Rob Kelly Massage is a massage therapist that specializes in reducing stress, decreasing headaches, lessening neck pain and address back pain. I am a pain relief specialist that provides clinical style massage therapy using specific and proven techniques without losing the art of massage. My clients include athletes, industry professionals, teachers and children. They choose therapeutic massage to help them decompress from aches and pains of daily life, heal from injuries, prepare for a sports event or just relax. I utilize a number of different massage techniques such as CranioSacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, relaxation massage and fascial mobilization techniques. As a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, I utilize lymphatic drainage techniques to help reduce edema and some of the symptoms of severe edemas or lymphedema. My office is in beautiful downtown Ypsilanti, MI in the historic Centennial Plaza.
Rob Kelly = Pain Relief
I am a former student of Rob’s. When I injured my back recently, he was the first person to enter my mind. His vast knowledge and scientific approach made me feel safe and confident in his techniques. He found the source of my issue and helped relieve my pain and restore my posture. I can’t ask for anything better than that!
Experience with lymphatic massage
Both my MD and I are very pleased with what Rob accomplished in doing lymphatic drainage for me. His knowledge of the human body and his skill set for applying what he knows are a gift to his clients.
Best Therapeutic Resource Around!
Rob is an excellent therapeutic resource and comes highly recommended. He performs massage, lymphatic, cranial sacral, and unwinding work just to name a few of his gifts/talents. Rob continues to educate himself on the human anatomy and physiology which has enhanced the entire therapeutic experience. I have been a client of Rob’s for several years, and have had the pleasure of experiencing his professional services and witty demeanor, thanks Rob!
Awesome —-Great Knowledge
Rob thanks for caring for your students—you know so much and are willing to share and exchange to help make us better students…#1 just taking the time out of your busy schedule means for much…appreciate the help and feedback……
One of the best massages I’ve ever had!
One of the best massages I’ve ever had!
Overall I felt so much better after my massage with Rob. I felt less restricted in my shoulders and low back. Thanks Rob you’re awesome!
Rob is very knowledgeable and professional.
Great massage from a very knowledgeable therapist.
Always a professional goal oriented massage.
Stop the ringing
With much pain and discomfort, my ears have been ringing for months. Rob knew exactly how to release the trigger points that were causing the problem. Trusting someone who does therapeutic body work is key, and Rob, with his years of training and experience has the integrity and confidence needed to make me feel comfortable and safe.
.appreciate your care and concern
Rob was very professional and knowledgeable. Can’t wait for my next appointment !!
Rob was totally awesome and very kind and knowledgeable I was thoroughly satisfied and look forward to my next massage
Thank you Rob
The work Rob did on my fingers was amazing. It made a great impact. Thank you Rob.
Its was nice
Its was nice
As my first time, I didn’t know what to expect. Literally, within seconds of him starting, I felt it working. It felt as though someone had poured cool water through the veins in my neck and arms. That immediately convinced me Rob knows what he’s doing. That evening the lymph nodes in my neck were a little sore, but a day later they feel fine. Thanks Rob.
I’ve been coming to Rob for quite a while. He’s professional and very knowledgeable and has expertly helped me cope with multiple injuries over the years.
I knew exactly who I needed to see when my tmjd was making me miserable. His knowledge and attention to the problem at hand is why even one day later, I can definitely feel a huge difference. Highly recommend.
Always adaptable and always great
My massage needs are constantly changing from one week to the next. But no matter what I’ve come in asking for, Rob has given me exactly what I needed. He’s been in practice for over a decade, and it shows in his expert hands-on skills. He is, by far, the best therapist I’ve ever seen!
Very knowledgeable about his craft! He is so amazing ????
I have received 3 massages from Rob and have found him professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
The slow elevator. But the front door security with intercom makes you feel safer.
I had more energy than I have had in a while. I felt great afterwards. The massage was a great de-stressor. Craniosacral works very relaxing. I’ll be back
My mother felt better
My 87 year old Mother slept that night after the evening massage without coughing until she woke around 7 am. Usually she would cough throughout the nite. His skill set is amazing and I want to take her in again next week.
Concern for the Whole Person
Rob is a great listener. This listening translates into his massage work. I have been going to Rob for massage for many years now and he is one of the best around!
Professional, Friendly and Skilled.
Rob brings an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to his massage practice. I have been his customer for some years now and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for better health and relaxation.
Rob explained the procedure in detail and was very professional.
First time, but not my last!
I found Rob on the internet and like the convenience of online booking to match my crazy schedule. He is kind, asked great questions, listened to my responses and concerns. Felt very relaxed and less stressed then when I walked in. Will be back!
I wish I lived here!
Rob is a gifted healer who is open to what you need, whether you know how to explain it or not. With his extensive training, during a session with Rob, he might incorporate a combination of techniques, depending on what your ailments are and what he finds once he’s working on you. This is my 2nd time being treated by Rob, and both times I’ve felt (and looked) amazing afterwards. He’s a treasure.
Rob is great!
I have chronic back problems. I struggle to keep my muscles from becoming too tight. Rob works with me to focus on what needs to be worked on each visit. He is very patient. He listens. He is thorough and accepts feedback
My husband and I continue to book with Rob as he is an amazing therapist. Can’t wait til we book again.
One of the best!
Rob is one of the best massage therapists I’ve ever been to! His knowledge and ability of how and when to use so many different techniques, especially lymphatic drainage and craniosacral therapy, differentiates him from so many of the other massage therapists that I have been to. I don’t miss a week with him!
Great knowledge of physiology.
Rob worked on a problem relating to a recent surgery, and sped up my physical therapy. I have seen Rob many times, for both general massage and specific issues. He is excellent at a range of modalities; knowledgeable, warm, and caring. Even though I hadn’t seen him in some time, he remembered my history and preferences. HIGHLY recommend
It was a good experience, It also confirmed for me that I am doing well for my clients. You are a great teacher Rob, thank you for all that you do!
I had numerous treatments from Rob years ago so knew what an excellent masseur he is, and was able, fortunately, to track him down through Google. He takes the time to ask the important questions, listens carefully to your response, and proposes a course of action before he begins. The environment is clean and serene, and he then performs his magic expertly. Definitely worth visit after visit, and recommending to a friend. A great value!
First Time Client
I came in with neck and back issues, Rob was very good at addressing my problems and giving me advice for stretches I could do at home. Would see him again.
Nothing, everything was good. He’s very nice.
A great experience all around
Making an appointment was easy. This was my second time getting a massage from Rob Kelly. Rob is a very professional and knowledgable massage therapist. I was very comfortable. His pressure was just right. I highly recommend Rob Kelly Massage. I will surely be going back.
Great guy, great massage
Great guy, great massage
Rob Kelly is the perfect example of professionalism. He always begins each appointment asking where I need work done, he listens and tailors each appointment to address my issues. Rob continually ensures I feel comfortable during the massage. I would recommend Rob to any of my family and friends
Rob is very understanding and relaxing. Waiting for results and will keep him posted. he is very honest and caring and tries to reassure for calming effect
My very first massage and it was great!
Very positive experience
Very positive experience, would highly recommend
Rob is amazing! Very knowledgeable and professional. I will definitely return and am happy to refer friends and family.
Highly skilled therapist
Rob is a skilled, highly trained professional. He always addresses any issues I have. Most of the issues come from a long term swim, bike, run habit. I have been a client for several years, traveling from Woodhaven to get to appointments. It is well worth the trip.
Great experience, professional, knowledgeable
I was referred to Rob several years ago for Lymphatic drainage massage, and I have not been disappointed. His knowledge in his field is off the charts. Rob is professional, asks questions, and provides the best care available. Greatly recommend Rob to many friends without hesitation.
Rob has helped me with sports injuries and muscle dysfunctions in the past. Currently I’ve been going to physical therapy for some knee problems. Rob isolated the problem very quickly and identified issues with the related muscles – something that the PT has not been able to find. I’ll be back to see Rob again and highly recommend him to everyone!
Yesterday I was hurting in my neck, shoulder and heel. Rob did a great massage yesterday afternoon. Thanks to Rob, I was able to bicycle the 100 mile Tou de Cure this morning.
I will be back
I will definitely go back. You can see and feel the difference after just one session.
Very knowledgeable! I didn’t know what to expect but the lymphatic massage was very gentle and it really made a difference!
Mother is much better
Rob does the lymphatic drainage massage for mu 81 year old mother. The results and been amazing and my mother is feeling so much better.
I felt so much better after my visit. Rob was very knowledgeable about my situation and was able to educate me more . Look forward to more visits.
It was a new type of massage.I had never had lymphatic work done. He is very good at listening and agreeable to working on your concerns.I would recommend you give this a try
Results were good
Keeping Me Running
Thanks to Rob, I was able to complete Rev 3 Half Ironman 2 weeks ago (5th in age group), The Air Force Marathon last weekend (2nd in age group) and Dances with Dirt 50k today (2nd in age group) Thank you Rob!!!
I feel great!
