I knew I had found my passion when massage therapy played an integral role in my recovery from an injury. I have practiced massage therapy for 14 years and have loved every minute of it. What better career could there be than when people are happy to see you and happy when they leave you? Massage therapy is a necessary part of individual wellness and health.
Through my experience and education, I have learned how to use massage to assist in stress relief to provide relief from: headaches; fibromyalgia; temporal mandibular joint pain; myofascial pain syndrome; and to assist with sports injury relief and recovery. I also find passion in educating others about massage therapy; I am an instructor for National Holistic Institute, my alma mater. In my 9 years with NHI, I also assisted students and grads with career placement.
Education and Background
My formative and early adult years were spent in the San Francisco Bay Area…Go Niners! I received my core massage education from National Holistic Institute, a College of Massage Therapy, in Emeryville, CA. After graduation, I established a thriving private practice working with all types of clients from the elderly needing palliative care to collegiate football players preparing for the NFL Combine and professional football players adding to their training regimen.
Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, I started working for NHI in Encino as an instructor and placement coordinator. Later while working and planning my wedding (I don’t know what I was thinking!), I enrolled in NHI’s Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program (ANMT), which deepened my knowledge of anatomy and advanced techniques for relieving pain.
I enjoy cooking, caring for my elderly cat, Leo, and am an avid LA Clippers fan!
Melissa Dalton CNMT
In 1999, I suffered from pain caused by Forward Head Posture. It became very challenging to function and was threatening my active lifestyle. The pain and fatigue were taking a toll and affected both my day-to-day functioning as well as my athletic performance. Fortunately, chiropractic and massage helped me correct my Forward Head Posture and I got my life back. Through this experience, I became passionate about massage and its remarkable healing effects. It was through this health crises that I found my calling in massage.
Education and Background
I am a native Southern Californian and grew up in Huntington Beach. I have been an athlete my entire life and have participated in basketball, volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, cheerleading, and martial arts. I also completed my first Olympic Distance Triathlon in June of 2016.
Acting is also one my passions and I continue to do Theatre and Film as opportunities present themselves. So, as both an actress and athlete I am someone who truly understands the importance of taking care of both the body and the mind.
I have been a massage therapist for 8 years and have helped clients recover from an array of injuries such as whiplash, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis. I have also worked with collegiate football players preparing for the NFL Combine, athletes working towards optimal performance, elderly in need of palliative care, and people overcoming stress striving for better health.
I am very grateful for my life and good health. I continue to train, act, enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, be of service where I can, check off “bucket list” items, and enjoy time with those closest to me.
Voted 2015’s best Chiropractor in South Pasadena, CA Verified by Opencare.com