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 Sarah on Nov 07
Amazing experience. I can't wait to schedule my next session.
by Jeanie on Nov 04
Highly recommend this blend of therapeutic/relaxing treatment.
by Kelly on Nov 03
Mellisa is very skilled, personable, and employs some great techniques I had never experienced before. Will definitely return!
by Anonymous on Oct 16
Never had cupping done before and I really liked it.
by Sally on Oct 12
Mellisa is a very skilled professional. Feeling my needs have been met.
by Michelle on Oct 09
A truly amazing experience each and every visit! Studio UnWind is so relaxing and comfortable - it is the next best thing to having a massage at home. And, Mellisa's talent is second to none. I leave each session feeling relief from aching muscles and refreshed from her healing influence. There is a reason I don't spend my time (or money) anywhere else!
by Becky on Oct 02
Mellisa is a gift. Her techniques combined with her intuitive spirit separate her from any other massage therapist. I love that each session is different because it’s based on what I need that moment. It’s definitely not a cookie cutter experience!
by Amanda on Oct 01
Melissa is very talented at her profession and she makes you feel comfortable. She listens to what your issues are with pain or stressors and adjust the massage techniques accordingly. This was my very first massage with her and I was blown away! She is extremely friendly and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
by Selena on Sep 22
I was so tense all over when I went in and was completely drained of energy. Melissa did a great job targeting the areas that were really tight and giving a great full body massage. I left feeling relaxed and energized!
by Anonymous on Sep 21
The atmosphere, bodywork and attention to my specific needs is always top notch!!

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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