I study people and why we do the things we do.
I am a Board Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist that doesn’t massage….
In 2003 I graduated from Northern Prairie School of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork where I fell in love with the body.
By 2012 I was annoyed with the body. Hundreds of hours of combined classroom and self study was dedicated to learning about the nervous system and the role it plays in optimal health.
The rabbit beckoned. I stumbled through the labyrinth of the Queen’s gardens after sipping tea with the Mad Hatter and talked to cats and caterpillars about the marvels of neuroscience. Sounds trippy and that’s exactly how learning to understand the manual applications of neurology feels.
I am incredibly fortunate to teach Neurokinetic Therapy to practitioners from around the World. This allows them to dip their toes into the depths of the nervous system and understand how far we can truly go.
I’m excited to announce that I’m in the beginning stages of developing my own course, NERVVY, that will focus on the mysterious Plexi.
Manual Movement Therapist: A person who combines excellence, playfulness, and cleverness while exploring the limitless potential of the feats performed by the brain and body. Brain hackers and body programmers, uniquely skilled possessing quirks and characteristics unparalleled. They defy conventional perception of therapy utilizing in depth neurobiomechanics to treat musculoskeletal stresses. -Marissa Macias Definition of MMT.
at the core
Living Breathing Values
My core values are a living, breathing part of my internal culture. Love, Authenticity, Honesty, Compassion, and Community are the driving forces empowering every decision and action.
Each person being treated is an entity within itself. A body. A mind. A soul. It demands respect, a holistic purpose, focused awareness, and acceptance without judgment.
The body & mind, with its innate intelligence, creates balance within itself. Working with this intelligence encourages adaptability and viable change.
We are not broken & don’t need fixing. We are enabled with all the tools necessary to be successful in our healing process. Owning full responsibility for our outcome is how we grow.
I am not the all powerful Healer and Mindset Guru. I am opening up the opportunities for you to be successful. It is your responsibility to do the work.
Not everything works for every person. Therapy is not one size fits all. You are a unique individual with a body, heart, mind, and soul. You are multifaceted and should be treated as such.
You won’t get any fear mongering or catastrophizing here. Honesty and transparency is vital in a trusting therapeutic relationship. No MLMs. No scheduling you until the end of time.