90 Minute Massage

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Student Rate 120 Minute Massage

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30 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

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45 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$55
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60 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$80
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45 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$100
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60 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$110
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90 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$140
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60 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$100
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90 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

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4 - One Hour Massage Sessions

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4 - 90 Minute Massage Sessions

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$400
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4 - 45 Minute Massage Sessions

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Erin M.

License: MI #7501004986

36 Verified Reviews

30 Minute Massage

$40
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45 Minute Massage

$55
45min

60 Minute Massage

$80
60min

75 Minute Massage

$90
75min
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90 Minute Massage

$110
90min

120 Minute Massage

$160
120min
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60 Minute Prenatal Massage

$80
60min
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90 Minute Prenatal Massage

$110
90min
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Core Balance Massage

$150
100min
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60 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$100
60min
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90 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$130
90min
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Student Rate 30 Minute Massage

$35
30min
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Student Rate 45 Minute Massage

$50
45min
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Student Rate 60 Minute Massage

$70
60min
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Student Rate 75 Minute Massage

$80
75min
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Student Rate 90 Minute Massage

$100
90min
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Student Rate 120 Minute Massage

$150
120min
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30 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$40
30min
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45 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$55
45min
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60 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$80
60min
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45 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$100
60min
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60 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$110
80min
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90 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$140
110min
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60 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$100
60min
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90 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$130
90min
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Special Offers

4 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$280
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8 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$540
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4 - 90 Minute Massage Sessions

$400
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4 - 45 Minute Massage Sessions

$200
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by Andrea on Oct 07
Erin was fantastic. She was professional, friendly, and very talented.
by Jody on Aug 23
See above.
by Gabe on Aug 06
by Carol on Jul 26
Erin was fantastic! She worked on the problem areas that I requested and then, based on her skill level and intuition found so much more to work on! 2 hours FLEW by! Erin was accommodating for my special needs as well. Very skilled, great personality! I wish I lived closer so I could continue to benefit from her work! Thank you Erin!
by Leah on Jul 25
Had a very helpful and need massage with Erin. She was kind and courteous and very aware of my problem spots and areas I hoped we could focus on. I will definitely recommend her to friends and family. Thank you, Erin! Leah
by Louis on Jul 02
My body was like renewed.
by Anonymous on Jun 16
One of the best massages I have ever received–my lower back pain normally comes back within a day of a massage, but Erin knew her stuff! A day later, I'm still pain free.
by Anonymous on Jun 10
Best massage I've had in awhile!
by Elizabeth on May 28
Erin was really great! It was my first time getting a massage so I was a little nervous, but she helped me relax and the massage definitely alleviated some of my lower back pain.
by Anonymous on Apr 27
Erin did a great job of understanding and addressing my issues. I’ll definitely be returning.

Josephine G.

License: MI #7501006668

15 Verified Reviews

30 Minute Massage

$40
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45 Minute Massage

$55
45min

60 Minute Massage

$80
60min

75 Minute Massage

$90
75min
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90 Minute Massage

$110
90min

120 Minute Massage

$160
120min
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60 Minute Prenatal Massage

$80
60min
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90 Minute Prenatal Massage

$110
90min
Select

Core Balance Massage

$150
100min
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60 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$100
60min
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90 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$130
90min
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Student Rate 30 Minute Massage

$35
30min
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Student Rate 45 Minute Massage

$50
45min
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Student Rate 60 Minute Massage

$70
60min
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Student Rate 75 Minute Massage

$80
75min
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Student Rate 90 Minute Massage

$100
90min
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Student Rate 120 Minute Massage

$150
120min
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30 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$40
30min
Select

45 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$55
45min
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60 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$80
60min
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45 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$100
60min
Select

60 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$110
80min
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90 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$140
110min
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60 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$100
60min
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90 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$130
90min
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Special Offers

4 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$280
60min.
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8 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$540
60min.
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4 - 90 Minute Massage Sessions

$400
90min.
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4 - 45 Minute Massage Sessions

$200
45min.
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by Gina on Sep 21
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by Ian on Sep 13
Amazing massage, will definitely come back!
by Hannah on Sep 05
I came early and still had the massage start at least 5 mins late, which I understand happens, but when the massage ended and I was well into getting dressed I looked at my phone and saw it had ended at least 5 minutes earlier than it was scheduled.So I paid the full amount for a 60 minute massage, but was only given 50 minutes at the max. The massage was extremely painful and I spent the majority of it grabbing the table or clenched up. I thought maybe this was normal and like physical therapy it hurts, but that how you get results. My friends that referred me told me that's not normally the case with Erin, who always asked about the pressure and the pain level throughout the massage. I wasn't asked any questions during the massage besides how I was referred to her. She asked the sections I would like focused on and worked on about half of sections. I thought we would get to them but maybe since we ended early we could not. It was a really disappointing experience. I left the building more tense than I arrived. The massage did ease my pain for a few hours which was nice, but it quickly returned and has stayed. Wish this could have been a regular part of my therapy, but I'll need to find something new.
by Kelly on Aug 22
Josephine is one of the best massage therapists I have gone to. She was very in tune with what my problem areas were and helped ease the pain I was having. I have already referred people to her and I just went yesterday!
by Kathryn on Jul 06
I was very impressed with Josephine’s knowledge and skill. I have had a lot of massages for chronic back pain. I have to say, this was the best massage I’ve ever had!
by Anonymous on Jun 14
Wonderful experience. One of the best massages I have had.
by Ross on May 03
Josephine was great and extremely knowledgeable as usual.
by Anonymous on Apr 28
Josephine was wonderful! Great massage, relaxing space, and friendly people :)
by Anonymous on Apr 22
Josephine was warm and caring, and is highly capable as a masseuse.
by Anonymous on Jan 24
Josephine is amazing--best massage I've ever had!!

