Our Team


Circle transparent background 2.png


UI-CST-T Certified Logo Color.png


Allison Jordan FDN-P, CST-T

Founder, Author, Functional Medicine Practitioner

Allison Jordan is the owner and founder of Better Belly Therapies, a successful gut health clinic based in Ann Arbor, MI. Allison exceeds the highest levels of training as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P) and a certified Craniosacral Therapist (CST-T) and combines functional lab testing with craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation to help men and women with digestive dysfunction decrease food restrictions and increase their energy and quality of life.

In 2017, Allison presented at Bronson Methodist Hospital on how manual therapy can help patients with digestive dysfunction and chronic abdominal pain. In 2019, she published her book Stop Stomach Pain: How to Heal Your Gut and End Food Restrictions which is now available in both digital and print form.

Education completed:

  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P)

  • Certified Craniosacral Therapist (CST-T)

  • Craniosacral Therapy 1 & 2 from the Upledger Institute

  • SomatoEmotional Release (SER) 1 from the Upledger Institute

  • Listening to the Second Brain: CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute

  • Visceral Manipulation 1, 2, and 3 from the Barral Institute

  • Listening Techniques 1: Visceral Manipulation

  • NCBTMB for medical-grade massage therapy licensure

Publications: Read More Here

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)


Desiree circle transparent.png

Desiree Cushing, LMT

Craniosacral Therapist

Desiree Cushing is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in Craniosacral Therapy. She is passionate about helping clients lower their stress levels, reduce symptoms, and live pain-free lives.

Allison and Desiree use their skills to work together to bring you a complete care treatment, offering both sessions of craniosacral therapy and digestive health therapy.

Education completed:

Desiree is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • ABMP (Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals)

  • IAHP (International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners)


Madeline Martinsky, BSP

Madeline Martinsky is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Holistic Health.

Madeline is passionate about health and empowering women in their healing journey! As part of our local team, she assists Allison by taking clinic notes in office and communicating with clients via email and phone.

Education Completed:

  • Western Michigan University – Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Western Michigan University – Bachelor of Science in Holistic Health


Shannon circle.png

Shannon Callery, NTP

Shannon Callery is a Nutritional Therapist who also studied Public Health at Eastern Michigan University. She is the owner of Pure Nourishmint where she passionately teaches others about quality food and nutrition.

Shannon believes that no client needs the same thing so she takes a bio-individual approach with each person. She makes an impact with her clients by taking the confusion and fear out of food that societal pressure has put on. Shannon helps those who struggle with digestive issues, hormone issues, and negative eating habits. She believes in living life to its fullest and breaking out of your shell to grow and enjoy every moment, which includes being comfortable in your own skin! 

Education Completed:

  • Eastern Michigan University – Bachelor of Science 

  • Nutritional Therapy Association – Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Professional Organizations:

  • NTA – Nutritional Therapy Association