Massage and Reiki sessions at Integrative Empowerment Group are personalized to best meet each client’s needs. Our sessions are provided in a safe and welcoming space with emphasis on being inclusive to various body types. Some studies have shown massage to be helpful for: depression, trauma, insomnia related to stress, digestive disorders, headaches, soft tissue strains or injuries. All sessions are safe for oncology patients. If finances are a concern, please contact us for information about sliding scale options.
Massage Therapy and Reiki with Kayj Garrison
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 LGBQIA 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 close to those goals. By utilizing her extensive experience with post-operative patients, Kayj has treated scar tissue and tissue mobiliztion 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. **Kayj offers sliding scale rates of $50-$70 per 60 minute session.
Violeta Donawa, MA is an African-American/ Afro-Panamanian community-based Reiki practitioner and intuitive from Detroit, Michigan. She employs a healing justice framework with her clients that is grounded in "the re-imagination of wholeness at the intersection of intergenerational trauma, current structures of oppression, and a generative and co-created future" (AMC HJ Coordinators 2018). Therefore, Reiki sessions with clients aim to be collaborative, understanding that the client is the expert of their own bodies. Her goal is to facilitate an empowering, beginning-to-end consensual Reiki session that deeply relaxes the client, loosens blocked energy, and relieves pain.
Violeta’s health and healing work has included advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, acute crisis intervention support, Reiki and Ear Acupuncture circles centering marginalized communities, and African diasporic spiritual traditions. She is also deeply passionate about working with those in alcohol recovery. She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and earned her Reiki Level 1 certification in the Usui System of Reiki Healing in 2014 from Noble Snow Natural Health/ Noble Nieve Salud Natural under Adela Nieves Martinez.
Currently, Violeta is also collaborator within the Detroit-based women of Color collective, Healing by Choice!, and is pursuing a degree in Macro-Social Work at the University of Michigan for the purpose of her heart’s mission - to manifest an integrated healing justice therapy center and institute in the city of Detroit.
**Not accepting new clients
Reiki with Violeta Donawa
Reiki and Integrative Healing with Joy Saniyah
Joy (she/her) founded Integrative Empowerment Group with the vision of providing safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and empowered regardless of their identities, beliefs, and ways of living and loving.
Joy is passionate about working with those who are traditionally marginalized in society and underrepresented in help seeking environments. Fully integrating the mind-body approach to health and healing, Joy is a licensed psychologist, Registered Yoga Instructor and a Reiki Level II practitioner. Integrative healing sessions with Joy may include Reiki, essential oil diffusion, sound therapy, and/or yoga asanas (postures) or pranayama (breath work). In all sessions, Joy practices from a multicultural feminist perspective with the goal of collaborating with clients toward reaching mutually agreed upon goals. Joy has extensive experience working with LGBTQIA communities. She is trauma informed and also an experienced Kink Aware and Poly Aware professional.
Joy graduated with a Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology from Teacher's College at Columbia University and a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in New York City. Joy has been a fully licensed psychologist since 2010.
Reiki with Myra Saniyah
Myra earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work and graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Eastern Michigan University in 2016. She has six years of experience working with youth, adults and families in various settings.
Myra possesses a critical understanding of the social forces creating multiple barriers for individuals with intersecting marginalized identities. She is passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as individuals exploring issues related to self-worth, perfectionism, ADHD, trauma, Depression and Anxiety. She is also a poly- and kink-aware therapist. Myra approaches all of her work from a client-centered, strengths-based, multi-cultural feminist approach. She sees Reiki sessions as a collaborative journey and is particularly skilled at engaging with clients in a warm, non-judgmental manner and creating a space where they feel heard and validated. Myra enjoys integrating mindfulness and meditation techniques, as well as journaling and other forms of creative expression.
Reiki Energy + Spirit Reading with Taylor Amari Little
Tay is a Black queer femme, who is both Muslim and a Hoodoowoman. She’s been a community organizer and exploring political frameworks for the sake of liberation since her early teens. She is a co-founder and main organizer of Islamic Healing Space of A2 and Ypsi (Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti), Michigan’s first and only established space intentionally created to support people of all proximities to Islam, but intentionally centering the LGBTQ+ Muslims, Black Muslims, disabled Muslims, and those who lie at all of those intersections and beyond. She was certified under Amira Baladi (sacredstripper.com) in Usui Reiki Levels I + II, taught under a decolonial framework that also prioritizes Black people, other people of color and Native peoples, while centering and uplifting sex workers as well. She is a student of Criminology and also at Herbal Freedom School (a POC-only school for exploring liberatory herbalism and ancestral healing).
Tay is a medium and two-headed diviner, so an energy healing session with her is a process of bringing your energy back to balance, but also a chance to hear from some members of your spirit team (Ancestors, spirit guides, non-human spirits, etc). This means that throughout sessions, spirits may communicate to Tay different pieces of information, images, messages and other mediums which will then be relayed to the client during the debriefing of the session. Therefore, a session with Tay is a divination or spirit reading,too, just with an added purpose of balance restoration. To ensure that the session is spiritually safe and secure, Tay utilizes the spiritual technology of her religions. Tay also does tarot divination, more personal and traditional forms of divination deriving from her lineages, mentorship and writing that is specific to development of relationships with the Ancestors, facilitation and event organizing.
Traditional/Intuitive Energy Work with Diana
Diana (she/her) is a board-certified naturopathic doctor specializing in endocrinology, integrative mental health, and mind-body medicine. She is a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR and has been in clinical practice for over 12 years. The nature of her work is holistic and vitalistic, rooted in the healing power of nature. Diana’s foundational training is in evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine. She has fused this with mind/body medicine for a science-meets-spirituality approach. She passionately believes in the capacity of body/mind/spirit to heal, and sees her role as that of facilitator to support the self-healing of her clients.
