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License

  • Massage, MI #7501008282

Education

  • Irene's Myomassology Institute
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Mobile Therapeutic Deep Tissue
  • Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
  • Mobile Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Reiki
  • Medical Outcome Based Massage
  • Mobile Lymphatic Drainage
  • Therapeutic Deep Tissue
  • Mobile Reiki
  • Mobile Myofascial Release

Fitness

  • Stretching

Coaching

  • Workshop

Dustin Dreese

Meaningful Partnership in Wellness

Having spent 8 years of my professional life after graduate school working in higher education administration and corporate human resource management, I became very aware that my career decisions had yielded little happiness.  I reached a point where I knew I needed to make a drastic change.   Joy and contentment had become infrequent.  I was overweight, unhealthy, and living in a perpetual state of stress.  I developed depression, anxiety attacks, and was ...

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Where I Work

Dustin Palmer Bodywork & Massage LLC  
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1821 N Campbell Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073 Map it

Licenses

Massage, MI # 7501008282

 

Education

2015
Irene's Myomassology Institute
Myomassology
2004
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Master of Arts
2002
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Gina Agosta Salon (Novi, MI) - Massage Therapist
Massage and Bodywork
Dustin Palmer Bodywork & Massage - Owner
Lead Therapist & Business Owner
Your Wellness Massage/Walk The Line to SCI Recovery - Contracted Massage Therapist
I work with clients who have suffered from major spinal cord injury to help reduce pain, spasticity, and abnormal holding patterns. Many of these clients are quadriplegic or paraplegic.

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(71 Reviews)

