Ashiatsu is a deep relaxing treatment mainly using the heel or arch of the foot. The therapist holds on to two parallel wooden bars that run above the massage table while moving along the body using their feet. Learn more about ashiatsu massage.
Lymphatic Drainage is a form of very light and gentle massage that helps encourage the natural process of removing wastes from the tissues and back towards the heart. Draining lymph can help decrease swelling, relieve sinus pressure and help healing after surgery.
Sports massage is a technique for active individual. A combination of different techniques are used specific to the athletes needs which may include pre-event/post event massage, increasing flexibility, relaxing tense and over used muscles.
Myofascial Release uses specific techniques to stretch and repair the connective issue between your muscles (fascia). It helps your body heal properly from injuries and can restore range of motion.
Deep massage is similar to Swedish massage but the movements are slower and it is designed to remove severe tension and realigning those deeper muscles and connective tissues. It helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface.
Massage Cupping is a modern adaptation of the ancient art of cupping therapy. While massage performed by applying pressure, cupping instead uses negative pressure to pull, lift, open and expand the body’s soft tissues.
"Melanie is an excellent massage therapist! It was very easy setting up an appointment with her and right from get go, she was attuned to learning more about what was going wrong with my body (She actually took notes. Take heed, fellow therapists!) She heard me out and customized the session based on what I needed most. My back and shoulders feel much better now and are telling me they might have a new favorite therapist. She also shared her journey on general health and fitness, and gave provided useful recommendations on improving my form. Overall, a great experience. If you desire to be heard AND get that much needed customized treatment, Melanie is your gal. Highly recommended!" - S.T
"Melanie is amazing! She's so sweet and professional and really focused on my specific needs. My back and neck so much better the day after my massage, she's a miracle worker!" -C.B
"I love professionals that help educate you on what is going on in your body along with great service and Melanie does just that. I have had painful back and neck issues since a number of years ago being an aerialist and contortionist and my spine is a bit twisted. Melanie takes the time to listen to what is going on at each appointment and applies specific techniques for that day. You can tell she really knows what she is talking about and can pull from her extensive technical and holistic training to make sure you're taken care of. She also has a great energy and comfortable massage space.
I recommend her to all my friends who have all loved their massages with Melanie and will continue to do so." - T.W
"Melanie is extremely educated and intuitive. She does several different modalities of massage on me, including myofascial release, cupping and asiatsu ( she walks on me!) She never fails to make me feel better and stand up straighter. She's also really good at explaining to you what's going on with your body and what can be done to help any hang ups. Very professional and friendly. Melanie is one of the best massage therapists I've seen!"- C.J