Mary Reis

  • FL License #: MA15829
  • 61

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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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 Mar 02
Very calm atmosphere. Relaxing.
by Dan on Feb 25
She took the time to get very detailed information before working. The results were wonderful
by Janie on Feb 06
Mary takes the time to truly know all about your aches, pains and input before every appointment and then addresses those specifics thru the massage.
by Anonymous on Jan 13
Very knowledgeable and the many Technics used to ensure the customers walks away with good results. Her listening skills above are great. I'd definitely not have a problem referring her to others.
by Tyler on Dec 19
I am very pleased with our first visit. She worked on my son. Mary is extremely professional and knowledgeable! She educated me about Cranial Sacral Therapy and the effects it has on the body. She was very patient with my 13 yo son! I feel very confident in her hands!
by Brooke on Nov 20
This was a masterful massage. Mary completely addressed everything we talked about more thoroughly than I could have imagined. We were able to explore the sources of semi-chronic pain, go deep, and still I felt completely at ease... what a treasure of an experience, highly recommend.
by Ewen on Nov 16
Mary was thorough in evaluating the major problem areas and addressed each one in a methodical and effective manner.
by Anonymous on Oct 31
Mary is amazing!!
by Nancy on Oct 23
Mary took a great deal of time to consider what would be the best approach for my particular physical needs. She was generous with her time and also instructed me on a useful stretch to help prevent further issues. I felt "like butter" afterwards, and just slid out of there with the greatest ease!
by Selin on Oct 21
I liked everything we did during our session, including identifying the problem and trying to find multiple solutions to counter it :)

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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