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Massage Therapist
Health & Wellness Coach

Michelle D. Talbot-Bey, BCTMB

Ayurvedic, CAM Practitoner, Pleasures II Wellness Natural Health Center

www.pleasures2wellness.com

Woodbridge, VA 22192

ABOUT Michelle

Michelle recognizes the negative effects that stress can have on the body and our daily lives. In 1990 she was diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome & ulnar nerve entrapment.

After thirteen years of consistant doctor visits, Michelle was left with a list of diagnosises which also included; cervical spondylosis, degenerative joint disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, chronic pain syndrome, insomnia and depression.
Her treatments included a list of allopathic medications, gadets and multiple surgeries.

After becoming exhausted with the treatments, painful test, invasive procedures and a decline in her health, she later chose the path of alternative medicine and holistic healing.

Michelle began illiminating stress whenever possible to allow the body the ability to heal itself naturally! With that, there was remarkable improvement in her overall mental and physical health. Yoga became a daily practice.

In 2005, Michelle was 'Divinely Guided to study Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. It is there that she was introduced to the ancient medical system of Ayurveda.

With a return to her more natural state of bliss, she was able to discontinue her regular 6 week appointments with her neurologist and rhuematologist. One of physicians became her patient and began referring his patients to her. As a resulf of that physicians' referral, Michelle is a Primary Care Provider for Workers' Compensation in the DMV metropolitan area.

Pleasures II Wellness Natural Health Center is based on the ancient teachings and practices of Ayurveda. Said to be the oringinal mind/body medicine, Ayur=life and veda=knowledge, Ayurveda is a compound Sanskrit word which commonly translates to "the science of (long) life. Yoga= to unite (mind/body & breath), is the sister science to Ayurveda.

Michelle specializies in Personalized and Functional Medicine which includes Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment. We offer therapeutic massage, mind/bodywork therapies, in depth consultations and natural pharmaceutical approaches and recommendations for Holistic healthcare, prevention, maintenance, and relief from chronic diseases.   

Our missions is to assist in unlocking the body's dynamic ability to-heal itself, using holistic therapies performed in a relaxing environment.

Her professional experience include:
Integrative Ayurveda for Health Professionals
Ayurvedic Mind/Body Analysis & Consutlation
(including pulse diagnosis)
Nutritional Counceling
Personalized Lifestyle Recommendations
Holistic Therapies

Education
Board Certified NBTMB, LMT
Shirodhara Therapy
Arthritic Conditions & Massage
Thai Yoga Massage
Medical Massage
Yoga Fitness Instructor
Physcial therapy aide/Chiropractor assistant
Exercise Prescription
Medical Massage Cupping/Vacuum Therapies
Oncology Massage
Wellness Counseling ... show less.

Rates

$85-$100

Experience

10-15 Years

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Paypal
  • Credit/debit Cards
  • I am interested in working with people who have the following conditions:

    I am certified in: Alzheimer's Disease • Arthritis • Breast Cancer • Cancer - General • Diabetes • Fibromyalgia • Heart Disease • Mental Disorders • Multiple Sclerosis • Parkinson's • Respiratory Disease • Stroke • Women's Health

    Education

    UMD School of Integrative Medicine -- Integrative Ayurveda for Health Professionals

    Heritage Institute -- Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

    AFPA -- Yoga Fitness Instruction

    AFPA -- Aquatics for Rehabilitation and Fitness

    Industry Certifications

    State License -- Virginia

    NCTMB

    National Certification Board NCBTMB -- Board Certification

    Continuing Education and Coursework

    Intitute for Natural Resources (INR) -- Better Brains/Better Bodies
    Inst. for Integrative Healthcare Studies -- Arthritic Conditions & Massage
    Inst. for Integrative Healthcare Studies -- Oncology Massage: Facts vs. Myth
    Boris Prilutsky -- Med./Ortho massage/PT aide/Chiro assist
    Medical & Sports Massage Home Study -- TMJ,Cellulite reduct., Chinese cupping
    AFPA -- Preventing Cancer through Nutrition
    Sacred Stone Cntr.for Hol. Ed.& Healing -- Shirodhara Therapy
    Instute of Somatic Therapy -- Thai Yoga Massage
    Advanced Continuing Education -- MediCupping Therapy
    Instute of Somatic Therapy -- Career Success and Ethics
    Inst. for Integrative Healthcare Studies -- Developing a Wellness Center
    AFPA -- Partnering with the Medical Community
    Allegra Learning Soultions -- Healing Elements of Meditation
    Inst. for Integrative Healthcare Studies -- Ethics: from the Dahli Lama
    Allegra Learning Solutions -- Meditation and Brain Health
    Inst. for Integrative HealthCare Studies -- Ethics: NCBTMB Standard V
    Allegra Learning Solutions -- Holistic and Integrative Health: An Intr

    Additional Certifications

    CPR/AED -- International CPR Institute

    First Aid -- International CPR Institute

    Liability Insurance -- American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

    Techniques and Specialities

    Massage Techniques Practiced

    • Cancer/Oncology Massage
    • Energy Work
    • Infant/Pediatric Massage
    • Myofascial release
    • Pregnancy Massage
    • Swedish Massage
    • CranioSacral(SM)
    • Geriatric Massage
    • Lymphatic Drainage
    • Neuromuscular
    • Reflexology
    • Thai Massage
    • Deep Tissue massage
    • Hot Stone Therapy
    • Movement Education
    • Orthopedic Massage
    • Sports Massage
    • Trigger Point therapy

    Health & Wellness Coaching Techniques

    • Nutritional counseling

    Insurance Types Accepted

    • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Healthways Wholehealth Network Affinity Discount Program