Serenity Therapeutic Massage, LLC
 
Optimizing your performance through wellness

About Andrea Mariani

  

Andrea is a 1997 graduate of the  Academy of Massage Therapy in Englewood, NJ. The Academy of Massage Therapy is a 500 hour comprehensive program teaching techniques in Swedish, and Anma (Japanese) massage. In addition, courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, NJ Law, and Ethic were delivered.  To round out her program, specialty courses in medical massage, reflexology, sports, On-site chair and Pre-Natal were included.

Andrea has continued to take courses to further her education in the field of massage therapy. She has taken multiple Anatomy and Physiology courses  and Gross Anatomy of the Thoracic cavity and Cranium courses at the post secondary level.  Other specialty works of which she has been trained are Massage for Cancer, Hospice and the Critically Ill including Mastectomy massage (breast massage) and Pre-Natal courses.  She hold's a Certificate for Instructor of Infant Massage.
 
In 2000, Andrea developed curriculum for a 500 hour Massage Therapy program for Union County College, coordinated and taught this program for 5 years.  The college celebrated five graduating classes prior to the program closing. Courses included massage development and theory, massage techniques and multiple labs for kinesiology, clinic, which included business and marketing for massage therapists.  
 
Andrea's resume also includes teaching at Health Choice Institute and Holistic Massage School in Belle Meade.  For five years she was the Business Marketing Instructor. Teaching over the last 10 years has brought her great fulfillment.

Besides her massage therapy education, Andrea has a Masters Degree in Public Administration in Health and Bachelors in Business Management. Her business ventures include a Pet Sitting business, along with her massage practice.

Andrea's interest in massage therapy comes from her Grandmother, Phyllis Jean Speer.  As a young girl, ages 6 – 14, she remember's trading massages with her grandma after a hard day of snow skiing in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where she was born and raised. Of course, this was supposed to be reciprocal and as she remembers, she would get the first massage and get out of returning the favor! Now remember, Andrea was young!  Grandma would also take her to her massage therapist. This woman would work on people for at least 2 hours and only charge $25.00 per hour. In her practice she used reflexology for the first 30 minutes of the massage and deep tissue massage. She was an amazing therapist who loved the business.  She worked until she was in her 80”s.  Massage has been a part of Andrea's life since a young age.  She love's receiving them and wants to provide the same experiences she has had in massage to others!

Andrea's work is known as integrated therapeutic massage which means she offer's many tools in one session to promote health and well being.  She enjoy's medical massage, energy work, deep tissue, Anma and Thai.  She love's a challenge!

Be Well!

Andrea

 

 

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