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Michelle Smith
Registered Massage Therapy

Welcome to my massage therapy practice.

As a dedicated kinesiologist and registered massage therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience, I specialize in human movement, injury recovery and persistent pain management. 

Treatment Modalities

I believe in a collaborative approach with my clients to provide the best treatment outcome. I also believe in participating in ongoing, research based continuing education to develop my skills as a practitioner. When working with you to meet your treatment goals, I may recommend we use one (or more) of the following treatment modalities that I am certified in:

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Therapeutic Massage

Massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the
treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints
by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or
relieve pain. Massage therapists may also teach, manage, and conduct research in
the science, techniques, and practice of massage therapy.

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Fire Glass Cupping

A form of soft tissue therapy cupping in which the practitioner lights a flame inside a glass cup to depressurize it. Once extinguished, the cup is placed on the client's body to help encourage blood flow and enhance circulation.

02

Graston Technique® (GT) Therapy is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) that allows for precise detection and treatment of fascial restrictions as well as muscle and tendon dysfunction. Following the kinetic chain, GT Therapy Providers can target and specifically treat affected tissues often resolving issues once thought to be permanent utilizing specifically designed instruments.

05

Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue therapy that encourages healing by using plastic or silicone cups to create suction on the skin.The suction pulls up underlying tissues, blood, and other fluids close to the skin's surface.

03

RAPID NeuroFascial Reset 

RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, is a neurologically based,  active, therapeutic technique that addresses the central nervous systems role in alleviating tension and restrictions within the body. RAPID is an evidence based manual therapy technique that can be used by all health care professionals to quickly and effectively eliminate pain in their patients.

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Lensen™ Technique

The Lensen™ Technique combines elements of osteopathy with massage therapy. The goal of Lensen™ is to assist in restoring the body’s natural range of motion and improve the quality of life and overall sense of well-being of clients. It provides the massage therapist with the knowledge required to skillfully assess and correct body dysfunction and is adaptable to meet the client’s needs and conditions.