Education: AA in Applied Science from Columbus State (2012), Externship at Nationwide Children's Hospital w/ Clinical Therapies Department (2013), Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (2013), Specialized training in Prenatal Massage as well as Oncology Massage

Background:Licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board since 2012, I have the utmost pleasure of being one of the Inpatient Massage Therapists here at Ohio State. I currently rotate between The James Cancer Hospital and The Ross Heart Hospital along with performing chair massages, to assist a research study on Patient Experience with the outpatient Radiation Oncology team at The Stephanie Spielman Breast Center. I have been fascinated with clinical work since deciding to go back to school for Massage Therapy while also working as an AA for OSUWMC. I tried the more traditional Massage Therapy spa work, but it just wasn't in my heart. So, after working in a few Chiropractor offices and owning my own business, I decided to jump at the chance to come back to Ohio State in 2016 to help grow the still burgeoning Inpatient Program.

Hobbies: Being a Soprano by training, I love singing anywhere I can. It is a great stress reliever for me and I love engaging with my patients when I find they have the same passion for music. Beyond that I run (yes for fun), cross stitch, read, bake and spend every moment I can with my husband, John, our young daughter and our two high energy rescue mutts.

Therapeutic massage in the hospital

Michele Mack, LMT explains how she treats patients at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and why she finds it so rewarding to be a part of their care team.

Why Ohio State for massage therapy?

Michele Mack, LMT explains that here at Ohio State, we have a variety of different types of therapists specially trained to treat patients in ways that are best for them.

Why I went into massage therapy

Michele Mack, LMT talks about why she chose to go into massage therapy to help patients like her niece, who benefited from massage therapy.

Therapeutic massage vs. relaxation massage

Michele Mack, LMT explains the differences between therapeutic massage and full-body relaxation massages. In therapeutic massage within a medical setting, the goal is to focus on where you’re experiencing pain, treating that area and figuring out what’s causing the discomfort.