Michael Hughes, LMT #8365 - Massage Therapist - Mountain Spirit Integrative Medicine of New Mexico

Michael Hughes, LMT #8365

SPECIALITIES
  • TuiNa
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Pre/Post-natal Massage
  • Guasha & Cupping
  • Shiatsu
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Visceral Massage
  • Pediatric Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Naprapathic Massage
  • Circulatory Massage
  • Craniosacral (Pediatrics)

Michael Hughes is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in Asian bodywork such as Tui Na, Shiatsu and Thai massage. In 2011, Michael received his Massage Therapist degree at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL. He is currently studying to become a Doctor of Naprapathy, which will add greatly to the scope of his healing arts abilities. He often incorporates naprapathic massage and stretching techniques into his massage treatments. In addition, Michael is trained in prenatal massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, visceral massage, lymphatic drainage, circulatory massage, craniosacral massage, pediatric TuiNa, and geriatric TuiNa.

Michael's interest in bodywork and healing began at the early age of 6, when he became a student of martial arts. Learning about pressure points, anatomy and physiology in relation to his opponents intrigued him. As his experienced increased he learned the principle of kappo and sappo and realized that fighting techniques that could also be used for healing. These ideas were the foundation that led to him becoming a massage therapist, where he utilizes biomechanics, physiology and anatomy and what he has learned about the mind body connection to help others.

Michael believes that the only true healer is the Great Spirit (which may go by many names) but believes that he is a facilitator for healing. His vocation is to work together with his patients to help them best achieve their individual health goals.