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License

  • Massage, VA #0019007756
  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, # 553558-08
  • ABMP, # 857892

Education

  • Centura College: Richmond

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Integrated Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Oncology Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Medical Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage

Spa

  • Other
  • Swedish, Thai, Indian Head

Michelle Isaacs

There is no reason a Deep Tissue session can't be relaxing, likewise a Swedish session can relieve some tension and pain- that is the art of an integrated massage, using any combination of techniques to achieve a positive outcome and provide a wonderful experience.

I became a Va Certified Massage Therapist in 2008 after completing an Associates program at Centura College, Richmond Va. 

My passion in massage has always been in the therapeutic aspect of the work and the human connection. Releasing a restriction and reducing someones physical pain is just as rewarding as spending an hour of comforting touch and allowing another human being to just breathe for a short while. I believe that all forms of massage are equally ...

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Where I Work

Massage MI Way  
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2380 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Map it

Licenses

Massage, VA # 0019007756
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, # 553558-08
ABMP, # 857892

 

Education

2008
Centura College: Richmond
Massage Therapy

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Deep Tissue
Contrary to popular belief, a Deep Tissue massage does not have to be painful to be effective, though it does tend to have a higher intensity than a Swedish. Deep Tissue focuses on a problem area to unravel the pattern of pain and dysfunction. A great option for frozen shoulder, chronic back pain, neck and shoulder discomfort from working too long at a desk, or other pain and mobility issues. Often confused with a hard pressure massage- there is a difference. Hard pressure can be done full body in a single session, true Deep Tissue focuses more time on a problem area. I can combine a focused area of Deep Tissue work with an Integrated full body session, or spend the whole time on your primary concern.
Sports Massage
Learned as part of my Associates Degree program, I provide Sport Massage for a variety of athletic needs. Each Sport places unique demands on the athlete, and you need a therapist that can adapt to those needs. From training, to event prep, post event recovery, injury recovery and general muscle health maintenance, I use a variety of skills and experience to help you reach your best.
Swedish
The relaxation staple of the massage world. Soothing, full body with a focus on achieving a deep state of bliss. Generally uses lighter pressure and longer strokes. I am a Specialist in Integrated Massage, so if you want some focus work or pain relief along with your all over 'ahhhh' experience simply ask and I will customize your session.
Thai Massage
Thai massage! I trained with a lifelong Thai practitioner in 2014 to add the wonderful benefits of Thai massage to my clients. In a Thai session the client remains clothed and usually rests on a floor mat, the practitioner follows a sequence of rhythmic compressions and stretching- lots of stretching- to both soothe the mind and stimulate the body. Wonderful idea for increasing flexibility if you have that one Yoga post that you can't quite settle into.
Integrated
I am a Specialist In Integrated Massage. This is the mix and match to meet your needs massage. Simply tell me before session what your concerns are, what type of massage you enjoy, your expectations for the experience and results and I will use any and all combinations of skill to achieve your desired outcome. Want some Deep Tissue on the shoulders, but Swedish on the legs with some Reflexology? Done. Cranio sacral and a back scrub? What ever combination works best for you.
Energy Work
Available upon request with any session or as a stand alone treatment. I am trained in Reiki lvl2 and Harmonic Resonance Therapy.
Lymphatic Drainage
Learned as part of my Associates Degree program, I have a basic level of training in Vodder Lymphatic Drainage. Excellent for reducing pain and swelling of sports injuries, post surgery (especially knees and cosmetic surgeries), and in the maintenance of Lymphedema. A gentle touch is used to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid in the body. May provide an immune boost by enhancing the filtration through lymph nodes which are high in white blood cells- your body's main defense fighters. A good choice for those with fibromyalgia or other pain sensitivity conditions that makes a harder touch uncomfortable.
Oncology Massage
There is an ever growing population of cancer survivors and those in active treatment in need of knowledgeable and compassionate touch. I took the Basic Oncology Massage class from lighthold.org, in partnership with S4OM.org (the Society for Oncology Massage) in early 2015 at Stafford Hospital.
Aromatherapy
Ah, essential oils! Wonderful additions to a massage or used on their own. Did you know that each essential oil has its own list of uses, and cautions? This is why you should see a trained aromatherapist for your essential oil needs. I have over 100 hours of training as a Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner in 2012. I can custom blend anything for you- either to use during your session to enhance the massage or for you to take and use at home as needed.

