Our Corporate Massage practitioner partner highlights: Mel Lindenthal

Showcasing the best of the corporate massage wellbeing professionals who partner with Seated Massage, helping your people feel fantastic and able to engage more fully with the world around them.

The awesome Mel Lindenthal
The awesome Mel Lindenthal.

Mel hears the word ‘awesome’ a lot, because it’s so often directed at her.

A delightful young woman, she is someone who is simply loved by the clients she works with.

Please tell everyone who you are.

Hi, my name is Mel Lindenthal, I’m a remedial massage as well as shiatsu therapist, martial artist and mum (in no particular order – Ed)

Is Corporate Massage ‘it’ for you or do you apply your skills in private practice? If yes, how and where?

My work is a mix of mobile massage, private shiatsu clients, and Corporate Massage.

I like the diversity and that it allows me to connect with a wide range of people and spaces, a bit like traveling into different worlds. And I find it more sustainable for my body as well.

It takes a special kind of person to work as a touch practitioner. Why do you do it?

Probably because I grew up in a touch averse environment 😉

In my twenties, I discovered contact improvisation dance, martial arts and bodywork, and what an important aspect of life touch in its various forms is, and I simply really enjoy it.

When I work, a very clear, connected, centered and meditative space opens up. I find it a bonus that it’s not a high-stress job at all, it connects me with my own body and movement as well, and generally, people are quite happy to see me 🙂 (Ah … ‘quite happy’ is a major understatement, Mel – Ed)

How does what you do every day contribute to the greater good of your community, or thinking big, the planet!?

Hard to tell how far-reaching the effects of massage are generally, I’d say providing touch in this way leaves people feeling happier, freer, more relaxed and a bit more connected with their bodies.  And that’s never a bad thing.

It definitely makes me more centered and present, which has a positive effect on the people in my life.

And importantly, because you’re a normal (super) human, what is the most normal thing about you?

Still trying to make it to fully human, I’ll save up the super-human for next life 😉 That aside, I do rather like chocolate, and staying up way too late (like right now for example…).