Melisa Rivera

  • WA License #: MA60545357
  • 31

Taking the weight of the world off your shoulders with a natural approach.

Hello, my name is Melisa.  I am the owner and licensed massage practitioner within the vibrant neighborhood of Kennewick Washington.  For 6 insightful years, I have been involved in the massage industry gaining experience within a spa and chiropractic office.  Later on, I branched out on my own, running my business now for a few years. 

Like most practitioner’s my story starts out with family and friends asking me to massage them every time I walked into the room.  I was the only one that coul...

Hello, my name is Melisa.  I am the owner and licensed massage practitioner within the vibrant neighborhood of Kennewick Washington.  For 6 insightful years, I have been involved in the massage industry gaining experience within a spa and chiropractic office.  Later on, I branched out on my own, running my business now for a few years. 

Like most practitioner’s my story starts out with family and friends asking me to massage them every time I walked into the room.  I was the only one that could last for more than 5 minutes.  After graduating high school, God called me to a small town called Buchanan Dam Texas.  A short time after I moved, I met my former partner that is a quadriplegic.  (A person affected by paralysis of all four limbs.)  Daily he would experience muscle spasm’s strong enough to throw him out of his chair, along with muscle hypertension and pain.  As time passed I would notice how massaging him helped alleviate the tension and pain that he felt. By just massaging him I was astonished by the relief he would feel.  Knowing I've always wanted to help people and was fascinated with the human body, I fell in love with massage therapy and knew that this is what I wanted to do. 

I have been to two schools. The U.S. Career Institute and Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology finishing with 1,245 hours of school and hands-on experience.  As a body worker, I am able to develop a customized session that deals with your health and lifestyle concerns.  I offer a therapeutic approach to massage using Swedish massage, deep tissue, cupping, trigger point, acupressure, sinus drainage, restorative and rehabilitative sports massage, hot stone and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization).  With options of using aromatherapy or CBD hemp oil treatment.  I am a firm believer in the science and holistic properties of what essential oils and hemp oil can bring.  So, I became a Doterra Wellness Advocate for my essential oils and CBD Clinic for my hemp oil. In the future, I also plan to study and offer kinesiology taping, an extended study into sports massage and orthopedic massage

My clients have told me that they call me exclusively for a number of reasons.  The most prominent reason being that they see results, not only immediately, but an overall increased sense in their well being.  My promise to myself and to my clients is to constantly try to find different added ways that can help move you towards recovery.  Whether it be a nice relaxing massage get away from life stress's or getting those knotty knots out. With a big passion and love for what I do, I welcome you to my practice and would be delighted to assist you in your holistic health journey.

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

WA # MA60545357

Education
2012

U.S. Career Institute

Massage Therapy

2014

Victorias Academy of Cosmetology

Massage Therapy

Experience
Spa

Massage Envy

Performed consecutive 50-minute and 80-minute quality massage therapy sessions. Designed specific sessions based on client's individual needs. Promoted the health and wellness benefits to clients receiving massage therapy on a regular basis.

Chiropractic

Thompson Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Massage - Lead Therapist

Design specific sessions based on client's individual needs. Write a detailed session description for insurances. Provide new therapist with clinic routine and duties. Delegate issues presented from therapist(s). Designed specific sessions based on client's individual needs.

Bodywork

Buxbaum Family Chiropractic and Massage

Design specific sessions based on client's individual needs. Write a detailed session description for insurances. Designed specific sessions based on client's individual needs.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Karen on Feb 14
Melissa takes her time to understand your ails and applies her talent to relieve them.
by Anonymous on Feb 03
very relaxing and worth every penny
by Anonymous on Jan 26
Rivera has been working on my back, for a few weeks now. She uses blading and cupping to help ease the knots I've had a real problem with. And I love the hot stones, and hot towels the most! Such a treat to get a massage from her! Thank you, Melisa!
by Trason on Dec 14
Great session. Melisa works all the stress and stiffness out of your muscles.
by Anonymous on Dec 11
If you are looking for someone who can feel what is tight and sore without you having to them them she is the one for you. her pressure is spot on if you want to deep or light. She is knowledgeable and checks in on how you are doing. definitely recommend.
by Anonymous on Oct 02
Wonderful conversations and took the time to understand where my pain was and addressed it. Highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Sep 05
Melissa pays attention to where your aches and pains are.
by Anonymous on Sep 03
Melisa is very knowledgeable and truly wants to deliver an individually amazing experience. She listens and works to specifically address whatever is going on with the body and how the muscles are responding.
by Michael on Aug 30
My wife always enjoys messages with her. Booked appointments all the way through end of 2021 now. Will not go anywhere else.
by Tyler on Aug 24
I absolutely admire Melisa's technique, she has such a way of connecting with her clients that just makes you feel like you're talking to family, she's caring, down to earth, professional, and honestly the most amazing masseuse I have ever met. Thank you Melisa!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Other

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