licensed massage therapy
Melanie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008. Melanie, who usually goes by Mel, was born and raised in Dayton and cooked in fine dining for over 20 years. She started receiving regular massage in 1999 for chronic pain in her neck and shoulders, from repetitive motions used in the kitchen and old sports injuries that were never addressed. She would get to the point that she could not even move her neck. Massage changed the quality of her life so much that she decided to become a therapist, and do the same thing for other people.
Mel is dedicated to helping people achieve their health goals by taking a medical approach to massage. She likes to address the long and short term affects of stress on the body. Her technique includes targeted, detailed work on the source of problems. She regularly works with cleints with Parkinson’s Disease, Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome, Arthritis, TMJ, migraines/chronic headaches, pre-op prep and post-op recovery, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, rotator cuff issues, spinal issues and more. In addition, she has experience with athletes; runners, tennis players, pickle ballers, lacrosse players, dancers, gymnasts and more. Melanie has training in Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, intraoral TMJ techniques, whiplash protocol, CST, myofascial release, aromatherapy, sports massage and MET. We love her at Joga because of her matter-of-fact, considerate style in both her demeanor and her massages.
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