Synergy Massage &
Marie graduated from Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School in 2002 and became nationally certified by NCBTMB in 2003. She is licensed in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. In addition to the seated chair massages, she offers both Swedish and integrative massage techniques. Her integrative massage methods combine energy work, Trager (a psycho-physical integration therapy that involves both the mind and the body) and reflexology. Marie has also had training in lymph massage and massage for scoliosis. She enjoys helping people to have a better quality of life and likes to incorporate what she has learned from continuing education to help alleviate pain and reduce stress in client's lives.
I was introduced to "alternative medicine" over 20 years ago while working in a small health food store. I was amazed at how well herbs and supplements worked without the unwanted side effects of prescription drugs.
I became interested in bodywork and massage when I began suffering from daily headaches and back pain. I sat a desk all day and weighed 300 pounds. I decided to try chiropractic care because the pain pills and muscle relaxers left me incoherent and did not alleviate the pain. With the first treatment, the pain was gone. It didn't occur to me until about a year later that I had not even missed the fact that I didn't have headaches any more. I told my chiropractor, "I am going to massage school."
I attended Florida's Therapeutic School of Massage in 1998-99, with an additional 100 hours of instruction above and beyond the required 500 hour National requirement. Since then, I have continued to take specialized advanced classes to further my massage skills so that I can follow my passion as a therapist, helping people feel better and relieve their pain.
I have helped numerous fibromyalgia patients, especially in the past 4 years of employment in Germantown, MD.
With the arrival of my second child last year, I wanted to work closer to home instead of having a long daily commute and was delighted to be offered a position at Synergy. The instruction I received in Florida is very similar to the work I do at Synergy with an emphasis on the medical aspects of massage and I feel like I am "back home"
A graduate of Potomac Massage Therapy Institute in 1997, Judy Rose has specialized in the Trager Approach to Movement Education and Mind Body Integration since 1998. As a teacher, she is known for her skill of being able to clearly articulate and demonstrate Trager movement and principles. In her classes, participants learn to embody the playful, relaxing movements of Trager which give both practitioner and client greater freedom, joy and ease of movement.
Dru holds a National Certification in massage and is a Licensed MassageTherapist in Maryland. She enjoys helping to facilitate balance and harmony within each client as he or she receives massage. Through relaxation in Swedish massage, therapeutic bodywork, deep tissue techniques and stretching, each individual can experience the flow of the body’s healthy, natural rhythm. Dru’s focus is to provide quality, individualized massage to her clients incorporating a variety of bodywork modalities. Additional specialties for Dru are personal fitness training and yoga. She is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer and a Yoga Alliance, 200 hour, Registered Yoga Teacher. Her training as a yoga teacher is through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and she maintains a membership with the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association.