Tamy McAnsh, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
If you are looking for a proven professional who can help you address strain patterns of everyday life (computer use, desk work, etc.) chronic pain, old injuries or new injuries, or just looking for an opportunity to relax and be revived with an intuitive touch, then consider working with Tamy.
Tamy and Dr. Kirk married in 1984 and she has spent much of the past 33 years studying massage, while helping raise their two children and work their professional wellness practices from behind the scenes. After staying home while their children were young, Tamy rejoined the practice full time in 2012 where she currently serves as office manager and part of the staff of Licensed Massage Therapists. A 2015 graduate of the Institute of Natural Therapies, she is trained in a number of modalities including trigger pint therapy, Swedish massage, myofascial techniques. She enjoys offering side-line massage to help manage painful conditions that occur in the shoulders and neck region, while allowing the recipient a premium level of comfort, most therapists reserve for the pregnant client. Tamy often incorporates cupping therapy, which creates a vacuum on the tissue and increases local blood supply to the muscles and skin. The offers an effective way to release restrictions in fascia as well as scar tissue.
Tamy enjoys an active life that includes a love of hiking, kayaking, camping, as well as curling up with a good biography of people who inspire. Family time is often spent exploring new places on road trips or just hanging out in the kitchen trying new healthy recipes!
David Golson, Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist (BCLMT)
Dave graduated in 2009, in the top three of his class of twenty-two students at Cortiva Institute (originally the Chicago School of Massage Therapy), in Chicago, IL. Included in his base curriculum, Dave trained in: Clinical Massage Therapy, Trigger-Point Techniques, muscle kinesiology, Intensive Sports Massage and professional ethics. Dave has achieved additional certifications in: Myo-Facial, Shiatsu (Beginning Level), Cranial-Sacral Therapy (level 1) and Reiki (Master Level).
Dave has been certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 2009, and has held licences as a professional massage therapist in Illinois and Michigan. Dave worked in Lake Zurich, IL at Massage Envy as well as running a private practice. Dave offered massage therapy at the Chicago Marathon, both while in school and after graduation, assisting hundreds of runners with post-event, stretching, along with muscle cramp and fatigue relieving techniques.
In 2012, Dave relocated to Alpena to be closer to both his son and his wife’s family. Dave is happy to meet with you for a postural assessment to determine how his expertise can best suit your needs.
In 2016 Dave decided to start a professional blog called Hands On with Dave Golson to help increase public awareness of total wellness and massage. His blog can be found at handson42.wordpress.com