My Journey to living well through Living Foods.
The beginning of this journey is not for the faint of heart. A companion who has traveled this path will make all the difference to the success of the journey, for the way can be unfamiliar and the obstacles and temptations very real.
My companion and guide was Melissa. Her knowledge and preparation was essential, but it was her kindness, understanding heart and angelic patience that supported me and encouraged me when I needed it the most.
I chose to do 15 days of the detox program, which included supplements, raw food, exercise, meditation and three additional therapies. All were a necessary part of the detox and yielded information that I was unaware of.
The X'Tract session Melissa provided on day 4 was relaxing and healing for the body, mind and spirit.
The Chiropractic visit with my Doctor on day 11 confirmed that my body had changed and was requiring different adjustments.
The first 4 days of the program I had a lot to learn while I was going through detox symptoms. I also needed to make a commitment to self care that I found challenging in a busy week of life and the presence of family members not in the program in my home.
After the first few days I did not have food cravings and enjoyed making the new recipes, my own almond milk, and some very tasty desserts.
I was extremely grateful to go to the local supermarket with Melissa to have her help me find items that I could eat as well as the organic fruits and vegetables.
The rest of the journey stretches out before me with it’s smooth paths and hills to climb, but I am progressing with less physical weight (lost 10 lbs), less emotional baggage (the way I handle stress) and experiencing greater mental clarity.
My body is an incredible gift from God that I will cherish and care for.
Thank you Melissa for your courage to discover this path to wellness and your willingness to help others find it too!
I had several X'Tract sessions with Melissa. After my first session I felt "foggy" which I was told to expect since the session helps the body release toxins. The following sessions left me feeling lighter, balanced (both emotionally and physically) and sleeping much better. I also lost some weight and noticed the cellulite on my legs diminished.
I did not know what to expect but Melissa immediately made me feel comfortable and provided me with the so much helpful information during my sessions. She is very nurturing and supportive. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone who wants to improve their mind, body and spirit.
When I had my first X’Tract I could not believe how much lighter my body felt, it was amazing. As I progressed with my sessions, I continued to feel such a difference in my body, my emotions and overall health. Going through such a new process as X’Tract, I had numerous questions. Melissa did such a great job providing the right information for me to understand what my body was experiencing and she took so much time to ensure I understood everything. I was a bit unsure what to expect with letting go of some of the emotional build-up, but I experienced a great break through with the acceptance of my mother’s passing, something that I had not wanted to address for a long time.
Another benefit that I did not expect was the decision to give up caffeine. As a daily coffee drinker for over 25 years, one morning I simply did not have the desire for coffee and I have not had any caffeine since then. I am so grateful that I saw Melissa, what an incredible change I’ve seen in my overall health and well being. This is a process that I will continue to maintain because of the great benefits that I have experienced. I am so glad that I made the choice to try this.
The energy that I feel after having an X'Tract session with Melissa is remarkable. I especially notice the change in my legs, from feeling heavy and tired, to light and energized. I have also started using organic facial cleansers and makeup. I like the idea of not putting so many chemicals on my face. These techniques are an essential part of my quest for well-being and wholeness.
I've always considered myself a healthy person. I exercise daily, eat well, and I rarely get sick. Going to Melissa helped me realize that the absence of disease does not always equal health.
The first X'Tract I got was focused on my sinuses and helping my lymphatic system cleanse itself. Melissa opened up space that I didn't even know was there after living for so long with seasonal allergies. Congested was my normal and I didn't even realize it.
This experience made me wonder how much untapped potential there could be in my body, oppressed by the 'toxins' in my life. What else in my body or in my environment could be holding me back? This, and the proactive nature of the X'Tract process, are why I chose to go back. Not only does it help the symptoms of a problem, but it also works to address the problem itself by cleansing and fortifying the body's natural cleaner: the lymphatic system.
Each time I go back I feel that I'm getting closer and closer to my maximum level of health.
I have suffered from Lyme Disease for almost 20 years. I know I need assistance with cleaning out my lymphatic system to help my body detoxify itself. I had done some research to discover that by cleaning this system I would be able to feel better and recover faster.
From the beginning, Melissa was wonderful and patient at answering all my questions. She provides continuous support and flexible options for my budget. I am happy she is able to travel to me, accommodate my requests, and make alterations as needed. Before each session, I feel exhausted with low energy. During and after each session I feel the healing begin in my body and my mind. As the session progresses, I feel re-vitalized with peace and calm. She provides me with lightness and purity that I now look forward to at each progressive session. In addition, she gives valuable nurturing hugs!
I think my immune system is getting stronger and I have new courage to move forward in my journey. I highly recommend Melissa and Roots2Wings Transformations. She genuinely cares about your comfort, progress, and happiness. I am so fortunate to have found her!
Thx Melissa. I felt so weighted down since the road trip and now that has been relieved. Legs feel lighter!
After each session I am noticing the benefits of this beautiful and relaxing work. I deeply feel the cleansing effect in the lymphatic system, the release of toxins, either in form of old stuck emotions or digestive issues. Each session brings me to a new level of well-being. Thank you, Melissa for introducing me to X'Tract Bodywork!
Melissa has the finest healing hands. Even when I hide my aches from her she finds them and spends extra time 'tenderizing' them. I am blessed to have found her! Namaste Melissa.
