Our Staff

We welcome only the most dedicated, professional and highly trained therapists to join our family of healers! We do this because we want the best for you and because that is simply who  we are.  We are always looking to better ourselves, to improve out skills.  These are some of the many things that sets us apart from other Massage Therapy and Holistic Health Centers in Michigan, the quality and experience of our staff, and why we have won numerous awards for our services.

All of our bodyworkers were Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and are Licensed by the State of Michigan. Each has advanced training beyond the basics of Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage.  They also speciale in advanced therapies such as Cranio Sacral Therapy, Pranic Healing, Reiki, Ascension Breathing Breathwork, Crystal Healing, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Sports Massage, Pre and Post Natal Massage, and Thai Massage to name but a few.  Our staff have the skills, the training and the experience to tailor your session to best meet your unique requirements and exceed your expectations.

We Proudly Introduce Our Staff:

Center Director

Certified Ascension Breathing Facilitators and Seminar Leaders

Massage Therapists/Bodyworkers

Mindfulness Counseling/Psychotherapy

Cranio Sacral Therapists

Pranic Healers

Energy Healers

Hypnotherapy

Integreative Nutrition & Anti-Aging Health Coaching

Regression

Structual Integration (Rolfing)

Receptionists

  • Andrea Hanania
  • Amanda Robinson

Pat Krajovic

Pat KrajovicPat Krajovic is the Co-founder and Director of BodyWorks Healing Center and the Global Breath Institute in Plymouth, MI.  Pat is a nationally certified massage therapist with advanced training in alternative healing techniques.  She was named “Best of the Best” for Healing Stone Massage by Allure Magazine.  Pat is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

She enjoys practicing Massage Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Thai Massage, and Healing Stone Therapy.  Pat is passionate about CranioSacral Therapy, Esoteric and Pranic Healing, Pranic Breathwork and Emotional Release Work. Pat’s skills as a healer and the use of her intuitive prowess make her one of the best.  Her warm and open heartedness and engaging personality just makes a session with her all the more delightful. 

Pat studied breathwork and many adjunct teachings to help her clients.  However, inspired by her and her husband David’s personal transformation, they co-created Ascension Breathing taking modern breathwork to a new level marrying many modern new thought concepts and practices with ancient esoteric teachings. This new form of breathwork called Ascension Breathwork seeks to provide rapid yet calm advancement and connection with the Higher Soul. From this place of conscious awareness individuals are able to realize the 3 P’s … Presence, Power and Peace in their lives. For those choosing to become Ascension Breathwork Facilitators, the Global Breath Institute was founded for this purpose. She has taught the breathwork in Europe and across North America. 

Pat  earned a B.S. in Individual and Family Studies, and holds Master’s Degrees in both Public Administration and Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.

Pat is devoted to her five children and five grandchildren and is presently residing in Canton, MI with her husband.    She enjoys hiking, yoga, cooking, gardening, relaxing and reading a good book.  She can be reached at 734-416-5200 or email at pat@bodyworkshealingcenter.com.

Robert Auerbach

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 Robert’s path to become a healer began with his own healing.  He had struggled with one hip  that was higher than the other, which resulted in significant health challenges. As time went on,  walking became tiring and painful. He also had pronounced forward head posture that  contributed to upper body stress and headaches.

Having received the traditional 10-session Rolf series, Robert found that his old postural patterns and their associated aches and pains completely resolved. He experienced a new sense of ease and lift that made being in his body a joy and knew that his life purpose was to help others regain their ease and joy that they once knew in their youth.

Toward that end, Robert registered at the Health Enrichment Center, and completed the massage therapy curriculum in 1990. From 1991 through 1995 Robert operated a successful massage therapy practice at the Fairlane Club in Dearborn, Michigan.

In 1995, Robert went on to study at the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. At the Guild, he had the good fortune of studying with Ida Rolf’s two senior protégés. In 2001 Robert took seven weeks off from his practice to take coursework towards Advanced Training in Structural Integration. Additionally, he has taken specialized training in the use of Rolf bodywork for scoliosis.

With the passing of the years since Robert began practicing in 1996, he was asked what he finds most compelling about his work with Structural Integration. He answered, “Watching my clients change before my eyes, … watching life-long postural and structural problems disappear, … seeing their amazement as their breathing dramatically improves in the first session, and the smiles on their faces as they get off the table and find the pain and limitations they came in with, gone or significantly improved.”

In addition to his Rolf Training, Robert has been trained in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (including EFT and TAT). He has developed the Higher Self Repatterning Process for clearing out old emotional and karmic patterns quickly.

Robert is a Certified Advanced Rolfing Practitioner,  Co-founder of the Holistic Practitioners Network and member of the Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals, Guild for Structural Integration and International Association of Holistic Practitioners (IAHP).

In addition to his Structural Integration practice, Robert has been co-facilitating Family Constellations workshops since 2012 and he has been practicing Chi Gong since 1998. Robert and his wife Jane have 3 adult children and 3 grandsons.

Erika Champagne

Erika Champagne, a nationally certified massage therapist, encourages balance in the lives of others through the art and science of touch.

Erika graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy (AAIMT) in 2008 and was certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

As a student, she fell in love with massage and has been a devoted practitioner ever since. She uses a combination of modalities to create custom massages for each client’s individual needs.