Rob is an awesome Massage Therapist! I’ve been dealing with a problem for a few years, and I haven’t been able to figure out where my pain was coming from. He figured it out and now I feel great!
Great! As always.
Great! As always.
thank you rob i will see you soon
Knots remained after session, even more painful
Thank you. My goal is to help people feel better.
Lovely calm and grounding treatment.
Ankles are great
Totally a different day the ankles look great! Thks for what you do!
After having a major surgery, I was extremely sore and I was afraid to get a massage done. Mr. Kelly was very gentle but made sure he got the job done! THANK YOU
Rob is very professional and very experienced. I thoroughly enjoyed my deep tissue massage. I walked in with tense muscles and pain, but walked away feeling very relaxed and calm. I would recommend Rob to my family and friends.
Rob’s skillful lymphatic drainage massage was very helpful in alleviating sinus pressure. I recommend his services for anyone suffering from sinus pain & pressure.
This was my first experience working with Rob and receiving a lymphatic massage but, it was completely enjoyable. Rob is a fantastic practitioner, that makes you feel extremely comfortable. I hope to return in the future.
Informative and gentle
Loved it! Rob was very informative and gentle!
Consummate professional therapist
Rob Kelly is a consummate professional therapist!! Upon speaking with him, you immediately know that he is caring and truly concerned for your health. He asks all of the right questions to ensure that he assists you properly. If his assessment is one where he’s unsure if he can assist in your healing process, he be honest with you. He is an amazing therapist and goes above and beyond for his clients overall well being. Try him, you’ll be glad you did!!!
I felt comfortable and didn’t feel awkward at all for a massage that probably could be that way. It was explained well prior so I knew what to expect. It was a very enjoyable experience and therapeutic!
Would highly recommend
Rob listened to my concerns and focused the session on working on my problem areas. Different from other places where they seem to ignore your specific issues and just do their routine. Would highly recommend.
Very skilled, best lymph drainage I’ve ever had and feel amazing he even spent extra time after explaining everything he found.
Knowledgeable and relaxing
Mr. Kelly’s massages are so relaxing and he’s so knowledgeable in his field. He goes above and beyond to ensure I’m comfortable everytime.
I found Rob online, took a chance, and am so pleased. Rob communicates really well. We discussed my problem areas before the massage and he let me know how he would address them. I have TMJ. Rob used a technique that gave me relief. I will definitely go again.
Lymphatic drainage massage very relaxing and different from other massages I’ve had. I enjoyed it and recommend trying it!
Very relaxing and worth every $!
I was very happy with the lymphatic massage I received Thursday. I will definitely be booking a deep tissue massage very soon!
Lymphatic Drain Massage
Rob was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend him. I have had sports massage as well as lymphatic drain massage from him and found both to be therapeutic.
Rob is very knowledgeable. He solved all my problem areas and gave me his insights. I would recommend Rob to those wanting a great massage.
Rob is wonderful. Very calming.
Terrific lymphatic drainage session
Just a terrific lymphatic drainage session. I went to Rob for an overall drainage session and help especially with chronic acne and facial inflammation. The session helped so much and I was calm and relaxed as well. Rob’s space is charming, cozy and clean. I felt safe and comfortable throughout.
Thanks I have motion in my left arm now.
Rob is very knowledgeable.
If there was a higher rating for skill – you’d get it! Thanks, Pat
Hollistic Body Work
Rob Kelly is very knowledgable in the body systems and in applying that on an individual level. He easily connects with you and addresses all your concerns. He continually checks your comfort level throughout the session. Rob truly is a hollistic facilitator addressing the body as a whole
Rob is great!
Rob is very present, communicative, and responsive when he gives a massage. He’s truly concerned about the quality of the experience. I can’t recommend him enough!
Very happy with my services at Rob Kelly Massage! After first visit I felt better and noticed that it helped with the fluid drainage. I am less sore, less build up and more comfortable with my faja on after the massage.
Rob is a great massage therapist. I have been going to him for many years now and am very satisfied.
Post surgical lymph drainage
After my lipo I have had a hard and lumpy abdomen . I went for a lymphatic drainage massage and I lust say my abdomen is no longer lumpy or hard I was so happy! I will be going back soon for another thanks so much! Very nice guy and he knows exactly what he is doing! I highly recommend.
Deep Tissue Massage
I love going to see Rob. He makes my areas of concern melt away. Definitely recommend this guy and i will be back soon.
The best massage
You de man!!! The best massage and nice ambiance. Just too dang far!! You may use my First name.
