Administrative Leadership

Nicole Kipp, Administrative Director, LMT

Nicole started her career as a licensed esthetician in California in 2014. She specialized in waxing for three and a half years before moving to Colorado in 2017, where she continued studying esthetics. A year later, she went on to receive a dual license in massage therapy through BMTI in the spring of 2018. Since completing school, she has gained experience working with local clinics, as well as with her own clientele. Nicole performs many modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, fascial therapy, and prenatal massage. Her passion for well- rounded health and wellness is a driving force in continuing her education in both her positions as a massage therapist and skincare specialist. During her free time she enjoys hiking, spending time with her husband and dog, and pyrography art.




Melinda Besse, Owner of BMTI

“It brings me great joy to be the owner of the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute where we can be the foundation, grounding and rich soil for healing hands & hearts to grow, evolve and bloom in the world.  We are not only a strong academic, hands-on school & clinic preparing students for a successful career but also a community of healing arts practitioners here to support and nurture students through the both academic and heart-filled journey before, during and well beyond graduation.”

~ Melinda Besse, Owner of Boulder Massage Therapy Institute.




Melinda had the vision to create sacred space for the education, support, and development of healers, spiritual leaders, and future conscious business entrepreneurs to find their unique expression to bring into the world.


That is You. And here in our sunny, majestic mountain view space is the place in Boulder, Colorado, a mecca for health and holistic healing. Come to explore and discover for yourself.


Melinda is the Self Care Teacher at BMTI taking her experience as a Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, LMT, and Business Owner to help students find alignment in body, mind, and spirit. She splits her time between Boulder and Baja with her husband, 2 kids, and 2 perros. ❤️ In addition to BMTI, she is the Owner of Tribu Life, a group of boutique hotels and retreat centers in Todos Santos, Mexico. www.tribulife.com