Lola Michelin, LMT, LAMP, SAMP

WA License Number MA00012222

Lola Michelin founded the Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM) in 2001. She has practiced animal massage for over 30 years, and massage for people for 17 of those years. A graduate of the Animal Science program at Michigan State University, she has work experience in both the veterinary and zoological fields.

Currently, Lola is the Director of Education for NWSAM, and maintains a private practice for horses, dogs and people in Seattle, in addition to teaching and curriculum development. She speaks and writes regularly on the topic of animal massage, and remains active in promoting standards of practice and legislation for the industry. Her work as an advocate for animal therapies has been featured in numerous magazines, television and radio interviews.

  • Director and Founder of the Northwest School of Animal Massage
  • Chairman of the Washington Animal Massage Association, 2000-2004
  • Founding Board Member, National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage 2011-present

Published and featured in:

  • Massage Magazine
  • Journal of Massage
  • Washington Massage Journal
  • Whole Horse Journal
  • Modern Dog
  • Women and Horses: Volume Two

Radio appearances:

  • Animals Aloud, San Francisco
  • Martha Norwalk’s Animal World, Seattle
  • Pet Shop Talk, Internet Radio
  • National Public Radio

Television appearances:

  • Good Day Oregon

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Due to the disruption that COVID-19 has had on the lives and livelihoods of massage therapists, 14 owners of local Massage Envy franchises are sponsoring additional online classes through the month of April—open to ALL massage therapists, FREE of charge—in an effort to support the growth and development of all therapists during this stressful time. Read more

  • 04/15/2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lymphatic Clearing: Head and Neck with Ariel Hubbard

SOLD OUT – we’re working on more free classes in April… please stay tuned! Due to the disruption that COVID-19 has had on the lives and livelihoods of massage therapists, the owners of 9 local Massage Envy franchises contacted us to ask that we open up three online classes (originally created for their employees) to Read more

  • 04/07/2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Bio-mechanics of Sports Massage with Todd Valentine

Bio-Mechanics of Sports Massage with Todd Valentine, LMT, SMT, NSCA-CPT, FFS (MA00018495) on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Natural Born Healers in Tacoma, WA 4 CE Credits This is NOT just a recap of what you learned about sports massage in school! In this hands-on course you will learn Read more

  • 03/10/2020
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

**CANCELLED** Ethics: Rules and Law Changes, with Ariel Hubbard

Ethics: Rules and Law Changes with Ariel Hubbard, LMT, NCTMB, BA (MA60531582) on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM  at Puyallup Library South Meeting Room  4 CE Credits Many legal changes have occurred in the past few years… are you breaking the law without knowing it? In this 4 hour ethics course, Ariel will provide an update Read more

  • 01/15/2020
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Ethics: Rules and Law Changes with Ariel Hubbard, LMT, NCTMB, BA (MA60531582) on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM  at Massage Envy Shoreline   4 CE Credits Many legal changes have occurred in the past few years… are you breaking the law without knowing it? In this 4 hour ethics course, Ariel will provide an update on the Read more

  • 02/13/2020
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Using Ligament Stimulation to Counter the Force of Fascia and Treat Pain, with JoAnn Kovaly

Using Ligament Stimulation to Counter the Force of Fascia and Treat Pain with JoAnn Kovaly, LMT, NCPT (MA60132961) on Tuesday, March 24, 2020  from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Bellevue Eastgate 4 CE Credits Understanding the Force of Fascia Fascia is an industry buzzword we are constantly hearing about. But what is it Read more

  • 03/24/2020
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM