Medical Massage Therapist & Personal Trainer
Marcia received her NC licensure in 2011 and has focused on Medical Massage ever since. The desire to assist patients through the many conditions of life led her to advanced training in Prenatal and Post Partum care, Massage Cupping (also called Dynamic Cupping), Bindegewebs Massage (German Connective Tissue Massage), Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Orthopedic Positioning, and a gentle approach to Trigger Point release and Deep Tissue work. Marcia also received her Certification in Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2019.
She lives near Moncure, with her husband and their dog and two cats, on a growing homestead. A North Carolina native, Marcia loves spending time on the Sound, hiking nature trails, experimenting with cooking, and grilling out with friends. With a love of learning, she is constantly on the lookout for the next class, book, or tool to spark her interest.
My Path to Bodywork
A long time believer in having a Servant’s Heart, I originally planned to attend, and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at Wespoint. Upon entry, I realized this was not the path of service I was called to. When I came home, my mother pushed once more for me to pursue massage, which I had initially dismissed because “I wanted to do more with my life than rub rich, old ladies”. This time, to humor my mother, I actually researched the field of massage.
Finding Medical Massage lit a fire under me. Learning that I could relieve the pain and suffering of others by my own strength, dexterity, and skill was eye opening. Between a background in dance and the military I had been drilling in proper posture my whole life, now I knew its medical significance. However, I realized I only had half of the musculo-fascial conundrum. I knew I needed to become a Personal Trainer so I could give people the assistance they needed to recondition their bodies and keep chronic pain and disease at bay in the future.