Melissa’s students on her CE courses:
I recently took Melissa’s class: Getting Specific- Hip and Shoulder Girdles. I found her instruction engaging and flexible. The course provided a great introduction on not just specifics of addressing specific muscles, but also how to think about approaching deeper work in targeted areas. The muscle isolation and palpation practice was incredibly valuable as well. I feel like I can take both the approach and the isolation/palpation practice and apply those principles to other areas of the body. This was an amazing course! – Chris G., LMBT
I recently took Melissa’s Easy Deep Tissue CE class and I am so glad I did. I was thinking about retiring my license but after this class, in just one week I can feel the difference in my wrists. Definitely one of my favorite classes. Thank you! – Melissa B., LMT
I have recently taken Melissa’s Headaches class as well as the Hip & Shoulder Girdle class. I specifically decided to take the second class after the first was so informative and enjoyable. Taking a class with Melissa is like opening a zip file — there’s so much there, it may take weeks or months to assimilate it all. Since she presents her materials in a well-organized way without seeming overwhelming, I felt that the time was extremely well spent. I’ve already used some of the techniques and have gotten positive feedback from clients. Thanks Melissa! – Kelly C., LMBT
Melissa’s classes and her space are very welcoming, and she is a very knowledgeable, talented and experienced massage therapist. As an instructor she exceeded my expectations. She is professional, on-time, sticks to the syllabus- yet always willing to explain further or repeat something for her students to see again, very approachable, funny and made learning the material fun. The course content in Melissa’s classes is undoubtedly helpful in furthering my massage career, easy to read and understand, and efficiently laid out. – Emily, LMBT
Melissa is a calm and structured teacher, though she offers natural flexibility in her teaching style throughout the class depending on what questions the students had, which made it feel more authentic. I also very much appreciated the small class size! It felt personable yet professional and I learned more easily because of it. – Erin P., LMBT
I recently took Melissa’s ‘Getting Specific- Hip and Shoulder Girdle’ course. The course was engaging, relevant, and full of great strategies I incorporated in my practice right away. Especially enjoyed learning ways to give my body a break while doing this work! I highly recommend Melissa’s courses. This will not be my last! – Lorrie Z., LMBT
I have taken Melissa’s Ethics class twice, and will take it again when I need to renew my license. Why would I take an Ethics class more than once with the same instructor? Wouldn’t that be boring or redundant? No, absolutely not. Melissa’s way of approaching what can be rather dry material is invigorating, thought provoking, and engaging. She warmly invites the class to explore ethical issues with fresh perspectives and curiosity.
She gently challenges us to look broader and deeper at everyday encounters. She supports us with incisive questions and pertinent information. In 20 years of practice, I have taken my share of Ethics classes, as well as having been an instructor myself. Melissa’s engaging manner makes the material come alive. – Cari R., LMBT
I could have taken an online ethics course, but I chose to do that class in person and am glad I did. Nothing can replace real people with real experiences! I so appreciated the camaraderie and support that we all gave each other. Overall, I’m pleased and looking forward to taking another class with Melissa! Erin P., LMBT
I used more pressure in the 2 days with Melissa in her Easy Deep Tissue class than I have in the past 2 years. The best part is that I didn’t feel any pain anywhere in my body afterwards. I feel so empowered after taking Melissa’s class! – Kelly S., LMBT
I took Melissa’s easy deep tissue class a few weeks back. I was already a strong deep tissue therapist, but I always like learning new ways to use my body more efficiently. I learned several new techniques that felt great to my body as a therapist. I asked a few of my regulars what their thoughts were and they loved the new techniques! The neck work was, “the best you’ve done on me!” said one client. I will definitely use these new tools I’ve learned in my continued practice. – Josh R., LMBT
I recently took Melissa’s easy deep tissue class. WOW! Before this class I felt like I was doing all I could for my clients but killing myself at the same time and still not able to give some clients the pressure they needed and desired without putting myself at risk for injury. I used my thumbs, A LOT! The day after her class I began incorporating her techniques into my massages.
I have since then been able to provide deeper more therapeutic work without such wear and tear on my body and thumbs and over exerting myself. My regulars have reaped the benefits of this class. I feel like I do more for my clients now than I ever have and do it with ease. I look forward to taking more classes with Melissa. Her integrity, patience, and approach to teaching is wonderful. Thanks Melissa!!!! – Fran P., LMBT
I forgot to mention how many compliments my clients and regulars have given me…a regular said the other day “wow, Fran, you really worked on me today…that was wonderful” I’m so thankful that you gave me the tools I needed to give my clients more therapeutic care. I know I have so much more to learn in the world of massage, but your class was definitely a game changer. – Fran P., LMBT
Last year, I took Melissa’s Easy Deep Tissue class. I was having a lot of shoulder pain before the class, and after the class, I didn’t have much shoulder pain. I went from getting massages every 2 weeks, to 4 to 6 weeks. I recently took Melissa’s TMJ class, because I like Melissa’s style of teaching, and she is very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the class, and learned some new massage techniques I can use on clients. The intake forms for our clients were great! The materials and videos were great. It was a nice day of learning. I plan on taking more of Melissa’s classes.