Welcome to Ellicott City Massage Therapy,LLC! Receiving regular bodywork can have tremendous benefits including relief from muscular aches and pains, decreased stress and anxiety, and improved quality of sleep.
Whether you are an athlete wishing to improve your performance, or an "office athlete" just trying to cope with stress and long hours in front of the computer, we can help.
5072 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 103
State of Maryland Registered Massage Practitioner #R00973
You can expect your session to be not only relaxing, but effective in relieving your pain.
The session can be tailored to your individual needs using a variety of modalities. There is no need to choose a certain type of massage before you come in, as you will be able to discuss your needs with the therapist before your session. Together we will determine which techniques may help you get the most out of your time here.
In addition to calming the stress and helping out those tight muscles, we can help you figure out the posture or patterns in your body that may be contributing to your issues. From there we can recommend stretches and self- care to use in combination with massage that can keep you relatively pain free!
Don't let the name fool you...the office is perfectly situated to be convenient to Columbia as well as the surrounding areas. All sessions are by appointment only.
Call us to schedule your appointment now!
5072 Dorsey Hall Dr. Suite 103 Ellicott City, MD 21042
Helen Marie is fantastic. I had major rotator cuff as well as lower back issues. Her techniques are excellent, she expertly works the difficult areas and I can say i feel so much better. I have been here many times and will continue. Helen is also very personable and a pleasure to work with. -M. F.
Amazing massage therapy! Helen Marie just knows how to get rid of those aches and pains! I'm on a 3 week rotation pretty much - quality of life is so much better when you are pain free. -G.S.
I’ve been going to Helen Marie for almost 5 years, and I hope it doesn't sound too corny, but she's honestly changed my life. Gradually, over the first several months my aches and pains started feeling better. She always gives special attention to my old injuries as well as inquiring as to what’s going on right now, and there always seems to be something new. For example, bursitis in my hip, stiff neck, back sprain, numbness in my legs, tender spots in my back, tight hip flexors. When she introduced The Franklin Method, it opened up a whole new level addressing my aches and pains. I learned from Helen Marie where and how my bones and organs move in relation to each other. It has helped me to visualize what’s happening when I breathe, twist, or even reach for something. That realization, coupled with some at home exercises that she gave me, have made a noticeable difference in my balance, proprioception, and confidence. I was somewhat resigned to what I thought was the best I could expect from my body, but after learning some of the Franklin Method concepts from Helen Marie now I have the tools to push myself (in a healthy way) to expect more! -K.B.
I have been going to Helen for deep tissue massage for quite a few years (she is the best!) and was excited when she started offering her Massage and Move option using the Franklin Method imagery techniques. I am typically very tight through my trapezoids and shoulder girdle, and wanted to look at new ways of relaxing this area but at the same time becoming more aware of how I really should be moving. It was fascinating to learn about moving the shoulder complex in a completely different way and initiated movement through the clavicle instead of my traps (hence the reason they are over-activated all of the time!). As we moved through the sequence, I could feel not only my shoulders releasing, but my whole body...it was like a wave that I literally felt from head to toe! It made the massage afterwards even better than it usually is because I went into it with less tension. I definitely plan on incorporating the Massage and Move sessions into my regular schedule to continue to create more awareness about how my body is moving and how to release tension when it arises. Thanks Helen!! -L.F.
I have enjoyed regular 60-minute massage therapy sessions with Helen Marie for 3 or 4 years. She is a gifted massage therapist who has been able to significantly improve neck, shoulder and back discomfort that I periodically experience. I was aware of her training in the Franklin Method, and when she recently introduced Massage and Move sessions I gave it a try.
The first session included specific stretching and activating exercises, plus introduced imagery techniques. The second session offered additional stretching and activating techniques, plus expanded on the imagery. I found the imagery techniques extremely useful in that it encourages you to focus on those areas of your body that are tight or sore, it helps you understand the interrelationship between different parts of the body and to make adjustments in your daily routine aimed at alleviating some of the issues. I have incorporated the techniques learned in Massage and Move into my daily stretching and exercise routine, and I have found great benefit. -R.D.