Melissa Obra

Awakening healing in your body

     Aloha! My name is Melissa Obra. I originate from the Big Island of Hawaii. E Ala E means "to call forth; to awaken." I believe the body has an innate desire to heal itself when injured or hurting. I facilitate that process by taking my time, listening to your body, following the tension to its source, and then releasing it. I incorporate multiple modalities into each massage session, with a focus on Deep Tissue and Trigger Point release for effective pain relief. I also utilize essential...

     Aloha! My name is Melissa Obra. I originate from the Big Island of Hawaii. E Ala E means "to call forth; to awaken." I believe the body has an innate desire to heal itself when injured or hurting. I facilitate that process by taking my time, listening to your body, following the tension to its source, and then releasing it. I incorporate multiple modalities into each massage session, with a focus on Deep Tissue and Trigger Point release for effective pain relief. I also utilize essential oils in every massage for the added healing benefits these age-old remedies provide. 

     Growing up in Hawaii, I lived in a culture that advocated compassion, integrity, and generosity among people. Out of that grew my love for helping others. My journey in massage began when I was a child working on my parents' sore spots. As I grew up, I was the one friends and family came to for relief from headaches, neck pain, and back pain. My formal massage training began with Deal Massage School in Hilo, HI. My instructor taught me the importance of approaching each massage with a clinical focus to bring about long-term healing. It was there that I developed my passion for the Deep Tissue and Trigger Point modalities. Upon licensing I opened my own massage establishment and worked in conjunction with a respected chiropractor in the community, providing relief from pain and injuries for my clients as well as her patients. 

     In 2016 I became certified in the AromaTouch Technique    a system of layering selected oils for individual and combined health benefits. These benefits include grounding, relaxation, cleansing, soothing, increased circulation, relief of tension, and rejuvenation.

     After moving to Tucson in 2019 I chose to continue my massage education at Carrington College, graduating at the top of my class. While there, I furthered my pursuit of knowledge in the Deep Tissue and Trigger Point techniques. I also learned Myofascial Release techniques, Sports Massage, and Chair Massage. I studied Eastern modalities ranging from Shiatsu to Thai massage, Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathologies as related to massage. Everything I've learned has contributed to my growth as a massage therapist. 

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Licenses
Massage

AZ # 26771

Massage

HI # 15700

Education
2018

Deal Massage School

Massage Therapy

2020

Carrington College

Massage Therapy

Experience
Aromatherapy

AromaTouch Technique

Received training and certification in doTERRA's AromaTouch Technique in 2016.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Aromatherapy services

by Lisa on Nov 05
I have Lupus and was hurting pretty bad before seeing Melissa. It wasn’t a flare, but the joint pain had me limping. She was caring and went slowly to make sure I understood what was going as she helped various muscles relax. Explained great stretching techniques to use later to help keep movement. I’m good sore now and move wonderfully better than I have in weeks. Highly Recommend!
by Dave on Nov 01
Melissa is amazing and is well versed in not only in massage technique, but also in kinesiology and general anatomy. I was amazed at her ability to identify my problem areas as well as likely causes (and she was right!). The massage itself was the most comprehensive and informative massage I have ever had. Relief was high and post-massage soreness was low. I highly recommend Melissa!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Mobile Trigger Point Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Swedish Massage
  • Assessment
  • Energy Work

Aromatherapy

  • Aromatherapy

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