Meet The Team
A mother, (Mel) & daughter, (Lo) team, here at Mello, we specialize in providing a nurturing environment for all stages of life. We are Wellness Advocates whom combine a medical + holistic across a spectrum of work. Our approach with birth, postpartum, skincare, herbs, & postpartum recovery health, is gentle, and specifically designed and tailored to meet each individual's needs. Skincare services and Doula Services are offered a'la carte, but can be purchased as a package as well.
Lo is a DONA trained Birth Doula and a CAPPA trained Postpartum Doula, as well as a Women Studies graduate from UCLA. She additionally is certified as a Yoni Steam Facilitator, and focuses on steaming for regulating your moon cycles, unexplained infertility, pregnancy loss, and postpartum recovery. She's completed various other certifications ranging from crystal healing therapy, to herbal wellness, and natural remedies.
Melissa Travis Aardema has worked as a Licensed Esthetician and as Certified Aesthetic Medical Specialist for over 33 years. A true guru of her trade, she has built an impressive clientele and has been called the "celebrity esthetician" by various publications. Melissa provides numerous services such as: microdermabrasions, Glyderm glycolic peels, LED light treatments, and facials. She specializes in treatments for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging, as well as rosacea, melasma, cystic acne, and hyper-pigmentation. She offers an incredible array of facial treatments including medical grade chemical peels. Per patient, Melissa designs a results-oriented skin care regimen to meet your needs.
"A single act of kindness
can cause ripples of healing"
Signature facials, acne treatments, microdermabrasion, manual lymphatic drainage, gua sha, glycolic peels, hormone balancing prenatal and postpartum facials, and more. As an Educator and Trainer, I incorporate medical grade products, to essential oils; we combine and offer various options and recommendations to customize each treatment.
Virtual Consults & Products for Purchase (delivery offered within 10 miles of 91302)
Please note that a virtual consult and intake is required if you are not a current or previous client.
Product availability is limited. Please inquire with us if you have a specific product you'd like to purchase.
Labor Support and Birth Doula Services
Lauren's full Birthing Guidance package offers two prenatal appointments, the birth, and two postnatal / postpartum appointments. For the entirety of your pregnancy, she will draw on my knowledge and experience to provide emotional support, physical comfort, and communication. At your birth, she will remain in contact with the medical staff to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions during labor. She will provide reassurance and perspective to you, make suggestions to help labor progress, and help with relaxation, massage, positioning, and other techniques for comfort.
Postpartum Doula Services
Lauren will provide evidenced based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. She is there to help a new family in those first days and weeks after bringing home a new baby. For an additional fee, she can prepare and cook meals for your family as well. Please inquire for additional information regarding postpartum meal preparation.
Yoni Steaming and Fertility Awareness Mapping
Yoni Steaming, also known as Vaginal Steaming, is an ancient herbal treatment, respected by traditional healers across the globe. Yoni is Sanskrit for the word “womb” or “vagina.” The treatment is used for a variety of reasons: boosting fertility, easing PMS symptoms, increasing libido, balancing vagina PH, preventing dryness, soothing hemorrhoids, reducing ovulation cramps, PCOS, PID, PMDD, and so much more.
Being at Lauren's home studio, is like visiting your best friend. She herself is so welcoming and warm, offering you tea from the moment you walk in. I had heard of yoni steaming and had been interested in trying it. Lucky enough for me, she is right down the street from where I am! I was so excited to see the location and head over while my son was in school. The steam itself was so relaxing, I slept so well that night, and felt so mellow during the entire session. Lauren is very informative and has a wealth of knowledge regarding all of the herbs she used for my steam. I am now a regular and see Lauren 2-3x a month.
Melissa is a true skincare genius. I have been going to her for over a decade, and would not trust anyone else with my skin. She is so gentle, but thorough, she addresses every skin concern I have, and makes thoughtful product recommendations. When I leave her office, my skin is radiant! I get compliments on how "dewy" I look, and am often told my skin is "glowing!" I look forward to my monthly facial with Melissa and will be a loyal customer to her forever!
I could not have gone through my birth and first week postpartum without Lauren. I was so uncomfortable in my pregnancy and wanted to have the baby early so badly. Lauren came over 5 days before my due date to help me with some excercises to get the baby in position and literally one minute after we finished, my water broke! She was an incredible support during my labor and for the first week after the baby was born, helped immensely at home with the baby and my older boys.