LMP, RYT 200
I’m happy to become a part of the team here at Peninsula Chiropractic. I use a wide variety of modalities to create a custom session for my clients. I obtained my massage training through a medical based program in Blackfoot, ID in 2010. This program is located inside a small, privately owned, hospital where each student completed an internship to gain hands-on experience in multiple departments. We worked in dialysis, same day surgery, extended care, and my personal favorite, maternity. I gained an appreciation for modern medicine and the medical field we live in today.
After completion of the program, I was asked to return as a teaching assistant, which I did for years. One day, a golden opportunity was offered to me. I accepted a position as the head hands-on Instructor at the College of Massage Therapy in Blackfoot, ID and remained there until 2015. My years of teaching had an enormous impact on my life, personally and professionally. I have deep gratitude for the time I spent at the school and the life lessons it gave me.
In summer of 2015 I spent a month in Rishikesh, India where I completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. We studied anatomy & physiology, philosophy, asana and meditation. I wanted to challenge myself, mentally and emotionally, and I’m glad to say I received exactly what I was asking for. From lost luggage and 104 fever, to roof top monkey attacks, it truly was the trip of a lifetime.
My most recent years in practice were in Jackson Hole, WY at the Body Sage Spa located in the Rusty Parrot Lodge. I had never been interested in working in the spa industry, but I was lucky to find a spa that had a strong wellness focused business model. The menu we offered was intended for healthful purposes rather than esthetics. It was at the spa that I truly fine-tuned my style and gained the fullness in experience I had been looking for. I look forward to working with you along your wellness journey and am excited for this next phase along my ever growing practice and career!
Dr. Michael Dam
Doctor of Chiropractic