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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Studio UnWind K9

Licenses
Massage

MO # 2001015061

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Tera on Aug 13
Mellisa is awesome!! Always a great experience and I feel better every time!
by Karen on Aug 09
I loved everything about my experience. Mellisa is amazing and extremely knowledgeable! And I have felt fantastic since my restore session! Thank you.
by Wendy on Aug 01
Mellissa is an incredible therapist. Her skill set mixed with her adjustable table allows for the best unwinding of muscle tension with minimal pressure and maximum lengthening.
by Diana on Jul 31
Mellisa is very talented. I always come out feeling better.
by Kristin on Jul 31
Melissa is always friendly and professional. I have been a client for years. So grateful for her helping my body to relax. Trust me that is not an easy task!
by Anonymous on Jul 29
I loved the experience. Melissa was very kind and did a wonderful job. Thank you.
by Anonymous on Jul 16
Mellisa is able to focus on areas of concern and I always leave feeling rested, relaxed, and in better health. Thank you.
by Chonda on Jul 04
Melissa did a wonderful job! She addressed all of my problem areas!
by Barbara on Jul 04
Always a great experience. She's very good at listening to what you need and also in discovering what you need too. I always come away feeling better than when I entered. I never thought I'd like a massage but my neighbors were all raving about their experiences so I tried and I LOVE it.
by Mary on Jul 03
As always Melissa’s service is topnotch!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Chair Massage
  • Other
  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage

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