Guiding Light Instructors
Michael Shay, MS, L.M.T., M.F.R.T., C.N.A.
Michael received a B.S. from Southern Connecticut State College in 1970 in health, recreation, and physical education with a minor in psychology. He continued his education in psychology and earned a MS in 1973 and Counselor Education Endorsement in 1975. He also received his Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) from Indian Hills Community College in 2009.
Michael worked as a Guidance counselor at North Haven High School in Connecticut from 1974-75 and for institutions working with emotionally handicapped populations from 1975-82.
Having interest in holistic health and body therapies, Michael has continued his education to include certified practitioner of Axiatonal Process (1987), MariEl Healing (1984, adv1986), CranioSacral Therapy (2001), Touch for Health (1986), Traditional Reiki-advanced practitioner (1991 and adv 1993), and Tera-Mai (TM) Reiki Master (1995), and various types of kinesiology (1984-1987).
In 2011, Michael graduated from Guiding Light School of Massage Therapy and became a Licensed Massage Therapist, (L.M.T). He has Specialized training in Special Needs Populations, Oriental Bodywork Therapies (Chinese Shiatsu and Acupressure), Integrated Reflexology and Myofascial Massage. Mike has completed training in John Barnes Myofascial Release Therapy. (MFRT)
Megan Robinson, L.M.T.
Megan is a
graduate of Guiding Light School of Massage Therapy and received her license to
practice in 2009.
training includes Aromatherapy, Topical Therapies, Special Needs and Geriatric
Massage, Myofascial Massage, Integrative Reflexology and Gaia’s Touch Heated
Stone Massage. Megan is also a certified La Leche League Leader.
Joy L. Mellum, L.M.T., M.F.R.T..
From 1979 to
1981, Joy Mellum worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in a nursing home
facility in Wisconsin. She received an Associate of Science Degree from the University
of Wisconsin Baron County in 1988. Joy owned and operated Healthy Inspirations
Health and Fitness Center from 1994 to 1996. Also in 1994, she completed
massage therapy training at the Touch of Life School of Massage in Minnesota.
In 1998 she received the Massage Therapy and Oriental Bodywork certification from Eastwind School of Holistic Healing in Iowa, became licensed as a massage therapist in Iowa and received NCTMB certification.
Joy trained as a Body Scan Technician and became certified in 2001. That same year she also received her Holistic Practitioner license in Santee, California.
Her work experience includes independent massage therapy contract services at California Body Day Spa in San Diego, California and independent contract services as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Body Scan Technician at the Body Scan Connection in Santee, California.
In 2003, Joy
started Healthy Inspiration’s Massage & Bodywork.
Joy continues as owner/director of Guiding Light School of Massage Therapy
established in 2003.
specialized training includes: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Aromatherapy,
Vibrational and Energy Medicine, Positional Release Therapy, Craniosacral, John
Barnes Myofacial Release Therapy, and Spa techniques, Nutrition
and Compassionate Touch Therapy.