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Thank you Melissa! Since I got there, she made me feel very comfortable, welcome and safe at all times, which is a major plus for not-so-experienced massagees as myself. It was such an intense experience (in a good way!), not your typical massage, she really puts her energy and perception to figure out what your body is saying.
As I left the massage room, I felt not only relaxed and peaceful, but lighter and even emotional. I literally recommended it to a few of my friends before reaching the train station to head home, as I was so excited I couldn't wait to share! What she does I can only describe as the closest thing to magic I've experienced. Will be coming back for more for sure. So... super recommended! Specially for those of us with home-office backs and cell phone claws."
I have been to Melissa twice, once for a Wellness Massage & Reiki and once for a Lomi Lomi Nui massage - and I knew after the first time that I would book with her again and again. For both Reiki and Lomi Lomi Nui, it was my first time and both treatments were amazing! Melissa is so warm, welcoming and accommodating that you feel right at home. She explained beforehand what to expect and guided me both times through the massages in a very empathetic and sensitive way. I can let go with Melissa like no massage I've had before because I feel very well taken care of with her.
I can't even put the massages and the Reiki itself into words. It feels wonderful and relaxing physically, of course, but most of all energetically. The energy really flowed through me and after the treatment I felt like I was walking on clouds. With Melissa you are definitely in good hands, even or especially if it is the first time Reiki or Lomi Lomi Nui for you."
—Lisa End, Berlin
Melissa creates an environment where you can let yourself go. I feel safe and secure with her every time. Her warmth makes you forget everyday life. Before the massage begins, she asks how you’re feeling and if there are any bodily concerns. As I often work at my desk, she focuses especially on my back, neck, and shoulders. I trust her knowledge of physiognomy, Reiki massage techniques, breathing exercises, and much more. You can easily see her enthusiasm for this job. During and after the massage she also asked for feedback about what was good, unpleasant, or if the pressure should change. I enjoyed my time with her and will gladly come back. I can definitely recommend Melissa to others."
--Edda Wulff, Berlin
First, aromas lure me into the realm of the sensorium. First of all, an anamnesis sheet is created very professionally. I choose the massage for relaxation after I have circled my two "problem areas". Thanks to strong repetitive massage movements I experience a feeling of connection between the individual parts of the body. The neck massage is very effective. My body feels lighter and softer afterwards. Very recommendable *****."
--Alex Tennigkeit, Berlin
Though I saw Melissa for treatment during her massage training, she had already developed a strong professional approach that was focused on my needs and physical / emotional concerns. She is incredibly attentive and intuitive and I highly recommend her for body work. Excellent experience overall."
--Alison Hugill, Berlin
I had a nice, relaxing time with Melissa. She listened to my body problems carefully and changed the massage program accordingly. My body felt lighter after the massage."
--Sakuya Iwakawa, Berlin
Melissa welcomes you with her cheerful and supportive manner and knows how to direct the energy with her hands and bring you deep into relaxation. Deeply grounding, restorative, and regenerative."
--Laura Méritt, Berlin
Melissa Steckbauer created a room filled with security and warmth right from the start. Her very pleasant manner instantly gave me a positive feeling during the warm welcome.
She kindly explained her technique and the course of the Reiki treatment. She asked about my ideas, preferences, and wishes, to which she responded with sensitivity. This helped me to relax and enjoy the session. While I was lying on the comfortable couch, I felt Melissa's relaxed presence. During the treatment I experienced different sensations in my body e.g., tingling, warm waves, inner images, thoughts, and feelings. My breath became more and more calm and a deep sense of relaxation filled me. Melissa gently brought me back from the Reiki journey.
I felt wonderfully accompanied by her from the greeting to the farewell and can warmly and wholeheartedly recommend her professional and wonderful manner to really everyone who is looking for a particularly good Reiki experience.
--Nicola Swietkowiak, Berlin
During our Reiki session (and earlier in various Sensoria), Melissa helped guide me through inner worlds in a gentle, intuitive way. I always leave feeling both physically and creatively invigorated. Melissa's comforting presence as a healer helps mend some of the tears we acquire in our increasingly hectic and over-stimulated present."
--Ali Fitzgerald, Berlin
I had a perfectly calming Reiki session with Melissa. Her offer for the session came at the right time, when I needed peace and acceptance in life. During the session, I was watched as the ceiling becoming almost fluid-like, almost like an underwater effect. The visual quality was perfectly aligned with how my body felt. I was feeling waves of energy moving through my body, toward different directions at the same time. The session was perfectly calming, reminding me to be open to input from all directions and also to let it move through me like a wave. I believe I fell asleep toward the end of the session or went into a natural standby state. I felt so mindful and refreshed that day. This lady definitely knows what she is doing."
