Mary Dennis

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License

  • Massage, CA # 33541

Education

  • National Holostic Instutiute
  • Upledger Institute
  • Kate Jodan Sminars
  • LaStone Therapy, Ltd
  • Mae Benson Golden Touch Therapies
  • UC Berkeley

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Integrated Bodywork
  • Reiki
  • LaStone Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Pre & Post Natal Massage

Mary Dennis

Spreading Peace and relaxation one person at a time.

My name is Mary E. Dennis. I am a dedicated healing arts practitioner. For the past 19 years, I have been offering integrated somatic therapies and health education to clients in a private practice. Each bodywork session is individualized based on what I assess during the massage session. The peaceful energy of a shiatsu massage can soften and unlock areas of tension. The subtle yet profound effects of Craniosacral work allow the body to find a more balanced state. The warmth of heated basalt... more

Where I Work

Mary Dennis - The Healing Arts  
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1808 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Map it

Mary Dennis-The Healing arts Pacifica  

2014 Palmetto Ave, pacifica, CA 94044 Map it

Licenses

Massage, CA # 33541

 

Education

1996
National Holostic Instutiute
Massage Therapist and Health Educator
2002
Upledger Institute
Cranial Sacral 1&2, SomatoEmotional Release 1&2, CST for Pediatrics
2002
Kate Jodan Sminars
Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage Therapy
2003
LaStone Therapy, Ltd
Original Body
1997
Mae Benson Golden Touch Therapies
Usui Reiki, Levels 1,2&3
1993
UC Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Craniosacral Therapy
Since 1998, I have been practicing Craniosacral work in the tradition of Dr. Upledger. This work has increased my respect for subtle touch therapies and how the body responds to different kinds of touch. In my years working with various injuries, and conditions, balancing gross manipulation and subtle touch has proven invaluable and effective.
Hot Stone Massage
My training with Mary Nelson of LaStone Therapy, completely changed my practice. I rarely ever have a session where I do not use my stones. They have become my bodywork partners. The soothing heat from the stones function as another pair of hands and the cold stones, when necessary calm an area down faster than any technique I have found. The stones add another dimension to the bodywork that is difficult to describe. Most clients just say they feel comforting and healing.
Private Practice
I maintained a thriving private practice in Pacifica,Ca for 15 years. I specialized in Pregnancy massage and integrated bodywork. After having my second child I decided to scale down my practice and move closer to home. My years in private practice allowed me to deepen my understanding of the body mind connection and how each of of finds balance and peace in our own unique ways.
Massage therapy in a chiropractic setting
I worked along side a chiropractor for one year at the beginning of my massage career. I learned how a chiropractor approaches the body and sees structural imbalance. Learning to see and feel the close relationship between soft tissue and bone structure was invaluable .
Doula and Pregnancy massage
After several years of working on expectant mothers and thoroughly enjoying the energy and excitement of such a major life change, I decided to begin my doula training. As I started my training, I found out I was pregnant . I was able to support and witness several births before I gave birth to my very own bundle of wonder. It quickly became clear to me though that I could not be a doula and a new mom. Once I returned to work, I continued offering pregnancy and infant massage but no doula services. Someday I hope to offer doula services again, for now, I enjoy every pregnant client I have the honor of working with.

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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(34 Reviews)

