Maria G. Turchi, LMT, BCTMB received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Baruch College and as a graduate of Healing Hands Institute in Westwood, NJ, is certified in Therapeutic Massage, Medical Massage, Sports Massage, Pre- and Post Natal Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Neuroanatomy.
Maria has also completed extensive training in Vitaflex and Raindrop technique, Essential Oil Chemistry, and Emotional Release with essential oils. In addition, she has been trained in massage for people with disabilities.
A Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist in the State of New Jersey (#18KT00445200) and Connecticut (#03-313831-004040), Maria is also Board Certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB,) and approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider(#96), offering CE's to Massage & Bodyworkers for NCBTMB and NYS.
Maria began her work with essential oils and massage therapy while working on her son, who has Down syndrome, and searching for ways to strengthen his immune system. Her passion is working with people with disabilities to improve their function and well-being.
Maria travels internationally, lecturing and teaching both health-care professionals and the general public about the benefits of essential oil therapy. Maria offers workshops which include the history and use of essential oils, integrating essential oils into massage, using essential oils with children, raindrop technique training and practical massage applications.