Michelle Mohr, LMT
EDUCATION Cortiva Institute, Tucson
SPECIALTIES Sports massage, trigger-point therapy/deep-tissue massage, pre- and post-surgery rehabilitation, and injury management, TRX certified, certified personal trainer
Michelle: (520) 891-1023
Rooted: (520) 326-8300
Michelle is a momma of three amazing munchkins who have an endless supply of energy that she wishes to harvest for the days as a soccer mom/coach, workout enthusiast, and wife to an amazing beloved. Michelle discovered her passion for anatomy and physiology her first year of college and has never stopped educating herself. This seems very fitting as she comes from a medically immersed family. “This is the closest I can get to helping others without having to see needles or blood or be in a hospital setting.” She takes an integrative approach with all of her clients.
As an athlete herself, she knows firsthand the importance of therapeutic massage for today’s athletes. Geared not only toward professional athletes but also “weekend warriors,” semi-professionals, and physically active people of all types, sports massage helps athletes avoid injuries, cool down after exertion, and enhance overall performance. It can help increase motion and flexibility, relieve muscle soreness, and speed recovery from muscle overuse. Michelle’s practice of deep-tissue massage is about combining accuracy with increased pressure and employing a variety of other muscle-movement techniques. “I feel that Massage should never be used to intentionally push people past their pain threshold or cause discomfort in the name of claiming a session to be effective.” There may occasionally be some soreness after a massage, but it is not the goal of the session. Used judiciously, deep-tissue massage can be effective in releasing knots or adhesions as well as relaxing and enjoyable, with minimal
Q&A with michelle!
What is your hometown?
Born in Long Beach. This is typically where my mind is, but Tucson is where the heart is
What is the farthest place you have traveled to?
What's the last book you finished?
I simultaneously read The Slight Edge (if you have not yet read this, it’s a MUST) & Switch. Both dealing with making business and personal life changes and the ability to be flexible and consistent as you make your way to a successful business and life.
What's your favorite thing about Tucson?
The small town feel and the ability to have year-round outdoor activities to keep the kiddos busy and burning energy.
What would you choose as your last meal?
Brie with roasted garlic and sautéed red peppers slathered on a baguette dipped in some olive oil with a glass of some essential red wine and some California rolls. I don’t cook but boy I can definitely put down
What’s your favorite movie?
The Sound of Music. This and Aladdin always remind me of my childhood. I used to be able to sing every song and knew every single line.
What’s your massage superpower?
I would say my ability to quiet my mind and truly connect with clients and what their bodies are telling me.
What do your clients say about you?
I feel as though my clients would say that we have a great connection. This is hard to answer . . .
If you weren't a massage therapist, what would you be doing instead?
I am a desk junkie and love organization and sales management. So working in a company’s back office supporting their sales teams, organization, and taking care of their on-the-phone customer service. Also, personal training, which I am just about certified in.
What’s one thing that surprised you after you became a professional massage therapist?
I did not realize that I was going to fall so deeply in love with therapeutic massage, human anatomy, and the amazing clients in whose change I have had the pleasure of being part. Oh my, it is just so sweet! It amazes me every single day how much this industry has grown in just the few years that I have been involved and how much room there is for us continue to grow and branch out.