Meet Our Massage Therapists
LMBT NC# 15463
Michelle McWhinney, a native of Northern and Southern California, has been practicing therapeutic massage since 1997. She worked for 18 years in San Francisco specializing in therapeutic deep tissue and trigger point massage, with an overall emphasis in pain management and stress relief. In 2003 she trained with Carole Osborne Sheets, a pre and perinatal massage specialist. Michelle established a successful private practice, and also worked for The Women’s Health and Resource Center at California Pacific Medical Center where she specialized in pre-perinatal massage with an emphasis on high risk pregnancy.
Michelle caters her massages to each client and utilizes a combination of techniques to achieve each individual’s desired therapeutic outcome. She specializes in therapeutic deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, repetitive strain injury, pre-and perinatal massage, medical massage, Swedish massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy, hot stone massage, lymphatic massage, and reiki.
Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, working out, and helping others. She relocated to Raleigh with her family in 2013 and is very happy to be a part of the health care team at Oak City Chiropractic.
LMBT NC# 10443
Joslyn Lindsay has been practicing massage therapy since August 2010. She is a graduate from ECPI’s Medical Career Institute. Joslyn specializes in prenatal massages, deep tissue, Swedish massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, hot stone, aromatherapy and more.
Joslyn is a firm believer in the magic of massage therapy. Although she started down a career path as a physical therapist, she decided to give massage therapy a try and found her calling as a massage therapist.
Joslyn is originally from Columbus, Ohio and moved to the Carolinas when she was younger after her father’s job relocated her family here. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, teaching home bible studies, helping out at her church, playing video games, and working on puzzles. Her daily goal is to do whatever she can do to make someone’s day better.
LMBT NC# 16577
Jess Taylor is a graduate of Healing Mountain Massage School located in Salt Lake City, UT. She moved to Raleigh, NC in the Spring of 2017. She is trained in many types of massage and energy work including Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Myofascial work, Reflexology, Acupressure, Craniosacral, Reiki, Lymphatic Drainage and more. Jess is currently licensed to practice massage & bodywork therapy in North Carolina.
Jess specializes in a gentle and profound approach to massage. In each session, she practices deep listening and trusts her intuition and knowledge of anatomy and physiology to work with the needs of her clients that day. Through incorporating an individualized variety of techniques, she seeks to calm the nervous system and encourages healing at the core of a client’s discomforts.
Some of her great success stories have been found working with clients suffering from ailments such as headaches/migraines, neck and jaw pain, anxiety, insomnia, chronic inflammation, overall fatigue and more. She believes in the power of rest and has a truly holistic approach to her practice.
Jess was born in Palo Alto, California and has lived in Massachusetts, Utah, Arizona, Florida and most recently, North Carolina.
When Jess isn’t practicing massage at Oak City Chiropractic, you can find her playing with her dog, spending time in nature, making and enjoying food with her husband, writing and researching, practicing movement and meditation, or just simply relaxing with a good book.
LMBT NC# 16625
Christina graduated from the Body Therapy Institute in 2016. Prior to this, she completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Carrboro Yoga Co. in 2014. She is currently certified as a Usui Reiki 1 Practitioner with intentions on completing level 2.
Christina has a strong interest in the mind-body connection and a curiosity in the energetics behind tension or discomfort. She specializes in Myofascial, Swedish, Polarity, and Shiatsu- these modalities are used separately or synergistic with each other based on the client’s needs.
Aside from the anatomy and physiology of the body, a deeper understanding of the nervous system and how the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine affect our state of being has added another layer of understanding so she can better assist her clients with finding the balance within the body and mind.