Melody L. Hall, LMT, Specializing in Traditional Thai Massage, Zen Shiatsu and Integrative Therapeutic Massage. 

Offering Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. Trained in Australia, Thailand and the U.S.  My specialties include Traditional Thai Massage, Zen Shiatsu,  integrative massage, foot reflexology and Rossiter System® Workouts. Couples massage also available with Steven Daugherty, HI MAT 14525, if requested in advance.

For oil based massage I use high quality Biotone Massage Creams, or Organic Coconut Oil, or I can use an oil or lotion that you supply if you prefer. I normally use aromatherapy with essential oils during the session unless otherwise requested. Visit the  National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy site to learn more about the benefits of therapeutic aromatherapy treatment.  

 

Background

Melody was the manager and primary massage therapist of Mixed Traditions Massage and Bodywork, in Tumon, Guam and Yokosuka, Japan, and is now in Kaneohe, Hawaii.  She has a longstanding interest in yoga, natural healing, holistic health care and education in all facets of life.  In 2003 she was able to begin formal study of massage and bodywork in Australia, Thailand and Florida.  In 2004 and 2005 she was self employed as a part time massage therapist and as an independent contractor for the Kimane Salon and Spa in Pompano Beach Florida, while also working as a teacher and later as Director of Studies at the Florida Language Center in Ft Lauderdale. From 2005 through 2009 Melody ran her own massage business, Thai Touch Massage & Bodywork, LLC, in Anchorage Alaska while also teaching children with special needs. 2010-2012 Melody had her own business as a massage therapist and worked part-time at Jiivana Spa, Pacific Islands Club Resort, in Guam. 2012-2014 in Yokosuka Japan she taught private English language lessons, English to Japanese workers at the adult language school (DLI – Defense Language Institute) in the SRF (Ship Repair Facility) on the US Naval base, and Special Education at Sullivans’ Elementary School. She also had her own business as a massage therapist for SOFA Personnel only. 


BODYWORK QUALIFICATIONS

Hawaii Board of Massage Therapy License No. 14555
Florida Massage License , MA 41184
National Massage Certification, NCBTMB Registration No. 39808300
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional No. 877033
Australian Certificate IV in Massage  
Certificates in Traditional Thai Massage
Certified as a Teacher Trainer in Traditional Thai Massage

Certified Myoskeletal Therapist

Certificate in Comfort Touch Massage for the Elderly & the ILL
Certificate in Structural Bodywork:  The Viscera (Level 1)
Certified Personal Trainer, AFTA LC 71925

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
Professional Educator:
 HI DOE # 20118026,  FL DOE # 723576,  AK DOE #4037810
Bachelors Degree: Southern Illinois University, Psychology 1983
Master of Education Degree: University of Tasmania, Australia, 2010

MASSAGE & BODYWORK EDUCATION
Massage Schools of Queensland, Burleigh Heads, Australia - Certificate IV in Massage (Over 600 hours including Anatomy and Physiology, Swedish, Sports Massage, Reflexology, and     Aromatherapy), June 2003 - Shiatsu Level 1 (60 hours), June 2003.

Wat Po Traditional Medical School, Bangkok Thailand - Level I (30 hour) certificate in Traditional Thai Massage (Southern Style), June 2003 

ITM International Training Massage, Institute of Thai Massage (Northern Style, Nuad Bo Rarn), Chiang Mai, Thailand - Level I, II, III,  (90 hours) certificates of Traditional Thai Massage, July 2003

Dade Medical Institute, Miami, Florida - Florida Massage Endorsement(750 hour program), April 2004

Freedom From Pain Institute, Erik Dalton's Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques - Certified Myoskeletal Therapist Level 1, June 2006

Rossiter & Associates, Continuing Education Program - Rossiter System® Techniques - Unit 1, June 2007

OMERI, Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute - Orthopedic Massage Techniques 1, Whitney Lowe, May 2009

Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Colorado -Comfort Touch: Massage for the Elderly & the ILL, January 2010 - Structural Bodywork: The Viscera (Level 1), January 2010

ITM International Training Massage, Institute of Thai Massage, (Northern Style, Nuad Bo Rarn), Chiang Mai, Thailand - Level III, V (90 hrs) Certified Thai Massage Teacher Trainer, - Thai Table Massage (15 hours), Thai Reflexology (15 hours), Thai Herbal Ball (10 hours), October 2010

Benjamin Institute of Advanced Studies, Tracy Walton - Massage in Cancer Care (9 hours), March 2011

Wat Po Traditional Medical & Ayuravate Association, Koh Samui, Thailand -  Oil Massage & Aromatherapy,  (30 hours) November 20, 2012

The Barefoot Master’s,  Inc. -  Ahh… Shiatsu Bar Therapy I, II, & III (18 hours),  May 31, 2015

TEACHER EDUCATION
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois - B.A. in Psychology, December 1983

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida - Teaching Certificates for Elementary Education, Special Education & Psychology, Spring 1996

Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska- Education graduate courses, 2007
University of Alaska Anchorage - Education graduate courses, 2008
University of Tasmania, TAS, Australia- MEd in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), August 2010