Hi! I’m Dr. Melissa!
It’s so nice to meet you!
Let me tell you a bit about myself: I was born and raised in a small town in Oregon, but always saw myself somewhere else. For most of my adult life I lived in the Portland Metro area, but just recently my husband Sam and I decided to go on an adventure, packed everything up and moved to Petaluma, California for a new start.
My passion is skin and has been so since high school. However, I have a love-hate relationship with the beauty industry because the western standards of beauty have never made sense to me. I've officially been in the beauty industry for 15 years and while it is getting better we still have a long way to go!
I’ve always believed that everyone deserves to be comfortable in their own skin, and to feel amazing and beautiful and I try to bring that to each interaction.
Being the first dual-licensed acupuncturist and esthetician in the state of Oregon gave me a unique perspective as well as the ability to learn and practice techniques from all around the world. I'm so excited to bring my integrated approach to a new area!
As a provider I am committed to Health At Every Size® (HAES®) principles. My practice is designed to be comfortable for Every Body and is a 100% Body Positive Zone. While health topics inevitably come up, I promise to offer my advice in a weight neutral and non-judgmental environment.
I really hope we can get to know each other soon!
Dr. Melissa Durfey DACM, LE
Dr. Melissa's Awards Include: