"Lara Michele is a master healer in my book. I myself have been a practitioner of bodywork and the healing arts for almost 40 years, so my personal experience is vast. Lara put my body back together after a debilitating injury that had me suffering for almost a year. After two sessions on her table I was able to discontinue pain medication and return to my normal activities. I am now pain free with full physical function again.
Nobody else was able to give me that relief, and I used all of my tried and true modalities before I found her. She is a delight to work with, and her knowledge and 'toolbox' is extensive. She has the perfect combination of intuition and technical skills. I am a grateful devotee of Lara and her work.”
– Anne Emerson, Sedona, AZ
"I met Lara when my wife and I got a chair massage in a Sedona health food store in 2011.
I was so impressed by her skills and the effects I noticed from that short treatment, that I began regular structural bodywork treatments that continue to this day. I am a physician trained in Holistic Medicine and have had many types of bodywork, and Lara's style and techniques from integrated methods are the most effective I have experienced.
She has excellent training in anatomy, physiology and body work which, combined with holistic methods from Chinese, Ayurvedic and herbal medicines, achieves excellent results. Combine these abilities with a caring and intuitive style makes Lara's treatments transformative."
– John M. Motl, M.D. Neuropsychiatry & Holistic Medicine, Sedona, AZ
"I have been seeing Lara weekly for almost two years. I have worked as a critical care Registered Nurse for 41 years and have a history of severe spinal disc compression from neck to tailbone resulting from work, stress and heredity. Fifteen years ago I was told by an orthopedic surgeon that my problem was so severe that nothing could be done for me. I was in constant pain for years.
Currently, with weekly connective tissue release sessions with Lara, I now have almost no pain. Thanks to Lara's expertise, I feel better than I have in 20 years.”
– Helen Paravano, R.N./retired, Sedona, AZ
"I have been suffering from a rapidly deteriorating neck condition for some time and have tried to obtain many forms of help for this problem, in an effort to avoid a somewhat dangerous surgical procedure as my only option. Until last month nothing had given me either much relief or hope.
Then I came to Sedona to see Lara for 5 sessions over a 10 day period. I am delighted to say that my neck discomfort has diminished by about 80%; my headaches have cleared completely and my dizziness, nausea and heartburn are greatly reduced in frequency. I would strongly recommend Lara's clinical, logical, intuitive, yet very anatomical based approach to finding solutions to physical problems. Her compassion and respect for her clients remain paramount."
– Hugh Gilbert, Physical Therapist, Calgary
“Lara is one of the most versatile therapists I’ve known. I don't hesitate to refer patients for serious musculoskeletal treatments or for just a great massage. She is amazing at getting the entire structure aligned and functioning optimally.
I have also been very pleased with her work in other therapeutic modalities such as hot stones, therapeutic massage and ultimate relaxation treatments. She is truly a Renaissance therapist!”
– Katharine Stewart, Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, L.A.
"I highly recommend the expertise and professionalism of Lara Michele. I developed a severe adult onset of functional scoliosis and a torqued pelvis. Medical doctors dismissed the problem as part of my aging process because I'm 82 years young. I was walking with my left shoulder severely dropped and the rest of my torso so twisted I was having problems maintaining my balance.
God led me to Lara. She immediately assessed the problem and developed a strategy to unwind my body. Over the past year, through her structural approach and connective tissue techniques, I am seeing and feeling the progress. I am able to stand completely erect with both shoulders even. I call her my 'miracle worker'. She is truly amazing!"
– Mary Regina Nolan, B.S.N., M.N., R.N./retired, Sedona, AZ
"I have had the very great privilege of working with Lara Michele on a weekly basis for the past five years. As a frequent traveler, I have been treated by many different therapists over the past 25 years, and Lara, is, without doubt, the most knowledgeable, sensitive, caring, talented therapist I have had the pleasure to work with. Lara has the experience and skills to correctly assess, and the talent to effectively treat, troublesome areas with sensitivity, care and professionalism."
