About Us

Grateful Life Wellness and Relaxation Center has been created with your best interests at heart. I am a local massage therapist in Des Moines, and have been practicing since 2004. I believe that our bodies are meant to heal themselves, but sometimes we need support and guidance. When we are stressed, our body holds that stress in the muscles, joints, and organs. That causes extra work for those parts of the body, and then walls are built to protect ourselves, figuratively and physically. It is my goal to help break through those walls gently to allow your body to relax so that it has optimal function, and to help promote healing to your highest good. I use relaxing techniques to work out tension in the muscles, as well as deep tissue when needed. I also practice, Acupressure, Reflexolog... more

Grateful Life Wellness

1251 Keosauqua Way

Des Moines , IA 50309 map it

(515) 707-1848

License: #04429

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Very conscious of my requests and needs.

    Melodie did an amazing job and made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend her!

  • I love Melodie and her massages. She is professional, thorough and talented.

    Always love that Melodie cares for you as a whole person!

  • Melodies was polite, understanding, and checked in with me - especially on my left arm where I had an injury earlier this year. Her peaceful demeanor was so nice!

    I recently had a 2 hour massage with Melodie. I was very relaxed and left feeling great. I’ll definitely be back.

  • So relaxing! Melodie gives amazing prenatal massages and is very knowledgeable.

    Always a nice relaxing atmosphere. Gives the best massages!

  • Melodie took the time to discuss any concerns I had and to understand my path to better health. From that she suggested a session that worked together wonderfully for my goals! Would highly recommend her to anyone interested in giving themselves some downtime for healing, or just get into an amazing state of relaxation!

    Very professional, knowledgable, and very good at what she does! She has helped so much with my chronic pain and migraines! I've seen a lot of massage therapist over the years but melody is by far the best, a true healer!

Earth Element Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$155
120min
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Air Element Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$155
120min
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Fire Element Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
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Water Element Massage

$110
90min
$155
120min
Select

Aura Cleanse Ritual

$155
120min
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Prenatal

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
Select

Postnatal

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
Select

Reiki

$70
60min
$100
90min
Select

Ultimate Wellness

$155
120min
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Head Neck & Shoulders

$70
45min
Select

Wellness Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
Select

Acupressure to Balance Body and Mind Connection

$70
60min
$100
90min
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Reflexology

$70
60min
$100
90min
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Hypnotherapy

$150
90min
$100
60min
Select

Melodie P.

License: IA #04429

36 Verified Reviews

Earth Element Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$155
120min
Select

Air Element Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$155
120min
Select

Fire Element Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
Select

Water Element Massage

$110
90min
$155
120min
Select

Aura Cleanse Ritual

$155
120min
Select

Prenatal

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
Select

Postnatal

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
Select

Reiki

$70
60min
$100
90min
Select

Ultimate Wellness

$155
120min
Select

Head Neck & Shoulders

$70
45min
Select

Wellness Massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
Select

Acupressure to Balance Body and Mind Connection

$70
60min
$100
90min
Select

Reflexology

$70
60min
$100
90min
Select

Hypnotherapy

$150
90min
$100
60min
Select
by Anonymous on Dec 06
Very conscious of my requests and needs.
by Annette on Nov 22
Melodie did an amazing job and made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend her!
by Kate on Oct 07
I love Melodie and her massages. She is professional, thorough and talented.
by Anonymous on Oct 04
Always love that Melodie cares for you as a whole person!
by Jill on Sep 10
Melodies was polite, understanding, and checked in with me - especially on my left arm where I had an injury earlier this year. Her peaceful demeanor was so nice!
by Brandy on Aug 16
I recently had a 2 hour massage with Melodie. I was very relaxed and left feeling great. I’ll definitely be back.
by Anonymous on Aug 09
So relaxing! Melodie gives amazing prenatal massages and is very knowledgeable.
by Anonymous on Jul 21
Always a nice relaxing atmosphere. Gives the best massages!
by Chris on Jul 20
Melodie took the time to discuss any concerns I had and to understand my path to better health. From that she suggested a session that worked together wonderfully for my goals! Would highly recommend her to anyone interested in giving themselves some downtime for healing, or just get into an amazing state of relaxation!
by Anonymous on Apr 05
Very professional, knowledgable, and very good at what she does! She has helped so much with my chronic pain and migraines! I've seen a lot of massage therapist over the years but melody is by far the best, a true healer!

