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 Mike on Mar 17
Dustin's new technique for releasing the myofacia
by Anonymous on Mar 15
Best massage I have ever had
by Val on Mar 14
I feel so much better. Very sore as I knew I would be. Still some burning and spasms but improved range of motion without pain is welcome. Very attentive, great skill set, very nice
by Shannon on Mar 12
Dustin was very professional and was able to work through my hip and neck issues. I walked in stiff and walked out feeling amazing I cannot wait til my next visit.
by Tiffany on Mar 09
I found Dustin to be very friendly and professional. He makes you feel comfortable and he knows what he's doing... this was my first experience but I will be coming back! I felt great and so relaxed after my massage. I would highly recommend him to others!
by Kelly on Mar 02
He is "The Best"!!!!
by Anonymous on Feb 22
Professional and knowledgeable
by Tonya on Feb 18
Great massage. Loved ambiance and professionalism.
by Olivia on Feb 17
Great technique
by Lisa on Feb 16
Dustin always addresses my specific issues so well

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Fitness

  • Stretching

Coaching

  • Workshop

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