Before opening Valley of the Moon Skin Care, Melissa worked at an award winning hotel and spa in Sonoma where she perfected her skills in skin care & waxing. Her passion for skin care began when she received her first facial as a teenager.
Melissa graduated from Milan Beauty institute in Concord and also received her Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University. With years in the esthetics field Melissa strives to educate clients on the importance of skin care and ultimately making them feel beautiful in their skin.
Melissa jumped on the opportunity to branch out on her own & be her own boss. She is extremely passionate about making every experience at Valley of the Moon Skin Care flawless and helping each and every client reach their skin care goals.
From a young age growing up in New Zealand, Alana has had a fascination for the human spirit and cultural roots. She brings this personal interest into her work as a massage therapist and healer.
She studied massage therapy and zen bodywork in Hawaii and has been licensed as a massage therapist since the year 2000.
Alana has worked alongside chiropractors, healers, & spa professionals; now finding a wonderful work place at Valley of the Moon Skin Care & Massage.
Alana draws from a deep understanding of the body's quest for health and peace and is looking forward to working with you in this capacity.