Melissa’s students on her CE courses:
After a recent wrist overuse injury from doing too much deep tissue, I took Melissa Cope’s Easy Deep Tissue. I was able to perform all the techniques we learned with ease, and I have renewed hope for sustaining a long career as a massage therapist. Melissa is a very skilled and knowledgeable instructor, and kept the class fun and interesting. I left with a wealth of new tips and tricks for preserving my body while delivering deep work, and I am incredibly grateful I signed up! -Beth T.
Thank you! That was an amazing intro to light touch!!! -Julie, LMT
I definitely needed to get more comfortable with working in potentially “awkward” areas. By overcoming my own personal discomfort, I’ve been able to offer my clients so much more! At least 10 clients have said, “Wow, I’ve never had anyone work on my chest and/or hips like that.” Many of them have received regular massage for years! – Danielle, LMT
I recently took Melissa’s Hip & Shoulder Girdle CE class and I learned how to implement specific techniques to treat client issues. I’ve received amazing client feedback on how much I open up their chests and backs. Thank you Melissa! – Lisa H., LMBT
You really can put these techniques to work immediately! I had a big athlete on my table today. I used exclusively the techniques learned in your class. He said he has had 500+ massages and that is the best work he’s ever had on his hips, glutes, legs and feet. How cool is that? – J.B. LMT
I’m hyper-mobile in my hands so the stress on them is rough. I took Melissa’s Easy Deep Tissue in 2018 and I’m planning on taking it again, because I use the techniques literally every day at work. It’s the only reason my thumbs and wrists aren’t trashed.
– Cat, GA M.T.
At Melissa’s Easy Deep Tissue class, I learned so many things that will help me in my practice and ease my body while doing so. She taught us a lot on body mechanics, positioning, and how to effectively use knuckles, forearms and elbows. There were lots of gems in this class that I will carry with me throughout my massages.. Melissa is very knowledgeable, personable and a great communicator. I highly recommend her course and I look forward to learning more from her in the future. – Lisa H.
ONE OF BEST CLASS I’VE TAKEN IN 15 YEARS!I recently took Melissa’s Easy Deep Tissue class. Before the class I was having shoulder and back pain to the point of questioning if I could continue my career in massage therapy. Because of Melissa’s course I have been incorporating the technique not only in just deep tissue, but also in my Swedish with just the simple adjustment of pressure. As an instructor Melissa took the time to show us how the technique should look and feel! I’m able to continue doing the job I love and I’m excited to take the next class! Thank you Melissa from the bottom of my heart! – Debbie G.
In 2019, I had recently graduated from massage school with no knowledge of how to properly use my body mechanics. I had multiple clients wanting deep tissue, but I couldn’t properly give them the pressure they needed. My elbows, wrists, and thumbs would ache even when I wasn’t working. I found Melissa’s Easy Deep Tissue class. Immediately after taking her class, it was like a lightbulb went off. I no longer had pain and I started to get regular bookings for deep tissue. In 2020, I decided to take Melissa’s Shoulder and Hip Girdle class to further my knowledge. Now, I feel more confident than ever to help with my future and current clients’ needs. Whether you are brand new to the massage industry or you need a refresher in easy deep tissue, I 100% recommend Melissa’s classes. – Abigail W.
I’ve taken several of Melissa’s courses and have never been disappointed. Melissa creates a comfortable learning environment, her instruction is clear and concise, and you quickly learn that she is a master at her craft. I always leave Melissa’s class with several more tools in the toolbox and the confidence to begin using them right away. – Kelly S., LMBT
Melissa offers many relevant, practical and easy-to-execute techniques to treat hip and shoulder problems. I got a lot out of her class and have been using what I’ve learned in all of my sessions.” -Kristen B., LMBT
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.
I feel like I’ve gained a lot of confidence. I’ve been discouraged recently thinking I might have to quit, but now I have hope. – CE Student
Extremely valuable tools for the longevity of my body, plus class was fun! – CE Student
I no longer use my thumbs! -CE Student
I am very excited to utilize all the techniques we learned. Already my wrists aren’t hurting! – A.W., LMT