Michelle Chartier LMT
NY State Licensed Massage Therapist
Member: AMTA

If you’re suffering from headaches, stress and back pain, Bodyworks by Michelle can help!

Bodyworks by Michelle is owned and operated by Michelle Chartier, who is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist Practitioner and an active member of The American Massage Therapy Association since 2006.

Michelle specializes in deep tissue and has completed continuing education courses in myofascial release, deep tissue release, deep tissue repetitive strain injury and positional release.

Michelle caters to a wide variety of professionals in many different careers because massage therapy can help you with issues you face every day.

Whether you need to decrease stress in the workplace, or increase athletic performance, Bodyworks by Michelle can help.

Massage increases circulation while reducing stress, which boosts the immune system and can help improve overall health.

Massage TherapyWho can benefit from a massage?

  • Athletes as well as children who play sports
  • Office workers
  • Laborers
  • Senior citizens
  • Commuters
  • Chefs and kitchen personnel
  • Hair dressers
  • Landscapers
  • Auto mechanics

A deep tissue massage is beneficial to provide circulation to the underlying muscle tissue and is most effective for chronic pain sufferers, athletes, and manual laborers. Therapeutic massage uses various techniques to allow manipulation of the deeper layers of tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments.

How often you come in for a massage will vary individually. When working to resolve a specific injury, weekly or bi-monthly is strongly suggested until the goal is achieved. Then monthly maintenance is an option. Some clients will prefer to come in more often on weekly or bi-monthly schedule to avoid injury.

Massage therapy has been shown to help with a variety of medical conditions and specific injuries such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Eases arthritis pain
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Migraines/headaches
  • Eases arthritis pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Upper/lower back pain
  • Muscle tension/spasms
  • Stress
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Insomnia
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Post surgery pain

Below are a few examples of types of occupations that will benefit the most from Massage Therapy:

Office Personnel, Receptionists, Computer Work.
Sitting at a desk for long periods of time on the computer is very stressful on the mind and body. You may tend to suffer from headaches, neck and low back pain, and wrist pain that can lead to carpal tunnel. Massage Therapy will help ease the pain, so that you can work pain-free.

Commonly have low back pain due to sitting in a small area for periods of time reaching for tools. Massage Therapy will alleviate that pain.

Construction Workers
Repetitive strain on muscles due to constantly changing work, such as; climbing, bending, standing, and lifting heavy objects and tools. Massage Therapy will keep you refreshed and ready to get back to work, feeling better than you did before.

Surgery can be very taxing on neck, arm and low back muscles due to holding a position for extended periods of time. Massage Therapy will alleviate your pain, so that you can feel better every day.

Senior Citizens
Helps alleviate pain associated with arthritis.

Contact Us:

Bodyworks By Michelle
Central Valley NY, 10917
Phone: (845) 774-6829


Services By Appointment Only