Diana co-creates a therapeutic plan with clients which may include a variety of modalities: food as medicine, herbal allies and botanical medicine, shamanic healing and the use of ceremony and ritual, homeopathy and flower essences, somatic bodywork, mind/body techniques, and nature-based therapy.
Her practice is trauma-informed with a healing justice lens, grounded in intersectional feminism. She seeks to provide safe space to those who have felt alienated within conventional medicine spaces including the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, trauma survivors, differently abled folks, and people of size (as a HAES advocate).
Reiki Energy Healing with Kayj
Reiki treatment promotes an increase to a client’s supply in life force energy. This method is often relaxing, healing, and stress-reducing. Reiki is done on a massage table with the client fully dressed. This practice involves very light touch or no touch to the body. Reiki is commonly used to reduce chronic pain, stress, anxiety, trauma, and assist with balancing sleep patterns and inspiring a sense of peace.
60 Minutes: $70.00
Reiki and Integrative Healing with Joy
Relaxing Deep Tissue Massage
Reiki Sessions: have the goal of increasing a client’s supply in life force energy. This method is often relaxing, healing, and stress-reducing. Reiki is done on a massage table with the client fully dressed. This practice involves very light touch or no touch to the body.
Integrative Healing Session: begins with an energetic/chakra health assessment. Based on the client's needs, mind-body techniques of Reiki, yoga, essential oil diffusion, sound therapy and meditation may be explored. These healing techniques can be used to reduce stress, anxiety, impact mood, enhance sleep, and generally leave one feeling more energetically balanced and grounded.
60 Minute Reiki Sessions: $100.00
60 Minute Integrative Healing Journey: $150
sliding scale available
email Joy directly for appointments:
Relaxing deep tissue massage can have a range of pressure depending on what the client prefers. Multiple modalities may be used during a session in order to help our clients achieve their goals. Myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, and Swedish techniques have healing qualities for acute or chronic pain. This session may also be used for a relaxing, full-body massage.
60 Minutes: $70.00
90 Minutes: $95.00
Traditional/Intuitive Energy Work with Diana
Incorporating a variety of healing modalities including Reiki, CranioSacral, and traditional curanderismo techniques, the basic session is a limpia clearing. A healing session can help release trauma and stress stored in the body, clear unwanted and outdated patterns that obstruct your path, fortify healthy boundaries, and ground and connect you to your source of power. The session includes work with tools including song, drum, rattle, feathers, stones and crystals, as well as hands-on somatic work.
Intuitive healing may incorporate elements of: dream work, ancestral healing, spiritual direction & counsel, and intuitive work with plant medicine and other allies.
Schedule here, selecting ’Traditional/Intuitive Healing’ to book: https://www.smartnd.ca/online-booking/2047/DrDianaQuinn
Relaxing Deep Tissue Massage + Reiki with Kayj
This healing experience combines our Deep Tissue Massage with Reiki Energy healing throughout the session for a mind, body, and spirit healing experience.
60 Minutes: $70.00
90 Minutes: $95.00
Reiki Energy + Spirit Reading with Tay
Tay is a medium and two-headed diviner, so an energy healing session with her is a process of bringing your energy back to balance, but also a chance to hear from some members of your spirit team (Ancestors, spirit guides, non-human spirits, etc). This means that throughout sessions, spirits may communicate to Tay different pieces of information, images, messages and other mediums which will then be relayed to the client during the debriefing of the session. Therefore, a session with Tay is a divination or spirit reading,too, just with an added purpose of balance restoration. To ensure that the session is spiritually safe and secure, Tay utilizes the spiritual technology of her religions.
90 Minute Reiki Session: $225 Standard Rate
90 Minute Reiki Session: $139.00 Sustaining Rate
90 Minute Reiki Session: $85.00 Supported Rate
It is important to Tay to make her services available to traditionally marginalized communities at an accessible price. The clients who can afford the standard and sustaining rates of help make Tay's services available to those communities who have been most impacted by colonization (ex:QTPOC).
Postoperative massage can be done 4-6 weeks after an operation on an area that is healed and dry. Scar tissue release and tissue mobilization are used throughout the session. The client will have the option to learn techniques for self-care at home to help continue reducing postoperative discomfort. These techniques have been helpful for individuals who have undergone a variety of top surgeries and mastectomies yet this massage is not limited to this area of the body.
60 Minutes: $70.00
90 Minutes: $95.00
Meditation, and Reiki with Myra
Myra is passionate about practicing mindfulness in her own life and in supporting others with bringing more mindfulness into theirs. She believes in the power of mindfulness to increase feelings of peace, well-being and connection. In a society whose systems of oppression thrive on us being disconnected from ourselves, each other and our environments, Myra is learning to understand mindfulness as an act of resistance as well as mode of self-care. Sessions will be centered around client’s strengths and intentions and may include guided practices and/or exploring barriers to increasing mindfulness. Myra supports clients with identifying what types of mindfulness practices work best for them. For some this may center around formal practices, like sitting or walking meditation. For others, the focus may be on more informal approaches like spending time in nature, listening deeply and attentively to others, or offering the self more compassion and acceptance. Mindfulness sessions may be covered by some insurance plans (BCBS PPO and BCC) and are 30 to 50 minutes long.
30 Min Mindfulness Session: $40.00
50 Min Mindfulness Session: $60.00
60 Min Reiki Session: $70.00
To schedule, email Myra directly: