If you're interested in massage therapy please get to know our two highly experienced therapists!
ANDREW MELL, LMT, CMNT
Massage Therapist, 1994
Completed Sports Massage
Therapy Training, 1991
My ultimate goal is to assist my clients in reaching a state of optimal health and wellness: first by understanding the dynamics of their discomforts, and then to help them regain the flexibility and strength that they have been missing - and need to regain - in order to more fully embrace their lives.
I believe physical problems are frequently "wake-up calls" - our bodies requesting increased "Self" awareness, and a more balanced integration with all aspects of life.
No single technique or form of exercise is effective alone: for this reason I have studied extensively and employ a broad range of therapies.
Once clients have reached their optimal state of well-being,
I recommend recurring sessions at specific intervals, according to their goals, in order to maintain optimum health.
Kripalu for Yoga and Health,
Vipassana Meditation Center, and
the International School of Shiatsu
I have been working as a bodywork therapist for over 10 years. My training includes anatomy, physiology, food and healing, oriental medical theory, yoga and meditation and mindfulness. My training also includes massage techniques including therapeutic muscle massage techniques, touch for health, shiatsu/shin tai, craniosacral therapy, prenatal and post natal massage, energetic healing such as reiki and oneness blessing (I am a oneness blessing giver and a reiki master).
With my in-depth training, our conversation about your body and health needs enables me to customize the type of bodywork that is best for you during your visit. I look forward to joining you where you are at, and helping you take the next steps on your journey with a bit more compassion towards your body, mind and spirit and challenging you to radiate that to everyone you encounter.
Reiki Master Teacher
Level 1 and 2 Reiki Practitioner, Santa Fe, NM 2002/2003
Reiki Master Teacher, 2008, Pacific Grove, CA
Reiki is a safe, powerful, holistic healing technique that uses gentle touch to relieve stress and pain. Treatments enhance one’s life force energy, remove blockages, and promote body-mind-spirit balance. Clients report feeling a deep sense of inner peace as well as decreased pain, anxiety, and tension. Additional benefits may include increased ability to focus, better quality sleep, greater vitality, improved digestion and assimilation, heightened intuition and creativity, and overall well-being.
I believe the body has the ability to heal itself, given the proper support. Sometimes stress, busy lifestyles, unhealthy habits, and environmental toxins clog the flow of energy that naturally keeps us well. It is my goal to help clients return to a state of balance so that they may experience the health, harmony, freedom, joy, and peace that are available to us all. Reiki is the most effective tool that I’ve discovered in my journey of exploring wellness.
I have often been called a gifted healer; I think this is mainly due to my compassionate and non-judgmental presence which allows clients to feel safe and understood. It is in this space of acceptance and allowing that deep relaxation occurs, and the body’s innate healing abilities are triggered. Releasing stress creates an opportunity to return to our natural state of wellness. Reiki helps to foster this process. It is my great joy to help people discover their inherent well-being.