Licensed Massage Therapists

Kim Russom, Business Owner and Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Education: Massage Therapy Certificate, Capri College, Cedar Rapids, IA; A.S. (Science), Kirkwood College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Experience:  13 years
  • Started HHMWC:  January 2012
  • Areas of Specialty:  Chronic pain, headaches, necks and glutes
  • Modalities:  Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, pregnancy, passive-resistive stretching
  • I'm an LMT because... After slumping over a desk for many years, I didn't want the associated backaches and headaches for the rest of my life. After my dramatic career change from accounting to massage therapy, I've never looked back! All these years later, I still get excited about really helping people with their headaches and pain as well as helping my patients better understand their bodies!
  • Schedule: Mondays: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Tuesdays: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Thursdays: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Please note: Kim is not currently accepting new patients! Sorry :(

Sheela Hoy, Lead Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Education: Massage Therapy Certificate & A.A.S., Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI 
  • Experience: 6 years
  • Started at HHMWC: July 2013
  • Areas of Specialty: Medical Massage
  • Modalities:  Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, NMT
  • I'm an LMT because... I pursued massage to explore an alternative way of healing the body.  There is so much more to learn and I intend to continuously grow my knowledge of natural healing techniques and self care. 
  • Schedule: Mondays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm / Wednesdays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm / Fridays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
  • Sheela is a Michigan-licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is an Independent Contractor performing work for Health & Harmony Massage & Wellness Center. 

Emily Castle, Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Education: Medical Massage Therapy Certificate, Blue Heron Academy, Grand Rapids, MI, A.A.S., Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI, currently pursuing  her B.A., Western Michigan University
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Started at HHMWC: September 2015
  • Areas of Specialty: Medical Massage
  • Modalities: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, NMT
  • I'm an LMT because... I pursued massage to explore an alternative way of healing the body.  There is so much more to learn and I intend to continuously grow my knowledge of natural healing techniques and self care. 
  • Schedule: Fridays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm / Saturdays 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Emily is a Michigan-licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is an Independent Contractor performing work for Health & Harmony Massage & Wellness Center. 

Akala Wilson, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, and Certified Lymphedema Therapist

  • Education: Massage Therapy Certificate, Dorsey Schools, Saginaw, MI, pursuing AAS (Kinesiology), Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI 
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Started at HHMWC: June 2018
  • Areas of Specialty: Deep tissue, taping, lymph drainage
  • Modalities: Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP), Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
  • I'm an LMT because... After years as a dancer growing up, I really learned the value of massage therapy as it helped me manage my chronic pain. I became a massage therapist so that I could help people experience the same relief from massage that has helped me so much. 
  • Schedule: Mondays 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm / Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Wednesdays 11:00 am - 8:00 pm / Thursdays 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
  • Akala is a Michigan-licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is an Independent Contractor performing work for Health & Harmony Massage & Wellness Center. 

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  • Education: Institute for Massage Education, Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Experience: 2 years 
  • Started at HHMWC: November 2018
  • Areas of Specialty: Chronic Pain
  • Modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Hot Stone
  • I'm an LMT because... I attended a massage therapy open house and was awakened to the mind-body connection of chronic pain (as a sufferer myself). Becoming an LMT has allowed me to care for myself differently and to connect with the emotional components that are often forgotten AND very connected to chronic pain. I am excited to grow as an LMT and blessed with the opportunity to support people, wherever they are on their journey towards healing.  
  • ​Schedule: Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm / Wednesdays 9:30 am - 3:30 pm / Thursdays 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Fridays 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
  • Ashley is a Michigan-licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is an Independent Contractor performing work for Health & Harmony Massage & Wellness Center. 

Mari Martinez, Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Education:  Medical Massage Therapy Certificate, Blue Heron Academy, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Started at HHMWC:  June 2018
  • Areas of Specialty:  Medical Massage
  • Modalities:  Deep Tissue, Swedish, PNMT (Precision Neuromuscular Therapy) of head and neck 
  • I'm an LMT because... The power of touch has real and remarkable health benefits.  It is my honor to facilitate healing and help restore balance for others!
  • Schedule: Mondays 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Fridays 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm / Saturdays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Please note, Mari's name is pronounced "mah-dee"
  • Mari is a Michigan-licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is an Independent Contractor performing work for Health & Harmony Massage & Wellness Center.