Meet Melissa Russell

Licensed Massage Therapist, Lead Myofascial Release Therapist

After surviving a fatal car accident at the age of 21, Melissa began the journey of self discovery. Determined to live life to the fullest, she sought out books, teachers, seminars, and all the experience she could fit in to each and every day. Through her many years of exploration she has discovered the love affair between body and mind. Internal Mapping allows us to notice the dance. There lies the fire, passion, and soul.

Melissa Russell is an Expert Level Myofascial Release (MFR) therapist and the founder/owner of Quantum Healing Arts located in Saint Louis, Missouri and our Lead Therapist. 

As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Melissa specializes in the John F. Barnes (JFB) MFR approach; a manual therapy based on gentle sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions to help eliminate pain and restore motion. 

Before starting her private practice, Melissa gained invaluable skills and expertise while working in the physical therapy department of a pain management center treating patients with various chronic pain symptoms and disorders.  She has been an instructor for the JFB MFR seminars since 2007 and is the approved facilitator/leader for the JFB MFR study group in Saint Louis.  She was given the designation of “Expert Level” MFR therapist by John F. Barnes in 2011 and is a current member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and a graduate from Myotherapy College of Utah, 1999. 

Melissa Russell is uniquely qualified to treat complex symptoms and pain patterns with varying degrees of dysfunction, assisting her clients to find relief while helping the body restore to its natural balance and alignment. 


MEET Robin Hahn

Licensed Massage Therapist, Myofascial Release Therapist

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Robin Hahn is a graduate of the Healing Arts Center as a licensed massage therapist, and specializes in the John Barnes Method of Myofascial Release.  She originally came to Quantum Healing Arts as an assistant and as office personal for Melissa and was then wowed by the amazing results of Myofascial Release and enrolled in massage school to become a therapist.  Her extended classes studying myofascial release with John Barnes along with her love of Reiki have made her a valuable addition to our team here at Quantum Healing Arts.

Robin has a love for working with campers at Girl Scout camp and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is even known to knit a scarf or two.  Robin was homeschooled and has a unique approach to life, valuing connection, honoring each person as an individual, and seeing the bigger picture.  She is a self motivated, compassionate healer who has found her calling.  She received the honor of being inducted into The Order of the Twin Heart, the highest award offered at the Healing Arts Center.  

Robin believes that Myofascial Release is the best way to help as many people as possible get back to feeling like themselves again.


Meet Christina Sweeny

Licensed Massage Therapist, Myofascial Release Therapist

 

Christina Sweeny is a licensed massage therapist, originally from New York City. She received her Associate’s Degree in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute in NYC in 2000. Along with John F Barnes Myofascial Release, Christina has studied manual lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, Feldenkrais Method, Pre-natal massage, Thai massage, Reiki, and Integrative Energy Therapy.  

Christina started her career working for a chiropractor and has years of experience working with the many challenging symptoms of pain and dysfunction including chronic low back pain, TMJ symptoms, migraines, sports injuries, and scoliosis. By getting to the root cause of the symptom Christina is an expert at facilitating long term change and relief. 

When not working, Christina enjoys hiking, dabbling in the arts, and listening to local St. Louis music.