Lissa Stallings-Boone is considered by many to be the top massage therapist in Belleville. We’re delighted that she decided to pursue certification as a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT). Achieving this certification, one of the highest standards for a massage professional, is no small feat. It takes a burning desire to get results for your clients and a great deal of commitment. You can find out more about her below. She can help you resolve pain problems that many other allied health professions struggle with, including back pain, injuries, and headaches. If you’re looking for massage therapy in Belleville, give Lissa a call.
MMT Story – MAT honed my practice and identity. I have been a student of the human-body for, as my husband says, a long, long time. I was trained in classical ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics. This training and practice of living arts began at the age of 4 years and the biomechanics of the human form has always intrigued me. In 1993, I found the culmination of years of schooling and study in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and body-movement as I achieved my exercise physiology certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Yes, as an aerobics instructor, personal trainer, and health and fitness specialist for the Department of Defense, I still asked myself … What am I? How do I explain what I do for people? Enter Erik Dalton’s Dynamic Body book. I immediately found that that Erik Dalton spoke my language. 4thlayer muscles! Yes! I have always known and shared with clients that it’s the small, unknown, unseen muscles that are the true work-horses of the body and that we are not compartmentalized structurally. Erik Dalton has created a language that people can understand. I began investigating more of Erik’s teachings while applying his Myoskeletal Techniques on willing clients. Both me and my clients were WOW-ed with the results. Recently, I had a client return after a first treatment telling me he could walk down the stairs the morning after his first treatment. That was a big deal for his quality of life. I completed the Freedom from Pain Institute’s first-tier courses and was able to apply the CEs toward my ACSM requirements. In 2021, I attended the Oklahoma City workshop and was warmly welcomed into an amazing community of skilled bodyworkers from all over the world. Thanks to the Dalton Team for encouraging me to complete the second-tier courses and earn my Master Myoskeletal Therapist credential at Erik’s Ireland event in 2022. Erik’s MAT has allowed me to marry knowledge and hands-on skills into a solid platform so I can better educate my clients. My clients now proactively schedule regular appointments rather than “rescue” appointments, just when their body hurts. Home retraining exercises are essential to my overall success and my exercise physiology background has really helped in that regard. I now know what to say about what I do and who I am……I am a Master Myoskeletal Therapist. Thank you, Erik Dalton and the entire Dalton Team.