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Melissa is a qualified clinical aromatherapist offering Qi Drop Therapy – a treatment unique to her in the North East – alongside Aromatherapy Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Organic facials.

Melissa holds a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy from the prestigious Shirley Price College and is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.  Her treatments have an emphasis on blending essential oils to treat a particular health issue and Qi Drop Therapy in particular is a very clinical treatment.

Qi (pronounced ‘key’) Drop Therapy is a form of advanced aromatherapy originally developed to treat HIV patients whose immune systems are severely depleted.  Therefore it is a powerful immune-stimulant treatment, ideal for clients struggling with chronic colds, fatigue and stress, adrenal deficiency, viral infections or recovering from serious illness.  Past clients have also reported that PMS symptoms were reduced, which could be due to the balancing nature of the essential oils used. The treatment focuses on the spine and lower legs, where over 100 drops of essential oil are applied over the course of 40 minutes. Qi Drop Therapy is very relaxing to receive as well as being a powerful health boost.

As well as seeing patients at Jesmond Therapy Centre, Melissa works in various hospitals in the North East providing complementary therapies to cancer patients, carers and intensive care patients.   Although this started out as a voluntary activity in her spare time, Melissa has found it such interesting work that she has undertaken further qualifications in using complementary therapies for cancer patients and has become employed as a therapist on the chemotherapy wards.   This experience with seriously ill patients has deepened the work she brings to her private clinics.

Aromatherapy is such a versatile therapy as it can be used as a form of complementary medicine, however, it is also incredibly relaxing to receive and leaves the client feeling rejuvenated.

My Qualifications

Pregnancy Massage, Infinity Training Academy – 2014

QI Drop Therapy, Shirley Price International College of Aromatherapy – 2012

Aromatherapy Diploma, Shirley Price International College of Aromatherapy – 2012

Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists

Meet The Team