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Melissa S. Walsh LMT

Life is a Journey, not a Destination...

I began my studies as a massage therapist in 1995. A second generation massage therapist and active advocate for licensure of massage in Georgia. I pursued a sucessful career in massage targeting Sports specific athletes. I sat for the national boards and completed certification from the NCBTMB in May 1997. During 1997 I studied NMT, Lymphatic massage, and NLP.

I have always been a runner although not competetive. So as my practice grew, I always had a lot of athletic clients. Because of my experience as an athlete and as a client, getting massage work before I ever attended massage school, I understood from a very rudimentary but very compassionate place what ailments such as shin splints, heels spurs, etc. felt like. I was able to combine my passion for biking and running with my experience of what I had read and discovered worked for me to help my clients. Another runner is the only one runners tend to listen to or trust, its especially helpful if you, yourself have experienced or in some cases lived through... what they are dealing with.

1997 The Academy hired me to teach Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced deep tissue, lymphatic massage, and sports therapy to the students. I taught the advanced studies there for ten years. I attended college also wanting to gain a better understanding of the body, focusing my studies on health science and biology. During this time thriving in a private massage therapy practice. In 1999 I earned my Sports Specific Trainers Certificate, so that I could understand better the training needs, and expectations of someone who was 'training' for a season of tennis, golf, swimming, football, bike race, tri-athlon or foot race. My practice excelled in the areas of runners and triathletes because of my connections in the running world and a sound reputation of effectiveness. I continued, to grow with my hands on techniques through classes, and through books and self discovery to master my skills in treating athletes. Discovering new ways to address shoulder issues including frozen shoulder, hip pains, and foundational foot and leg ailments. All of these techniques working towards creating a sustainable environment for over all structural balance. I attended a Thai massage certification program in Arizona in 2001, completed a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hr yoga program in 2004, and studied contemplative prayer and meditation with the monastic monks in 2005.

During this time running became less and less of my passion and I enjoyed biking more. I have worked on the course and registration at a dozen or so races, foot races, mountain bike, and triathlons.

I have raced, won, lost and recovered.

I have been in practice as a massage therapist as my primary and only occupation, for over 16yrs. I believe my experience as a therapist, my educational experience, and my experience as an athlete qualifies me to teach others what I have learned about the body. I am passionate about helping clients discover ways to be as fast as they can be, as healthy as they can be, and attain a sense of peace while balancing an 'A' typical athletes mind with the stress-free environment that is critical for growth.

Family Enrichment Programs

The duality of my practice lies in my passion as mother and a sincere reverence for the union of family. I am a mother to two awesome children, I have two sisters and nine nieces and nephews. My studies in the practice of yoga and contemplative prayer (meditation) led me to work with mothers and babies, and later with families as a whole.

I have been an active member of CAPPA since 2005. Because of my experience as a certified prenatal yoga instructor (2005) and as a meditation teacher, I developed a style of meditation and teaching to support the laboring woman as well as a preperation for birth for the woman and her birth partner. This program became known as 'Yogic Breathwork for a Meditative Birth' I took a certification Doula training in 2007. Completed my H.U.G.S. Understanding your newborn teacher certification class in 2009. I have taught classes based on these experiences since 2007. These programs include classes on Gentle Mothering, Peaceful and Polite Parenting, Natural childbirth classes (includes Yogic Breathwork for a Meditative Birth), Understanding your Newborn and Labor Doula services.

Etiquette for Life is the newest addition to the Family Enrichment Programs.

The classes are broke down into age appropriate levels of learning.

Etiquette for Life hosts summer camps for children 6-12yrs of age using a program design specifically for kids teaching manners and social skills using games and activities. Over forty skills are presented, including American style dinning, being a guest, and accepting the word 'no' graciously.

Etiquette for Life host programs designed specfically for teens, first year college students, and refresher courses for adults, fine dining and travel etiquette.

The skills I have learned as a mother, a therapist and a student target one specific thought or belief.

I believe that our bodies and this LIFE IS A GIFT. What we do and say can either enrich our lives and those around us, or we can use this time unwisely. Pouring ourselves into things that don't feed our spirit, and in turn we will lack the resources and energy to Bless those around us.

When we view our bodies truely as a GIFT, then we would want to know how to care for that gift well. Viewing fellowship and family as a priveledge, a GIFT, makes us eager to become students of those around us. Turning the focus from "what we can get.... to what we can give"

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The Zen Den

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Event 02 ~ 06.06.2010

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Event 02 ~ 29.05.2010

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Event 01 ~ 19.10.2010

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