Meet Our Team

Essential Balance creates a safe haven where everyone is treated as a unique individual and achieves optimum health in a caring environment by educating each client about the body's natural healing capacity.

Our goal is to be proactive and supportive while delivering culturally appropriate care to each individual.


Michelle Dempster, LMT, CAMCP | Owner/Practitioner la8488

I am a Board Certified Massage Therapist through the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy and a Certified Cupping Practitioner through Ace Institute. I received my degree as the valedictorian of my class from Medical Training College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to becoming a LMT/CAMCP, I was employed as an assistant to both a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist focusing my work on the rehabilitation and injury prevention of my patients. I have extensive experience treating men and woman of all ages with my main focus on athletes and individuals who have undergone both severe and minor injuries.

As a practitioner and business owner, I believe that by treating each person as an individual, I am best able to help my clients maintain their overall health. I am inclined to clinically respond to the effects of under-managed pain and teach each of my clients how to incorporate natural, safe, drug free prevention and wellness care into their daily lives. I also believe that the client-practitioner relationship should reflect that of mutual respect and alliance. Through this relationship, my clients should feel empowered to take an active role in their decisions to live a happier, healthier, more balanced lifestyle.