Meet Your Therapist

Melissa Richardson, LMT, CMCP, Reiki Master

Melissa is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Massage Cupping Practitioner and Reiki Master. Melissa graduated from the New York Institute of Massage in 2016, received her CranioSacral Level 1 certificate through The Upledger Institute in May of 2016, obtained her Reiki Master Certification in February 2018 and became a Certified Massage Cupping Practitioner through ACE Massage Cupping in May of 2018. Melissa opened Knead Relief Therapeutic Massage in May of 2017 after working as a therapist Williamsville. Melissa is also employed by the New York Institute of Massage as a clinic assistant. She helps the students become wonderful additions to the massage therapy profession. Melissa strives to always continue her education to bring new and innovative therapies to her practice to help her clients. Melissa enjoys golfing, boating and reading in her free time.
They say that if you are passionate about what you are doing in life, you will never work a day. Melissa believes this to be true and has found her passion in Massage Therapy.

"I believe that the mind, body and soul are amazing works of art. When we give ourselves rest and rejuvenation, we can restore and maintain health and balance. I understand that in this crazy world, that is difficult to do. Eliminating stress and alleviating pain, even for just a short time, can have a great impact on health and balance of the mind, body and soul. My passion and mission is to help people achieve this health and balance." - Melissa