The ancient art & science of East Asian Medicine & acupuncture offers an encompassing lens in which to see the wholeness & integration of how ones mind, body and spirit can be most harmonious when ones energy (also known as “Qi") is freely flowing and full of life.
Melissa’s refined and gentle acupuncture techniques come from the synthesis of her Japanese acupuncture style, Five Element influences as well as the Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques that she has studied during her course work in China.
Her soft & soothing ways allow for the experience of acupuncture to be calming & settling to ones nervous system and bring an overall sense of peace and equanimity to our inner & outer landscapes.
Over the past 11 years of practicing and cultivating her wisdom of this medicine’s bounty of balance, Melissa has unveiled the beauty of not only helping to support one's physical, mental and emotional systems, but also addresses that which lies beneath it all.
Melissa truly feels the honor of creating a space for her patients to be supported and to be a conduit & catalyst for anyone that is ready for growth, transformation and simply feeling better.
Melissa is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and Chinese herbology and is licensed by the State of Colorado. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her Masters of Science from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego.
When outside of the Highlands Wellness Center you may find Melissa with her family, dancing, doing a downward facing dog, floating down a river, hiking under a full moon at night or communing with Mother Nature somewhere while camping & adventuring.
Melissa’s areas of care include:
- Care & support in the postpartum years
- Nervous system decompression
- Transitional times of life
- Digestive system support (both physical & the digesting of life)
- Awakening to ones full empowered self
- Breath work
- Soul Evolution
- Sleep support
- Dancing with Change
- Depression & Anxiety
- Relieving Side effects from Cancer Treatment
- Pediatric support (Over & through the “Rainbow Bridge,” Anthroposophic Medicine)
- Releasing limiting belief patterns through Theta work
Melissa also brings support to these well known areas that Acupuncture benefits:
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