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 36 Reviews)

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Professionalism
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Very conscious of my requests and needs.
by Annette on Nov 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Melodie did an amazing job and made me feel very comfortable. I would definitely recommend her!
by Kate on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Earth Element Massage with Melodie P.
I love Melodie and her massages. She is professional, thorough and talented.
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Earth Element Massage with Melodie P.
Always love that Melodie cares for you as a whole person!
by Jill on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Earth Element Massage with Melodie P.
Melodies was polite, understanding, and checked in with me - especially on my left arm where I had an injury earlier this year. Her peaceful demeanor was so nice!
by Brandy on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Ultimate Wellness with Melodie P.
I recently had a 2 hour massage with Melodie. I was very relaxed and left feeling great. I’ll definitely be back.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal with Melodie P.
So relaxing! Melodie gives amazing prenatal massages and is very knowledgeable.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Earth Element Massage with Melodie P.
Always a nice relaxing atmosphere. Gives the best massages!
by Chris on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Ultimate Wellness with Melodie P.
Melodie took the time to discuss any concerns I had and to understand my path to better health. From that she suggested a session that worked together wonderfully for my goals! Would highly recommend her to anyone interested in giving themselves some downtime for healing, or just get into an amazing state of relaxation!
by Anonymous on Apr 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Very professional, knowledgable, and very good at what she does! She has helped so much with my chronic pain and migraines! I've seen a lot of massage therapist over the years but melody is by far the best, a true healer!
by Sherri on Mar 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Melodie always delivers a great massage! She is extremely knowledgeable and communicates what I need , even if I don’t always know. She is very professional while also being friendly and caring.
by Destiny on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Water Element Massage with Melodie P.
It was a needed spiritual experience!
by Jessica on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Melodie is so wonder, caring, and professional. I’ve had several different services and recommend them all.
by Taryn on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Always a warm welcoming environment. Melody is thoughtful and caring in her work. She makes me feel calm, rested and rejuvenated whenever I go.
by Mary on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
I've been getting a 60 minute massage monthly with Melodie for 3 years. She's fantastic, friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable in wellness and relaxation.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Water Element Massage with Melodie P.
Melodie is a master and the new location is perfect.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Always the best
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Wonderful atmosphere and Melodie is a pleasure to work with!
by Angie on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
I love the new building!
by Emily on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal with Melodie P.
Fabulous ambiance, professional, super amazing insight on pre-natal everything + great massage.
by Jacqueline on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Acupressure with Melodie P.
The location and environment was great. The service and professionalism was warm, caring and outstanding.
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ultimate Wellness with Melodie P.
My time spent with Melodie was wonderful and just the healing I needed.
by Tim on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Outstanding blend of relaxation and recovery!
by Jill on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Beautiful new place. Love the space
by Richelle on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
I love you !!!!!!!
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Acupressure with Melodie P.
So happy that I found Melodie to help with releasing stored body trauma.
by Heather on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Reiki with Melodie P.
Melodie has amazing energy. She is so positive and soothing. Reiki is one of the most valuable things I do for myself and I am so happy to have been blessed with Melodie as my guide. Not sure if guide is the best word but that is what she does and my life path has become clearer since seeing her. Thank you Melodie!
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Amazing as always!
by Chelsea on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Loved my service and experience. Came in very emotional and was reassured of the safe space to let it out. I left feeling much better and can't wait to go back! Very professional and in tune with my needs.
by Jen on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Mel always brings a calmness to the surroundings before her hands start moving their magic. I love her gentle ways.
by Clare on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Melodie is wonderful! She asks questions to discern any issues you are having and will focus on those areas. She uses wonderfully fragrant essential oils that relax and soothe. Love this lady!
by Mary on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
Melodie is the best massage therapist I have ever had. She makes the experience so peaceful and relaxing, and very personal.
by Kate on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
I love Melodie and am always happy to be with her. Her presence and room are so peaceful and calming. And she is a delight.
by James on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Wellness Massage with Melodie P.
I always leave feeling fantastic. I've been a customer for over 6 years.
by Tami on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Acupressure with Melodie P.
Love the personal touch! Melodie always “taylors”my accupressure treatment to the areas that need the most attention..
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Reiki with Melodie P.
My session with Melody was relaxing, calming, revitalizing and clearing simultaneously. Amazing! I feel completely grounded and connected with my spiritual self again. Thank you!

Grateful Life Wellness

1251 Keosauqua Way

Des Moines , IA 50309 map it

Phone: (515) 707-1848

License: #04429