Susan Mathason, LMT

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
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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 & 2 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 Diana on Nov 19
She's a professional, wonderful listen to your needs and work on it. Helpful you feel like she loves what she does. Every time I get out of there, I feel refreshed. Excellent therapist!
by Rosalyn on Nov 18
Very knowledgeable and professional
by Xander on Nov 11
Susan is a master of her craft. She is a practitioner that truly cares about people, healing and understanding the whole person!
by Geoffrey on Nov 03
Susan asks probing questions then listens with more sincerity than any health professional I have ever visited. If you have a chronic problem, give her a try.
by Anonymous on Oct 29
She's absolutely great. Fixes my neck (gently).
by Anonymous on Oct 23
Very comfortable trying a new type of therapy, and Susan made sure to set expectations early on (especially regarding COVID) which made me feel very comfortable. She is honest and accurate with her advice and recommendations for treatment, and I felt incredibly calm and positive by the end of the appointments!
by Betsy on Oct 21
Susan's compassion, encouragement and support help me stay with difficult emotions.
by Suzanne on Sep 29
Susan Mathason was so professional and delightful! I was experiencing a slight pain in my right lower back and left shoulder blade. During my session I was pleasantly surprised to feel a noticeable release of the right side and more comfort to the shoulder blade. Later that evening I noticed an incredible surge of energy that I had not felt in months due to a very recent and stressful move. I felt Susan was very intuitive and highly qualified and I would definitely visit her again! Suzanne Stolz
by James on Sep 04
Not feeling a whole lot different today. I know, I am in this for the long run ... so looking forward to next treatment. Thank you, Jim
by Cecelia on Aug 12
In the year that I have seen Susan Mathason, I have learned so much about my body AND my pain is gone. Susan is a consummate professional!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Pediatric CranioSacral Therapy
  • Virtual CranioSacral Therapy
  • Extended Bodywork Consultation
  • Therapeutic Bodywork
  • Pediatric Virtual CranioSacral Therapy
  • CranioSacral & Massage Blend
  • Chair Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy

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