Outstanding Massage Therapist
A-1 massage therapist. I have seen Rob for therapuetic massage and for CranioSacral Therapy. He has super skills, superior knowledge and great heart for this work. You won’t find any better!
Legs are much better!
I loved how my legs felt after!! Highly recommended. I will be a repeat customer for sure. !!
Rob really listened to my concerns and actually addressed them. This has not been my experience in other places. Thanks!
Professional and kind
Rob was very professional and kind. It is obvious he takes care to provide good experiences, with attention to detail including ambient music. This was my first experience with lymphatic drainage technique. It did wonders for my persistent back issue, which I really did not expect.
5 stars all the way. Rob is skilled and intuitive. I receive CST work from him and anything else he is called to do. I trust his skill and professionalism to do what he is called to do. I always leave a session feeling more myself! Grateful.
Peaceful atmosphere. Professional masseuse. Great massage. Reasonable price in an unexpected location.
Rob is a pleasant man. And easy to feel comfortable with. The room is comfortable and pleasant music and sound effects are in the background. Very relaxing.
Rob took time to answer my questions and made me feel comfortable.
I liked everything! A very refreshing experience. For my next visit I think I’ll ask for slightly less pressure during the massage, but I have no other notes. Just gratitude.
I am 3 weeks post operative from a large abdominal surgery, and I went to Rob for lymph massage to help with the pain and swelling as I’m healing. The difference afterwards was amazing! Rob is very skilled and talented. Highly recommend!
I had the best massage. I was having trouble for a week with a pinch in my back and neck. Shortly after the massage they finally went away.
Rob is very good at assessing the area causing your pain/discomfort. Ron’s professionalism is tremendous. He has helped me so much, I am thankful for having Rob
I appreciated that Rob was personable and thoughtful about his massage techniques. My runner’s knees do not hurt today – and that’s a first in weeks!!! Thank you Rob!!!
Much less pain
He’s really professional I like to go there for massage
Rob was very thorough in the risk assessment to find out what was going on for me and to then allow him to decide what would be best to do during my massage. I absolutely loved my neck and head work I feel so much better. Can’t wait for my next session.!!
I took a class that Rob taught and I just knew from that experience his massage would be great. It was! He was attentive and responsive and offered suggestions for self treatment I could do at home. I would recommend him to others.
Rob was really great and professional. He was kind and spent time telling me what different techniques meant and how my body was responding. I would definitely recommend going to him.
Great lymphatic massage
Great lymphatic massage
I loved the setting, the professional yet personal approach and it was a great massage.
Didn’t want to leave
So sweet and gentle I didn’t want to leave!
I have had many lymphatic messages in the past and was very pleased with Rob’s vast knowledge and technique. I only had one visit with Rob but he can help in your healing process. Everybody is different so the results may vary as well, keep that in mind!!!!!
Rob was professional, knew his craft and was a great massage therapist. Would highly recommend him.
Common Symptoms That A Massage Therapist May Be Able To Help With
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints. This type of pain can lead to headaches, TMJ pain or even arm and shoulder issues. CranioSacral Therapy, lymph drainage and fascial mobilization techniques are very effective ways of treating neck pain.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction affects a large number of people. Pain, clicking in the joint or not being able to open or close the jaw can be some of the symptoms. Trigger point release, stretching and interoral massage can help treat TMJ dysfunction symptoms.
Sinus congestion can cause headaches, ear pain or even eye pain. Pressure point therapy, lymph massage or facial massage can help reduce the pressure caused from sinus congestion.
Whether it is a elective surgery such as a Brazilian Butt lift, a tummy tuck, liposuction or more urgent surgeries, massage can help with recovery. Lymphatic drainage can help tremendously to reduce the swelling that generally follows those types of procedures.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries can be debilitating for many people. Stretching, fascial mobilization techniques and trigger point release are a few techniques that can help relieve many types of wrist pain.
Athletes use their body in ways that can cause tight muscles, swelling and fibrotic connective tissues. Sports massage can help to increase range of motion, decrease swelling and help with efficient movement patterns.
Low and mid back pain are very common issues that can be addressed with many types of massage. Stretching, trigger point release and fascial mobilization techniques are just a few that can treat back pain.
Lymphedema is a disease where there is a build up of fluid due to a number of potential problems. Genetic issues, trauma or post cancer can be a few of the causes. I am a certified lymphedema therapist and I have been trained to help people dealing with this issue.
Migraine, tension and sinus headaches can all be addressed with massage therapy. Trigger point release, CranioSacral Therapy, lymph drainage and relaxation massage can be used to lessen headaches and sometimes alleviate them completely.