A few examples of what clients have to say…
“Melissa is an amazing healer, and I say “healer” because after just one session, I walked out with severely less pain—and it didn’t come back! I’ve been to many massage practitioners and every single time, I’d feel great on the table, feel great leaving, but a few hours later the pain was right back where it started. Not with Melissa; I felt like I had a new back and that’s saying something considering when I first saw her I was moving at a sloth’s pace because I was in so much pain. I also sincerely appreciate that Melissa takes the time to really explain to you why you’re feeling the pain you’re feeling. She taught me that it’s a lot more than “my back hurts” and that has really informed the way I manage my care at home and future appointments with her. The cherry to all of this is Melissa is a fantastic
person. She’s a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we’ve had some great conversations; she also truly cares about her clients and gives you additional resources to consider so all of you is healthy and whole. Do yourself a favor and book a session right away–your body will thank you.”
– Syanne O.
“That was awesome! I personally love it when a massage therapist knows where it hurts. The only difference is that Melissa actually knows how to provide you with immediate relief! She is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and just overall amazing at her art. It was only my first session but already my posture is better and I can breathe better!! Will definitely be coming back. Wish I could give 10,000 stars out of 5.”
– Makala M.
“Melissa is kind and very knowledgeable. As a busy mom and athlete, I appreciate her help as part of my wellness team to help me feel my best.”
– Mbong H.
“Melissa is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her massage craft and wellness.”
“Melissa is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her massage craft and wellness. She pinpoints cause of pain and gives great advice to not only heal but prevent. I’ve referred several friends to her and all have thanked me due to great experiences!”
– Kim C.
“After about a year of intense lower back/hip/glute pain after an injury, I saw numerous doctors, PTs, and also had two steroid injections by an orthopedic doctor and nothing would stop the pain. It was debilitating. I went to Melissa and it was unbelievable how after one session, I had so much relief. It turned out that I had many muscle spasms due to the injury and Melissa knew exactly how to work them out. I cannot recommend her highly enough. So thankful for finding her.”
– Kathy D.
“Melissa is very attentive and detail oriented. Been going to her for a year. She is able to adjust my neck and back without going to a chiropractor. But I have deep neuromuscular massage which is not your soothing relaxing massage. I wouldn’t have it any other way. She is well worth the expense. Cures migraine, neck, sciatica issues always.”
– Chris S.
“Melissa is a gifted practitioner. She is a “body whisperer” who is able to intuitively identify and release those stuck areas within your body that cause discomfort. She also creates amazing body butters that smell good while performing a specific function. I highly recommend her services. The best!”
– K. Beck
“Although I have had deep tissue massage from various therapists over the years, I did not know about medical massage therapy until I met Melissa. She helped me with severe abdominal pain through both massage and energy work (which I had previously been skeptical about; I’m now a believer). More recently I was seeing a physical therapist for a knee issue and I felt he was making the problem worse, not better.
So I went to Melissa, who had a completely different take on what was causing the pain. Equally important, she gave me the pain relief I had been seeking. I then consulted with another physical therapist who concurred with Melissa and highly recommended I continue receiving massage therapy to resolve the issue! Melissa is excellent at identifying a source of pain, finding places on your body that are tight you’re not even aware of, and offering self-care advice. I highly recommend her.”
– Mandy M.
“After my massage with Melissa, I felt like I had been run over by a truck, which is exactly how I like it! So many massage therapists boast deep tissue skills, but Melissa actually delivers on this. If you need a deep tissue massage, this is the only place to go.”
– Jessie B.
“Melissa is fabulous! I have had lots of massages, but never the Reiki and oils treatment. It’s amazing the emotional energy that the body holds. She was able to release tension in my body that I didn’t even know was there and allow healing to take place. She also shared a lot about what was going on in different places in my body and things that I could do at home to further help the process of healing. When I went to work, my colleague said it looked like I was floating. If you are feeling ‘stuck’ in any area of your life, this is the service for you. I can’t wait for my next visit!”
– Miki W.
“Melissa was awesome and gave me the best deep muscle massage I’ve ever had. I travel all the time and have been in 38 states. My neck and back are in bad shape so I get massages every week. I may be in Raleigh for 6 months or more and plan to see her once or twice a week. Thank you so much Melissa!”
– Kirk T.
“She was able to release tension in my body that I didn’t even know was there and allow healing to take place. She also shared a lot about what was going on in different places in my body and things that I could do at home to further help the process of healing.”
“I am a Golf Professional at Chapel Hill CC and have constant back and neck pain from golfing and being on my feet everyday. I have been going to Melissa now for a few months and she has done wonders for my body. I feel like a new person when I go see her. She is incredibly talented and is very knowledgable about massage therapy. I cannot express enough how good Melissa is. You will not regret going to her!”
– Robin M.
“Melissa has really helped me recover after some brutal workouts! She has a unique approach to healing the body that is highly effective!”
– Nick O.
