Melissa was introduced to massage in 1995 after suffering a running injury during the Seattle marathon. She started massage school the next year in 1996 completing her licensing program at the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle Washington in 1997. Melissa moved to Bend shortly after graduating to enjoy more sunshine and the outdoors. Being an avid runner, Melissa focused on sports massage for several years and has worked on several professional athletes. In 2001 Melissa took several workshops focusing on repetitive use injuries and has enjoyed helping people succeed in achieving their personal goals and fitness goals by staying healthy and keeping the body strong.
Other modalities Melissa specializes in are:
- Deep tissue
- Soft tissue release
Melissa enjoys incorporating several different modalities into each massage to produce the most benefits to each client.
Melissa loves living in Bend and enjoys doing yoga, running, cooking, and teaching her two young children the benefits of exercise and healthy living.