Kayj earned her massage therapy certification from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in 2012, and specializes in neuromuscular and myofascial therapy. Kayj has experience with and is passionate about working with clients from diverse backgrounds including LGBQ identified clients, transgender and gender expansive clients, trauma survivors, and those who live with chronic pain.
Over the past 5 years, she has worked at Beaumont Health Integrative Medicine in Royal Oak and Massage Mechanics in Ypsilanti.Through her 4 years at Beaumont, Kayj received 100 hours of training for hospital and oncology massage therapy and is a Reiki practitioner Level 2. She can treat general medical and cancer patients safely and confidently. Currently based out of Ypsilanti, since 2012 her private practice has been focused on stress relief and tissue restoration mainly with athletes or those with physically active occupations.
Kayj is invested in learning about her clients’ goals and using a variety of techniques to help them move closer to those goals. By utilizing her extensive experience with postoperative patients, Kayj has treated scar tissue and tissue mobilization for transmen after top surgery. During these massage sessions, the clients are taught methods for beneficial self-care at home. She aims to continue her collection of modalities, integrating the needs or goals for each client. Additional modalities Kayj has training in include: Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1, prenatal, Swedish and deep tissue. This year, Kayj is pursuing a 10 month long training to earn credentialing as a Kink Knowledgeable massage therapist.