Melanie Lyman

Reshaping a Healthier You

Melanie is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, Certified Herbalist & Reiki Master/Teacher in the State of Massachusetts. She began her career in Massage Therapy & Holistic Health & Wellness 14 years ago when she graduated from CMS&T Inc. in Spencer, MA.

Melanie's thirst for learning and her desire to offer her clients a variety of modalities has led her down many paths of healing and discovery, the most recent of which is Ayurveda! With her recent immersion int...

Melanie is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Board Certified Polarity Practitioner, Certified Herbalist & Reiki Master/Teacher in the State of Massachusetts. She began her career in Massage Therapy & Holistic Health & Wellness 14 years ago when she graduated from CMS&T Inc. in Spencer, MA.

Melanie's thirst for learning and her desire to offer her clients a variety of modalities has led her down many paths of healing and discovery, the most recent of which is Ayurveda! With her recent immersion into the world of Ayurveda,  Melanie has found profound personal benefit from it and is now proud to offer Abhyanga Massage & Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations! 

Melanie believes in a "Whole Body" or "Holistic" approach to Health and Wellness and incorporates Ayurvedic/Nutritional advise, Herbs, Teas, Essential Oils, Cupping & Ear Candling into her treatments. She is also a NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education Classes.

Melanie feels her career has come full circle and is truly passionate about what she does and lives to share her passion for Wellness with you. She believes that "health" or "living healthy" is an individual and integrative process and one must address the Whole Person, not just the physical, emotional or mental body. With this approach, her clients feel their treatments are "complete" and often see results quickly if not immediately. Melanie also believes in the ability of the body to heal itself, and that to fully heal, one needs to commit to one's health and treatments accordingly. She firmly believes in Education, and that the more educated your clientele becomes about their own health and wellness, the healthier that person, and their loved ones, will be!

Let Melanie help you embark on a new path to Health and Well Being and help you stay on your path with Integrative Massage & Energetic Bodywork customized to how you're feeling TODAY.

Beyond Massage and Bodywork Melanie enjoys walking, yoga, meditation, cooking and spending time with her family.  She also enjoys learning about the healing properties of foods, crystals, energy work, herbs and essential oils and their positive effects on the human body. 

Book a Bodywork, Reflexology, or Aromatherapy service with me today

Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MA # 2124

BCPP

# 2150047

NCBTMB CE Approved Provider

# 555

Education
2005

Central Mass School of Massage & Therapy

Massage and Spa Therapy Program

2015

Spa Tech Institute

Polarity Therapy Career Program (BCPP)

Experience
Naturopathy

Certified Herbalist

I completed Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Apprenticeship Program, a 10 month journey into the world of herbs, herbal therapies and natural living, in 2013. As adults, we can become so disconnected from what is truly important sometimes. When we reconnect with the plant world, we reconnect to ourselves, our bodies, and we truly appreciate all the beautiful gifts nature has to offer. It was very healing to me personally, and in turn I share this information with my clients the level of Herbalist. I recently completed an Advanced Herbal Apprenticeship at Thyme Herbal in Conway, MA.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapist

As a Massage Therapist, and Herbalist, we briefly touched on Aromatherapy, and my interest was reignited when a course was offered at Alternatives for Health Herbal Apothecary in Sturbridge MA. Linda Patterson taught the class and it was so amazing, I took the Level 2 course right away! Learning how essential oils are made, how to differentiate good oils from not so good ones and how to blend, scientifically and intuitively. I now offer customized blends to my clients for whatever issues they may be working on, physically emotionally, mentally and/or spiritually.

Bodywork

Traditional Usui Reiki - Master/Teacher

I received my Master/Teacher Attunements in May 2014 with Donna Jacobsen, RMT, and it changed my life. Reiki has led me down so many wonderful paths, and I continue to use it nearly everyday for self-healing and meditation. My clients enjoy Reiki as a stand alone treatment, or integrated into their massage sessions. It is beautiful and powerful modality.

Board Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP)

I became interested in the Polarity Therapy Program offered at STI in 2014. I took the first level and immediately signed up for the BCPP program, and completed it in 2015 with 775 hours. I became board certified in 2016 when I sat for my BCPP exam, offered by APTA. Polarity is a form of Ayurvedic Bodywork developed here in the West by Dr. Randolph Stone, after he was exposed to Ayurveda while in India. Ayurveda means "the science of life", or "longevity", and is a sister science to Yoga, which means "to yoke" or "unite". While Yoga teaches us to become self-realized through a series of postures, meditation, and non-violence toward the self and others, Ayurveda teaches us how to care for the body with proper diet, exercise, self-care and bodywork for our unique constitution, or body type. Polarity therapy takes us deep into healing, energetically and physically, and can remove nearly any kind of block or pain, emotionally, physically, mentally or spiritually. It is truly a beautiful healing modality and has helped me to become more self aware and fully experience joy in my life.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Reflexology, or Aromatherapy services

by Mary Beth on Jul 17
As a long time client of Ms. Lyman, she is a consummate professional, and provides an unbelievable massage!!! Her expertise is the best, I wouldn't go anywhere else.
by Anonymous on Jul 12
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by Paul on Jul 02
Great job and very professional...
by Anonymous on Jun 25
Professional knowledge and experience
by Lauren on Jun 22
I followed Mel from her previous place. She’s fantastic!!
by Shelly on Jun 04
Melanie has wonderful healing hands and a calm and healing presence.
by Anne on Jun 02
So kind, capable, and sensitive to my daughter's physical and emotional self. Great experience, and my daughter is feeling much better.
by Anonymous on May 16
Excellent job by Melanie. She focuses on my concerns. I always feel better after a session.
by Kerrie on May 14
Melanie is wonderful
by Ellen on May 14
Mel has been my favorite massage therapist by far, always quick to access and address my qualms.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Other
  • Integrated Massage
  • Massage and Stretching
  • Reflexology
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Myofascial Release
  • Energy Work
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Lomi Lomi Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • New Client Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • New Client Discount
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • New Client Relaxation/Swedish

Reflexology

  • Thai Foot Reflexology

Aromatherapy

  • Other
  • Aromatherapy

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