Melissa was born and raised in Chicago from Ecuadorian & Irish descent. From working as a film editor, she felt something was missing in her life: helping people on a more personal level.

Melissa graduated from Cortiva Institute in 2012. She is trained in swedish, deep tissue, pre-natal, hot stone, graston, cupping (silicone), craniosacral, and specializes in sports, trigger point, myofascial, headache relief, scar tissue work, and reiki.

She takes a clinical approach to work out what’s causing issues in her clients tissues, while focusing on pain management physically and mentally through energy work. Having worked six years for a gym spa, Melissa likes to integrate stretching and deep tissue techniques to treat sports and every day life related injuries, and at the same time has a caring approach to each of her clients needs to promote relaxation and peace.

When Melissa isn’t massaging, she’s a full time aunt to her nephew and friends/family’s cats, loves going to concerts, making cake pops, playing video games and gazing at the moon.

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