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Meet our Therapist, Kim Older

Kim Older, Licensed Massage Therapist

Kim is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and body work. Provided in the safe setting of McLaren Port Huron’s Women’s Wellness Place, Kim can help you find the right technique for you and your needs. With with 15 years of experience in massage therapy, you can relax knowing you are in good hands.

Massage appointments are available as follows:

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Women’s Wellness Place at (810) 985-2663 or email us

The therapist will work with you to determine your goals and tailor your massage to meet those goals; designed with specific outcomes beyond general relaxation.

Massage therapy services offered at McLaren Port Huron include the following  integrative massage techniques:

  • Deep Tissue massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology

A Description of Massage Therapy Techniques

  • Deep Tissue Massage - Most commonly, deep tissue technique(s) are applied to one or two areas of the body during an otherwise relaxing, full-body, Swedish-style massage, which allows for a full-body treatment with focus to specific problem areas.

  • Neuromuscular Therapy - Muscles can develop "trigger points" - a hyper-irritable spot that is painful. The goal of neuromuscular therapy is to relieve the pain and any other dysfunction by having the therapist locate and deactivate those points by using varying amounts of pressure. Many times, pain relief and increased range of motion can be experienced immediately. Following the deactivation of the trigger point the therapist often will gently stretch the muscles to help "retrain" them - helping to prevent the pain and trigger point from reactivation.

  • Myofascial Release - Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

  • Acupressure -Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In acupressure, the same points on the body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of with the insertion of needles. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain.

  • Aromatherapy - Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. It is sometimes used in combination with massage and other therapeutic techniques as part of a holistic treatment approach.

  • Reflexology - Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands.

  • Energy Balancing - A general term to describe a variety of practices aimed at balancing the flow of energy in and around the body. Practitioners generally try to remove blockages, and balance and amplify this energy flow.

Schedule a Massage Appointment

Massage appointments are available as follows:

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Women’s Wellness Place at (810) 985-2663 or email us.  Massage therapy appointments are available for women and men.