Melinda Wilkins, LMT, Doula

      Island Massage Therapy ~ North Kingstown, RI 

Massage Therapy ~ Birth Doula Services ~ Ayurvedic Bodywork 

Island Massage Therapy , North Kingstown, RI

Newport, RI ~ Island Massage Therapy

Drawing on 16 years of experience in the field of Holistic Bodywork and Health, Melinda incorporates an understanding and love of anatomy with an intuitive touch. During her Holistic Massage Program in 2000, she was introduced to the study and practice of Polarity Therapy, which draws from the wisdom of Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and working with the energy field. In 2010, she completed her Polarity Therapy Training (750Hrs) and has enjoyed integrating that into her Massage work.

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 A common theme, or thought began to consistently appear in the last several years...nourishing. 'Is it nourishing?' became the question to ask before doing anything. And if the answer was no, then what could be done to make it so. Nourishment is key to thriving life. We can be Malnourished in so many ways, in our hearts, bodies, and spirits......how can Nourishment be brought back onto the scene? The answer, or one of many, came in the form of Ayurvedic Bodywork. Nourishing to the core, it has been practiced for thousands of years, attesting to its longevity. And now is a key piece in the Island Massage Therapy puzzle.

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Melinda is also a Birth Doula, offering support during the Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum period. Services include prenatal visits, physical/emotional support, coaching, and advocacy for the pregnant person and their family during labor & birth, and immediate postpartum time. 

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Melinda completed her 200 HR Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Tenth Gate Yoga in Portsmouth, RI with Hari Kaur Khalsa and Dharam Singh in the spring of 2014. She enjoyed teaching Prenatal Yoga & Meditation at Tenth Gate that spring and continued on to teach Kundalini Yoga at All That Matters in Wakefield, RI until the birth of her daughter in June 0f 2015.

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