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 Christopher on Apr 18
Tammy knows her stuff. I was able to describe my discomfort and purpose for visiting Essential from a recommendation. Tammy immediately formulated a plan and went to work. Although each situation is different my pain became tolerable the next day. I am continuing my visits to Tammy for treatment.
by Anonymous on Apr 08
The entire massage.
by Gwyn on Apr 02
A great deep-tissue massage from a therapist who knows the body well. Highly recommend.
by Heather on Mar 26
I am so thankful to have met Tammy! She worked on areas that I had concerns with and found other areas that were causing me trouble. I feel so much better the next day - less pain, more mobility, and not as fatigued. She also connected me with a nutritionist to potentially help me investigate some ongoing health issues that I am trying to root cause. Couldn't be happier and will be going back!
by Erin on Mar 10
Where do I start? Tammy is so well versed in not only massage therapy but so many other aspects and is ALWAYS looking out for the best for her clients by providing advice when asked that is ALWAYS considered valuable due to her own research of individuals and/or organizations that she refers. Feel blessed to have her aiding in my pain management.
by Vera on Feb 20
Tammy’s hands perform miracles and she helped to release a lot of tension in my shoulder.
by Anonymous on Feb 18
Very intuitive care. You can tell it is not a “one size fits all treatment”.
by Brian on Feb 12
Made an effort to help fix my current back problem. Willing to listen to me and do what’s needed.
by Anonymous on Jan 29
Tammy is well educated and a master of her craft!
by Michelle on Jan 21
I’ve been seeing Tammy for approximately 16 years, she’s the best at what she does! I have been experiencing neck/shoulder pain for a couple weeks and Tammy was able to relieve the pain.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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