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


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

Beth Mount has been massaging for over 5 years. She graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. She is a Restorative Exercise Specialist, certified by Nutritious Movement™. She specializes in therapeutic massage, focusing on body alignment and stretching. She teaches classes on Alignment and how to use your body better in your everyday movements to alleviate pain.  She is a mother of two, and enjoys working with other mothers and and mothers-to-be.

Beth is available Tue and Thu


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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Jesse Warren

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jesse graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute in January of 2017. He found massage therapy to be the perfect field to not only help others physically, but also incorporate spiritual wellness components. For those clients who are interested, Jesse will combine not only therapeutic massage techniques but energy work as well. Jesse is well practiced with deep tissue modalities, focusing on trigger points and muscles knots, as well as utilizing relaxing Swedish techniques. Although not originally from Ypsilanti, he found the open mindedness of the community incredibly welcoming. He loves most that it is a place that invites people to express their true selves.

Jesse is available Wed, Fri, Sat.

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Julia Paholak

Licensed Massage Therapist

Julia has been practicing massage since she graduated Irene's Myomassology Institute in 2014. She believes that massage is beneficial to relieve physical aches and pains as well as improve mental health. Julia has a variety of massage specialties, ranging from therapeutic techniques such as deep tissue and sports massage, to more relaxing styles like Swedish massage, to prenatal massage. Her clients find her to be both very effective and efficient with her time during her sessions. Julia moved to Ypsilanti in September 2017 and is looking forward continue exploring and getting involved with the community.

Julia is available Thu, Sat, Sun.


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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


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.


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, Mon, and Thu.



Emily Weir


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 and Mon



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