Originally from Charleston, SC, I moved to Nashville, TN in 1997 to attend Belmont University. In 2001 I received my BA in music and continued to study sound & healing which eventually led me to massage and body oriented therapies. Structural Integration, Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, TCM acupressure, Acutonics, PNF Stretching, and guided breath work are some but not all of the disciplines provided in my practice today.
*2003 Natural Health Institute (NHI)- Massage student,
Resource coordinator, Office administrator,
Continuing education coordinator
*2004 NHI graduate
*2005 LMT licensure and bodywork practice in the NHI clinic
*2007-2010 Instructor of Massage curriculum at NHI
Intern clinic co-Director
*2008 Creator of Sound Body Integration© class
*2010-Present Nashville Orthopedic Massage Owner/Therapist/Educator
Currently in my 18th year of practice, I continue to educate myself so that I may provide a high quality of education, awareness and integral holistic therapy. Nashville Orthopedic Massage was born as a culmination of these experiences, to bring our patients a truly unique and profound therapeutic treatment.
When not in the office, I enjoy reading, backpacking, high intensity ping pong and following the beautiful game, Soccer. I live with my wife and five beautiful children in the rolling hills of Fairview, TN where we enjoy nature, music, art, play time, gardening, and meals with friends and family.
I specialize in Deep tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy(NMT), Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy(MTPT), Passive release technique, Sports massage, Lomi-Lomi, PNF & Cupping. My bodywork is centered around acute & chronic pain assessment, treatment and relief.
* 1996 Graduated from The Scherer’s Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe, NM.
* 1998 Certified in Advanced Neuro-Muscular therapy
* 21+ Years as a LMT
* 19+ Years as a CNMT (Certified Neuromuscular therapist)
* 13 Years experience teaching massage therapy curriculum
* 5+ Years as a MTPT (Myo-fascial trigger point therapist)
* 2+ Years Cupping experience.
I have a very clear 50/50 rule to my approach of bodywork. As your therapist, you hold me 50% accountable for providing you with the very highest quality of care and education. In turn, I hold you my client, 50% accountable for doing your suggested personal homework in between our sessions, to better further your therapeutic progression as well as empower you through education. The truth is you have a lot more time with “you” than I do!
When not working, I enjoy almost anything outdoors, arts, music, sports or science related. One of my favorite hobbies is playing and producing music with my friends. I am a natural percussionist and will gladly bang on any drum if given the opportunity. I look forward to meeting and working with you soon!
Maria is a 2019 graduate of Mind Body Institute in Nashville, TN and an American Massage Therapy Association member. Specializing in Synergetic Structural Integration, she also uses a variety of orthopedic massage modalities including Gua Sha (IASTM), Cupping, Myofascial Release, PNF stretching and Sports Massage. From performance enhancement and injury prevention to acute and chronic pain issues, Maria works with her clients to customize a treatment plan that meets their individual goals.
*Certified Synergetic Structural Integrator
*3+ yrs. Synergetic Myofascial Therapy
*3+ yrs. Rockpods Cupping
*3+ yrs. Rockfloss (Compression Fascial Shearing)
*2+ yrs. Gua Sha (IASTM - Assisted soft tissue mobilization)
Originally from New Jersey, Maria moved to Nashville in 2015 where she found her soul mate, started her massage career and lives happily with her husband. When not working, Maria enjoys hiking, kickboxing, and paintball.