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(31 Reviews)

Gregg L.
Aug 2016
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Integrated Massage
5
Michelle is a fantastic practitioner of massage therapy. She takes the time to get to know you a bit to see if there are areas that need any additional attention. The integrated massage was expertly done and I cannot wait for the next session!
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Aug 2016
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Integrated Massage
4
She is a very good massage therapist.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
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Integrated Massage
5
What I liked most was the result. I had a knot in the right side of my lower back for the previous three weeks. I did not think a massage would help be it did. The knot is not completely gone but it has been significantly diminished and therefore less of a issue. Michelle's technique was impressive. I have only had one other massage in my life but I'd have to say that this one was most effective. I also enjoyed her pleasentness and her friendly explanations on what she was doing and how. Very pleased with my visit.
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5.0
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5.0
Defonda N.
May 2016
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Integrated Massage
5
Nothing to dislike about the service.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kathleen W.
Apr 2016
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Lymphatic Drainage
5
Everything was wonderful.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Feb 2016
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Integrated Massage
5
Very relaxing
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
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Special- 90min for $90 or Free Spa Service
4
The Indian head massage was out of this world.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Michelle was very good. I enjoyed her approach and skill
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Rebecca F.
Oct 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
everything was wonderful, have no bad residual soreness. Thanks
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5.0
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5.0
Patty T.
Oct 2015
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Integrated Massage
4
Michelle did a good job. My neck and shoulders were really tight and she was able to make a dent into that tension. Next time, I'll have to go longer or try some other techniques to help work out my tension issues.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Randy H.
Oct 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Noise from gym but not something you can fix.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
S(reporter) M.
Sep 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Skillfully tended to specific areas
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Mary K.
Sep 2015
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Pain Relief
5
Michelle is very knowledheable and listens to what her client is saying.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Peter J.
Sep 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
great
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5.0
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5.0
Bridget D.
Sep 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Michelle is always very accommodating and professional. I love that even though I have been to her before for massages, she still consults with me about any new issues I am having and how she can tailor my experience.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anne R.
Sep 2015
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Prepay for 4 sessions, save $20
5
Michelle Isaacs is very experienced and professional. I continue to take sessions with her since it has helped muscle and tissue issues that I continually have from my exercise routines. I recommend her highly!
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5.0
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5.0
Jill P.
Aug 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Best massage ever!
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5.0
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5.0
Kathy W.
Aug 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
The customization. Michelle listened and catered to my needs. Excellent!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
James C.
Aug 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Michelle is very skilled in massage therapy.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Linda V.
Aug 2015
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Sports Massage
5
She explains things in a way that her client can understand. Everything was great.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jim F.
Jul 2015
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Integrated Massage
4
See above.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Rob L.
Jun 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
What did you like or dislike?
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Zach D.
Jun 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
shoulders felt amazing aferwards
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Clintina H.
Jun 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
i liked the way she explained what was being done. I actually learned new information and I plan to follow up on some thing that she shared with me.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
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Integrated Massage
4
Professional and friendly. Easy to schedule.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Susan F.
Jun 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Michelle knows how to give a relaxing massage. A massage doesn't always have to get out the kinks.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Very professional
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Judith C.
May 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Absolutley, the best I've ever had..
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Christine V.
May 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Very warm, comfortable, and skilled
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Benjamin H.
Apr 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
I liked everything!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Dion F.
Apr 2015
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Integrated Massage
5
Michelle is very good.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0