~ welcome to Joyful living ~

Offering high preformance bodywork tailored to help professionals and athletes level up in their game.

Gain awarness and connection to your body and mind

Feel focused in your goals and build healthy lifestyles choices

Stay relaxed and effective in stressful situations

Unique Bodywork Offerings

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Somatic Coaching Massage

Integrated bodywork with self-inquiry to deepen the mind/body connection.


Movement and MAssage

Pair yoga, stretching, personal training with your massage practice.

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Laughter Massage

Combine the benefits of laughter and massage in one amazing package deal!

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Sports and Team MAssage

Bodywork for athletes to feel at their best.

Meet Simeon darwick birnbaum, LMT

Simeon helps people overcome their barriers to wellbeing by inspiring health, joy, and playfulness.  Simeon is a licensed massage therapist, health and fitness coach, RYT-500 Yoga Instructor, and life coach since 2006.  Simeon has shared the gift of massage therapy in a wide range of settings such as with people in hospice, cancer patients, corporate wellness programs, Cornell University Tennis Team and massage tables around the world. Currently he is a practicing husband and father in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Simeon believes we can explore play, creativity, vitality, and resilience through movement. Reconnecting and digesting our emotions through bodywork, we experience inherent joy, the freedom to be present, and to create a new possibility of wellbeing.

real people. real results.

Our stories

“Sim has helped me and inspired me in so many ways! I’ve done four months of coaching and massage and he truly has been a strong presence for pointing me to my purpose and keeping me on task. Can’t recommend him enough. 

Jaron, Client

“Shimon has been one of the best gifts in my life … Working with him has strengthened me in body and soul. I met Shimon while my wife was going through Chemo treatments. His kindness and openness and willingness to travel this journey with me gave me the strength to take care of myself during the 5 years of caregiving. “

Chaya Spector, Client

“Joyful Living lives up to its name, and Simeon is a gifted healer. His practice somehow seamlessly synthesizes a meditative, encouraging interpersonal environment with vigorous deep tissue massage, optional aromatherapy, and more laughs than I usually have in a week. His love for his work and his deep car for his clients are abundantly evident. Thanks to his skilled intervention, I was largely relieved of pain that had recurred following a car accident of some years ago. I heartily recommend Joyful Living.” 

Michael, Client

I seriously cannot recommend Sim enough! His massages are the perfect balance of relaxing and energizing and he challenges you to laugh through the discomfort in especially tight areas. I leave every massage feeling better than when I started!”

Irene, Client

“I have been getting massages for over 40 years in a handful of cities, and Sim is among the best therapists I’ve known. “

Massage Client

“From life coaching to laughter therapy, a massage with Sim incorporates multiple modalities of care. Simeon is a gift to our community. I am forever grateful. “

Andrew, Client

Check out our Men’s Laughter Yoga group on wednesdays

2023 classes & courses at a glance




men's laughter yoga group

This men’s laughter group is a safe space to explore and experience joy, power, and presence through laughter yoga. Zoom link details will be provided by email after registration. Virtual; drop-ins welcome. No experience required.

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7:00 - 7:30 am EST