Chrissie B.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin is a wonderful soul as well as being a skilled massage therapist. His urge is always to heal, and he does. I have lived in different countries and had massage in many different cities but here in Royal Oak, you will find one of the best massage therapists you could find anywhere.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Stephen K.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Did a great job!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tara S.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin is the best masseuse I've had! He's not only knowledgeable and makes me feel better when I leave, but he makes the experience so comforting and relaxing. I just wish I could afford to see him every week instead of once or twice a month!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Linda P.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
This was my first massage with Dustin. I found him to be a good listener and very knowledgable about his craft. He works interactively with his clients to address any particular issues one might have, then provides a balance of soft and deep muscle massage as well as stretching leg muscles. I noticed the following day I seemed to be a bit more mobile. I will recommend Dustin to anyone seeking a GOOD Massage Therapist. I will definately be returning!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kimberly D.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
I Loved it Dustin worked hard on my problem. He is the BEST!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Keith P.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Best massage ever. Will be back for sure!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Darleen D.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
24 hours later still no pain! Dustin is great at his job. I will continue to go to him for sure. Took my boyfriend with me also and he said it was the best massage he has ever had!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Marquita H.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Medical Outcome Based Massage
5
I had a very professional & comforting first experience. Thank you.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Borris B.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Liked everything.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Michael L.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin is very skilled and he pays attention to your specific issues. Clean and relaxing environment. Good communication with the client. And he'a really nice!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
John H.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin listened to my concerns (tight shoulders), encouraged me to give feedback and continually checked in with how I was doing during the session.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Bud L.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Excellent massage. Very skilled and knowledgeable as well as personable!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Enjoyed it very much booked another one in 2 weeks. It was my first time going to get a massage, and had a great experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sharon R.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Myofascial Release
5
I am a crossfitter/strongman competitor and I wish I would have found Dustin sooner! Since seeing him my mobility and training have improved so much! He is extremely knowledgable and tailors our session to fit my needs. I will be seeing him for a long time to come.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Marlene A.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Had a great overall experience I will be returning
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Dawn F.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
You can tell Dustin loves what he does. He is very conscious of your comfort level, and very professional. This was the best massage I have EVER experienced. We are currently working on the muscles of my knee post surgery. There was marked improvement after just the first session! I will be a regular customer!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
David C.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Medical Outcome Based Massage
5
Dustin does fantastic work. He is making it so I can walk normal again. Highly recommended!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Alissa S.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin gives the best deep tissue massage!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Christopher S.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Great experience would highly recommend to anyone
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Becky B.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Absolutely amazing as always!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
liked everything great massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sarah G.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin provided me with instruction on how to stretch correctly to improve my posture and decrease my recovery time from sports-injuries. The Chiropractor's office that he practices in is very clean and well kept. He keeps a professional business.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amu A.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
The first massage I have ever had where I did not begin to get sore later in the day. Also, I did not wake up sick the next day. I feel wonderful. Dustin is excellent at what he does. I look forward to going to see him again.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Dominic B.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin was great with his hands and very professional. I highly recommend.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Erik F.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
I had a long week and really needed some very firm pressure and calming atmosphere. I got both and a great deal more, thanks to Dustin's professionalism and good listening ear. Thank you for being so in tune with the needs of my body and spirit.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anna D.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
I love how I feel after the massage. Dustin is an incredible masseur!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Ken S.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
I enjoyed the massage very much, Dustin does a great job. I have some issues and he takes his time and attempts to help with all of the issues. He is the best that I've encountered thus far.!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jaclynn C.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
This was such a different experience than some massages I've had in the past, where I have left feeling drained and sore with no real benefits. Dustin is friendly, warm, and very knowledgeable and skilled. He focused on the areas we talked about, as well as areas I had no idea needed attention. I left feeling relaxed with no more shoulder/neck pain, but also felt energized and re-centered. I would recommend Dustin to anyone and am about to schedule my next massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Laura M.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Lymphatic Drainage
5
I got the lymph drainage massage. I had really bad swelling in both legs and feet for the last 4 months. I have tried everything to get it to go away with no success and doctors have not been able to help. After the massage, the swelling is gone. I can see my ankles and wear shoes again. Dustin was really good about explaining what he was doing and what to expect afterwards. I would highly recommend Dustin for any type of massage and will go back again
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Thai C.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin was great with his hands! Definitely will go back
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Great as always
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Cheyril C.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin is very kind & is professional. I highly recommend him!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Alyssa R.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin was absolutely amazing. I had knots all over and when I left I felt like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders (literally). My stress level was even lowered. I will definitely be going back and would recommend him to all!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin was attentive to my concerns and we worked around a few physical limitations. He asked often if he was causing me pain or discomfort. He is wonderful. I'll be back!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Paul H.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin gave an excellent massage. He used great stretching technichs When I left I felt so much better. I will be going back for future massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Dana P.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Incredible experience start to finish. Dustin communicated everything clearly. He asked for any areas of special attention. He asked if the pressure was right and really did an amazing massage. I will be going back to see him. I work out regularly and seemed to be hitting a "wall" with soreness and recuperation. This is the breakthrough that I needed. Thanks again so much for your hard work and dedication!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sarah S.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin was amazing! Not only was he completely thorough in his knowledge and talent, he shared that information along the way. Always inquiring and making sure that I was comfortable and at ease. His work space is clean, fresh and calming and he is happy to converse as little or as much as you want or need. Definitely a wonderful experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Lymphatic Drainage
