Michelle Moe, Motivational Speaker, Certified
Massage Therapist and Entrepreneur, who has worked with infants,
children, and adults throughout her career, she is an advocate
for infant, child, and elderly massage with the belief that it
increases overall health and promotes positive touch. Her greatest
asset is her passion for delivering a powerful message of positive
For the last ten years Michelle has motivated and inspired audiences
across the U.S. and on into Europe were she presented to our military
troops, visiting 32 military basics across Germany. Michelle will
introduce to you the vital message, that, we are all PURE POSITIVE
ENERGY; she will teach in two short hours how to use your energy
to your advantage.
From 1993 to1997 she was the lead massage therapist for the NFL's
Kansas City Chiefs; working directly with eighty percent of the
team. In 1997 Michelle founded Kisses From Heaven, Inc. a company
that promoted and manufactured infant massage kits for new parents.
Introducing them to the world of massage, the Infant Massage Kit
was the first of its kind and has touched over One million babies
since its conception.
have learned to be more positive about all situations.
And the more positive that you are, the more the people
around you are. I've learned to set some small goals,
but also huge goals and to never under estimate myself.
I will go as far as I plan. I enjoyed this class more
that I can say. I have noticed a change in my attitude
the last four in half weeks. I wish I could have taken
the class sooner, to help with my time. I appreciate
Moe very much for coming to Vandalia and giving us
the opportunity to learn about: ‘Keep Your Bobber
Bobber's Up class has inspired me in so many ways
that my self-esteem is through the roof. I’ve
learned to think positive with my negative thinking
and how to talk to my daughter and boost her self
esteem. I’ve learned to dream BIG in more ways
that I’ve ever imagined. I know now that my
life would be better and get me far in life when I
get out of prison. The breathing exercises and massage
techniques were cool I’ve even showed them to
my roommates and talked to my relatives about the
“I thank Moe, my teacher and mentor, for this
class. It is moving and an awesome experience, well
taught. I will keep my bobber’s up!!”
will do better and I will push hard to do right not
just for my self but for others too. YES I CAN DO
IT!!! Thank You for the class!!”
I was born into a family that had its share of negative experiences.
My father was in and out of my life during my first eight years.
When he was present, my siblings and I lived in fear. We were
"the hidden homeless." We didn't live on the street,
but we also had no sense of home. I remember the sadness of having
to move from house to house, sometimes living with family, sometimes
with friends, but never staying in one place very long.
Not surprisingly, the majority of thoughts created in my early
years were negative. Most of the choices that I made as I grew
older were also negative. I now know that I operated from a fear-based
perspective, because that was all that I had known.
I was in third grade when my mother married our step-father. We
were so excited to live in our own home. When I entered the third
grade I could not read or write, or even spell my own name. Being
eight years and aware that I was different than the rest of the
kids, "different" meaning that they could read and I
couldn't, I always had negative thoughts. Such as "I'm
stupid, no one likes me,"? and that, "I must be a bad
person." Because of the negative thoughts that I was
experiencing it was very hard to pay attention to the teacher
This cycle went on for the rest of my school years. Teachers
then did not give children the same attention that they do in
today's classrooms. The educational system simply wasn't as tolerant
of children that fell into my category. They looked over you and
moved on. I stuck it out in school until the tenth grade. That
year a counselor visited me and informed me that I didn't have
enough credits to graduate and would need to take summer school
for the next two years! Because reading had been a lifelong struggle,
I felt there was no way that I could do it so I left school.
Out of School and into the workforce
I entered the workforce at 15. I must have held 100 different
jobs. Despite the job description most of them were hands-on,
menial work that simply made ends meet. I was glad to take what
work I could find. Due to my lack of education, and illiteracy,
I could barely complete most job applications.
My life was a daily struggle for the next 15 years. I survived
two failed marriages, but am fortunate to have two incredible
children because of it. It was not until I attended massage school
in 1992 that I learned about the power of positive touch. Little
did I know then that massage would affect every area of my life.
It would become a way for me to understand and overcome my difficult
childhood, an ideal way to connect with others, and a way for
me to be a better parent.
How I fell into massage school
How does a girl with a tenth-grade education, that can't read
or write, end up attending massage school? Well, it actually happened
When I was 29, I had a bad fall at work and had to attend physical
therapy. To make matters worse, my second marriage was falling
apart. I was actually crying during my first meeting with the
therapist. She immediately began to massage my shoulders, and
I soon felt much better. I stopped crying completely, and turn
around to ask her, "What did you just do to me?"? She
responded that it was merely a massage technique. Having been
elevated from the pressures of work, parenthood and a collapsing
marriage, I simply said, "Please do it again!"
