Maria has been a professional Massage Therapist since 2012
She blends a number of therapeutic techniques into her massage practice:
- MSTR scar tissue release
- intra oral jaw release
- instrument assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM)
- deep tissue
- trigger point therapy
- myofasical release
- sports massage
- pregnancy massage
She combines them with assessment to create unique and individually tailored therapy sessions to help restore balance, facilitate optimal tissue function and healthy range of motion.
Her experience working within an evidence based clinical setting has seen her work with a variety of clients with wide ranging musculoskeletal conditions, with particular emphasis on upper limb conditions in classical musicians. She has assisted clients recover from injury and manage chronic pain as well as providing treatment to those with life challenging illnesses and disabilities in addition to delivering treatment to a variety of athletes including rugby players, cyclists, strength athletes, runners and triathletes.
Maria has a keen interest in mental health, pain science, nervous system regulation and education and endeavours to deliver a person centred, trauma sensitive practice tailored to meet your specific needs and often incorporates meditation, mindfulness and massage to help achieve a more integrated experience of relaxation helping to calm the nervous system which has many health implications.
Maria enjoys sharing her experience through a combination of service and education and subscribes to a philosophy that encourages individual autonomy and choice that places you at the centre of the service, encouraging you to be a partner in your own recovery.