Massage Works owner, Maria Brockel, specializes in healthcare and wellness oriented massage. She brings twenty years experience to the table along with a unique blend of specialties including Active Release Technique®, Thai, and Barefoot as well as traditional therapies such as Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports massage to customize your care.
Maria Brockel is State Licensed. She’s been practicing massage since 2002 and started her own business in 2005, naming it Massage Works in 2010. She previously served as a massage educator at the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies and ECPI University Medical Careers Institute School of Health Science. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. In summer 2013, Maria volunteered providing massages through ECPI University at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp.
Maria is certified in Basic and Intermediate Thai Massage and Barefoot Massage. She is skillfully trained in Active Release Technique, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Pregnancy Massage. Most recently, she studied Active Isolated Stretching with Aaron Mattes, who has worked with many well known athletes in his years of practice. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2000 and American Institute of Massage in 2002.
Expect individualized, quality care from beginning to end with every visit to Massage Works.