About Our Staff

 

All of our Therapists work independently and each has attached contact information.   Also available is our main office number (734)737-9926 to assist you in scheduling as well.

 

 

 

Margaret Grutza

Margaret is a graduate of the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy and has been practicing therapeutic massage since 1997.   She founded the Center for Massage in Plymouth in 2001.

Margaret is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, a Yoga Fit Instructor, and  a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, working with parents & caregivers to teach the techniques of the Loving Touch Foundation.

 "After many years in the corporate world, and then running a busy restaurant,  I've learned a little bit about stress & it's effects on us through the mind/body connection.  Receiving bodywork  helped me stay focused and healthy during those years and I want to be able to help others find well being though massage & yoga."

Margaret is actively practicing Ashiatsu massage and Traditional Massage therapy. She is also teaching individual yoga sessions, couples massage instruction, and infant massage.

Please call or e-mail at:
( 734)737-9926   grutzam@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

 Lynette Berlongieri
Electrolysis


Lynette has been doing Electrolysis (permanent hair removal) for over 30 years.  She is trained in all modalities of electrolysis, and has continued education thru the years.  "Canton Electrolysis Clinic" was formed in 1994 and has been successfully operating since.   Lynette has been a part of the Center's Team since 2007 and is looking forward to serving you as an expert in permanent hair removal.
If  interested, please call Lynette and ask about a complimentary consultation and demonstration.

734-397-9703
734-394-6433

www.cantonelectrolysisclinic.com
                                    

 

 

Amanda Bradford

 Mandi Bradford is a proud graduate of the Flint School of Therapeutic Massage with over 1,200 hours of training in massage therapy.  Her courses of study include 600 hours of Basic Massage Therapy training in 2007 and 600 hours of Advanced Medical Massage training in 2008.  In July of 2010 she completed training for Barefoot Basics Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.  She is continuing her education in this unique deep-tissue modality and is able to provide clients with the full-body Ashiatsu experience!  Mandi's massage style would be considered integrative as she blends different massage techniques so your massage suites your specific needs.  Choose from Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, and Prenatal Massage.  Mandi is available for chair massage events and has success in doing them for baby showers, schools, and businesses.  Gift Certificates Available. 

Contact Information:  (313) 516-4361

Website: www.amandabradford.massagetherapy.com

Book Onlinewww.mandilmt.fullslate.com

 

 

 

Kris Gudrais

 As one of the independent massage therapists at The Center, Kris Gudrais founded her practice, Healing Angels, to bring people relief from the physical and emotional strain that takes its toll on our quality of life. After spending over 20 years in the business arena, she chose to take a different and more meaningful path. Wanting to focus entirely on helping people with sincere compassion, massage therapy was a perfect fit.  She has found a new purpose, guided by her desire to serve others in a healing capacity, her intuition, and the loyal angels by her side! Kris is a graduate of the Schoolcraft College Massage Therapy program, an intensive curriculum of rigorous study of anatomy and physiology, a variety of massage modalities, and hundreds of hours practicing techniques in both classroom and clinical environments. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Contact her for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Phone:734-564-6105

Email: angels4healing@gmail.com                                                                           Website:www.amtamembers.com/angels4healing.com

 

 

 

 

Sandra Allen

Yoga Instructor

 Sandra has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and teaching for 11.  Her training came mainly from her teacher of eight years, Katrina Gavin.  As well, Sandra has studied with Yogafit and received her certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga from David Swenson.  Currently, Sandra practices and continues to learn Ashtanga yoga with Angela Jamison in Ann Arbor.Sandra believes yoga can be taught to anyone willing to try, “ you have to be patient and enjoy the process of learning yoga to receive the benefits you will surely gain.” 

 

 

 

Kelli Homminga

 Kelli has been  working in the health field since she was fifteen years old. She continued her  education full-time in the health field. Working in physical therapy full-time, working out three times a week at a Stars and Strikes mixed martial arts gym continuing a variety of cardio and MMA with trainers. She also does her own Pilates work out at least three times a week in the morning with her mother. Kelli encourages health fitness in her own life and all of those in her life.

It is Kelli's passion to improve client’s health and strength through exercise fitness core strengthening. Everyone is different; some may have back or leg pain, some may be self conscious about their figures, and others just want to take better care of their health. Not every exercise is accomplish-able by every client and someone must have passion about their fitness in order to continue. If you are unable to do an exercise properly or you aren’t comfortable with the position you are in or you just don’t enjoy a particular exercise, Kelli prides herself on just recognizing the client’s individual needs and adjusting programs based on their needs and wants. Her goals for her clients is to be able to perform their exercise routine with proper technique and enjoy every moment of it.

        

  

Mary Lesko

With and B.F.A. from Eastern Michigan University,  the State of Michigan Teaching Certification
and Graduate work in Academic Advising and Counseling at Wayne State University,  Mary came to yoga later in life as a Mother of 3 young children and an endurance athlete.  Mary found yoga in  November, 2007 and her perspective changed forever. 

