Santosha Yoga

Therapeutic Massage

Melissa (Nitya) Walsh is a Massage Therapist, Certified Level II Amrit Yoga Instructor, Amrit Method Yoga Nidra massageFacilitator and Certified Second Degree Usui Reiki Practitioner, as well as Co-Founder of Santosha Yoga Studio. She studied massage therapy in California under Dr. Thomas Ahern. Her massage training incorporated many healing modalities including Shiatsu, Reflexology, Kinesiology, Cranio-sacral therapy, and Native American Hot Stone Therapy. She is also pre-natal certified, as well as infant massage certified. She has almost 900 hours of training in massage therapy. After attending Ahern’s Massage School in 2003, Melissa went on to study Amrit Yoga and received her Certification as a Level I yoga instructor in 2004, Level II in 2010 and Yoga Nidra in 2011.

“Melissa is the most incredible massage therapist there is. She is spiritual and a true healer. I would never go any place else… She is a beautiful person inside and out.” -P.M.

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Services & Rates

  • Therapeutic Massage: $40 (30 min) / $70 (60 min) / $95 (90 min)
  • Private Yoga Instruction: $75
  • Reiki Healing: $65
  • Private Yoga Nidra: $65 (60 min)
  • Combination Massage & Yoga Nidra:
    $80 (30 min each) / $100 (60 min massage & 30 min Yoga Nidra)

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Melissa has practiced massage in Rhode Island since February of 2003, working for many of those years with Chiropractors. Working closely with two different chiropractors for a total of almost five years has enabled Melissa to develop a strong understanding of the body, and how to help her clients find relief from injury and pain. She has been described as caring and intuitive. Her approach to the body is with compassion, personalized attention, and genuine loving care. She has a beautiful, relaxing, and quiet treatment room with soft lighting, soothing music, heated massage table, and soft linens.

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