Meet our Team
 
Michelle Kingston
LMT, CNMT
 
I enjoy customizing sessions for my clients. I love to help people relax and get relief from pain and tension. A session with me may include Swedish and deep tissue massage, aromatherapy oils, hot stones or packs, foot scrubs, and specialty massage techniques such as Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, Reflexology, and Neuromuscular Therapy. To reach Michelle directly, call or text her cell: 618 - 975 - 6840.
 
Degrees
  • B.A. in Psychology, Ashford University, 2007
  • A.A.S. in Medical Assisting with a massage specialization, Ivy Tech State College of Indiana, 2004
  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in progress, Lindenwood University, (anticiapted graduation, Winter 2018)
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • CPR/BLS certified through authorized American Heart Association Provider Katherine Johnson/To the Rescue CPR, 12/10/2016 (renewed)
  • Advanced Certification in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (AOBT), AOBT Workshops, 2012
  • Certified NeuroMuscular Therapist (CNMT), The Body Therapy Center School of Massage, 2011
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 2011
  • American Massage Therapy Association, since 2002 (Student), (Professional Member since 2004)
 
Continuing Education
  • 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 Oriental Bar Therapy, AOBT workshop, 2012
  • Anterior & Side-Lying--Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, AOBT workshop, 2012
  • Barefoot Basics—Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, AOBT workshop, 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
 
 
David King
LMT
 
I graduated in 2015 from Delta College in Covington, Louisiana and hold a license in Louisiana and Illinois. Prior to massage I served in the Coast Guard from 1987 to 1997 as an Electrician's Mate. Shortly after my discharge, I began studying to be a computer programmer at the Paralta Colleges of Alameda and Laney in Alameda, CA. Due to my wife’s transfer and my VA education benefits expiring, my wife and I decided she would be the bread winner and I would be the homemaker, so for 13 years I raised our two daughters.

My interest in massage began after I injured my shoulder in 2005. My doctor gave me pain medication and a sling to use and told me to ice it. It continued to worsen, to the point that my arm was immovable. After 3 prescriptions of pain reliever and sleeping in a recliner for 6 weeks I had to find a better way. As I was struggling through this ordeal my wife was seeing a massage therapist. She told the therapist about my condition and suggested I come in to see her. With nothing to lose, I made an appointment.

Our first session was extremely painful, but I gritted my teeth and went with it. After the session she recommended I come back in three days while she looked through her books for techniques which could benefit my condition. After our second session, I noticed some improvement in the range of motion in my arm. I continued to see her twice a week for four weeks, then dropped to once a week for four weeks. I have been getting a massage at minimum once a month since. I am a firm believer in the healing powers of massage therapy.

Whether it’s for relaxation or if traditional methods fail you, or even as a complementary to traditional methods, massage therapy may change your life, it did mine.
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Licensed massage therapist in Illinois and Louisiana
  • Massage Therapy Certification, Delta College, Covington, LA
  • American Massage Therapy Association, member since 2015
 
Continuing Education
  • Twelve Self-care Secrets, AMTA Online Course, Ariana Vincent, 2016
  • Sports Massage Therapy: An Insider's View, AMTA Online Course, 2016
  • Dimensional Massage Therapy for the leg, ankle and foot, 2016 AMTA National Convention, Nancy W. Dail, 2016
  • Research Panel: Massage in Military and Hospital Settings, 2016 AMTA National Convention, Dr. Chester 'Trip' Buckenmaier, 2016
  • The Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Mechanics, 2016 AMTA National Convention, Dr. George Russell, 2016
  • Hospital Based Massage Therapy, 2016 AMTA National Convention, Mk Brennan, 2016
  • Current Research Massage Therapy and Pain, 2016 AMTA National Convention, Jerrilyn Cambron, 2016
  • Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Technuques for the Posterior, Lateral and Anterior Neck, 2016 AMTA National Convention, Brian R. Utting, 2016
 
 
Diane Deis
RN, LMT
 
Diane's interest in massage was sparked during her nursing career in which patients loved a back massage from her! She had been practicing as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. She worked in a nursing home and then a hospital, and then joined the Air Force and became commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in March, 1987. Throughout her 20 year tenure in the Air Force Nurse Corps, Diane worked as a clinical nurse, flight nurse, in quality risk management, disease management, and finally, at her last assignment, before retiring at the rank of Major, worked as an operations officer in aeromedical evacuation at Tanker Airlift Command and Control Center, Scott Air Force Base, IL.

Following her retirement, she continued to work as a clinical nurse in medical centers in St Louis. In 2010, she pursued her interest in massage by attending The Body Therapy Center, where she completed her certification the following year. After she became licensed, she continued to work as a nurse in a clinic while working part-time as a massage therapist up until 2014, when she became a full-time massage therapist in a chiropractic office and now here at Michelle's Massage Therapy.
 
