This practice is owner/operated by Michelle Reisinger, graduating as valedictorian of her class from The Florida Academy of Massage after completing 540 hours of training. Michelle has been licensed and Nationally Certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork(NCBTMB) since 1999. She did let this certification go in 2013.
In 2004, she received an additional 500 hours of clinical massage training focusing on orthopedic evaluation procedures to accurately determine the source of pain and/or dysfunction and advanced manual therapy techniques to treat the problem.
In May of 2005, she became the 63rd Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist (NCMMT) in the nation after meeting the requirements of experience, advanced education and the passing of a national certification test consisting of 150 questions.
Michelle utilizes different manual therapy techniques according to the findings of ongoing basic evaluations. If the treatment does not render a decrease in pain symptoms and an overall improvement in function, she will reevaluate and switch to another form of treatment.
Michelle loves her chosen career. She decided to enter the field of clinical massage therapy due to injuries she received and the chronic pain that resulted.
Over the years, she has striven to learn all she could to understand the physiology behind pain and the dysfunctional patterns chronic pain causes.
Armed with this understanding, she was able to apply the numerous manual therapy techniques she learned in more specific manners, thereby achieving the specific results required to achieve long lasting decrease in pain and increase in function.
Due to Michelle's own battle with chronic pain, she has an acute understanding of the emotional impact of chronic pain. She is better able to recognize the many ways chronic pain affects the emotional well being of a suffering person. She therefore is better able to treat each person with a higher level of understanding and compassion that many other massage therapist's are unable to comprehend. She is not only able to offer expertise in the management of chronic pain, but is also able to offer hope. She no longer suffers with chronic pain, and is able to share her own experiences as to how she overcame chronic pain.
Michelle does realize there are certain conditions that will not allow for a totally pain free life, but she is able to help the majority of people live a functional, relatively pain free life.