5
He is very friendly and knowledgable. Def going to come back for a massage :)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jason Z.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Everything was excellent compared to previous massage experiences. Dustin was very communicative which helped as far as where to focus on any problem areas and even areas I did not realize I was having issues with. I look forward to going back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Erin L.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
I love how he incorporated deep breathing, stretching and pressure point therapy. He found my problem areas and seemed to tailor the therapeutic massage specifically for me. Health insurances should really cover massages (specifically Dustin's method)...way more beneficial than popping a bunch of pills!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jim L.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin was an active listener and therefore was able to concentrate on my target areas. Open communication allowed for adjustments to the session. Coming back!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Nita S.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Always amazing. I recommend him to everyone!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anita L.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin is an incredible therapist!!! He listens to the client to make sure he's applying the right amount of pressure to get you back to the best health. His current office is in with the Chiropractor, so don't go in expecting a SPA experience. No flowing fountains in the lobby, etc... but who needs to pay for that anyway??? The office is neat and clean. The therapy room has the spa feel to it so you won't feel deprived. He's a very skilled therapist.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jeff G.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
4
Great therapeutic massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Michael G.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Fantastic massage! Dustin is a very talented masseuse. As other have noted, you can hear other people talking in adjacent rooms while getting massaged. It didn't bother me, but don't expect a silent experience. He did mention that there are times that you can book when it would be quieter. I look forward to my next massage with Dustin.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
peter r.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
4
Excellent massage. I would definitely come back. Room was a little cold. Could have used a bit of a deeper rub & getting right to attachment points above thigh and glutes. Overall though very good.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Wendy S.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Another wonderful massage from Dustin
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Rob G.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin knows his business. He understands injuries and pain and how to help. And he has an intuitive touch, knowing the right amount of pressure. I look forward to my next massage with him.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Traffic was noisy. I didn't mind but noticed it. Not a show stopper by any means.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Majlinda B.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Great experience!Dustin is caring professional and attendive .Highly recomend him!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Heather A.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Great!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Christa R.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Housed in a doctor's office, which had a more clinical feel than a spa feel -- which I prefer. Dustin was awesome. Very professional. I felt very comfortable right from the beginning. You can tell he cares greatly about his clients and their well-being. I will be back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Donovan Y.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Great hands and super nice!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Informative before the session about what he will do and very professional!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sylvia S.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
He was great. Did all the areas that I wanted plus more. Gently hands.I will be back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Very good
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tamara V.
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
Reiki Treatment
5
Dustin creates a safe, soothing environment, and an exceptional experience. I have had both energy work and massage and highly recommend his services.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Everything was flawless
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tara S.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Best massage I've ever had! I could feel relief immediately. Dustin's knowledge of the muscles, tissues, & body allow him the ability to help you feel better without feeling worse first. He also educates you by explaining why & what he's doing. He's amazing :)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
4
Dustin did the best with the small room. Music was nice. He is an excellent masseuse. I liked the explanations and the breathing instructions. I also appreciate the lack of small talk during the massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Bryce G.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Fantastic massage for my first time! Appreciated the shoulder work and concentration on problem areas like my shoulders and upper back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Chinea W.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin was wonderful!!! Very professional. I will be returning!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sean H.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Top quality masseur
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Mike S.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
I really liked how Dustin applied enough pressure on my back. I've had MT not use enough pressure to get into the deep tissue, but that was not the case with Dustin.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Joann F.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Working on the sinus really helped
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Sarah L.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
This was the best massage I ever received and I will definitely be back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
5
Dustin was extremely professional and provided me with a fantastic massage. I felt great during, that evening and today. He's one of the best masseurs I've ever had (and I've had 30+ over the last 20 years). Thanks a million Dustin, I'll be back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Petra T.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Outstanding service! Very thoughtful and concerned about the client's needs.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Carolyn S.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
Dustin is a true professional: very skilled, knowledgeable, and respectful. I would highly recommend him and I will continue to retain him as my massage therapist.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
nothing to compare it to.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Tamara V.
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
5
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Dustin. It had been far too long since my last massage and Dustin prepared me for what to expect prior to beginning. I usually strictly book services with female providers, but because Dustin came highly recommended by my best friend, I took a chance and I'm so glad that I did! I felt extremely safe the entire time, both physically and emotionally. Dustin held a warm energetic space, had the perfect relaxing music playing and everything smelled divine. He checked in regularly (but not too often) to make sure the pressure was comfortable, to encourage breathing through particular movements and just to make sure I was OK. I felt more connected to my body than I have in a long time and was able to be mindful and present throughout the entire experience. The only time my mind drifted was when I wanted to remember the highlights to include in a testimonial! I would recommend Dustin Palmer Bodywork and Massage to anyone and everyone who loves to care for themselves, and even more to those who struggle to do so! Plus, his pricing is ridiculously affordable. I will most certainly be back (in fact, I've booked again for next week!)! Thank you!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0