“I believe Therapeutic Massage, on a regular basis, is essential to a healthy, active lifestyle. My sessions encourage proper posture and balance that aims for long-term relief.”
Owner of Armory Massage Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist; 2001
Melissa combines a variety of Eastern and Western techniques in her bodywork to encourage the release of muscle tension, stimulate circulation, and achieve deep relaxation. She assists her clients in reaching their goals by listening to their needs and developing a personalized session that may include stretching and/or movement.
Melissa received her Associates Degree (A.A.S.) in Massage Therapy from Trocaire College, a hospital based program in Buffalo, New York, in 2001 and has continued to grow, personally and professionally, with her studies in energy bodywork and Eastern inspired techniques such as Massage Cupping Bodywork, Japanese Zen Facial Rejuvenation, and Chinese Craniosacral Therapy/Daoist Pain Management. Her solid training in Western techniques has been enhanced by many years of experience and collaboration with Physical Therapists and Doctors of Chiropractic medicine, especially in the field of Chiropractic BioPhysics. Working in a variety of settings, such as upscale spas in Washington, DC, on-site for national recording artists and stage performers in Buffalo, NY, clinics servicing professional athletes, and massage therapy instruction, she has inspired and educated many people to utilize regularly scheduled massage therapy in their own lives.
Reiki Level I; 1997 Reiki Level II; 1997 Reiki Master Teacher; 1999
ACE MediCupping Certified – Massage Cupping Bodywork; 2006
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (Foundation Training- Three year, 700 hour series); 2016 (pending)
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Teaching Assistant 2017-present