Melissa Woodward

Women's Health Coach, Remedial Massage Therapist

"I'm on a mission to support women to heal their relationship with food, exercise and their bodies"

Hey There!

I'm Melissa Woodward, a passionate Women's Health Coach, and Remedial Massage Therapist, Podcast Host and Multi-Award Winning Entrepreneur.

With a size inclusive, non-diet and body positive approach to women's health, I aim to support women to heal their relationship with food, exercise, and their bodies. Located in Dubbo, NSW, I am the proud mum of two boys aged 4 and 9, which adds a personal touch to my understanding of the unique needs and challenges that women and mothers face in caring for their health.  

Throughout my career, I've acquire a range of qualifications including Remedial Massage, Personal Training, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pregnancy and Post Natal Coaching, and more. My approach is unlike the typical Personal Trainer, leading me to coin the term Women's Health Coach. To me, this title signifies a holistic guide tailored to understanding the unique needs of women, embracing a realistic, step-by-step approach to enhance their health.  

You can find me co-hosting the Empowered Women's Health Podcast with Erin Bailey, where we delve into insightful discussions about all aspects of women's health, empowering them with information to advocate for their own health.

I'm also honoured to serve as a Board Member of the Association of Massage Therapists, where I share my 22 years of experience in the industry and learn how I can further elevate the professional standards of Massage Therapy.


  • Diploma of Health Science (Massage Therapy) – TAFE NSW (2002) 
  • Certificate IV in Fitness – AIPT (2013)   
  • Diploma of Nutrition & Dietetics for Personal Trainers – FIAFitnation (2014)
  • Post Natal Fitness Specialist – Jessie Mundell    
  • Infant Massage Instructor – Baby In Mind    
  • Pregnancy & Post Natal Coaching Certificate - The Training Women Academy    
  • First Aid Certificate - Current to 2024    
  • CPR Certificate - Current to 2022      
  • Senior Level Two Member – Association of Massage Therapists   
  • Working With Children's Check