- About Melissa -
My passion in life is to teach people how to maintain their health with ways to support whole body wellness. Ultimately, I want to help you live the life you love. There are many ways to achieve this goal. Will it be with essential oils, flower essences, Reiki, coaching, herbs, homoepathy, crystal healing or just education? Each person is different and I look forward to serving you.
Everything that is made at Sweet Willow Spirit Therapies is created with the intention of helping you maintain your health. I want to educate so you are able to weed through all the misinformation on the internet. By doing so, I will show you how to safely and effectively use these healing modalities.
Please read more about me and my background below. Enjoy!
Melissa is an Traditional Naturopath, Educator, Blogger, Natural Health Practitioner, Clinical Aromatherapist with Ayurveda training, Aromatic Practitioner, Crystal Reiki Master, Crystal Healer, Herbalist, Ordained Minister, homoeoprophylaxis (homeopathic immunization) Practitioner and currently studying Classical Homeopathy.
Melissa is a regular instructor at WITC Community College and been featured in numerous magazines. She consults with many health care professionals to teach essential oil safety.
Melissa also continues to take multi-faceted classes and seeks professional certifications to gain more and more knowledge to aid you emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally. She has helped clients all over the world overcome health issues by working on customized plans using her knowledge and education. She could be an excellent resource to you too.
How I Got Here…
As I reflect on my life leading up to this point, I want to share 3 of the many pivotal points in my life that drove me to where I am today.
I grew up in Wisconsin, in a small and peaceful river town. Like many of you, I spent most of my childhood outside swimming, playing with friends, spending time with family, and enjoying nature to its fullest. However, as the realities of life unfolded I faced depression and anxiety in my teen and early adult years. I didn’t quite understand how to deal with it in a productive or healthy way. Later in life, I was diagnosed with a small tumor in my liver. After weeks of tests, and many doctor visits it was medically necessary to have the tumor surgically removed. During that time, I was doing research on essential oils to aid in my recovery and discovered a crystal healing bracelet. I was drawn to the clear quartz bracelet and knew I needed it to take with me to the hospital for my surgery. The bracelet arrived 2 days before my surgery. The energy I felt emitting from the stones was magical. It was at that moment, I vowed to begin doing research and desired to make healing bracelets for my friends and family.
The surgery was complicated and the pain that followed was worse than expected. I simply was not prepared for what was to come. I turned to essential oils. I was looking for a natural way to heal without the harsh effects of pain medication. I combed the internet for any bit of information on best practices associated with essential oils. After a very long recovery, sifting through tons of misinformation I learned that essential oils worked well but I did not feel like I knew enough about how to use them safely or effectively. This was another turning point for me, I knew I needed to go to school and become properly trained on essential oils and aromatherapy. I enrolled in a highly regarded clinical aromatherapy school, obtaining my first certification. Since then, I have gone back to school and obtained my aromatic medicine certification which works with safe ingestion of oils. I have obtained certifications in Ayurveda, flower essences, herbal infusions, herbalism, crystal therapy, animal reiki, homoeoprophylaxis (homeopathic immunization) while currently attending school for crystal shamanism. I have completed school in traditional naturopathy and am currently enrolled in the top homeopathy school in the US.
With this passion, dedication and quest for alternatives to western medicine, Sweet Willow Spirit Therapies was born! We can never have enough knowledge. Never stop learning!
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