Education
  • Certification in Massage Therapy; The Body Therapy Center, School of Massage Therapy, Swansea, IL, August 2011
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing; South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, December 1985
 
Continuing Education
  • Myofascial Release I Seminar & Workshop, John F. Barnes, Myrtle Beach, SC, July 7, 2016
  • Myofascial Release of the Neck and Shoulder; St Louis, MO, December 2014
  • Deep Tissue Massage Through Light Touch; St Louis, MO, May 2014
  • Deep Tissue Massage Through Light Touch; St Louis, MO, May 2014
  • Prenatal Massage; The Body Therapy Center School of Massage, Swansea, IL, August 2011
 
Membership
  • Associated Bodyworkers Massage Professionals (ABMP)
 
 
Brad Lemons
LMT
 
Hello, my name is Brad Lemons, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in IL and MO. I have been practicing Massage Therapy since 2005. I am a graduate of Missouri College and also hold a Bachelors Degree in Business from Drury University. It is my goal to to help you with your muscle pain and tension. I recognize that a well-balanced musculoskeletal system is paramount to that goal. Allow me to help you optimize your wellness potential.

When not in the office I enjoy camping and hiking with my family and an occasional round of golf. In addition to Massage Therapy, I am a Elite Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. If you have any questions about how massage therapy can work for you please feel free to ask.
 
Degrees
  • Missouri College, St. Louis, MO - Licensed Massage Therapy, June 2005
  • College of Eastern Utah, Price, UT - EMT-B, December 2002
  • Drury College, Springfield, MO, Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, December 1996
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Missouri Massage Therapy License
  • Illinois Massage Therapy License
  • ABMP Member
  • National Massage Therapy Association
  • CKTP+ Certification with Kinesio University
  • Certified Chiropractic Assistant
 
Continuing Education
  • Myoskeletal Alignment
  • British Sports Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Stretch Your Clients Certificate
  • Shoulder Dysfunction
  • Arthritic Conditions and Massage
  • Low Back and Hip Pain Protocols
  • Complicated Shoulder Conditions
  • Deep Tissue Unwinding
  • Clinical Massage Techniques For Running Injuries
  • Corrective Exercises for Pain and Performance
 
 
Rose Gear
LMT
 
I graduated from The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage. I am certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and specialize in Fertility Massage.

I learned Fertility Massage through a Clair Marie Miller Seminar in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fertility Massage is for anyone who needs healing for infertility, pelvic tension, and a healthier reproductive system. I recommend everyone to try it, especially women. When getting a Fertility Massage, I experienced so much energy after receiving one, I knew I had to learn this kind of massage. I believe that being a healer is a gift, not a talent. I believe that as a healer you are the carrier for God's healing and not your own. I love being a Massage Therapist and it never feels like I'm working.
 
 
Rodney Adams
LMT
 
Hello! I graduated from The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage. I am certified in Myofascial Release and have additional training in assisted isolated stretching. Prior to graduating massage school, I became interested in reflexology and received a certificate of study in St. Louis, MO in June, 2013.

I became interested in reflexology when I practiced on my grandson's feet. He had grand mal seizures when he became sick with a cold or flu. They were so intense and long lasting that he had to be put on oxygen. Since the sessions on his feet, he hasn't had another seizure. Our whole family is reaping the benefits of reflexology. I can incorporate reflexology into your massage session at no additional charge.

Rodney is an independent contractor who has office space at Michelle's Massage Therapy. For more information about Rodney and his business, visit his website or you may call his cell: (618) 580-6021.
 
Certifications
  • Graduated from Body Therapy Center and School of Massage (January 2014)
  • Reflexology - St. Louis (June 2013)
  • Reflexology - Body Therapy Ctr School of Massage (summer 2013)
 
Continuing Education
  • Lomi Lomi Massage Certification, 2015
  • Advanced massage techniques, Tammy Alumbaugh, LMT, NCTMB, O'Fallon (Jan 30, 2015)
  • Myofascial Release Certification, Body Therapy Center and School of Massage Swansea (1-23-2014)
  • Myofascial Release (Audited classes for review June through November 2014)
 
 
Jewel Wolf
LMT, NCTMB
 
I graduated from the Humanities School of Massage/Cortiva Institute in 1994, located in Pinellas Park, Florida. I am certified in Esalen massage, Swedish massage, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Lymphatic Drainage, and Trigger Point Therapy. My focus is on holistic balance within the body to create a more energized and functional life.

You also may reach her directly at (618) 570-8822.
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • National Certification, NCTMB - since 1994
  • Member of American Massage Therapy Association since 1994
 
Continuing Education
  • Professional Ethics for the Massage Therapist and Bodyworker - 1998
  • Muscle Energy Techniques - 1996
 
 
Carla Vandenburgh
LMT, NCTMB
 
Hi, my name is Carla Vandenburgh. I completed my training at The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage in Swansea, Illinois in 2010. I am certified in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Pre-natal, and Lymphatic massage.

