Quantum Healing Arts uses a whole body approach that caters to YOUR unique symptoms.

Our team of therapists specialize in manual therapy techniques including the John Barnes Method of Myofascial Release and Cranial Sacral Therapy.

Your sessions are complimented by structural and postural re-education through home stretches and a mind-body awareness system we developed called Mapping.  More than just temporary relief, we trace your symptoms back to the underlying cause, revealing significant long term relief, guiding you back to health and wellness. What this means for you is that you’ll not only feel great on the therapy table but off the therapy table as well.

Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction for enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural, and movement awareness. You’ll be able to keep up with your progress with specific self treatment stretches and exercises designed for your specific symptoms.

Your symptoms are approached as a “whole body” not just a body part. We understand that you’re more than a collection of symptoms and diagnoses. We work with you to address your individual needs and specific goals in order to help you get back to your busy and active lifestyle.

Explore pathways between your mind and body
while gaining insight into old holding patterns.


Discover an increase in energy as we gently stretch and loosen the straightjacket of fascia that interconnects the body from head to feet.


Holding patterns soften and melt away creating the environment for authentic healing.


Gentle, sustained manual therapy elongates the elastin fibers and collagen that make up the web like fascial system of the body.



“I have had chronic low back pain for years. At the age of 86, I really want to maintain my independence and activities so I was intent on finding a solution. I had seen chiropractors, received epidurals, and finally heard about myofascial release and found Quantum Healing Arts. Their range of knowledge and skills continue to amaze me as my pain decreases, I'm able to do what I love to do on a daily basis.”

Jim Nangle- St. Louis, Mo

I have been training with CrossFit regularly since 2008. One thing I have learned over the last few years is that following the program will expose your weaknesses and force you to address them in order to progress. One of my biggest weaknesses is flexibility, especially in my shoulders and chest. I have tried a number of different things to improve my flexibility before I began working with Melissa. I had good results just after two sessions!

My shoulder flexibility and posture has significantly improved. While I am not lifting heavy weight, I have been able to overhead squat, snatch and press more weight than ever before and I continue to see improvements each week. I have found that most of the symptoms I experience are the result of weaknesses which are not always apparent based on where I often experience pain. Melissa has been able to help treat the causes rather than the symptoms and has helped me make much quicker progress than any other treatment I had tried previously.
— John

Ella and I met some a friends a couple of weeks ago, and about our beautiful bald baby she insisted—“Ella doesn’t need any hair—she had such a beautifully-shaped head!” She didn’t know anything about Ella’s prematurity or the therapy that you did —she just noticed how lovely Ella’s head is now shaped. It has been a few months since we’ve been to see you, but I hope that you can use the testimony below to let other parents know that sometimes there are options besides helmets for their babies.

When our daughter, born eight-weeks premature, came home after fifty-eight days in the NICU her head was slightly flat on one side, which caused the left side of her brow to protrude farther than the left. It was not terribly misshapen—only about one standard deviation off of the norm for babies her age—but it was noticeable, especially from the front. The plastic surgeon that evaluated her insisted that “you have to do something—you can’t leave her this way!” and sent us to an orthotist to be fit for a helmet immediately. We decided to try MFR first. After only four sessions in three weeks with Melissa, her head was back within normal range. The orthotist who evaluated her was shocked, and attributed it to growth and the positioning therapy that we had been doing at home. We knew the truth. Melissa works wonders.

We hope to be back to visit soon—Ella is nearing 20 pounds and my back is feeling it!
— Heather, Trevor & Ella Davies

“When I first came to see Melissa after my lumpectomy I had lymphedema in my breast that pushed against my nipple. I constantly felt pain and tightness throughout my breast and chest area. After my first session of working on my lumpectomy scar my breast felt amazing.  My breast was much softer like it used to feel before I had cancer and without the lymphedema my nipple looks normal again.  Without my pain, I’m back to doing yoga and traveling again. I’m so grateful I found you.  There is life after breast cancer.”

 -Pamela Williams, St. Louis, MO

I have to tell you, our last myofascial release session was truly amazing. By chance, I ended up driving past Tower Grove park on my way home from it and felt like it was the first time I had ever seen the park. The colors seemed brighter and I notice so many cool little things that I had never paid attention to before. I’ve been trying to stay in that mind frame. I’m so grateful for meeting you. My new, pain free life has been so much fun.
— Scott F

After suffering with debilitating pelvic pain for a year, I have been extremely fortunate in finding Melissa Russell to treat me. My symptoms prior to seeing her have included daily chronic pain with sitting in bladder, scrotal, penis and anus areas. I am a medical doctor who has been to the ER several times for uncontrolled pain, as well as hospitalized. I have been misdiagnosed with urinary tract infections and chronic prostatitis with no effect from antibiotics. I have been treated with 3 steroid injections for pudendal neuralgia with minimal response.

Her techniques with myofascial and trigger point release have allowed me to stop all of my pain pills(including narcotics and nerve pain pills). I would encourage other male patients to see her, as for me she has been transformational.
— Andy - St. Louis, MO

I had been diagnosed with chronic pelvic pain. My symptoms included a burning pain in the penis and a tight knot-like feeling at the base of my testicles. In addition I had been noticing less sensation and slight erectile difficulties. On my first appointment Melissa explained everything very thoroughly and made me feel very comfortable and at ease given the area being worked on. Since working with her my symptoms have been greatly reduced with significantly less flare-ups and the tightness has since dissipated.

I have noticed that her work has also helped to enhance the sensation in that area and improve the quality and strength of my erections. So all is going very good these days and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone experiencing the same type symptoms. I would urge the guys out there with these symptoms to overcome their apprehension and seek out help....Melissa has definitely made an improvement in the quality of life for me with her specialized type work. I greatly appreciate it.
— Steve - St. Louis, MO