Meet the Therapists/Booking

Rena Hicks LMT, LPTA, RYT200, Owner

Rena Hicks

Rena creates a nurturing space for our Neuromuscular Therapy and Yoga Studio in Traverse City for clients recovering from trauma, pain, injury and illness and want to improve their health. She uses many cutting edge techniques based in current theories related to brain/body based treatments that are effective and non-invasive. Rena has lectured, instructed, and draws upon 20 years experience as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, a Michigan licensed Massage Therapist, and a 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher.  She's gathered some of the best massage therapists and yoga teachers. 

Marina Skop Friend, LMT


Marina joins ReBalance Center with her already successful Up North Massage in Elk Rapids. Marina can now bring her skills to the Traverse City community, offering sports massage, integrative neuromuscular massage, and and a host of other offerings. Marina is kind, nurturing, and professional and pleasure to have at ReBalance Center. 

Kaela Gordon, LMT


Kaela joins our team of Neuromuscular Therapists. Kaela has a natural touch, a thirst for knowledge within the medical massage field, and brings the most current Massage Therapy techniques to her practice as a massage therapist. Kaela manages "Massage at ReBalance Center" for our private pay Clients in Traverse City.

Diane Walker-McPhail, Bowen Therapist


ReBalance Center is so pleased to have Diane with us, bringing Bowen Therapy to our healing environment.  Bowen Therapy is a manual neuromuscular treatment that triggers the Myofascia, Meridians, and Receptors, creating the environment for the body to heal itself. It's gentle but very powerful. 

Neuromuscular Therapy and Yoga Studio: Massage and Yoga for Every Body!


Small class yoga is here. Those who practice yoga report less headaches, relief from pain, improved posture and body awareness, improved flexibility, and increased breath control and breath awareness. By providing small detailed and restorative classes, more attention is given to the student.  Private classes are also availble by appointment. Currently accepting applications from certified yoga instructors. Rena has completed 200 hour training and is registered with Yoga Alliance, now completing her trio of Physical Therapy, Massage, and Yoga.