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Gladys began her educational journey at Irene’s Myomassology Institute, graduating in 2008. As a licensed professional with 11 years of hands-on experience, she remains a strong, highly skilled therapist who strives to improve and prolong the overall health of every client that she sees. Her greatest strengths lie in her progressive treatment plans for pain, ability to deliver outcome, deep tissue work, and her gentle, nurturing personality. Gladys enjoys utilizing the ancient Chinese practice of cupping in addition to kinetic release techniques, sports massage, and deep tissue work. Her goal for every session is for her clients to leave feeling better than when they came in and for them to find improved mobility as a result of massage therapy, no matter what their age or physical type.
Donna completed her massage therapy training at Irene's Myomassology Institute in 2010. With 9 years of experience comes some special qualifications in which include: Reiki master, Usui Reiki (4th degree lineage from Hawayo Takata). Donna feels as if the best part of her job is helping her patients feel better while being able to contribute to their health and well being. Donna chooses to stay healthy by drinking celery juice, smoothies and plenty of water. She also enjoys swimming, stretching, daily walks and cooking from scratch while using healthy ingredients. She is most passionate about music, the healing arts and her dog, Gracie.
Devin came to us after completing his education in massage therapy at Schoolcraft college and gaining experience at several different work settings over his 4 years practicing as a massage therapist. Devin has a heavy hand and laser focus but don’t let that make you shy away, he can employ a lighter touch as well. Over his 4 years of experience Devin has fine tuned his skill set. Using modalities like MET (Muscle Energy Techniques), ART (Active Release Techniques), trigger point therapy, and myofascial release just to name a few. Much like our senior therapist Gladys Ayala, Devin shares a passion and specialization in prenatal massage and women's health. Devin is also a newly trained doula and is looking forward to seeing what a calm and constructive masculine energy has to offer laboring mothers in the delivery room. Devin spends his days with his wife Samantha and their three beautiful daughters. When not with his family, Devin spends his time bettering his health via long walks with his dog Honey, and weight lifting.
Jennifer attended Everest Institute in Dearborn, MI. She was in a 9 month long Massage Therapy program and competed her graduation in 2014. One of her goals as a Massage Therapist is to raise awareness on the benefits massage can have physically and emotionally. Her favorite type of modality to use in her sessions is aromatherapy because of all the benefits that different aromas and/or combination of aromas provide. Her favorite part about being a Massage Therapist is knowing that she is helping her clients have a little peace of mind all while having some time to themselves. While she is still working on her eating habits, she does go to the gym on a regular basis and likes to go for walks on nice days with her children.
McKenzie is an RYT 500 Yoga Therapist extern in the Beaumont Integrative Medicine Department. And treats clients with Yoga Therapy here at Advanced Holistic Health as our resident Yoga Therapist. As a Reiki level l & ll practitioner, Mckenzie offers Chakra/Energy balancing sessions, to help one understand their universal energy better. Since receiving their RTY 200 in 2015, McKenzie has taught the Little Yogis class at Yoga for peace (a non profit organization) which has inspired McKenzie to start their own non profit, an outdoor sunset mediation club (Prana Mediation Club) where all ages are welcome. McKenzie is also deeply passionate about sound therapy and hosts a Yoga Nidra with sound therapy class here at Advanced Holistic Health on Saturday mornings. McKenzie also is known for hosting drum circles & sound therapy sessions in the Detroit area. McKenzie’s goal is for clients to enjoy the practice of yoga, & embrace the breath and motion connection. “We all get caught up in the hectic everyday life. Yoga helps us to re-center and balance ourselves while achieving inner peace.”