The "Acupuncture-Massage" is specialized treatment that combines acupuncture and massage in one 90 minute session.  Melissa brings her 22 years of practicing deep tissue massage into her structural acupuncture treatments resulting in a unique style that works to relieve acute and chronic pain.

Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and connective tissue. This type of bodywork uses many of the same movements and techniques as a “relaxation massage”, but the pressure will generally be more focused to release chronic muscle tension and specific knots.  Using a variety of muscle release techniques, Melissa works within your pleasure/pain threshold to help you let go of chronic pain and tension.

Acupuncture-massage is best for the following conditions:

  • Chronic neck and shoulder pain

  • Tension headaches

  • Post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Low back and hip pain