Our Caring Staff
Mary Alice Thompson, R.N.
Mary Alice Thompson is the owner/operator of the Heart Wood Place. A wellness-based retreat center focusing on the entire person was a dream and it became her reality in Heart Wood Place.
Mary Alice had worked as a nurse for over 30 years when she decided she was ready for something more. She wanted to be on the wellness and prevention end of health care, so in 1988 she enrolled at the Health Enrichment Center’s School of Therapeutic Massage. In June of 1989 she received her certificate as a certified Massage Therapist.
While still working part-time as a nurse, she began to build a massage clientele out of her home. As her clientele grew, she quit her nursing job and built an addition on their home to accommodate her growing business.
Shortly thereafter, the idea of “Heart Wood Place” encompassed her thoughts and dreams.
She knew exactly what she wanted from the building layout, to expand her services and add a Bed & Breakfast to her repertoire. Months of planning were completed, construction was underway, and Heart Wood Place was open for business in December of 1995.
Megan VanEtten, L.M.T.
Megan VanEtten is a licensed massage therapist and certified cupping therapist. Megan is certified in Swedish, myofascial, and neuromuscular modalities. She also enjoys working with expectant mothers and infant/pediatric clients.
Megan’s interest in the function and dysfunctions of the human body started early in Jr. High school as she started training with the school’s athletic trainer. After high school she started working at Carter Rehab Physical Therapy while attending Siena Heights University. After starting a family, she spent several years caring for her children before deciding to pursue her passion and enrolled at the Adrian School of Massage.
After graduating and starting her professional practice, she has also been employed at the Adrian School of Massage as an Instructor and their community communications specialist. Megan strives to not just provide excellent manual therapy but client and community education on the healing and pain managing benefits of regular massage.
Maryann H. Davis, R.N.
Healing Touch Certified Practitioner
Maryann Davis is a wife, mother, grandmother and registered nurse. Through her years of nursing, she has always felt that there is “something more”. That something “more” is energy work.
In 1990, Maryann was introduced to the concept of healing energy, during a seminar on “Therapeutic Touch”, a program developed by Dolores Krieger, R.N., Ph.D. in the 1970’s. She continued her education, becoming a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, a program developed by Janet Mentgen, B.S.N., R.N., endorsed by the American Holistic Nursing Association. She is a Reiki (pronounced ray-key) Master/teacher and Esoteric Healing practitioner.
Maryann has studied many other modalities including homeopathy, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry, aromatherapy, meditation, Flower of Life, Touch for Health, Munay-Ki, and nutritional healing. Appointments for energy balancing sessions, classes, Reiki share groups, support before/after surgery and through life changes are available.
From North M-52 out of Adrian Michigan, turn left onto West Valley Rd., head west to Bent Oak Hwy. Turn left onto Bent Oak Hwy and drive south to Hunt Rd. Turn right onto Hunt Rd. and drive west to Wisner Hwy. Turn right onto Wisner Hwy. and drive north - you will see a large stone, flagpole, and Heart Wood sign on the right. Heart Wood Place is NOT accessible from Moore Road to the north.