I started my career as a Licensed Cosmetologist and naturally progressed into Healing Arts of Massage Therapy. I studied with teacher David Crewdson back in 1991. I have been practicing Massage Therapy for 26 years opening my first office in Chatham, NJ (Massage Therapy of Chatham) . Having a thirst for knowledge, my studies include:
One of my passions is to customize each session to the clients needs. The intake includes a postural analysis before the massage begins. I truly believe in the harmony of mind, body and spirit and create an environment which supports a healing journey.
My practice is focused solely on women and children.
Testimonials for Maria
As my career as a Finance Director in the Television Production Industry was ending, I realized the time was coming that I could pursue my lifelong dream of helping people. As a client of a Massage Therapist myself, the seed was planted in me that this was my path. I want to bring the peace, relaxation and healing that I experienced from massage to others. When the opportunity finally came to enroll in Massage Therapy school, I did. My areas of concentration are the massage needs of active adults and older adults. The modalities of massage that I practice are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Oncology.
My other interests are birding, travel, and jewelry design and fabrication. I also work out at the gym several times a week. Currently I write a monthly column for our community newspaper on the benefits of massage. I have a BA in Psychology and MBA in Finance. I studied massage therapy at the New Jersey School of Massage, located in Toms River, NJ.
I believe that massage can benefit people at every stage of life, that the touch of another person can bring peace, comfort and perhaps has the added benefit of relief from pain. I feel that there is grace in massage that is experienced both by the client and the therapist during a session. I work in the Ocean office on Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday and one Saturday a month TBD.
My practice is focused solely on women and men.
Testimonials for Shari