When you need a healing hand
Melissa Rayburn LMT, LLCC, MT-BC
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The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massage is beneficial for healthy people
because it helps maintain balance and relieve stress.
* Children with special needs
* Cancer patients
* Migraines or headaches
* Stress, anxiety, or depression
* Neck or back problems
* Allergies or sinus conditions
* Detox or immune system disorders
Most recipients of
therapeutic massage experience increased circulation and
flexibility. They feel relaxed and re-energized.
Melissa received her training in massage therapy from the C.A. Massage School and Clinic. She says of the career choice, "It chose ME... this career lets me blend everything I do and bridge the gap between allopathic and holistic healing."
She is a certified lymphatic drainage therapist (through The Chikly Institute), registered massage therapist, and board-certified music therapist. She has also trained in neuromuscular therapy, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, reflexology, and reiki.
Melissa earned her bachelor's degree in music therapy from Sam Houston State University in 1993. She is a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) and practiced music therapy for six years in settings such as hospitals and nursing homes, and privately with special needs children.
As an integrative therapist, Melissa incorporates music therapy into
her practice. She genuinely loves her clients and it
shows in every aspect of her work. When Melissa was in Houston, Texas, people came from all over the area to experience Melissa's healing touch. They recognize
her kind, gentle spirit and sincere concern for others.
Melissa moved to Washington state in early 2020 and is beginning the next chapter of her career serving the Pacific Northwest.
“As a clinical social worker, my clients' mental, physical and spiritual well-being is my absolute priority. Melissa’s knowledge, experience and unique gifts, which extend far beyond ‘therapeutic’ massage, allow me to unconditionally refer clients. She offers quality services, genuine care, alternative healing, and a refreshing way of looking at life.” —A.M.C., LCSW
“When I walk out, I feel younger and exhilarated. My doctor said to continue regularly because it is so good for the circulation.” —J.E.
“In my national and international travels, I have found no one as skilled and talented as is Melissa. She conveys compassion and healing with every touch, whether verbal, physical, or spiritual.” —L.G.
“From the moment I walked in, I felt a prayer had been answered. She is knowledgeable, sensitive and gifted with hands that intuitively know what areas to work on. I’ve had amazing breakthroughs in my lymphedema issues. It’s as if her hands have eyes to see past the skin.” — Gratefully, D.F.
“Melissa saved my life. I had no energy or drive. She not only energized me, but put me in balance again.” —S.M
“About five years ago I was told that I would have to have back surgery... I started going to Melissa once a week and within three months I was feeling a big difference. Now I see her wonderful face every two weeks and she continues to help me walk without pain. She also helped with the pains in my legs. She is a wonderful physical and spiritual healer.” —C.P.
“My son has severe cerebral palsy and has been seeing Melissa weekly for over a year. Since he's nonverbal, Melissa is his outlet, providing a safe place where he ‘tells’ her everything in his own way. She really gets him talking! He always has a sense of peace after his visit. One of the most amazing things she has helped with is his head shape. When we first started, his head was shaped diagonally and his glasses could not be on straight. Now, his glasses are almost perfectly straight. Twice, she has reduced a cough/cold by five days. Her magical touch is a blessing.
When my son reaches for something and completes the action, I call it a ‘window of brilliance’ because of its rarity. Recently, Melissa did two sessions which included brain therapy and then my son answered a yes/no question a lady asked by opening his ‘Yes/No’ iPad app. That was definitely a first.” —T.H.
“I am a mother of an autistic child and have tried numerous therapies. At the age of 5 1/2, my son began craniosacral therapy. He has been receiving this therapy for two years. I am at peace knowing that my son appears to feel better. Other benefits include an increase in calmness, expression, awareness, and eye contact. His speech is also clearer.
Recently, I had to take him off his prescriptions and supplements for baseline testing and his symptoms returned. Melissa tried brain integration techniques and within days his energy, responsiveness, and connection improved. He was started on his meds again, but with brain therapy has shown steady improvement in cognitive, social, language, rhythm and body awareness and has began singing again.” —L.G.
"I have been seeing Melissa for over five years now and I can't give her enough praise. I can say that she makes my poor old muscles dance with glee." —B.B.
"Melissa has healing hands. Add to that her loving heart and giving soul and you have a wonderful therapist." —S.M.
"Melissa has taken care of my 'spirit' for several years, and she soothes all my 'ills.' A dear friend, and a spiritual healer." —F.E.L.
"I have reached the magical age of over 50. When I walk in, I feel
my age, but when I walk out, I feel younger and exhilarated.
"She is like an angel because she has helped me and my family during my recovery." -N.H.
"My entire family has benefited from Melissa's expertise with
multiple healing techniques and her personal commitment to our well
"Melissa has magic hands." —J.M.
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