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Wilhelm Reich
1950 - 2016

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Born and raised in southern California, Michele attended Chiropractic College in 1973 and earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology in 1977, under Dr. Phillip Curcuruto D.C. who brought Reichian Therapy to the West Coast over 60 years ago. She received her Master's degree in biology with clinical emphasis in nutritional biochemistry in 1987, the same year she relocated to Northern California with her two young, home-born children. While continuing her Reichian Therapy and nutrition practice, she also formulated her own signature line of botanical fragrances, massage oils & incense, "Yakshi," establishing her small manufacturing business nationwide for over 12 years.

Michele was a masterful Reichian Therapist and teacher in ways of giving and receiving pleasure. She was involved in the academic and personal study of human sexuality since 1969. The basis of her work was grounded in Reichian Therapy and the works of Dr. Wilhelm Reich. She received one of her degrees and over 35 years of personal training under the tutelage of Dr. Deborah Curcuruto, Ph.D., and Dr. Philip Curcuruto, D.C. Stemming from a chiropractic orientation, Michele utilizes Dr. Philip Curcuruto's "Cranial-Vegetotherapy", one of the most original contributions to the modalities of Reichian Therapy. The cranial technique, which removes stress in the cranial sutures, reestablishing normal pulsatory movement of cerebrospinal fluid and in turn normal muscular reaction in the body, contributes to the broader prospective of Reichian Therapy. She also held classes on "Reichian Therapy & Kundalini Yoga"  and "Women's Reichian Therapy Intensive and Yoni Yoga". Michele had a private practice in Santa Rosa and in San Francisco at The Center for Healing and Expression in San Francisco.

Michele was board certified by The American College of Sexologists.

A Healing Journey with Michele's Unique and Effective Approach by James Miller - Back in 1977, or thereabouts, I went to my first neo-Reichian bodywork weekend with Al Bauman who had worked with Reich in New York and ended up working with musicians to open their bodies to the deep energy flows so their playing music was fuller and more captivating.

Listen in with Michele

Podcasts & Radio Interviews 

Listen to Michele on Sex and Aging on "Call Kira About Aging"
00:00 / 55:19
An interview with Chip August on Reichian Therapy
00:00 / 30:47
Michele discusses Female Sexuality on the "Ask Ann" Show
00:00 / 46:35
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