Therapists

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Therapeutic Massage

This classic massage employs long soothing strokes to improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, and increase mobility; leaving you in a deeply relaxed, stress-free state. The perfect “body, mind, spirit” treatment to maintain good health.

Swedish Massage

Combinations of various massage modalities are used to address specific concerns, including back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, and other muscle involved issues.

Shiatsu Massage

Combining traditional massage techniques, with stretching and weight counterbalancing, Shiatsu promotes self-healing, and encourages greater  harmony of energy. Pressure is applied to specific zones of the body located along the acupuncture meridians. This treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood & lymphatic flow. Come prepared wearing loose fitting, comfortable clothing; as Shiatsu is practiced fully clothed on a padded mat, on the floor.

Prenatal Massage

Soothing massage specifically designed for the expecting mother; offers relief from chronic muscle tension, nausea, swelling, and other common discomforts of pregnancy. Sinus Massage A combination of acupressure massage, essential oils, cooling globes, and reflexology to help open sinus passages; reducing swelling and headaches related to sinus pressure.  Head, Neck & Back This massage employs a variety of techniques focused to release tension in the head, neck, shoulder, and back areas.  Reflexology Massage An alternative therapy involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques.

Our Wonderful Therapists

Jerry Stutz

Jerry Stutz’s motivation for launching Body Therapy Massage & Spa in 2012 was to create not just a new business, but a new business model devoted to providing consistently excellent body work.
As a passionate practitioner of the art, Jerry’s day-to-day focus is to help clients relieve, if not eliminate, the challenges they experience in their bodies.  His specialties include trigger-point and deep tissue massage.  In the last three years, he has added Shiatsu massage to his repertoire.  Jerry’s experience with Shiatsu informs his approach to bodywork, which is dedicated to balancing the life energy or “qi” of his clients.

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With more than a quarter century in the business, Jerry understands the difference that great massage can make in people’s lives.  His roster of satisfied clients includes members of the Detroit Lions and Red Wings sports franchises.  He was also the official massage therapist for the internationally famous Cirque du Soleil.  Jerry continues to provide pro bono body work for the athletic programs of local high schools.

Sharon Witkowski

Sharon is a graduate of Educating Hands School of Massage (Miami, FL) and passed the National Certification test to obtain her Florida Massage Therapy license in 1996, and currently is licensed in the State of Michigan.  Always a student, Sharon has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education classes and certifications over the years, including gross anatomy, neuromuscular therapy, medical massage, reflexology, mother massage (pre and postnatal), geriatric massage, reiki, and others.  Her next goal is to obtain a certification in oncology massage, which she has a special interest in, being a cancer survivor herself.

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Prior to joining Body Therapy Massage & Spa and Retro Fitness (formerly the Rochester Athletic Club) in 2008, Sharon’s busy days were split between her own private massage practice in Miami, massaging patients at a physical therapy group, de-stressing students and educators alike at the University of Miami, and teaching yoga.

Drake Gamelin

Drake is a graduate of Irene’s School of Myomassology (Southfield, MI) class of February 2019. He specializes in Deep Tissue massage for relaxation and therapeutic change. He works with his clients to relieve pain, restriction, and stress in the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back. His passion for massage stems from his career as a licensed esthetician. Drake graduated from the Michigan College of Beauty in 2016. He loved giving massages during facials and decided to follow his passion by getting licensed as a Massage Therapist.

Drake looks forward to continuing to learn and grow as a Licensed Massage Therapist and has a passion for learning the art and skill of Myofascial Release and Cranial-Sacral techniques to further help his clients. When not working with clients in the Spa, Drake enjoys being outdoors (when the Michigan climate allows). He loves hiking and camping and especially loves spending time in Sleepy Bear Dunes or Pictured Rocks. He has his sets on traveling more and hopes to travel with his mom to Greece one day to visit the Ancient Ruins. Something you wouldn’t know about Drake right away is that he has mastered the art of crockpot cooking and enjoys sharing his favorite recipes with the team and his clients.