Before long, I found myself interviewing for massage school. The
instructor seemed like a wonderful person, and she discussed massage
in terms of love and spirituality. To her, it was more than a
career; it was a calling, the best thing in the world. I paid
a hard-earned $2,000 to cover tuition, and was confident that
I would succeed. I started school just one week after, amazed
that I was actually back in a classroom.
My initial excitement turned to fear as the instructor came into
the classroom with an armload of books. I couldn't read the outside
cover of most of them, let alone the contents. When she then said
that we would take turns reading aloud, I had to leave the room.
"Books were not part of the deal, you never mentioned books,"
I said after she had followed me into the hall. I admitted that
I could just barely read and write. I said that I would simply
have to get my money back. Not content to let me slip away so
easily, she said, "Well, I'll just have to teach you without
books."? And so I learned to be a massage therapist by giving
and receiving massage.
I learned the muscles of the body through a hands-on approach,
not from a textbook. Not being able to read at that time created
limitations to my career, but with massage it was different. I
honestly believe that not reading allowed me to focus more on
the body and the mind when giving massage. This is when I began
to learn that the body holds memory. I understood this through
receiving massage and giving it back. In doing so, I was able
to relate back to my clients what I liked in a massage and was
able to know what they needed. During massage, feeling is easily
communicated. Let me explain.
Consider if you had the choice between two massage therapists.
One is feeling positive and confident that the session will help
their client. The other is distracted and only worried about being
paid for their time. The confident, positive therapist will give
the better massage. Every technique that they use will feel angelic.
Both therapists might be using the same technique, but without
intention and energy behind these techniques, it is not at all
the same. If a massage therapist is not tuned in to a good feeling
place, then they CANNOT, and I repeat, CANNOT transfer a good
feeling in the massage. Their techniques will feel almost numb
to their client.
Because of my childhood, my children were denied positive, reinforcing
touch from me. When my children were little, it was difficult
for me to hug them or kiss them or show affection through touch.
Remember the body holds memory and negative touch is all I ever
received. This soon changed as I progressed through massage school.
I was receiving a massage nearly everyday. The bad touch that
I had experience my entire life was being replaced with positive
touch. I was learning a hands-on method, for
communicating with my children. Nearly every night after school
I would come home and give my children the massage techniques
that I learned that day. By the time I graduated school I was
massaging them every night before bed.
Nine months later I graduated from massage school. I had to take
the test verbally because on the written test I couldn't get pass
the first question. In the fall of 1992 everything really started
to move forward. Within three months of graduating I had landed
80% of the Kansas City Chiefs NFL team. I was picking up new clients
every day, and within six months I was booked solid.
Massage had changed my life. Five years into my practice, I hadn't
bothered to take a vacation, and didn't feel the need to. I felt
surrounded by positive energy and felt that I grew with each massage
that I gave. This might sound strange, but after each massage
I would sit quietly and process the energy that I had just taken
in. I didn't talk to anyone for nearly 15 minutes. At first, I
really wondered what was happening to me! I now understand that
I was absorbing the energy of my clients and it took about 15
minutes to process each time. If you think this is far-fetched,
just see what happens if you lay your hands on six different people
each day, five days a week, for five straight years. I feel that
the time spent massaging my clients groomed me for what was coming.
I believe that through many years of laying my hands on wonderful
clients and absorbing their energy I was able to read, write and
comprehend. A baby grows through a parent's energy just as much
as they grow through food, water, talking, and reading. Through
touch, no words are spoken it is simply energy transferring from
one to another. A massage therapist is doing the same thing, a
constant connection with another. They absorb the energy much
like a baby does. When you are giving to another your energy can
only be in a positive place; and when you fill your days with
80% of pure positive energy you can only grow.
Everyone always asked, "How did you do it? How did you learn
to read with out going back to school? How did you build a company
with a 10th-grade education? How did you become an author without
ever reading a book?" I always tell them that I gave lovingly
to thousands of people for five years and because of that I learned
to love myself, when that happed there wasn't anything I couldn't
do. "When you love you, everything you dream about comes
Absorbing positive energy from over a 1000 people was like going
to a college without books. I gained knowledge, self esteem and
happiness from it. We communicate more through our energy than
we ever could by speaking, seeing or reading. As a result of five
years of healing, I learned to read and write, published my first
book, presented over 600 seminars, and ran my own company.
When they said, "Moe, you're going to be the CEO," I
thought, "OK, I will be." I didn't know what the initials
stood for, but I wasn't afraid of the title either. Every time
I wrote a letter I would sign it Michelle Moe , CEJ.
For the last fifteen years I have practiced massage from the belief
that through positive thought comes positive touch. When you are
giving to another you can't be anything but pure positive energy.
Even if you were raised in a negative environment, you can turn
it around. I do not regret the early years of my life, none of
it. I wouldn't know what I know today if my life hadn't played
out the way it did.