Gloria Leininger

Licensed & Nationally Certified Massage Therapist

A life long native of Michigan, Gloria's roots began on a dairy farm near the Michigan/Ohio border. The youngest of seven children, her passion for science & function of the human body started as a young girl with a desire to be in the medical field when she grew up. Gloria's awareness and sensitivity to peoples needs is a gift she shares freely with those she comes into contact with. Her interests in health, staying active and a holistic approach for optimal living has brought her to wher...

A life long native of Michigan, Gloria's roots began on a dairy farm near the Michigan/Ohio border. The youngest of seven children, her passion for science & function of the human body started as a young girl with a desire to be in the medical field when she grew up. Gloria's awareness and sensitivity to peoples needs is a gift she shares freely with those she comes into contact with. Her interests in health, staying active and a holistic approach for optimal living has brought her to where she is today as a small business owner, promoting overall wellness through massage & bodywork in her practice and to the general public. Gloria is a member of the Dexter Chamber of Commerce, Dexter Rotary, 5 Healthy towns/Dexter Wellness Coalition, and supports proper treatment for mental illness. Some of Gloria's favorites to create a balanced life are, time spent at Lake Michigan, being in Mother Nature by biking, rollerblading, kayaking or other outdoor activities and her faith.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MI # 3664038

Education
2001

Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy

Certified Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworker

Experience
Bodywork

Myofascial Release technique

certificate, 2001

Neuromuscular Therapy Technique

certificate, 2001

Orthopedic Massage I

certificate, 2005

Maya Abdominal Massage I

Self Care certificate, 2005

Maya Abdominal Massage II

Professional Training certificate, 2005

Upledger Institute, Healing From the Core

Grounding and Healthy Boundaries certificate, 2005

Upledger Institute, Craniosacral Therapy I

certificate, 2005

Upledger institute, Trauma Recovery-Healing the Nervous System

certificate, 2005

Upledger Institute, Craniosacral Therapy II

certificate, 2010

Upledger Institute, Lymph Drainage Therapy I

certificate, 2001

Foundation for Healthy Family Living, Infant Massage Instructor Training

certificate, 2001 & 2002

Washtenaw Community College, Anatomy:Cadaver-based review of Human Neck & Back

certificate, 2010

Washtenaw Community College, Anatomy:Cadaver-based review of Human Hip, Knee, Leg & Foot

certificate, 2010

Washtenaw Community College, Anatomy:Cadaver-based review of Human Shoulder, Arm & Hand

certificate, 2010

Bowenwork Training

certificate, 2013

Upledger Institute, Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen I

certificate, 2014

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Massage Therapist for cancer patients

Provided massage to cancer patients funded by the Christy Yenkel Foundation at St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Center, 2001-2004

Arbor Hospice, Volunteer Massage Therapist

Served as a volunteer massage therapist for hospice patients, 2005

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Mobile Table or Chair Massage
  • Maya Abdominal Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • CHI Machine Therapy
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Infrared Heat Therapy

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