Melissa Stablein, LMT, CPT
EDUCATION Cortiva Institute, Tucson
SPECIALTIES Deep-tissue massage, hot-stone massage, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, Kinesio Taping, personal training (corrective exercises), trauma recovery
Melissa: (520) 904-9056
Rooted: (520) 326-8300
I am recovering from a car accident. The therapies I receive from Melissa for my torn rotator cuff, two herniated discs, severe sciatica and muscle atrophy have given me so much relief that I am able to make great progress with my physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and my abilities to sit and stand for more than short periods. I am confident I will fully recover with Melissa's help! Her massages and cupping are amazing!
With extensive experience in crisis intervention and working with people who have experienced sexual violence, Melissa became a licensed massage therapist with the intention of helping people to heal from physical and emotional trauma. She graduated from the Cortiva Institute, Tucson, in 2009 and subsequently spent two years teaching ethics and communication there. In order to integrate personal healing and balance with physical recovery and flexibility, she also became a certified personal trainer.
Melissa personally experienced the power of massage to help restore and maintain one’s health when, in 2012, she had a back injury that kept her from walking for almost two weeks. The level of pain—and the ensuing depression from not being able to use her body and be her normal, active self—was something she had never experienced. Traditional medicine offered prescriptions but did nothing to solve her problems. Melissa reached out to her massage therapist, whose diligent work helped restore her body to its fully functioning state. Massage worked! Melissa began to walk again and was finally able to return to the activities she loves. The experience completely reaffirmed her belief in what is possible through massage.
Melissa's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment in which her clients can create a life free of pain. Each session is created with the client's goals in mind. She believes strongly in client education, teaching each person about what is happening with their bodies. Each client is given tips to help them continue to work toward their goals between sessions. Melissa continually pursues educational opportunities that will benefit her clients. Find out more about Melissa and her practice on her website.