Somacentered massage therapy santa barbara – about melissa

About Melissa

clients’ needs are of great importance. 
I am committed to establishing a trusting environment in order to
facilitate deep relaxation, awareness in the body, and a healing experience. My intention as a therapist is to allow for the full
presence of each client, and to encourage deep release in the body–opening to
the gifts that are available every moment.  By incorporating a unique blend of modalities I tailor the
massage experience to each clients’ needs.  

My bodywork certification began at the Fingerlakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY in 2004, where I completed 1000 hours of training.  This included specializations in Swedish, Integrative, Connective (deep) Tissue, Energy Balancing, Pregnancy, Hydrotherapy, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Seated Chair, among others.  I have additional 200 hour training from Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, and Craniosacral I from The Upledger Institute.  Along with these modalities, I have extensive knowledge of the human body through courses in Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology.  I am currently practicing out of my downtown office location in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.  I am nationally certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) since 2004 and am an active member of Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals (AMBP) and the National Association of Professional Women.

I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and
assist you to a state of true wellness


Surprising Findings: What’s actually good, bad and edible!

This week seems to be a whirlwind of shocking information
regarding our health and the foods we eat. It turns out, that the foods we
thought were healthy are in fact slime; and snacks that we deemed bad are
actually better than fruits and veggies. Then there are those strange items
that we never would have thought were edible. […]

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Video On Natural Beauty: Beauty On the Go

Watch this video to learn trick on applying natural make up.Steps:1.Prime your skin and eyes with
moisturizer2.Apply foundation around the T-Zone
area of the face and blend outwards in order to even out the skin tone.3.Use concealer under the eyes, around
the nose and mouth4.Apply powder along the same lines as
the foundation5.Apply blush on the apples of the
cheeks6.Make […]

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4 ways to Feel More Beautiful

John Keats said, “A thing of beauty is a joy
for ever: Its lovliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness”…it’s wonderful thought that is rarely
applied to ourselves. We may see beauty in the outside world—people, nature, art,
etc. But it’s not often that we see beauty in the mirror or feel it in our
hearts.That’s why we […]

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Straight ‘n Down | Long straight hair says pure glamour

Let your hair down this season with a straight and natural
look. The bobby-pin-less ‘do will leave you feeling headache free and super
sexy. And don’t worry; we’re not talking about some new flower child trend. Long
straight hair says pure glamour this year as stars such as Lea Michele and Gwyneth
Paltrow rocked their loose locks at this […]

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Bags Be Gone | How to get rid of the puffy bags under your eyes

For most of us, waking up with puffy eyes is not much of a
surprise. The skin under our eyes is the thinnest piece of epidermis on our
bodies and can easily become dark and swollen due to various issues including
PMS, vascular disorders or kidney infections. But while these bluish circles
may let us know of a deeper […]

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5 Skin No-No’s | What not to do when it comes to your skin

When it comes to skin, many of us take the proactive approach:
we wash it thoroughly, put on the necessary creams and concealers and cannot
stop fussing with it. But when it comes to skincare, it’s just as important to
avoid certain actions than to be hands-on. Here are the 5 Skin no-no’s to keep
in mind:Washing too much:
We […]

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Lemon Lush “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.

The old saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make
lemonade”. But why stop there? These sour fruits can add the sweetest accents
to your summer agenda. From food to fashion to fun, we share the best ways that
lemons can liven up your spring & summer months. Consume It:
Lemons are rich with vitamins, antioxidants and even anti-cancer […]

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The Accuracy of Acupuncture: What, How, and Really?

What?Classical 5 Element Acupuncture is an ancient form of
Chinese medicine. It works with the laws of nature to heal all types of
illness, no matter if it is part of the body, mind or spirit. According to the
practice, there is one vital ingredient in life which controls the entire
body.This element is called “QI” and is
considered the […]

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The botanical garden at the university of oxford

posted by Savanah on Aug 19

The Oxford University Botanical gardens is different from other such gardens.  Most of the botanical gardens located throughout the world are simply collections of plants that are on display, but mainly for reasons of specific purposes, rather than design.  However much attention is paid to the arrangement of the plants at Oxford, with the intention of creating exciting and visually attractive ways.  Many of those interested in gardening, and accomplished gardeners in the own right, often visit the garden in seek of ideas and inspirations.

Every plant and flower in the garden is clearly labeled as many people visit the garden in search of plants for their own homes or business, such as an Oxford hotel looking for new ways to brighten up the grounds of the hotel.  Many educational programs are offered at the garden, as well as those seminars that take place off site, for University botanists and researchers.  They are also involved in many conservation and environmental programs.

