Melissa is excellent! She is so knowledgeable and skilled, and I feel great every time I see her. I appreciate how she goes above and beyond, too, sharing tips and videos to continue body awareness and healing in between sessions. I’m so glad she was recommended to me.
Melissa is hands down ( 😉) the most talented, intuitive, AMAZING massage therapist you will ever encounter in your life. I came to her many (20?)years ago a non- believer in massage in terms of “therapeutic value” . I am a registered nurse from the 70’s….. skeptical by nature and training.Fast forward to 2022: I”m 65 years old, still playing sports , and Melissa keeps me happy in those and in so many other aspects of my life. I can’t recommend Melissa highly enough to anyone who wants a taste of true release. I”m not sure how she does what she does, but I no longer care, or am trying to figure it out : When I see on my calendar that I have an appointment with Melissa, I smile inwardly , give thanks, and promise , “ I”ll be there”. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
I am so grateful for Melissa and for her exceptional thoughtfulness, knowledge, and skill. I trust her absolutely and look foreword to continuing our sessions. Highest recommendation!
I cannot recommend Melissa highly enough! I leave every session feeling deeply renewed. She has a calming, soothing presence that I respond very well to, both physically and spiritually. She offers various healing practices as part of each massage session, depending on the client’s comfort with them. I have been seeing her for about 6 months and she’s really become an important part of my healing journey!
I have been a proponent of alternative healing modalities for 20+ years incorporating acupuncture, cryotherapy, light therapy, massage, reflexology, reiki and yoga. I consider Melissa to be the “maestro of massage”.
The reviews do not lie! My first visit was amazing. I will definitely be back!
I’ve been going to Melissa for massage therapy for a few years now. I have always loved her special healing touch, including her unique reiki therapy. She helped reduced the ringing in my right ear from tinnitus. She explained how therapy applied to the ears can help minimize the ringing. I highly recommend Melissa at Wholesome Healing!
This was my first visit with Melissa and I found her to be very caring and professional and sensitive to my needs. It was a very positive experience and I look forward to seeing her again.
I have never had a massage before, after reading her great reviews I am so glad that I gave Melissa a chance. She is so good at what she does! I left today feeling so much better in the areas that I was having problems with. I highly recommend her for all your needs!
I have never had such an amazing massage experience. Melissa helped my body find a way to release tension that I had not ever experienced. I walk out of sessions with her feeling balanced, clear, open and free. Instead of working hard to release my tension through pressure, Melissa somehow gently encourages my body to relax fully and to let go of old stress, tension and trauma. I am so grateful she was recommended to me! She is really special.
Melissa is great! Is a different technique and the variation feels good throughout my body as it’s stretched. Wonderful feel! My neck feels better. Thank you Melissa!
I have been experiencing a pinched nerve in my neck and shoulder area for a few months now. I had tried physical therapy, a chiropractor, and have been on medication for months. I had a relapse one day and decided to try a massage. Looking on Google I found Melissa came highly recommended. Scheduling an appointment with her was easy and she got me in quickly. What I was expecting and what I got was two different things. I expected a traditional massage and walked away with an entire body experience. She helped me relax mentally which I learned was my biggest battle and taught me skills that have helped me be pain free since I’ve been home. I slept like a baby that afternoon and it was almost like I released all the stress and pain in my body. She comes highly recommended! Thanks again Melissa and I’m sure you just made another client 😉.
I was looking for a massage therapist to help with some back and neck pain and I’m so glad I found Melissa! I submitted a request on her website and she was very fast in her response. Her communication was top-notch before, during, and after the massage. She went above and beyond to make me comfortable and address my concerns. I booked my second session before I left!
I initially started seeing Melissa to address some aches and pains and she has been amazing! She is very professional, is an excellent communicator, and I feel renewed after every visit. I highly recommend!
Melissa‘s level of expertise as a massage therapist benefits me a lot being that my lifestyle requires a great deal of physicality.
Melissa’s been my massage therapist for over five years. Her knowledge, adaptability and genuine concern for my health needs is wonderful. She’s worked with me through sports injuries, surgeries and stressful times, and kept me flexible, healthy and happy.I’ve been an advocate of massage therapy for years and Melissa has been, by far, the best massage therapist I’ve ever had.
