I focus on what you want from a session. To help you, I use a whole body approach in the search for solutions. Instead of looking at the "problem area" in isolation, I try to find connections and missing pieces in the puzzle.
"...Michelle focused on loosening the (mastectomy) scar tissue which she found to be extremely tight. It started to take my upper torso turn which was the cause of the pain in my hip and knee as well as the tightness under my left arm and upper back. After just one massage, I was much better..."
"I highly recommend Michelle not only for her skill as a massage therapist but also because she is such a caring, concerned individual that wants to promote healing, and strives to relieve pain and discomfort. And I have to add, she is always laughing, make me laugh, and uplifts my spirits."
-Erle Lynne J.
"...After years of seeking any and all help for my pain in my lower back and hips, it was resolved by Michelle's method by massaging scar tissue acured upon years of injuries..."
"After gall bladder surgery last Aug I went this week for my first session with Michelle and the results were amazing. Scar tissue heals slowly, but results were felt immediately. I recommend this therapy soon after surgery. It is amazing!! Thanks Michelle!"
"...best set of hands in the county!"
I had a double mastectomy 8/2016. Within a week I had a bleeder and had to have another surgery to repair it. The drain was left in for over 3 weeks. It was excruciating upon removal. I’m not a whiner, complainer and have a high tolerance for pain. This was not my first rodeo.Fast forward July 2019. A year and a half later, after the sixth surgery, staph infection, reconstruction gone wrong and life as I knew it is over. I’ve sold all my cattle (heartbreaking). I have 7 show horses standing around and even vacuuming the floor hurts. Brushing and saddling my horses is painful and hard. My scars are beet red and thickening and the swelling around my underarms has increased my shirt size x2 the last 3 years. Everything I do hurts. I woke up at night with a lot of pain and I’m not a drug person, so I cowgirl up, try all sorts of alternatives to the point of horse pain patches. The phantom pain some days has made me stay home for the last 3 years and I’ve become a recluse. But seriously, as I laid on my sister’s grave after cleaning it up this spring, I thought, I’m alive and hurting three years later and her breast cancer journey was over in less than 2. She left her 3 little kids. I got to raise mine and see my grandkids. I seriously wondered who was better off. It was a harsh reality. I was excited and surprised to see that Michelle does oncology massage. I found her ad in the paper. I live a few hours away, but SO WORTH the drive. I’ve had only two sessions so far. After the first session I could “breathe”. My posture was better. I felt different. Nerves started to awaken which was a mixed bag, but I know that they need to. Second session, I’ve kayaked for the first time in almost 20 years and I paddled 3 miles the second day. We’ve just started but I can hardly wait. Physically, my chest is not so lumpy and swollen and is flattening out. I haven’t realized how self-conscience I’ve become. Buying shirts the last couple of years has resulted in a couple major breakdowns and I’m not a crier. This is by far, the hardest thing I have ever been through. I can’t wait to continue our healing work together and be able to ride 3-4 horses a day again and get back to my life. Thanks Michelle – you’ve given me hope which I started to doubt after 3 years.