Melissa believes in having space to heal your mind and body, together. This practice is open to anyone who is open to the practice of moving through feelings while remaining grounded in body and breath. If appropriate, Melissa may introduce some breathing techniques, yoga postures, and meditations to bring the body and mind into balance.
“The simple act of paying attention to your breath sends a strong message to your brain and central nervous system “You are safe and you can relax”
When it comes to relaxing, our bodies have a superpower in one of the cranial nerves that connect the brain and body. The Vagus Nerve can activate a relaxation response, and can be engaged through intentional breath.
Starting with the Vagus Nerve and the Parasympathetic Nervous System, incorporating Yoga and Mindfulness into our therapeutic work together allows Melissa to teach clients how to help their body to support them through life.