Client Love

Some Kind Words

I felt so amazing when I got home, I haven’t ever felt such a systemic calming. I feel so much more peaceful. I’m so incredibly thankful for the fabulous Saturday!

– Tiffany

You have orchestrated important change in the lives of my whole family through nutritional guidance and therapy. We have experienced an amazing transformation on countless fronts. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to walk together with you on this journey towards living life to the full, at its maximum capacity and vibrancy.

This began with physical healing from numerous disturbances which our bodies had struggled with for years. We have found that this bodily healing is now evolving into the discovery of a new life which can be lived with gusto! This renewal expands itself into every fiber of our being. We now have the tools to live a life of vibrancy as we experience a peaceful, healing balance of our bodies, minds, and spirits. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

A few of the ways in which my life has changed in the past months…

  • I no longer experience extreme bloating, indigestion and pain in my abdominal region that used to keep me up at night and bring constant discomfort (I used to take prilosec and now don’t take any medication for this)
  • I no longer experience extreme bowel trouble and upset… I used to take Senna on a regular basis and now don’t take any medication for this)
  • I no longer experience as much insomnia
  • I no longer experience such extreme fatigue where I had difficulty getting up with my kids in the morning and helping them to prepare for school, make sure they had a good breakfast, etc.
  • I now have enough energy to wake up early, exercise and go most days without a nap, which before was a MUST.

– Katrina

My blood sugar before I made changes ranged 165-190, now it ranges 90-120. My doctor agreed for me to not take my metformin, glipizide and to start weening off gabepentin. He was extremely proud of my results and told me to continue to what I’m doing.

Pain has improved some and walking continues to go well. Ab work is going slow but well, just trying to not overdo it too soon. I’ve lost 40lbs. since I’ve made changes and feel stronger mentally and physically.

– Joel

I participated in one of Melissa’s classes and often refer to the notes I took. I’m so excited to say this class really provided a lot of quality information that has helped me bring my glucose level back into normal range.

– Betty

When I started this path, I was skeptical about their result. I had pain in my right elbow, my neck, and bursitis in my left shoulder. I was depressed. I did not have much vigor in my life. The pain robbed me of my energy.

Since I first began I started getting results. I was much more limber and my pain had decreased. I got hooked on the yoga. I have lost weight and have very little pain. I am now able to swim and ride my bike again. I am now working towards parachuting. One day I was actually pain free for the whole day! Thank you!

– Tom

There are times when I really wish I was good with words, and this is one of those times for sure.

I’m just not sure how to properly thank you for walking alongside me in this journey and providing such life changing guidance, support, encouragement etc. etc.

What a gift you have given me to reach a point in my life where I truly feel happy, healthy, hopeful, and where I can say I actually like myself.

Your wisdom and compassion have touched me so deeply and I was not prepared for how drastically my life would change when I called you six months ago.

Know how very grateful I am for you and the light you’ve shined into my life.

– Amy

I wanted to come to yoga with real people, all ages, shapes, sizes, ability. The class was real people and I felt warmly welcomed. I didn’t have to have the latest yoga attire or sleekest body to feel comfortable joining the class.

– Kim

Years ago, I was searching for resources to assist me in increasing my physical endurance and strength. Several accidents and injuries limited my range of motion, my faith in my abilities was challenged, and I truly despised typical gym settings.

Thankfully, a friend introduced me to Melissa Hedstrom.

Melissa and I arranged for multiple personal training sessions. In contrast to my previous gym experience, workouts were mindfully selected to address specific muscle groups and core strengthening, recognizing that my shoulder needed to develop strength gradually.

Melissa reviewed each day’s individually created workout with me when I first arrived, and then throughout the session would provide feedback regarding positioning, model specific exercises, and also adjust them in the moment as needed. The opportunity to work with Melissa in this format transformed my views about my health and exercise. Where previously I would have thought of the many reasons why I could not do a particular exercise or lift a certain amount of weight, with her encouragement and expertise, my go to thought was one of how can I do these tasks in a safe and strong manner.

Not only were we all fortunate to have these small group sessions, we also were able to attend yoga classes with Melissa. Unlike previous yoga classes I attended where I was self-conscious to even smile or laugh, Melissa’s yoga classes were a perfect combination of development of strength through poses and stretching, paired with joy and some chuckles here and there.

Melissa also brought a wealth of information to our groups from a nutritional standpoint. She provided support and guidance to us regarding the foods we were eating and combinations of foods we were eating. She supported us with supplement recommendations and provided opportunities to attend her nutrition classes. Always the goal was to promote wellness, both in more general terms and then individualized to meet her client’s needs.

Opportunity. Respect. Encouragement. Wellness. This is Melissa.

– Annie

Practicing yoga and nutrition with Melissa not only gave me hope again, but gave me my life back by restoring my energy and releasing my physical and emotional pain.

– T.S.