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The mission of Irene’s Myomassology Institute is to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of individuals and society. The public’s interest in natural health and preventative medicine is continuously growing. We strive to be your reliable source for information on massage therapy, healthy lifestyles and successful massage careers. 

Successful Massage Careers

A Successful Career – Kelly Chavers

A Successful Career – Kelly Chavers

Every single class I’ve taken at Irene’s has been wonderful, packed full of great information.  I’ve taken hot rocks, infant massage, myofascial release, and trigger points, just to name a few of my favorites.

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A Successful Career – Robin Leslie

A Successful Career – Robin Leslie

Robin Leslie Graduated in June 2015.
I chose this career because previously I worked in the field of nuclear medicine and now I help people without poison or drugs and my heart couldn’t be happier.

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A Successful Career – Mary Piazza

A Successful Career – Mary Piazza

So many favorite memories! I just loved walking into Irene’s. I felt at home. I love bodywork and helping people through their healing journey and I have Irene’s to thank for that. The best decision I could have ever made in myself was going to Irene’s and meeting all the lovely people I’ve got to meet along the way.

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A Successful Career – Lisa Johnson

A Successful Career – Lisa Johnson

What do you do for self-care to provide longevity for your massage career?  I soak in Epson salt several times a week. I douse myself with essential oils to continue my healing; I use peppermint, lavender, clove, rosemary, and eucalyptus the most.  I practice yoga and deep breathing daily.  I also have a massage chair at home so I work on myself a lot.  I eat right; I do not eat sweets or sugar and no dairy.

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A Successful Career – Emily Weir

A Successful Career – Emily Weir

Luckily my two specialties (intuitive deep tissue and manual lymphatic drainage) provide variety in the treatment room and help to reduce burnout. I’m very stringent about hydration throughout my day and work hard to eat nutritious, balanced meals. Recently I’ve taken “resting time” very seriously and my next goal is to ensure consistent exercise.

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

We’ve got your Back…Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain

We’ve got your Back…Massage Therapy for Low Back Pain

Massage has been introduced as a viable substitute for traditional medical approaches for low back pain. Many healthcare providers are beginning to recognize massage as a legitimate form of treatment for low back pain.  In fact, studies show about fifty-four percent of healthcare providers suggest that their patients seek out a massage therapist in addition to other treatment for their pain.

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Massage Research Breaking Ground [Video]

Massage Research Breaking Ground [Video]

The study found that receiving massage long term once a week has additive benefits on boosting immune function. Interestingly, they documented that when you receive massage twice a week the benefits on immune function decrease somewhat, but you gain an even greater effect on increasing Oxytocin (our “feel good” hormone), decreasing Cortisol (our “stress” hormone) and thereby lowering stress and anxiety levels.

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Our Holistic Palooza Videos!

Our Holistic Palooza Videos!

Irene’s Holistic Palooza is the largest FREE health fair in the Midwest. All day, there will be free classes including cooking, reiki, meditation, feng shui, personal development and many more!
The keynote speaker this year is John Salley, 1989 & 1990 Detroit Pistons Bad Boy, and Wellness Advocate. One of John’s missions in life is to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle.

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Walk for Warmth and Irene’s draws 1,000 to Palace

Walk for Warmth and Irene’s draws 1,000 to Palace

Local bands and bagpipers helped provide entertainment for the walkers and refreshments were also available. And for walkers that needed a rest, Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield offered free massages.  [Full Story]

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Founder of Irene Myomassology Institute in Southfield Dies

Founder of Irene Myomassology Institute in Southfield Dies

Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 By ROB WEAVER Special to The Oakland Press Irene Gauthier, the founder of Irene’s Myomassology Institute of Southfield, who took a holistic approach to massage therapy, died Monday at the age of 90. Holistic health was a tradition of Gauthier’s, and she gained knowledge passed down from her father and […]

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Healthy Lifestyles

How To Responsibly Use Antibiotics

How To Responsibly Use Antibiotics

Antibiotics are a group of medications that treat specific kinds of infections. Antibiotics have greatly improved public health since the mid-twentieth century, effectively turning many life-threatening infectious diseases into curable conditions. However, when used improperly, antibiotics do more harm than good.

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The Issues Surrounding Dairy

The Issues Surrounding Dairy

Some of the most common health and digestive problems from dairy consumption include bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and long-term irritable bowel syndrome. Many individuals find that their digestive systems simply operate better without dairy. [iv] Additional concerns include: Bone health, Cardiovascular Disease, Antibiotic, and Growth Hormone Use.

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10 Simple Ways to Reduce Air Pollution

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Air Pollution

Some people may think of pollution as an indirect threat, more likely to cause climate change or endanger other species than cause human illness. In reality, the air we breathe has a massive impact on our day-to-day health.

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10 Supplements to Avoid Before Surgery

10 Supplements to Avoid Before Surgery

The American Society of Anesthesiologists, as well as other health organizations, recommend that no herbal supplements be taken at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. For example, be wary of the following: Black cohosh: This herbal may interact with anesthesia medicines and cause low blood pressure or increased risk of bleeding.

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