Meet Our Staff

At the Center for the Healing Arts, we encourage people to experience a 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.

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 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.

Our Administration Staff:

Jennifer   is our office manager available during the day Monday and Fridays to answer any questions. Michelle, Victoria, and Joan are also our day/evening receptionists available to help you with all your appointments and questions.

The practitioners include:

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. In the last 10 years, Gosia has taken numerous courses in body works since she is passionate about learning new modalities, as well as helping her clients, to enhance their well being. Besides offering a deep tissue and therapeutic massage, Gosia specializes in Lomi Lomi massage, Reflexology, and Lymphatic massage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Karen is a 2015 graduate of Irene's Myomassology Institute. She is a state licensed massage therapist and a member of ABMP. Karen specializes in hot stone therapy, relaxation, therapeutic, pregnancy and deep tissue techniques. 

Marlene is a 2014 graduate of Guardian Massage and Reflexology School. Marlene is a state licensed massage therapist and a member of ABMP.  She specializes in relaxation, therapeutic, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, Shiatsu/Thai massage and also reflexology.  Marlene is also trained in lymphatic drain massage and reflexology for plantar fasciitis.

Laura is a graduate of Guardian Massage and Reflexology School at the Center for the Healing Arts. She is a member of ABMP and her specialties include, relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, pregnancy, plantar fasciitis, energy facials, aroma therapy and couples massage. She also uses therapeutic stretching along with her massage techniques to help relieve muscle fatigue and alleviate strain on the joints. Laura offers the aroma of lavender to enhance your relaxing experience and peppermint to help clear and relieve the sinuses along with hot towels to enhance the overall experience of the massage. Laura spends her spare time reading the latest health and wellness books and keeping up to date on the best uses for aroma therapy oils. Laura combines her knowledge, education and personal experiences to customize each clients session to fit their individual needs.

Michelle is a licensed esthetician that graduated from Elevate Salon Institute.  She is a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) and The Michigan Association of Beauty Professionals (MABP).  She specializes in the beautification of the skin.  She performs facials, chemical peels, body treatments, and full body waxing.  She also is a certified lash artist skilled in classic lash extensions and lash lifts.  Michelle has received a certification from Make-Up Designory (M.U.D.), completed the BARBICIDE®️ Covid-19 Certification for the Professional Beauty Industry Training, and the Committed to Health & Safety Certification for Infection Control through Milady.

At The Center for the Healing Arts, Michelle offers Lily of Colorado Energizing Facials, Eminence Organics Custom Deep Cleansing Facials,  Back Treatments, Teen Facials, Body Scrubs, Organic Green Sea Clay Body Treatments, Eye-Lash Lifts, as well as Photo Light Therapy.


Associate Health Practitioners

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