About Us

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


  • Fantastic experience as always! I must say that I felt totally comfortable with my first post-covid massage. Never once did I feel like any care was not taken to protect everyone and that really set my mind at ease. Great work!

    Super wholesome and calming atmosphere.

  • Walking into Core is like taking a deep breath.

    Warm, quiet, relaxing !

  • Such an excellent service! A friend recommended to me and I will happily recommend to my friends.

    I love the whole experience!

  • Love it here!!!!!

    The wonderful welcome as I walked through the door.

  • Erin is amazing! Overall wonderful experience.

    It was great to experience Erin's expertise and friendliness! I love the coziness of the rooms.

30 Minute Massage

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45 Minute Massage

$65
45min

60 Minute Massage

$90
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75 Minute Massage

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90 Minute Massage

$120
90min

120 Minute Massage

$180
120min
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60 Minute Prenatal Massage

$90
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90 Minute Prenatal Massage

$120
90min
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Core Balance Massage

$160
100min
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60 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$110
60min
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90 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$140
90min
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Student Rate 30 Minute Massage

$40
30min
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Student Rate 45 Minute Massage

$60
45min
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Student Rate 60 Minute Massage

$80
60min
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Student Rate 75 Minute Massage

$90
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Student Rate 90 Minute Massage

$110
90min
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Student Rate 120 Minute Massage

$170
120min
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30 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$45
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45 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$55
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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

$120
75min
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90 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$150
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60 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$110
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90 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$140
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4 - One Hour Massage Sessions

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$320
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8 - One Hour Massage Sessions

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$600
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10 - One Hour Massage Sessions

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$750
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4 - 90 Minute Massage Sessions

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$440
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4 - 45 Minute Massage Sessions

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$220
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Erin M.

License: MI #7501004986

42 Verified Reviews

30 Minute Massage

$45
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45 Minute Massage

$65
45min

60 Minute Massage

$90
60min

75 Minute Massage

$100
75min
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90 Minute Massage

$120
90min

120 Minute Massage

$180
120min
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60 Minute Prenatal Massage

$90
60min
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90 Minute Prenatal Massage

$120
90min
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Core Balance Massage

$160
100min
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60 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$110
60min
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90 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$140
90min
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Student Rate 30 Minute Massage

$40
30min
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Student Rate 45 Minute Massage

$60
45min
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Student Rate 60 Minute Massage

$80
60min
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Student Rate 75 Minute Massage

$90
75min
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Student Rate 90 Minute Massage

$110
90min
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Student Rate 120 Minute Massage

$170
120min
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30 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$45
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

$120
75min
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90 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$150
100min
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60 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$110
60min
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90 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$140
90min
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Special Offers

4 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$320
60min.
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8 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$600
60min.
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10 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$750
60min.
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4 - 90 Minute Massage Sessions

$440
90min.
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4 - 45 Minute Massage Sessions

$220
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by jayme on Jun 16
I have had massages all over the world and Erin’s massage is now in my top 5!!! She is highly educated on how to perform Myofascial release on difficult areas of the body. I’m definitely will be utilizing her from now on. So happy we connected.
by Michelle on Feb 21
Erin was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and helpful as we talked through my specific issues. I felt well taken care of and will definitely return.
by Anonymous on Feb 11
Erin works magic - she was wonderful.
by Anonymous on Jan 23
Erin is amazing! Overall wonderful experience.
by Callie on Jan 19
I liked that Erin was very specific about targeting my areas of pain and stiffness, and was obviously very knowledgeable about body mechanics and specific techniques for managing pain as well as just relaxation. It was a much more therapeutic massage experience than previous massages I have had at other places, and the effects are lasting.
by Anonymous on Nov 19
Friendly and skilled
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!

Josephine G.

