about massage medicineHere is a little about myself.  I love travel, dance, laughing, restaurants, cafes, zumba, sports, animals, & so much more!   When you hear people say life is always changing, I am a good example. For many years my major interest in life and school was learning History and Political Science, which became my major at Mount Holyoke College in 1993. Reading the paper, Time magazine, and watching the news were me. I lived abroad in France for almost 2 years and after college, I became a foreign language teacher of French and Spanish for 5 years and I really loved that. But, little by little, the massage practice was really speaking to me and well, look at me today. What I love now is to practice natural health, happiness and helping others achieve that.

11060960_426629584187237_5703734209335967658_nI attended Polarity Realization Institute in Portland, ME and have been practicing for 18 years. I simply love my line of work and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!  I feel myself wanting to learn and practice massage and all the modalities it has to offer. I specialize in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy & Hot Lava Stone but I also use a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, cupping, hot lava stones and ashiatsu as needed for each session. I also recently took the course of Soft Tissue Melting – a different way to efficiently use your body to easily release deep facial adhesions. With such a mixture of techniques,  I listen to the body of THAT client, as no two clients are ever alike!



20150722_072011Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is an ancient form of bodywork that started with Buddhist Monks, first from China and then from Thailand and Japan. Ashiatsu, sometimes referred to as barefoot Shiatsu, is a well documented, effective technique for the treatment of chronic lower back, neck, leg and arm discomfort and is recognized by the American Medical Association.This unique deep pressure work is performed with soothing strokes that are applied to all areas of the back using hand and foot pressure to milk the muscles, open chakras and release toxins. This treatment is guaranteed to induce deep relaxation, relieve tight muscles and stimulate the body’s own self-healing capabilities.  I traveled to Tampa, Florida in April 2001 to learn this.  Back then, Ashiatsu was quite a new modality into the practice with only about 500 therapists.  I was the first to bring this back to Maine and I am now one of thousands worldwide. I was asked to appear on News 8 WMTW, WGME 13 and have been featured in the Casco Bay Weekly.  Ashiatsu truly is the MOST luxurious massage on the planet & is enjoyable to men and women of all ages.



Massage Medicine • 22 Monument Square, Suite 402 • Portland, ME 04101

call 207-650-9979 or email maureen@massagemedicine.com

*Maureen is a member of “abmp,” Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.