Wilma G.
Aug 2016
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Service Received
LaStone Massage
5
Mary is quite simply the best, a true artist. Don't delay just book!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jennifer C.
Aug 2016
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
If I could give 10 stars I would. Mary is THE BEST!!!!! I wish I could get a massage from her everyday. She's the only massage therapist I go to and have recommended her to many of my friends who all go now too. There is no one like Mary!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Whitney R.
May 2016
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Pre & Post Natal Massage
5
Mary is amazing at what she does. She is attentive and very knowledgable as a prenatal practitioner. I feel very fortunate to have found her as she's helped get me through done pregnancy aches and pains and even lent out some of her own props to help me sleep better!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amy G.
May 2016
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary really listened to my problems and was able to relieve my pain. She is very knowledgable and gave me great suggestions to improve my stiffness. The session was relaxing and so helpful.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sara R.
Mar 2016
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary has an incredibly warm, wise and healing presence - she is both an amazing human being and an amazingly skillful practitioner and a huge part of my healing journey. I recommend everyone I know and they all have such a special experience in Mary's capable care. She's the best!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Faina C.
Mar 2016
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
very good
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Valerie O.
Mar 2016
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary is an intuitive therapist who helped me relax & ground my frazzled, aching body. She was observant about how my body reacted...she adjusted pressure & technique to my "hot spots" It was pleasure to get a great massage that works out my tension without feeling beat up, which often can happen when I'm exceptionally sore. It was both relaxing & therapeutic. My body finally feels peaceful!!! Ps. The ambiance is not a sumptuous day spa setting...it is cozy, clean & practical.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
cynthia m.
Jan 2016
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Realmente a mí me gusta todo, yo me siento muy bien con los masajes. Mary es una persona muy profesional, amable. Me gusta que ella toma el tiempo conmigo para conversar, darme sugerencias, me da información, me siento confortable porque ella habla español conmigo. Me agrada el ambiente es tranquilo, relajante y limpio. Me siento muy contenta y agradecida con Mary!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Alyssa B.
Jan 2016
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Appreciated that I felt that she cared about my wellbeing beyond the appointment and that attention made all the difference!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sara T.
Dec 2015
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Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary was amazing!! I highly recommend her services.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
4
Mary has a good technique
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Denise M.
Nov 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Always so amazing...I walk away feeling like a million bucks.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Gianna C.
Oct 2015
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Integrated Bodywork
5
I especially loved the hot stones Mary included in massage! She is a true healer.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2015
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Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary is a very gifted and intuitive body worker.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jan A.
Oct 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
I love the hot rocks and the way Mary intuitively knows what areas need the most work. She plays incredible music which transports you to a peaceful healing place.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
If I could give 6 stars I would. My experience with Mary was lovingly therapeutic. She adapted her treatment to my acute situation and demonstrated intimate knowledge of her craft, while supporting my admittedly emotional reaction to being in pain and pregnant. She's wonderful, through and through.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jada D.
Sep 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary's care and healing touch not only soothes the muscle system but also the soul. Thank you Mary!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Holly F.
Sep 2015
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Service Received
Craniosacral Therapy
5
My experience with Mary was wonderful! Mary is very skilled and knowledgable. She listened attentively to what I wanted help with, gave great advice for things I can do to minimize my chronic pain, and gave me a customized, fantastic massage. I plan to get another massage from Mary and would definitely recommend her to others!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Hallie S.
Aug 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
I've never had a massage before and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to have immediate immediate reactions... ie. soreness, looseness.. But I went into work that evening SO HAPPY! I had no idea a massage could have that kind of healing emotional effect. The next day I was definitely having a little soreness in some places I've never felt before. I took some extra time to make sure I was stretching out those parts a little more than i usually do. Thank you so much Mary, it was a wonderful experience that I hope to have again soon. :)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Deb F.
Aug 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
I have been going to Mary for years and have never been disappointed. I never consider going to anyone else for a massage, Mary is the best!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Aug 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary is incredibly skilled and intuitive about what my body needs. She gives lots of feedback at the end which I appreciate and is just so warm, kind and lovely to be around. I'm picky about massage, Mary is the best! I'm making it a priority to see her at least twice a month. She is truly a gifted healer.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
pamela w.
Jul 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary's knowledge of muscles and anatomy are very helpful. She has magic hands and always makes me feel fabulous! I highly recommend her,
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Blair W.
Jun 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary asked very thoughtful questions to really understand what was going on in my body and why I was experiencing pain. She then explained her assessment and the techniques she would be using during the massage. This was the most therapeutic massage I have ever experienced-and I have been getting massages every 3-4 weeks for almost 10 years!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Diane H.
Jun 2015
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Service Received
LaStone Massage
5
Mary is wonderful. Absolutely first-rate.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Thanks so much Mary for sharing your knowledge about the areas I need to improve and the exercises I need to do. I appreciate the massage session that left me feeling energized. Will see you again soon!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Willow M.
Jun 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary has an incredible healing touch. I always leave my appointments with her feeling relaxed and recharged. I highly recommend her!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
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Service Received
Craniosacral Therapy
5
Haven't relaxed like that in years.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
:-) everything was lovely, so lovely!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Julie M.
May 2015
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Service Received
Craniosacral Therapy
5
Mary is amazing. This is the first time 8've ever done this kind of regular self-care and it makes such a difference. I always do cranio-sacral massage and walk out feeling more grounded
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
mark w.
May 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary is simply amazing. I was experiencing back pain, my hamstring was tight and I was simply uncomfortable. One session with Mary and I feel loose. The whole experience was awesome.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary can "read" your body. She is truly gifted at what she does. So glad to have found her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Elizabeth V.
Mar 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Awesome as always! I really appreciate your genuine care and concern :)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Paula P.
Mar 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
Mary is so atune to her clients. She has helped me many times to improve my care of myself. I have been her client over the past 17 years and I can say unequivocally, she is the BEST!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Ananda D.
Feb 2015
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Service Received
Integrated Bodywork
5
As always Mary's skill and intuitive touch have made the pain and discomfort dissipate. I have nothing but amazing things to say about Mary and her hot healing hands! I will say that this required comment of at least 20 words is kind of lame...
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0