Melanie Peddle

Melanie Peddle holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering and has been practicing massage since 2012. She is an instructor with Western Colorado University in its partnership with the University of Colorado, focusing on biomechanical engineering and injury, as well as applications in adaptive sports. An accomplished collegiate athlete, Melanie brings an engineer's mind to all her physiological pursuits, and a passion for the most interesting engineering challenge of all: the human body.

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Knee pain: causes and treatment options
Knee Pain: What’s Causing it and How to Get it Under Control

Knee pain is one of the most common chronic pains suffered by Americans. It has…

Why massage is essential before surgery
Why Massage is Essential Before Surgery

If you have a surgery coming up, it’s understandable to be preoccupied with associated appointments,…

Massage table in a tranquil room
Ask a Massage Therapist: Is it Okay to Eat Before a Massage?

Yes, you can eat before a massage. In fact, having a snack before a massage…

Active versus passive range of motion
Active vs. Passive Range of Motion: What it Means for You – and Your Pain

As a massage therapist, I often get asked “Do you think I need to see…

How to give a massage at home
Tips From a Licensed Massage Therapist on Giving a Great Massage

At some point in your life, you’ve likely been asked to rub the aching back,…

Woman enjoying a massage
How to Prepare for a Massage to Get the Maximum Benefits

A massage is an inherently transportive and beneficial experience—you don’t need to do much but…

Can massage help bunions?
Bunion Bummers – and How Massage Can Help

The holiday season has come to a close, which can bring a welcome reprieve from…

Reflexology, Acupressure, and Massage
What is Reflexology – and How is it Different from Massage?

Reflexology is a practice often associated with massage. One can find it offered as a…

How massage can help correct bad posture
No, “Sitting Up Straight” Won’t Fix Your Posture…but Here’s What Will

“Sit up straight! Don’t slouch like that!” Echos of your mother may still ring in…