Michelle's Mobile Massage Therapy

About

I believe in balancing the mind, body, and spirit and am passionate about making a positive difference in people's lives.  

I have over 20 years of experience working with a variety of conditions, and am licensed to provide massage in Illinois and Missouri.  Some of my specialties include neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology, aromatherapy, and hot stone massage, which are typically blended into a session according to your preferences.  Let me know how I can customize your session by sending a message on my contact page.  I'd be happy to answer your questions or set up a time to talk. 

Originally I am from Biloxi, Mississippi where my family was stationed in the Air Force.  I've lived mostly in southern and midwestern states and currently reside in O'Fallon, IL.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, concerts, and traveling.  

  

Education and Training

Degrees

  • M.A. in Professional Counseling, Lindenwood, University, 2021
  • B.A. in Psychology, Ashford University, 2007
  • A.A.S. in Medical Assisting, Ivy Tech State College of Indiana, 2004

Licensing, Certifications, and Memberships

  • Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #178018189, 2022
  • Missouri Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) #2021039571, 2021
  • Advanced Certification in Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy®, 2012
  • Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, The Body Therapy Center School of Massage & (SWIC), 2011
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) #227006516, 2005
  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), 2002

Continuing Education

  • Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust, AMTA, 2022
  • Self-Evaluation for an Ethical Practice, AMTA, 2021
  • Deepfeet Sarga Silks, Nancy DeLong, 2019
  • Ashi-Thai, Pilar Hook, Deepfeet Bar Therapy, 2018
  • Usui Reiki Level 2, Samantha Grodecki, Reiki Master, 2018
  • Usui Reiki Level 1, Samantha Grodecki, Reiki Master, 2018
  • Plantar Fascitis, The Body Therapy Center/Holly Pinto, LMT, NCTMB, 2018
  • Pharmacy in Your Kitchen, Angelo Pezzote, PharmD, MA, 2018
  • Massage Therapy for Depressed Clients, AMTA, 2018
  • Hot Towel Facial Massage, Castine Consulting, LLC, 2018
  • Ethics and Smart Business Policies, Castine Consulting, 2018
  • Trigger Point Massage Therapy, Castine Consulting, LLC, 2016
  • Avoiding Burnout for Massage Therapists, AMTA, 2016
  • Receptor Techniques for Painful Necks, AMTA, 2016
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, A Proactive, Non-Surgical Approach, AMTA, 2016
  • Advanced Massage Techniques (carpal tunnel, whiplash, et.al), Instructor: Tammy Alumbaugh, LMT, NCTMB, 2015
  • Massage and Medications—When is Therapy Dangerous?, AMTA, 2013
  • Deep Feet Two--Advanced Ashiatsu, Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy, 2012
  • Anterior & Side-Lying Ashiatsu, Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy, 2012
  • Barefoot Basics, Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy, 2012
  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology—Phase 2, International Institute of Reflexology, 2012
  • Clinical Aromatherapy—Level 1, Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, 2012
  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology—Phase 1, International Institute of Reflexology, 2011
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Upper Extremity, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2011
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Lower Extremity, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2011
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Cervical Spine and Cranium, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2011
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Torso and Pelvis, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2011
  • Salt Scrubs and Mud Wraps Blue Moon Body Treatments, Castine Consulting, LLC, 2011
  • Neuromuscular Therapy for the Introduction to NMT, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2010
  • A Holistic Model for Ethical Practice, AMTA, 2010
  • Creating Healthy Boundaries, AMTA, 2010
  • Cancer and Massage Therapy Parts 1 & 2, AMTA, 2010
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009 (refreshment)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009 (refreshment)
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009
  • Introductory Chemistry, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009
  • Sports Massage I, The Healing Arts Center, 2008
  • Greenstone Massage, The Healing Arts Center, 2008
  • CPR & Universal Precautions, The Healing Arts Center, 2008
  • From the Client’s Perspective: Marketing, Policies, and Ethics of Your Practice, AMTA, 2008
  • An Evidenced-Based Guide to Treatment of Fibromyalgia for Massage Therapists, AMTA, 2007