I am a traditional naturopath and the founder of the Institute of Natural Health and Education, a school of massage therapy and natural health located at Bradley, Illinois. Moreover, I am widely considered by community residents to be a dedicated supporter of natural health approaches and speaker. I am involved with helping to change the way residents of Kankakee County see the use of natural complementary therapies to assist their natural healing mechanism. I received my undergraduate degree from Governors State University, Naturopathic Degree from CCNH, Acupuncture certificate from China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, a Master Degree in Psychology from California Coast University, and currently finishing a PhD. in Acupuncture at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.. Currently, I am the co-owner of the Institute of Natural Health and Education and the clinical director of Carrico Therapy Center. In 2012, I introduced the propose of a community health approach called Natural Care Assistance Program (NCAP), a program dedicated to promote the use of low cost natural health approaches and free complementary health services to low income residents done by health care volunteers. This program still needs the support of local community leaders in order to become a reality.
Melissa Carrico,L.M.T., COTA/L
Degree (Occupational Therapy Assistant)
Certificate (Massage Therapy)
Certificate (Health and Wellness Coach)
Melissa Carrico received her Associate degree in Occupational Therapy from College of DuPage and her second Associate Degree in Management and Marketing from Kankakee Community College. She continues her educational goal at the American Bodywork Institute of Bradley where she became certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork. Today, she works at Provena Home Health Care delivering occupational therapy services to patients and at the Carrico Muscle Therapy & Wellness Center as a financial manager and massage therapist. As a massage therapist, Melissa practices Myofascial Release besides all bodywork therapies offered at our clinic. She continues to advance her education by pursuing a psychology degree.