Melissa Upham-Strickland                                                     Lmt,Ccht,Reiki Master Massage Therapist /Hypnotherapist


Hi Melissa,
  I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your knowledge and talent as a massage therapist.  Your massages have done so much for the physical rehabilitation of my hamstring injury. 

As you know, I tore my hamstring where it connects at the bone in my right leg.  The surgeon who looked at the xray said there was considerable scarring/scar tissue which is what was causing me so much pain and allowing very little flexibility.  Well as fate would have it I met you when looking for someone to help me with the rehabilitation.  After our first session I felt immediate increase in flexibility as well as a considerable reduction in pain.  Even the next day I was able to stretch further with less pain. 
Each session You spoke positively about the rehabilitation of my hamstring muscle and you explained what and how the muscles worked in conjunction with other muscles in my leg and back.  It began to make sense to me as to why other areas in my body were also sore.  
I believe it was your attitude and your encouraging words that assisted in the healing and lent to a quicker recovery.  It took about 12 months for me to get back to where I was before the injury.  The surgeon told me 12 months to probably 24 months (due to my age).  Now I can play Ultimate Frisbee and Tennis again.
Today I am 43 years old and still able to run and be as active as I was when I was in college.
Thank You Melissa.  Your the BEST !!!
Blaise J. Nicoletti
Allstate Agent / Owner

"Melissa does careful work. She gives specific attention to problem areas and gives a wonderful deep tissue massage.  I always feel less pain following  a session with Melissa."  
-D. Vess
Hey Melissa,
I just wanted to tell you that I feel so much energetic, focused and centered after getting my Reiki and healing treatments from you.  I had some headache and dizziness from the detox, but a couple days after the treatment, I felt like 'Wow'!  I felt so much better!  Thanks so much!
Athens, Ga
Thanks again for your services at our party on Sunday, that was 'the icing on the cake' for a great weekend!  We will make sure to call you for future massages!
A long time back you gave me a massage at Shear Design and it was the best one that I have ever had plus you were so knowledgeable and you have the gift of "healing " I have a lot of medical issues including DDD, DJD and too many to list but mostly related to autoimmune.
Thanks so very much, AUDRA
Melissa Strickland is my masseuse and great friend. I have 2 types of RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and am in pain most days. I started seeing Melissa about two years ago and I don’t know what I would do without her. I usually see her every two weeks and I feel so much better after each visit. She knows what pains I have by her touch and she has taught me so much about my body.
She is the best thing since sliced bread.  Do yourself a favor and book an appointment with her, you won’t be sorry, she’s a GEM.
Pam Stewart