Melissa Cooper

  • NC License #: 11647

"Massage is both an art and a science" Melissa

Melissa graduated from Everest University of Tampa, Florida in 2008 and has been a Licensed Bodywork Therapist for over 11 years. Melissa’s massage technique is influenced by her philosophical passion to blend evidence based practices with a holistic individualized approach for every client (using the biopsychosocial model). She recognizes that “touch” is a sacred intimate avenue in building connection between two people and within oneself and she honors the strength and vulnerability that a ...

Melissa graduated from Everest University of Tampa, Florida in 2008 and has been a Licensed Bodywork Therapist for over 11 years. Melissa’s massage technique is influenced by her philosophical passion to blend evidence based practices with a holistic individualized approach for every client (using the biopsychosocial model). She recognizes that “touch” is a sacred intimate avenue in building connection between two people and within oneself and she honors the strength and vulnerability that a client must have to navigate receiving touch.

​Melissa has actively practiced various modalities such as Swedish, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Prenatal, and most commonly Fusion Massage where she blends modalities to customize the technique by fusing relaxation with detailed therapeutic work.


 More recently, Melissa has started practicing basic sports cupping as a warm up technique for the soft tissue. In May of 2019, she attended the Tracey Walton & Associates continuing education program in Durham, NC and completed 32 hours of Intensive Oncology Massage training and plans to continue her Oncology training. Furthermore, she plans to include more comprehensive modalities by taking continuing education in touch for trauma, grief massage, PTSD training and holistic pain science & management.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
Licenses
Massage

NC # 11647

Education
2008

Everest University: Brandon

Massage Therapy & Bodywork

2001

Illinois Central College

Certified Nurse Technician

Experience
Bodywork

Tracy Walton, LLC Oncology Training

2019: 32 hours of Oncology training and practice

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Other
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Myofascial Release Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pregnancy Massage

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