I have office hours at two locations:
Michelle's Massage Therapy--9 Eagle Center, Suite 3, O'Fallon, IL
Dr. Shu, MD, PhD--1600 Lebanon Avenue in Belleville, IL

Carla is an independent contractor who has office space at Michelle's Massage Therapy. For more information about Carla and her business, visit her website or you may call her cell: (618) 978-7407.
 
Degrees and Certifications
  • Graduated from Body Therapy Center and School of Massage (January 2010)
 
Continuing Education
  • Advanced Massage Techniques (carpal tunnel, whiplash, et.al), Instructor: Tammy Alumbaugh, LMT, NCTMB, 2015
 
 
Elizabeth Adams
LMT
 
Hello! Some of my specialties include Trigger Point Therapy, deep tissue, and therapeutic massage. I also offer Swedish, relaxation massage, energy work, and aromatherapy. Massages are customized to incorporate different therapies and focus on any problem areas. Fully clothed massage is available also.

I have office hours at two locations:

Michelle's Massage Therapy--9 Eagle Center, Suite 3 O'Fallon, IL
Dr. Shu, MD, PhD--1600 Lebanon Avenue in Belleville, IL

Elizabeth is an independent contractor that has office space at Michelle's Massage Therapy. For more information about Elizabeth and her business you can visit here website: Hands Held Out Massage by Elizabeth Adams, LMT, NCTMB.
 
Education
  • Elizabeth is licensed and nationally certified. She graduated from Midwest Institute of Massage Therapy and began in the student clinic in 2001.
 
Continuing Education
  • Advanced Massage Techniques, Tammy Alumbaugh, LMT, NCTMB, O'Fallon (Jan 30,2015)
  • Myofascial Techniques Swansea (Aug 15-17, 2014) (audited additional classes Sept thru Nov)
  • Somatic Myofascial Release St. Louis (2007)
  • Myofascial Release for Sping and Extremities Swansea (Sept 18-19, 2009)
  • Unlocking Computer Shoulder St. Louis (Nov 6, 2009)
  • Reflexology St. Louis (Aug 16, 2009 and June 14, 2013)
  • Massaging clients withe cancer Swansea (Aug 5, 2012)
  • Geriatric massage (Daybreak Institute) St. Louis (Sept 14-16, 2012)
  • Trigger Point Therapy Lexington, KY (October 18-19, 2008)
  • Trigger Point Therapy Belleville (Aug 17-18, 2002)
  • Trigger Point Therapy Belleville (Nov 11-12, 2002)
  • NMT for cervical/cranium St. Louis (Nov 27-29, 2003)
  • NMT for upper extremity Swansea (Feb 25-27, 2005)
  • Cervical Whiplash St. Louis (Sept 20, 2008)
  • Understanding HIV & Aids Swansea (Nov 15, 2008)
  • Greenstone Massage St. Louis (June 20-21, 2008)
  • Reiki Level 1 Belleville (Mar 14, 2002)
  • Reiki Level 2 Belleville (April 12, 2002)
  • Quantum Touch St. Louis (Oct 9-10, 2004)
 
Interests
  • Teaches classes in self-treatment of trigger points at Sukha Yoga Center in downtown Belleville. She serves on the massage advisory board at the Body Therapy Center School of Massage in Swansea, IL
 
Memberships
  • Associated Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals (ABMP)
 
 
Summer Robinson
LMT
 
Hello! I graduated in 1998 from The Flint School of Therapeutic Massage in Flint, MI. My time there was spent divulged in Swedish massage application, polarity, reflexology, sport massage, trigger point therapy, muscle isolation techniques, myofacial release and basic shiatsu.

My passion was set afire and I fell in love with this profession. I was hungry for more knowledge and proceeded to enroll in the advanced study course. I received comprehensive training in musculoskeletal anatomy, touch for health techniques, advanced myofacial techniques, craniosacral therapy and business practices and ethics. While going through the advanced study course I stayed on at FSTM as a student teacher helping the new generation of massage therapists gain perspective into their new career choice. I've been practicing going on 15 yrs and looking forward to many more.

Summer is an independent contractor with office space at Michelle's Massage Therapy. For more information about her business visit Summer's website or give her a call at (618) 910-0586 to book an appointment.
 
