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Therapeutic Massage

A Therapeutic Massage is tailored to the specific health needs of the individual. The session is result oriented and various techniques are used to target the area(s) of need. Below are some of the many therapeutic techniques used throughout a session.

  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tissue Restrictions
  • Athletic Performance
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle Tension
  • Knee/Leg Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder/Arm Pain

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) is an advanced method of soft tissue therapy for the relief of muscular discomfort, pain, and limited range of motion. This highly evolved treatment utilizes a hands-on technique based on identifying soft tissue restriction through precise palpation. PNMT helps to reintroduce and reintegrate forgotten or lost body movements by applying alternating levels of concentrated pressure to the muscle spam and areas of restriction. The pressure is then applied perpendicularly in a very precise direction with finger tips and held as long as 10-30 seconds, depending on the response or release of the soft tissue. This technique should not be painful, in fact to be most effective this technique needs to be applied with a pressure that is comfortably accepted by your body. 

Cranial Release

Cranial Release is an effective, non-invasive form of bodywork comprised of both PNMT and Myofascial Release. During a Cranial Release treatment, pressure is applied to the bones of the head while releasing restrictions of the cranial muscles. Cranial Release effectively addresses the sympathetic nervous system, via a gentle hands-on approach. The Cranial Release technique shifts the brain into a more relaxed state. While relaxed, the brain is capable of assisting the body in maintaining a more proper functioning status. Cranial Release allows the body to experience a deep release of tension, which is one of the primary causes of stress on the nervous system. Due to the effectiveness of this technique in desensitizing the sympathetic nervous system, it is known to be a very successful pain management tool. 

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Myofascial Release

While massage can be effective in relieving tension, correctly releasing and realigning the fascia can help to achieve true lasting results and ultimately maximize the effectiveness of your therapeutic session, by releasing tightness across a broad section of your muscular system. A gentle massage and light manual pressure to the areas of the Myofascial promotes rehabilitation through improved movement and function of the soft tissue, by decreasing fascial restriction/spasm and by increasing range of motion. 

Hot Stone Therapeutic Massage

Hot Stone Therapy is a technique in which stones are warmed and applied to the body during the therapeutic massage and/or bodywork session. The heat of the stone is used to promote circulation and new blood supply to the soft tissue, aiding in the rebuild and recovery‚Ķ and it feels good, too! 

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Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage is a customized form of bodywork that promotes improved function of the lymphatic system. By applying a light pressure in a specific direction with rhythmic motion, the lymphatic system can be stimulated to work more efficiently and assist the body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling. 

Cupping Therapy

Cupping works deep into muscles and fascia, breaking up adhesions, relieving fascial restrictions, and muscle tension. It also stimulates blood flow, creating a pathway for stagnant blood, inflammation, and toxins that have fallen out of healthy circulation to be drawn out into the lymphatic system for enhanced healing.

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Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist


  • Licensed Massage Therapist and Bodyworker
  • Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • Wisconsin State License Number 10580-146
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Certified Laser Technician

Melanie is nationally and board-certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Her expertise includes medical and rehabilitative techniques such as: Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT), Cranial Release Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Therapy, Cancer Massage/Lymphatic Drainage, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. Melanie is also an experienced certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP), as well as certified Laser Technician.

“As your professional therapist, it is my goal to assist you in reaching your wellness and fitness goals by providing individualized care, therapeutic expertise, professionalism, and a personal touch that always puts your health and well-being first.”


Therapeutic Massage Patient Testimonials

Been using their sauna for several months. The service has been excellent. The staff is very nice. Then my wife booked a massage for me with Melanie. It was one of the best massages I’ve received in my life. She uses an adjustable table which is the most comfortable massage table I’ve ever had.
Heath B.
BWLC Patient
Today was my first visit with Melanie. I’d give 10 stars if I could. I learned so much today. I’ve had neck pain since January, it’s May now, and the pain can be slight or severe. I could not make plans. I seldom drove with difficulty/pain turning my head. I feel confident this is all going to become a memory very soon. I’ve had chiropractic care, saw my Nurse Practitioner who ordered an MRI and Pain Management for painless cortisone injections, and now Physical Therapy. I feel very blessed to have the privilege of living in America. So, now I’m icing my back like Melanie said.
Bonnie Carroll
BWLC Patient
I don’t know what I would do without Melanie. Not only does she focus on whatever the issue is that day, but she is so knowledgeable and will educate you on those nerves or muscles or tendons… The clinic offers services that truly promote healing and wellness. If you are suffering with pain from R.A., migraines, fibromyalgia, muscle pain, nerve pain, any pain… this is where you need to be.
Cynthia Sistler
BWLC Patient
I’ve been suffering with abdominal and rib muscle pain for more than a year. In 2 massage sessions with Melanie, I am feeling a difference. I’ve also been doing cryotherapy there as well which I believe is also helping. Definitely recommend this place.
BWLC Patient
I have been seeing Melanie for many years for massage and she is the best in the business! She has good hands that gently massage tight areas and she is an empathetic listener.
Kathleen W.
BWLC Patient
I have gone twice so far for chronic pain… and Melanie is doing a great job. Uses several techniques to work problem areas. Extremely clean and professional atmosphere. She is extremely educated – highly recommend!
Jennifer Gauthier Matz
BWLC Patient
Mel has been doing therapeutic massages for me for about 3 years. I look forward to these sessions as she is always able to assist my continued quest for health. I recommend her services to several friends and acquaintances constantly as she and her team are the best!
Sandy J.
BWLC Patient
I meet Melanie for the first time today for a neuromuscular massage. I’m not sure how I waited so long to find this relief. I have been having hip/knee pain for the last several years. Wow does she know what she is doing and how to offer relief. I am still in shock how good it feels to not hurt. I quickly rebooked several more sessions to help keep the good progress!! Thank you!!
Sarah McKee
BWLC Patient
It had been 2 months since my last massage with Melanie and I knew I definitely need one! I learned my muscles in my back are getting smoother and more supple compared to when I first started. Good news! And I can tell today I’m walking better and taller!
Linda C.
BWLC Patient
I am so happy I found Melanie and her clinic. I’ve been suffering with severe rib and abdominal muscle pain for over a year and in only a few visits with Melanie I am feeling a difference. Highly recommend if you are dealing with chronic pain.
BWLC Patient
Friends this clinic is amazing! The therapist is knowledgeable and professional. The massage is amazing and beneficial for many conditions… rehab, injury, inflammation, and rejuvenation.
BWLC Patient
If you ever need ANYTHING health, massage, healing related, this is the place to go. Melanie is the most amazing therapist you will ever meet. I encourage you to make an appointment!!! I will guarantee it will be the best appointment you will ever have. Love her!
BWLC Patient
Melanie does a fantastic job!! Highly recommend.
Laurie Lardinois-Karczewski
BWLC Patient
Professional massage with results!
Josh Swanson
BWLC Patient
We have found Melanie and her staff to be professional and caring in their ongoing practice of improving our daily health. As Maya Angelou’s saying on their office wall says: It’s how you make people feel that will be remembered…..and we always feel better through the treatment we receive. Remember BodyWorks & Laser Clinic!
Larry & Sandy
BWLC Patient
Absolutely such a wonderful experience! Everyone was so kind and friendly. Melanie explained the process step-by-step and answered all my questions. I’m thrilled with the outcome and can’t wait for my next appointment.
Kris LaLuzerne Lardinois
BWLC Patient