roseRose Nowak
Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, 

Three words that describe me: Blessed, Grateful, Quirky

Fun Fact about Me: I love music, water and laughter.

I am a 1999 graduate of the Institute of Natural Therapies of Hancock MI. An advocate of continuing education, I have completed certification courses in the following studies; Prenatal massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar-Therapy, Orthopedic , Spa and Body Treatments, Craniosacral Therapy and Aromatouch Technique. In 2007 I earned a second diploma in Medical Massage Therapy from Blue Herron Academy in Traverse City MI. I am a Certified Laughter Leader and my goal as a therapist is to help all my clients feel better and live better through the use of massage therapy, laughter, positive energy, aromatherapy, and an upbeat attitude.

Cindy Werth O’Connor
Licensed Esthetician

Three Words that Describe Me: Loyal, Growing in Spirit, Dedicated

Fun Fact About Me: I am a compulsive organized.

Born in 1959 on a cold March day in Alpena. I started working in our family business at the age of 10. I was married for 31 years and raised 3 wonderful children, and have been blessed with 3 amazing grandchildren.

My family is the highlight of my life. In 2012 I went back to school to become an esthetician and pursue the dream of helping people feel and look the best they can.

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Licensed Massage Therapist

Hey everyone, I’m Tim- I was born and raises in Alpena, grew up on a dairy farm. I’m a graduate of Irene’s Myomassology institute, in Southfield. I’ve always liked nearing people feel better, and improving the lives of others. I especially enjoy giving a therapeutic style of massage- working with things like post accident/surgery recovery- stiff neck, frozen shoulder, sciatic pain, chronic back pain- I love the look on my clients face when they can move their arm again! Outside of my practice, I’m engaged, my fiancé and I own a small hobby farm with chickens, ducks, goats and a steer. We also have two dogs, a Great Dane and a red heeler. And three words that would sum up who I am Balance , chaos, and tranquility I’m a big believer In balance in all things- light is nothing without dark- my life is a giant contradiction, and I love it!

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Heather Maroney
Licensed Massage Therapist

Three Words: Blessed, Forgiving, Nurturing

Fun Fact: I love ventriloquist, they always make me laugh

I was born and raised in Alpena and Graduated from the Institute of Natural Therapies in 2000. My husband and I have 3 beautiful daughters, a great love of God, and a desire to help people. I love being a massage therapist because I truly believe in the benefits of massage as well as sharing the gift of relaxation and feeling better.

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Licensed Massage Therapist

Three words that describe me: Spontaneous, Fun, & Spiritual.

A fun fact about me: I enjoy teaching water aerobics at the Alpena Plaza Pool!


I was raised in the Flint area and moved to the Hubbard Lake area where I get to enjoy nature. I worked as a Radiologic Technologist specializing in Magnetic resonance imaging for 17 years. In order to spend more time with my children, I expanded my medical knowledge and graduated from Flint School of Therapeutic Massage in 2012. I specialize in Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Trigger Point, Swedish, Reflexology, Reiki, and body wraps. I am always looking to expand my knowledge and will be working to learn new techniques. I love people and enjoy making them feel better!

Stephanie Krogstad

Licensed Massage Therapist

Three words that describe me: Empathetic, Loyal and Calm. 

A fun fact about me: I fail boldly! Again and Again.

I graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in my home town of Southfield, Michigan and obtained RYT200 yoga certification from Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina. I also received certification in Holy Fire Reiki 1&2 while living in Louisiana.  I am a Peer to Peer advocate for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). I try to incorporate skills from all of my experiences to provide a cohesive holistic massage. Modalities include orthopedic massage, myofascial release and functional movement therapy. I believe that “movement is medicine” so I try to stay active in my personal life too. I have two grown children, (a daughter and son) with my first grand baby due in March! My universe is filled with the love of my people and my joy Hercules (a Pomsky pup).  I look forward to working with you every day  — Namaste


Lynn Quantz 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Three words that describe me: Professional, Compassionate, fun

Fun Facts: 13 years of helping people feel better through massage therapy!

I graduated from Rising Spirit Institute in Atlanta, GA in 2005. I have completed certification courses in the following studies: Deep tissue, Swedish, Reflexology, Neuromuscular Therapy, Chair Massage, Prenatal Massage, Trigger Point Massage, Pressure Point Therapy, Post injury Therapy, Hot Stone Therapy, and Myofascial release. I am an advocate of continuing education.

Stacy Arquette

Licensed Massage Therapist

Fun Fact: I love trying  new things (especially food)

Three words that describe me: fun, dedicated, lover of life! 

Stacy is a recent full time resident to Alpena and is enjoying everything Alpena has to offer.  She was born in the Downriver area where she worked as a chiropractic assistance for 23 years.  A 2003 graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute she believes that massage should not be a treat or a gift rarely given, but a part of making your quality of life better and healthier for you and your family.  She would be honored to help you achieve better living through massage.

She has raised a beautiful family that has blessed her with beautiful grandchildren.  


Ciera Boyer

Licensed Massage Therapist

Three Words to Describe Me: Caring, Passionate, and Blessed.

A Fun and Interesting Fact About Me: I am obsessed with all things Disney!

I have lived in Alpena for practically my whole life. I received my Licensed Practical Nursing license in 2015. I found my true calling in Massage Therapy and graduated from Great Lakes Massage Academy in St. Ignace in 2017. I received my Massage Therapy License that same year. I have been trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Raindrop Therapy, Hot Stone, Bamboo, Prenatal, and Cupping massage techniques. I love massage with all of my heart and truly believe in the healing properties of human touch! I am so blessed to have a job that I love that can make others feel better, and I am looking forward to continuing to grow in my career. I am also happily married with a dog and two cats in a house filled with love and laughter.