Mary Molnia is a dedicated health care professional. She trained for her massage career at the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, D.C. There, she mastered Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Seated Massage techniques. After graduation she started Advanced Muscular Rehab, her personal practice and bodywork business.
Mary has continued her bodywork education by attending numerous classes, seminars and conventions pertaining to massage and bodywork. She has completed an advanced course in Medical Massage at LMT Success in Florida; NeuroMuscular Reprogramming training at the Alive and Well Institute of Northern California; Touch for Health Kinesiology training in Maryland; and a course in Assisted Isolated Stretching from Aaron Mattes. She also received a Master in Reiki from Gurupran Khalsa at Qi Elements of Herndon, Virginia. In December 2003, Mary completed an advanced study of the muscular system, an intense 40-hour workshop in dissection for the study of Human Gross Anatomy. Her interest and fascination with the workings of the human body led to her enrolling at Clayton College of Natural Health, where she is participating in a Doctor of Naturopathy degree program.
Currently, Mary is the Team Leader of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Massage Therapy Strike Team. Mary joined the Strike Team early in 2001 and was deployed to the Pentagon after the 9/11 incident where she worked with many first responders. In 2004, Mary became the Massage Therapist for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s monthly Post Critical Incident Seminar. In this capacity, she offers massage therapy to responders involved in the 9/11 incident and its aftermath. Mary has also received advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Management and is able to functions as a Peer.
Mary is well-traveled. She was born on the island of Sumatra in the Dutch East Indies and grew up in Holland, before moving to the U.S. and settling in California. She received an A.A. degree from San Jose City College in Computer Science and a B.A. degree in Psychology from San Jose State University. Mary resides in Fairfax with her husband Bruce, her beagle “Hawkeye” and her two fish. Their two sons, Mike and Ben attend the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Mary looks forward to serving your
MARY A MOLNIA, BA, CMT, NCBMT