“I don’t know how I did my first Marathon with out Yoga! The first class I took I felt lost, confused and awkward… but I left the room feeling better than when I walked in and I knew this was something I wanted to share with others!”  Mary began course work in 2009 and traveled 5 states, took 11 courses and 2 seminars to complete her 200 R.Y.T. in Boston, MA in March 2013.  Mary has taught Yoga to children, people new to Yoga, and athletes who love to run and bike.

So far I have done1 sprint triathlon, a 42 mile endurance triathlon, 6 Half Marathons, 5 full Marathons and I am training for my first Century ride.  “Yoga is the key to health and wellness so that I can move with strength, balance and flexibility for the rest of my life.” 

“A series of surgeries in March, 2011 left me with unable to care for myself.  2 months later I began walking, 4 months later I started to run again, 6 months later I returned to Yoga and one year, 3 months later I fully recovered and ran 26.2 miles along Lake Superior in the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota.  I am grateful every time I step to the mat. I am grateful for every stride on a run and every mile I pedal.  Health and Wellness are gifts to be appreciated and a joy to be shared!  All things are possible!”

Mary is currently training for a Half Marathon, a Century Ride in September is finishing her Personal Training Certification through the American Council of Exercise.  You should take a class with her!

 

 

 

Jayne Firstenberg

 Jayne Firstenberg is a graduate of the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy.. She is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, and Swedish massage techniques. Jayne is also a level two reiki practitioner and plans to further her education beginning with courses in craniosacral therapy.

 Jayne has had more than 20 years of dance training. She has studied ballet, modern dance, jazz, and ballroom. Her curiosity and interest in the body and how it moves was initiated by the long hours spent in dance studios as a child. Her dance career was nearly ended when, at the age of 20, Jayne was involved in a car accident that left her with a whiplash injury. Being in pain and unable to perform simple movements like turning her head was devastating. With a combination of massage and physical therapy over several months, she saw dramatic improvements in her level of pain, range of motion, and strength. It wasn't long before she was taking dance classes again! She even met her husband in a dance class. Experiencing its benefits, she became a regular recipient of massage- and still is- to maintain her physical, emotional, and mental health.

 Jayne has a B.A. in meteorology from Western Connecticut State University and worked as a television meteorologist and news reporter at stations in North Dakota, Colorado, and Michigan. After nearly 6 years on the air, she decided to make the transition to a new career. Massage therapy seemed the perfect next step to take. She hopes to "pay it forward" for many years to come.

 Jayne moved to the metro-Detroit area in 2012 with her husband, Keith. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, playing the piano, community theater, board games, and playing with her parakeets.

 

Email: enertia.bodywork@gmail.com
Phone: 734-743-1742


 

 

Vikki Narayan

Vikki Narayan has been a Registered Nurse for over 15 years and has practiced in the states of California and Michigan. She also is certified as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. Vikki has a passion for educating people on healthy living and lifestyle habits. She is the founder and owner of My Wellness Nurse. She works with women to develop a holistic approach to naturally balance their hormones, reduce stress, manage their weight and help them achieve everlasting beauty. She looks forward to improving the overall health and happiness of her clients through one on one coaching and workshops. If interested please call Vikki for your FREE health consultation.

 

Website: Mywellnessnurse.com

 Email:Mywellnessnurse@gmail.com

Phone: 734-678-6640

 

 

 

Leah Slagenwhite

Leah Slagenwhite is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Certified yoga teacher. Yoga has been the path she has taken and it has led her to self-acceptance, healing, and some really awesome workouts! Leah is always seeking inspiration and balance between motherhood (mama of an 11 month old girl and 4 year old son), a corporate headhunting career, being a wife, and guiding others into their own bodies through yoga. “It is yet a different map you can use to journey into YOU. My story is one of triumph over challenges and reclaiming the power we all have within us. I would be honored to be a part of your journey.”

 

Website: http://thewestendyogacompany.com

 Email: leah@thewestendyogacompany.com

 

 

 

Carole Morrone

Carole M. Morrone is a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Japanese Martial Art of Shotokan Karate.  She has been studying and training in the art for over 35 years.  She began teaching as a Sensei (instructor) in 1991, first with young children, and now all ages of student from 9 years old to 75 years old.  Sensei Morrone has been the Chief Instructor of the Japanese Shotokan Karate-Do Assn. since 2006, an organization developed by her late husband and instructor, James V. Morrone, Jr.

 She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and in Japan, and has trained with several of the Japan Karate Association’s instructors.  Sensei Morrone has also competed nationally in tournaments, achieving many first place finishes in both Kata and Kumite.  She  also instructs Awareness Programs for women’s groups, youth groups, in public forums such as libraries and  Public Service Groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis.

Discipline, honor and integrity apply not only on the dojo training floor but in all aspects of everyday life. “The biggest competitor you will face is yourself.  You have to get up every morning, you have to train and you have to grow.  ..To practice to beat another is relatively easier.”  (James V. Morrone, Jr.)

 

Email:  sensei@jskamichigan.com

Website:  www.jskamichigan.com