Allison Downing, BA, LMT, BCTMB

Allison Downing is a board certified massage therapist who practices in Ann Arbor, MI. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals in health, wellness, and living a pain-free life, and she excels at listening to her clients, crafting a plan, and moving towards long-term health goals.

As an ex-gymnast, martial artist, and marathon runner, Allison has advanced training in flexibility, muscular balance, and body awareness. One of the things her clients enjoy most is that she teaches her clients relevant self-care tips that are doable in the office, at home, or traveling.

In 2017, Allison presented at Bronson Methodist Hospital on how massage therapy can help patients with digestive dysfunction and chronic abdominal pain. In addition to this, Allison also has worked with many athletes, business professionals, and clients who desire to increase their capacity and functionality. In 2017, she was also invited to present at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan on healthy practices for office and business professionals. 

In addition to teaching, Allison is committed to continual advancement of her own education and training. In 2018, Allison completed her level 2 training for craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute, and she passed the NCBTMB exam for her advanced massage therapy licensure. She has her Bachelors of Arts in English from Wheaton College, and she graduated from Schoolcraft College's specialized program for clinical and therapeutic massage. Allison applies a wide set of problem solving and communication skills to meet you where you are at. 

Allison is apart of the following professional organizations, including links to Allison’s profile for each organization:

  • AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)

  • NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)

  • IAHP (International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners)