Marie Kortan

Always be kind and act as if someone is watching.

I graduated top of my class from Cortiva School of Massage in Scottsdale and  my desire to relieve pain and reduce stress in my clients drives me to continually learn new techniques, review what I have already learned and evaluate every session for better techniques.


I've been massaging my family and friends since I was 8 years old, so it’s no surprise that this is the career that I chose and excel in. I worked for a large day spa in Chandler and Scottsdale and went by the nickname Mimi, a chi...

I graduated top of my class from Cortiva School of Massage in Scottsdale and  my desire to relieve pain and reduce stress in my clients drives me to continually learn new techniques, review what I have already learned and evaluate every session for better techniques.


I've been massaging my family and friends since I was 8 years old, so it’s no surprise that this is the career that I chose and excel in. I worked for a large day spa in Chandler and Scottsdale and went by the nickname Mimi, a chiropractic office in Ahwatukee, as well as built my own practice.

I'm qualified to perform CRT (Cranial Release Technique), Swedish, Deep Tissue, NMT (Neuromuscular Therapy), Prenatal, Oncology, Intra-Oral TMJD, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Active Release, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), Reflexology and spa services such as hot stones, dry brushing, scrubs, wraps, etc.

I've massaged clients from 6 to 87 years old. Clients with headaches, stress, pain, tension, reduced range of motion and reduced strength have received relief, increased range of motion and mobility from their therapeutic massage session.

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

AZ # MT-12198

Education
2008

Cortiva Institute: Scottsdale

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Therapeutic Retreat - Owner/Therapeutic Massage Therapist

Prior to my recent downsizing, Therapeutic Retreat was located in a 2500 sq ft spa that I created and managed for 6 years, while also being a therapist. I continually educate myself via seminars, webinars, and reading to increase my skills and knowledge. I also have learned a great deal from self care since I have my own muscular issues I'm working through. It gives me a unique perspective since I'm the client and therapist both.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Josie on Nov 24
I was referred to Marie by a friend and she took care of all of my issues for me. She is very knowledgeable and professional!
by Anonymous on Nov 05
she knew which specific areas to work on
by Anonymous on Nov 02
Love Marie
by Anonymous on Sep 25
Always focused on my particular physical aches and pains. She has been directly responsible for healing some nagging and long term problem areas
by Anonymous on Sep 23
Marie is one of the best massage therapists I have ever encountered. She was able to work out my problem areas. She is great with deep tissue and pressure points, but she is also gentle and very tuned in with the person she is working on.
by Anonymous on Aug 31
I rely on the massage to remove all the knots, tension, and toxins from my body and soul. Marie makes that happen each and every time!
by Dan on Aug 22
Nothing to dislike. Very good experience. Had a ton of kinks and Marie was able to work most of them out. Strong hands yet gentle. Highly recommend Marie.
by Anonymous on Aug 21
Marie gets all the knots out!
by James on Aug 17
I disliked leaving...
by Anonymous on Aug 16
I like that she targets the problem areas.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Oncology
  • Pre-Natal

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