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Aoghain Lakes, massage therapistAoghain Lakes - owner practitioner at the Balance Massage, Berkley

Aoghain is a Master  Massage Therapist, specializing in Clinical and Holistic Massage Therapy.

Aoghain Lakes pronounced (A-gone) from Dublin, Ireland first began learning massage in Thailand almost 15 years ago. From this introduction to massage and subtle healing human energies, Aoghain discovered his passion for alternative healing therapies, human anatomy, physiology and the interconnectedness of the mind body and spirit.

Moving to the Metro Detroit area almost six years ago, Aoghain graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield, MI with a 4.0 GPA. He is currently active in an instructor apprenticeship here.

In 2007, through Upledger Institute, Aoghain was trained in Cranio Sacral therapy and has been successfully practicing this modality with profound results with all his Cranio Sacral clients.

Having taught partner stretching in local yoga studio enabled Aoghain to  fully incorporate his knowledge into a holistic approach that accommodates all body types and sizes in his massage practice. He specializes in Clinical Massage Therapy, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Partner Stretching, Thai massage and Reiki,  bringing it all to the table when he works with a client.

In 2000, Aoghain began to study Reiki in Holland (Europe). Since then, Aoghain has continued to practice massage and energy healing in Ireland, the Mediterranean, Australia and now Michigan. He has been the Reiki Master Teacher at Renaissance Unity in Warren, MI for the past four years where he also taught other classes on spiritual growth and emotional healing.

His profound understanding of the subtle human energies and deep respect for human anatomy allows Aoghain to create and customize a unique and holistic massage treatment every session.

You can listen to regular interviews with Aoghain on Mind Body Spirit blog talk radio and check out his articles each month in the Body Mind Spirit Guide.