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

Trigger Points for the Arms and Torso, with Ariel Hubbard

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

  • 12/07/2020
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tui Na Massage Techniques with Ariel Hubbard

Tui Na Massage Techniques with Ariel Hubbard, LMT, NCTMB, BA (MA60531582) on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Massage Envy Bellevue Eastgate Come learn all about Tui Na—an ancient form of Chinese medical massage that is extremely effective in the treatment of a variety of health issues. This 4-hour hands-on course will Read more

  • 12/05/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sports Massage with Todd Valentine

Sports Massage with Todd Valentine, LMT, SMT, NSCA-CPT, FFS (MA00018495) on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Bellevue Eastgate 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 to: 1. Identify and demonstrate 5 stages Read more

  • 09/20/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pain Free Reflexology for Hands with Ariel Hubbard

Pain Free Reflexology for Hands with Ariel Hubbard, LMT, NCTMB, BA (MA60531582) on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Bellevue Eastgate 4 CE Credits In this hands-on class, you will learn the Egyptian Method (TM) of reflexology- a powerful and pain-free approach to treating your clients’ hands.  This approach provides all the benefits Read more

  • 09/19/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tools for Treating TMJD & Headaches with Joshua Morton

Tools for Treating TMJD & Headaches with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) with Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT (License #: MA00008567) on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Shoreline 4 CE Credits In this hands-on class you will learn how to treat TMJD and headaches of all kinds by: Evaluating range and quality of movement. Read more

  • 08/24/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Prenatal Massage with Sana Mazhar

Prenatal Massage with Sana Mazhar, LMT (License #: MA60191428) on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Shoreline 4 CE Credits Receive hands-on CE credit learning to safely and confidently massage pregnant women! Pregnancy brings with it a great deal of change for our clients. This workshop seeks to build a more thorough understanding of Read more

  • 09/03/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cupping: A Self Care Tool for Massage Therapists

Cupping: A Self Care Tool for Massage Therapists with Jason Abbey, LMT, (MA00020224) Monday, August 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Massage Envy Shoreline 4 CE Credits Massage Cupping (MC) is a highly effective self care tool, as well an integral part of preventing the two most common challenges LMTs face: injury and burnout. Whether Read more

  • 08/12/2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM