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Massage, Acupuncture & Ayurveda

For more information about therapeutic massage at the Center, stop by and pick up a card or individual brochure describing each massage therapist's specific technique. Contact the individual therapist to make an appointment.

Referrals are the highest honor a client can give their therapist and they are greatly appreciated.


Mike Elliff, CAy, LMT
Massage, Acupuncture and Ayurveda
(314) 412-9867 /
AyurvedaSTL.com / bdywrkr8@aol.com

Elements of Mike’s massage practice include an eclectic blend of Swedish/Deep Tissue techniques based on the principles and practice of Ayurveda. He offers Ayurvedic Consultations to support those interested in improving their lifestyle management program utilizing diet, lifestyle and herbal support. Mike has an extensive background utilizing Lymphatic Drainage Therapy in treating lymphedema due to mastectomy, lumpectomy, removal of lymph nodes and cosmetic procedures pre/post-surgically. Mike teaches yoga at Washington University, the Cancer Treatment Center, offers Ayurveda Workshops and is a regular program assistant at Kripalu Center.


Deborah Gambill, LMT/CYI
(314) 375-6525 /
dgsmassageandyoga@gmail.com
deborahgambill.com

Deborah began her work as a bodyworker almost 20 years ago. She has been teaching yoga for 12 years. Both bodywork clients and yoga students benefit from her experience and training in the fields of natural healing arts in both areas of endeavor. Deborah integrates her knowledge of energetic movement and anatomy into her work to provide optimal benefit for those who choose to work with her. Her work began in sports massage, where she acquired skills and knowledge about the physical body. Her additional experience with energy work and yoga brought more life and vitality to the work. Deborah frequently adds breathwork and yoga homework and movement therapy to her work. She specializes in Ortho-Bionomy (painless and quick positional releases), Reiki (practitioner of Reiki I and II), Viniyoga(yoga for transformation/change), Myofascial Release, Sportsmassage, Active Isolated Stretching, Jin Shin Jyutsu(energy movement), chakra balancing and breathwork. Deborah worked for six years with hospice patients as a complementary care specialist in subtle healing modalities. She received her Hatha Yoga Teacher certification from the Kriya Temple in Chicago and has added 150 hours of training in Viniyoga, studying with Gary Kraftsow. Deborah is available for private yoga sessions, therapeutic bodywork and energy work, and teaches and subs yoga classes.


Joyce Joseph, RN, NCLMT
(314) 608 - 0627

Joyce, a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse, Reiki & IET Master teacher, has over 2000 hours of training and 12+ years in the healing field of bodywork.  She intuitively blends therapeutic massage, healing energy therapies and Asian bodywork into each individualized session, honoring the unique needs of the client.  She is also an accredited teacher of T'ai Chi Chih.


Jeff Patterson, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
(618) 223-9735

Jeff is a Nationally Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Bodyworker. He has successfully treated hundreds of clients for conditions including: chronic & acute pain, allergies, digestive problems, constitutional imbalances, mood/stress disorders, and basic preventive maintainence. This acupuncture treatment (Japanese Acupuncture & Meridian Therapy) is gentle, safe and proven effective while Jeff's bodywork is an eclectic array of deep, relaxing and balancing techniques precisely tailored to the individual.


Renee Tretinik, NCLMT
(314) 256-0127

Renee is a nationally board certified, licensed massage therapist and bodyworker. She graduated from Midwest Institute of Natural Healing in Kansas City. Certifications include Body Somatic Therapy, Wholistic Energy and Zen Shiatsu and ETPS. Renee blends structural integration and intuition and includes energy and meridian work. With a variety of clients, including bodybuilders and people with chronic illness' such as MS and fibromyaligia, the session is tailored for each clients' particular needs and wants. So, whether it is help with a frozen shoulder, sciatica or relaxation and comfort, Renee can facilitate your healing.