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 Closed
Th 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
F 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sa Closed
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I liked the whole massage and the discussion about general health. Melissa is always so helpful and caring. -Nicole Gagnon

    There is nothing to dislike! I've been going to Melissa for a few years for therapeutic massage and cranio sacral therapy. She is gifted in both of these. Her massage studio is lovely and quiet. Melissa is fun and intelligent and she talks or not depending on how she reads your preference. She is always taking classes or workshops to update her skills or learn new modalities. You won't be disappointed.

  • Melissa is such a caring compassionate therapist and i always leave feeling like a new person. She has helped me so much with my stroke recovery and easing my pain as muscles come back.

    Melissa is amazing, I started visiting her with bad pain in my leg that after several doctor visits and a bunch of money wasted on supports and other things. After 4-5 sessions with her the pain was less than a quarter of where it had been. She was able to very quickly track down the root cause and treat that instead of the medical approach of focusing on the spot where it hurt. I have since continued to see Melissa for cranial sacral for more than a year and truly look forward to my sessions as a bit of a reset to the crazy and stress in my mind for the upcoming month

  • All amazing

    Melissa has s a miracle worker! There are no words to describe the difference she has made in my quality of life!

  • I've never been so relaxed during an appointment before! Went in with a headache and left without one. Even better, it stayed away for the rest of the day and the knots in my shoulder were gone too. Will definitely be going back.

    I love Melissa and her beautiful studio. She is so professional and knowledgeable and very personable. Her studio is cute and warm and cozy I would highly recommend to anyone ??

  • Absolutely incredible treatment!

    Amazing is the only adjective that fits my experience! The treatment was subtle,relaxing and eliminated the pain in my head, neck and shoulder area !thank you Melissa ????!!! I never expected such results.

CranioSacral Therapy

$40
30min
$70
60min
$85
75min
$95
90min
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Candlelight Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga

$25
120min
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Melissa R.

License: CT #009043

42 Verified Reviews

CranioSacral Therapy

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

Candlelight Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga

$25
120min
Select
by Nicole on Jan 13
I liked the whole massage and the discussion about general health. Melissa is always so helpful and caring. -Nicole Gagnon
by Barbara on Jan 12
There is nothing to dislike! I've been going to Melissa for a few years for therapeutic massage and cranio sacral therapy. She is gifted in both of these. Her massage studio is lovely and quiet. Melissa is fun and intelligent and she talks or not depending on how she reads your preference. She is always taking classes or workshops to update her skills or learn new modalities. You won't be disappointed.
by Michelle on Jan 12
Melissa is such a caring compassionate therapist and i always leave feeling like a new person. She has helped me so much with my stroke recovery and easing my pain as muscles come back.
by Drew on Jan 11
Melissa is amazing, I started visiting her with bad pain in my leg that after several doctor visits and a bunch of money wasted on supports and other things. After 4-5 sessions with her the pain was less than a quarter of where it had been. She was able to very quickly track down the root cause and treat that instead of the medical approach of focusing on the spot where it hurt. I have since continued to see Melissa for cranial sacral for more than a year and truly look forward to my sessions as a bit of a reset to the crazy and stress in my mind for the upcoming month
by Peggy on Jan 09
All amazing
by Shelley on Jan 05
Melissa has s a miracle worker! There are no words to describe the difference she has made in my quality of life!
by Anonymous on Dec 23
I've never been so relaxed during an appointment before! Went in with a headache and left without one. Even better, it stayed away for the rest of the day and the knots in my shoulder were gone too. Will definitely be going back.
by Wendy on Dec 22
I love Melissa and her beautiful studio. She is so professional and knowledgeable and very personable. Her studio is cute and warm and cozy I would highly recommend to anyone ??
by Pamela on Oct 21
Absolutely incredible treatment!
by Linda on Aug 11
Amazing is the only adjective that fits my experience! The treatment was subtle,relaxing and eliminated the pain in my head, neck and shoulder area !thank you Melissa ????!!! I never expected such results.

