Dustin Dreese

Meaningful Partnership in Wellness

Having spent 8 years of my professional life after graduate school working in industries that yielded little happiness, I reached a point where I knew I needed to make a drastic change.  Joy and happiness 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 ...

Having spent 8 years of my professional life after graduate school working in industries that yielded little happiness, I reached a point where I knew I needed to make a drastic change.  Joy and happiness 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 corporate career 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 health care 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 or sports therapy, fascial mobilization or manual lymphatic drainage, my personal mission is to be a meaningful partner in your wellness.

Life is good.  

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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

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

I have received advanced training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, performing full body drainage treatments for clients dealing with edemas, chronic fatigue, sleeplessness and chronic illness.

Your Wellness Massage/Walk The Line to SCI Recovery - Contracted Massage Therapist

While working with Your Wellness Massage as a Contracted Therapist, I performed Massage Therapy on clients who were recovering from spinal cord injuries. Often these clients had severe nerve damage and experienced painful spasms and abnormal muscle holding patterns. The work I performed on these clients helped to reduce these symptoms and provide relief while they underwent rehabilitative programs at Walk the Line to SCI Recovery.

Owner - Dustin Palmer Bodywork & Massage, LLC

My private practice consists of some of the most skilled and professional therapists in the area. I have worked extensively with every member of my team BEFORE contracting them to work with my clients, in most instances for several months. A carefully curated team, each therapists brings a passion for outcome-based bodywork and massage therapy.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Fitness, or Coaching services

by Anonymous on Dec 03
I liked that Dustin specifically asked what kind of massage I was interested in and also where my problem areas were
by LInda on Nov 11
Dustin was totally concerned with making this as comfortable and therapeutic as possible. He has a gentle, healing touch and knew how to stretch the muscles and knead them, repeatedly inquiring as to whether I was okay with the pressure he used. My neck and shoulders still feel loose and the soreness prior to the massage is gone.
by LInda on Nov 11
I could not believe how relaxed my neck and shoulders were, and how it increased my range of motion. Last night I did not experience problems with finding a comfortable position to sleep.
by LInda on Nov 11
It felt wonderful.
by Jim on Oct 24
He is the body whisperer, and always seems to find the root of the issue
by Timothy on Oct 05
Leg injury felt much better when massage was complete.
by Julie on Sep 24
Makes you feel comfortable, listens to what you want/need, and is reasonably priced!
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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Therapeutic Deep Tissue
  • Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
  • Medical Outcome Based Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Deep Tissue
  • 15 Minute Add-on

Fitness

  • Stretching

Coaching

  • Workshop

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