Melanie Hayes NCLMBT #4875

I moved around alot. I have a bachelor's degree from UNC-CH. I have been fascinated by how bodies work for most of my life. (One of my early favorite TV shows was Slim Goodbody, a children's show about physical health, anatomy and physiology.) I got my initial bodywork training from Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, NC. I did my yoga teacher training with Esther Myers of Toronto, Canada. I was even a certified personal trainer for a while. I have a natural gift for the work I do, which is married nicely with a strong curiosity that keeps me learning more and more about how the human body functions and what we can do to help it function as optimally as possible. I've got 20 years experience as a massage therapist, working with a hugely varied client base, from children to elders, iron man athletes to cancer patients and many folks in between. I am a qualified yoga instructor and holistic esthetician. I also provide professional personal development coaching services, tarot readings, astrology + human design readings and other self-awareness tools and practices via my online business: Experiments In Bliss.

The nutshell version is that I am driven by the values of authenticity, compassion, collaboration and innovation, as well as the bohemian pillars of truth, beauty, freedom and love.

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"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
- Roald Dahl via Willy Wonka

I want to help patients get a better understanding about their bodies, and how they can become better stewards of their bodies so they can live more comfortably and enjoyably in them.

My role within Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness is providing massage and bodywork therapy.

I love cultivating therapeutic relationships with local clients; helping people in my community to be better informed stewards of their physical experience. I also love getting to work with skilled, talented and client-centered colleagues.

What’s Melanie Reading, Listening To, or Watching?

  • The Matchmaker of Perigord by Julia Stuart (Book)
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith (Book)
  • Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (Book)
  • Elementary (TV show)
  • Pushing Daisies (TV show)
  • Only Murders In The Building (TV show)
  • The Human Design (Podcast)
  • Armchair Expert (Podcast)
  • Big Sky Astrology (Podcast)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Movie)
  • The Single Man (Movie)
  • Stealing Beauty (Movie)

In my free time I enjoy creative pursuits (drawing, painting, crafting, cooking/baking, sewing, etc.); being in Nature (walking/hiking, being at the beach, playing at the park, etc.); exploring the realms of Self and Cosmos (astrology, human design, Moon phases, personal inquiry, Shadowcraft, waxing philosophical, etc.); mental pursuits (reading, studying, exploring subjects of interest, puzzles, etc.), and connecting with living things (humans, florae, fauna).

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