Massage Therapist LMBT #04875
Book with Melanie (Massage)
Hello beautiful people! I’m Melanie, and here’s my story in a nutshell. I have a longstanding fascination with and affection for the human body. I was a very active and athletic daredevil of a child, persistently testing the limits of my body. As an adult, I became a certified yoga instructor in 2001, a licensed massage therapist in 2003, a certified personal trainer in 2011, and a licensed [holistic] esthetician in 2013. I expanded my business to include transformational coaching in 2017. I am an empath, and a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and use these gifts in my practice where applicable. Having an Aries sun, and a Virgo moon and ascendant, means that I am a keen seeker of knowledge. I ask WHY a lot. A LOT. And that means that I can probably answer most questions you have about your body and how (and why) to care for it optimally. On the off chance that I don’t have an answer for you, I will promptly seek one out and share my findings with you. I LOVE learning.I have a TON of experience helping people achieve greater health, wellness, performance, and comfort in their bodies and in their lives via my bodywork and coaching practices. I have worked with a wide spectrum of clients including professional athletes (NFL, MiLB, IronMan, and others) and coaches, medical professionals (doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, and more), stay-at-home parents, elders, folks with chronic disease and/or acute injuries, elders and children, and high level entertainment professionals (including an American Idol, a Grammy-winning songstress, and the manager of an infamous indie band). Needless to say, my work is very skilled and adaptable.
I consider it a privilege and an honor to work with every client that graces my table. My specialties are structural integration, postural re-education, pain management, very specific deep tissue work, reiki energy work, and deeply relaxing restorative bodywork. I have been blessed with the gift of being able to easily assess patterns and connections within the tissues of the body, reading the stories each individual body has to share. That, added to my training in anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, have lead to my clients reaching states of health, comfort, recovery, and performance levels they never dreamed possible. I have amassed a number of tools in my toolbox over my 15+ years of practice. I have practiced, studied in, and been a client in many cities, towns, and countries in the world. My work reflects this. My touch is not only highly skilled, it is also acutely intuitive and versatile.When you’re on my table, you’re not just a body to be worked, you are an integral part of the massage experience. I am here for you … not the other way around. I strive to always work in a way that meets each client’s individual needs and preferences. I’m so excited to see you on the table, and look forward to helping you on your path to health and vitality!