MEET OUR THERAPISTS
Jenaveve Biernat, a certified massage therapist, brings custom massage and body work to Corktown, Detroit. A graduate of the Hirudaya Holistic Life Center in Los Osos, California and Irene's Myomassology Institute in Southfield Michigan, she has over 1000 hours of training and has been practicing the art of massage since 2003. Jenaveve offers custom therapeutic body work based on the individual client's needs. Traditional Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massage are the primary services offered to provide relaxation and to relieve tension, stress and discomfort. Elements of Cupping, Thai, Tui Na, Shiatsu Massage, Stretching and Reflexology are incorporated into each session if necessary or desired. Jenaveve's goal is to enhance the general well being of each client while providing a safe and comfortable environment for each client.
Crystal Teng is a healing arts practitioner, currently serving the Metro Detroit area. She holds a BA in Theology and Japanese Studies from Colgate University and is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Michigan. She draws from the lexicon of somatic wisdom learned through 10+ years of training the martial and movement arts and views the body as a community of intelligent systems that work together. During a session, she may hold a point of tension in the body until it releases---this can be a deep and potentially painful myofascial release, or it can be a more subtle touch, working with tissue and energy restrictions around the nervous system with Craniosacral Therapy techniques learned through her training with the Upledger Institute. She may also move the body to test range of motion, to traction connection points, to stretch, to help muscles relax. Each body has their own unique history, their own unique relationship with wellness and unease, and so each body will need something a little different and Crystal practices respect for that with an open and curious attitude.
Corina is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of Irene's Myomassology Institute. She is a Reiki attuned energy-worker. After several close traumatic losses, and doing work with others dealing with trauma and grief, she became interested in the ways emotions can show up as pain and stiffness in the body. Corina specializes in working with survivors of trauma and those who are grieving. Through Reiki, she is able to do off-body work on clients fully clothed. She uses elements of Thai and Shiatsu, which can also be done fully clothed. Corina has been trained in Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Traditional Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. She is interested in the ways body work and massage can allow space for deeper awareness and embodiment and seeks to engage her clients to be active in their process of healing.
After experiencing first-hand the results of Tibetan medicine while traveling in India, Annie studied Tibetan Hand Healing and Shiatsu. She graduated from the four year program at Jung Tao School of Chinese Medicine (Boone, NC) in 2013 and Completed the two-year Chinese Medicine Herbal Program at Daoist Traditions (Asheville, NC) in 2016. She has been studying with Andrew and JulieAnn Nugent-Head continuously since 2013, finding their experiences in China to be unparalleled. In July 2016 she completed the 300 hour Clinical Immersion Program taught by Andrew Nugent-Head.
Annie models her treatments based on what she has learned from Andrew Nugent-Head, utilizing needling techniques and bodywork to achieve tangible results using a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and bodywork.
Chaka has been practicing massage therapy since 2009 and has trained in both Oregon and Michigan. He is certified in Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Hot Stone Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release. Chaka’s style is a fusion of multiple modalities and techniques ranging from ancient to modern concepts.
Please note that Chaka provides a deeper massage than most and his massage is not suitable for people who cannot tolerate firm or deep tissue.