Center for the

Healing Arts Staff

At the Center for the Healing Arts we encourage people to experience massage from the unique perspective of each therapist. All therapists are graduates of a state licensed school, and members of a professional organization, nationally certified, plus licensed by the State of Michigan, verifying their education and credentials as professional massage therapists. They are independent contractors and their schedules may vary. Please check with the center for availability of service.

Our Administration Staff:


Jennifer is our office manager and available during the day Monday through Friday to answer any questions or book appointments. Grace and Shelby are also our day/evening receptionists are also available to help you with all your appointments and questions.

The practitioners include:

All practitioners are independent contractors and their schedules may change or vary.  Please check the center for availability.

Charlotte Irwin (Owner):

1992 graduate from Health Enrichment Massage school. Her specialty is Lomi Lomi massage. She has over 2000 hours of advanced studies in Hawaiian Lomi- Lomi massage, Hawaiian culture, and Esoteric healing.  Charlotte is licensed by the state of Michigan, board certified by the national certification board, and a 15 year member of AMPB. She is also a certified reflexologist, developer of Charlotte Irwin’s Reflexology Program. Charlotte is also a business coach for Holistic Health Businesses and the author of Massage Your Business, with Purpose, Passion and Perseverance.  She is also the director of Guardian Massage & Reflexology Program l, an approved 650 hour state licensed program.  Charlotte is available on Tuesday through Thursdays 12-4 for Lomi-Lomi massage.

Gosia: 1999 graduate of Irene’s Myomassology, nationally certified, city licensed. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Goscia specializes in deep tissue and myofascia release.

Christopher: 2004 graduate of Michigan Myomassology Institute, nationally certified and city licensed.  Christopher is a professional member of AMBP. Christopher's speciality is deep tissue work, problem solving using clinical approach to release muscle restrictions.
Shannon: 1999 graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute. Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and city licensed. She is a professional member of AMTA. Shannon's specialty is deep tissue massage.
Mary: 1999 Graduate of New York State College for Holistic Medicine, New York State Licensed massage therapist, and physical therapy training. Mary is nationally certified, city licensed and a certified reflexologist. She is a professional member of AMBP. Mary is an instructor for Guardian Massage school and also specializes in pregnancy massage and doula support. 
Carla: 2004 Graduate of Michigan School of Myomassology. Carla is a National Certified Massage Therapist and member of ABMP. She specializes in therapeutic and deep tissue massage.
Cynthia: A graduate of 1990 Health Enrichment, nationally certified and a professional member of AMTA. Cynthia developed The Schankin System (TSS) is a way to balance muscle function that reduces core body stressors as well as recurring muscular and soft tissue tensions. Created by Cynthia Ann Schankin in 1990’s, TSS uses a blend of Massage Therapy and Kinesiology (Muscle Testing) concepts to address a muscle weakness pattern response (MWPR). This MWPR is often a pattern that is set up from a previous injury or over use symptoms. Tensions patterns and client goals set the scheduling. (2-4 weeks). Pressure varies with client needs and some active holding of limbs (muscle testing) are used throughout the session. The outcome is a relaxing relief of muscle and soft tissue tensions while increasing muscular function and strength so you can do more of what you love to do.

Tammy: 1995 graduate of Michigan Myomassology Institute and state licensed. She is a professional member of AMBP. Tammy has been doing massage for 19 years and specializes in relaxation and therapeutic massage. Tammy is also a certified reflexologist.

Kim: A 2004 graduate of Oakland Community College Massage Therapy Program. She has been doing massage for 7 years. A professional member of the AMBP. Kim loves to do relaxation massage, and believes in the healing power of touch through massage.  Kim also is interested in reflexology and how it has helped her autistic son and would like to share this with others who face this challenge.


Hillary: Nationally Certified and professional member of AMBP, she relocated to Michigan from Texas, with more than 10 years  of massage experience. Hilliary attended Austin School of Massage Therapy and continued her education at Intellitec Medical Institure adding another 1250 hours to her education. Hillary specializes in deep tissue work and incorporates neuro muscular therapy into her practice to help people allieviate pain. She also practices swedish and prenatal massage therapy

David believes massage is a meditation, a dance, to rediscover body, spirit, and mind interconnected to all things. When you choose David for your massage, you'll be helping yourself achieve optimum healing: relax from stress, relief from muscle tension, healthy balance. David is a 2013 graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute, licensed by the state of Michigan, member of ABMP, holds a Pharmacy degree from Univ of Mich and has a background in Reiki energy healing and zen meditation. He specializes in relaxation and therapeutic massage. Namaste/p>

Nancy: A 2013 graduate of Guardian Massage School. She is Nationally Certified, a member of ABMP and a Certified reflexologist. Nancy also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from MSU. Nancy specializes in Swedish massage; improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension and stress.

Diane Simmons, owner of Total Health Colon Care, along with Karla, Shannon,Laurie are the colon therapists. Colon hydrotherapy is a safe effective method of removing waste from the large intestines without the use of drugs. Colon Health emphasizes prevention rather than a cure. It is the most important step in maintaining or regaining vital health. If the sewer system in your house is backed up, your entire home is affected. Should it be any different with your body?" Norman Walker,D. Sc., health expert who died at age of 109. For more information on colonics and a picture of the equipment visit Diane's website at

Robert Aurebach,Advanced Rolf Structural Integration practitioner, (AKA rolfing) is bodywork known for its' ability to dramatically improve alignment. Robert will provide you with a free consultation to answer all your questions about how this powerful work can benefit you. Robert can be reached at 313-843-0619

Vince Anthony: Hold’s a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Windsor. For 18 years, he has helped hundreds of people in Canada and the US. He is a Licensed Psychotherapist, a Master of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Certified Hypnotherapist. Certified as a Reflexologist, he is the developer of Hypno-Reflexology. With a passion for health and nutrition, he is also a certified Nutrametrix Consultant who implements customized wellness solutions with individuals, groups and in Doctor’s offices. He integrates brain science, psychology, nutrition and reflexology to help people live happier and healthier lives.

Christine: After working in a corporate environment for over 13 years, Christine Baskin attended Guardian Massage and Reflexology Program located in Sterling Heights, MI, and graduated in the Fall of 2015. There she became a certified Reflexologist and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Recently, she has also advanced to a Master level in Reiki. Christine loves learning about how the body works and feels working on the body is amazing and rewarding.

Marlene: A graduate of Guardian Massage & Reflexology School, Marlene is a State License Massage Therapist, certified Reflexologist, and a member of ABMP. She specializes in relaxation, therapeutic massage and reflexology.

Brenda: A 2015 graduate of Guardian Massage School, Brenda is a state licensed a certified Reflexologist and a ABMP member. She specializing in relaxation and therapeutic massage.

Leigha: Leigha is a 2008 graduate of Guardian Massage school, licensed by the State of Michigan and a member of ABMP. Leigha specializes in therapeutic, relaxation and deep tissue massage. "My main focus is on the back, neck and shoulders all helping to relieve muscle tension. I am also a certified reflexologist and a licensed esthetician. In that role I am always researching the latest on skin care and makeup. I choose massage to be my career because I wanted to be able to help people release stress and live an overall happier and stress free life."
All practitioners are independent contractors and are not associated with Holistic Health Services, Inc, DBA Center for the Healing Arts & Massage


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