Melissa Hollan LMT, is a graduate of both the Denver Integrative Massage School in Denver, CO, and Hands-On School Of Massage in Corpus Christi, TX. She has received more than 1000 combined hours of classroom training in therapeutic massage including additional training in Thai bodywork and Ashiatsu massage and regularly pursues continuing education courses in other massage modalities and health and wellness. A former school teacher, she began her first massage therapy practice in 2005 in Rockport, TX and also taught Standing Pilates and Yoga before returning to public education for a few more years. Now massage therapy is again her primary career and she offers her clients individualized massage therapy as well as private yoga instruction from her new location in the La Placita Building (next to Simple Foods) in Salida. Melissa’s personal approach to wellness includes time in the outdoors, yoga practice, mindful eating, and complementary alternative medicine. An advocate of cruelty-free cosmetics and other products, she was recently interviewed by Massage Magazine for a July, 2016 article titled “What Can Cruelty-Free Products Do For Animals And Your Practice?” Melissa, her husband and her four rescue dogs, enjoy exploring the many wonderful trails in and around Salida.