Bachelors of Science in Theatre Arts/Movement Studies
State of MD Licensed Massage Therapist
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
Michelle Bar-av received her Bachelor’s Degree at Towson University in Theatre Arts with a focus in Movement Studies.She continued her education at Baltimore School of Massage where she graduated with a Professional Certification in Comprehensive Massage Therapy for a Clinical or Medical Setting in 2002.
Michelle was an instructor of Therapeutic Massage, and Anatomy and Physiology at Baltimore School of Massage.She has been practicing the art and technique of therapeutic massage for over a decade and has close to 10,000 hours of experience.Michelle has worked in some of the top spas in Maryland including FX Studios, Studio 921, The Still Point, and currently has a successful Mobile Massage practice where she brings her skills to her client’s homes and corporate events.This past year, Michelle decided to go into business for herself and started her Massage Therapy company Serenity Now! Massage.
Michelle has further developed her massage expertise over the years by becoming certified in a handful of modalities including Prenatal Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Usui Reiki.She has combined her experience of movement studies into her massage technique and is able to create for her clients a space that allows for heightened awareness as well deep relaxation that comes from the release of muscular adhesions.Each therapeutic session is customized based on each of her client’s needs.Michelle has worked with all facets of the population including children through the elderly.Over the years Michelle has seen the toll that stress inflicts on the body from postural misalignment and patterns of movement.She has also seen massage tobe a powerful healing tool that reduces and even eliminates the symptoms from these factors.