Melinda Wilkins, LMT, Doula

      Island Massage Therapy ~ North Kingstown, RI 

Massage Therapy ~ Birth Doula Services ~ Ayurvedic Bodywork 

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Soul Seeds Article For NK Chamber of Commerce!

Posted on February 15, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Soul Seeds Massage Therapy and Doula Services ~ formerly Island Massage Therapy of Block Island and South County, after much journeying and reinventing, has finally landed in North Kingstown, RI! Yay! My new studio is located in the Lafayette Mill Building on Ten Rod Rd, NK.

I am so excited to be here and to share my work with the community. Being a Holistic Health Practitioner my goal is to offer a variety of services to help you connect to your healthy, happy, relaxed, and vibrant self

Drawing on 16 years of experience in the field of Holistic Bodywork, I incorporate an understanding and love of anatomy with an intuitive touch. The spectrum of my work spans from very Deep Tissue & Therapeutic massage, Pre/Postnatal massage, to more relaxing and meditative Swedish massage, and Foot Reflexology sessions. I also practice Polarity Therapy & Reiki.

I am also super excited to be sharing some new offerings with my clients. I've been studying and practicing Ayurvedic Bodywork, a very dynamic and old (think thousands of years!) health and healing system using several different modalities to help the client reach states of deep relaxation in order to access their body's own healing potential, bringing a sense of balance, ease and calm to their whole being.

What brought me to want to learn more about Ayurveda was that 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 mal- or under-nourished 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 Soul Seeds puzzle.

The most common treatment I do is the Abhyanga, or Warm Oil massage. It's so relaxing, truly otherworldly and the results have been outta site!

I'm also a Professional Birth Doula. As a Doula I work with a lot of pregnant people, offering support and encouragement during the pregnancy, labor, birth, & immediate postpartum period, so naturally that extends to my massage practice. What an honor it is to offer the support of pre/postnatal massage to those doing the big and extraordinary job of growing babies inside their bodies!

So it may seem like I've got a lot of different things going on, but they all really tie in together and connect in that....I work with the community, whoever that may be, to offer the specific kind of work and support that they need to thrive. I get such great joy from building relationships with my clients and watching them grow and flourish ~ or just floating out of my massage room, de-stressed, refreshed, and without a momentary care in the world!

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