Kate Prouty

You are complex: Feeling better can be simple.

When I trained at the Mayo Clinic, I saw first hand what skilled massage therapy can do in the face of serious illness or injury. 

I specialize in working with people with cancer, fibromyalgia, and other serious or complex conditions ...
and just about everybody else.

Science provides the basis for my treatments, but intuition is my secret superpower.
Most of my clients ask me, "How did you know???"
I listen.
I listen to your words, to your muscles, and to your body's reaction to pressure, touch,...

When I trained at the Mayo Clinic, I saw first hand what skilled massage therapy can do in the face of serious illness or injury. 

I specialize in working with people with cancer, fibromyalgia, and other serious or complex conditions ...
and just about everybody else.

Science provides the basis for my treatments, but intuition is my secret superpower.
Most of my clients ask me, "How did you know???"
I listen.
I listen to your words, to your muscles, and to your body's reaction to pressure, touch, and temperature. I'm quiet during your massage because I'm listening. All you have to do is relax.


Book a Bodywork service with me today

Licenses
Massage

MI # 7501001405

Education
1996

University of North Texas

Master of Music

1992

Western Illinois University

Bachelor of Arts

2012

Lansing Community College Massage Therapy Program

Therapeutic Massage

2018

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Hospital Based Massage Therapy

2018

Tracy Walton and Associates

Oncology Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Michigan State University -- Lead Massage Therapist

The first staff Massage Therapist in Michigan State University's history. Launched MSU's "State of Relaxation" program, which includes Massage Therapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Meditation, and Pet Therapy performed by multiple practitioners. Cared for the needs of MSU faculty, staff, students, and their families.

Best Massage Therapist -- Lansing State Journal

At Craft Chiropractic in Charlotte, Michigan, won "Best Massage Therapists" for the first time in Craft's history.

Lansing Community College -- Guest Lecturer, Massage Clinic

Invited Guest Lecturer for LCC's Therapeutic Massage Clinic. Shared massage techniques, led a Q&A session for prospective Massage Therapists.

Michigan State University --Guest Lecturer, College of Music, Musicians' Health

Coached college musicians in techniques to avoid injury and promote healthy musicianship and body mechanics.

Lansing Community College -- Guest Lecturer, Ethics in Massage Therapy

Worked with student therapists discussing ethical challenges of massage practice.

Craft Chiropractic -- Massage Therapist

Worked with clients with a wide variety of disabilities, injuries, and chronic problems, as well as athletes maintaining peak physical health. Hot stone, cold stone, prenatal, infant, geriatric, hospice, deep tissue, relaxation, and sports massage techniques were used.

Motivation Massage -- Mobile Massage Therapy

Corporate events, business chair massage, private events, stress-relief events, and group activities.

Best Massage Therapist in Mid-Michigan 2019, The City Pulse

Voted as "Best Massage Therapist" in mid-Michigan 2019 in The City Pulse's "Top of the Town" competition.

Lansing Community College Department of Massage Therapy: Instructor

Faculty member of the Lansing Community College's Department of Massage Therapy, teaching "Special Populations in Massage Therapy," where I train new massage therapists about how to work effectively and safely with people with chronic or critical illness, injuries, or conditions.

MassageBook: Ranked #1 in Mid-Michigan

Because of consistently positive reviews, Patient Relaxation has been ranked #1 in our area.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Colleen on Sep 24
I went to Kate because I had a severe stiff neck which kept me from turning my head to the side and moving my arms hurt like crazy. The pain would shoot across my shoulders and up the sides of my head. This had been going on for several weeks and was getting worse over time rather than better. Kate slowly and carefully worked to find the points of origin in each area of my neck and shoulders then carefully massaged, releasing the tightness and moving on to the next area. The warm oils and heat she applied felt amazing and together with her massage skills she gave me the relief I desperately needed. I am worlds better today than I was before seeing Kate. I know it will take more than one session to regain normal range and comfort however at last I am on the right path with Kate. I would say the only down side is insurance and Medicare do not cover massage therapy as a medically necessary treatment. If you have muscle pain for what ever reason, stress, running to keep up with grandchildren, sports, etc, I highly recommend Kate at Patient Relaxation.
by Danna on Sep 22
Kate is amazing! You will not regret seeing her!
by Kelly on Sep 21
Kate did a great job! Loved my massage!
by Linh on Sep 11
I never felt so relaxed! Kate was very thoughtful and considerate, which showed throughout her therapy session. I can't wait to come back again.
by Anonymous on Sep 01
Everything was wonderful!
by dorothy on Aug 30
Kate is friendly and professional! I always leave her office feeling better than I did when I entered, both physically and mentally. I highly recommend Kate
by Anonymous on Aug 05
Very relaxing and she did an excellent job working out the knots in my back.
by Anonymous on Jul 26
I like a deeper tissue massage, but this was still very relaxing
by Anonymous on Jul 26
Kate is very knowledgeable and has done some outside of the box professional study, which translates to a highly skilled experience!
by Susan on Jul 12
Kate was attentive to my needs and very skilled. Looking forward to returning in the coming weeks and months!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Fibro Support Massage
  • Massage
  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Oncology Massage Therapy
  • Mobile Hospital Inpatient Massage Therapy