Melissa graduated from Radford University with a B.S. in Exercise Sport & Health Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine in 2004. After graduation she went on to work in a cardiac rehab clinic with cardiac and stroke patients. During this time Melissa had the opportunity to work with the Sentara Norfolk General’s Surgical Group as an Exercise Physiologist. Moving on to manage a personal training studio she was able to influence client’s physical fitness practices and make a difference in their quality of life working in a one-on-one environment. While personal training, she decided to further her education and attend the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy. Through the Cayce-Reilly Institute Melissa became proficient in therapeutic massage and pain management. After graduating she has continued to expand her knowledge of massage to include Reflexology, Raindrop Technique, and Myofascial Release. Most recently Melissa has received her certification in Advanced Myoskeletal Techniques. As a Certified Myoskeletal Therapist she can offer her clients significant relief from chronic pains such as complex neck, back, hip, rotator cuff, carpal tunnel, TOS, SI joint, plantar fasciitis pain and more. She is now able to combine her knowledge of numerous modalities to provide exceptional service to her clients.
Certified Personal Trainer - National Strength Professionals Association
B.S. Exercise, Sport & Health Education - Radford University
Certified MyoSkeletal Therapist
Certified Massage Therapist - Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy
"First class facility committed to member's health and well being. Since training with Melissa, my type 2 diabetes has gone into remission and I have dropped several medications. AND I've lost 60 pounds and ran a 10k too!"
"I have loved my workout sessions! Melissa is awesome . She is always encouraging and gives modifications when needed. I wasn't super motivated to start my fitness journey but now am very motivated to keep going!"
"I am so happy I chose Unify to help me start a fitness routine! Melissa is awesome!!!"