San Diego Cancer Research Institute

About Teri Polley-Michea

Teri Polley-Michea MA, RN, CMT, HHP, RMT
Nurse Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher


Teri started her healing career over 39 years ago as a Registered Nurse and is dually licensed as an RN and Massage Therapist with a Holistic Health Practitioner Certificate. For the past 23 years she has a private practice providing massage therapy, Reiki, and Healing Touch to all ages of clients. Teri’s specialty has been Oncology massage and massage for people with chronic illness. She has been recognized as a Massage Education Provider by the Society for Oncology Massage providing Oncology education to massage therapist and nurses throughout San Diego County. Teri has also completed Level III in Healing Touch, Reiki Master/Teacher and has her Master of Arts Degree in Somatic Studies.
In the past Teri received 2 grants, one funding research completed at UCSD Medical Center in the Perlman Cancer Center using massage therapy as an adjunct in the care of the patient with cancer and another for a community service program at San Diego Cancer Research Institute providing massage to caregivers of cancer. Teri has presented her research at the American Massage Therapy Conference in New Mexico and several local nursing conferences in the San Diego area.

Teri resides in Carlsbad with her husband and 3 dogs. She enjoys volunteering with
Girl Friends Care serving guests at Brother Bennos in Oceanside, California; Love on a Leash, a pet therapy visiting program; and she is a Foster parent for French Bulldog Village and Road Dogs and Rescue. She loves camping, bicycling, ocean activities, and making things out of a variety of discarded materials.

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