Michelle's couples massage class was even better than we expected! We travelled from Portland area to Bend for a private class and it was well worth the travel and the price!
We came away from the class with a lot of new knowledge and skills we will be using at home. Michelle is personable, accessable and really makes you feel at ease.
It was such a bonding experience. Every couple should take this class. It brings you closer together and really makes you even more aware of your partner's body and needs.
We can't wait until Michelle offers more classes so we can go back!
My fiance and I recently took a class with Michelle and it was everything would could have hoped for and more! To start, Michelle is a lovely person who is clearly very caring and attentive--- very good qualities for this kind of class! We attended a class in Portland and she arranged a fantastic set-up at a friend's house. We were welcomed into the home with tea and pleasant conversation, which made us feel very comfortable. Michelle taught us how to give a great back massage that helps us to connect to each other and give active attention to each others' stress and tension. She was very receptive to our specific needs and taught clearly and effectively. I highly recommend a class like, especially if you have the opportunity to take it with Michelle!
My partner and I recently took a couples massage class with Michelle of Taproot Bodywork. We had been looking to take a couples massage class for some time, but had been frustrated by a lack of options for a short workshop. We are so grateful that we found Taproot! Michelle is now hosting the course at her beautiful home in Bend, and we both felt that it was the perfect soothing and relaxing location to really focus on each other and learn how to bring the healing touch of massage into our relationship.From the moment we arrived, Michelle put us at ease and really listened to our questions. She is a natural teacher as well as a very talented massage therapist. We highly recommend this course! It is great for couples interested in learning a solid framework of basic massage skills so that each person can feel more confident in giving healing massages to their partner on a more regular basis. It is worth every penny!Michelle tailored the course to our needs, and was very flexible when we ran a bit over the scheduled time frame for the class. It was clear that answering our questions and ensuring that we really felt confident with our new massage skills were the highest priorities.We live on the coast, and the trip to Bend also allowed us to have a weekend get-away. Although having to travel might be difficult for some couples, we felt that it really added to the value of the course for us. Making the trip gave us the opportunity to explore the high desert a little more, and really focus on nurturing each other before, during and after the course.
Understanding the health benefits along with a better quality of life is why massages are a regular part of my life. Having had experience with more than 100 different bodywork people allows me to be a good gauge of the field. Michelle is most certainly a standout!
After thoroughly listening to your requests, she gets to work and delivers a massage of quality and complexity showing off her understanding and talents in this area. She relieves discomfort and gets your body into a state of very relaxed bliss. She will be seeing me again and again. Thank you Michelle!!
Taking Michelle's couples massage class was one of the nicest experiences of my love life! I felt I came to know my boyfriend's body better and to know and care for him more intimately, and the reverse felt that way also. The other couple was nice, focused on their world, and it was all very soothing and meaningful. Michelle is absolutely the best! This is a great gift to give to each other.
My girlfriend has been seeing Michelle for a couple years and swears by her skills. When it came time for a birthday present, my girlfriend purchased an instructional session for couples from Michelle. It was amazing. Michelle was incredibly patient, down-to-earth, and informative. She was such a fantastic teacher! She took her time and demonstrated not only the how-to's, but also the why's of every movement and manipulation. I know that my body feels better due to frequent massages from my girlfriend, as does her's. I would recommend these couple's classes for any couple. It was awesome.
I first went to Michelle Poirot as a treat -- a little relaxation and stress reduction. I had two specific problems that were seriously curtailing my physical activities. The AMA people had done "all they could" without providing any relief -- Michelle worked WITH my body, and gave me two simple exercises to do. I now have full range of motion, greater mobility, and a *much* happier body.
Michelle has a very nice, relaxing space and she takes appointments into the evenings. I go regularly and feel better than I have in years. Call her -- she'll Make Your Body Happy.
Since starting to receive massages from Michelle I have gained flexibility, been able to exercise more and am in better shape than I have been for years! She listens carefully, adjusts to my needs and provides encouragement (and inspiration) to do the things I can to keep my body fit and feeling good. And of course I always feel great and relaxed at the end of each session.
Michelle??s practice is in a very nice calm quiet comfortable location.