About Us

Melissa Rockwell, LMT, E-RYT-200 is a Level 2 CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner with advanced training in SomatoEmotional release through Upledger Institute. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (CT License #9043) and Kripalu Yoga Instructor. She has trained with Lee Albert at Kripalu in Integrated Positional Therapy, a neuromuscular pain relief technique. She credits her mindful and gentle yoga practice in addition to craniosacral therapy with helping her manage chronic systemic pain and recover from chronic illness. She has a personal interest in helping people find relief from traumatic brain injury and migraines.

Bending Bridges Healing Therapies

11 Princess Lane

North Stonington , CT 06359 map it

(860) 303-1594

License: #CT #009043

Hours of Operation

M 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
T 12:30 PM - 07:00 PM
W 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Th 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
F 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sa Closed
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I always have an amazing experience at Bending Bridges. Melissa makes me feel incredibly welcome and comfortable. She does a great job with traditional massage and craniosacral work. I feel fantastic for days after I have an appointment and have found that it has helped me with both my anxiety and stress levels.

    So blessed to have you on my team of health professionals.

  • Melissa is truly gifted and a natural healer. After having 6 wks of PT for my injured shoulder and minimal improvement, I was ready for a new approach. With only one session of craniosacral and cupping therapy, I left there with zero pain and full range of motion! Several days later, I am still pain free. She is professional, with a caring and welcoming heart. I highly recommend experiencing a session with Melissa.

    Melissa is consistently fabulous with compassion & intuitive ability that keeps her striving for more knowledge, thus enhancing her clients experience ! Bravo !

  • I've had 5 sessions so far & my body feels the "unwinding" going on. My hip had had pain for 12 years & now that's gone. We're now working on neck & head and I can feel positive changes. Others have noted that I'm calmer while dealing with the craziness Life throws my way. High recommend Melissa!

    Finding Melissa was like winning the lottery. I had no idea what a difference massage could make in my physical and mental wellbeing. She's amazing!

  • It was great. Thank you! It's my first day back at work since last Thursday and i am trying to catch up. I will be in touch. ;) Sue

    Melissa really listens to what is happening in my life and what could be causing my pain and lack of balance.

  • I always feel like a new human after a session with Melissa. She manages to tailor the experience for whatever my body is throwing my way at the time of our appointments.

    Intuitive, sensitive and healing! I am blessed to have Melissa on 'my team'.

CranioSacral Therapy

$40
30min
$70
60min
$85
75min
$95
90min
Select

Therapeutic Massage

$40
30min
$70
60min
$85
75min
$95
90min
Select

Massage CranioSacral Blend

$85
75min
$95
90min
Select

Candlelight Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga

$25
120min
Select

Private Therapeutic Kripalu Yoga

$70
60min
$85
75min
$95
90min
Select

Melissa R.

License: CT #009043

19 Verified Reviews

CranioSacral Therapy

$40
30min
$70
60min
$85
75min
$95
90min
Select

Therapeutic Massage

$40
30min
$70
60min
$85
75min
$95
90min
Select

Massage CranioSacral Blend

$85
75min
$95
90min
Select

Candlelight Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga

$25
120min
Select

Private Therapeutic Kripalu Yoga

$70
60min
$85
75min
$95
90min
Select
by Amanda on Jul 30
I always have an amazing experience at Bending Bridges. Melissa makes me feel incredibly welcome and comfortable. She does a great job with traditional massage and craniosacral work. I feel fantastic for days after I have an appointment and have found that it has helped me with both my anxiety and stress levels.
by Martha on Jun 03
So blessed to have you on my team of health professionals.
by Karen on Apr 12
Melissa is truly gifted and a natural healer. After having 6 wks of PT for my injured shoulder and minimal improvement, I was ready for a new approach. With only one session of craniosacral and cupping therapy, I left there with zero pain and full range of motion! Several days later, I am still pain free. She is professional, with a caring and welcoming heart. I highly recommend experiencing a session with Melissa.
by Cheryl on Mar 10
Melissa is consistently fabulous with compassion & intuitive ability that keeps her striving for more knowledge, thus enhancing her clients experience ! Bravo !
by Deborah on Sep 28
I've had 5 sessions so far & my body feels the "unwinding" going on. My hip had had pain for 12 years & now that's gone. We're now working on neck & head and I can feel positive changes. Others have noted that I'm calmer while dealing with the craziness Life throws my way. High recommend Melissa!
by Lori on Aug 27
Finding Melissa was like winning the lottery. I had no idea what a difference massage could make in my physical and mental wellbeing. She's amazing!
by SUSAN on Aug 01
It was great. Thank you! It's my first day back at work since last Thursday and i am trying to catch up. I will be in touch. ;) Sue
by Anonymous on Jul 12
Melissa really listens to what is happening in my life and what could be causing my pain and lack of balance.
by Michelle on Jun 27
I always feel like a new human after a session with Melissa. She manages to tailor the experience for whatever my body is throwing my way at the time of our appointments.
by Martha on Apr 13
Intuitive, sensitive and healing! I am blessed to have Melissa on 'my team'.

