Mary Reis

  • FL License #: MA15829
  • 34

Life is better with massage!

When I was 21 years old I was in a head-on collision with a drunk driver and it changed my life.  My injuries caused me to change my life-style, but what really had an impact on me was the realization that I could have died in the accident.  I realized that life could be short and I wanted to make the most of my time on earth doing things that really mattered to me.  Once I started thinking in this manner, I was guided along what now seems like stepping stones to my career in massage therapy....

When I was 21 years old I was in a head-on collision with a drunk driver and it changed my life.  My injuries caused me to change my life-style, but what really had an impact on me was the realization that I could have died in the accident.  I realized that life could be short and I wanted to make the most of my time on earth doing things that really mattered to me.  Once I started thinking in this manner, I was guided along what now seems like stepping stones to my career in massage therapy.

The Transpersonal Psychology class I took while pursuing my undergraduate Psychology degree sparked my curiosity in the mind-body connection and I decided to go to massage school to "learn" about it.  When I toured The Florida School of Massage with the director, unbeknownst to him, he talked about my favorite college professor -- the man who taught my Transpersonal Psychology class!  I felt as if I had roots growing out from beneath me and into the ground, and I choose FSM for schooling.

I fell in love with massage therapy!  My years as a competitive athlete deepened my understanding of the body, and the physicality of the work came easily to me.  Plus receiving massage eased physical discomfort I had been carrying around for years and helped heal the car accident injuries that my medical doctors were unable to do anything for.  There was so much to learn and so much that interested me that I decided to stick with Massage as a profession.

I am married to a Chiropractor and our lives are dedicated to helping people heal and improve their lives.  I started my career in 1993 and have been providing Therapeutic Massage and Deep Relaxation Bodywork for over 20 years.  I love to help people get out of pain and find greater ease in their bodies.  Come see how your life is better with massage!






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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Licenses
Massage

FL # MA15829

Education
1993

Florida School of Massage

Massage & Hydrotherapy Program

1994

Florida School of Massage

Advanced Sports Massage Therapy

1999

Milne Institute Inc

Visionary Cranio Sacral Work C1

1999

Milne Institute Inc

Visionary Cranio Sacral Work C2

2000

Milne Institute Inc

Visionary Cranio Sacral Work C3

2000

Milne Institute Inc

Visionary Cranio Sacral Work C4

2001

Milne Institute Inc

Visionary Cranio Sacral Work C5

2002

Milne Institute Inc

Visionary Cranio Sacral Work C6

2003

Milne Institute Inc

Visionary Cranio Sacral Work C7

2009

Vincent Cambrea

Orthopedic Massage

1995

Muscular Therapy Institute

Soft Tissue Injuries of the Low Back

1994

Muscular Therapy Institute

Soft Tissue Injuries of the Neck and Thorax

1995

Florida School of Massage

Structural Integration Phase 1

1994

Florida School of Massage

Soft Tissue Injuries of the Shoulder

1996

Florida School of Massage

Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee

2016

Dynamic Stillness

Biodynamic Cranial Touch Mentor Course

2016

Touch Of Presence

Embryology: Spirit & Essence

2016

Aaron Mattes

Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening -- Basic 4 Day

2011

Dynamic Stillness

Biodynamic Cranial Touch Initiatory Course

2015

Dynamic Stillness

Biodynamic Cranial Touch Initiatory Course

2016

Dynamic Stillness

Biodynamic Cranial Touch Mentor Course

2017

Touch of Presence

Craniosacral Anatomy: Distinction Within the Functional Whole

2017

Touch of Presence

Navigation Skills: Presence and Tonality of Verbal Touch

Experience
Bodywork

Florida School of Massage -- Instructor

Sports Massage modality teacher: assistant 1995-2014 and lead 2014-present. Assistant teacher in the Connective Tissue modality since 2001. Team teach with other instructors to help facilitate students understanding of the theory behind and practice of each modality. Inquiry-based approach focusing on personal awareness.

Florida School of Massage -- Teaching Assistant Mentor

2007-present. Mentor students who enroll in the Teaching Assistant Program. Clarify goals of each student; meet regularly and facilitate each students experience; connect students with other staff members and instructors for guidance; provide basic information about the Inquiry-based model of teaching; observe teaching segments and provide feedback; coach students through the process of designing and teaching an elective course.

North. Florida Chiropractic Center -- Massage Therapist

1994-2001. Provided massage therapy to chiropractic patients who had been in auto accidents, and private clients seeking relaxation, injury relief, and cranial work. Scheduled patients, billed insurance, provided records to insurance companies and attorneys, and worked closely with Chiropractors.

A Center for Well-Being -- Massage Therapist

2002-Present. Private practice specializing in Therapeutic Massage for injury recovery and deep relaxation. Work with Chiropractic patients and private clients.

Chiropractic

A Center for Well-Being -- Office Manager

2002- Present. Develop office systems, train employees, and assist with running a holistic chiropractic office.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Fitness services

by Anonymous on Nov 21
Mary is incredibly knowledgable and skilled. She listens to your assessment of needs and pays attention to what your body truly needs. She pays attention and responds to what you are experience and how your body is responding. It is a shared healing experience.
by Setuh on Nov 20
I especially liked Mary's skill at taking note of a complex health history, carefully assessing how to approach my issues while respectfully encouraging my feedback during my sessions. I left my first and second appointments feeling feeling more hopeful about long term positive outcomes. Mary really uses a meditative approach which is supportive and uplifting as it contacts and it communicates deeply with homeostasis or the healing power within both the client and practitioner. I am profoundly grateful to have found her.
by Sara on Nov 16
Thank you Mary! You helped me so much!! I feel so much lighter. I didn’t realize how holding tension was affecting me emotionally. Best massage ever. Thank you for your care! ??
by Jessica on Oct 03
Enjoyed opportunity to have extensive communication regarding my back issues and preferred massage strength. Mary was able to read diff physical responses and gave a great massage. I felt faboulous for days. Also loved to massage oil options!
by Betty on Aug 08
Mary's careful work alleviated intense and chronic pain 5 weeks into a rib area injury by working on soft tissue, tendons, etc. That were involved.
by Kit on Apr 29
Mary was great at communicating and guiding me in advising her of my needs. Her technique is wonderful and she was able to provide relief in my trouble areas.
by Claudia on Apr 10
Superb experience with Mary. She is very intuned with my body. I so appreciate her work.
by Allison on Mar 09
Highly skilled massage therapy professional. Mary is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, experienced and has a great touch. I would recommend to anyone seeking massage for relaxation or pain relief.
by Jane on Feb 24
Love you, Mary! You care so much... you always ask alot of questions at the beginning, during and after every session. Thanks for always nailing the issue.
by Elise on Feb 04
Mary is the most knowledgeable, professional, competent massage therapist I have ever had. I wouldn't go to anyone else.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Navigation Skills
  • Other
  • Mobile Other
  • Scarwork

Fitness

  • Other

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