Healing. That means different things to different people...
You can heal physically, like from an injury or illness. You can heal emotionally, through empathy, compassion and touch. You can also heal spiritually, by acknowledging and honoring those things that guide you.
As a massage therapist, I strive to help people heal. Physically, I use many and varied techniques and customize my treatment for each client. Each time a client comes in for an appointment, we discuss what’s been going on with them and together, review and revise their treatment plan as needed. I continue using techniques that have worked and troubleshoot and incorporate new techniques to achieve our desired treatment goals.
I offer client-focused, personalized therapeutic massage. The primary massage therapy treatment techniques I use are Swedish, trigger point, deep tissue, cranial sacral, stretching, and cupping. Additionally, I incorporate elements of acupressure and aromatherapy. I am also an experienced myofascial release (MFR) practitioner trained in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach®. I receive continuing education annually and have completed two practical MFR courses in spring 2021 and worked alongside John F. Barnes and his team for an intensive skills enhancement training at his Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Malvern, PA in November 2021.
What is my typical process for working with a new client?
I begin with having clients schedule an appointment on my online calendar. I also ask every client to fill out an intake form to the best of their ability as part of the scheduling process. You can also complete it at a later time before your appointment after receiving your "appointment confirmation email."
The initial appointment includes a discussion of your unique needs and goals for the session. Following the session, if needed we discuss a treatment plan which includes setting future appointments.
For myofascial release, the initial appointment includes a visual standing postural assessment and a discussion of your unique needs and treatment goals. This initial appointment consists of a 75-minute assessment and treatment. Following the session, we discuss a treatment plan that includes setting future appointments and re-evaluation intervals.
What credentials do I have for my specialty/specialties?
I am a licensed massage therapist with nearly a decade of experience in providing massage therapy. I am a myofascial release practitioner trained in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach®.
What types of clients have I worked with?
I typically work with adults who suffer from chronic pain due to neck and back issues, rotator cuff and shoulder injuries, joint replacement, scoliosis, fibromyalgia and migraine headaches. I also work with clients who suffer from PTSD in helping to relieve the physical and emotional pain that is caused by trauma.
“Mary is awesome! She's wonderful at what she does, but more importantly she has the intuitiveness to sense what her client's need and she meets them where they are at. I not only felt so much better physically; I also felt better emotionally. She's a gift!” - Rita
“Mary is wonderful! She knows what she is doing and has a great bedside manner. I also appreciate the fact that; as good as she is; Mary continues to study and research to make her massage therapy better.” - Jan
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