Meet our Team
 
Michelle Kingston
Founder, LMT, CNMT
 
My passion is to support the health of people in my community. My specialties include deep tissue and pain relief massage via ashiatsu and neuromuscular therapy. I also love to pamper my clients at every opportunity with aromatherapy, body scrubs, reflexology, and hot stones. I am not currently accepting new clients at this time, but please feel free to book with one of my amazing colleagues or staff at either location via our online booking system. I am confident you will find someone in our offices to meet your individual needs and preferences. For licensed massage therapists: I am now an instructor of ashiatsu barefoot massage with DeepFeet at our Maryville location, just 20 minutes from St. Louis, MO. For more information, click "more," and "continuing education."
 
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
 
Licensing, 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
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, 2005
  • American Massage Therapy Association, since 2002 (Student), (Professional Member since 2004)
 
Continuing Education
  • Ashi-Thai, Pilar Hook & Natalie Petersen, 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 Oriental Bar Therapy, 2012
  • Anterior & Side-Lying Ashiatsu, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, 2012
  • Barefoot Basics, Ashiatsu Oriental 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
 
 
Devin Lawrenz
Co-owner, O'Fallon Manager, 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.

 
Degrees
  • B.S. in Operations Management, Northern Illinois University, 2003
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Aesthetics Certification, New Image Technical Center, 2018
 
 
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.
 
 
Paula Tubbs
CPDA
 
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 from 10-6 on Wednesdays and Fridays. A consultation is required before booking your cosmetic procedure. You may contact Paula directly at 618-610-6092.
 
Degrees
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University, 1998
  • B.S. Psychology, Southern Illinois University, 1995
 
Licensing, Certifications, and Memberships
  • IL Registered Body Art Establishment License, 2018
  • Areola Re-pigmentation Therapist, International Academy of Permanent Makeup, Susan Church, 2018
  • Certified Pigment Lightening, Brightening, & Removal, International Academy of Permananent Makeup, Susan Church, 2018
  • Member of the League of Permanent Cosmetic Providers, 2017
  • Certified Permanent Dermal Artist, International Academy of Permanent Makeup, Susan Church, 2017
  • Usui Reiki, Level 1, Riv Dunn, Reiki Master, 2017
  • Certified Total Body Stretch, MEU, 2017
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, Body Therapy Center, 2016
  • Certified Myofascial Release, Body Therapy Center, 2016
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, 2015
  • Thesis Publication, Ethical Behaviors of Psychologists, Journal of Clinical Psychology, March 2001
  • Member Psi Chi Honor Society, 1996
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
License, Memberships, and Certifications
  • American Massage Therapy Association, Professional Member, 2018
  • Illinois Massage License, 2018
  • Certification in Massage Therapy, Florida Career College, 2005
 
Continuing Education
  • Thai Yoga Massage, 21 hours, 10/16/2018
  • Ethics for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 9/17/2018
  • Flexibility Training I with Active Isolated Stretching, Introductory Level, 14 hours, 7/19/2009
  • Medical errors update for the massage therapist, 2 hours, 8/29/2007
  • 12 Hour & HIV/AIDS CE Course for Massage Therapist, 14 hours, 8/31/2009
  • Medical Errors, 2 hours, 7/25/2007
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Common Sports & Overuse injuries, 4 hours, 8/29/2007
  • HIV/AIDS update for Massage therapist, 2 hours, 8/29/2007
  • HIV/AIDS, 1 hour, 7/25/2007
  • Florida Board of Massage Laws & Rules, 2 hours, 8/29/2007
  • Ethics and Professional responsibility, 3 hours, 8/29/2007
  • Principles of Orthopedic Massage and their application to ankle sprains, 2 hours, 8/29/2007
  • History of Massage Therapy, 2 hours, 8/29/2007
  • Risk management for massage therapy: Understanding the health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPPA), 3 hours 8/29/2007
  • Hepatitis B&C, 2 hours, 8/29/2007
 
 
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.
 
