Meet our Team
 
Michelle Kingston
Founder, 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 bodywork techniques such as Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, Reflexology, and Neuromuscular Therapy. Michelle has hours at both locations.
 
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
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • CPR/BLS certified through authorized American Heart Association Provider Katherine Johnson/To the Rescue CPR (Anderson Hospital), 12/10/2016 (renewed)
  • Advanced Certification in Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy® (ADBT), ADBT Workshops, 2012
  • Certified NeuroMuscular Therapist (CNMT), The Body Therapy Center School of Massage, 2011
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Member# 2425684, 2011
  • American Massage Therapy Association, since 2002 (Student), (Professional Member since 2004)
  • O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce & Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob Chamber of Commerce
 
Continuing Education
  • 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 DeepFeet Bar Therapy®, ADBT workshop, 2012
  • Anterior & Side-Lying--Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy®, ADBT workshop, 2012
  • Barefoot Basics—Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy®, ADBT 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
 
 
Devin Lawrenz
Co-owner, O'Fallon Manager
 
Hi I am Devin Lawrenz. I absolutely love working at Michelle's Massage Therapy! I am currently training to become a licensed esthetician. I have my Bachelor of Science in Operations Management. I have nearly nine years of combined banking and hotel professional experience in implementing on-site business processes. I have a 9-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son. I was a stay-at-home mom for many years and now I'm a part of Michelle's team.

 
Degrees
  • B.S. in Operations Management, Northern Illinois University, 2003
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Esthetics certification in progress, New Image Technical Center, 2018
 
 
Dr. Amanda Boone
MD
 
Dr. Amanda Boone is the director of Eternal Beauty Med Spa and is proud to partner with Michelle's Massage in Maryville, IL. She specializes in functional medicine and aesthetics and is board certified in family practice with board certification in aesthetics pending. She is also a Major in the Air Force and comes to us with a wealth of experience.

Dr. Boone is a physician with diverse clinical and practical experience, incorporating preventative medicine, along with alternative and holistic principles into the practice of integrative and functional medicine and will be offering the latest in advanced technology, neutraceutical lifestyle plans, and more to come soon.

The latest in skin rejuvenation and intimate health services are now available on our online booking service. Eternal Beauty Med Spa may also be reached at (618) 205-3680.
 
Degrees
  • University of Iowa-Carver College of Medicine, 2004
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Board Certified in Family Practice
  • Board Certified in Esthetics
 
 
Summer Robinson
LMT
 
I’m thrilled to be part of the Eternal beauty Med spa team and I’m eager to integrate my knowledge of self care into the aesthetic field. My goal into merging with this practice is to offer more than just feeling good but looking good as well. In the future I look forward to working alongside Dr. Boone in adding more services of alternative nature to help our clients live a well rounded vital life through treating the body as a whole from the inside out. Please call or text Summer directly to book aesthetic or massages services: 618-910-0586.

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 20 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. (Online booking for massage is not available at this time).
 
Degrees and Certifications
  • Certified Venus Technician, Venus Academy/Tricia L. Misner, RN, 2018
  • International Cupping Therapy Certification, 2015
  • Pre and Perinatal Massage Therapy, Body Therapy Associates by Carde Osbourne-Sheets, 2007
  • Advanced Massage Therapy Certification, 1999
  • American Bodywork and Massage Professionals Member since 1998
 
Continuing Education
  • Venus Legacy™ (Anatomy, Radio Frequency, Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields, Varipulse), Venus Academy/Tricia L. Misener, RN, 2018
  • Venus Versa™ (Anatomy, RF, PEMF, Fractional Ablation, IPL and Laser Basics, AC Dual applicator, Venus Academy, 2018
  • Geneveve™ by Viveve training, 2018
  • Pharmacy in Your Kitchen, Angelo Pezzote, PharmD, MA, 2018
  • Understanding and Managing Depressive Disorders, 2018
  • Aromatouch® Technique, doTERRA, 2018
  • 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
 
 
Zoa Wagner
LE
 
I graduated from New Image Technical Center and obtained my esthetician license in Illinois in 2016. Since then, I have spent most of my time gaining knowledge and training in advanced medical skin care. I have become proficient in product ingredients, peels, skin types and correction. I feel as though everything I have learned will enhance the quality of my services and your skin care needs. As the field is growing and expanding, so is my passion for learning new treatments I can offer! As a mom, I understand the importance of taking care of yourself. I am excited to be working at Michelle's and doing what I love! I look forward to working with you to attain your skin care goals! Zoa is available at our Maryville location part-time on Wednesdays, Fridays, and every other Saturday and Sunday offering laser treatments, skin resurfacing and tightening, spa facials, facial waxing, lash & brow tinting and more to come soon.
 
