Mary Geitner LMT CEIM

My Story

“How did you end up here?” That was the first question we were asked as we gathered in a circle and introduced ourselves on the first day of massage school. My brain can track it all: growing up with a terminally ill brother and yearning to see a better bedside manner. Insight. Compassion. Idealism. In my 20s, shortly after his death, I fumbled through a pre-med program at Harvard thinking I could “become the change” I wanted to see as an M.D. — but the warmth I craved wasn’t in Cambridge.

I lasted one year, then quit.

I was in my early thirties, married, a mother, living out west as a seasoned creative professional, when I discovered great bodywork. After a handful of unimpressive massages in college, my awareness shifted in the hands of a masterful, heart-centered therapist who, by her touch, warmth, skill and presence, helped me dissolve some of my guardedness and open my inner worlds in new ways. I relaxed and received so deeply. I discovered wellspring of peace I didn’t even know I was missing. “A reunion with myself” is the best way I can describe it.

Years later, tired of non-stop computer work and eager for a big life change, I enrolled in the Healing Spirits Massage Training Program with the intention of giving this gift of touch and inner body awareness to others.

My style is deep, integrative, unhurried and nurturing. I alternate between specific and holistic techniques in every session. I am intuitive, and I have a sound knowledge of bodily systems, anatomy and physiology. Years of practicing “Inner Body Yoga” with Angela Farmer and my devotion to mindfulness practice, meditation and personal growth work underlies my work as an LMT. At almost 50 years of age, I continue to deepen my formal work and appreciation of all the many ways we open, evolve, heal and heal with one another.

Please come exactly as you are, and give yourself the gift of slowing down, reconnecting with your body and breath, and allowing deep healing to find you. You are all welcome here.


I think it’s valuable to mention that receiving massage is a skill that can improve with time and experience. The more bodywork we get, the better we get at receiving it. Massage is beautiful, profound work. Be patient with yourself if you’re new to bodywork. If you love bodywork like I do, share your experiences; don’t postpone joy. Book your next session, spread the love and treat yourself well.

My massage table is a sanctuary. I invite you to come home to your body and your breath.

A warm thank you for your interest,


“Eucharisteo—Thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.”

― Ann Voskamp