Average Rating:

4.94 (Based on 51 Reviews)

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by Andrea on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
The atmosphere was great. It was very warm and welcoming.
by Gina on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Facial Therapy with Josephine G.
<3
by Ian on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Was in a beautiful historic building with great feel and ambience.
by Hannah on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
I was referred here by two long time guests, who raved about Erin who they have seen for over 5 years. Unfortunately, she was booked up so I was placed with Josephine. They assured me anyone that worked with Erin should be great. I can't judge the whole establishment well because I was quickly placed in my room. However, while getting my massage, the construction noise was very loud which made it hard to relax.I understand that cannot be controlled by Core Therapeutic though. PART OF JOSEPHINE'S REVIEW : I have consistent shoulder and neck pain that I went to the chiropractor for with no relief. It was recommend to me to try routine massages as the next option. I was very excited for my massage as I had absolutely loved my previous ones and planned out a entire relaxing day around it. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to have the same great experience with this massage.

Business response:

Thanks again for your feedback Hannah and I am sincerely sorry the noise level outside also impacted your session. We try our best to mitigate the noise level as much as possible. As much as we love our charming historic office building downtown, it does come with some disadvantages. We will continue to try new things to help deal with this further! Thank you!

by Jody on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Student Rate 90 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Best massage ever. No pain!!! I feel taller and less tense. Erin is a miracle worker.
by Kelly on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Quaint little building with just the amount of space; calm and inviting
by Gabe on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy with Erin M.
by Carol on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: 120 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Traveled all the way from Minnesota and was lucky and Blessed to find CORE Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork!
by Leah on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
The location was easy to find, and the space was very appropriate for a bodywork studio. I had a cold on the day of my appt, and Erin helped make me feel comfortable, even though I wasn’t feeling my best.
by Kathryn on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: 120 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
I was very impressed with Josephine’s knowledge and skill. I have had a lot of massages for chronic back pain. I have to say, this was the best massage I’ve ever had!
by Louis on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy with Erin M.
I felt relaxed and at home with a friend.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Student Rate 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
They have done a wonderful job creating a relaxing atmosphere.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Good relaxing environment. Amazing massage witj lasting effect.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Lovely little office in downtown Ann Arbor. Has character!
by Elizabeth on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Student Rate 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Really loved the atmosphere!
by Ross on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
I liked everything about yesterday's massage. Josephine fixed all of my pain points.
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Student Rate 90 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Josephine was wonderful! Great massage, relaxing space, and friendly people :)
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Clean, comfortable location with easy scheduling.
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: 75 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
A great location that makes for a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Student Rate 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
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by Marc on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Best place in A2
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
High professionalism, convenient location, and peaceful ambiance.
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
I started coming here because I got a gift certificate for my birthday 2 years ago. I’ve been getting massages at Core Therapeutic ever since. Professional, personable, and kind staff. They always listen to my needs and the result is a great experience.
by Tasha on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Friendly, really took time and care. Best of all, you take my HSA as payment!
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
The massage was therapeutic, but also relaxing! On-line scheduling is easy.
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Really convenient location and nice space
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Student Rate 60 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
This place is awesome. And the fact that there is a student discount makes it even better.
by Sean on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Everything was great! The music was a little dissonant though
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: 75 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Great central location downtown, easy to access. Thank you for a great experience!
by Steven on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: 8 - One Hour Massage Sessions with Erin M.
Fantastic!
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Atmoshere is condusive to healing.
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Erin really listens! I feel like she really wants to help me feel good!
by Joan on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
CORE works well for me! I need an elevator building-check; I need close available parking-check; I need an experienced professional-check; I need to be able to run errands before and after-check;
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
CORE is always a great experience.
by Chris on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Love this place. Booking is so easy, paying online is easy, office is super inviting and comfy and the massages are fantastic.
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
The environment is very calming, clean, and professional.
by Anonymous on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Very professional and kind. I love being able to book online! Highly recommended!
by Karelyn on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Erin M.
I liked how quiet the location is, the head part of the bed was very comfy and the heated bed was lovely. I love that this place is right over a juice bar as well. The waiting area was nice too.
by Kathy on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
I love the atmosphere its so comfortable and relaxing.
by Anonymous on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Cozy surroundings, made me feel comfortable
by Cristine on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Always feel relaxed upon walking into the studio
by Anonymous on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Very relaxing environment.
by Julia on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: 75 Minute Massage with Erin M.
CORE always feels warm and cozy to me.
by Colby on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Always a warm and inviting environment. A true gem tucked inside of a historic 1920s building.
by Anonymous on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Great location, super comfortable atmosphere
by Tammie on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
I love the ambiance of the clinic and always feel refreshed after a session with Erin.
by Diana on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
I arrived for my massage with some intense lower back pain and left feeling like a new person. Easily one of the best massages that I have ever had. I highly recommend it if you have pain or an injury or are simply looking to let go and relax.
by Julia on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: Student Rate 30 Minute Massage with Erin M.
I thoroughly enjoyed my massage and felt very relaxed and calm afterward. I definitely would get one again!
by Janet on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Erin was awesome, very professional and geared the massage toward my specific needs. Will definitely return!
by Tyson on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Overall great experience!
by Anonymous on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Don’t have anything to compare to this is my first time ever going to massage therapy for anything thing but the next day I could stop smiling and felt great. So keep up the good work
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CORE Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

202 E. Washington St.

704 & 705

Ann Arbor , MI 48104 map it

Phone: (734) 315-0818