Certifications
  • Certified Venus Technician, Venus Academy/Tricia L. Misner, RN, 2018
  • Esthetics Certification, New Image Technical Center, 2016
 
Continuing Education
  • Venus Legacy™ (Anatomy, Radio Frequency, Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields, Varipulse), Venus Academy, 2018
  • Venus Versa™ (Anatomy, RF, PEMF, Fractional Ablation, IPL and Laser Basics, AC Dual applicator, Venus Academy, 2018
 
 
Michelle Steward
LMT
 
Michelle Steward is a dynamic massage therapist with knowledge of several various modalities. She provides effective techniques to enhance the lives of her clients. She has experience providing sports, Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, and aromatherapy massage. She will be attending training for Thai massage in 2018 and will be excited to add it to her skill set. She will be available evenings and weekends in mid August of 2018. Michelle is currently available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening from 6-9 in Maryville.
 
License, Memberships, and Certifications
  • American Massage Therapy Association, Professional Member, 2018
  • Illinois Massage License, 2016
  • Certification in Massage Therapy, Florida Career College, 2005
 
 
Dara Feder
LE
 
Hi my name is Dara Feder and I'm a licensed esthetician/licensed permanent make-up artist who works with clients wanting to correct, enhance, or maintain their beauty concerns. I decided to get in the industry because just like everyone else, I have dealt with skin issues all my life and know how frustrating it is to not be able to treat them correctly an effectively. It's my goal to provide solutions with the very best, up-to-date, customized skincare treatments, and/or permanent make-up for each of my clients! I know how important it is for clients to feel beautiful and confident in "Your Own SKin!" Dara is available part-time for permanent make-up, peels, eyelash extensions, and skin care facials.
 
Licenses and Certifications
  • SofTap Micropigmentation Techniques, SofTap, 2018
  • Brazilian Waxing and Epilating Techniques, SofTap, 2018
  • Illinois Tattoo License, 2017
  • Microblading, Glam'd, 2017
  • Eyelash Extensions, Natural Lash, 2017
  • Microneedling Skinpen, 2016
  • Rx Systems Clinical Skincare, Rx Systems 2016
  • Illinois Licensed Esthetician, 2016
  • 900-Hour Advanced Esthetics Training, Skin Institute, St. Louis, MO
 
Continuing Education
  • SkinScript Professional Knowledge Training
  • Skin Script Retail Product Knowledge Training
  • Epionce Advanced Clinical Training
  • Skin Ceuticals Advanced Treatment Protocols
 
 
Melinda Hesker
LC, LE
 
Hello. I have over 8 years experience in esthetics. I graduated from New Image Technical Center in O’Fallon, IL. I have worked with many product lines and have been certified with Dermalogica, PCA and Glo. I specialize in facials, corrective procedures and full body waxing. I am continually working to further my knowledge and add new services to keep up with the latest advancements in the industry. I look forward to building new relationships with clients while helping them to relax and achieve their skin care goals.
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Certified Venus Technician, Venus Academy/Tricia L. Misner, RN, 2018
 
Continuing Education
  • Venus Legacy™ (Anatomy, Radio Frequency, Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields, Varipulse), Venus Academy/Tricia L. Misener, RN, 2018
  • Venus Versa™ (Anatomy, RF, PEMF, Fractional Ablation, IPL and Laser Basics, AC Dual applicator, Venus Academy, 2018
  • Bioelements Skin Reading System
  • Bioelements Custom Blended Facial
  • Dermalogica Great Skin with Face Mapping
  • Dermalogica Wildly Creative Treatments
  • Dermalogica Treatment Essentials: Oily, Acne Skin
  • Dermalogica Age Smart
  • Dermalogica Advanced Exfoliation
  • Dermalogica Bio-Active Peel Workshop
  • Dermalogica Derm Live Retail
  • Dermalogica D.N.A - Discovering Top sellers
  • Satin Smooth Brazilian and Body Waxing
  • Satin Smooth Advanced Techniques
  • GiGi Brow Bar
 
 
Mariah Thery
LMT
 
Hello I am Mariah Thery (formerly Mariah Shane-Ferguson). I graduated from The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage in July in 2013. I have been trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish massage, hot stones, Reflexology, Prenatal, Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, Chair Massage, Advanced Massage Techniques, and Sports Massage. I became interested in massage because of my grandfather, my mother and my cousin. My grandfather has neuropathy in his hands and feet and massage helps with those symptoms. My mother has bulging disc and massage helps relieve her pain. My cousin has fibromyalgia and massage helps relieve her symptoms temporarily. Once I started massage school I knew I wanted to help every person I possibly could. Mariah is available at our Maryville, IL location.
 
Continuing Education
  • Advanced Massage Techniques for the Face, The Body Therapy Center/Holly Pinto, 2018
  • Fibromyalgia-NCBTMB 2016
  • Managing a Massage Business- NCBTMB 2016
  • Sciatica and Massage- NCBTMB 2016
  • Ethics- NCBTMB 2016
  • Massage for Athletes- Lower Body- Tammy Alumbaugh 2016
  • Ethics- NCBTMB 2015
  • Advanced Massage Techniques, Tammy Alumbaugh, 2015
  • Reiki Level 1, Carmen Medellin, 2014
 
 
Laura Penberthy
LMT, CNMT
 
I originally went to school to become a nurse. I had just over 1 semester left to complete and was stressed out to the point of having frequent anxiety attacks. One day I pulled a muscle in my lower back and opted to get a massage to try to work it out. I had never had a massage prior to this. After my first session, I was pain free! I was blown away with how the trigger point that was causing the excruciating pain wasn’t even in my low back! After a couple more sessions, I decided massage is what I was meant to do. So instead of finishing nursing school, I enrolled in the massage program at the Body Therapy Center for the following semester. Through massage, it is my goal to help you find pain relief through the power of human touch without relying on heavy pain medications, or worse yet, just having to suffer through it. I want to give every client the same life changing experience I had with my first massage. Laura is available Monday-Friday from 9-3 at our Maryville, IL location.
 
Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science-Massage Therapy, Southwestern Illinois College, 2016
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Certified Neuormuscular Therapist, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2016
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) member, since 2016
  • Certificate of Completion-Massage Therapy, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2015
 
Continuing Education
  • Neuromuscular Therapy for the Introduction to NMT, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2016
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Cervical Spine and Cranium, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2016
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Torso and Pelvis, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2016
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Lower Extremity, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2016
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Upper Extremity, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 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. Diane has hours at both the O'Fallon and Maryville, IL locations.
 
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, South Dakota State University, 1985
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Certification in Massage Therapy, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage Therapy, 2011
  • Associated Bodyworkers Massage Professionals (ABMP)
 
Continuing Education
  • Myofascial Release/Unwinding - Seminar & Workshop, John F. Barnes, 2018
  • Myofacial Release-2 Seminar, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2017
  • Lymphedema & Complete Decongestive Therapy, Barbara Ingram-Rice, OT, LMT, May 2017
  • Myofascial Release I Seminar & Workshop, John F. Barnes, Myrtle Beach, SC, July 2016
  • Myofascial Release of the Neck and Shoulder; St Louis, MO, December 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
 
 
Shelley Gavin
LMT
 
Hi! I am Shelley Gavin and I graduated from massage therapy school in 2006. The first time I received a massage, I absolutely loved everything about it. The effect massage has on the whole body, mind, and spirit is amazing. Whatever situation you are experiencing, physical pain, a stressful life, or both, massage can definitely help. I will customize your session for your specific needs. It’s all about YOU! This is your time to focus on you. I can help using Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Stretching, Cupping Therapy, Aromatherapy and Aromatouch Technique (essential oil therapy application using 8 different oils). I am learning Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage and can offer this very soon. You will have to try it. It is the BEST deep tissue massage ever!!! I absolutely love learning new techniques that will help my clients achieve their goals for relief and relaxation. Hope to see you soon. Shelley is available at the O’Fallon and Maryville locations.
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, 2006
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist
  • American Massage Therapy Association, Professional Member
  • Massage Therapy Certification Completed, SWIC & The Body Therapy Center, 2006
 
Massage Specialties
  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Full Body Stretching
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Aromatherapy
 
Continuing Education
  • FashiAshi Fundamentals, Solshine Barefoot Massage, 2017
 
 
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. Brad is available evenings at our O'Fallon, IL location.

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
 
 
Paula Torimino
Maryville Manager
 
Hello I am Paula Torimino, wife, mother, and grandmother!! I am a former retail manager and now I am lucky to be apart of the team here at Michelle's Massage Therapy!
 
 
Hailey Kingston
Administrative Assistant
 
I am currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Music Education at McKendree University. While finishing this program, I teach private music lessons and I'm a school-age daycare teacher in Lebanon! I thoroughly enjoy working with kids and love spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy working at MMT with such a fabulous group of people!
 
 
Cierra Flinders
LMT
 
I graduated from the Body Therapy Center in 2014, and began practicing massage in 2015. This career path was definitely divine intervention as I had no prior intention or desire to touch other people. However, after a very rough decade of addiction, I went through a powerful transformation when I entered into a wilderness therapy program in Southern Utah. I came home ready to make some big changes and from there everything fell into place.

Upon graduation, I immediately began exploring different healing modalities, as I have always said massage is but a stepping-stone in my evolution. However, now I see it as the structure for my growing passion to serve humanity. I have had training in myofascial release, cranial sacral therapy, quantum healing hypnosis, and am a Touch for Health instructor. I believe the root of our pain is merely a physical manifestation of what is occurring deep within the emotional body of the individual. All the power that we need to heal is already within us . . . we just need to reclaim our authentic essence! At that point, we can truly begin to live the life we were born to live.

I am also the founder of a nonprofit business, The Seed Within, which is a holistic retreat center for addicts who cannot obtain treatment. We are working on raising the necessary funds to obtain land so we can begin to rebuild our community through the irrefutable benefits of whole body healing.

I reside in a small rural community with my husband, four daughters, cats, and chickens, and am a zealous long distance runner.
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Touch For Health Instructor, 2018
  • Quantum Healing Hypnosis-Level 2, Julia Cannon, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Academy, 2016
  • Quantum Healing Hypnosis-Level 1, Julia Cannon, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Academy, 2015
  • IL Licensed Massage Therapist, 2015
  • Myofascial Release Certification, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2014
  • Massage Therapy Certification, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2014
 
Continuing Education
  • Touch For Health Synthesis levels 1-4, 2017
  • Somaveda Thai Massage, Maureen Hughes, 2016
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy level I and II, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2015
  • Introdcution to Neuromuscular Therapy, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2015
 
 
Amy Courtwright
LMT, BCTMB
 
Hi, I am a board certified, licensed massage therapist. I graduated from the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis in 2006. Since graduating, I have been massaging part-time, helping clients find relief from everyday stress and chronic pain. I specialize in Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massage. I love incorporating hot stones into every massage to help relax muscles and ease overall tension. Communication is essential in providing the best experience possible, and I look forward to working with each unique client to meet their needs. Appointments can be booked online for O'Fallon or by calling/texting Amy directly at 618-401-5165.
 
Continued Education
  • Planter Fascitis, The Body Therapy Center, 2016
  • Frozen Shoulder, The Body Therapy Center, 2016
  • Assessment Based Treatment for the Shoulder Part II, Healing Arts Center, 2014
  • Assessment Based Treatment for the Shoulder Part I, Healing Arts Center, 2014
  • Auth Method (Forearm Massage), Shari Auth (self-study), 2014
  • Restorative Yoga for the Massage Therapist, The Body Therapy Center, 2012
  • 21 Deep Tissue Techniques, The Healing Arts Center, 2009
  • Hot Stone Therapy, The Healing Arts Center, 2009
 
 
Brenda Anthony
LMT
 
Healing work is my profession and my life’s path. My style is customized for each client and incorporates a blend of modalities including Swedish, Lymphatic Drainage, and Reiki. Lymphatic drainage is a light pumping technique that works to move stagnate fluid throughout the body. Relieving pain and pressure in joints, quickening the recovery of muscle tissue, and allowing new fluid to facilitate healing. Reiki is a light touch, deeply relaxing energy healing technique. Using a series of still hand placements, Reiki works with the body’s energy flow to bring stillness and rest. I feel everyone can benefit from Reiki, especially those dealing with anxiety, stress, grief, depression, and irregular sleep. Brenda is available Saturday evenings in O'Fallon.
 
 
Heidi Speelman
LE
 
Heidi is available at the O'Fallon, IL location. Hello! My name is Heidi Speelman and I'm so excited to begin working at Michelle's! A little about me, I completed my esthetics training at New Image Technical College in 2017. I became interested in skin care after seeing improvement in my own skin while receiving services here at Michelle's. My love for skin care grew from there along with my love of feeling so relaxed and stress free during my treatment. I feel so grateful that I can now help others feel their best about their skin, relax, and feel stress free. This is the best time to take care of your skin! What are you waiting for?! Come see me and we can get started! I can't wait to meet you! : )
 
Certifications and Memberships
 
 
Dr. Thea Flock
DC
 
Dr. Thea Flock, D.C. is a chiropractic physician and the Director of Heartland Wellness. She is available at our O'Fallon, IL location. 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 or surgeries that often do not get to the root 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.
 
 
Rodney Adams
LMT
 
Rodney is available for online booking at the O'Fallon, IL location only. 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 and in Belleville, IL. 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)
 
 
Elizabeth Adams
LMT
 
Online booking with Elizabeth is available for O'Fallon, IL location only. Select a location, service, and then provider. 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)
 
 
Carla Vandenburgh
LMT, NCTMB
 
Online booking for O'Fallon, IL location only. Select a location, service, and provider. 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
 
 
Jewel O'Connor
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. Jewel O'Connor (formerly Wolf) is available at the O'Fallon, IL location.

 
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
 
 
Liz Johnston
LC, LE
 
Hello. 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. Liz is available at our O'Fallon, IL location.

For more information you can call her cell: (618) 789-7909, visit her website or on Facebook.
 
 
Megan Breeding
LMT, NCTMB
 
I feel very lucky to have found my calling in life. Massage is something I am very passionate about. I enjoy knowing 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 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. Although 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.

Megan is an independent contractor who rents an office at Michelle's and is taking clients by referral only.
 
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
 
 
Rebecca Schmitt
LMT
 
Warmest greetings, my name is Rebecca Schmitt. My journey to become a massage therapist began in 2001 at the age of 19, after a traumatic accident. The road to recovery was a very slow process. I found that receiving regular massages truly allowed me to manage my chronic pain and guide my body and mind to a path of grace and ease. Massage has allowed me to better endure and process pain. That life changing experience forced me to gain enormous empathy to all suffers of chronic pain, illness, injuries, or even just the sheer nature of unmanaged stress.

I graduated from the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis with honors. I have a strong dedication to continue to assist in the healing journeys of others. My massage career started in Jackson Hole, Wyoming while gaining an even better understanding in pain management and sports related injuries with my clients. I also have adopted and speak highly of Eastern methods. With the addition of Therapeutic Cupping or Gua Sha (scraping technique) incorporated into a massage, I have witnessed how the body can achieve a lower pain level, and create a greater sense of relaxation in just one session.

My focus is your focus. Each session is completely customized to achieve the intentions of the client. Deep Tissue, Swedish, Table Thai Massage (Compressions & Stretching), Therapeutic Cupping, Gua Sha, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, and Reiki.

“Our body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” Buddha

Rebecca is now available at our O'Fallon location. Check out her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ironspiriteast/
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, since 2015 (student), 2016 (professional)
  • CPR certified, Healing Arts Center, 2016
  • Certified Massage Therapist, The Healing Arts Center, 2016
 
Continuing Education
  • Therapeutic Cupping, Healing Arts Center, Micheal Max, LAc, 2016
  • Table Thai Massage, Body Sage Spa, WY, Elizabeth Drapela, LMT 2016
  • Gua Sha & Cupping Therapy, Body Sage Spa, WY, Joe Siuda, LAc 2016
 
 
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