Irene's Myomassology Institute

★★★☆☆
  • 26061 Franklin Rd

    Southfield, MI 48033

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  • 248-350-1400

About Irene's Myomassology Institute

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Sunday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, Tuesday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, Wednesday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, Thursday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
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I love this place. Great massages at a great price. The store has a lot of really cool items, not just massage oils. I go for the organic chocolate.

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I love this place. Great massages at a great price. The store has a lot of really cool items, not just massage oils. I go for the organic chocolate.

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I have worked with Institute trained therapists for years; excellent therapists; great techniques. Always a great experience with my current massage therapist. However, I am currently dealing with a special problem, so I decided to go to the "master" herself - Irene. WHAT A MISTAKE! First, she screwed up my appt time but accused me of being late. Second, she did nothing but complain from the time I walked in about the following - (1) another client who was a no-show (to get her off that tangent, I finally said, yeah but, Irene, I DID show & on time!) (2) she bitched about how the staff at the school was trying to confuse her or mess with her or something and other disparaging things about her employees, (3) she really went on & on about what a horrible week she was having ?? nothing good had happened (BTW ?? I had just come from the funeral of my Godson who died suddenly and young ?? I may have ??won? the ?? ??having a bad week? contest with that sad event! Irene simply grunted (yep, grunted) when I mention my bad day.) Third, her table and set up totally sucked. She had no headrest on her table; simply a hole in the table she used. This was covered by a sheet ?? I have been having massage for years; never saw anything like this. When I asked which was the head of the table (where did my head v. feet go) she barked at me ?? ??there!? pointing at the end with the hole in it. I then asked, face up or down? She became very harsh at that point ?? ??what do you think? That is why there is a hole ?? for your nose!!? Well, Irene, here's the deal ?? no one can breathe with their face stuffed into a bedsheet!! When I mentioned that I could not breathe (being smothered by her sheets!) she barked back ?? no one else has a problem!? Wow. Finally, she became very offensive about my body!! Now, yes, I do need to some lose weight ?? but am in no way freakishly obese! But she made me feel like I was! She made several rude comments ?? ??what do you eat?? ??how tall ARE you?? ??You need to lose weight.? ??Do you eat white bread?? ??Have you ever had salads?? This went on for quite awhile ?? in between her other bitchings as listed above. I finally said enough. I got up off the table and said, ??Irene, I am very uncomfortable with you. Let me pay you for your time. I am leaving now. You have made many offensive comments to me and it also seems like you are having a very bad day. It is best I go.? She was shocked. Instead of apologizing she got pissed and said ?? ??this has never happened to me in 45 years! No one has walked out before!? Well, lady ?? there's a first time for everything. I guess I had the balls to not put up with you, your bad and harsh attitude and your offensive comments. I wrote a check for $50 for 20 minutes of bitching, rude remarks and ?? may I add ?? a really poor massage! If Irene has any integrity she will not cash the check. (However, it was worth the 50 bucks to see the look on her face in light of someone not putting up with her anymore and walking out!) Overall, it was a frustrating, offensive, extremely uncomfortable experience with Irene Gauthier. Don't waste your time or money!

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I have worked with Institute trained therapists for years; excellent therapists; great techniques. Always a great experience with my current massage therapist. However, I am currently dealing with a special problem, so I decided to go to the "master" herself - Irene. WHAT A MISTAKE! First, she screwed up my appt time but accused me of being late. Second, she did nothing but complain from the time I walked in about the following - (1) another client who was a no-show (to get her off that tangent, I finally said, yeah but, Irene, I DID show & on time!) (2) she bitched about how the staff at the school was trying to confuse her or mess with her or something and other disparaging things about her employees, (3) she really went on & on about what a horrible week she was having ?? nothing good had happened (BTW ?? I had just come from the funeral of my Godson who died suddenly and young ?? I may have ??won? the ?? ??having a bad week? contest with that sad event! Irene simply grunted (yep, grunted) when I mention my bad day.) Third, her table and set up totally sucked. She had no headrest on her table; simply a hole in the table she used. This was covered by a sheet ?? I have been having massage for years; never saw anything like this. When I asked which was the head of the table (where did my head v. feet go) she barked at me ?? ??there!? pointing at the end with the hole in it. I then asked, face up or down? She became very harsh at that point ?? ??what do you think? That is why there is a hole ?? for your nose!!? Well, Irene, here's the deal ?? no one can breathe with their face stuffed into a bedsheet!! When I mentioned that I could not breathe (being smothered by her sheets!) she barked back ?? no one else has a problem!? Wow. Finally, she became very offensive about my body!! Now, yes, I do need to some lose weight ?? but am in no way freakishly obese! But she made me feel like I was! She made several rude comments ?? ??what do you eat?? ??how tall ARE you?? ??You need to lose weight.? ??Do you eat white bread?? ??Have you ever had salads?? This went on for quite awhile ?? in between her other bitchings as listed above. I finally said enough. I got up off the table and said, ??Irene, I am very uncomfortable with you. Let me pay you for your time. I am leaving now. You have made many offensive comments to me and it also seems like you are having a very bad day. It is best I go.? She was shocked. Instead of apologizing she got pissed and said ?? ??this has never happened to me in 45 years! No one has walked out before!? Well, lady ?? there's a first time for everything. I guess I had the balls to not put up with you, your bad and harsh attitude and your offensive comments. I wrote a check for $50 for 20 minutes of bitching, rude remarks and ?? may I add ?? a really poor massage! If Irene has any integrity she will not cash the check. (However, it was worth the 50 bucks to see the look on her face in light of someone not putting up with her anymore and walking out!) Overall, it was a frustrating, offensive, extremely uncomfortable experience with Irene Gauthier. Don't waste your time or money!

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Irene's offers many classes to choose from for your degree. They were very flexible with day/night/weekend classes and the instructors were very patient. You get ample practice time in class and at the onsite clinic. (You get massage work performed on you!) If you just want a cheap massage and not interested in attending classes- I would recommend calling the clinic- I have not had a therapist that was bad yet. They also have a store on site.

PROS: getting a massage in each class, instructors were great, variety of classes
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Irene's offers many classes to choose from for your degree. They were very flexible with day/night/weekend classes and the instructors were very patient. You get ample practice time in class and at the onsite clinic. (You get massage work performed on you!) If you just want a cheap massage and not interested in attending classes- I would recommend calling the clinic- I have not had a therapist that was bad yet. They also have a store on site.

PROS: getting a massage in each class, instructors were great, variety of classes
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