Health & Wellness Coach
Michelle D. Talbot-Bey, BCTMB
Ayurvedic, CAM Practitoner, Pleasures II Wellness Natural Health Center
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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)
Personalized Lifestyle Recommendations
Board Certified NBTMB, LMT
Arthritic Conditions & Massage
Thai Yoga Massage
Yoga Fitness Instructor
Physcial therapy aide/Chiropractor assistant
Medical Massage Cupping/Vacuum Therapies
Wellness Counseling ... show less.
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
|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|
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
State License -- Virginia
National Certification Board NCBTMB -- Board Certification
Continuing Education and Coursework
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
- Geriatric Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage
- 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
13000 Harbor Drive Suite 100, Woodbridge, VA 22192