Mary Gauker

A firm believer in the healing power of therapeutic touch, Mary has studied numerous healing modalities both nationally and internationally. She is a licensed massage therapist, a Reiki master/teacher, and an acupressure practitioner. She graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute in 2014 and has been happily massaging ever since. A long time student and practitioner of yoga and meditation, these practices help to keep her centered and grounded as well as inform her interactions with the world at large. Recognizing that each client is unique, Mary’s approach to each session reflects the individual client’s goals and needs. She is very interested in the mind-body-spirit connection and enjoys working with her clients to help them see how improving their physical connection with themselves helps to maintain equilibrium and to stay happy and healthy. 

You may have heard that experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress. Some of the benefits of massage include:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If our “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Investing in bodywork is an investment in your health.