I began experiencing migraines at the age of nine. At the time, medicine didn’t have any substantial answers for me, and I wasn’t comfortable taking medication with side effects to address an issue that couldn’t be clearly defined. Consequently, I was drawn to alternative modalities. I saw acupuncturists, naturopaths, allergists, chiropractors, counselors, energy practitioners, herbalists, homeopaths, massage therapists, and even psychics. Despite all of my hard work, money, time, energy, analyzing, and research, I never really seemed to feel consistently better.
Social Work, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Massage Therapy
My journey of personal healing led me to earn a degree in Social Work, study Traditional Chinese Medicine, and become a Massage Therapist. These studies provided a knowledge base, and I wanted to help others with the experience and compassion that I was gaining.
Divine Love: Timeless and Omnipotent
Along the way, however, I discovered that my progress didn’t come from herbs, adjustments, medicines, massages, or any alteration to my physical being. It came from an ever-growing understanding of the nature of Divine Love and our spiritual identity. While I am well trained and highly experienced in my current profession, I find that when I’m willing to see the inherent perfection in each client I am able to tap into a force that is truly timeless and omnipotent. As a result, my clients and I have experienced healings that defy “laws” of matter, medicine, or psychology.
True Health and Wellness
During massage school one instructor said, Anatomy, Physiology, and Technique are all very important when working with a client, but the single most important thing you need to remember is that the thoughts you hold about them are infinitely more powerful than anything you will do with your hands.
By continually making room in our thoughts for the limitless power of Love and Life we can all know true health and wellness.
Wellness is our birthright. Wholeness, peace of mind, vitality, enthusiasm for life, strength, and harmony are our inherent nature. They already exist within us. As these Truths become clearer the physical world must and does shift.
Using my spiritual understanding of mankind and the Universe to help others awaken to their already existing, inherent health and wholeness is my purpose…and that’s been healing!
Mary C. Atkins is a graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 750 hour program included the following areas of study: Swedish Massage, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue Massage, Hydrotherapy, Anatomy & Physiology, Herbs, Homeopathy, and Bach Flower Remedies.
Mary’s commitment to healing led her to complete the CranioSacral Pediatrics course and the Advanced level of training in CranioSacral Therapy (2003) through the Upledger Institute. She has also been a Teaching Assistant for numerous CranioSacral courses for the Upledger Institute.
Additional continuing education consists of Neuromuscular Therapy (Cervical Injuries, Postural Analysis & Pelvic Stabilization, Shoulder & Extremities, Hand & Arm pain, TMJ disorder, and the Spine and Thorax) Reflexology, The Original Body — LaStone® Therapy, and many others.
Mary has a B.S. in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago.
Mary is a member of the
- American Massage Therapy Association (Professional Member),
- International Healthcare Practitioners Alliance (Medallion Member),
- American CranioSacral Therapy Association.
Mary was voted “Best Massage Therapist” of 2004 in the Illinois Times.