License: MI #7501006668

24 Verified Reviews

30 Minute Massage

$45
30min
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45 Minute Massage

$65
45min

60 Minute Massage

$90
60min

75 Minute Massage

$100
75min
Select

90 Minute Massage

$120
90min

120 Minute Massage

$180
120min
Select

60 Minute Prenatal Massage

$90
60min
Select

90 Minute Prenatal Massage

$120
90min
Select

Core Balance Massage

$160
100min
Select

60 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$110
60min
Select

90 Minute Hot Stone Massage

$140
90min
Select

Student Rate 30 Minute Massage

$40
30min
Select

Student Rate 45 Minute Massage

$60
45min
Select

Student Rate 60 Minute Massage

$80
60min
Select

Student Rate 75 Minute Massage

$90
75min
Select

Student Rate 90 Minute Massage

$110
90min
Select

Student Rate 120 Minute Massage

$170
120min
Select

30 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$45
30min
Select

45 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$55
45min
Select

60 Minute Craniosacral Therapy

$80
60min
Select

45 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$100
60min
Select

60 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$120
75min
Select

90 Minute Massage with Hot Oil Scalp & Lymphatic Facial Therapy

$150
100min
Select

60 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$110
60min
Select

90 Minute Massage with Core Foot Therapy

$140
90min
Select

Special Offers

4 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$320
60min.
Select

8 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$600
60min.
Select

10 - One Hour Massage Sessions

$750
60min.
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4 - 90 Minute Massage Sessions

$440
90min.
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4 - 45 Minute Massage Sessions

$220
45min.
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by Tyson on Jun 24
Josephine, as always, does a wonderful job with my problematic back and shoulder. Having not had the opportunity to book an appointment for several months while our state was under a stay-at-home order, I am reminded of how much better I can move after my sessions. As an added bonus, the relaxing benefits really help reduce any anxiety you might be suffering from!
by Anonymous on Mar 13
I came in, with my neck and shoulders feeling almost immobile with tension. After 45 minutes under Josephine's hands, I felt human again. Many many thanks.
by Anonymous on Feb 28
Attentive, thoughtful, is aware of my progress over time
by Kim on Feb 18
Josie is amazing and professional, and I wish I could afford to see her daily!!!
by Lindsey on Feb 15
Amazing every time!!! Josie is such a fantastic healer and body worker!
by Anonymous on Dec 08
This was an excellent experience, Josephine was professional and gave a fantastic massage.
by Sarah on Nov 25
Alchemy. Magic. I'm all unraveled, an unlikely snail straightened out. I am grateful for you.
by Anonymous on Oct 28
Very professional and skilful
by Anonymous on Oct 24
Josephine was very skilled. It was a wonderful full body massage with just the right amount of pressure and particular focus on my neck and shoulders, as requested.
by Gina on Sep 21
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Average Rating:

4.95 (Based on 66 Reviews)

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by Tyson on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: 75 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Fantastic experience as always! I must say that I felt totally comfortable with my first post-covid massage. Never once did I feel like any care was not taken to protect everyone and that really set my mind at ease. Great work!
by jayme on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Super wholesome and calming atmosphere.
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Walking into Core is like taking a deep breath.
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: 4 - 45 Minute Massage Sessions with Josephine G.
Warm, quiet, relaxing !
by Michelle on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Such an excellent service! A friend recommended to me and I will happily recommend to my friends.
by Kim on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
I love the whole experience!
by Lindsey on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Love it here!!!!!
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
The wonderful welcome as I walked through the door.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Erin is amazing! Overall wonderful experience.
by Callie on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Erin M.
It was great to experience Erin's expertise and friendliness! I love the coziness of the rooms.
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Beautiful and clean, calm place. Smooth booking and check-in experience. It's so great to have this right downtown Ann Arbor.
by Sarah on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Student Rate 60 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Lovely and in a great location. I was able to access the work space walking from home.
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Erin M.
Always a great experience!
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: 45 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
Excellent
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Josephine G.
A lovely, peaceful and calm atmosphere.
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.
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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