Mary graduated from The University of Findlay in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in biology, pre-medicine, and psychology. After graduating from The Blanchard Valley Academy of Massage Therapy in 2002, she was licensed to practice Swedish massage, certified in Muscle Release Technique, and trained in pregnancy and sports massage.
For Mary, massage is one aspect of a life devoted to serving others. Initially, Mary practiced massage therapy independently, working closely with a chiropractor whose focus was accidental injury rehabilitation. This work exposed Mary to a wide range of massage techniques—from the treatment of repetitive motion disorders to the treatment of sports injuries in athletes. To make each visit beneficial to clients, she employs a variety of stretches, deep tissue manipulation, trigger point release, as well as friction and kneading with each massage. Mary specializes in deep tissue massage to achieve relaxation, healing and overall wellness.
Mary’s practice springs from her core beliefs in holistic living. For her, massage is a component of a healthy life, which includes regular exercise, a nutritious diet, a lifelong love of learning, an openness to community service, and, of course, the healing and restorative power of touch.