Hi, I’m Melissa!
What I do…
Located in Denver, my massage and ancient healing arts therapy practice is dedicated to supporting women. I offer customized massage therapies, including:
Once you’ve scheduled a service, we’ll meet at the Nurture Wellness space in Northwest Denver.
How I got here…
For over 20 years, I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Practitioner of Asian Bodywork Therapy. Additionally, I am a 500-Hour Certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and a Doula, proudly trained by Debra Pascali Bonaro. For five years, I was a Professor of Massage Therapy in New York City. There, I trained massage professionals in: Shiatsu, Swedish and Myofascial Therapy. I am one of very few Colorado healers part of the Certified Practitioners of the American Organization of Asian Bodywork Therapy (AOBTA-CP). As an Asian Bodywork Therapist with over 500 hours of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I offer Amma Therapy, Nutritional recommendations and Herbal recommendations. In 2014, I visited Chengdu, China, for specialized training on Traditional Chinese Medicine. These practices are particularly useful for women when it comes to issues of Fertility, Prenatal and Postpartum healing.
Why healing therapy?
Some pursue this work as a matter of interest. I, on the other hand, had the great fortune of being raised in a family of healers. In the 70’s, my grandmother (a talented Iridologist) along with Ruth Sackman, co-founded a Non-Profit Cancer Therapy Organization called Foundations for The Advancement of Cancer Therapies (FACT). A documentary was filmed and a book was published based on FACT. Inspired by this remarkable community of healers, I set my sights on becoming a Healing Arts Practitioner.