Massage Body and Spirit was created in 2012 with the intention to facilitate the awakening of the healer within each one of us.

I have been learning different forms of holistic healing that integrates body, mind and soul for as long as I can remember. It all started with transcendental meditation, introduced by my mom to my five siblings and me when I was just 5 years old in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My inner “ding”(as Louise Hay would say) went off every time I heard anything related to natural healing. I remember when I was around 12 years old hearing for the first time the word “chakra”, aura and colors related to them. It was like my inner antenna tuned in to the highest frequency possible. I wanted to know more and more!

My grandmother was a great natural healer with strong faith and a soothing touch. My great-grandfather was one too. My mother passed on to her children the knowledge she had and continues to be an avid student in regards to the healing properties of food. When I was growing up in Brazil, food and touch healed most of the ailments in our family.

Family tragedies and family health issues pushed me to follow this amazing path that truly became my passion and life’s purpose.

Energy healing, sound therapy with the use of singing bowl and tuning forks, aromatherapy, vibration of the body, yoga, tai chi, and qigong are techniques that I have learned (and am still learning) over the years and incorporated into my massage practice.

None of these practices would have been of any use to me or you if I hadn’t gone through the path of personal healing myself and understood and experienced them first hand.

This path will keep unfolding and hopefully, you will join me along the way.

Maria Helena