Michelle's Massage Therapy
Michelle Kingston, MA, LPC, LMT

About

Michelle started practicing massage after completing basic massage courses from Ivy Tech State College of Indiana in 2000.  She started her part-time business travelling to friends homes while attending Indiana State University.  In 2002 after discovering massage was her passion, she decided to go back to Ivy Tech to finish an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Asssisting with a Massage Therapy Specialization.  She completed the degree program and graduated in 2004.  After starting a family, she decided online school would be best to complete an undergraduate degree, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology through Ashford University in 2007.  She recently finished a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling through Lindenwood University.  She is currently exploring career options in mental health as well as studying additional training in DBT and trauma-informed therapy, but will continue to offer massage therapy due to it's many benefits. 

Her specialties include deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, Swedish, ashiatsu, hot stone, aromatherapy, and reflexology.  She combines techniques and customizes each session according to client needs and preferences.  

In her personal life she enjoys spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities, concerts, and travelling.

 

Degrees

  • M.A. in Professional Counseling, Lindenwood University, 2021
  • B.A. in Psychology, Ashford University, 2007
  • A.A.S. in Medical Assisting, Ivy Tech State College of Indiana, 2004

 

Licensing, Certifications, and Memberships

  • Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #178018189, 2022
  • Missouri Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) #2021039571, 2021
  • CPR/BLS, American Heart Association Provider--Katie Thornton, EMT, LMT, 2019 (renewed)
  • Certified Deepfeet Instructor, Ashiatsu Institute, LLC/Deepfeet, 2019-2021
  • American Counseling Association (ACA), 2019
  • Advanced Certification in Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy®, 2012
  • Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, The Body Therapy Center School of Massage & Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC), 2011
  • Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) #227006516, 2005
  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), 2002

 

Continuing Education

  • Self-Evaluation for an Ethical Practice, AMTA, 2021
  • Deepfeet Sarga Silks, Nancy DeLong, 2019
  • Ashi-Thai, Pilar Hook & Natalie Petersen, Deepfeet Bar Therapy, 2018
  • Usui Reiki Level 2, Samantha Grodecki, Reiki Master, 2018
  • Usui Reiki Level 1, Samantha Grodecki, Reiki Master, 2018
  • Plantar Fascitis, The Body Therapy Center/Holly Pinto, LMT, NCTMB, 2018
  • Pharmacy in Your Kitchen, Angelo Pezzote, PharmD, MA, 2018
  • Massage Therapy for Depressed Clients, AMTA, 2018
  • Hot Towel Facial Massage, Castine Consulting, LLC, 2018
  • Ethics and Smart Business Policies, Castine Consulting, 2018
  • Trigger Point Massage Therapy, Castine Consulting, LLC, 2016
  • Avoiding Burnout for Massage Therapists, AMTA, 2016
  • Receptor Techniques for Painful Necks, AMTA, 2016
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, A Proactive, Non-Surgical Approach, AMTA, 2016
  • Advanced Massage Techniques (carpal tunnel, whiplash, et.al), Instructor: Tammy Alumbaugh, LMT, NCTMB, 2015
  • Massage and Medications—When is Therapy Dangerous?, AMTA, 2013
  • Deep Feet Two--Advanced Ashiatsu, Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy, 2012
  • Anterior & Side-Lying Ashiatsu, Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy, 2012
  • Barefoot Basics, Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy, 2012
  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology—Phase 2, International Institute of Reflexology, 2012
  • Clinical Aromatherapy—Level 1, Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, 2012
  • The Ingham Method of Reflexology—Phase 1, International Institute of Reflexology, 2011
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Upper Extremity, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2011
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Lower Extremity, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2011
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Cervical Spine and Cranium, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2011
  • NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT) for the Torso and Pelvis, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2011
  • Salt Scrubs and Mud Wraps Blue Moon Body Treatments, Castine Consulting, LLC, 2011
  • Neuromuscular Therapy for the Introduction to NMT, The Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, 2010
  • A Holistic Model for Ethical Practice, AMTA, 2010
  • Creating Healthy Boundaries, AMTA, 2010
  • Cancer and Massage Therapy Parts 1 & 2, AMTA, 2010
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009 (refreshment)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009 (refreshment)
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009
  • Introductory Chemistry, Southwestern Illinois College, 2009
  • Sports Massage I, The Healing Arts Center, 2008
  • Greenstone Massage, The Healing Arts Center, 2008
  • CPR & Universal Precautions, The Healing Arts Center, 2008
  • From the Client’s Perspective: Marketing, Policies, and Ethics of Your Practice, AMTA, 2008
  • An Evidenced-Based Guide to Treatment of Fibromyalgia for Massage Therapists, AMTA, 2007