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 Bernadette on May 19
Great massage. Just what I needed.
by Anonymous on May 10
A professional, therapeutic and beneficial experience.
by Anonymous on May 09
Very relaxing ! No stress ! Pain free !
by Susan on May 07
Dustin was fabulous. Completely professional, and still fully accessible and good at communication. I have a lot going wrong, and he addressed the problem spots, while still giving an overall massage that was superb. Sweet guy - and GREAT massage.
by Stephanie on May 04
Dustin was professional and courteous. He asked questions and took time to demonstrate techniques to relieve tension between visits. The atmosphere is warm, the massage table is soft and aromatherapy is a complimentary bonus. Enjoy!
by MICHAEL on May 03
Do yourself a favor and go see him while he still has some openings. Something tells me he will quickly be full for months. What has he done for me that I rave so much about? 1) I thought I had a rotator cuff issue or pinched nerve. After one session with Dustin I thought to myself "did I really just pay for someone to beat me up?" Then the next morning I woke up with all pain in my shoulder, neck, and side completely gone. Still gone 4 weeks later, as a matter of fact. 2) I'm a type I diabetic and been having some retention issues that caused swelling of the hands/feet, as well as, unexplained slow reactions to my insulin. So I tried the Lymphatic Drainage treatment. He explained that it's not a really hard pressure massage but more of a light firm treatment to increase the fluid movement and drainage in my lymphatic system. Again, I'm a huge skeptic, but I tried it anyways. Much to my surprise my hands and feet now have no swelling and I have more energy (in addition to sleeping like a baby). But the big surprise that I thought would be unrelated is that my insulin reaction times are not only back to normal but actually increased greatly. Thanks Dustin.
by Rachel on May 02
Dustin, is a very nice professional Massage Therapist. I have been in so much chronic pain since September 2016. I was getting Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, McKenzie Therapy and Chiropractor Therapy; it was not until I began seeing Dustin I started getting relief with my pain. I am so grateful. Rachel W.
by Anita on Apr 24
Dustin has been working with me to get my legs "working" again. My muscles have been tight for so long they were not responding the way I need them to work. Dustin has been including Myofascial release and not only do I feel better when I get off the table, the results are getting more sustainable!!! He's a great therapist. He listens and works with the client to get the best results!
by Madelyn on Apr 21
Great experience, my first professional massage! Loved the music, atmosphere and use of essential oils! Only complaint is that it was over too soon!
by Anonymous on Apr 17
Wonderful experience - feeling 10 years younger! Thank You Dustin!

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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