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.

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.

other services

Onsite Corporate Events
Focus on target areas to educate employees and increase comfort and sense of vitality. Raise office morale. Table Massage available. $95/hr plus travel time.


Christine Sharp, Owner
(616) 318-0648
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I have been in practice for more than 15 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, Maya Abdominal Therapy and other techniques. Rates are $105 per 1 hour, $145 per hour and a half, and $55 for a half hour.

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: $65 per hour
Hours: Various times on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
To Schedule
-Book online
Please use link up on left side of page

Julie Jousma MMT-P
Medical Massage 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
$95-90 min
$70-60 min
$45-30 min
Travel – in home Rates
$110 – 90min
$85 – 60 min
$55 – 30 min
Taping $15-20 per application

Kylin Cronkhite MMT-P
Medical Massage & Manual Therapy
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Kylin is an instructor for Blue Heron Academy and has been practicing massage since 2002. Specialties are Medical Massage, Deep tissue, and sports massage. Rates are $70 per hour and $40 per half hour.

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.