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 42 Reviews)

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Professionalism
by Nicole on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Melissa R.
I liked the whole massage and the discussion about general health. Melissa is always so helpful and caring. -Nicole Gagnon
by Barbara on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Melissa R.
There is nothing to dislike! I've been going to Melissa for a few years for therapeutic massage and cranio sacral therapy. She is gifted in both of these. Her massage studio is lovely and quiet. Melissa is fun and intelligent and she talks or not depending on how she reads your preference. She is always taking classes or workshops to update her skills or learn new modalities. You won't be disappointed.
by Michelle on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa is such a caring compassionate therapist and i always leave feeling like a new person. She has helped me so much with my stroke recovery and easing my pain as muscles come back.
by Drew on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa is amazing, I started visiting her with bad pain in my leg that after several doctor visits and a bunch of money wasted on supports and other things. After 4-5 sessions with her the pain was less than a quarter of where it had been. She was able to very quickly track down the root cause and treat that instead of the medical approach of focusing on the spot where it hurt. I have since continued to see Melissa for cranial sacral for more than a year and truly look forward to my sessions as a bit of a reset to the crazy and stress in my mind for the upcoming month
by Peggy on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
All amazing
by Shelley on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa has s a miracle worker! There are no words to describe the difference she has made in my quality of life!
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
I've never been so relaxed during an appointment before! Went in with a headache and left without one. Even better, it stayed away for the rest of the day and the knots in my shoulder were gone too. Will definitely be going back.
by Wendy on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
I love Melissa and her beautiful studio. She is so professional and knowledgeable and very personable. Her studio is cute and warm and cozy I would highly recommend to anyone ??
by Pamela on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Absolutely incredible treatment!
by Linda on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Amazing is the only adjective that fits my experience! The treatment was subtle,relaxing and eliminated the pain in my head, neck and shoulder area !thank you Melissa ????!!! I never expected such results.
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
peaceful studio, calm atmosphere. Something good always comes from visiting Bending Bridges.
by Martha on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
I leave each time, feeling renewed and alive! Thank you!
by Cheryl on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa continues to excel in her ability to “read “ one’s body and aid in gentle healing...FABULOUS.. Thank You ..
by Anonymous on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Melissa R.
Love the music. Like my feet Massaged. Back work so helpful. Shoulder work & props good. Shoulders a little sore before and after massage. Thank you.....????
by Jessica on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Melissa R.
Amazing, like always!!
by Deborah on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Can't say enough great things about Melissa! She's a gifted cranial-sacral practitioner who is very intuitive. I had pain in my hip since I had my first child 15 years ago and after a few treatments it is gone. I am now continuing to unravel other areas in my body. The work is transformative & Melissa is very skilled at it. Highly recommend (but don't take my spot!)
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
I love the cozy atmosphere as well as Melissa's skill. Melissa is very professional but also a lot of fun!
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa is very professional... only thing better would be to bring her home with me??
by Anonymous on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Melissa R.
I always feel so much better after a session.
by Peggy on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
I liked everything. Melissa is very professional and compassionate. I highly recommend her.
by Mary Ann on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Melissa R.
Mellisa is a healer and has true gifts.
by Sally on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: CranioSacral Therapy with Melissa R.
Melissa’s refuge offers a respite like no other, a serene place to escape the complexities that become overwhelming, a place to rekindle the peace, to rejuvenate the spirit.......
by Drew on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Melissa R.
Melissa is amazing, in my first session she took away pain that two different doctors couldn’t. I returned for follow up sessions and am almost pain free from leg pain that I had for over a year, and now move beginning to move on to the cranial sacral portion of the program. I would recommend for anyone with chronic pain or just the need for peace in their mind
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: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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
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Service Received: Bodywork with Melissa R.
Intuitive, sensitive and healing! I am blessed to have Melissa on 'my team'.
by Lori on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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: Bodywork 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