Dr. Peter Michael

Structural Therapist

The Michael Method

Holistic Body worker and Healer

Los Angeles, CA
In-Person Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
As a former competitive athlete, bodybuilder and health coach I don't trust just anyone to meet my wellness needs...Dr. Michael's technique, care and thorough methods help me stay happy, healthy and sane. He is an invaluable resource when it comes to how to holistically treat and care for your body no matter what condition you start out in. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain, an acute injury or would just like to feel more balanced Dr. Michael will help you get there. I am so glad to have found him and always look forward to my bodywork sessions now!
Peter is very personable and a pleasure to work with. I am 91 and am having trouble with my balance and walking. After the sessions I feel more grounded and better. It's only been 2 sessions so far and I am feeling optimistic from his encouragement that I will be able to feel more stable and walk more in the near future. I look forward to reporting back in a few months to update this review.

License, Credentials & Experience

Dr. Michael has been helping people for 48 years
Massage Technician
Los Angeles College of Massage
Rolf Practitioner
Rolf Institute of Structural InterIntegration
Bachelor of Arts Philosophy
San Fernando Valley State College
Doctor of Philosophy
Golden State University

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60 Minutes   •   $150

Endorsements

Active Isolated Stretching
Body Image
Bio-Energetics

Practice Locations & Hours


Los Angeles
821 S Bedford St, Los Angeles CA 90035, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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About me

I’ve worked in the healing arts since 1974. I trained and certified in massage therapy, Neo-Reichian therapy, Rolfing, Aston-Patterning, and was mentored by Joseph Heller just before he founded Hellerwork. After that in 1980, I was hired by Dr. Max Negri, M.D., F.A.C.S. to help his patients pre- and post- surgery. I worked for two years before he retired. I learned a great deal by studying everything I could find about the patients in this environment. My work there was extremely helpful and effective.

Throughout the 80’s I worked with M.D.’s, Chiropractors, N.D.’s, and continued to develop effective modes to add to what was, at that time, the beginning of my masterwork, and the groundwork for The Michael Method.

In the 90’s I worked for Long Beach Memorial’s Pain Management Medical Center, under the direction of Gary S. Rinzler, M.D., M.P.H. a Physiatrist and superb physician. The patients there were workers comp cases of near or total disability, after 5 years of full medical support. They were on the brink of being cast as 'Permanent and Stationary' and I was their last resort. Criteria for success in their treatment program, outlined by Worker's Comp, was full detox of all narcotic medication and 50% pain reduction sustained for six months past discharge from treatment. All patients discharged were interviewed by Dr. Timothy Sams, a Medical Psychologist. In the six years of my work there, 80% of my patients reported success.

For the past 20 years I’ve worked in the private sector. I help people who want to live their full potential and feel held back by some physical condition. In managing my own health I have studied the effects of improved balance on the body's ability to correct discomfort and pain. So far as to say I have found that a body, in harmony with gravity, can possess an integrity that removes the opportunity for chronic pain to exist. Over the course of my career and life, I have paid special attention to this in my patients, as well as in my own body.

In the course of my life I have overcome three serious injuries and survived twenty years of inflammation (medically classed as ‘neurological crisis’) and suffered pain that went undiagnosed until a chance encounter with a homeopathic chemical analysis. The device used found very high doses of four insecticides plus Agent Orange. As it happened, I had been exposed to those exact chemicals every summer for three years in my teens (thirty years before) when I worked a summer job on a tree farm. I was healed with homeopathic remedies. From the horror and despair of my own experience of chronic pain, and the despair it can create, I decided to do everything within my abilities to relieve pain and suffering in those who suffer the same as I have, especially when all common avenues have been exhausted.

Currently I am devoted to helping people of all ages free themselves from persistent pain and stiffness, and to become looser, lighter, stronger, and better balanced through my bodywork and movement education. I help people feel twenty years younger than they are, as I do, because everything I teach I have lived, learned, and practice every day.

Work with me and set yourself free.

My Philosophy of Care

As a teen, I ran a very large tree farm. I sprayed insecticides for several years. Ten yrs later, I began to have terrible skin rashes, the medical world had no help for me...they couldn't even tell what it was. I suffered intense pain and terrible itching for 20 years before a chiropractor correctly diagnosed insecticide poisoning utilizing a homeopathic computer diagnostic system. He advised me to take parotid, which I did, and 9 months later I was symptom free. Because of this, I became intensely motivated to help people in pain to overcome it.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

Usually, they are amazed at the relief they experience from their first session and feel the hope of full recovery!

My Inspiration

In the 'Your Philosophy of Care', I clearly stated that my experience of years of terrible pain with no effective help and then, experiencing tremendous relief from an unexpected source, I committed myself to relieving people who are stuck with pain and unable to find any relief. I have achieved that goal! Let me work on any musculo-skeletal pain that has not been successfully treated yet, for 5 minutes... very gently, no adjustments, ... you'll be surprised!


Practice Details

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Individuals
Couples
Ages works with
Teenagers
Adults
Seniors

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Dr. Peter Michael Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
As a former competitive athlete, bodybuilder and health coach I don't trust just anyone to meet my wellness needs...Dr. Michael's technique, care and thorough methods help me stay happy, healthy and sane. He is an invaluable resource when it comes to how to holistically treat and care for your body no matter what condition you start out in. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain, an acute injury or would just like to feel more balanced Dr. Michael will help you get there. I am so glad to have found him and always look forward to my bodywork sessions now!
Peter is very personable and a pleasure to work with. I am 91 and am having trouble with my balance and walking. After the sessions I feel more grounded and better. It's only been 2 sessions so far and I am feeling optimistic from his encouragement that I will be able to feel more stable and walk more in the near future. I look forward to reporting back in a few months to update this review.





Dr. Peter Michael
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