Get to know Melanie Miller, L.OM.

Get to know Melanie Miller, L.OM.

I’ve begun a project of interviewing the practitioners at Six Fishes so you might get to know them better. I was inspired to do this by a colleague on the Main Line. I’ve always affirmed “I’m a magnet for the patients I can help the most”. We also want you to feel that you can find the acupuncturist, herbalist,and massage therapist that can help you the most at Six Fishes. 

Here, I’m interviewing Melanie Miller, L.OM. One of Melanie’s is passions is to alleviate pain. She’s recently written a blog on releasing trigger points.

We hope you enjoy this conversation.



  • Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Harlem and the Hudson Valley, NY

  • How did you end up doing what you do?

After a long career in the legal sector, I felt that it was important to do work with more meaning. When my mother died after a long illness, I was inspired to study a craft that would allow me to work deeply with people and provide tools for them to enhance their well-being.

  • Why do you do what you do?

Because working in service to others is deeply important to me.

  • What is your mission with the work you do?

To help people feel more in tune with their bodies and to have faith in the signals that their bodies are sending them in terms of making life choices.

  • What is your goal when you are working with your clients?

Often the most helpful thing that you can do with a client is to gently guide the conversation to little nuggets they have revealed, and coax them to align with the truth that they already hold.

  • What are some habits/ lifestyle recommendations you feel would benefit people’s health the most?

Spending time either in nature or in solitude…or both!

  • Do you have a spiritual practice? if so what is it?

Being in nature and really seeing and listening…

  • What does your morning routine look like?

Often yoga, a short barre workout or a hike. I’m very fortunate to live near the Wissahickon {hands down, the gem of Philadelphia!}

  • What book do you or would you like to give away most?*

I have recommended Meditation as Medicine by Dharma Singh Khalsa a lot lately — it really explains the physiological mechanism behind meditation & devotional yoga practices

  • Do you have a favorite quote?*

No — I can never hold quotes for long!

  • What are you currently most passionate about?*

Sadly, I’m obsessed with healthcare policy and the environment right now!

  • What do you like to do in your free time? what do you like to do for fun?*

I have a guilty pleasure in mystery novels, but mostly being outdoors gets me jazzed and I’m especially happy doing yoga outside.

  • Who is/are your hero/s*

People who challenge the way we are conditioned to think.

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I’ve been going to Cara since the beginning of the year because of health problems. I lost a lot of weight and I was very sick so my sister recommended I set up an appointment with Cara. I did not have any problems setting up my first appointment. I was not sure what to expect when I met with her but she made me feel very comfortable. It was easy to talk with her about everything and she gave me my very own herbal mixture. I’ve been in good health for a while now and I attribute that to Cara’s healing hand. She’s now a special part of my life and I thank her for that.

Antoinette M.