She has advanced training in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports and Orthopedic Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Swedish Massage.  Erika is highly skilled in reflexology, pediatric, geriatric and prenatal care. Some of the more common treatments Erika has helped with are: Adhesive Capsulitis, TMJ Disorder and symptoms of bruxism, restless leg syndrome, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and plantar fasciitis.

Erika has worked closely with physicians and physical therapists to provide rehabilitation from injuries as well as pre and post operative care to facilitate healing and recovery of movement. She has assisted patients with torn rotator cuff and achilles tendon repair, oral surgeries, vertebrae fusing, hip and knee replacement, facelift, breast augmentation and abdominoplasty, surgical weight loss.

She is currently a teaching assistant at AAIMT and is pursuing her goal of becoming a certified instructor of massage and bodywork.

Matthew Ikonen

Matthew Ikonen is a graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute, and has walked the Earth Path for many decades.

His primary modalities include Reiki, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage. In addition to these, he has focused his personal studies on neck and shoulder dysfunction, and migraine relief. He has also had the opportunity to study with a wide variety of honored Teachers in fields such as Herbalism, Plant Based Wellness/Nutrition, Shamanism, and the transformative healing power of Storytelling. Matt is also a Reiki Master and a member of the American Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)

When not in session, Matthew can be found wandering along lonely rivers, treading deep forests, traveling to sacred sites in the local region, and enjoying quiet evenings within the Sacred Stone Circle with his Druid Grove in Ann Arbor.

The Druids Prayer for Peace: “Deep within the still center of my being may I find peace. Silently within the quiet of the Grove may I share peace. Gently within the greater circle of humankind May I radiate peace.”

Vikki Narayan

Vikki NarayanVikki Narayan, RN, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, specializes in Anti-Aging and Healing Hormonal Imbances.  Vikki  has a passion for helping her clients achieve physical and emotional wellness through nutrition and lifestyle changes. She is graduate of the University of Michigan, a Registered Nurse, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, and the owner of My Wellness Nurse. She also has a Certification in Health Coaching from the nation’s largest holistic nutrition school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Vikki works with her clients to help them discover the root reason they are not feeling healthy in their body and create a plan that is simple to implement into their busy lives. Her approach to wellness is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins, but to create an environment that is flexible, fun, and free of denial.

No one diet works for everyone. She will guide you to find the foods and lifestyle choices that best support your goals. Vikki looks forward to improving the overall health and happiness of her clients through one on one coaching, group programs and workshops.

Vikki grew up in Michigan, and currently lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two daughters, ages 14 and 10. She enjoys doing yoga, meditating, reading spiritual growth books, watching movies, listening to Bollywood music and spending time with her friends and family.

Dr. Antonio Sieira

Antonio-web size bioDr. Antonio Sieira holds degrees in psychology, special education, metaphysical sciences and religious studies, having a Ph.D., M.A. and M.Div., Dr. Sieira is a professional member of the American Hypnosis Association and holds certification from the AHA as a Past-Life Regression Therapist, Smoking Cessation Therapist and a Weight-Loss Therapist.

In addition, he is certified as an Alternative Medical Practitioner by the Board of Examiners of the American Alternative Medical Association. Dr. Sieira is an ordained minister and Practitioner of Buddhist Philosophies and Teachings. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara from 2010-2012 and is the founder and teacher of “The Mindfulness Meditation System™©.” Dr. Sieira is a private practitioner, providing psychological and spiritual counseling, regression therapy and hypnotherapy for clients at BodyWorks.  Dr. Siera also teaches the Mindfulness Meditation System™ at Bodyworks and also hosts drop in meditation classes. 

Jennifer VanderWal

Jennifer VanderwalJennifer VanderWal has been a Usui Tibetan Karuna Seiryoku Reiki Master since 1999 and a Melody Crystal Healing Instructor since 2004. She has also studied in depth Herbology, Aromatherapy, Sound & Color Healing, Quantum Touch, Nutrition, Crystal Healing & various types of Energy Healing. Jennifer’s broad background provides her with many tools to use during her healing sessions.  She uses Reiki & Crystals along with essential oils, color healing and tuning forks, to create powerful openings, clearing and balancing, chakras and the aura. Because of the depth and power of the healing, each session offers emotional clearing & healing, physical healing, mental clarity, guidance & spiritual attunement. This translates to feeling calmer and more relaxed, reduced stress, healings and release of emotional trauma wounds, clarity on ones life path, confidence, and feeling more balanced and whole. A wide variety of dis-ease can be positively affected from these therapies.

Jennifer offers Past Life Ascensions, Cord removal, Meridian Clearing, Quantum Touch and facilitates Healing Crystal Arrays to aid others in various types of healing. She also teaches various classes in Reiki, Chakras & Crystal Healing.

Debra Williams

Debra Williams has a compassionate touch that comes from her loving heart.  Always desiring to help others, Debra enrolled in massage school in 2009 at Irene’s Myomassology Institute and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage  and Bodywork.

Debra practices Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. Because of her love for helping others, Debra enrolled in other advanced studies to further her healing skills and is also proficient in Reiki, Cranio Sacral Therapy, and Reflexology.  She conducts the Reiki Clinic, which is offered monthly. 

Debra is a student of the didgeridoo.  She enjoys meditation, chi gong, journaling, going to the movies, spending time with friends and keeping up with her teenage daughter.