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Melissa Carrick, Birth Doula, Placenta Specialist, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor

It is Melissa’s passion to see and assist others’ in their journeys.  Her curiosity about the body first led Melissa into a 12 year career as a surgical technologist, where she assisted in surgeries of all kinds. As a person who craves ongoing personal growth, she gradually added massage therapy, reflexology, essential oils, yoga practice and instruction, and birth doula work to her list of passions.

Melissa is a certified birth doula and placenta specialist, specializing in encapsulation, birth art, and keepsakes.  Her medical experience, combined with her curiosity about the body and it’s innate wisdom and strength, led her to support families on their pregnancy and birth journeys as a doula.  Whether hospital, home, or birth center, whether medicated or not, Melissa’s philosophy is “Know your options or you don’t have any,” and will support her clients in all their choices.

Melissa has been practicing massage and reflexology since 2012.  She quickly added the healing benefits of essential oils to her practice and her personal life.

Her yoga journey started in 2012 when Melissa fell in love with Power Yoga. Melissa realized it is not only a physical practice, but a mental, emotional, and spiritual one as well. She could take what she learned on the mat and translate it to daily life. It was then that Melissa knew she wanted to share yoga with others.

Melissa’s intention is to nurture the mind, body, and soul connection. By establishing ongoing relationships and trust with clients, everyone can work together to provide the best care possible, based on each clients individual needs. Melissa is the owner of her own business Wellness Within and believes that everything that we need already exists within ourselves.

Visit Melissa’s website

(716) 566-8050

Meet Melissa

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