Who We Are
The Healing Arts Center for Massage & Wellness provides therapeutic massage for those of us who want to enhance the quality of our lives. It’s a well known fact that massage can decrease stress, boost our immunity, and reduce chronic health problems. The massage therapists at the Healing Arts Center for Massage & Wellness are specifically trained to provide individualized massage and bodywork. With solid professional training, extensive continuing education and years of experience, our therapists can help relieve pain from arthritis or migraines, heal sports or repetitive motion injuries, or alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy. If you simply want to increase your sense of energy, well-being and mental clarity, the therapists at Healing Arts Center for Massage & Wellness can provide an individualized program of massage and bodywork just for you.
Ron's love of learning, and chronic wrist injuries, led him down the path to traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture. While taking a course at Lansing Community College taught by an acupuncturist, Ron received a number of treatments for his wrist. The profound results made him realize this was the path for him. Acupuncture not only provided pain relief but a sense of balance within that enabled healing he could maintain -- without medication or surgery.
Ron subsequently moved to California, where he attended Five Branches University in Santa Cruz. Fascinated by the healing arts, he spent five and a half years at Five Branches soaking up all he could. He earned a certificate in Five Elements, the psycho-emotional branch of acupuncture, and a certificate in sports medicine. He also seized the opportunity to spend invaluable time in China, observing firsthand how acupuncture is utilized in a variety of hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities.
Now Ron finds the greatest fulfillment in providing care for those who seek it. He loves engaging with clients and prospective clients in discussions about acupuncture, a treatment method that to many people seems shrouded in mystery. Demystifying the practice is important to him, since we all heal better when we can participate in the process and understand what is taking place.
Ron was raised in the northern Michigan town of Grayling. When not treating clients, he enjoys spending time with his parents, who still live up north, and friends and being out in the wilderness. He hikes, camps and mountain bikes whenever he can.
Ron earned a bachelor's degree in English from Alma College, a bachelor's degree in sociology from Michigan State University and certificates in phlebotomy, Nurse Aide, and Touch for Health while also exploring Massage Therapy, all at Lansing Community College.