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 Kyle on Jun 16
Skilled and personalized
by Nathan on Jun 08
I exercise regularly and take a lot of pride in my diet, self-care, and general physical health. But, there's nothing like the therapy I get with Dustin. He's able to analyze and address issues that I wasn't even aware of in real time. The end result is that I leave every session feeling better and with peace of mind.
by Naomi on Jun 03
Wonderful massage
by Bobbi on Apr 16
Dustin is knowledgeable and thorough. He noticed immediately areas with high tension and low mobility and asked if I'd like to participate in active therapy for both. I was impressed with his attentiveness and skill.
by Anthony on Apr 10
Dustin is an expert in his field; I was referred to him and will support his business because he’s got a great thing going.
by Camren on Mar 24
Mad skills. Well done.
by Marlene on Mar 20
The whole ambience experience
by Martha on Mar 15
Love the massages I receive!!!!
by Tina on Feb 28
Dustin was very professional and made me feel comfortable. I received a deep tissue and his pressure was perfect. I’d recommend him!
by Tamara on Feb 24
I appreciated that Dustin took the time to work deeply on problem areas instead of simply doing the usual, expected massage. His attention to the individual is what makes him great at what he does!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Fitness

  • Stretching

Coaching

  • Workshop

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