Are you ready to experience
The human body craves touch. Studies show your immune system is kicked into
high gear and your blood pressure drops during and after massage. It is called
"the healing touch" and is a necessary part of the healing process, as well as a
positive factor in maintaining wellness.
When you seek a massage therapist, you should look for someone whose training
and disposition lend themselves to your highest good.
My name is Michael Manion. I am a licensed massage therapist based in Mesa,
Arizona, and serving the entire Greater Phoenix area. I have been trained by the famed Swedish
Institute in New York City in several modalities of massage, including Swedish,
medical, sports, Shiatsu (the Japanese form of Chinese acupressure, done with
fingertips) and kinesiology. I have studied additional techniques and therapies
from the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ, which also
include therapeutic touch, aromatherapy, trigger point therapy, hot stone
therapy, traditional Thai massage and Thai foot massage.
My practice also encompasses chakra and aura balancing, deep tissue massage,
aqua massage, reflexology and Tui Na (a form of Chinese manipulative therapy). I
am a Reiki master and an ONA
Practitioner and Instructor. I do nutritional counseling and am knowledgeable in
I work with a variety of exercises for strength and relaxation. I also
include in many of my massage sessions stretching which is essential for
structural support. Although I ask you questions about your health, exercise and
the kind of food you eat, I will also do a physical assessment when we meet.
With all these types of massage to choose from, you can be confident that I
can put together a set of modalities that will give you exactly the kind of
massage you want. In fact, I encourage my clients to help design their own
massage based on their own wants and needs.
If you choose to use me as your massage therapist, you'll be in good hands!