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Meet the Therapists
Michelle Dragon, LMT, RMT
Michelle received her National Certification in Bodywork and Massage Therapy in 2002 from East Wind School of Holistic Healing in Iowa City, Iowa. She specializes in deep-tissue, neuromuscular therapy, Trigger Point, and Myofascial Release. In addition Michelle is a Reiki Master and former licensed practitioner and owner of Radiant Heart Healing in Cedar Rapids Iowa.
Here at Body In Balance Wellness Center she works closely with Drs. Hahn in offering modalities that work together to help the body heal naturally. She focuses on softening the muscles and their attaching tendons and muscles, which allows them to better conform to the new alignment. By using integrated therapeutic bodywork she allows the systems to naturally adjust to a new equilibrium and state of balance. She enjoys being able to support each client on their journey to health and wellness.
Paula Saarinen, LMT
Paula is a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist, RYT-200, and Reiki Master. She combines her experience in injury rehabilitation, trigger point, and deep tissue with an intention to relax and re-educate the mind-body connection. Alongside her body/energy work, Paula uses Solfeggio Body Tuning Forks to cultivate relaxation, mental clarity, and union within the body.
She approaches each client with open ears and an open heart. Paula strives to educate her clients through yoga principles, body rolling homework, and mindful meditation practices. She genuinely values the power of being an authentic provider in order to build relationships on trust and empowerment. Her sessions are tailored specifically to what each person needs in that moment. Paula aspires to increase her client’s body awareness one session at a time.
Casandra Morelli, LMT
While working on a farm in Northern California, Casandra worked in many different positions throughout the day and found herself in pain a lot of the time. Upon working at the farmer's market, she began trading her fresh organic produce with bodywork from the massage therapist in the stall next to hers. She quickly found that she started feeling better with consistent stretching and regular massage and began to open up to just how deep self care actually goes.
Upon returning to Colorado, she decided to go to massage school to help people find healing through touch. Learning about the human body had fascinated her to no end and helped her realize her desire to educate the public on the support the body needs to heal itself. She continues to use different methods to help manipulate the tissues and guide the body in healing. These modalities include deep tissue, myofascial trigger point therapy, stretching, Swedish, and more. Come in and receive bodywork today and experience why she loves what she does!