Wonderful and calming! Definitely worth checking out if you have stiff muscles/are under lots of stress!
Great massage experience. I have osteoarthritis in my right ankle – my ankle has never felt so good. Thank you, Melissa for your expertise and words of wisdom!!
Excellent!! Very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and precise. Professional environment. Addressed medical issues very well.
Melissa’s office is my serenity place. She listens very carefully what I want in the session, and customized for me. I requested to add affirmation in the session. Whatever I need a guide for that day, she gently and carefully gives me her creative wise words during the massage. I just feel safe and go to deep relaxation with those positive words. During the session, she is always with me. I can feel if a massage therapist is thinking different stuff other than me during the session. But Melissa is always focused about my body and condition. After the session, my body and my mind are always relaxed, but also have more energy and happier feeling. She is beautiful massage therapist inside and out！！！メリッサさんは日本語がとても上手なマッサージセラピストです。そして、お客様が何を求めてきたのか、じっくりと聞いて、ベストの施術をしてくれます。私は、マッサージ中にアファメーション（ポジティブな言葉）を入れ込んだマッサージをお願いしました。そんな無理なお願いも、優しく聞いてくれ、素晴らしい施術をしてくれました。施術中も、彼女が１００％私のことを思ってマッサージしてくれているのがわかり、感動しました。施術後は心身ともにリラックスしたと同時に元気と幸せ気分が倍増したのを感じました。アメリカで頑張る日本人の皆さんに、ぜひ、おすすめです！！
I came to Melissa with some stiffness and mobility issues in my back. Melissa did not dig in and force the stiffness out of the area. However, she invited the muscles to release indirectly through other more pleasant releases and movement.I left feeling much better without having to endure a deep tissue grinding of the muscles in my back.
My first experience at Massage Therapy Bodywork with Melissa was amazing. I have experienced nerve issues with my right foot and leg. However, when I finished my session my whole body felt great. Melissa’s time management, communication, and gentleness were on point. I am looking forward to my next session.
An extremely unique and effective bodywork experience!
What a delightfully relaxing and whole body experience. Melissa is gifted in her practice of massage and has a technique that not only makes sense but leaves you feeling whole again and well cared for. I highly recommend Melissa’s services and look forward to my next massage.
Whatever your expectations are about therapeutic massage they will be blown out of the water by Melissa’s artistry and unique insight into the mind/body connection. Choosing Melissa’ services at Wholesome Healing over traditional chain spa massage therapy is like choosing a full course meal at a five star restaurant over a drive-thru bite from the golden arches. I’m very blessed to enjoy relatively good health, so there were no injuries or chronic pain issues to address when I first came to Melissa, just the need for a way to relax in the midst of a highly stressful period of my life. It’s absolutely remarkable to me that Melissa was able to do that for me, even at the very first session when you’re on your guard as you get to know your new therapist. I can’t adequately express how delighted and awed I am to have discovered such a treasure here in Greenville, NC. The sense of release and calm she imparts during the session lingers long after it is over, and the imagery she employs helps me navigate the tensions that arise between visits.Melissa is a professional, and she delivers what she does, not through some fake mystical zen path or quick feel-good technique, but the old-fashioned way: through extensive knowledge, experience and very hard work.HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Do yourself a favor, and schedule an appointment! Not only is she good at what she does, she approaches the session with a strong foundation of respect & insight.
Awesome experience for a back injury!
Melissa Banno is right on time. She is more careful and thoughtful with my body than I could have imagined. She talks you through your own mindfulness, which is an experience in and of itself. I was calmer than I have been in many months. And don’t we all wish for some comfort right about now.She eases you both into the session by checking on your mind/body history, and she practices what we know to be best (at the moment) for our Covid-19 reality.You’ll find your own breath and be grateful you gave yourself the opportunity to be in this space.
