Michelle, wearing glasses, smiling.

Michelle Racich 

(She/her) is a board certified Asian Bodywork Therapist (NCCAOM); and certified practitioner member of the AOBTA® with over 40+ years experience training and teaching Ki (Qi) cultivation through qigong, martial arts, meditation, zazen and tea practices.

Michelle maintains Heart of Zen, a private Zen shiatsu clinical practice in Suttons Bay, MI.

Michelle has been featured on the Anxiety Slayer podcast: The Way of Tea for Your Health and in an interview with MysticMag.



The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (www.nccaom.org) offers exam-based certification for Asian bodywork therapists (Dipl. ABT). The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia® (www.aobta.org) recognizes certified practitioners of Asian bodywork therapy (AOBTA®-CP) based on educational standards.