deep t.issue therapy & reiki

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Deep t.Issue Therapy and Reiki, Lisa Townsend, B.A. Holistic Practitioner, Reiki Master

“Lisa is so amazing. Her knowledge surpasses any deep tissue therapist I have been to. I am feeling better after one treatment. I highly recommend her.”

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Welcome to my office! This is one of the best places you can be in Grand Rapids for natural pain relief, orthopedic surgery prevention, and my medical deep tissue therapy treatments are super effective. Men and women, by seeing me you are focusing on yourself and taking responsibility for your health and emotions. This can be very empowering. You can figure out your body and your needs on your own and learn how to take care of yourself! This is healthcare only. I am medically focused. My certificate is 1200 hr. advanced clinical manual therapy which is Naprapathic medicine. Before that I did 600 hours each of manual therapy and medical acupuncture. After those two I did 600 hours each of herbal medicine and treatment of TMD or temperomandibular disorder.

If your orthopedic doctor has recommended surgery, bring in your MRI report and I will review it and do a tactile/pain assessment to see if surgery can be avoided. The O.D.’s don’t treat muscle and soft tissue attachment with their hands therefore that piece has been overlooked. You may be able to avoid surgery.

I can relieve muscle pain naturally and your treatment is well worth your time and money. You don’t need muscle relaxers, you need the deep tissue adhesions medically released and increased blood flow to the soft tissue. That is the most powerful.

I’m holistic. I understand that most people use both modern and holistic medicine but my office is holistic.  I succeed in delivering blood to all connective tissue NEXT TO ANY JOINT, bar none and the blood has no limit on what it can heal. I’ve seen it for twenty years. It doesn’t matter if you’ve had surgery or spinal fusion, it doesn’t affect the blood flow. If it did, you wouldn’t be able to move your limb. Referred pain (radiculopathy) is usually due to nerve compression caused by the muscle that attaches to the joint. Muscle function cannot be inhibited by the bone. The only thing clamping on the nerve root is muscle.

It’s not hard for me to remedy it and will save you countless thousands of dollars in surgical copays and more! My work is similar to a P.T. but my prime focus is on releasing the deep tissue, not rehabilitation overall. I do not work like a massage therapist but better. I don’t work like a chiropractor focusing on and adjusting the bone. The cause of pain is muscle adhesions not bones being out of alignment.

I use the movement of the blood in the deep tissue (muscle, ligament, tendon, and nerve) to help release your pain and I only use my hands and Reiki.

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I have 2400 hours of Advanced Naprapathic Manual Therapy training, equal to the Naprapathic Doctors in Chicago, twenty one years of experience as a bodyworker, Reiki Master, and Master Herbalist certification. My focus and success are on relieving your pain, increasing your range of motion and keeping you out of surgery and prescriptions which I will do using safe Naprapathic Manual Therapy, and Reiki.  Relieving pain is as relaxing as it can be.

Your time and money are very well spent here and with your cooperation and my skill, your pain will decrease without drugs or surgery. Your bones follow your muscles so releasing the deep muscle adhesions at the joint that cause pain is the first-line treatment for your body because the soft tissue stress leads to a host of other trouble. On your first visit, I’ll give you a recommendation sheet for you to follow through on as well.

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Real pain relief is possible when the deep tissue is released.
  • By scheduling, you agree to the 24-hour in advance cancellation or re-schedule policy. A no show or no call will result in a charge.
  • When you purchase a discount package of 5 treatments, it’s non-refundable. If possible, you must use all of the treatments.

My work perfectly compliments your treatments with an Orthopedic Doctor, Physical Therapist or a Chiropractor. Use both of us together if you wish. We all work differently. There is no adjusting in this office but I work at the connective tissue right near the joint and I move the whole joint complex.

GVSU (Grand Valley State University) students near me, just come north on Walker St. and I can help you get off the academic merry-go-round for a bit! I was a student once and next to giving birth, it’s the most stressful memory of my life. Your brain gets fried and it’s a tremendous amount of pressure! Please don’t think you have to deal with it alone. Give me a call.

Blood and muscle make up the majority of your body and it’s vital and effective to start treatment for most pathologies there.  I can treat:

  • muscle pain and stubborn adhesions no matter how long they’ve been there, anywhere in the body.
  • bulging disc
  • arthritis, although it cannot be reversed
  • a migraine and all headaches
  • post-surgical tissue after 72 hours
  • Sprains and strains
  • lateral epicondylitis
  • all hip issues
  • plantar fasciitis
  • chronic pain

Please call me at 616-328-4242 to schedule an appointment.  I’ll get you in as soon as possible. I look forward to meeting you!

My hours are:

Monday-Friday, Noon-6:00 pm

I have popular discount packages for those with chronic conditions that will need multiple treatments.  When you buy a package, you get your slot ahead of time on my schedule and about $5.00 off per treatment! I sell treatments in packages of five and accept cash and credit cards through a secure Square chip system.  No checks.

Single Appointment Fees before the discount:

1 hour-$100.00

45 minutes-$75.00

30 minutes-$50.00


  1. Monica

    Good morning, I am a cluster headache sufferer in desperate need of relief, I have been searching several different treatment options and I can across your website which intrigued me, is this something you would be willing to try to help me with? I would love to set up an appointment with you today if so.

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    • Absolutely. I do deep tissue therapy and Reiki. I will check your neck and shoulders first and then work on the head with acupressure and Reiki. Just call 616-328-4242 at about 9am. We’ll set up a time.

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  2. Darlene Thomas

    I have a sister in-law who has pain all over making it hard just for her to walk. She is on pain meds but they don’t help. do you think you would be able to help her?

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  3. Caroline

    I have a sore neck with pain that seems to move around. I am interested in deep tissue massage, am not sure about reiki. Also, on past massages, I have found it difficult to lay on my stomach for so long. Shall I go for a shorter treatment or can some of it be done with me laying on my back. I thought I would try 45 minutes for my first treatment.

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    • Do you live near Grand Rapids? I would be carwful with massage. I am not a massage therapist bit a Naprapathic Manual Therapist trained 4 years. I would assess you first face down for 10 minutes and then have upu fave up to work your neck.


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