Following a long career in medicine I found myself naturally drawn to massage therapy to satisfy my lifelong interest in health and wellness. In 2018 I graduated from the Marquette School of Therapeutic Massage and founded Body Therapy Center.

Since that time I have continued my professional education and slowly found myself gravitating toward working with clients dealing with both acute and chronic pain conditions. I have advanced training in Oncology Massage which is designed to help people safely navigate the side effects both during and after their cancer treatments. I have also had success helping clients manage chronic headaches and various sports related injuries.

As a former anesthesiologist my medical experience and knowledge of anatomy translate well to massage and give me a high level of comfort working with people with complex medical issues. I also understand and respect the effects that chronic stress can have on all of our busy lives. I find that massage therapy is a perfect antidote for stress, especially when it is utilized on a regular basis.

I hope to see you soon!

Rod Gates, LMT

Marquette, Michigan


Marquette School of Theraputic Massage: Marquette, MI.

Advanced Training:

Oncology Massage Therapy 4 Day Intensive Course: Austin TX.

(Treating the side effects of cancer therapies)

Tracy Walton & Associates: Based out of Boston, MA.

Myofascial Release 1: Chicago, IL.

John F. Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB: Based out of Malvern, PA and Sedona, AZ.

Trigger Point Therapy - Upper Body Workshop: Louisville, KY.

Amber Davies, CMTPT, LMT: Based out of Lousville, KY.

Professional Memberships:

Society for Oncology Massage -

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals -