Margie’s Training and Experience

Margie has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007, and a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner since 2002. In 2015, she added biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) to the mix to help clients release trauma and cultivate nervous system resiliency.

Margie trained at the prestigious Potomac Massage Training Institute, a national leader in massage therapy education and research. Her education stressed clinical proficiency, science-based solutions and a deep understanding of massage as a tool to achieve balance in body, mind and spirit.

She is fluent in all major massage techniques, and combines them into an integrated session to meet her clients’ needs. Whether rehabbing an injury, addressing systemic fatigue and hormone imbalance, or seeking to improve performance, Margie’s clients enjoy her unique blend of active listening and intuitive touch, which provides them with a restorative experience.

“I believe less is more when it comes to facilitating the body’s own healing capacity,” explains Margie. “Many people believe massage has to hurt to be good. On the contrary, applying pressure so deep that it hurts, violates the body’s own boundary of what’s safe, causes the muscle to push back and ultimately inhibits the therapeutic effect. I prefer to let the muscle invite me in rather than kicking down the door. It achieves deep relief without introducing needless trauma.”

A continuous learner, Margie’s studies have included Trager Movement Re-education, Active Isolated Stretching, Geriatric massage, and Craniosacral Therapy for the Childbearing Couple. Her favorite modality has become biodynamic craniosacral therapy. This subtle, non-invasive therapy works with the nervous system to gently activate the body’s innate ability to heal.

“I have always believed that the power to heal the body comes from within,” she says. “BCST is the most effective tool I’ve found to help clients access their own healing wisdom to come back into balance and cultivate nervous system resiliency. That applies whether you are dealing with injuries, systemic fatigue, or deeply held trauma.”

Since 2014, Margie has been a senior therapist and trainer at an integrative health & vitality center in Columbia and Chevy Chase, MD. Working with the center’s leading-edge science, she has deepened her knowledge of how massage fits into an integrative model for achieving wellness goals. Her clinical experience enables her to apply massage and biodynamic craniosacral therapy to conditions such as adrenal fatigue, chronic stress, digestive issues and hormone imbalances. It also enables her to design a holistic wellness plan, that may include complimentary modalities to accelerate her clients’ progress.

Whether your goal is pain relief, stress reduction, functional fitness, or nervous system resiliency, Margie’s focus is to ensure you come out of each session feeling that your needs were met.

Credentials & Affiliations

Margie has been nationally certified by the NCBTMB, and licensed by the State of Maryland since 2007. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. She has been a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner since 2002.

“Beyond my credentials,” comments Margie, “what I’d like clients to know is that I am first and foremost a facilitator; my role is to help you reconnect with your body’s own innate capacity for healing; to help you achieve balance as you move through gravity and grace as you move through life!”