– Dan, Sedona, AZ
Lara Michele has 'the touch'. Her intuitive sensitivity combined with knowledgeable skills provides not only a soothing treatment, but a truly healing opportunity for her clients. I had suffered for 18 months with a debilitating plantar fasciitis in my left foot that, after a single 90 minute treatment upon Lara's table, Lara was able to release completely to the point where I got off her table able to walk pain free! Gratitude!
– Jade Wah'oo Grigori, Sedona, AZ
"I first met Lara in 2004 when a friend referred me to her for massage. My friend said, 'Lara is the best massage therapist I've ever had. Be sure to make an hour and a half appointment because only an hour in heaven won't be enough.' She was so right! Lara is hands down THE BEST massage therapist I've ever had. Lara's knowledge of anatomy is exceptional and she is continuously taking classes and learning more about the healing arts. I had extreme pain in my hands - I couldn't hold a book, and holding the steering wheel to drive was excruciating. In one session Lara got rid of my pain entirely! Lara is not only an exceptional massage therapist, but more importantly, she has an open and loving heart and a generous spirit."
– Kathie, Flagstaff, AZ
"About two years ago, a friend highly recommended Lara Michele of BodyGrace of Sedona. Lara has been a godsend to me. She is very professional, well trained, conscientious, and always increasing, applying, and sharing her knowledge of the human body and how it functions.
I have many herniated disks. The weekly treatments from Lara have significantly diminished the pain, and whatever pain/discomfort I am experiencing, Lara seems able to eliminate it. I depend on her expertise.
The extra bonus: She is such a caring person. Thank you Lara!"
– Elaine, Sedona, AZ
"I had tried everything – regular massage, myofascial release, acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic, physical therapy – but had been making no sustainable progress. Until I met Lara. Her comprehensive, integrated approach to bodywork was a revelation. I unreservedly recommend Lara's focused, caring, body-centric approach for anyone with musculoskeletal issues.
– Stewart Wade, Sedona, AZ
"Lara Michele is a combination of dedication and compassion, education and intuition.
I had jammed my neck down into my shoulders rising up from under a tree branch, hitting it square with the top of my head. I was lucky it wasn’t more damaging but it was enough to keep me in constant pain/discomfort. She relaxed and released it within about 20 minutes. It’s conspicuous by absence and I’m loving being free of the pain and discomfort. When receiving her treatment your body is hers and you are in the best hands.
Thanks Lara, you are truly gifted."
– J. Dz, Sedona, AZ
"I so enjoyed my time with you Lara. There is no question you know your stuff. This was no ordinary massage. This got down deep into a debilitating back spasm, and opened up the knot. I had immediate relief, and in the ensuing days was 100% back to normal.
You are a gentle giant among healers. I will definitely be back to you just for the health of it. Thank you."
– Kathy Taub, Philadelphia, PA
"Whenever I am near Sedona I make an appointment to see Lara. I feel taller and freer in my body after a session with her. Lara is able to open up tight, painful areas. My shoulders and neck used to feel like a rock. Now I can feel the tension, and relax before it settles into a knot. My body feels aligned, and moves easier for days and weeks after she works on me. I frequently recommend Lara to my friends, family and clients."
– Deb Turner, Tucson, AZ
"For the first time, after many years of receiving massages, I am experiencing real and lasting improvement under Lara’s knowledgeable hands. Her treatments are much more than massages. Allergies and asthma have caused me years of discomfort. I have to admit I wasn’t really expecting the results I’ve gotten after only a few treatments, but my breathing is easier and more relaxed. This relief in addition to her special attention to my neck and head have almost eliminated the mild headaches that alway used to be with me. In her gentle way, she is training me to be more aware of stress points and how to prevent them from becoming painful. Best of all: no pills.
Lara knows the body and she has a gift."
– Barbra, Sedona & PA
"First of all, meeting you, Lara, has been a blessing in many ways. And I wish you could be on the East Coast. We need more people who want to help each other instead of putting the almighty dollar first. Your massage has helped me in many ways. Having had your treatment done, you don't want to get off the table. You have the gift and compassion one person could ever have. I appreciate that each time I am in Sedona you always have room for me. A long way for a massage but well worth it!"
– Yasmine Cronin, North Haven, CT