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 or Coaching services

by Doug on Mar 09
Dustin Listens to you (!) and tailors the session to address whatever may be going on.
by Teresa on Mar 06
Dustin was very pleasant and honest and straightforward. He was very good at tuning in to what my body needed and communicated that well. I will go to him again
by Kareem on Feb 15
Dustin is a wonderful massage therapist. Always very attentive to areas of tension and informative.
by Christopher on Jan 12
Would highly recommend Dustin to anyone!
by Mary on Jan 10
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by Kathy on Dec 19
Best massage therapist I’ve ever been to.
by Anonymous on Dec 10
Amazing!
by Patrick on Nov 23
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by Janelle on Nov 22
Dustin was very knowledgeable and informative. He taught me a lot about the root causes of my pain and showed me stretches that I can do at home to improve my posture! I’ve been to a few practices for massage therapy, but I’ve never felt so confident that I could correct my posture and relieve my pain until I came here!
by Anonymous on Nov 22
Put me at ease, explained everything thoroughly - can't say enough good stuff about this experience! Best news - I feel amazing after!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Other
  • Deep Tissue
  • Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
  • 30 Minute Add-on
  • Myofascial Release
  • Mobile Manual Therapy
  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • 15 Minute Add-on
  • Hot Stone Massage

Coaching

  • Workshop

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