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 Timothy on Nov 27
If you want the best message around Dustin is you guy.
by Paul on Nov 27
Dustin is very good! My previous/first massage was relaxation, this one was deep tissue and since it had been a long time since I had a massage I felt like I should try both types before commenting. The only negative things I can say are that the hour-long session is done so quickly (I do believe longer sessions are available) and Dustin’s schedule fills up quickly. These are both good problems to have: thank you Dustin!
by Heidi on Nov 12
I felt immediately at ease with Dustin, who was attentive to my specific needs, and was able to fully relax into the experience.
by Tara on Oct 21
Dustin is a fantastic masseuse not to mention friendly & prfessional. I’ll definitely be back!
by Chad on Oct 21
One of the best! Excellent athletic deep tissue massage.
by Michael on Sep 26
I have been seeing Dustin for two years. Dustin is professional, kind and caring, and well versed in all aspects of massage therapy. I see him for treatment of symptoms related to my neuromuscular disorder, and the sessions are very effective. I highly recommend him!
by Ted on Aug 25
Dustin took the time to understand my back pain symptoms and history before starting. Clearly cared about my recovery. Custom tailored my massage to my pain and checked in frequently to ensure excellent communication throughout session. Explained what he was doing and why in a way I could begin to better understand why I am in pain. Left feeling better and looking forward to future sessions as part of healing recovery.
by Anonymous on Jun 24
Very professional and great work!
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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Fitness

  • Stretching

Coaching

  • Workshop

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