Michelle is a licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her Acupuncture certification is from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and her Massage Therapist certification is from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Michelle grew up in Hampden, Maine where she began to develop an increasing interest in health and medicine. Taking this interest to college, Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in a self-designed major focusing on Environmental Education and Western Herbalism. She continued to expand her scope of practice by receiving a 1000-hour certificate in Massage Therapy from Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT). Her focus there included Neuromuscular Therapy and Shiatsu. This interest in Shiatsu led Michelle to pursue her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Michelle received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. The comprehensive 4-year degree covered both Eastern and Western medical studies, Chinese Herbal studies, and extensive internships and clinical hours. Michelle achieved this degree in the accelerated 3-year program, during which she practiced in a wide variety of locations around Boulder, Colorado, including the Golden West Senior Center and the Boulder AIDS Clinic. She currently focuses on numerous specializations including Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Stress and Anxiety Therapy, and Women’s Health and Fertility.
In her practice at CBW, Michelle integrates acupuncture and bodywork to create custom healing sessions. She designs each treatment to address the unique health goals and needs of every client, and strives to help return each patient to a state of balance and harmony.
Michelle lives in Nederland, CO with her husband, son and two dogs. In her free time, she loves exploring the mountains, swimming, reading, crafting, and hanging out with friends and family.