Deep within her soul, Melanie has always been drawn to the human body, spirituality and the healing arts. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science many years ago, her personal healing path eventually led her into the world of Holistic Health.
Through her own healing journey, Melanie discovered the transformational power of massage, bodywork and proper nutrition, as well as spiritual and energy healing modalities. Before taking on massage school, she followed an inner calling to study Traditional Indigenous Healing with Kimberly Hart & Selma Sroka, and Shamanic healing methods with Jorge Villanueva Castillo. She also had the honor to learn from several other spiritual teachers, including Echo Bodine.
Melanie studied Western Therapeutic Massage and Eastern Shiatsu Therapy at CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School in Minneapolis and launched her own practice in 2017. She is currently practicing in South Minneapolis at Adagio Holistic Therapies, LLC. Melanie previously worked for Halo Healing Therapies, where she gained valuable experience providing athletic performance massage for professional athletes, including active NFL professionals.
Previous to becoming a massage therapist, Melanie enjoyed working as a chemist, storm chaser, adult foster care provider and photographer.
“I am so grateful and excited to be part of two great teams of holistic practitioners, where together we create space for balance, healing and growth.” - Melanie
While I have had many wise teachers over the years, I want to share three lessons that really helped change me at a soul level and bring about deep healing. They may sounds simple, but they can be truly transforming!
- Be gentle with yourself.
- Listen to your body, it speaks volumes.
- Live by the "52 Percent Rule".
Spend 52 percent of your energy on self-care. By caring for and healing ourselves, we heal others and the planet.
On my own path, I have found that healing is a continuous journey. Sometimes every day can feel like a challenge. I have learned the importance of slowing down and finding balance. By following these few "rules", and stopping more to just breathe, life has become more beautiful and my body & spirit more joyful.
I hope to share what I have learned, and continue to learn, to help empower others on their journeys to find better balance and greater health.
From my Heart to Yours,
A.A.S. Degree in East West Therapeutic Bodywork
CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy, 2018
B.S. Degree Biomedical Science & Chemistry
Saint Cloud State University, 1998
H.A.R.T. Method - Beyond Maya Abdominal Therapy Certification
Adagio Holistic Therapies, LLC, Kimberly S. Hart, 2018
Connective Tissue Therapy Certification
CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy, March 2018
Cupping, Moxibustion and Gua Sha Level I
Adagio Holistic Therapies, Kimberly S. Hart, 2016
Fundamentals of Traditional Healing 9 Month Program
Kimberly Hart and Selma Sroka, 2016
Traditional Medicine Without Borders, C.E. Class
University of New Mexico
Reiki Practitioner I, II, III & Master Level Certification
Quantum Heart Reiki School, Dawn Marian
Hands-On Energy Healing, Basic & Advanced
Echo Lee Bodine
Ordained Minister Certification