About Maria Gail
Contact Info & Rates
Odds 'n Ends
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Massage Therapy?
Massage Lessons for Beginners
I graduated from the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine in 1992. There I learned to give a lovely relaxation massage, and probably failed a number of clients who came to me to me hoping to address physical problems with massage.
Thankfully, my work has evolved. Through continuing education and 18 years of experience my hands learned to listen, enabling me to adjust pressure and target problem areas. Now while I massage, I am constantly assessing and gathering information through my hands. Each massage is different and fascinating, and I love my work.
What is my massage like?
My massage is firm and focused. I am gentle and soothing, but I also find the knots.
I believe massage should not be painful, and with your feedback I adjust my pressure to your comfort level. Massaging trigger points can “hurt so good” and I believe that when done with care and accuracy, massage does not require crippling pressure to feel deep and effective.
I work with my hands (no elbows or knobbers) and a few hot smooth stones to impart heat directly to trouble spots. The direct heat increases circulation and soothes and relaxes your muscles, preparing them for deeper work. (I put the stones away during the summer months.)
I hope and believe that I am approachable, levelheaded and responsible. I want you to feel confident that you are in good hands, comfortable about speaking up, and comfortable enough to relax. Your feedback helps us both.
Call for your appointment at 338-4628.
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