Massage, Reiki and Energy Healing 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.
Reiki with Violeta Donawa
Violeta Donawa uses a strengths-based approach to collaboratively support adult clients with their mental and behavioral health needs. She is a mental health professional and healing justice practitioner who believes that integrative therapy practices have the capacity to help clients transform their sense of self and ability to cope with daily pain points and stressors. Violeta received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan with a specialized focus on co-occurring mental health and substance use related conditions. She earned her Master’s Degree in Sociology in 2014 which informs her therapeutic lens.
Since 2013, her work has extended from local to global in the areas of holistic wellness approaches and psycho-social spiritual education. She has experience working with survivors of sexual assault; individuals whose mental health is impacted by state violence and systems of oppression including but not limited to racism, colorism, sexism, and heteronormativity; and abstinence and harm reduction-based approaches to addiction and sobriety. She invites working with clients who experience symptoms related to anxiety, depression, bipolar states, and auditory hallucinations. Her treatment training includes a broad range of modalities and interventions included but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches, and Motivational Interviewing to help meet client needs. She is also trained in Reiki Level II and Yoga 12 Step for Recovery Level I.
Kemetic Energy Medicine, Liberation Reiki ™, and Integrative Healing with Oñi
Oñi's (she/her) vision for Integrative Empowerment Group is to provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and empowered regardless of their identities, beliefs, and ways of living and loving.
As a black, queer, femme, kinky therapist, Oñi is passionate about working with those who are traditionally marginalized in society and underrepresented in help seeking environments. Oñi practices from a liberation centered intersectional feminist perspective with the goal of collaborating with clients (individuals, couples, groups) toward reaching mutually agreed upon goals. She is a pleasure advocate and is invested in empowering folx towards the reclamation of freedom. She has extensive experience working with womxn of color and clients who identify as LGBTQA. Oñi is an advocate for those exploring gender identity including transition support. Finally, she is an experienced Kink and Poly Knowledgeable professional.
Oñi 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. Oñi has over 13 years of experience working with college students at several major universities including three years at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Oñi has been a fully licensed psychologist since 2010. Oñi is a Registered Yoga Teacher (Hatha & Kemetic), a Level II Ra Sekhi Kemetic Energy Medicine Practitioner, as well as a Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master.
Integrative healing sessions with Oñi may include Reiki, essential oil diffusion, sound therapy, ear candling, and/or yoga asanas (postures) or pranayama (breath work).
Reiki with Myra Saniyah
Myra (xe/them/their) earned their Master’s Degree in Social Work and graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Eastern Michigan University in 2016. Xe has six years of experience working with youth, adults and families in various settings. Following the completion of their BSW, xe worked for nearly three years in a residential setting with youth in foster care. In that capacity, xe designed and facilitated psychoeducational groups on topics such as grief and loss, sexual assault and other forms of abuse, team-building and emotional literacy. Prior to starting at IEG xe worked as a Support Coordinator at Avalon Housing, providing case management and supportive services to adults and families.
Myra possesses a critical understanding of the social forces creating multiple barriers for individuals with intersecting marginalized identities. Xe is passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as individuals exploring issues related to self-worth, perfectionism, ADHD, trauma, Depression and Anxiety. Xe is also a poly- and kink-aware therapist. Myra approaches therapy from a client-centered, strengths-based, multi-cultural feminist approach. Xe sees therapy as a collaborative journey in which their role is to serve as a witness to clients’ life experiences and a partner in working toward their goals. Xe 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, into the therapeutic process.
Energy Healing Divination with Taylor Amari Little
Taylor Amari Little (Tay) is a Black gender-variant Muslim diviner who works intensely with spirits and creatures as part of her destiny. She is a Hoodoo woman, energy healing service provider, Seer, artist, workshop facilitator, (re)birthkeeper, and has a firm background in Criminology.
Tay fulfills a role of providing spiritual security + support to the spirits of unborn babies for specific families of color. She is also creator of Tay in the Water Podcast (on Apple + Spotify), full of conversations around working with spirits, Black gender, Hoodoo, Islam, spiritual warfare, apocalypse commentary, astrology, and beyond.
Historically, much of Tay’s community organizing work has also revolved around queer Muslim advocacy (including Islamic Healing Space of A2 and Ypsi) and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people of color, specializing in the cultivation of liberatory/healing spaces for LGBTQ+ people of color, and specific facilitation around Black people exploring their spiritual gifts. Much of his academic research has long focused on sex workers, with a thesis of exploring the ontology of Black (trans + cis) women sex workers, as it relates to the anti-Blackness permeating the world disrupting the ability to exist as Human.
Tay is a medium and works with spirits + other creatures for a living, so an energy healing divination 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. These are specifically spirits + creatures advocating on your behalf. Therefore, a session with Tay is a divination, too, just with an added purpose of balance restoration. This is work he has been trained to do that also often allows for precolonial Ancestors and other types of spirits to come through and highlight their lineage’s gifts and affinities.
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."
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
Liberation Reiki™ and Integrative Healing with Oñi
Relaxing Deep Tissue Massage
Liberation 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, Kemetic Energy Medicine, 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: $90.00
60 Minute Integrative Healing Journey: $120
sliding scale available
email Oñi 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
Relaxing Deep Tissue Massage + Reiki
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
Energy Healing Divination with
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
Reiki with Myra
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.
60 Min Reiki Session: $70.00
To schedule, email Myra directly: