Special Announcement

UPDATE 4/6/2020: We are temporarily closed as of Saturday, March 21st at 5pm. We have left set appointments on the books for our staff and contractors to claim as lost income. We apologize if you receive a text reminder for your appointment. Special deal certificate expirations will be extended. If you need to reach us, please e-mail me@michellesmassagetherapy.com. We put a season hold on our Maryville location phone number until we reopen. We hope you stay well! Follow us on Facebook for self-massage tips.
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Meet our Team
 
Michelle Kingston
Founder, LMT, CNMT
 
Hello and thank you for reading our team page! I integrate massage modalities such as neuromuscular therapy, ashiatsu, and reflexology to offer pain management and stress relief massage for chronic and acute conditions. My passions outside of massage are my family, health and fitness, and music. If you would like to book with me, I am available at either location, mostly weekends and am accepting new clients by referral only. Please feel free to book with any of my amazing colleagues in our network.
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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.
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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.
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Katie Thornton
LMT, EMT
 
My name is Katie, and I look forward to being your Massage Therapist. In 2014 I started my career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). I quickly found that I have a natural connection to medicine and how the human body works. In addition to traditional Western Medicine I felt a connection to the calming and relaxing needs practiced by other areas of the world. This attraction lead me to pursue and study to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). I practice what I preach with an active lifestyle and eating healthy. My day begins and ends with care. I begin with waking the body up with exercise, care for my pets and plants that add to the comforts I enjoy surrounding myself with. If I am not helping others meet their physical potential, then I can be found with my Emergency Medical Services (EMS) family helping others in their most dire time of need. Complete wellness includes mind, body and soul. Let me help guide you on your pursuit of wellness by scheduling today. To schedule by phone or to set up a CPR/BLS class call: 618-708-1630
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Robin Hart
LMT, CNMT
 
I first became interested in becoming a massage therapist after I witnessed the transformative effects of myofascial release. I was working as a special education teacher with an early intervention program. There was an 18-month-old girl there with cerebral palsy. She was drawn up like a tight little ball, her muscles would not cooperate and she frequently cried with frustration. Our team had the opportunity to learn myofascial release techniques. We massaged her every day for around 6 weeks. Slowly her muscles relaxed to the point that she was able to stretch her tiny body out and propel herself down the hallway on a scooter board! That's when I promised myself I would learn more about massage. I found my passion!

A session with me might include, Swedish, neuromuscular massage, hot stone, aromatherapy, ashiatsu, and reflexology.

Robin has hours at both locations.
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Devin Lawrenz
BS, LE
 
Hi I am Devin Lawrenz. I absolutely love working at Michelle's Massage Therapy! I graduated from New Image Technical Center in O'Fallon, IL in 2018 and became a licensed esthetician. I love offering relaxing and customized facials in our spa! I can be available at either location, and online booking is available currently in O'Fallon.

I also 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 10-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.

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Paula Tubbs
CPDA, LMT
 
I am Paula Tubbs, C.P.D.A (Certified Permanent Dermal Artist), Permanent Cosmetics Specialist. I have been certified since 2017 through Susan Church Permanent Cosmetic School, California. I am certified to do all cosmetic tattoo procedures including eyeliner, eyelash enhancement, eyebrows, lip liner, full lip color, areola, scar camouflage, hair simulation, lightening and color correction. I love completing these cosmetic tattoo procedures to help people experience the many benefits of permanent cosmetics. Each of my clients' procedures will be customized to their specific cosmetic request or need. I use three layers of anesthesia so most won't feel much pain. My clients' satisfaction and happiness with their procedures will always be my number one priority.

Please see our services page for a look at some of Paula's work. She is currently available in Maryville for cosmetics and massage therapy by request. Please contact us via e-mail through our online booking system with questions.
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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.
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Angelica Barlow
LMT
 
I deliver healing from the heart with the art of bodywork and I love it! Massage therapy has changed my life in so many ways and I hope I can pass that same positive healing to you. I keep my energy relaxing and open as I listen to what works for you and your needs. Currently, a session with me can include Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial release. I enjoy creativity and learning, so I’m always looking into new ways to keeping things effective, fresh, and fun. I am also currently training for even more modalities, so stay tuned!
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Travis King
LMT
 
Anatomy and Physiology has been something that interests and drives my passion for massage therapy. I have been a massage therapist for about 6 years now and through that time I have accumulated many skills. At this time I am attending Physical Therapy Assistant school so my knowledge of the body grows everyday. Some modalities I specialize in are deep tissue massage, swedish massage, trigger point therapy, stretching, sports massage, myofascial release and hot stone massage. I can accommodate and adjust my pressure for just about anyone going from very light touch for some to deep muscle relief for others. My general goals are based upon your request but with some help of my guided expertise to alleviate muscle soreness and dysfunction. Some things I enjoy in my free time are making art/jewelry, hanging out with my cats and experiencing the outdoors.
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Eliza Ahart
LMT
 
