Melissa has been on her healing path since she was seventeen. She knew that by healing herself and gaining the awareness of her body and health, she could help other people find their way too. Melissa has studied various forms of healing, nutrition and yoga. Melissa has been a practitioner for 19 years! With a degree in Medical Anthropology, Melissa has a passion for culture and various forms of healing practices and beliefs. She is open to going on journeys with her clients and helping to guide others to feel themselves, connecting mind and body. As a mother of two boys she has developed great compassion and understanding, patience and wisdom.
Melissa was trained at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, where she studied various forms of healing, including Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Hot and Cold Stone Healing Massage, Swedish massage and Chair Massage.
Melissa is a Certified Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner. She studied in Victoria, BC for a 1.5-year program.
Melissa completed her 2-year training with Dr. Sharon Stanley’s course Somatic Transformation Body Centered Counselling and now continuing with Sharon’s advanced Somatic Training.
Melissa is studying Visceral Manipulation at the Barral Institute.
Melissa’s sessions are designed to go deeper and allow for the client’s body to find its own wisdom and healing. If you are wanting change and to truly come into alignment with yourself and your life, Melissa is humbled to help guide you. Each session is specific to the client’s needs and can blend several different modalities to help free her clients of pain and tension. She holds the space for her clients to come back into balance within themselves and to find more freedom, clarity, and vitality. Melissa believes in educating her clients so that they can continue to feel well in their bodies, minds and spirits.
She feels that every body has the potential to heal and to integrate all aspect of oneself into wholeness. It is never too late to start the work and to wake up to your true nature of who you really are!
More about Melissa
Melissa is also a musician and dancer and loves the form of African dance and music. She believes that being connected to one’s body is very important and encourages others to find movement in their lives. Melissa also teaches movement education which is part of her Hellerwork program.
On her days off Melissa loves to be in nature, biking, swimming, hiking or just sitting by a tree in silence.
Melissa has traveled to Africa to study as well as give sessions to people suffering from HIV-related illnesses. She plans to return to work in clinics and help others who don’t have the opportunities that we have here for healing.