Melissa started at the largest nutrition school in the country, “Institute for Integrative Nutrition,” studying with the top in the field of health and nutrition. Soon after she attended “The Natural Gourmet Institute” of New York City studying under founder Annemarie Colbin, an award-winning leader in natural health. Here she gained insight into ‘healing with whole foods,’ learning that food IS your medicine. Melissa supports her clients on their path to greater health, treating the ‘whole body.’
More recently, she graduated from “The International School for Colon Hydrotherapy” with Cathy Shea. As Melissa worked closely with clients in healing one of the most critical elimination systems, she discovered yet another fascinating and highly disregarded system of the human body, the ‘lymphatic system.’ After her own experience through Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Melissa was astonished at how connected bowel health was to our lymphatic system. Melissa received her training as a “Lymphatic Decongestive Therapist” from “Rightway Enterprises, FAEMT” studying with Naturopathic Doctor Jennifer Johnson. She uses the most advanced vibration energy technology, XP2, during the session.
Melissa continues to broaden her practice, lead and inspire others to tune into the resilient body within and live consciously during times of illness and challenge.
I have to say I never would of known about colonics if my dear friend and Colon Hydrotherapist Bella Garrison didn’t lead me there. I was shown a deeper kind of healing as I started to see my own ailments and symptoms drastically improve. I then asked myself “How can I lead and inspire others to change their health?” It was truly one of those light bulb moments in my life.
My journey began as an artist in a full house. I grew up in Connecticut in a large family of eight, with five older brothers and no sisters! That’s right, it was CHALLENGING but probably the most amazing upbringing one could have.
In the heat of my artistic pursuits, my physical body signaled a message to me loud and clear. Without warning, I found myself sicker than I have ever been in my life after a massive surgery, several invasive procedures and months of antibiotics. This is when I became clear about a different kind of future for myself, starting with healing from the inside out.
I love connecting with people the most. There is nothing more rewarding then knowing you have made a huge difference in someone’s day, week or even life. I am grateful to learn something new from each and every person and I am continuously inspired by all.
I love any meal that fills my plate with color and satisfies all the senses. I especially love fermented food as a little sidekick to the meal for a nice pungent taste that aids in digestion!
I’m going to have to go with a quick n’ easy guacamole! Two ripe avocados, bunch of cilantro, squeeze of 1/2 lime and dash of cumin and sea salt. That’s it!
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” -Mahatma Ghandi
A must read book for everyone; Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
So hard to choose a favorite on this one! I love dramas and particularly foreign ones. One that really moved me is “Hable con Ella” (talk to Her), directed by Pedro Almodovar.
I would have to give every once of credit to my Mom. I am astonished when I look at her life and her accomplishments despite her greatest challenges. In her older age she is more youthful then ever despite her recent illness and I continue to be in awe. She has shown me a lifetime and blessed me with her spirit.
I sleep! Haha, actually I am an artist who loves to draw when traveling. I also love physical outdoor activity surrounded by beautiful nature. And I cherish the company of loved ones over a great meal and good conversation.
A ‘cure-all’ for me is probiotics. Then there are a variety of ‘Energetix’ homeopathic remedies I use and of course I take lots of vitamin L (love).
Colonics are a must! I get a lot of energy from raw blended drinks that include tons of greens, fiber, pure water, herbs and a healthy fat. I’ll go on a variety of these smoothies for a week to give my body a good reboot!
A no brainer for me is chocolate, and I’ll take it in all forms! Mostly the darker the better and raw is the best. I enjoy an occasional glass of good Cortes de Rhone as well.
I say ‘pleasure’ is a key ingredient to living a more healthy and rich life. Do the things you love, embrace what you have, be grateful for what is already here and smile big.