Bodhi Holistic Spa owner and director, Melinda earned her 1000 hour massage license from Columbia Green Community College, and a 300 hour certificate for shiatsu and Thai massage from the San Francisco School of Massage.
She spent two years as a massage therapist at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and assisted bodywork training conducted at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
After a transformational pilgrimage to India to study with HH the Dalai Lama, Melinda returned to open Bodhi Holistic Spa with the hopes of sharing the peace and healing she discovered in the eastern traditions.
She went on to get her 500 hour Yoga teacher certification from Dharma Mittra in NYC, THe certification from Goldenbridge Yoga in Prenatal Kundalini Yoga under the guidance of Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and the teaching certificate from Sarah Powers in Yin Yoga and Mindfullness training.
Melinda furthered her study of Traditional Thai massage by traveling to Thailand in January ’07 to study with Thai massage master Pichet Boonthumme. She currently studies advanced techniques through the Lotus Palm school of Thai massage in Montreal.
Melinda is a Reiki master and is committed to applying the concepts of energetic healing and compassionate touch to all her therapeutic treatments and in the organization, management & growth of Bodhi Spa.