License and Certifications
  • Licensed esthetician in MO and IL license pending
  • Certified in microneedling
  • Certified in dermaplaning
  • Cosmedix Skin Care Line
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Customized facials
  • Advanced chemical peels
  • Facial waxing
  • Epionce, SkinCeuticals, Dermalogica, Rxsystems and glo product knowledge
  • Brow and lash tinting
  • Body scrubs and back facials
  • Nuface microcurrent
 
 
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
 
 
Shary Tomei
LMT
 
I feel very blessed to have found path in life as a massage therapist. I graduated from the Body Therapy Center and School of Massage in 2017 and it is my privilege to be working at Michelle's with such an amazing team. As a massage therapist, I feel it is my passion to relieve clients of problem areas or just the everyday stress of our busy lives. I specialize in deep tissue, Swedish, therapeutic, cupping, aromatherapy, and hot stone massage. Your massage is all about YOU! My massages are tailored to each client’s specific needs to ensure a relaxing and beneficial experience. It is rewarding knowing that I can help others to feel overall wellness and achieve relief from pain and tension. I can’t wait to meet you! Shary has hours at our Maryville and O'Fallon locations.
 
Licenses and Certifications
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2017
  • Massage Therapy Certification, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2017
 
Continuing Education
  • Therapeutic Cupping, Elizabeth Gonzalez, 2019
 
 
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.
 
Degrees
  • Graduate Credits Early Childhood Education, Hamline University, 1992
  • Master's Equivalency Special Education, Temple University, 1980
  • B.S. in Elementary & Special Education, Kutztown University, 1975
 
Licensing, Certification, and Memberships
  • Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED, Contemporary Life Saving Training, 2018
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, 2017
  • Certified Reflexologist, International Institute of Reflexology, 2011
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, Level 1 Stretch to Win Institute, 2014
  • Certified Neuromuscular Therapist (CNMT), Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2005
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, since 2005
 
Continuing Education
  • Qigong Certification, Jeff Primack, Supreme Science Qigong Center, 2018
  • Mastering 16 Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient People, Institute for Brain Potential, 2018
  • Level 1 CKTT program in Kinesio Taping Method, Matthew Villegas, 2018
  • Healing Moves to Cultivate Loving Attention, ABMP, 2018
  • Ethics for the Real World, ABMP, 2016
  • Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Arm, Wrist, Shoulder, TMJ, Til Luchau, 2015
  • Lymphedema Management, Academy of Lymphatic Studies, 2015
  • Prenatal Massage, The Benjamin Institute of Advanced Studies, 2015
  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology, Level 3, International Institute of Reflexology, 2014
  • Usui Reiki Level 1, Jose Alberto, Reiki Master, 2012
  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology, Level 2, International Institute of Reflexology, 2011
  • The Art of Foot Reading, The International Institute of Reflexology, 2011
  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology, Level 1, International Institute of Reflexology, 2011
  • Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education Muscle Energy Therapy and Positional Release, Cross Country Education, 2009
  • PUSH (Power Under Soft Hands): The Upper Body, 2009
  • Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Deepfeet 3, Anterior/Side-lying, 2008
  • Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Barefoot Basics, 2008
  • Introduction to Facilitated Stretching, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2007
  • Myofascial Release 1, John Barnes, 2007
  • Geriatric Massage Techniques, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2006
  • Spa Massage Therapy,Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2006
  • Visceral Massage Therapy, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, 2005
  • Internship with Pike's Peak Hospice, Aromatherapy Foot Massage, 2005
 
 
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
  • Plantar Fasciitis Relief, The Body Therapy Center, Holly Pinto, 2018
  • 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
 
 
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
 
 
Joyce Reed
LMT
 
Hi, I’m Joyce. I’ve been a licensed massage therapist going on 8 years now. Prior to becoming licensed, I professionally painted for 17 years (residential and commercial), while also working as a waitress. I’m a mother who spends my free time gardening and playing by the river with my kids and dogs. My favorite part of practicing massage is forming a bond and earning trust with each individual that crosses my path. I enjoy communicating about what each individual wants and needs so he/she may continue to enjoy more mobility and peace by relaxing the mind and body. Modalities that may be used (or not) could include hot stones, aromas, deep tissue, trigger point, spot work, Swedish, scrubs and additional heat therapies. Have a great day and treat yourself to some YOU time! Joyce is available Friday-Monday at our Maryville, IL location.
 
 
Shelley Gavin
LMT, BCTMB
 
I am Shelley Gavin and I have been a Licensed, Board Certified Massage Therapist since 2006. I am available at both locations. 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!
 
