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KIKA MELA LMT, BSE, MATCSM, MAT RX
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Sports Massage, MAT, MAT Rx,

Myofascial Therapy, Therapeutic Massage

Kika Mela is President and Co-Owner of Mela Therapeutics, Inc. and inventor of the Ki-RO Core Trainer Exercise Harness.  She has been actively practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1995 and has been providing Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques TM (MAT) since 2007.  In addition, she is one of a handful of professionals who has attained the highest level of certificate available for MAT Specialists - MAT Rx Full Body Specialist.  She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. 

 

After being nominated for the prestigious Sovereign Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey of Canada in 1991, she pivoted away from horse racing to focus on her educational endeavors.  Kika has in depth training and extensive experience in Paul St. John’s Neuromuscular Therapy, CORE Myofascial Release (certified), Active Isolated Stretching, Soft Tissue Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Sports Massage, RTS (Resistance Training Specialist) and Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques TM (MAT).  She also served her internship as a performance coach in 2006 under Pete Bommarito MS, CSCS, USAW and has been a part of his medical team ever since.

 

Kika has provided massage therapy and MAT for hundreds of professional NFL players, MLB players, MMA Fighters, elite athletes, and various collegiate and professional sports teams.  Along with her husband Roberto Mela, Kika has created the Mela Therapeutics’ Performance Massage training program which teaches massage therapists how to provide performance enhancing and recovery massage as part of an athlete’s training program.   She is also a frequent contributor and consultant at several performance facilities as well as a speaker at local colleges, universities and has contributed to programs for active duty military.

To learn more check out her interview hosted by Greg Roskopf 

https://youtu.be/qECmhD8Jdlg