I'm SO glad I found Melanie! When I moved here from Austin I searched everywhere for a great massage at a decent price. Melanie was rated very highly and when I had my first massage with an oranges and cloves scented body treatment, I could see why! The massage bed is very comfy, the atmosphere was perfect, and I could tell she really cared about making sure I was comfortable. The questionnaire I filled out was very comprehensive and we went over it together. I really enjoyed the full experience, and the goodie bag she gave me as a new-client gift was so sweet!
I went back for my second massage and this time did the one where she uses her feet. I've never had that type of massage before, but it was really wonderful! I just made an appointment for my boyfriend actually, and I'll be booking again for myself next month. I am already looking forward to it!
July 2016 "My first few massages with Melanie was at her Blacksburg location. I have been to several massage therapists in the area, and she is by far the best. Her techniques are far superior and since she has moved to Roanoke I have not found anyone that comes close. I have made the trip to Roanoke even though it is an hour away because I can tell such a difference after she has worked on me. Massages I have had with others aren't bad, and I come away relaxed, but with Melanie my body feels better for weeks and areas that were so tight my mobility was affected are no longer an issue. I highly recommend giving her a try."
Laurel Degener via Google and TripAdvisor 5 stars
July 2016 "My husband and I have been going to Melanie for Ashiatsu Massage Therapy for about 2 years now, and can't say enough about how much we love her massages! She is simply amazing at her work. The Ashiatsu style combined with Melanie's skill and experience is like no other massage. We've had hundreds of massages over the years locally and on vacations...but I can honestly say Melanie's are the best I've ever had. She delivers the perfect combination of deep, therapeutic massage to work out all the knots and aches, but at the same time it's very relaxing. The work she does with her feet (while holding onto special bars above the table) is awesome, and she can vary the pressure however you wish. She focuses on broad, deep strokes but can also dig into problem spots to relieve tension and knots. A few other special touches are essential oils (a wide selection), heated table, a comfortable and quiet room, complimentary water, appointment reminders by text and email, AND last but certainly not least is Melanie's wonderful personality and professionalism. She genuinely cares about her clients and their health, and I highly recommend her!!"
Hillary Thompson via Google 5 stars
March 24, 2016 "I've had several massages from Melanie and can't recommend her enough. She is very personable and takes an interest in getting to know you. You never feel self conscious with her. I usually get the ashiatsu massages. And while it can be intense in spots where you might be especially tight, it is only because she is doing her best to work on your problem areas. I always leave feeling relaxed. Well worth the experience!"
ToadMan06 via TripAdvisor 5 stars
March 7, 2016 "The only negative thing I can say about Melanie is that she moved to Roanoke, which means I have a two hour round trip for massages now. But it never even occurred to me to go to a different massage therapist once I found her. The addition of Ashiatsu massage to her offerings has been incredible. I'm not sure how she's able to figure out with just her feet exactly where and how much pressure to use - but she does. And unlike other massage therapists where you leave feeling like your trouble spots have been pounded into submission, I have been singularly amazed at Melanie's ability to "sneak up" on a sore spot, loosening the tissues around it so by the time she's working on it, the spot is no longer sore. I've been a loyal client since I used massage as a post-surgical treatment for spinal surgery, and am thrilled to be able to recommend her to anybody looking for a top-notch massage therapist."
Lynda O via TripAdvisor 5 stars
March 8, 2016 "Melanie not only provides a deep, thorough massage, she's very knowledgeable of alternate techniques and manipulations to relieve tight areas, address injuries, etc. Melanie 's massage therapy is truly unique and I would highly recommend her."
365tomi via TripAdvisor 5 stars
This delightful young woman has a remarkable skill for perceiving and alleviating bodily tenseness and tightness. While my husband and I have had numerous other massage experiences, we both agree that Melanie provided the best we've known. She is well educated and highly professional while still conveying an amiable charm.
D. Harris via Google 5 stars