Breckels Massage Therapy, Inc.
16610 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
At Breckels Massage Theray we offer an honest massage at an honest price.
When our founder started this business 27 years ago, she felt strongly that she wanted BMT to provide something of true
value to her clients. What you'll find here are great massage therapists who provide very high quality bodywork.
Whether you receive a relaxation massage or a pain relief massage or a combination of the two, our goal is to provide a wholesome
and healthy service that will help you feel the best you can. We are committed to providing service with love and respect
to everyone who enters our little oasis from the busy, beeping buzzing world we live in.
We won't try to sell you a new-age cure
all and we won't try to sell you a regiment of beauty treatments that imply you are not okay just as you are. Gimmick-free
pricing is very important to us. A one hour massage lasts 60 minutes, not 50, and all the extra little touches we add
like moist heat, hot towels, aromatherapy, etc. are included in the price of the massage. Our therapists are paid more
per massage than some of the competition charges for an "introductory rate" massage. Our full-time employees
receive health care benefits and paid time off. We make sure we take good care of our employees so they can take good
care of you.
What to expect for your first massage:
There is a one-page information sheet for you to fill out, which will notify us of any
medical problems you may have as well as areas on which you would like us to focus. After that, your therapist will show
you to your room, where you will be instructed to take off as much clothing as you are comfortable with. The therapist
will leave the room while you are undressing, and you will lie on the table under a sheet and blanket. The therapist
will only uncover the area she is working on. We ask that you inform us if at any time the therapist is using too much or
not enough pressure, or if you are uncomfortable in any way (too warm, too cold, face rest not positioned right, etc.). We
want you to have the most enjoyable and therapeutic massage possible, and although we consistently give great massages, we
have never been able to master the art of mind reading (as much as we try)! Your feedback is very important to us.
Hydrotherapy: Moist heat is soothing and helps relax the muscles. We use hot towels, hydrocollators
and electric moist-heat pads to help keep you warm and ease tired, sore muscles (optional, of course). We're proud
to support our Michigan businesses by using the Battle Creek thermaphore moist heat pad which is made in Battle Creek, MI
(available for sale at BMT).
Aromotherapy: We use
pleasant, but not overpowering, essential oils to add to the relaxation experience during your massage. Your therapist
will always ask you if you prefer scented or unscented oils. Also proud to use Spearmint essential oils grown and processed
on Crosby Mint Farm in St. Johns, Michigan!
Music can help make or break a massage! We always have good music playing from a high-quality sound system in each room. Since
we know that everyone has different tastes in music, we take requests, and we keep a variety of genres (classical, new age,
jazz, folk, pop, even elevator music!) on hand. And when you're in that "Silence is Golden" kind of mood,
we can turn of all music, wave machines, etc...
At Breckels Massage Therapy, a one-hour massage lasts one full hour. Once you are comfortable
in your room, your therapist will start keeping track of time when she lays her hands on your body and does not stop until
at least 60 minutes have passed (assuming you have arrived on time). We typically allow 15 minutes in between massages to
take care of all the incidentals. We are a massage-therapy studio, after all, where time naturally slows down. We never want to rush you in and out.
Feedback: Our philosophy has always been to provide the very best massage therapy suited to
each client's specific needs. We take pride in our work, and we cherish your feedback. Of course, we love the wonderful comments
we hear every day, but we also value your suggestions on how to make your massage experience better.