About Melis Arik, Licensed Massage Therapist
Integrative. Intuitive. Grounded in science.
As your massage therapist, I aim to address your immediate concerns, while trying to identify the root cause(s) of your pain or discomfort. I practice an integrative style, achieving optimal depth and precision by warming up and easing into the tissue with movements that are soothing and grounding.
Your massage will always integrate calming techniques with more precise, specific, and deep work; when you're relaxed in the mind, it's easier to trust in the process of letting the tension go.
I'll likely ask questions about lifestyle and workstyle to gain insight into your physical concerns. Our conversation can help us recognize where and why there might be a repetitive use situation or other patterns of overuse or imbalance.
When I can, I'll offer relevant suggestions, tips or strategies to help you address these patterns. As you try them, you'll figure out what does or doesn't work for you.
Self-care is the foundation for a lifetime of body sustainability.
Therapeutic Massage Program, CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic, Minneapolis, MN (2005)
Certified by the National Certification Board for Massage and Bodywork and licensed by the State of Wisconsin