• Melissa Lea Garcia

Coaching the Body

Deepening my craft.

Honing in on function and interaction of the musculoskeletal system..

Redefining treatment protocol.

A wise mentor told me years ago that if I want to succeed in this industry,

I needed to learn how to identify and 'fix' pain patterns.

Each time I touch a body,

Each time I assess a new teacher or a new class

throughout each consultation

I question...

Is there something here I can 'fix'?

Or learn to 'fix'?

I can tell you those words have shaped the last four years of my professional career.

From setting up a creative space that offers just the right potentiality for enlightened performance to the highly skilled teachers to the accumulation of just the right tools.

They allow me to go deeper and get closer to reaching your desired outcome for what might need fixing.

Humans generally have all the same parts and pieces.

My craft is to get to know the components personally, deeply, and fluidly.

I'm off again to the Thai Bodywork Center and Coaching the Body Institute in Chicago the third weekend in October where I continue the path of digesting core concepts and where we....

Eliminate pain at its source with a unique approach to therapeutic bodywork.
Coaching the Body is a state of the art approach to therapeutic bodywork that utilizes techniques from traditional Thai massage as a means of efficiently treating trigger points in muscles and restoring normal motion, eliminating pain at its source.

My total bodywork training moves closer to 1500 hours. The focus is on clinical applications addressing myofascial pain and movement patterns.

Of course, the proof is in the pudding.

Investing in myself is investing in you.

Will you invest in you?

Let's take a look at what's hurting.

Bumblebee's Pain Therapy Intensives are made to get you moving at your best.

What are you waiting for? Let's get started.

Learn. Grow. Expand. Share.

And keep going.

Hugs, Melissa

     Owner Spotlight:  


Melissa Lea Garcia, LMT, E-RYT500, CTP, Yoga Therapy Candidate

  • Licensed Massage Therapist 

  • 500 Hour Registered Yoga Instructor

  • 300 Hour Thai Yoga Practioner/Teacher

  • Orthopedic Bodyworker

  • Personal Trainer

  • Reiki Master Teacher

      Advanced training in:

  • Yoga Therapy

  • Thai Bodywork

  • Pain Patterns

  • Resistance Stretching

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Myofascial Unwinding


Guiding people towards feeling less pain and more flow is what The Bodywork Clinic is all about...


we do it one person. and one body at a time.

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Medical Disclaimer:

The Bodywork Clinic is owned and operated by Melissa Lea Garcia.

Melissa Lea Garcia is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Illinois and Yoga Therapist candidate at an IAYT approved school.

Melissa Lea Garcia is NOT a licensed physician, physical therapist, or mental health therapist and therefore does not give medical advice, diagnose illness, disease or any other physical or mental disorder; nor does she prescribe medicine, medical procedures of any kind, or engage in the practice of medicine.

Orthopedic bodywork, rehab massage, sports massage, regular massage, yoga, or yoga therapy are NOT a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or treatment. 

IN ALL CASES, Melissa Lea Garcia recommends that you consult your physician or healthcare professional if you are experiencing chronic pain, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, injury, or any sort of pain, tension, tingling, or tightness before pursuing any course of manual therapy or yoga therapy.


Cancellation, Rescheduling, No Shows & Scheduling Policy:


  • Cancellations or rescheduling with less than 24 hours of notice and missed appointments without prior notification will be charged a flat fee of $25.00. 

To cancel or reschedule with less than 24 hours notice notify us by email at tbwclinic@gmail.com.


Note:  You may opt to send someone in your place to avoid the cancellation or rescheduling fee.

  • All services require a credit card to guarantee a reservation so please have your credit card ready when booking. 

  • Your card will not be billed unless there is a cancellation, reschedule or no show as listed above. 

  • Upon checkout, guests may choose their method of payment and are not obligated to use their credit card for payment.


We recognize the time of our clients and staff is valuable and have implemented this policy for this reason.  When you miss an appointment with us, or reschedule at the last minute, our therapists not only lose your business, but also the potential business of other clients who could have scheduled an appointment for the same time. 




120 W. State Street, O'Fallon, IL  62269

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