Melissa VoightAffiliate Therapist; Board Certified Structural Integrator, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (NCTMB) Business: AZ MFRPressure: Moderate to Firm
Melissa is an affiliate therapist of the Studio, and operates as Arizona Myofascial Release (AZ MFR). She is a nationally Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in treating and correcting fascia (connective tissue) She is a Certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integrator and has advanced training in traditional Myofascial Release Therapy. She is also a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist under Carol Osborn. Her areas of expertise are fascial restructuring, postural improvement, running injuries, motor vehicle accident injuries, and prenatal massage. Her touch is moderate to deep.
She has been a practicing since 2003 when she graduated from the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in Winter Park, Florida. She began her massage career in outpatient rehab and sports medicine at the Florida Hospital. There she worked closely with many physical therapists in patient care, providing therapeutic massage for athletes, pregnant women, and patients rehabilitating from surgery and injury, as well as patients seeking pain management for chronic conditions. Since moving to Arizona in 2005, she has maintained a private practice administering goal-based therapeutic massage and has contracted her services to several resorts and therapeutic offices for specialized client care.
Melissa stumbled upon her love for massage therapy by mere chance. She went to massage therapy school for fun, and while there she learned the many benefits of bodywork, and was inspired to seek employment in a medical facility when she graduated from school. She received her first session in Structural Integration as a student, and after just one treatment was amazed at the changes in her structure. She gained a half-inch in height, and experienced a noticeable increase in her lung capacity from tissue being released around her chest.
Since that time, it has been Melissa’s goal to become a Certified Structural Integration Therapist to help people release themselves from the binds in their own tissue created throughout their lifetime. She completed the Tom Myers’ Anatomy Trains 500-hour Structural Integration training program for advanced practitioners in 2010. She is a Board Certified Structural Integrator under the International Association of Structural Integrators.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Board Certified Structural Integrator
Kinesis, Inc – Tom Myers
Member of the International Association of Structural Integrators
Certified, December 2010
Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist
Body Therapy Associates – Carole Osborne-Sheets
Certified Sports Massage Therapist
USA Pro Sports
Neuromuscular Therapy training
Neuromuscular Therapy American Version – Judith Walker Delany
Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy training
Unique Aspects of Whiplash Syndromes – Judith Walker DeLany, April 2011
Member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
Member of the Arizona Massage Therapy Association
Graduate of the Professional Massage Therapy Program
The Central Florida School of Massage Therapy, Winter Park, FL