My name is Missy Travis. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master & Teacher, Stone Medicine Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist, aromatherapist, an intuitive, an empath, a shaman, an herbalist and a healer. I have been practicing therapeutic massage since 2005 when I graduated from the Natural Health Institute in Nashville, TN. I have also received certification as a Holistic Health Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and I am Reiki Master & Teacher in the Usui-Ryoho Tibetan Tradition. I most recently received my certification in Stone Medicine from Sarah Thomas of Upper Clarity Stone Medicine.
I provide an intuitive healing massage, using a combination of modalities that includes deep tissue massage, Myofascial Release, Swedish massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, shamanism, and aromatherapy, just to name a few. On the physical level massage releases the tensions, stress, stiffness, and pain built up in your muscles. On a more subtle level, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Stone Medicine and Aromatherapy help to release those things that are no longer serving you; this could be memories, beliefs, expectations, grief, etc. By working on the multiple levels of your being you are promoting a deeper, longer lasting healing for your body, mind and spirit.
I begin by getting a feel of where you are at physically, mentally and spiritually. I use all the information I acquire to develop a session that is customized just for you. You may receive one or more of all the modalities I am familiar with. Essential oils and crystals are added as needed. I believe that good communication is the key to a good healing session, you are encouraged to tell me your likes, dislikes, what you are feeling, emotions, etc. Expressing yourself verbally is also a good form of release and it promotes healing. I will also communicate by telling you what it is I am feeling in your muscles and energy field. All of the healing you receive is also supported through nutrition and health coaching.
As a Health Coach, I specialize in stress management and mindfulness. I provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness in a holistic way. As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.
I love taking photos of nature. Finding the beauty in the simpler things in life inspire me and give me hope. Ninety-five percent of the photos on my website were taken by me. Go to my Instagram page to see more of my photos. I believe in leaving a small foot print on this amazing and beautiful world in which we live. I use only organic products, recycle and repurpose. The essential oils I use are made by Young Living. Young Living has grown to become the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions. I am proud to be a Young Living Distributor. If you are interested in learning more about essential oils. Please, feel free to contact me.
Classes I've taken and Certifications I have received over the years.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN - 1990
Massage Therapist Certification from Natural Health Institute, Nashville, TN - 2005
Massage Therapist License from the State of Tennessee - 2005
Reiki Master & Teacher Certification from Mary Glesige, RMT, LMT - 2006
Traditional Ancient Spirituality in the Inupiaq/Yupik Tradition with Sue Williamson (born into the natural lineage) - ongoing since 2008
Peacemaking Circle Facilitator Certification from The Circle Center - 2011
Holistic Health Coach Certification from Institute of Integrative Nutrition - 2013
Stones for the 8 Extraordinary Meridians from Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine - 2021
Adaptogens 101: Herbs for Stress & Burnout from Harmonic Arts - 2022
EarthStar Gridwork from Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine - 2022
The Magic of Crystals in Water from Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine - 2022
Enter the Cave - 9 Week Certification Training in Stone Medicine from Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine - 2022
Massage Therapy Continuing Education Classes:
Craniosacral Therapy - 42 hours
Tennessee Law and Rules - 2 hours
Breath, Body & Sound (A hands-on approach to working with the breath, trauma and stress.) - 15 hours
Ethics: Cultivating a Mindful Practice - 3 hours
Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety - 15 hours
Herb classes including:
Body Systems & Their Herbal Supports 1 & 2 - 10 hours
Herbal Preparations - 4 hours
Nutrition & Healing - 4 hours
Natural Laws for Healing - 2 hours
The Mind/Body Connection - 2 hours
Cleansing & Detoxing - 2 hours
Kitchen Medicine - 2 hours
The Medicinal Herb Garden - 4 hours
Tennessee Law & Ethics - 4 hours
All About Energy - 21 hours
Primordial Sound Meditation - 8 hours
Introduction to 7 Laws of Natural Health - 2 hours