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 15 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 15 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. 

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Where I Work
Available 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, Aromatherapy, or Coaching services

by Anonymous on Sep 23
Hip rotators and lower back pain issues hopefully starting to resolve!
by Susie on Sep 21
I had an emergency with my daughter injuring her neck and Melanie got us right in as well as making sure I checked with our Dr. in case it was something disc related which it turns out is not. Thank you so much!
by Sandra on Sep 03
See above
by Robin on Aug 31
She puts her whole self into each client. She truly wants her clients to leave feeling better.
by Cheryl on Aug 12
Asked appropriate questions about my concerns and expectations
by Terry on Aug 07
Melanie truly listened to me . . . what I was looking for in my treatment. I was experiencing a sinus headache and by the end of my session - it was gone!
by Anonymous on Aug 02
She truly inspected the origin of my pain and then set about relieving it
by Anonymous on Jul 26
After my reiki session Melanie took the time to break down what she had worked on and educate me further on energy work and how to proceed after the session.
by Anonymous on Jul 23
She is an expert at relieving those aches and pains we suffer from.
by Cecilia on Jul 20
Her knowledge and professionalism!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Reiki
  • Other
  • Integrated Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Headache, Migraines & TMJ with Til Luchau
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Heat Therapy
  • Lomi Lomi Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Mobile Integrated Massage
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Thai Stretch/Massage Combo

Aromatherapy

  • Other

Coaching

  • Other

Reflexology

  • Other

Wellness

  • Heat Therapy

Spa

  • Other

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