Licensed Massage Therapist
Michelle moved to San Diego from Oregon in 2009 to attend Bellus Academy, graduating at the top of her class in 2011. She is board certified by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and obtained an International Diploma of Massage Therapy through ITEC. She holds over 1300 hours of training and is fully certified in every modality of massage that she practices including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports Massage, Lymph Drainage, Reflexology, Prenatal, and several others.
Her unique style integrates training in Western and Eastern modalities, fusing powerful deep tissue with calming Swedish flow. She combines techniques from different modalities based on each client’s needs. Ms. Thompson believes in the body’s innate capability to heal itself and using an intuitive approach she creates the ideal environment for the body to unwind. With compassion and careful listening, she creates a personal care plan for each patient to meet their specific goals.
Massage can be an effective way to treat chronic pain, injury, stress, anxiety, depression, sluggish circulation, lymph drainage and much more. Michelle believes in incorporating massage therapy into any health and wellness plan can lead to greater overall success. Her focused muscle manipulation in conjunction with targeted acupuncture treatments can lead to faster, more dramatic and longer lasting results.
Pairing with cosmetic acupuncture, Ms. Thompson also uses facial massage and knowledge of high-quality facial products to boost collagen levels, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and bring your skin to a new level of health and beauty.