Maria's Holistic Healing

Maria's Holistic Healing

1 hire on Thervo
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

Are you looking for relaxation, pain relief and a healthier you?  If so, then you've come to the right place! 

Massage has been found to improve circulation, range of motion & flexibility.  It can reduce many common ailments such as stress, muscle tightness, aches & pains.  It can even assist in the reduction of depression and anxiety.

I am a Maryland Registered Massage Practitioner and a fully insured member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.  

 Choose from a variety of services, all designed to promote and support your well-being. Each session will be customzied to suit your needs.  

~ I look forward to supporting your wellbeing ~

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Bel Air, MD 21014
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

When a new client books with me, I always call to do a short phone assessment to gather information, answer any questions, confirm directions to my office, etc. A detailed Massage Intake Form with signature is required before a first session and that can either be emailed ahead of time or completed at my office on the day of appointment. Before we begin, we will discuss any specific aches, pains, areas of concern and I will make suggestions on specific approaches I believe will be effective.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I completed Massage School in Baltimore in 2010. After taking and passing my National Boards and getting my license, I have worked in several different types of settings, spa, massage clinic, hair salon, until becoming completely self employed in my own private practice in 2014 (which was my goal from the beginning). We are required to take 24 CEU's every 2 years (continuing education) in order to keep our licensure current, and I've enjoyed courses in Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, etc.  There are so many different techniques to learn and add into one's repetoire.  In addition, I have been a practicing Reiki Master since 1995.  Reiki can be a wonderful addition to a massage session, or to provide on it's own as a treatment.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing is based on a win/win situation.  I have certain costs - rent, utilities, insurance, licensing fees, education, etc., that have to be considered when pricing my services.  At the same time, I want to keep my services as affordable as possible so that my clients can come in a a regular basis (every 2-6 weeks is best). 

How did you get started in this business?

I became interested in and fascinated by massage back in the late 1990's, however, my life journey had me focused in other directions.  It wasn't until 2009 that I enrolled in school and began my new career.

What types of customers have you worked with?

In this business, we see many different scenarios.  I have worked with everyone from a child of 11 in a wheelchair to a 50 year old who was born with a palsy-like condition and has strong muscle contractures all over their body, to a 93 year old who deals with restless leg syndrome at night and is looking for some relief. Arthritis, carpal tunnel, recovery from joint replacement surgery (knee, hip, shoulder), fibromyalgia, and the list goes on. Many people, however, just want to come in for general stress relief and to RELAX.  I can do that, too.  :)

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

It can sometimes take a session or 2 in order to see if you and a therapist are a good fit.  Training of course is important, but also, do they LISTEN to you and adjust their treatment, pressure, etc., accordingly.  Do you feel comfortable with this person? Being comfortable and feeling heard are very, very important.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

It is very important to mention ANY recent illnesses, surgeries, injuries, medictions that you're on prior to receiving massage.  There are some situations where massage is contraindicated - meaning NOT recommended.  A good therapist will hopefully ask pertinent questions and the intake form also helps to uncover any other health concerns.