My sinuses are so open right now! Also, I took a few positive pregnancy tests this weekend ... Thank you so much!
Feeling pretty well! Relief around the ears and feeling movement around eyes. Overall I really liked it! I also personal bested in one of my brain training games tonight too. Yay!
I had a really good sleep last night, feeling pretty positive today, just some old feelings/concerns regarding ... coming up. Made business related progress too. Thank you for the session yesterday.
As soon as I left my intro session, I felt so much better! My legs feel more balanced, there is no heaviness, and I just feel really good! I spent two days eliminating alot of stuff and there were a couple of things that did come up emotionally that I resolved. It was very good. Thank you so much.
Before meeting with Melissa I had never heard of X'Tract Bodywork and it's many benefits. She is so knowledgeable and took the time to explain the process before my appointment so I knew what to expect. Each time I meet with Melissa for a session I leave feeling relaxed and lighter, both physically and in spirit. The bodywork gets my energy flowing and I feel less sluggish afterwards. I would definitely recommend Melissa and X'Tract if you are looking for a gentle, but stimulating technique to get your lymphatic system moving!
During the Summer of 2015 I experienced unusual lower extremity swelling particularly in my left leg, and most dramatically in my ankles. This happened after my return flight from an emotional trip I had to take to see my seriously ill father in California. It was upon my return that the swelling began. I made an appointment with (Network Care), who is my long term, wonderful and trusted (Network Care). She saw me immediately and decided to put me through a series of diagnostic tests, after routine blood work and urine tests, both of which were normal. All tests came back normal and while the swelling reduced, it was still significant and abnormal for me.
I’ve lived very holistically for nearly 25 years and believe in the concept of mixing allopathic diagnostics and solutions with alternative or adjunctive care, therefore I began to intensify several modalities which I’ve used for many years regularly including Chiropractic, massage therapy and homeopathy. While I felt a bit better, the swelling did persist. Melissa suggested I incorporate X’Tract Bodywork into my care, which was of unknown etiology. Altogether, I had four X’Tract sessions but experienced great relief after the very first session, seeing even more results after the subsequent second and third sessions. The situation resolved by late November.
I have no doubt that X'Tract most definitely was in large measure responsible for the reduction and ultimate cessation of swelling in my lower extremities. In addition, I experienced a wonderful feeling of overall well-being after each session. I highly recommend X'Tract for lymphatic cleansing and so much more, and am sincerely grateful for access to such a great and natural option.
Being in the personal training and wellness business, I'm open to exploring any discipline that helps people feel and perform better.
When I first met Melissa, I was not familiar with X'Tract Bodywork for the lymphatic system. It made sense to me that if she could help rid my body of years of toxins, I might feel better. The first few sessions I felt very relaxed. As we progressed and began working on my digestive system, I could tell there was a lot of "stuff" being cleared out.
Melissa continued to work with me through multiple sessions and she was great answering all my questions. I was hoping for positive results to help me re-balance my system, reduce stress to perform better and generally be more healthy. Now, winter is over and for the first time in many, many years, I was not sick for one day! Sure, I get stressed all the time from work. But now I'm able to think more clearly and better manage things. All in all, I would say it was really successful for me. I recommend Melissa to anyone who is not 100% feeling their best. Keep an open mind and she will help you.
Working with Melissa from Roots2Wings has been both an educational and a transformational experience for me. I began with a simple question on aroma marketing through the use of essential oils and ended with a business that not only smells wonderful but is also safe and healthy for my clients. Melissa had great patience with my numerous questions and was a pleasure to work with. I now recommend Melissa and Roots2Wings to all of my customers.
I started getting X'Tracts from Melissa about 6 months ago and had a wonderful experience. She is very friendly and professional. The oils smell wonderful and make me feel relaxed. I started using the oils in my home on a regular basis and it brings me back to the relaxation I feel during the session. The X'Tracts have rounded out my aspirations for an all-natural well-being. I highly recommend Melissa, she is a wonderful person and I am sure you will feel as comfortable with her as I am.
Coming from a background in meditation and yoga I thought it couldn't hurt to give X'Tract a try when first hearing about it. Already living a very healthy lifestyle I was well aware of the importance of the endocrine system, lymphatic system, and how important it is to detox the body as well as purify the mind and spirit. I have to say I was impressed by the technique and while I didn't feel that I needed a whole lot of work since I've already been working on purifying my body for many years I did recognize that this technique could be of great benefit to others. I also thought Melissa was a joy to work with and was very skilled, professional and pleasant. I would highly recommend giving X'Tract a try.
When I first met Melissa, I had no idea of what X'Tract sessions were. She thoroughly explained what to expect during the sessions before we started and I knew then that she would be able to help me obtain the stronger fitness level I had been striving for. After just a few sessions, I noticed a difference in my performance and endurance. I felt lighter and more fluid in my movements, not to mention more relaxed and clearer thinking throughout my day. If you are looking improve your health or are trying to address a specific physical issue you may have, I strongly recommend making an appointment with Melissa and feel the difference in your body firsthand.
My experience with the X'Tract process, and in particular with Melissa, has been and continues to be a very positive experience. Melissa is caring, professional and informative throughout the entire time. I particularly appreciate how she explains what is happening and why. Making sure you are comfortable is her primary concern. I highly recommend trying the X'Tract process, whether you have fluid retention or not....you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.