Holistic & Complementary Alternative Medicine
Holistic Medicine appointments can be done virtually or in-person (Nelson, BC). These services are available both in my longer private sessions as well during shorter appointments as an MSP-insured service for BC residents with a Care Card/Personal Health# and a Doctor's referral (see "Booking & Fees" page for more info).
I provide nutritional and other lifestyle recommendations that are informed by my education in Functional Medicine, Bio-individual Nutrition and Yoga. I also provide counselling for mental, emotional and energetic wellbeing as well that is somatic-based and includes inner-child inquiry, belief work, processing of suppressed emotions/trauma, and CBT when appropriate.
I love to teach clients how to incorporate self-healing techniques into their daily lives so that they may go home with some tools and feel empowered to take their health and wellbeing into their own hands. This may include breath work, meditation, visualization, positive affirmations, mindfulness and somatic-based exercises. Helping clients to awaken their own intuition/inner knowing and self-healing abilities is what excites me the most about my work!
Polychromatic Low-level Laser Light Therapy
Low-level Laser Therapy for Cosmetic Purposes
Infrared/red/blue light therapy applied directly to the skin penetrates into the body and brain, at varying depths. FDA cleared for decreasing pain and increasing circulation. Hundreds of studies are showing promising results for various other conditions like PTSD, depression, dementia, brain injury, diabetic neuropathy, skin wounds and infections. I am a certified light therapist and a sales distributor of INLIGHT MEDICAL and NEUROCARE SYSTEMS.
I offer individualized light therapy with the Neurocare Systems RADIANT Professional Facial System, that includes the option to choose from 7 different colours of lights (plus infrared) on 4 separate areas of the face depending on the skin concern (acne, wrinkles, rosacea, etc.) or whether one is looking for deep facial muscle release.
"Melissa has treated all members of my family, young and old, and for various reasons - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well being. Her intuitive healing abilities are powerfully accurate and she is so incredibly selfless with her constant support and dedication to her clients." - D. S.
My services are a complement to and not a replacement for medical care. I have narrowed my scope of practice significantly and do not diagnose conditions, order investigations, perform medical procedures or prescribe medications.