While she treats a wide variety of conditions, Vikki specializes in chronic pain, fertility, and digestive disorders. She focuses on listening to each individual and believes working together is the key to achieving incredible and lasting results.
Vikki is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and a nationally board-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. She earned her Master of Science degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Women’s Health with a focus on fertility support for natural, IVF or IUI conception, irregular periods, PMS, Ovarian cysts, Endometriosis, and Menopausal symptoms
Chronic and Acute pain such as low back and neck pain, sciatica, tendonitis, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, and sports injuries
Digestive Disorders such as Nausea, Abdominal pain, IBS, GERD, Leaky Gut, Gluten Sensitivity, Constipation, Diarrhea, and Colitis
Cancer Support to relieve side effects during Western medical care
Though Corey treats many conditions, he specializes in mental and emotional disorders and working with patients that have experienced trauma. Corey primarily uses Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with Five Element Acupuncture as his base of practice while integrating Jin Shin Jyutsu massage techniques.
Corey is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and a nationally board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. He earned his Masters degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Corey is a certified teacher of Qi Gong and Tai Ji and received his certification in Massage Therapy from The Institute of Natural Therapies.
Mental + Emotional Disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, etc.
Women’s Health with a focus on support for mental & emotional disorders, PTSD, and dealing with trauma as well as post-partum depression, anxiety, and OCD.
Neurological Disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Bell’s Palsey, Strokes, Alzheimer’s Disease, Headaches, Migraines, Fibromyalgia.
Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, IBD, psoriasis, vasculitis, etc.
Complex medical issues not easily treatable with Western Medicine
Rachael DeLuca completed her 4-year medical training in Classical Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earning a Master’s of Science. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (NM), and a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). After running her own clinic of 6 years in Kansas City, MO, she continued her studies in Estes Park, Colorado, completing a 4 month residency program in Qi Gong and Therapeutic Tai Chi instructed by a renowned Daoist priest from Wu Dang Mountain, China. She has continued her practice in Michigan and has recently acquired her 200 hour yoga certification.
Rachael believes in the medicine of the heart. Her philosophy on longevity is to know what truly brings us joy. If we continually explore the voice of the heart, then we will live in what we love, and the body, mind, and spirit will fall in harmony.
She is most interested in assisting a person to health by maintaining a balanced lifestyle and understanding the importance of preventive medicine.
Leah’s background as a Physician Assistant sets her apart in her field by giving her a complete understanding of both the physical and energetic aspects of the body. She believes the mind, body and soul work together as one. When one area is misaligned your entire well-being is affected.
Leah is a Reiki Master in the Usui Shiki Rhoyo system of Reiki. She earned her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Olivet College and her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Central Michigan University.
Emilia provides our Rehabilitative Bodywork and Be Well Consults. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Bodywork Therapist and holds a Graduate Certificate in Holistic Health Care from Western Michigan University. She is a six time graduate of Dr. Barbour’s Manual Medicine Technician course as well as completing courses in Craniosacral work.
Pain such as neuromusculoskeletal pain resulting from accidents, trauma, injuries, and surgeries.
Sciatica, frozen shoulder, migraines, scoliosis, back pain, bone spurs, tennis elbow, TMJ, arthritis, neuralgia, tinnitus, fibromyalgia, colitis, IBS, indigestion, etc.
Immune Support: Enhancing immune function through mechanical means to help increase respiratory function.
Colds, flu, asthma, allergies, otitis media, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.
Hormones: balancing the endo/exocrine structures directly or through their associated structures.
PMS, thyroid issues, sleep issues, glandular disorders, diabetes, pancreatitis, gallstones, kidney stones, Cushings, adrenal or pituitary disorders, etc.
Physical Wellbeing: Guidance for all health issues and for those looking to up the ante through, food, supplement and herbal guidance, physical exercises, stretching, strengthening, and aerobics.
Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Wellbeing: through emotional release techniques, meditation, guided imagery, affirmations. Can support anxiety, depression, bipolar, loss, grieving, anger, tension, energy loss/lethargy, or for motivation and peak performance enhancement
Gretchen graduated in 2003 from the American Institute of Massage Therapy in Pompano Beach, FL where she received 600 hours of training in Swedish massage and bodywork.
She prefers to approach her sessions with a good idea of her clients lifestyle in order to have correct holding patterns, increase mobility and create space in areas that stress can accumulate. Using various hands-on modalities, her goal is to encourage a better quality of life for each individual.