I graduated in 2011 from Sanford Brown College’s Therapeutic Massage Program and am a certified member of the ABMP. I continue to expand my massage knowledge through continued education in various areas each year. I offer a variety of massage modalities that incorporate relaxation techniques, acupressure to reduce stress and anxiety and deep tissue techniques. I am currently finishing my Ashiatsu Deep Feet certification as well as the NASM Certified Nutrition Coach certification course. As a Military wife I proudly offer my services to service members and Veterans.
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Amy Courtwright
LMT, BCTMB
 
Hi, I am a board certified, licensed massage therapist. I graduated from the Healing Arts Center in 2006. For over 15 years I worked in the corporate world before moving to massage full time in February of 2019. Seeing how the daily stresses of an office job can take a toll on a person's body has inspired me to specialize in relieving those tired shoulders, neck, and back. I combine many modalities in each session. Client favorites include hot stones, ashiatsu barefoot massage, cupping therapy, trigger point, and doTERRA aromatherapy. If you're in search of a deep tissue massage, I definitely recommend you booking an ashiatsu barefoot session with me. Client favorites include hot stones and Myofascial Release. Cupping Therapy and Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage available March 2019.

I’m available in the O'Fallon and Maryville locations by appointment:

O’Fallon: Sunday (9am to 9pm) and Monday (9am to 9pm)

Maryville: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (9am to 9pm)

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Courtney Tepen
LE
 
Courtney is a licensed esthetician specializing in skin care facials, waxing, and classic eyelash extensions. Full bio coming soon! She is available now for online booking at our Maryville location on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays during the day.
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Anna Richey
LE
 
Hi, I am Anna Richey. I am a graduate from The Skin Institute and a licensed esthetician. I believe every client is a special opportunity to help them look and feel great about themselves. My passion for skincare and the science behind it is matched by the desire to create a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for my clients. I enjoy customizing facials to meet my clients skincare needs. I continue to follow and learn the latest advances in skincare and I look forward to sharing that with my clients. I truly enjoy every aspect of my career as an esthetician. I am a native of Edwardsville where I enjoy raising my two beautiful children Trenton and Kylie.
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Michelle Steward
LMT
 
Michelle Steward is a dynamic massage therapist with knowledge of several modalities. Prior to receiving her massage education, she was inspired by her mom who encouraged her to hone her skills. She obtained her education of 960 clock hours, certification, and Florida state massage license. With approximately 12 years of practice and the use of many techniques from her training, Michelle incorporates each of these into her massages to provide a more personalized massage experience and a continued quality of life for her clients.
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Tessa Dengler
LMT
 
Tessa graduated from the Body Therapy Center, School of Massage in 2018, and earned her massage therapist license in 2018. She specializes in several modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, and MyoFascial Release; add to that an extensive knowledge of cupping therapy, hot stone therapy, prenatal & infant massage. She is continuing a personal interest studying herbalism and aromatherapy. She is a member of AMTA.

A military spouse/work-at-home Mom for 20 years, she has volunteered and worked with first responders, active duty military, and veterans with PTSD, as well as their dependents, to facilitate their process as they pursue building their health and wellness. She is a member of the VFW auxiliary.

Immersed in the health and wellness community at an early age, and fascinated by traditional & holistic medicine, and practices complementary to modern medicine, she found interests in herbalism, yoga, music/dance and art therapy, Anatomy/Physiology Body work, and Energy work. She became a reiki practitioner, finally earning the Reiki Master Teacher attunement in 2016.

Now, a cancer survivor and single mom, she is committed to beautifying and improving her environment, and helping make our community an enjoyable relaxing place to thrive.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Shelley Gavin
LMT, BCTMB
 
I am Shelley Gavin and I have been a Licensed, Board Certified Massage Therapist since 2006. I am available at the O'Fallon location. 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 or a stressful life, massage therapy can definitely help you. I will customize your session for your specific needs by using Swedish, Deep Tissue, Stretching, Cupping Therapy, Aromatherapy and Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. Ashiatsu is my favorite kind of massage. I am up on the table using my feet to give you the most relaxing and BEST deep tissue massage ever. I absolutely love learning new techniques that will help you achieve your goals for relief and relaxation. This is your time to focus on YOU!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 a part of the team here at Michelle's Massage Therapy! I am available to answer your questions from 9-1 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at our Maryville, IL location.
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Bethany Herran
O'Fallon Manager
 
Hi my name is Bethany Herran. I have lived in the O'Fallon area for the past nine years with my husband and five kids. Prior to working here I was a Community Support Provider for the Deaf and hard of hearing using ASL which I learned at Southwestern Illinois College. Now I am happy to be part of Michelle's team and am available to answer your questions Monday - Friday from 9-1 at the O'Fallon location.
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Maddie Ruttenbur
Administrative Assistant
 
Hi, my name is Maddie Ruttenbur and I am a senior at OTHS. I am a former camp counselor for kids and I enjoy talking to people. I am also looking forward to continuing my education in Arizona after graduation in May. Working at Michelle’s has taught me so many life lessons that I will be able to use in the future! I am available to answer any questions that you have on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 2:30-6 at the O’Fallon location and on the weekends from 9-1.
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Gina Krieger
LMT
 
Bio coming soon...Gina is available alternate Sundays in O'Fallon from 9-3. She specializes in deep tissue.
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