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Our goals for Massage Mechanics are to provide a comfortable environment, that is accessible and affordable for everyone. We want to share the benefits of Massage Therapy with our community. We welcome you to visit us and experience what we have to offer.

 Andrea Gruber and Becky Smith,  founders of Massage Mechanics

Andrea Gruber and Becky Smith,  founders of Massage Mechanics


Our Team

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Andrea Gruber

Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist

Andrea Gruber started massaging when she was young, giving her mother back rubs, and has greatly enjoyed learning and understanding the physiology behind what she intuitively understood as a child. After receiving her BFA from EMU, she went to the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. She loves working with athletes and office workers. Many of her clients appreciate her pressure, responsiveness, and consistency. Andrea specializes in deep tissue, sports massage, NMT, Myofascial, Swedish, hot stone, and integrative techniques.

Andrea is available Tue – Sat.

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Beth Mount

Licensed Massage Therapist

Bio coming soon!

Beth is available Tue and Thu

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Bridgett Rossi

Licensed Massage Therapist

Bridgett knew she wanted to be a Massage Therapist after receiving her first massage at the age of 17. She was drawn to the ability to heal, soothe, and relax all at the same time. She graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute. She has also received additional education and certification in Medical Massage at the Flint Institute of Therapeutic Massage. She uses a holistic approach to each and every individual. She believes we all need touch; it is a form of love. Bridgett has an amazing integrative technique combining many different modalities, including Swedish, Lomi Lomi, pressure point therapy, shiatsu, polarity reiki, and sports massage. She is also trained in Hot Stone massage.

Bridgett is available Wed, Thu, Sat.

 
 
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Leah Graf

Licensed Massage Therapist

Massage has been a part of Leah's life since the very beginning, she has been experiencing massage since the ripe age of one month old. She gravitated to massage because she feels massage can be beneficial to everyone, no matter the stage of life, and that it is the best way to bring relief to those that need it. She has been massaging professionally since 2014. She graduated from the Everest Institute, after earning her Bachelor of Arts from Aquinas College. She is excited to bring her skillset to the members of the Ypsilanti community. She tends towards heavier pressure but is incredibly responsive and adaptable to fit the needs of the client. She specializes in therapeutic and relaxing massage techniques, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Integrative Techniques, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage,  Cranio-Sacral Release, and Pre-Natal.

Leah is available Sun-Tue, Thu-Fri

 
 
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Ryan Stewart

Licensed Massage Therapist

Ryan joined the Massage Mechanics team in 2017. He graduated from Irene's Myomassology Institute but has also received additional education and training from the Sunshine Massage School in Thailand. Ryan is particularly adept at connecting Eastern and Western bodywork philosophies, ideas, and techniques in his practice. When working with Ryan, he takes extra time to communicate with his client about exactly what he is doing and why. He specializes in postural assessment, integrative techniques, NMT, Myofascial, Swedish, and is our current Thai massage expert.

Ryan is available Tue evenings, and Sundays.

 
 
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Sara Lennon

Licensed Massage Therapist

Sara was drawn to massage by the fact that it can bring so much change in the body; how relaxation, healing, and pain relief can be achieved simply through touch. She graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. She is very skillful working both deep and specific, finding and relieving all of those tight spots. She enjoys working with a variety of clients and has experience in prenatal massage, Neuromuscular therapy, and Myofascial work. An Ypsilanti native, she is happy to be able to provide professional massage for people here. Sara specializes in prenatal, NMT, Myofascial, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, Swedish, and integrative techniques.

Sara will also be adding a line of holistic retail products to be sold at Massage Mechanics!

Sara is available Mon, Wed, Fri, and occasionally and Sat.

 
 
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Wyatt Woodside

Licensed Massage Therapist

Wyatt has a talent for working with the body, he combines pressure and specificity for maximum results. He is a graduate of the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy.  Many of his clients greatly enjoy both his charming nature and his familiarity with Ypsilanti. Wyatt grew up in Ypsilanti and still resides here, so he is a familiar face to the area. He also teaches and participates in martial arts. When Wyatt works with a client, he is both respectful and thorough, he follows up all of his massages by providing the client with a series of stretches or exercises to help them continue to progress even when they aren’t on the massage table. Wyatt specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, hot stone, Swedish, sports, and integrative techniques.

Wyatt is available Sun-Tue, and Thu.

 
 

Emily Weir

Spiritualist

Emily started working at Massage Mechanics in 2016 as the office manager and receptionist. She quickly became an integral part of the business and was thrilled to be given the opportunity to expand her role in the company to become our resident spiritualist.  She will be offering intention setting and empowerment services, tarot readings, and guided meditation to the Massage Mechanics menu. She has been living in Ypsilanti for many years and is very involved in the community art scene.

Emily is available Sun - Mon

 
 
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Jessica Warnemuende

Certified Yoga Instructor

Jessica first began her teaching career as a barre instructor in 2013. While helping her clients get stronger, gain confidence, and challenging them to push their limits, she fell in love with teaching. Over the years she found herself gravitating towards practicing yoga for her own physical fitness. She enjoyed the strength of body and equanimity of mind a yoga practice brought. Receiving yoga teacher training was the natural next step, she completed her 200 hour training at Red Yoga in January of 2017. She maintains that completing training is the best decision she has ever made for herself. She is grateful for the opportunity to help others in their own journey.

Yoga classes available as a 6 week series. Currently Thu at 630pm.

 

 
 
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Kat Garrison

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kat Garrison is invested in anatomy knowledge and modality trainings. After receiving her massage certification from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy, she studied Oncology/Hospital Massage at Beaumont Hospital. She can treat medical and cancer patients safely and confidently. She is also a trained Reiki practitioner to treat clients who prefer very light pressure or to be fully clothed during a session. She recently finished level 1 training in Fascial Stretch Therapy as well. Kat enjoys learning about her clients goals and using a variety of techniques to help them move closer to those goals.

Kat Garrison is a renter at Massage Mechanics and has use of our facilities. Due to her special qualifications we often refer clients to her, and she can be reached through the Massage Mechanics office.

 

 
 

 
 

Our Facility

 
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