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Melissa Happel

Melissa Happel


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About Melissa

Licensed in 2011, Melissa is a Clinical Massage Therapist practicing integrative bodywork and energetic healing. She graduated from SOMA Institute, one of the nation’s top 10 leading schools and the only school certified to teach clinical massage. There, she learned specific treatments for acute and chronic injuries, lymphatic drainage, fascial release, trigger point therapy, applied kinesiology, postural analysis, and sports massage. With her education rooted in western protocol, Melissa continues her education with eastern modalities, and integrates the two worlds. She is a certified practitioner of Reflexology, Shiatsu, and Usui Reiki.

More about Melissa- Outside of Massage Therapy Melissa loves nature. Which is what prompted her to complete The National Outdoor Leadership School's outdoor-educator-course, a 31-day mountaineering expedition through the PNW mountain range, followed by intensive rock climbing in Squamish, BC. She is a member of the Mineralogical Society (minerals, crystals, and gemstones) and enjoys rock hounding and mining. Her current interests are with mycology and permaculture in the pursuit of knowledge for native and sustainable foods. 

Melissa is a longtime student of Tibetan Buddhist Ven. Lama Jigme Rinpoche, from whom she was endowed the very special Hayagriva empowerment blessing; Debra Apsara, from whom she became a Deesksha blessing giver; and Swami Nardandan, from who she received the auspicious Shaktipat blessing. Melissa is the proud single parent of an Unbelievable 1-year-old, Valis Young, and a trained Colorado cattle dog named Yampa tai."

Techniques practiced

  • Cancer/Oncology Massage
  • Energy Work
  • Geriatric Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • On site chair massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu
  • Trigger Point therapy

Where I practice

  • Chiropractic Office
  • Day Spa
  • Hospital
  • Medical Office
  • Salon
  • Wellness Center

Clients accepted

male, female, children


State license/Certificate: IL 227013150
Experience: 4-10 years

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I do not accept insurance


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