Get to know Mary-Claire
(That's our massage class on our last day, October 1998.)
Since 2004, I've been on a mission to help other massage therapists like myself - those who suffer from pain, burnout, or who just want to work deeper.
Way back (Doc's time Delorean here). I worked as the Senior Training Instructor for an Ashiatsu company, where I passed these skills on to other instructors in training. In 2017, I co-founded the Center for Barefoot Massage, which is all about teaching continuing education for - you guessed it! - barefoot massage.
Oh, and did I mention my latest project? It's called Massage Momentum, and it's all about teaching massage therapists how to create successful massage memberships online!
I'm so grateful to have been featured on some awesome podcasts like 🎤It's a Tribe Thing Podcast (episode 48), 🎤MindBody Radio, and the 🎤Massage Business Blueprint (episode 147). But that's not all - I've trained hundreds of therapists all over the US and even in Canada!
My most recent venture is Massage Momentum, where I teach massage therapists online how to design successful massage memberships. Oh yeah, here's a more recent podcast too: 🎤 Become Famous with Torund.
But my home base is right here in Cincinnati, where I run my own training studio called Affinity Massage Studio. This is where I teach other therapists and work with my own clients on a regular basis.
And of course, I couldn't do all this without my amazing husband Paul and our 8 children. We're always filled with love and laughter (even on the crazy days!). In my spare time, I am getting certified in copywriting and sneak veggies into food when I cook.
Random and probably unrelated info:
In the past, I've also worked part time as a professional photography blogger who specializes in conceptual photography and thematic portraits.
(Who needs sleep?)
Massage Momentum is on Instagram.
In case you're wondering, I graduated from massage school in 1999 and am licensed by the State of Ohio Medical Board for massage (license # 33-008321). The first modality I got certified in was TouchPro chair massage (1998), then Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage (1999) followed by Ashiatsu barefoot massage (2002), Bamboo-fusion (2006), Ashi-Thai (2009), ACE Massage Cupping (2013), and finally, Rossiter (barefoot pin-and-stretch) (2017), Fijian barefoot mat massage (2018). I've also taken sports massage, insurance billing, ethics courses, the science of fascia, and lots more barefoot massage training.
Most recently, I co-created the Center for Barefoot Massage training classes (2017) as well as our first "Relax Track" class, Hot Ashi (2018).