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 clients 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. For more information or to sign up, click "more," and "continuing education."
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.
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.
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.
Caitlin J. Bratcher LMT
I am a 2014 Graduate of the Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri. I am passionate about wellness education and awareness. I love giving my clients the opportunity to relax and heal through massage. I have studied Myofascial Release, Thai Yoga Massage, Singing Bowl Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy. My massages consist of a combination of Swedish, Myofascial, guided stretching and lighter Deep Touch. I look forward to adding more modalities to my practice as time goes on.
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 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.
Peace, release and tenderness are the soft edges of yoga, meditation and sound that I enjoy exploring. I began practicing yoga as a teenager and I have been a student ever since, for over thirty years. The practice of yoga, mantra, meditation and sound guides me to my breath to find the peace and softness within as I manage experiences of trauma, PTS, anxiety, depression and chronic illness.
I completed my yoga teacher training in December of 2016 at Studio Gaia. During the yoga teacher training in 2016, I furthered my personal studies on a trauma informed and a trauma sensitive approach through the trauma justice center. I then went on to complete Yoga For All yoga teacher training with Dianne Bondy and Amber Kearnes, graduating in July 2017. I incorporate a trauma informed and yoga for all approach into my sharing of yoga ,meditation, mantra and sound. I have been exploring mantra, meditation and sound for well over seven years as a self guided study as well as being mentored from practitioners in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Combining that knowledge with gentle, yoga movements and sound create those soft moments of self exploration to discover the edges of peace, release and tenderness within.
Hi, my name is Vesela, translates from Bulgarian as Joyful :) I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, graduated in 2016 from The Healing Arts Center in St Louis. Since then I have been taking many exciting classes to enhance my practice, including Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage which made all the difference in delivering transformational massage sessions each time. Recently I started exploring Ashiatsu barefoot massage, which my clients believe to be the Masterpiece Massage :). My other passion in life is Kundalini Yoga. I am Certified Level One Instructor since 2018. I studied in Kansas City Kundalini Yoga Center with my beloved teachers Sat Inder and Karta Purkh. My excitement about passing on these sacred teachings has been rising up each moment. My belief is that this is the most direct path to awaken to your consciousness, dismantle old habits, attachments, conditionings and belief systems that don't serve your wellbeing, to heal past traumas, transcend buried emotional wounds, to awaken your hidden talents and potentials, to open the flow of self healing, creativity, intuition, abundance and prosperity. Vesela is availabe Monday evenings in Maryville for Kundalini Yoga. Please use the link to book a space in her class.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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 (9am to 9pm)
Maryville: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (9am to 9pm)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bio coming soon...Gina is available alternate Sundays in O'Fallon from 9-3. She specializes in deep tissue.
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