My love for plants started when I was a young girl, working with my mother in the flower beds and gardening alongside my parents. My passion for plants continued to grow as I studied Horticulture in high school and college. My journey in life took me in other directions, and then magically a decade ago life began to bring me full circle. With the loss of my brother Mark, the course of my life changed and I have been studying and practicing various forms of natural health and healing ever since.
Michelle is a graduate of Brenneke School of Massage and The East-West School for Herbal & Aromatic Studies. She has completed 5 levels of Cranio-Sacral Therapy with Ursula Popp L.ac, VCST, Certificate in Bodywork For the Childbearing Years (Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Massage ) with Kate Jordan, Reiki level 1 and 2 with Catherine Walkinshaw, Australian Bush flower essences courses Level 1, 2, 3 Women’s workshop and ABFE College Course teachers training. Michelle has been a student of Dr. Berkowsky’s Spiritual PhytoEssencing (creating soul blends with essential oils) since 2005 working toward her Diploma. In 2009 Michelle began her journey into Natural Perfumery with Ayala Sender owner of Ayala Moriel Perfumes located in Vancouver B.C.
Michelle is the owner of Soulscents & Bodywork in Enumclaw, WA. Located inside Thompson Chiropractic. Specializing in massage therapy, energy work, aromatherapy, and flower essences. She has been a contracted employee for Good Samaritan/Multicare home health and hospice for 7 years utilizing Aromatherapy, Massage and Reiki in bringing comfort to those close to transition or in palliative care situations.
As an instructor for the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies she teaches the Aroma 101 Foundations certificate program and co-teaches with Jade Shutes the East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies Aroma 201 Masters Apprenticeship program. Michelle is an International Instructor for the Australian Bush Flower Essence Co. founder Ian White, teaching the ABFE college course. She has created a series of short courses in aromatherapy so all can experience the pleasure of scent. Michelle enjoys creating natural body and skincare products for nurturing body, mind and spirit.