Certifications and Memberships
  • Certified Fasciashi Barefoot Massage Therapist, Sole Shine, 2018
  • Board Certified Massage Therapist, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 2006
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, 2006
  • American Massage Therapy Association, Professional Member, 2005
  • Massage Therapy Certification Completed, Midwest Institute for Massage, 2006
 
Continuing Education
  • Pado Pure Wave Massager, Elements of Wellness School of Massage, 2018
  • FashiAshi Fundamentals, Solshine Barefoot Massage, 2017
  • Prenatal Massage, MEU, 2017
  • Total Body Stretch, MEU, 2017
  • Massage Cupping Therapy, Ace Massage Cupping, 2016
  • Integrating Anatomy and Treatment of Upper Body Frozen Shoulder, The Body Therapy Center, 2016
  • Clinical Assessment of Low back, Hips and Gluts, The Body Therapy Center, 2016
  • Professional Ethics for the Bodyworker, The Body Therapy Center, 2016
  • Introduction to Advanced Bodywork Techniques, The Body Therapy Center, 2016
 
 
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
 
 
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.
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
Amy Courtwright
LMT, BCTMB
 
Hi, I am a board certified, licensed massage therapist. I graduated from the Healing Arts Center in 2006. Since graduating, I have been massaging part-time and recently left my full-time corporate job to focus on massage therapy. While in the corporate world I saw how daily stress can take a toll on a person's mind and body and I strive to help clients find relief. I combine many modalities in each session. Client favorites include hot stones and Myofascial Release. Cupping Therapy and Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage will also be available soon!

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

O’Fallon: Sunday (9am to 9pm) and Monday (3pm to 9pm)

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

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Licensing, Certification, and Memberships
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, #227.008642
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Member since 2018
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), #518082-06
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy, The Healing Arts Center, 2006
 
Continued Education
  • FasciAshi Fundamentals, Center for Barefoot Massage, Available Late March
  • Therapeutic Cupping, Complementary Alternative Therapies, 2019
  • Headaches, Facial Pain & Massage, Institute for Integrated Healthcare Studies, 2019
  • MFR Core and Extremities, Elements of Wellness, 2018
  • Chronic Pain Management, Institute for Integrated Healthcare Studies, 2018
  • Low Back Pain, Institute for Integrated Healthcare Studies, 2018
  • 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
 
 
Summer Robinson
LMT
 
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
 
 
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
  • Mother and Baby, Advanced Prenatal Massage, The Body Therapy Center & School of Massage/Holly Pinto, LMT, BCTMB, 2018
  • A Guide to Ethics in Massage and Bodywork, ABMP, 2018
  • 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
 
 
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.
 
 
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
 
 
Liz Johnston
LC, LE
 
My passion is skin care and helping others feel better about themselves. I offer a range of services from relaxing facials, advanced facials, and body treatments to facial and body waxing. I also offer eyebrow and eyelash tinting as well. I am always researching to find the newest products and techniques to add to my current services. I love feeling relaxed and pampered and do my best to have you feeling that way as well.

At this time I am only taking referrals and do not offer online booking. If you have been referred to me feel free to reach out to me at 618-789-7909. You may also feel free to see some of my work as well as skin care tips/tricks, and information on my social media: Instagram: @skinybyliz618 website or on Facebook.
 
Licensing, Certifications, and Memberships
  • Associated Skin Care Professional Membership, since 2015
  • PCA Skin Certified, 2014
  • Illinois Licensed Esthetician, 2013
  • Esthetics Certification, National Academy of Beauty Arts, 2013
  • Illinois Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, 2005
  • Illinois Licensed Cosmotologist, 2005
  • Cosmetology and Instructor Certification, New Image Technical Center, 2005
 
Continuing Education
  • State Beauty Discover Show, General trade show, 2018
  • Hair, Skin, and Nails, Dianne Costner, 2018
  • Teaching Methodology, Dianne Costner, 2018
  • Waxing Like a Pro Course, The Peach Bar, 2018
  • Glo Skin Beauty, 2015
 
 
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
 
 
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.
 
Licensing Certification and Memberships
  • The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage/Southwestern Illinois College , Massage Therapy Certification, 2018
  • American Massage Therapy Association, 2018
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist, 2018
  • Fire Fighter I/II, Southwestern Illinois College, 2017
  • CPR, 2014, Instructor 2016
  • International Trauma Life Support, Memorial Hospital, 2016
  • Licensed EMT-B National, Illinois, & Missouri, 2014
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification, Southwestern Illinois College 2014
 
 
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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