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Meet MaryAnne Bernardo

Thai Massage Therapist and Reiki Master

MaryAnne Bernardo Massage Therapist“I am an enthusiastic and passionate holistic healer. Yoga, meditation and breathwork have been instrumental in guiding me toward my career as a Thai massage practitioner and Reiki master.”

MaryAnne was drawn to Thai Massage and Reiki, as both modalities are rooted in love and compassion. These are of the utmost importance to MaryAnne in her work with others.

Providing Comfortable Care

MaryAnne’s clients often comment on how relaxed and comfortable they feel with her, both upon first meeting and during a session.

Communication and active listening are key in establishing a trusting relationship between my clients and me.”

She believes in the values of cooperation, interdependence, connection and community. For this reason, MaryAnne offers her services at different organizations that support women who have suffered due to gender-based violence. These acts of service have shown her the enormous impact that small gestures can have on people’s lives.

Types of Massage Offered

MaryAnne offers the following massage at Health Haven:

Thai

Thai massage uses acupressure, palming and thumbing to deeply stretch muscles, tendons and fascia. It aids the lymphatic system in detoxifying the body and increasing blood flow and toning organs. The client remains dressed in comfortable clothing during the session and is guided by the practitioner through a series of postures with a focus on breath awareness.

Here are some of the benefits of Thai massage:

  • Increases range of motion
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves overall sense of well-being

Reiki

Reiki is an ancient spiritual healing technique developed in Japan by Mikao Usui. During a treatment, the practitioner acts as a channel transferring the healing Reiki energy via the hands into the body of the recipient. Reiki translates to “universal life force energy.” While spiritual in nature, it is not affiliated with any religion or dogma.

Reiki can be performed on a massage table or chair, either hands-on or off. Reiki is particularly useful for stress reduction and relaxation. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to promote recovery and relieve side effects. Reiki promotes deep relaxation and reduces stress.

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In Her Spare Time

When not working, MaryAnne spends her free time practicing yoga, meditating and being with her family.

Book an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with MaryAnne!


Thai Massage Therapist and Reiki Master MaryAnne Bernardo | (416) 551-4486