Melissa Strautman, USA

Latest Participant at the World Championship in Massage 2023 is Melissa Strautman, the American Massage Champion in Swedish Massage 2022. 

Her Bio & School: Melissa is the Founder of MassageFIX® the #2 Massage Practice in the state of KY according to Top Rated®. She is the 2022 American Massage Champion Gold Medalist in Swedish Massage. She is a 1999 graduate of the New York College of Health Professions in Syossett, New York  ith an AOS degree in Massage Therapy.  She taught in massage schools in Bowling Green and Nashville. 

She has owned three clinics and did industry consulting for two years. She has been quoted in the national AMTA magazine and written massage business articles for the leading massage industry educator (Sohnen-Moe Assoc.), Canada’s Massage Therapy Development Centre and her own blog. She is also a Qualified Lypotherapist™, Certified MediCupping™ Specialist, Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioner, and a Graston Technique® Provider. She has retired licenses in NY and FL.  TN Lic# 13249, KY Lic# 106243

IMA has asked her to tell more about herself:

My name is Melissa Strautman. 

I am a purist when it comes to Swedish Massage. I believe the body deserves all of the strokes that Ling and Metzger intended along with the order directed by James B. Mannell in order to properly assess and redirect dysfunctional tissue back into homeostasis. I call this my New York Style Signature Massage because this is where I developed it. I believe that disruptions are often fascial and pooling of acidic interstitial fluids, causing 90% of people’s pain. This is why I use MediCupping™, Graston Technique® and Kinesio Taping® to loosen fascia, move fluid and hold those spaces open long enough for the brain to catch up. I believe that massage is one human being gifted by their maker to physically care for any and every human being on their table for the good of those two people and the glory of God. It is a very serious calling.

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The International Massage Association look forward Watching Melissa Strautman skills at the World Championship in Massage 2023 in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark.

American Massage Champion in Swedish Massage 2022

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