'Touching hands are not like pharmaceuticals or scalpels, they are like flashlights in a dark room.' -Deane Juhan
Michelle received her first bodywork sessions from a young age and ever since has held a deep respect for the holistic healing that therapeutic massage and energy work can facilitate. Michelle received her 700 hour massage therapy training nestled among the unique beauty of the red rocks at the Sedona School of Massage in Arizona. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist by the Arizona and California State Boards of Massage Therapy. Michelle specializes in Deep Tissue, Myofascial Techniques, Neuromuscular Trigger Point and Swedish massage with influences from Shiatsu, Craniosacral and Polarity therapies. Drawing from these modalities, her sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each client.
Michelle is also a certified yoga instructor, practicing yoga consistently since 2005 while living in bustling Saigon, Vietnam. She received her teaching certification in 2008 at It's Yoga in San Francisco with Larry Schultz, a charismatic, inspiring and thoughtful practitioner of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Since 2008, she has been teaching yoga in Asia which has included regular group, private and corporate classes, organizing retreats and special events, hosting international instructors and working with resorts in the region.
Relocating to Huntington Beach at the start of 2015 after a decade living outside of the US has been refreshing and surprisingly exotic for this California native. What better place to land and root down a new home base! Michelle is enjoying getting to know the community, smelling the sea air, getting sand in between her toes and mud under her boots as often as possible.
Massage Therapy Deep Tissue Massage Connective Tissue Massage Swedish Massage Neuro-Muscular Therapy Trigger Point Therapy Sports Massage Reflexology Polarity Therapy Shiatsu Craniosacral Therapy Yoga
Michelle Lloyd Lloyd
Huntington Beach, CA