Our Story

Founded in 2014, Körperwerkstatt Berlin has been created which a different approach to healing people in mind. We don’t focus on shallow treatments. Our goal is bodywork; our services are designed to get you running better, whether at your office, at your home or at our facilities.

Our founders are:

Melissa Banach ATC, LMT

“A variety of experience in health and fitness environments sculpted a unique perspective on effective body therapies. I can assist you with maintenance of muscles and connective tissues in order to help you get the most out of an active life. I administer stretching and massage therapies that develop long lasting health and sustainability in aging bodies. I also administer therapies that can create a competitive advantage in younger athletes. I have worked with a variety of NCAA Division I sports teams including Men’s Hockey, Men’s Football, Women’s Basketball and Women’s Lacrosse while becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer. I have undergone over 1,100 hrs of training for massage including Swedish, Hot Stone and Shiatsu. I have also been the Head Athletic Trainer for a private girls school in the state of New York. The work I do can help boost immune systems and improve circulation for people of all ages.
Let me help you start running better.”

Professional Experience

“As a certified athletic trainer, I have graduated from the New York Institute of Massage and have passed my massage licensing exam. I have obtained hands-on experience working with Collegiate and High School athletes as well as performing massage for a variety of ages. I hope to utilize my collegiate experience in athletic treatment, massage and my organizational and leadership skills to be an example of professional excellence.”

Licensed Massage Therapist
New York Institute of Massage, Buffalo, New York 2010

BS, Sports Medicine, Athletic Training Major
Canisius College, Buffalo, New York 2009

Certifications and Achievements

  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Professional CPR and AED Certified
  • Licensed  Massage Therapist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • American Red Cross CPR and AED Certified (Adult, Child, and Infant)
  • Deutsches Rotes Kreuz First Aid Certification


Hertha 03 Sports Club Berlin, Germany 2012 – 2013

  • Created and executed sport specific fitness plan
  • First Aid responder at Athletic Events
  • Evaluating, assessing, taping, and bracing Injuries
  • Incorporated Massage to promote healing

SCC Women’s Lacrosse, Germany 2010-2012

  • Created and executed sport specific fitness plan
  • First Aid responder at Athletic Events
  • Evaluating, assessing, taping, and bracing Injuries

Buffalo Seminary High School Buffalo, New York 2009-2010

  • High Schools Head Athletic Trainer
  • First Aid responder at Athletic Events
  • Evaluating, assessing, taping, and bracing Injuries

University Orthopedics Buffalo, New York 2009

  • Worked directly with patients rehabilitation
  • Ultrasound application, Electrotherapy application
  • Documentation of treatment progress

Get in touch with Melissa and use her experience to your advantage.

Sebastian Canpolat

“As a so-called Body Engineer, I’ve made it my duty to use my degree in Health Science to share my knowledge about the human body. I can help you in all things related to nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. My goal is to help you reach your personal goals and become a healthier person.”

My Background

“Ever since childhood, I’ve always been involved in some kind of sport. Whether it was football, hockey, rugby or another kind of sport, there was never a time span longer than six months where I was not involved in some kind of physical activity on a regular basis. This experience combined with my Health Science degree gives me an enormous amount of knowledge about the human body. Use my knowledge to your advantage and let me help you optimize your body.

I can help you with:

  • Building Muscle
  • Increasing Quickness
  • Increasing Strength
  • Nutrition

Help me help you and together we can reach your goals. Contact me today.”