Melissa Rushing is an interdisciplinary expert in the world of skincare. Her training and experience in the medical, holistic and aesthetic aspects of the beauty and skin health industry span from New York to Los Angeles. Her early career was spent interpreting the needs of an A-List clientele in preparation for the red carpets of Hollywood and as lead make up artist on one of the most famous runways in the world, The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
A vast knowledge in technique, products and marketing of this billion dollar business led, naturally, to what would become a game-changer for North Mississippi. In 2006 Melissa founded Bella Derma Organic Day Spa in Columbus, Mississippi which raised awareness of the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle for both clients and team members.
Melissa’s expert knowledge and need for sharing have led her home to Madison where
she now focuses her efforts on providing Non-Invasive Medical Grade Results™ through practice, product and education.
Nestled in the enclave of The Town of Lost Rabbit, this natural evolution of the Bella Derma practice provides next level results without surgery and in an environment that cultivates self care habits and knowledge that produce the best results from the inside out.
Michelle Pittman joined Bella Dema in January 2023. She graduated from Holmes Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy. She maintained a 4.0 GPA on the President’s List throughout her studies. Licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (MSBMT – LMT 3453), Michelle and her sister,
Melissa Rushing (Founder of Bella Derma), have shared a dream for joining forces
for over a decade where she aspires to help client’s achieve optimal health through Therapeutic Massage. Michelle specializes in being entuned to each individual’s needs to design a plan of care to help achieve the detailed results. She can provide of variety of modalities ranging from highly desired Swedish (Relaxation) Massage, Hot Stone, Prenatal, to deeper pressures, as appropriate. She has a strong desire for continuing education to be able to offer even more therapies to Bella Derma clients for the years to come.
Michelle’s love for continuing to learn stems from her 20 year first career in teaching primary-secondary education as a paraprofessional in the public school systems in Florida and Mississippi. There she was honored among the best in her district. She was an active member of the PTA for her 3 children during her time in Okinawa, Japan. Also, while living in Japan for 3 years, Michelle went through a rigorous fitness boot camp where her passion of how the muscles work was initially sparked. She looks forward to helping you achieve therapeutic balance in your wellness goals!