Tammy Ware

Compassionate touch is as necessary as food, water and air.

I began studying and practicing massage therapy at the Minneapolis School of Massage & Bodywork Inc in 1988. Personally, I like to emphasize the "therapy" aspect of massage and many of my clients begin to work with me on recommendation from their physical therapists or chiropractors. My treatments can be the final step in the healing process or just the ticket to keep them healthy and injury free. I enjoy working with baby boomers, like myself, who want to stay feeling young and active. I ...

I began studying and practicing massage therapy at the Minneapolis School of Massage & Bodywork Inc in 1988. Personally, I like to emphasize the "therapy" aspect of massage and many of my clients begin to work with me on recommendation from their physical therapists or chiropractors. My treatments can be the final step in the healing process or just the ticket to keep them healthy and injury free. I enjoy working with baby boomers, like myself, who want to stay feeling young and active. I love working with dedicated athletes and weekend warriors alike to help them achieve their personal best. And I am experienced in working with illness, chronic health conditions or people recovering from cancer treatments. I believe massage therapy is good preventive health care as well as a rehabilitation tool from pain, illness and injury. When not working I enjoy going hiking through the woods with my husband, oil painting and being a source of love and encouragement to my three children who are becoming independent adults. 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MI # 7501001103

Experience
Bodywork

Cupping Methods

My most recent addition to my therapy skills is Cupping Therapy which I learned from the International Cupping Therapy Association in 2016. I love using the cups to relieve long held restrictions and stiffness and relieve pain. Unlike nearly every massage technique which presses down onto the body the suctioning pull of the cups lifts and separates skin and tissues in a way massage cannot.

Therapeutic Massage

I finished my basic training as a massage therapist in 1989 at the Mpls School of Massage and Bodywork in Minnesota. Then after working at the local YMCA and with a chiropractor for a couple of years, I returned to the school and trained to become their Sports Massage teacher. I worked at MSMB for 4 years before moving to Michigan in 1995. I have been working in the Milford, Michigan area since 2001 and cofounded Essential Massage & Wellness Center in 2008, I am a lifelong learner and continue to seek out and hone new therapeutic skills every year.

Table Thai Massage

I developed an interest in Thai Massage and took my first workshop in 2008. Then I began training with Lucille Palancher of Thai Vinyasa in 2010, and modified to the Table Thai techniques taught by Heath and Nicole Reed. I find clients wishing to work with flexibility issues really love the energizing yet relaxing Thai massage techniques and I enjoy incorporating them into many of my therapeutic sessions.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Pat on Oct 16
Tammy’s massages are always very therapeutic. She finds the area that needs attention and works it out. Every single time.
by Carol on Oct 03
Her personal care.
by Sally on Sep 30
See comments above.
by julie on Sep 28
Tammy is a very skilled and thoughtful therapist.
by Adelade on Sep 06
Tammi knew exactly what I needed.... even when I didn't know.
by Maggie on Sep 04
It was all excellent
by Jamie on Aug 24
Amazing and Professional!
by Anonymous on Aug 14
Tammy has been treating me for years. She has tremendously helped me with my pain that I experience from the damage I did to my body in my younger years
by Anonymous on Aug 14
Tammy helped me alot ! Gave good tips for numb hands and hand pain.
by Karen on Aug 12
Love having a deep tissue massage. Having a massage monthly keeps me pain free.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Thai Massage

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