Michele is an experienced practitioner with a genuine passion for therapeutic massage. Her specialties include: Myofascial Release Therapy, sports massage, injury prevention/recovery, Structural Integration, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and Tulen bio-energy. Michele is a graduate of Reed College with a B.A. in Biology. She studied massage at East West College in 1999 and has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 14 years. She has worked with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Acupuncturists to achieve optimal outcomes for patients.
She managed an award-winning spa and practiced massage on Cape Cod for six years, before returning to Portland.
Michele is a black belt in martial arts and practices both the physical and healing aspects of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen. She is a certified practitioner of Tulen bio-energy, a powerful healing technique. When she is not researching new aspects of massage or bodywork, Michele enjoys being in nature, gardening, carpentry and martial arts.
“Massage is a gift of space in a world crowded with distractions and responsibilities, for a body contracted with tension, stress or pain. It is a moment suspended in time to connect with ourselves and bring our parts back together and rediscover the relationships that make us whole. Sometimes it is the relationship of elbow to wrist, sometimes the relationship of heart to hand. Often it is both.”