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 ...

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 diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  In short, I was on a quick decline... and I knew it.

I decided in the Fall of 2012 to quit my job in Corporate America and take some time to heal and course-correct my life.  It was during this period that I realized the answer was there all along.

Growing up, my father was a big believer in massage therapy.  He used to send my mother and I to practitioners about once a month.  Being exposed to massage as a teenager was a blessing and I remember discussing the profession with each of the therapists, hearing the many reasons they loved what they did. However, this was in the mid 1990's and the profession did not have the kind of social stature that I felt was expected of me.  I quite intentionally ruled out Bodywork as a career and pursued more "acceptable" options.  

Almost 20 years later, the field of Massage Therapy has evolved and proven itself among the medical community.  Personally, I had evolved into a free thinker and self-motivated individual who was  ready to revisit the work that captivated me at such an impressionable age.

Today, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (L.M.T.), skilled in a range of therapeutic modalities.  I strive to provide my clients with an individualized and goal-based approach to massage and bodywork.  Whether you are looking for rhythmic relaxation massage, targeted deep tissue therapy, full body Reiki treatments, or even a combination of therapies, my personal mission is to be a meaningful partner in your wellness.


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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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

Experience
Bodywork

Gina Agosta Salon (Novi, MI) - Massage Therapist

Delivered skilled massage and bodywork while providing superior customer service in a salon and day spa environment.

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.

Dustin Palmer Bodywork & Massage

Lead Therapist & Business Owner

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Fitness, or Coaching services

by Debra on Sep 20
Dustin is professional and knowledgeable. As a licensed massage therapist myself, I tend to be a bit critical... but I have already rebooked with Dustin and plan to take advantage of one of his package specials!
by Gail on Sep 19
Hoping to see my posture improve as a result of relaxed muscles in my back. Excellence!
by Liz on Sep 16
After my car accident Dustin knew exactly what to do to ease the muscles involved while explaining the purpose of each manipulation. Ex: He was very careful to always ask if the pressure was too much, this was to increase blood flow, etc. and was always the consummate professional. I would highly recommend Dustin to anyone for medical outcome based massage.
by Christopher on Sep 16
I'd recommend anyone to Dustin.
by Nita on Sep 13
Your new room is great! Thanks so much!
by Anonymous on Sep 01
I haven't had a migraine since going to Dustin.
by Erik on Aug 25
I really appreciated you taling me through what was happening with my lower back pain. I had no idea my sacrum was out of alignment. Thanks also for referring me for an adjustment for this issue. I am walking without pain or discomfort now.
by Christa on Aug 21
Great massage!
by Anonymous on Aug 18
Very thorough process. Knowledgeable and considerate therapist.
by Mayssa on Aug 02
Dustin tailors the massage to the individual. It's not the same massage for everyone and it's not the same massage every time I go.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Fitness

  • Stretching

Coaching

  • Workshop

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