I first found Wholesome Healing Massage while searching for local treatment options for a specific chronic pain issue. The location was close-by and highly rated, so I emailed for an appointment. I met Melissa at my appointment and was instantly put at ease. Melissa is calming, reassuring, informative, and intuitive to your needs.We talked for quite awhile about my situation, my pain, my triggers, and my goals. I could tell that this wasn’t going to be a typical massage where someone rubs the part that hurts for a time and that’s all. Melissa took her time to make me comfortable and to educate me in how my body all works together. She recommended at-home solutions to ease my pain which were easy and effective.I enjoy my time at Wholesome Healing because I am treated with respect, I am educated, I am listened to, and I am helped.
Leigh Ann C.
Melissa is great! The whole experience is remarkable. She is so knowledgeable and caring and it shows in her work. I have never left a massage feeling so good in my body and mentally more relaxed as well. You will not go wrong choosing her❤️
Melissa works wonders! She made the entire experience relaxing and theraputic. You can remain fully clothed for your session or remove clothing as is typical with massage. She is extremely professional and you will remain covered throughout the massage even if you remove clothing.
Love, love love Melissa and her massages! I can’t survive without them!
I have experienced many years of Melissa’s massage therapy and every session has been unique. Each time I think, “that was even better”… and I keep scheduling another set of appointments!Melissa diligently continues to study and learn new techniques that enhance her innate abilities. I am grateful that her skills keep up with the needs of my aging body!
Woke up with neck stiffness and tingling in my fingers and Melissa was kind enough to work me in. She is so professional and her environment was so calming putting me at ease immediately. I have not felt that relaxed in a very long time! I am a fan and highly recommend her.
Truly a deep therapeutic result from Melissa’s highly skilled and intuitive touch.I have had many messages and this was the first one that painlessly healed my body and mind.Looking forward to adding this to my “Self-Care” routine
Lori Ann P.
Wow it’s the best message in Greenville you need to stop in and treat yourself to the whole experience.
Nice atmosphere, and immediate service was available.
Great therapy for my shoulder and back pain. Feel so relaxed and relieved now. Can’t wait to visit again!! Highly recommend!
Melissa has gifted hands and is amazing how she can help you to heal your issues along with a being very loving and caring soul! I’m honored to call her my friend as well!!!
I received a gift certificate for a visit to Wholesome Healing around 10 years ago and have been regularly returning ever since. The therapy has helped me manage chronic pain as you might expect. However, the guidance regarding relaxation techniques, better posture and exercise has also been invaluable. Melissa is a consummate professional. I have and will continue to highly recommend the therapy that she offers.
My massages are always wonderful. I was so relaxed after yesterday’s massage, it took me some time to remember how to get dressed. Now that is relaxed!!
I had my first massage from Melissa a few days ago and it was nothing short of amazing. Very professional and caters to your needs. I ran 2 miles for PT the next morning and felt extremely relaxed thanks to Melissa!!
I first started going to see Melissa on a recommendation from my physical therapist. I was having back problems and after a few visits to Melissa, my back had improved tremendously. I then found I needed rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders. Melissa worked in conjunction with my physical therapist, both arms are now close to 100%. I am almost 69 and live a very active and demanding life working with 16 horses. Seeing Melissa every two weeks allows me to stay active and do the things I love!
I’ve been seeing Melissa monthly for about 14 years. She is very thorough in her treatments and has gotten me through some very painful periods in my life following surgeries and an automobile accident. Not only are her massages phenomenal, she offers suggestions to help with various issues between sessions. I would LOVE to give 5 stars, but occasionally there have been issues with punctuality, but I’m a client who likes early appointments so I can only speak of her schedule first thing in the morning. Otherwise, Melissa at Wholesome Healing offers five star care for her clients. If I could add a half star to my four stars I would, but there’s no option for that. She genuinely cares for their well-being.
I reached out to Melissa recently after a severe neck injury. After only one session, my pain was gone. She’s attentive to your body, and your needs.
Have been here many times,each visit Melissa knows exactly what I need. She is very patient and caring! I highly recommend her!
I have been seeing Melissa at least once a month for years. She has kept my body moving and helped manage my joint pain through many injuries. I highly recommend her services.