medical massage

Medical massage employs a relaxed hand technique referred to as the "soft hand". This allows deep tissue penetration without causing discomfort or exacerbating the patient's condition. This system of massage therapy recognizes that the joint complex and soft tissue structures, especially ligaments, are the primary sites of chronic pain and dysfunction. More Info »

Medical massage is applied as manual therapy to the specific area and the primary pathology of the patient's chief complaint. It is delivered to an anatomical region based on soft tissue and joint findings after diagnostic palpation. It involves several progressive stages of treatment which attempt to correct abnormal conditions affecting the joint complex.

In addition, therapeutic exercise, physio-therapeutic modalities and patient education are combined within a treatment plan that identifies the appropriate regularity and duration of a therapy program. Massage and manual therapy are not simply techniques; they are a combination of education, training, experience, humility, dedication and intuition, expressed through the miraculous human hand.


Contact Information

January 12, 2017

ie3 is comprised of individual independent contractors it no longer has a landline please scroll down to a practitioner and use a number associated for that person.  All sessions are by appointment only.
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available therapies

Medical Massage Therapy
Manipulation of soft tissue to decrease pain and inflammation.
Manual Therapy
Utilizing the bone to create/restore mobility in joints.
Maya Abdominal Therapy
The Arvigo techniques founded on the ancient maya technique of abdominal massage, which is an external, non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.
Works to balance four levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Neurovascular flow
Gentle effective form of treatment that addresses a variety of central nervous system disorders. Comparatively close to Cranio Sacral

other services


Christine Sharp, Owner
(616) 318-0648
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I have been in practice for more than 18 years. I specialize in Medical Massage and Manual Therapy with Mind-Body Integration. I utilize range of motion for stretching and mobilization and incorporate Herbal Medicine, Whole foods, Cranio Sacral, Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy and other techniques.

Sarah E. Steger

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Medical Massage & Manual Therapy, Specializing in Accident & Trauma Recovery and Mind-Body Integration Therapy.

Matt Kelly LMT
Manual Therapy
616-635-1267: call or text
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Over the last 9 years as a Manual Therapist, Matt has primarily been applying his skills in the corporate wellness environment. He is particularly trained to recognize postural, occupational, ergonomic and mechanical causes of chronic pain, repetitive strain, and muscle spasm.
Rates: $80 per hour, $60 per 45 minutes
Priority Health Practitioner
Focus Clinical Massage LLC accepts Priority Health Insurance

Hours: Various times on Wednesday and Saturday
To Schedule
-Book online
Please use link up on left side of page

Julie Jousma LMT
Medical Massage Certified Kinesio Taping
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Specializes in Medical Massage, Manual Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger point therapy and Kinesio Taping
Kinesio Tape is a cotton-elastic tape that decreases pain and inflammation, improves circulation, help restore and improve muscle function and supports joints and soft tissue. It is water proof and stays on 3-5 days.
Rates for Massage
$105-90 min
$80-60 min

Travel – in home Rates
$175 – 90min
$133 – 60 min

Taping $15-20 per application

Emily Venn LMT
Medical Massage Therapy
616-308-7314: mobile
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I specialize in Medical Massage Therapy including Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage and Positional Release as well as having several years of clinical experience working with suffferers of chronic pain due to postural deviation, sciatica, tension headaches, migraines, and TMJ. I am also Prenatal certified.
60 min massage: $80
90 min massage: $105

Kelly O’Brien Pahman HLC
Cranio Sacral
616-617-3130: mobile
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I have been offering craniosacral therapy (CST) in the Grand Rapids area since 2014. I enjoy the fact that everyone can benefit from CST. I have worked with those with migraines, chronic pain, anxiety, stress and tension, TBI and much more. I am also the only provider in West Michigan, Upledger trained to address conception, pregnancy, birth and the newborn. Check out the links at top left of page to book an appointment, see rates, testimonials and discover more about CST.

Renn Richards BAA LMT
CranioSacral & SomatoEmotional Release
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More Info… I specialize in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) for people of all ages. I’ve been practicing Upledger CST for over 5 years with special attention to self discovery, physical and emotional trauma, pre and post surgery, and head injuries. I also do many different facets of massage and energy work either individually or combined with CST. Rates: 60 minutes: $85, 90 minutes: $125, 120 minutes: $170, 30 minutes (children under 10): $50
Katie Brown
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Licensed Massage Therapist

Prices and hours may vary.


Map to ie3

We are located at 535 Greenwood Ave in East Grand Rapids. View a map and get driving directions (via Google Maps).

From East Beltline:
Beltline to Lake Dr, west. Right on Lakeside. Continue on Greenwood.

From Wealthy and Lake Dr:
East on Wealthy 0.8 mi, left on Greenwood.

From Breton and Burton:
North on Breton 1.3 mi. Continue on Lakeside 0.6 mi. Continue onto Greenwood.

From Cascade Rd SE:
West on Cascade Rd SE. Slight left at Robinson Rd. Left at Lakeside Dr SE. Right on Greenwood Ave.