Melanie Calitri Holden, owner and director of Physica Center for Healing and Education is known internationally for her expertise in healing, spiritual transformation, and relaxation/stress relief. Over the past 30 years, she has helped thousands recover from serious injury and pain, renew their lives, and experience a peacefulness and joy that they never dreamed possible.

Melanie is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Physical Therapy. Her expertise in manual therapy comes from many years of study with masters such as Dr. John Upledger, founder of Craniosacral Therapy, Jean Pierre Barral, founder of Visceral Manipulation, and Sharon Giammateo, founder of Integrative Manual Therapy. Most recently, Melanie is studying the emerging technique of Biointegrative Therapy, developed by her long time mentor, Dr. Jay Kain. Melanie fluently integrates the more structurally focused manual therapies with energy healing techniques such as Reiki, acupressure, and her own brand of energy healing. During each treatment session, Melanie guides her clients to connect mind, body, and spirit, giving access to deep levels of healing and more complete resolution of physical issues.

Melanie brings inspiration to a broader community through workshops, trainings, audio programs and books. She is the author of The Seasoned Soul; Stories for Inspired Living, and The Ultimate Wish Book for Grown-ups: How to Use the Magic of Santa to Create Your Dreams for which she has received international attention. She creates internet based movies that offer peaceful communion with a growing interfaith global community and has hosted an internet radio show featured on