Mary Szegda, MA
Specializing in Body Based Psychotherapy &
Spa Room Founder, Licensed Counselor, Yoga Teacher , Mindfulness Instructor
I’ve enjoyed many years of working and training in the field of mind-body studies. These days I’m happily integrating my experience as a dance movement therapist, professional counselor and yoga teacher at The Spa Room. This work is informed by a MA in applied psychology, intensive study of rehabilitation counseling, certification as an Infant Massage Instructor, intensive study of drama therapy , teaching creative movement in Montessori schools and supporting people with brain injuries in their rehabilitation. I’ve been practice massage therapy since 2003. I’m also a practitioner of the John Barnes Method of Myofascial Release at the intermediate level and am continuing to advance my skills in the fields of dissociation & PTSD through enrollment in the level 1 sensori- motor psychotherapy training.
My goal is to create a healing community based on the concepts of simplicity, authenticity and self-expression. There are so many ways to find happiness and learn about ourselves. The Spa Room is a place where artists, yogis and healers can advance their skills, try out new projects and practice their art forms in a supportive environment. It is also meant to be a place where people from all walks of life can come to experience the original intention of spa- healing through connection to nature, physical body and community.
While some people experience temporary symptom relief from deep tissue massage, there is a growing body of research to suggest that methods which address the nervous system and the fascia in combination with mindfulness skills have a more powerful and lasting healing effect. I work best with clients who are open to being active participants in their own healing journey. I also believe strongly that each human has within them everything that they need to heal themselves, and my role is to assist you in discovering your best self. While I do still accept clients for relaxation and general therapeutic massage, each session includes an intake, education, and clinical discussion.
I offer the following service at The Spa Room.
- Massage 101- Private Massage Instruction
- Infant Massage Instruction
- Myofascial Release
- Mindfulness Sessions for Anxiety, Depression & Stress Reduction
- Myofascial Release for Lactation
- Integrated Reiki & Swedish Massage Sessions
- Mindfulness Instruction
- Private Yoga Sessions for Self-Awareness & Stress Reduction
- Therapeutic Massage Sessions -Combination of Manual Therapy/Myofascial Release
- Private Movement Sessions (Authentic Movement & Dance Therapy Based)
- Ayurvedic Bodywork
- 30 Min. Complimentary Wellness Consultations
When I’m not in the massage room, I enjoy choreographing and performing post-modern dance.