The garden houses one of the largest collections of reference material in the country of Britain, which consists of more than seven thousand different species of plant life.  The collection is very compact, however it is one of the most diverse of collections in the entire world.  The diversity in the Oxford Garden is greater than that found in rain forests of other countries, as well as greater than the natural reserve sites.  There are three distinct sections to the garden.

The green house contains many of the plants that are not fit for the extreme temperature differences in the country.  The Walled Garden surrounding the glass house has various features such as an intricately designed garden of rocks as well as a garden in the water.  Inside the walled garden there are a number of separated gardens based on the countries in which the species are indigenous to, their specific botanical groups, and the economic and herbal use for each plant.  This is one of the most diverse and beautiful of the gardens of the world.

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Importance of Online Marketing

When you have a website then you need to market. You cannot just market your website as much as you need to the products that you offer. There are many reasons you need to market your products including the shoppers, income, and more. If you don’t know how to do the right marketing for your business then you should consider a company to help you.

Shoppers are the most important thing to your web business. This is because they are the ones making you money. Many shoppers find themselves surfing through the Internet because they are buying a gift for someone who is impossible to shop for or someone who already has everything. You need to build your site according to the shoppers. Think about the types of people you want to attract. You need to market your products in a way that they are attractive to the shoppers. If you are targeting the elderly then you won’t talk in slang that the elderly does not understand. Your content and descriptions for each item will be appropriate to the age group of people you are trying to sell your products too.

When you use online marketing for your products then you can generate a lot more shoppers to your site. Online marketing for your products means you are talking about all of the products you offer. You might only want to market a few. If so, then you should market the products that make your business unique to the web community. If you sell things like Votivo Candles then you will want to market why the product is unique. You don’t want to say the same boring things that every other website is saying.

If you have online jewelry stores then you need to provide the appropriate marketing for your business to become successful. You would need to market your products properly. This would include taking pictures of the jewelry you have for sale and writing the proper things about each of the items. This allows the shopper to know exactly what they are looking at and if they want to buy it.

If you don’t know how to market your products over the Internet then you should consider hiring a web design company to do it for you. They can create an excellent website for you if you haven’t built one yet or they can make your site a lot better. They can also design your site with the proper marketing techniques that generate the exact types of customers you are trying to target. This will help increase your profits and have an excellent online business.

If you have an Internet shopping site then you have to market your products. You will find that you make a lot more money in your business when you show the shoppers what you have to offer to them. If you don’t market your products then your business could suffer and you won’t make much money.

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» divine provision for your needs

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask for You to provide for my natural, physical, and spiritual needs in Jesusname. I need You, Lord, and look to You. I know that in the Scriptures, You performed miracles. I believe You are limitless in power today. Jesus fed a multitude with a few loaves and fishes. In Philippians 4:19, Your Word says that You will provide for all of our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. I rest my faith in You, in Your integrity, and in the integrity of the Scriptures, and I thank You for what You are going to do, in Jesus’ name.

~Scriptural Confirmation~

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Psalm 23:1, 5

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Psalm 37:3

He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. Psalm 111:5 He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. Psalm 147:14

The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the stomach of the wicked shall be in want. Proverbs 13:25

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. Matthew 6:25, 30, 31, 32

Prescription for Peace

1. God cares for me.

2. God is my Provider.

3. God can meet my needs.


O’berry ; cavanaugh : blog : is 11 ipods too many?

Friday October 3, 2008

Call me a sucker for all things cute and colorful, but I am now convinced that I need a new iPod nano – actually that I need one in each of the nine stellar hues. The beautiful intense color spectrum might just be part of a creative marketing ploy on Mac’s part to lure people in, but man oh man is it working on me.

Granted I already have a 2GB iPod, basic black and still in incredible shape two and a half years after purchase due mostly to a case for it that pretty much requires Herculean effort to remove the dang iPod. And there’s my Shuffle, a baby at only 11 months old and which, with its blue color, is the cuter cousin to the black iPod. But something about the colors (plus the excellent new features like a screen that tilts and adjusts with the iPod and a shuffle function activated by literally shaking the device) makes me think that 11 iPods is a necessity rather than a display of musical excess.

At O|C, we’re still divided between Mac people and PC users, although us Mac users are slowly converting the rest of the shop. Mac is known for its ingenuity, and its loyal fans champion the company’s branding efforts. So maybe I owe it to Mac – in an effort to keep the company going and able to continue rolling out great products – to buy the whole rainbow. That’s not excess, right? That’s just supporting your brand!

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