Michigan law requires massage therapists to complete 625 hours of accredited training.  At A Healing Touch we believe in going above and beyond that requirement.  We are passionate learners and we love what we do.  

Jamilah Jane Tuuk

Jamilah graduated with a 500 hour certificate from the Michigan Institute of Healing Arts & Sciences in 2008.  Since that time she has completed over 400 hours of continuing education with world-renowned experts from the Upledger Institute for CranioSacral Therapy, John F. Barnes MyoFascial Release Approach, The Manual Lymph Drainage Institute, McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release, RockTape and Amber Davies of the Trigger Point Therapy Workbook.  Other certifications include such techniques as Acces Bars, Pillosage Thermal Connective Tissue Therapy, Reiki, acupressure, aromatherapy, taping, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and cupping.  She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer.      

Jamilah  opened A Healing Touch in 2010 so that she would have the time and space she needed to pursue her passion for educating  clients in self-care. 


In 2015, after decades of health struggles, she was finally diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease  and her life has flourished since undergoing treatment.  Her rocky healing journey greatly informs her massage practice and has shaped her into a caring, compassionate healing artist who will truly listen to you as you craft your own path to wellness.   Her bodywork style is a unique blend of techniques that address not only the muscles but the connective tissue, lymphatics,  nervous system and energetic paths of the body as well.  She will take time to educate you on how you can continue your healing at home.   

Jamilah offers a Signature Session that incorporates all of her knowledge into treating both your long and short-term goals in addition to her CranioSacral, MyoFascial Release, Trigger Point, Manual Lymph Drainage, Scar Tissue Release or Access Bars appointments. Jamilah currently manages her own schedule so please reach out through the contact form or a text if you would like to see her. 

Bhavna Dixit

Bhavna is a graduate of the 1200 Hour Medical Manual Therapy Program and the 600 hour Holistic Health Care Program at the Blue Heron Academy in Grand Rapids. She received her  Bachelor of Science degree in Ayurvedic Medicine from Gujarat Ayurveda University. 

Bhavna is a keen learner who specializes in pain relief and increased mobility in her massage practice. Her gentle presence creates space for deep relaxation. She sees clients at our office on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-7. She also works Saturdays during the summer.

Bhavna is one of very few people in Grand Rapids offering Ayurvedic Massage and Ayurvedic Consultations. She 

is well  trained to give guidance on Ayurvedic principles of diet, lifestyle and home remedies for balancing your Doshas, your mindfulness and conscious spirituality through herbal therapies, home-care instructions in exercise, stretches, meditation and yoga .

Bhavna offers a variety of  massage techniques including Medical Manual Mobilization, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, Hot Stone, Prenatal,  Acupressure, Tuina (a Chinese massage technique) and Ayurvedic. She also incorporates passive stretching and bony lever techniques into her massages. 

In her Signature Sessions you may request specific massage techniques as well as Gua Sha scraping, Cupping, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy or  MyoFascial Release.

Shelly Durbin

Shelly is a Reiki Master and Intuitive.  She completed her massage training through the Sanative Institute in Standale, MI, where she specialized in Manual Lymph Drainage.  

Before moving to Grand Rapids, she owned a shop and spa on Mackinac Island for several years.  You can visit her online store Crystal Earth to purchase jewelry, crystals and bath/body products. 

Shelly offers Manual Lymph Drainage, CranioSacral Therapy, Massage, Ionic Foot Baths, Wood Therapy, Access Bars,  Energetic Face Lift, Reiki and Comprehensive Energy Sessions  with skill and grace.

She sees clients at our office  M-F from 9:30-4:00.

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