Our massage therapists are professionals and licensed by the Department of Health in Florida.
Michelle is a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist and graduate of Alpha School of Massage. She has experience with various types of massage: Medical Massage, Oncology Massage, Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Barefoot Massage. She is also trained in Reflexology.
Medical Massage Therapists (MMT) work towards resolving specific conditions that a physician has diagnosed in a patient. MMT’s use a broader set of modalities, such as Trigger Point Therapy or Myofascial Release, to offer a results-oriented therapy to areas of the patient’s body suffering from injury or pain. Therapists work together with physicians and other health practitioners, to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the patient.
Michelle recently received certification for Oncology Massage – Medical Massage for the Oncology Patient. This specialized massage offers many benefits to Oncology patients currently undergoing therapy or have received oncology treatment in the past. It is a blend of Swedish massage and lymphatic draining. Michelle has a background in Personal Training, allowing her to provide remedial exercises for injury and rehabilitation purposes. She is experienced in treating and rehabilitating patients using myofascial release concepts. She is constantly learning the latest in massage techniques to assist in helping conditions that traditional medicine cannot resolve alone.
Michelle has joined our office and is available for massage on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 1pm to 7pm. She specializes in Medical Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Oncology Massage, and Reflexology. She provides remedial exercises for injury and rehabilitation purposes.
Michelle M, LMT, MMT
Jaime V, LMT, CNMT, RYT200
Jaime is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Yoga Instructor. She graduated in 2001 from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy under the direction of Kyle Wright. She was on faculty as a massage instructor at Heritage College of Jacksonville. Jaime received her certification in Neuromuscular Therapy (CNMT) in 2001. She pursued yoga certification in 2010 and taught at Big Fish Yoga in Jacksonville Beach. She also taught Mindful Motion Yoga classes. Jaime graduated from Jacksonville University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance degree.
Neuromuscular Therapy aids in the treatment of soft tissue damage, musculoskeletal dysfunction, and postural distortions through the treatment of trigger points and pain referral patterns. Muscle Energy Technique works to mobilize restricted myofascial tissue and joints. It is great for muscle injury rehab and can also be used as a preventative therapy.
After owning her own business for over 8yrs, Jaime decided to focus her time on raising her two young boys. She joins our office on Saturday’s, which allows her to continue to utilize her amazing massage skills while being able to focus full-time on raising her family.
Jaime is available for massage on Saturday’s from 11am to 4pm. She specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle energy techniques (MET), Pre-Natal, Hot Stone, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, educating clients on selfcare techniques.
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Christine Yastrzemski is the Owner of A Way of Life Acupuncture, PLLC. She is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncture Physician by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated in 2006 from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft Lauderdale, Florida after completing a 4-yr training program (with over 3,500 hours) to receive her Master degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Bachelor of Health Sciences. She is licensed in the State of Florida by the Department of Health, License number AP2255. Prior to returning to school for acupuncture, Christine received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Christine has extensive training in acupuncture, Eastern and Western herbs, tai chi / chi kung, aromatherapy, cupping, moxabustion, tui na, nutritional counseling, meditation / relaxation techniques and other modalities. She is highly trained in the latest methods out of China, as well as various ancient methods, integrating both into her practice. She has experience and training in various styles of acupuncture and specializes in sports injuries and cancer therapy. She has extensive training in acute/chronic pain, sports injuries, pain management and side effects of cancer treatments. She is the only licensed acupuncturist in the area who is certified by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to perform acupuncture on patients undergoing cancer treatment. Each treatment utilizes the various styles, giving the patient a personalized, tailored and effective treatment that works best for them.
She has worked with every type of patient/clients from athletes to the stay-at-home mothers, all who received relief from the benefits of acupuncture, and her personalized treatments. She is passionate about alternative medicine and hopes to encourage others to try alternative medicine and incorporating a more natural approach into their normal healthcare routine.
Christine is a Board Certified Diplomate with the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and a Licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida. She has been certified by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for Acupuncture for Cancer Patients and Advanced Acupuncture for Cancer Patients.
She is an active member at Celebration Church here in Jacksonville, Florida and a member of the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA).
For over 10 yrs, Christine taught a weekly "Tai Chi for Movement Disorders" class at UF Health Jacksonville for the Neuroscience Department. She recently found another instructor to take over the class so she can continue to focus on her practice. The class is held every Wednesday from 10am to 11am and is free to attendees.