Mellisa Rupp

Intervention + innovation = Change

Mellisa started her career in massage in 1997. She studied at MTTI and Midwest Institute of Body Somatic Therapy. In 2001 she grandfathered into the Missouri Massage Therapy Laws, receiving her liscense. In 2012 she passed the MBLEx. A set of boards that were designed for new and current practioners in the massage therapy field.
 Throughout her career, she has practiced in many settings, private offices, chiropractors, and spas. She traveled with K-State's track team for several year...

Mellisa started her career in massage in 1997. She studied at MTTI and Midwest Institute of Body Somatic Therapy. In 2001 she grandfathered into the Missouri Massage Therapy Laws, receiving her liscense. In 2012 she passed the MBLEx. A set of boards that were designed for new and current practioners in the massage therapy field.
 Throughout her career, she has practiced in many settings, private offices, chiropractors, and spas. She traveled with K-State's track team for several years and was on the Missouri Sports massage team. She was the past president and vice-president of NATB, a group of like minded practioners that gathered to exchange ideas. She does not have one method of training, but an eclectic education that is constantly evolving.
 She believes that getting caught up in one technique may not fit all. Listening to what her clients needs are is an important part of the healing and growing journey. It is important that manipulating the facsia is the only way that a sturctural difference can take place. Teaching clients self care techniques is an important part of what she stands for.
"I don't want to see clients with the same issue over and over again.
I want to have a constructive session with them and then for them to take their health and wellbeing into their own hands; take ownership. For them to do the work and make the changes."
 There are times when a full body is necessary to allow the client to understand where they are in their body and then there are sessions where you need to focus on an area. Massage should be a part of the health and wellness journey. When you have addressed what issues that one has in their tissues, you then can beging a regimen of massage for wellness vs getting out of pain. An active massage is far more effective than a passive massage.

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Where I Work
Available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MO # 2001015061

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Judy on May 21
Mellisa is very knowledgeable. She has helped me quite a bit with various joint and muscle pain. She is very professional. I recommend her.
by Judy on May 11
Mellisa was very professional and personal. I felt comfortable with her immediately. I receiver a detailed informational health questionnaire before my appointment by email. Therefore she had knowledge of my medications, health issues and my needs for a massage.
by Anonymous on Apr 30
She really knows what she is doing.
by Sandra on Apr 28
I will never stop raving how gifted Mellisa is! I had my first massage from her 20 years ago! She is truly the BEST! It is difficult to put into words. Many of my relatives have had the wonderful experience of Mellisa's touch and agree. You and/or your loved ones deserve to find out for yourselves!
by Anonymous on Apr 27
Mellisa does a fanatic job. She is professional and has helped me be able to move better. I total would and have recommended my friends and family to go see Mellissa.
by Anonymous on Apr 25
She really knows what she is doing.
by Tera on Apr 20
Everything! You are wonderful at massages!
by Tera on Apr 20
Everything! You are wonderful at massages!
by Debbie on Apr 11
Love Mellisa's technique! She's great! I've been to several therapists and Mellisa is by far the best in Kansas City!
by Kristin on Apr 09
Mellisa is incredibly skilled & knowledgeable! Also, she provides a warm & comfortable space!

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