“Awesome massage! I have searched high and low for a massage therapist in N. Raleigh who could do excellent deep tissue/therapeutic/sports massage. I’ve come close on occasion, but Melissa, by FAR, exceeded my expectations and began doing therapeutic body work that stopped my headaches for the first time in weeks! Strongly recommend you try her out!”
“When I came to her office, Melissa was very calm and empathetic, and made sure I was comfortable from the start. This part was easy as she has a very welcoming and open attitude and I trusted her intentions.”
“Melissa really took the time to personalize my session. I came to her for energy work/Reiki. It was nice that she took time to have a phone conversation with me ahead of time to have a better understanding of what my needs were, and what she provides. I had lots of questions that she was very patient and able to answer. When I came to her office, Melissa was very calm and empathetic, and made sure I was comfortable from the start. This part was easy as she has a very welcoming and open attitude and I trusted her intentions. The oils and the session were very impactful, I certainly felt a difference not just the rest of that day, but the days after. She was very sweet to check in on me the next day and also the following week. I would recommend her practices to anyone, and I certainly plan to see her again.”
– Jacklyn P.
“Melissa saw me for a massage/bodywork and chakra balancing. I had not seen a massage therapist in quite a while, and while I do yoga and meditation and chakra work, there is only so much I was able to shift things. She was very thorough, intuitive and discussed with me the options for using essential oils to help balance my chakras and facilitate deeper release in massage. It was (She was) amazing!!! I am REALLY picky about massage therapists and the work I have done, and she was stellar. She was worth her weight in gold.”
– Dawn B.
“After going through most of a year of cancer treatment, I went to see Melissa on the recommendation of a friend. After five months of chemo, two surgeries, and six weeks of daily radiation, my knots had knots. I was trying to squeeze door frames under my shoulder blades to relieve the discomfort. Every time I sneezed, I winced in pain as my shoulders caught the brunt of the contraction. Melissa was amazing. I was already melting in relief during my first appointment, but the healing continued over the next few days. My whole body moved better. I set two new personal speed records for my daily trail runs. Even better, I didn’t groan like a bear every time I stood up or sat down, trying to get my body aligned to hold me up. I highly recommend Melissa. Best, most effective massage of my life.”
– Kim E.
“I’ve been seeing Melissa for a little over 2 years now for problems stemming from a 21 year baseball career followed by a 9-5 desk job that involves sitting at a computer for long stretches. Her efficiency and effectiveness is second to none. Most recently I contacted her for an emergency session after my neck locked up causing shooting pains that extended to the arms, hands and face. Melissa knew exactly where to get to work and 90 minutes later I had regained mobility of my head and neck with no more referred pain. Spa memberships are nice if you want to go every week with no progress. If you want real results that legitimately stick in the weeks after the session then go see Melissa.”
– Joe H.
“I had a massage with Melissa on Thursday afternoon. After a week with shoulder pain and insomnia I was needing relief. Melissa did not give me the typical massage. Even though it was my shoulder that felt most of the pain she was guided to spend an hour working on just my neck, as this is were much of my pain was stemming from. She gives a therapeutic massage, and her hands are STRONG! Be prepared to feel some discomfort as you release what is causing you physical pain, but know that you will feel SO much better and experience more long term relief. I was finally able to get some much needed sleep! Thank you Melissa:)”
– Rebecca B.
“As a yoga therapist, I am keenly aware of what my body needs, where the aches are etc. That is why I am always surprised how Melissa finds more than even I’m aware of and works the muscles to release whatever tension or toxins they are holding. I strongly recommend her if you want a healing and therapeutic massage verses a run of the mill spa massage.”
– Brenda S.
“I strongly recommend her if you want a healing and therapeutic massage verses a run of the mill spa massage.”
“Melissa is an excellent massage therapist. It seems like she is able to just look at you some times and know where she needs to focus her attention that session. Great array of massage skills at her disposal to work on any muscle problem.”
“Amazing massage! I’ve been experiencing pain from a lifting/running injury and Melissa was very knowledgeable and helped me understand what might be going on. She was enormously friendly and a great conversationalist and she made me feel totally comfortable, even with me being new to massage and me asking a million questions. I will be back!”
– John A.
“I have been seeing Melissa for over a year now. She has magic fingers that find all my sore spots and trigger points! She has her work cut out for her when I come in, as I’m a jumbled mess, but I leave with a renewed sense of energy and a happy body!”
– Amy S.
“Her expertise in treating trigger points and energy work led to relief from an emotional issue from my past that was stored in my muscle memory. During her deep tissue massage, she described to me what she was feeling in my hip. I immediately knew exactly what she was sensing and began to open up about it. As I talked, she told me that she felt it releasing. I knew it was true for I, too, felt it. Since that happened, I’ve felt truly liberated. I am not a doctor or a priest, but the energy from that trauma left me that day and I have felt lighter and more joyous ever since.”
– Suzette V.