In 2019 she completed an Oncology massage training through Beaumont hospital to care for anyone being treated for cancer or suffering the residual effects of the disease.
Gretchen believes massage therapy is for every body, in every season of life. She creates an experience catered to each person she’s able to assist to help guide them to a more balanced existence.
Dr. Jean-Marie Cartier, DACM, MATCM, L.Ac is a registered acupuncturist in the state of Michigan and licensed by the state of California and nationally by the NCCAOM. Dr. Jean-Marie received her doctorate in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2020 and graduated with highest honors. She also has a four-year master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Yo San University in Los Angeles, where she graduated with highest honors in 2013. Dr. Jean-Marie received her bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in business from Florida State University in 2002.
Dr. Jean-Marie has studied with many healers and mentors over the years in the fields of East Asian Medicine, Esoteric Energy Healing, Herbal Medicine, Intuitive Healing, Yoga, Qi Gong and Meditation. She completed advanced training in Esoteric Acupuncture with Dr. Mikio Sankey in 2018. Dr. Jean-Marie combines multiple styles of acupuncture including TCM, esoteric, auricular and distal acupuncture. She treats a wide range of health conditions including but not limited to: emotional and physical pain, digestive difficulties, women’s health, mood and stress issues.
Dr. Jean-Marie believes that we are all healers and assists her patients to become empowered in their own wellness journey. She emphasizes balance in lifestyle, connection with nature and heart centered awareness. Treatment begins by asking what your health and wellness goals are. There is no judgement about where you are in your healthcare journey. Instead, let’s find out where you want to go and how you want to feel!
Alex is our office manager at the office. She completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. She will have her Masters in Healthcare Administration with a specialization in Interprofessional Education from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in May of 2023. Her goal is to help make Grand Rapids a central hub for integrative health, by reaching out in the community and making connections between Western and Eastern healthcare professionals. She loves to create events with the Grand Rapids community and Grand Wellness, so feel free to chat with her if you have any ideas!
When she isn’t at the office, she loves to spend time with family and friends. She loves to travel and loves to chat with anyone about holistic health and well-being.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to her at (616) 466-4175 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Can a massage soothe the mind as well as the body? Absolutely — at Grand Wellness, we view massage therapy as a key part of achieving and maintaining overall wellness.
The therapeutic benefits go well beyond relaxation. Our therapists specialize in using massage as a modern healthcare technique to not only reduce acute and chronic pain but to manage mental and emotional disorders from anxiety and depression to insomnia.
Massage’s rhythmic pressure stimulates nerve receptors to dilate vessels and physically move blood through congested regions of the body. This means more nutrients to muscles to reduce pain and improves recovery after exercise.
Gently stretching the muscles and connective tissue surrounding joints increases muscle length and flexibility. Simply put : More movement. Better posture.
Research shows that massage decreases levels of stress hormones by 30% and increases serotonin and dopamine to balance your mood and increase focus. A gentle option for children!
Regular massage sessions can help to establish a pattern of deep restorative sleep by reducing pain and increasing levels of serotonin, the “happiness” hormone. Serotonin helps you feel relaxed and is the precursor to melatonin, which prepares your body to sleep.
Body work releases tension in tissues of the body to create proper structural balance. Muscles and organs are then able to communicate more effectively together allowing our whole system to function with ease.
A Japanese massage technique using rhythmic pressure along the energy meridians as well as stretching to remove energy blockages, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension and pain.
* Keep in mind this technique is done with the clothes on. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
This technique is often compared to Reiki. It uses gentle touch on specific points to create harmony and balance throughout the body. It is commonly used to aide conditions such as digestion, pain, immune support, fatigue and stress.
* Keep in mind this technique is done with the clothes on. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Sometimes we need to go deeper. This massage is for those with chronic soreness or injuries that need to be addressed at the root.
Whether it’s your first pregnancy or you’re already a mom, our treatments are a safe and effective way to reduce low back pain and edema as well as the stress and anxiety that accompany pregnancy. Happy Mommy = Healthy Baby!
Ideal for any person that has a cancer diagnosis. This treatment will address any pain or anxiety, while helping with a better night’s sleep, and decreasing any nausea or neuropathy. *Deep pressure will never be applied during this session.
Melt away your stress with our enhanced Swedish massage. The pressure ranges from light to medium-firm, while incorporating trigger point therapy to revitalize your mind and body.
During your massage, we observe a strict draping policy for your privacy, so completely undressing is appropriate. If you prefer to wear undergarments, please feel free to do so.