Heather Maxwell

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. -------------- Pema Codron

My passion for bodywork is deeply rooted in my soul.  I’ve known since age 15 that helping people through therapeutic touch is my calling. This is how I’m meant to serve.

I’ve learned through personal experience that loving-intentional touch can transform hearts and make profound change in people experiencing pain. 

My mother suffered tremendous difficulty and anguish while undergoing treatment for terminal cancer. The hours I spent holding and massaging her aches and pains set me on the path t...

My passion for bodywork is deeply rooted in my soul.  I’ve known since age 15 that helping people through therapeutic touch is my calling. This is how I’m meant to serve.

I’ve learned through personal experience that loving-intentional touch can transform hearts and make profound change in people experiencing pain. 

My mother suffered tremendous difficulty and anguish while undergoing treatment for terminal cancer. The hours I spent holding and massaging her aches and pains set me on the path to facilitating change in people who are suffering. 

NV-Appeal-Readers-Choice_sm1I have had 14 successful years as a practicing massage therapist, with many accreditations in the field. I am quite proud to have held the title of Best Massage Therapist in Carson City, Nevada for 7-straight years.  My heart remains full with the fact that I have helped so many people manage their pain and symptoms. 


Time for a Change …

In my search for excellence in the field of bodywork, I have come to find that a human being cannot be compartmentalized or fixed like a machine. We are a complex matrix of fluid, fascia, and consciousness.

In April 2018, I closed my successful massage practice.  I needed to make this drastic decision to give myself fully to the process of connecting my mind and body. I was exhausted in my profession trying to “fix” what ailed my clients, only to have the same symptoms re-occur for them time and time again.  I longed for a more permanent solution for them, and for myself.  I had to go inward to heal my own lifetime of trauma and injury in order to facilitate healing for others. 

During my sabbatical, I invested over 250 hours of training and therapy with John F. Barnes, PT studying Myofascial Release (MFR) techniquesThe results I have seen using MFR – both personally and professionally – have been nothing short of extraordinary:

  • I am now able to regulate severe depression (with thyroid hormone deficiency) without medication. 
  • I am free from physical pain. 
  • I have discovered that fascial restrictions can and do play a role in every function and dysfunction of the body.    

As my layers of trauma and belief systems start to unravel, I am excited to share this new found freedom with my clients and community.  


A Fresh Start – A New Perspective

I am now excited to provide MFR therapy – exclusively, as it has proven more effective long-term. Therefore, I no longer practice traditional massage.

The body is crying out for attention and it cannot be ignored, medicated, surgically altered, or rubbed away. In my new practice, I remind clients it is essential to feel. I teach clients to use their pain and symptoms as a guide on the path to authentic healing.

I am currently the only intermediate level John F Barnes MFR practitioner in Northern Nevada. and have a goal to obtain expert level by the end of 2019. 

I acknowledge that learning and growing is a continuous process without end, making me forever a grateful client and a perpetual student of MFR techniques, principals and life.

I’m here to help ignite your body’s own healing mechanisms to bring about better health and wellness.

Contact me today to find out if MFR Therapy is for you.


“Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others…”        – Pema Codron



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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

NV # 073

Education
2004

Baum Healing Arts Center

500 Hour Basic Massage 100 Hour Medical Massage Specialization

Experience
Bodywork

Myofascial Release Practitioner

John F. Barnes MFR certifications (some of which have I have taken numerous times for deeper retention and understanding): MFR1, MFR2, Unwinding, Mobilization, Fascial-Pelvis, Cervical-Thoracic, Women’s Health, Skill Enhancement Seminar, Therapy for the Therapist

Massage Therapy

Myoskelatal Alignment Technique, Medical Massage, Geriatric Massage, Oncology Massage, John Upledger’s Craniosacral Therapy 1, Hugh Milne’s Craniosacral Therapy 1 and 2

Fitness

Certified Personal Trainer CPT

National Academy of Sports Medicine

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Nov 17
I love Heather's attention to my needs, though they may different every visit. Her tender care is so appreciated. I look forward to each and every treatment!
by Eli on Nov 03
Everything was great
by Anonymous on Oct 04
Heather is a caring professional w/ incredible skill and knowledge. With her skill in MFR, she has managed to bring a tottering, unbalanced body back to balance and strength.
by Heather on Oct 02
Heather is a true healer
by Anonymous on Aug 29
Professional and genuine.
by Anonymous on Jul 25
Went out of their way to accommodate a special need. Very kind and genuine therapist.
by Christa on Jul 24
Love Heather's tender care for my session and for being able to spot exactly what I needed.
by Wyatt on Jul 18
Heather was amazing, I never felt so relaxed!
by Lizy on Jun 27
Amazing is the word. Heather spent two hours working the pain out. Immediate relief following the session and some good advice to go along with it. Will be continuing my recovery here.
by Anonymous on Jun 13
Heather is a talented, kind and beautiful practitioner.

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  • John F. Barnes Myofascial Release

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