Susan Mathason

Massage therapist specializing in CranioSacral Therapy

What do YOU do to keep your health and well-being in balance? 


What has your body been telling you lately?
Do you sense that your body and mind are at odds with each other?
What do you do to honor your body?
Do you have chronic problems that diminish your quality of life?
A qualified, professional, and compassionate therapist can help you to tune in to your body’s innate ability to heal itself. Skillfully applied bodywork can bring long-lasting relief from long-held pains.

Please allow me to be of...

What do YOU do to keep your health and well-being in balance? 


What has your body been telling you lately?
Do you sense that your body and mind are at odds with each other?
What do you do to honor your body?
Do you have chronic problems that diminish your quality of life?
A qualified, professional, and compassionate therapist can help you to tune in to your body’s innate ability to heal itself. Skillfully applied bodywork can bring long-lasting relief from long-held pains.

Please allow me to be of service. Enjoy your bodywork session in a quiet and totally private setting in my Columbia, MD office. $90 per hour, no tipping.

My Philosophy
My purpose as a therapist is to create a safe space for clients to release long held patterns of pain, tension, and dysfunction. It takes a lot of energy to be in pain. Releasing pain allows us to redirect our energy toward nurturing and enhancing the body's innate ability to self-regulate and heal.

Why I do what I do
I’ve heard those disheartening words from my doctor, “There’s nothing more I can do for you.” After I got over the initial shock, I set out on a mission to find alternative therapies. Eventually, I discovered therapeutic bodywork, and most specifically, CranioSacral Therapy. Over time, this therapy, along with diet and lifestyle changes, has helped me to overcome a host of health challenges. The changes were so profound that I felt irresistibly drawn toward becoming a therapist. It gives me joy to share the gift of wellness with others.

Enjoy your bodywork session in a quiet and totally private setting in my Columbia, MD office.  $90 per hour, no tipping.

Book a Bodywork service with me today

Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MD # M04189

Education
2009

Massage Institute of Maryland

500 hour massage therapy program

2007

Upledger Institute

Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy

2008

Upledger Institute

CranioSacral Therapy 1

2009

Upledger Institute

CranioSacral Therapy 2

2009

The CLEAR Institute

Human Dissection - brain/spinal cord

2010

The CLEAR Institute

SomaCentric Dialoguing 1

2011

The CLEAR Institute

Human Dissection - mouth/face

2013

The CLEAR Institute

Human Dissection - brain/spine

2014

The CLEAR Institute

Human Dissection - sacrum/pelvis/digestive system

2010

Upledger Institute

SomatoEmotional Release 1

2012

International Alliance of Healthcare Educators

Healing from the Core: Full Body Presence: Skills to Energize Your Life

2011

International Alliance of Healthcare Educators

Brain Level 1: Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & Autonomic Nervous System

2013

International Alliance of Healthcare Educators

Lymph Drainage Therapy 1

2012

The Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1

2014

Upledger Institute

SomatoEmotional Release 2

2015

Upledger Institute

Beyond the Dura Research Conference

2016

Upledger Institute

Developing & Deepening CranioSacral Presence

Experience
Bodywork

IAHE Teaching Assistant

Qualified to assist in teaching CranioSacral Therapy 1 classes.

CranioSacral Therapy Study Group Leader

Leader of Columbia, MD CranioSacral Therapy Study Group - monthly meetings to provide CranioSacral therapists with hands-on supervised practice and mentoring.

Chair Massage at Artistic Roller Skating competitions

Chair massage provider at artistic roller skating competitions in Maryland. Years as a national level competitor in artistic roller skating provide a deep understanding of the needs of skaters before, during, and after competitions.

CranioSacral Therapy

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy practitioner with experience in supporting clients with complex physical and emotional health issues.

SomatoEmotional Release

SomatoEmotional Release is part of the advanced training of a CranioSacral Therapy practitioner. Your body remembers every life experience, and sometimes the holding patterns associated with life's experiences can cause pain and distress. SomatoEmotional Release helps you let these holding patterns go...gently, compassionately, and with dignity.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Chuck on Jul 14
kind and patient and gifted
by Magdaline on Jun 12
Great atmosphere - very peaceful and welcoming. We worked on my 11 month old daughter and she was so gentle and warm with her - very patient and let her get comfortable. We look forward to continued sessions!
by Kathy on Jun 09
Susan's skill and knowledge help keep me healthy!
by Marcia on May 14
My experience was overwhelmingly positive. (I don't really care about the "ambiance.") Although I experienced pain relief by the end of the session, the pain returned by the evening. I hope to come again in the future, but the distance from where I live is a bit of a barrier.
by Carole on Apr 27
Susan has great intuition and keen listening/palpation skills. She can find those places that are restricted/bound and need attention. With deft, gentle, patient hands she encourages the body to loosen, unwind, self-regulate.
by mary on Apr 24
Each session is truly amazing and tailor made for whatever is occurring at that time. Susan is both professional, warm and extremely Gifted. I am so grateful for her healing work and recommend her highly !
by Linda on Apr 22
I have found the work with Susan to be extremely helpful in all ways. At times when I could not find relief, I found it with Susan. She has also taught me a great many things that are helpful at home and what things I might want to check with my doctor. Overall, she is a remarkable cranosacral therapist and a very lovely women.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • CranioSacral & Massage Blend
  • Chair Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy

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