--Saba Arat, Berlin
I had a wonderful reiki session with Melissa. She works with care and attention to make this a comfortable and deep experience. The process felt amazing, relaxing and healing. Melissa has great intuitive ability and holds the space beautifully. I left the session feeling deeply relaxed and in a markedly improved mind and body space than when I arrived."
The Sensorium was a feast of synesthesia. I was transformed to different lands through three dimensional sounds, lifted into the air by gentle strokes of touch on my skin, comforted by the weight of an entire body (or two?) laying upon me, and shocked into recognition of extremes, in both temperature and material. The real and the hyperreal merged together, heightening my ability to really feel, even if for a second, that ice, not metal, was being pressed into my skin, or that chickens were swirling up a sandstorm around me. This loss of logic through submission of the senses served to "wake me up" in a way that stayed with me the rest of the day. Fed also by the reciprocal exchange of giving/receiving, trust, and improvising together, I look forward to participating in the Sensorium again and again."
--Madeline Stillwell, Berlin
For me the Sensorium was a very special experience of physical awareness, trust, and sensual perception. The smaller rituals were unpretentiously connected to each other, fascinating, and impactful. All of them were very well combined within the setting. The part when I was invited to lay down and close my eyes to embrace the sensual stimulation was exciting and the experience settled within a ritual performance left a powerful impression, I became intensively aware of feeling my senses in a very positive way. Thank you for that special happening!"
--Katja Klien, Vienna
The Sensorium is a one of kind experience focusing on the art of receiving and giving attention intensively. It explores the senses in a non-erogenous / non-erotic / non-sexual way, and is shaped by the participant's own boundaries. It's a great way to get out of one's comfort zone and experience something that is not only unique but also incredibly freeing. Being intimate with strangers is not something we are used to, but which can be very interesting and assist in the process of letting go. These few hours feel like seconds spent in another world where the wellbeing of everyone is all that matters. And what would the Sensorium be without Melissa? Nothing, most definitely. She has the gift of making one feel instantly welcome, liked, and integrated as soon as you walk through the door. I will definitely come back!
It could be for a lack of language on my part, or because it's hard for me to ascribe anything to such an exclusive, elusive experience; but it happened in another realm, and I'm unable to bring back any words for it. It's a very personal, social experience. It's being willfully cut off to become more connected. I loved it. I could do it over and over again. It would be very different every time. If you're curious, don't be intimidated, it's very curious."
--Ren Pan, Los Angeles
My trip to and within the Sensorium was truly unforgettable. While lying down on a pile of cushions (after being blindfolded), several people engulfed me in a shower of sensations that they produced with their hands and feet, voices, breath, and even their whole bodies, all in combination with objects of the strangest kind. While being touched and caressed in such unconventional and creative ways I could feel the most unusual feelings, and at some point, a flow of energy I would describe as Chi. It was a very erotic, yet never sexual experience. I recommend the Sensorium as a highly co-creative method of learning about Plato’s concept of the eros.“
--Christoph Balzar, Berlin
The Sensorium is an experience in which participants work together in a caring, collaborative, consensual environment to provide surprising, heightened sensory interactions."
--Claire Arctander, Chicago
I really appreciated the Sensorium. I remember John's first Sensorium. Since he was a sound artist I thought about sound. I really enjoyed playing with what sounds might be soothing and interesting to him. I think as much as it is about giving and receiving, it is also about your relationship with others in the group and creating an experience for someone."
--Mitsu Salmon, Chicago
My friend invited me to a Sensorium session. In the beginning, I was hesitant but very curious. Melissa has an amazing way of connecting with people quickly and made me feel very comfortable. After the session, we had some tee, fruit, and a nice chat. I was feeling great, can't wait for the next time!"
--Sara Hussain, Berlin
Melissa’s intuitive reading proved to be an incredibly powerful journey for me. It touched me in a heartfelt way and I kept discovering more, later on, while processing the precious insight I received. It is a fascinating combination of visual images, feelings, and wisdom that are a threshold to a deeper understanding of the current state of one’s psyche."
--F. R., Berlin
As an intuitive counselor, Melissa is warm and very encouraging. She has a vast knowledge but gives you the space to figure out where your path is and encourages you along the way like no other."