Melissa's Story

Melissa August CMT Family Massage Therapist 

"Help families live a pain and stress free life physically, mentally, and spiritually"

 

Melissa's Mission

I love giving massages to help people. It challenges my body, mind, and spirit while staying centered and focused on the needs of the person or animal at hand. It is amazing to feel a muscle change shape and soften under my fingertips, and exciting for a client to tell me how great they feel after a session. My mission for my massage practice is to help families live a pain and stress free life physically, mentally, and spiritually. One of my passions is helping families during childbearing years. My vision for teaching infant massage to parents and caregivers is to help babies become calmer, smarter, sweeter individuals, who grow up to see the value of massage in their lives.  I hope I set a positive example of living a balanced life by taking care of myself, my family and friends, my home, and everyone who comes into my practice.

My goal is providing a comforting cozy space so when someone walks into my studio, they feel they are in a healing sanctuary. I communicate with each individual upfront about what I should focus on, and strive to be centered and intuitive enough and feel the muscle or scar tissue that needs work. I try to sense the perfect amount of pressure for allowing each muscle fiber to melt back into a normal perfect physical state, and bring blood flow back into the area. I strongly encourage any feedback during a session. Come in and allow me to help reduce your stress and relieve your muscle pain.

Melissa's Background

I have been a veterinary technician since 1996. In 2002 I was introduced to alternative medicine, and saw the speed and ease of recovery from surgery. My dog, Sasha, had her anterior cruciate ligament repaired. Pain medications, physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage were used during her recovery. I saw decreased drug use, decreased recovery time, and stress reduction. I realized through my training and also receiving massage on a monthly basis that routine massage is part of the physical and mental equation of being healthy. Massage brings balance to the body, along with eating healthy, exercising, drinking enough water, and getting enough rest.


Melissa's Training

I became certified in massage therapist in 2004 and completed CPR training in Davis. I am licensed for massage in the city of Davis and have a massage practitioners license through the state of California (lic.# 18681). I am insured through ABMP.  In July of 2005 I traveled to The Boulder College of Massage and was trained in canine massage therapy.  In October of 2005 I was trained in equine massage therapy through Healing Arts Institute.  I finished a 35 hour certification program called Pregnancy Massage for the Childbearing year from Stephanie Halderman at Healing Arts Institute in September 2010, and belong to the American Pregnancy Massage Association. In 2012 I became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor CIMI® through the International Loving Touch of Foundation, a national accredited program. I am continually taking continued education courses to help my clients.

I have been with Dynamics Hair and Massage Studio since October 2005 working part time up until 2010 when I decided to leave the U. C. Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital to be a full time massage therapist and mother. Our son was born in 2010 and our daughter was born in 2015. I am lucky to be happily married to my high school sweetheart.


Hours: Sunday - Thursday. Days / Times may vary.
Call / Text to make special arrangements.
219 E Street, Suite B. Davis, CA 95616
Telephone: 916.402.7380 | melsmassagecmt@gmail.com

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