Essential Massage & Wellness Center LLC
Reduce your pain, reduce your stress, increase your contentment.

Our Staff

Call 248-714-9901 for an appointment. We do not accept gift certificates from other companies.

Every massage therapist is skilled in relaxation massage and deep tissue massage. And every one is as unique and different as their fingerprints. Which one will be a good fit for you?


 Our  group's philosophy is:

 We believe each client is unique and strive to listen closely and work carefully to give them the best possible experience each time they come in to receive a treatment. We not only strive to address each individual's needs, but we work with them to develop self care skills they can use at home to increase the relaxation and pain relief they get from their bodywork experience.


Tammy Ware, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Co-Owner of EMWC, I began studying and practicing Massage Therapy at the Minneapolis School of Massage & Bodywork Inc in 1988. Personally I like to emphasize the "therapy" aspect of massage and many of my clients begin to work with me on recommendation from  their physical  therapists or chiropractors. My treatments can be the  final step in the healing process or just the ticket to keep them healthy and injury free. I enjoy working with baby boomers like myself who want to stay feeling young and active. I love working with dedicated athletes and weekend warriors alike to help them achieve their personal best and am experienced in working with illness, chronic health conditions or people recovering from medical treatments. I believe massage therapy is good preventive health care as well as a rehabilitation tool from pain, illness and injury. When not working I enjoy going hiking in nature and traveling with my husband, oil painting and being a source of love and encouragement to my three children who are living their independent adult lives. 


Lane Flowers LMT and Co-Owner of EMWC,  I studied at Oakland Community College, graduating with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science and a Certificate for Massage Therapy. After having worked in a chiropractic setting after graduation, I developed a lot of skills for issues pertaining to the neck, shoulder, and back. Working in that setting, I gained a lot of experience working with clients who had gone through traumatic injury.  I specialize in relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, and pregnancy massage. One of my greatest joys is noticing physical improvements in my clients over time. 


Debra Smallman LMT, graduated from Oakland Community College with her Associates in Applied Science and her Certification in Massage Therapy in 2001. Debra specializes in Swedish relaxation massage, deep tissue, and Sports and Rehabilitative Massage treatments. She often works with clients who are in physical therapy using massage to reduce associated stress and pain. Debra, a physically active person herself, is accustomed to working with athletes aches and injuries. She enjoys giving sanctuary to clients looking to reduce physical and mental stress, and to rejuvinate them to maintain their busy lifestyles.

Alyssa Lazar LMT, CST, My passion in the healing arts began at a young age with my own journey to health. I graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute and also have trained with The Upledger Institute. My regard of massage is high, I have seen and experienced it be the missing link in the health and recovery of many people. I specialize in Therapeutic work: CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, myofascial release (chronic pain and scar), chronic dysfunction and dis-ease, nerve impingements, auto injury and sports therapies. Many of my clients are referrals from Physicians or Physical Therapists. My goal is to help assist people in maintaining their health and lifestyle, as well as helping them along their healing path in order to fully live their lives. I have had much healing to do in my own life, and it is with tremendous gratitude that I get to assist others on their health journey.

Janelle Allen LMT, is a graduate of Irene's Myomassology Institute. Her goal is to help improve her clients' overall wellness through massage using modalities such as trigger point therapy, fascia therapy, cupping, and muscle energy techniques. She enjoys learning new skills/modalities to bring to her sessions in order to best help her clients. She plans to further her education into lymphatic drainage, craniosacral therapy, and myofascial release."


Libby Johnsen LMT, is a graduate of Irene's Myomassology Institute. Her passion is in giving massages for relaxation to help reduce stress and ease muscle tension. She is a forever learner who enjoys cultivating new techniques and modalities to better help my clients needs. When I am not working you can find me outside with my dogs or exploring new places with friends and family.

Jami Bellar LMT is a graduate of Irene's Myomassology Institute and a certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master. She enjoys working with a variety of clients and helping them towards their wellness goals. Whether the client wants relaxation, deep tissue, energy work, or an integrative therapeutic session- Jami truly enjoys using her collection of skills with everyone. Every session is tailored to the client, therefore all sessions are unique.  Always a learner at heart, she plans on adding more therapeutic modalities to her toolbox such as Yomassage therapy, myofascial release, and personal training. Outside of working with her clients, Jami spends time with the her family, friends, pets, and on various hobbies.



Olga Valeeva Licensed Esthetician, Call me personally for appointments 248-884-8587.

I grew up in the small town of Yoshkar-Ola, Russia where I initially formed an interest in skin care and beauty. I have a Master's degree in Education from Russia and moved to the USA in 2000. I graduated from the Michigan College of Beauty in Waterford in 2005 and began working as an Esthetician. I love to combine my European technique and knowledge into my everyday work providing skincare treatments for a variety of skin types and conditions. I have facials providing treatment options for aging skin, acne,hyper-pigmentation, rosacea and more. I also provide face waxing and full body waxing for hair removal. I am thrilled to work with the staff of Essential Massage and Wellness Center and look forward to helping our clients feel more beautiful every day. 






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