Melissa’s Approach

Melissa has spent the last decade as a complimentary health care practitioner committed to utilizing her head, heart, hands and body to increase the health and well-being of her clients.  Her massage, bodywork and holistic health practice embraces an integrative approach toward nurturing and balancing the body, mind, spirit and emotions.

Appointments with Melissa incorporate both Eastern and Western therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Zen Shiatsu, 5 Element Chinese Medicine, Breathwork, Energy work, Creative Visualization, Yoga, Intuitive Stretching, Nutrition, Herbs, Supplements and Astrology to reduce pain and stress; decrease muscular tension; release toxicity; increase range of motion; balance posture; stimulate circulation, respiration, digestion and elimination; calm and soothe the nervous system; lessen congestion and/or holding patterns; strengthen the body’s resistance to disease; increase flow and understanding; create space, lightness, stability and health in the body, as well as an overall sense of peace and well-being.

Melissa is skilled at supporting and encouraging the innate intelligence and self-corrective mechanisms existing within each person to help them relax and unwind.  She is drawn to creating sacred space to support the healing and empowerment of individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, chronic health conditions, tick-borne illnesses, highly-sensitive systems, spiritual crises, as well as educators, veterans and people going through major life transitions, including births, separations and the end of life.