Melissa Tipton

Release. Evolve. Transform.

Hello there! My name is Melissa, and I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and professional tarot reader in Columbia, MO.

That’s the short version.

I’m also fascinated with how Nature and people can support one another in finding healing and balance, and I practice different modalities that seek to partner with these natural energies in order to create wholeness, both in my own life and in the lives of those I am honored to serve.

I believe that each of us comes into this life ...

Hello there! My name is Melissa, and I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and professional tarot reader in Columbia, MO.

That’s the short version.

I’m also fascinated with how Nature and people can support one another in finding healing and balance, and I practice different modalities that seek to partner with these natural energies in order to create wholeness, both in my own life and in the lives of those I am honored to serve.

I believe that each of us comes into this life with a mission–our Soul Mission–and our greatest endeavor is to reconnect with and live out that mission.

How do we do that, exactly? That question, for me, is at the heart of my spiritual path.

I see myself as a student of the Divine, in search of how to unite fully with my Soul Mission, and to help others do the same.

While the method is continually evolving, I have found tarot, energy work, and bodywork to be an especially potent trifecta in attuning with one’s Soul Mission.

  1. Tarot illuminates which aspect of your life is most in need of your focused attention, and why. I see tarot as a tool to uncover what your soul most wants to learn, right here, right now; and when you embrace your current learning, your soul expands and your life just flows.
  2. Energy work gets to the core of what’s going on in your life right now. Imagine you’re building a chair: It’s much easier to change the blueprint before you start building, as opposed to taking the chair apart once it’s already assembled. Similarly, it makes more sense to heal your energy field–your blueprint–than it is to chase after symptoms arising from off-kilter energy.
  3. And finally, bodywork brings you back into your sacred temple. If we’re disconnected from our body, it’s harder to manifest what we want and need in this life, and bodywork gently brings us back home to ourselves, while helping to make our body a more comfortable place to come home to!

I also work intimately with my Spirit Guides, who help me not only in my healing sessions with clients but also in my own personal journey of growth and change, for, as one of the greatest healers of all time said, “Physician, heal thyself” (Jesus, Luke 4:23). The more I evolve and shed my own obstructions, the better I am able to help clients do the same.

A quote from Emily Dickinson speaks to my approach:

“I felt it shelter to speak to you.”

In my work with clients (and in my internal work), I seek to create that shelter–shelter from judgement, blame, and shame.

My belief is that when we are able to accept ourselves fully, in all our parts, deep transformation occurs, and my intention is to provide a safe space where you can be you; where your body, mind, and soul feel safe enough to reveal what truly needs healing, so we can get to the heart of what keeps you from living your full potential rather than chasing symptoms.

And when I’m not doing energy and bodywork?

You can find me sculpting tiny food for my business, The Mouse Market, hiking the trails with my husband (aka, searching for faeries), hitting the yoga mat, or lost in a pile of books.


Ready to unlock your true potential? Learn more about my unique Elemental Healing™ sessions here.


  • Missouri Massage Therapist License #2016001909
  • Reiki Master
  • Certified Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

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

MO # 2016001909

Education
2016

Columbia Area Career Center

Massage Therapy

2006

Loyola University Chicago

Environmental Studies

Experience
Bodywork

Reiki Master

Completed all levels required for Reiki Master certification.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Coaching services

by Anonymous on Oct 12
Well done, as always. Definitely needed to get the tension out of my back, along with some advice to get it structured and set straight again.
by Corina on Oct 11
The best part about my visits to Melissa is how personable and unique they all are. With each appointment it seems as if she fine tunes my energy and body work to what specifically fits me. I always leave her office feeling rejuvenated, recharged and confident to conquer whatever lies ahead. If you haven't already, do yourself the hugest favor and book a session with Melissa! ????
by Dianne on Oct 05
What did i like my experience? Everything! Melissa . . . and the sensitivity, the awareness, the attentiveness given to me was one of the most gracious gifts i gave to myself by going to her in the first place! Yep. You may call it soul-care, for which it truly is, but i call it ME time ~ a Mercy Embrace of calm delight given to myself. Thank you, Melissa. The ocean of your care rolls over me still. :)
by Rod on Oct 03
Had a tarot reading from Melissa in the past. Was very impressed. Needing some energy work, scheduled the new client special at Life Alchemy Massage Therapy. Quite the wonderful experience! Am looking forward to seeing her in the future. Would definitely recommend. THANKS!
by Anna on Oct 02
Melissa is a skilled healer. An hour of massage will make the next 167 hours of your week better. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
by Kate on Sep 06
I really enjoyed my experience with Melissa. Her massage was very relaxing and her disposition puts one at ease. I feel so much better after her energy work and will definitely be returning in the future.
by Lisa on Aug 31
Just adore you and your practice! So excited for the exciting things to come for you in the future!
by Tonya on Apr 09
Surpassed my expectations and I couldn't wait to share her with friends. So glad to have found her!
by Abigail on Apr 05
It was great, very balancing and refreshing! I will definitely recommend to others and go back soon!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Reiki
  • Structural Integration

Coaching

  • Other
  • Tarot

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