Degrees and Certifications
  • American Bodywork and Massage Professionals Member since 1998
  • Advanced Massage Therapy Certification, 1999
  • Pre and Perinatal Massage Therapy via Body Therapy Associates by Carde Osbourne-Sheets, 2007
  • Certified in International Cupping Therapy
 
Continuing Education
  • Ethics for the Real World, Part 1 & 2, ABMP, 2016
  • Advanced Massage Techniques (carpal tunnel, whiplash, et.al), Instructor: Tammy Alumbaugh, LMT, NCTMB, 2015
  • Contemporary Cupping Methods, International Cupping Therapy Association, 2015
  • Effective Treatments for Sciatica, 2014
  • Neuromuscular Therapy for Cervical Strain and Sprain, 2012
  • Neuromuscular Therapy for Low Back and Hip Pain, 2012
  • Pranic Healing, 2011
  • Oncology Message, 2010
  • Releasing the Rotator Cuff, 2010
  • The Mystery of Pain - Implications for Musceloskelatal Treatment, 2010
 
 
Megan Breeding
LMT, NCTMB
 
I feel very lucky to have found my calling in life. Massage is something that I am very passionate about. I enjoy knowing that my clients come to me for help with a particular problem or just to relax from their busy lives. I provide different modalities of massage such as Swedish, Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, Pre/Post Sports Massage and Pregnancy. The area that I am most passionate about is Deep Tissue.

There is a true experience of great reward in helping people overcome their aches and pains by helping to restore painful muscles back to working condition. All though I do love working on the entire body, I have much experience in releasing tension and tight muscles in the head, neck, shoulders and back where many people feel the most discomfort.

To learn more about Megan and her business click here to visit her website or you may call her directly at (760) 576-6162.
 
Degrees and Certifications
  • Piedmont School of Professional Massage, Woodbridge, VA 2009
  • National Certification, NCTMB
  • Member of American Massage Therapy Association
 
Continuing Education
  • Balanced Body – Pilates Reformer 1 and Movement Principles Pilates and Yoga Center of St.Louis/Ladue, MO, 2014
  • Balanced Body – Pilates Reformer 2 Module, Bodyline Pilates Fitness/ Beverly Hills, CA 2014
  • Inflammation: The Silent Assassin, Logan College of Chiropractic/Nutri-West 4-Life, 2013
  • Effective prevention and treatment of running injuries, 12/2013
  • Food for Thought: How Nutrients Affect Mental Health and the Brain, 2012
  • Releasing the Rotator Cuff! A Massage Therapy Perspective, 2012
 
 
Liz Johnston
LC, LE
 
Hello. My name is Liz Johnston. I am a licensed esthetician and cosmetology instructor. I have been licensed in the industry since 2005. I graduated from New Image Technical Center with my cosmetology and cosmetology teaching license, and from the National Academy of Beauty Arts with my esthetics license. My passion is skin care and making people feel good about themselves. I offer a range of services including facial and full body waxing, lash and brow tinting services, facials and peels, as well as body treatments.

I personally love the feeling of being relaxed and want my clients to feel the same way. I am eager to add more services to my books over my time at Michelle's. I love knowledge and learning about new services and techniques.

For more information you can call her cell: (618) 789-7909, visit her website or on Facebook.
 
 
Thea Flock
DC
 
Dr. Thea Flock, D.C. is a chiropractic physician and the Director of Heartland Wellness. She is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, IA and has been a practicing physician for 16 years. She is the author of the book, The Elimination of Pain, The Natural Way: Inspirational Stories of Healing, 2008. Dr. Flock specializes in Peripheral Neuropathy treatment and has great success with many other conditions from back and neck pain, headaches, and sciatica. To learn more about Heartland Wellness and Dr. Flock please check out the website, www.heartlandwellnessstl.com. You can read patient testimonials and learn more about the treatments offered.

Dr. Flock believes "It is my mission to deliver healthcare services that would enable people with lifelong conditions, chronic or acute pain, or other forms of debilitation and misery to be able to experience relief and wellness...WITHOUT DRUGS, SURGERY OR PROCEDURES THAT ARE OFTEN PRESCRIBED BUT DON'T GET TO THE ROOT OR CAUSE OF THE PAIN!" Each patient is treated as an individual and has a customized treatment plan created just for you! Like my mother always said, "Treat Others As You Want To Be Treated!"

You may also reach Dr. Flock at (618) 641-9595.
 
 
Sheryl Kiley
Administrative
 
My passion has always been helping people in whatever way I can. I recently retired after 30 years of retail management. I remain very active helping out at Michelle's, babysitting, and spending time outdoors gardening, swimming, and cooking out.
 
Degrees & Certifications
  • American Medical Billing Association (AMBA)
  • Medical Billing and Coding, CALC, Fairview Heights, 2008
  • Mathematics (major), Physical Education, (minor), Macon Junior College, Macon, GA
 
Past Experience
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Military Spouse
 
 
Peyton Robinson
Administrative
 
Hi I'm Peyton. I'm currently a sophomore in high school and I love working for such a friendly place like Michelle's Massage Therapy. I'm a social butterfly and love helping others!
 
 
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