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 19 Reviews)

96 %

Ambiance
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Professionalism
by Amanda on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
I always have an amazing experience at Bending Bridges. Melissa makes me feel incredibly welcome and comfortable. She does a great job with traditional massage and craniosacral work. I feel fantastic for days after I have an appointment and have found that it has helped me with both my anxiety and stress levels.
by Martha on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
So blessed to have you on my team of health professionals.
by Karen on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Melissa R.
Melissa is truly gifted and a natural healer. After having 6 wks of PT for my injured shoulder and minimal improvement, I was ready for a new approach. With only one session of craniosacral and cupping therapy, I left there with zero pain and full range of motion! Several days later, I am still pain free. She is professional, with a caring and welcoming heart. I highly recommend experiencing a session with Melissa.
by Cheryl on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa is consistently fabulous with compassion & intuitive ability that keeps her striving for more knowledge, thus enhancing her clients experience ! Bravo !
by Deborah on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
I've had 5 sessions so far & my body feels the "unwinding" going on. My hip had had pain for 12 years & now that's gone. We're now working on neck & head and I can feel positive changes. Others have noted that I'm calmer while dealing with the craziness Life throws my way. High recommend Melissa!
by Lori on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Melissa R.
Finding Melissa was like winning the lottery. I had no idea what a difference massage could make in my physical and mental wellbeing. She's amazing!
by SUSAN on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Massage CranioSacral Blend with Melissa R.
It was great. Thank you! It's my first day back at work since last Thursday and i am trying to catch up. I will be in touch. ;) Sue
by Anonymous on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa really listens to what is happening in my life and what could be causing my pain and lack of balance.
by Michelle on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Melissa R.
I always feel like a new human after a session with Melissa. She manages to tailor the experience for whatever my body is throwing my way at the time of our appointments.
by Martha on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Massage CranioSacral Blend with Melissa R.
Intuitive, sensitive and healing! I am blessed to have Melissa on 'my team'.
by Lori on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Melissa R.
Melisa is a master at her craft. She listens to you and your body and has extensive knowledge to apply just the right mix of techniques. Thanks for all that you do Melissa!
by Amanda on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
I had a wonderful massage and was surprised how much better I felt! I had never had a cranial-sacral massage so I wasn't sure how much it would effect me. Melissa was great!
by Lynn on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa listens with her heart. She is a compassionate person. Simply being in her presence uplifts me.
by Sue on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa's light touch and intuitive sense have been a positive compliment to our family's traditional medical care. Sometimes a CranialSacral session greatly reduces pain, but most times it completely eliminates the pain associated with auto-immune disorder flare-ups and migraine headaches. I frequently recommend her to friends and family.
by Shelley on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa is ALWAYS very professional and friendly. I've been seeing her for quite some time now for both CST and massage and I haven't had a session yet that I don't feel completely relaxed and refreshed afterwards. Would (and have!) recommend her to all my friends!
by Cheryl on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
All of the above.... wealth of knowledge...& compassion...I am grateful & enjoying every experience with Melissa ?
by Sharon on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Massage CranioSacral Blend with Melissa R.
What a wonderfully relaxing experience my session was. Cranio/Massage/and cupping (which I have never had before). Melissa is so down to earth and easy to be around, it's completely natural to trust her skills. Thank you for YOU
by Jessica on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Melissa R.
Melissa is absolutely amazing! Her space is very warm and inviting.
by Trinda on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Very professional... And it's helping??????

Bending Bridges Healing Therapies

11 Princess Lane

North Stonington , CT 06359 map it

Phone: (860) 303-1594

License: #CT #009043