“My interest in massage and bodywork began shortly after my family was involved in a major car accident that rendered my father a quadriplegic, unable to walk and with only partial use of his arms. I witnessed the benefits he received from massage including reduced swelling in his feet and legs, decreased muscle spasms, and improved flexibility of his lower extremities by range of motion exercises. I later began seeking massage for myself and found it a wonderful relief!
Every time I have a new injury, I have mixed feelings: Pain and Excitement. I am active and with each new injury I am given an opportunity to learn about my body and how to help others. I have learned from my car accidents, my twisted ankles and knees, my 2 shoulder dislocations, my many falls, and my participation in several types of sports and physical labor. Sometimes rehab is hard, but it’s worth it!
I received my massage education in North Carolina at South Eastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy and Massage, and after moving to Oregon attained my Massage License in 2006. I have continued expanding my education and taken courses to be certified as a medical massage therapist. I extend my gratitude to all of you who by supporting Massage Marvels as a local business are also supporting my little family. Thank you!”
*Melissa and Michelle have successfully transitioned into their own practices. We still regularly consult with and refer to each other.