WHY MASSAGE THERAPY?
So, yeah, I'm also a professional stage actor:)
In 2007, I was offered 9-month national tour that began in Fort Myers, Florida, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.
When you're a stage actor, typically Mondays are days off (aka "dark Mondays" or "dark days"). On these days, actors usually do the laundry, grocery shopping, relax after a long week's work and included with that, getting a massage.
Since this was the era before Google or Facebook, the way most folks would find a business or service was through, you guessed it, the Yellow Pages.
Massage can be a very personal and intimate space, and I was very uncomfortable just choosing a random business in the phone book. I didn't just want to relax; I had aches and pains that came with performing 8x/ week. I needed a real therapist, not to just be rubbed on. Remember also, I'm an out-of-town actor, with very little time. Also, I wanted a male therapist, which were very difficult to find in the past.
The idea was born! Why can't I become a massage therapist, and cater to the performing arts community? I can still perform in different areas of the country, and I can be the go-to massage therapist for my fellow actors, back stage hands, administrative staff, and even the patrons that come to my shows in that community!
9 years later, Q's Massage Studio LLC was born.
Michael Quinichett graduated Summa Cum Laude in Western Massage Therapy at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. This program included over 750 hours of class instruction pertaining to Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology.
He also has additional certifications in both Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) and Thai Yoga Massage.
He lives in Auburn, California with his partner of 10 years and their alpha-female pug, Sophia.