About Health Awareness

Health Awareness Center – Northern Michigan

Health Awareness Center is located in Petoskey, Michigan and has contracted with some of Northern Michigan’s finest massage therapists to provide a wide range of therapeutic techniques and massage styles.

Sam Sharp Massage Therapy Petoskey Michigan

Sam Sharp, R.N.

Sam is dedicated to the promotion of integrative therapies and brings a holistic approach to his practice.

Sam is a licensed R.N. and a licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Michigan. He is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the NCBTMB, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Sam graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Education and has taught massage classes for the nationally recognized Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, Michigan and for Kirtland Community College. Samuel P. Sharp is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.

Sam has over 20 years of Massage/Bodywork experience and has logged over 26,000 hours of session work. He and his wife also own Open Sky Organic Farm in Pellston.

Carmen Harrington

Carmen Joy Harrington

Carmen Harrington is a 2010 graduate of Irene’s Myomassology Institute of Southfield, Michigan. Experienced in Swedish, Reiki, Reflexology, Thai, and specializing in deep tissue and therapeutic modalities, she is committed to continually learning and updating her skill base.

Carmen has been practicing massage for 9 years, and also has training as a Floral Essence Practitioner in Bach Flower Essences. Her other passion is herbal medicine and has been blessed to study with herbal mentors in SE Michigan. She is always developing and adding to her herbal gardens, and makes many of her own medicines, researching and getting to know the plants, and is passionate about correct usage and proper harvesting.

Carmen is so grateful to be back home in her native Northern Michigan, and to be part of Health Awareness Center. Each person that comes to her table is a teacher; and compassion, empathy, and client trust are very important to her practice.

Chi Miigwech,
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Bodywork Relieve Discomfort Northern Michigan


At the Health Awareness Center, we use the term Bodywork for sessions where the goal is to relieve discomfort, increase range of motion or improve function.
Massage Therapy Petoskey Michigan


At the Health Awareness Center, we use the term massage for a session where the goal is simply relaxation. Massage should be a peaceful and comfortable experience.
Healing Touch Holistic Health Energy Northern Michigan

Healing Touch

Natural holistic health and well-being through energy healing therapy can help to restore and balance energy that has been affected by stress and illness.