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
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 Darniesha on Apr 17
I absolutely loved the vibe. The massage was everything. I felt relieved of tension and pain once Dustin was finished.
by Kira on Apr 17
Dustin was very clear about what he was going to do and communicated throughout to check on my pain level. It had been a long time since I'd last gotten a massage so a lot of my muscles were very tight. But after the massage, I felt much better! He also gave me some simple stretches to do at home to help keep my muscles less tight.
by Tara on Apr 10
Dustin knows what he's doing and he does it right.
by Anonymous on Apr 09
I dislike when my quads feel like they are being crushed by a semi truck. I like when my entire body is no longer in self-induced pain.
by Tina on Apr 04
I am an ex- college athlete who is used to sports massages and I haven’t been able to find anyone that could compare to my sports massages in college. That was until I was referred to Dustin. Dustin is the best. He applies appropriate pressure and finds the muscles that are tense and focuses on your problem areas. He is by far the best massage I’ve ever had. Makes you feel extremely comfortable, and does a great job making it personal when you come in. I would suggest Dustin to anyone. He has the ability to do very deep tissue and also very relaxing massages.
by Anonymous on Apr 04
He’s knowledgeable and professional. Easy to work with and attentive
by Angela on Mar 01
I loved the entire experience. Dustin is knowledgeable and so friendly. His entire aura is soothing and friendly.
by Jim on Feb 12
Dustin listened to my suggestions of problem areas and addressed my needs accordingly.
by Anonymous on Feb 03
For my first massage with Dustin, he and his massage was absolutely phenomenal. You can really tell how passionate he is in his work. Thank you. I literally slept like a baby.
by Tiffany on Jan 30
Dustin is wonderful and his staff is amazing. I referred a friend from work and she’s hooked as well.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Therapeutic Deep Tissue
  • Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Mobile Manual Therapy
  • Deep Tissue
  • 15 Minute Add-on

Fitness

  • Stretching

Coaching

  • Workshop

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