Why Carib Therapies
I've spent a great portion of my life on Montserrat, a tiny island in the West Indies of the Caribbean. While we are located far from the Caribbean now, it serves as daily inspiration for me to bring to you a space for healing, feeling of escape, and outside our everyday existence.
From my memories made here derives the name: Carib Therapies. Join me in my practice, based on the belief that through the five senses we can heal much of ourselves and each other. I've incorporated the ideals of calming sights, soothing sounds, healing touch, smells of aromatherapy and taste of pure clean water into my services.
Sunset Massage on Woodland's Beach, Montserrat
My Training & Experience
My intent as a Massage Therapist is to offer my clients a seamless blend of therapeutic modalities to meet their healing needs.
The 1050 hours of training I bring to my table includes study and practice in Acupressure/Meridian Massage, Pain-Free Deep Tissue, Orthopedic Muscle Balancing, Myofacial Release, Slide Cupping, Trigger Point Techniques, Active Isolated Stretching, Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Stone, Cellulite Elimination Massage, Palliative Hospice Massage and last but not least, the powerful tools within Aromatherapy.
This variety of therapeutic techniques allows me to approach your healing needs from a range of starting points, from acute issues to long term maintenance, from emotional to physical balance.
In my years practice, I have had the privilege to work with clients from ages 11 to 101. From teaching an 11 year old gymnast how to massage her own forearms, to assisting Hospice Patients at life's end find an hour of peaceful, healing touch, I learn from each of you and share with all of you.
(might delete this)You may think that my 101 year old client would have been such a Hospice patient, but no, she climbed on to my table herself; what an inspiration she proved to be!
Our skin is our largest organ and is one of several starting points of health. This is why I use only Certified Organic Massage Oil and Vegan Massage Cream in your treatment. If you wish, I then add Pure GC/MS tested Essential Oils to these bases to enhance your healing, through inhalation and skin absorption. (more information).
Ongoing training and education - taking healing to another level:
Meridian Massage Certification
In April, 2017 I completed 2 Hands-On Workshops to wrap up months of studying for my certification - What an amazing experience in Miconpy, Florida with Cindy Black, founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing. Cindy is a LMT, LAc, and has been teaching for over 20 years, massage, acupressure and meridian work, preferring human touch to needles. Working with Qi and the 5 Elements toward Free and Flowing Qi through the Meridians for health, vitality and balance.
Essential Oil Studies
Anatomy & Physiology
Certification in progress.
With Robert Tisserand
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Where I come from
Raised in Laguna Beach, life's path has brought me full circle! Shortly after high school I moved away from this wonderful town I called home to Northern California where in a small town in the Sierra Foothills I discovered my passion for massage therapy and opened my business for the first time.
Travel and family took me frequently to the Caribbean where I was able to both share my services as well as take inspiration for my budding business.
And finally the start of 2015 brought me back home to the city of Laguna Beach, where I have slowly built up my business to the present day.
While working in Laguna Beach, I have the following referrals for your massage needs in and around Yosemite National Park - please let them know you heard of them from Maggie at Carib Therapies:
We are a nurturing group, massage therapists, as well as supportive friends and professionals to each other. We have either trained together or learned from each other, and continue to share our knowledge for the benefit of all our clients.
Achuchumi Massage. In town, Mariposa. Bill Leonard 209-742- 5700
Yosemite Bug Hostel. Midpines. http://www.yosemitebug.com/spa.htm
ask for Virgi or Bryce
Olga's Massage Therapy. In town, Mariposa. Also, Awahnee Hotel, YNP. www.olgasmassagetherapy.com 209-872-4707
Inner Peace Massage by Rivka. (559)760-6177
Synergy Massage. Bryce Tyson. (559)676-0478
Health in Touch. Linda Conn. Oakhurst and Bass Lake. (559)676-8935
Stacy Schaffner (559) 760-2276
Marie's Massage and Natural Health. Marie Ruiz. (559)760-3866
Great working conditions over the years!
Since becoming a Certified Massage Therapist I have had the fortune to share my work wherever I went: from the Sierra Nevada Foothills outside Yosemite National Park to the Caribbean Island of Montserrat, and now back to my hometown of Laguna Beach, California.
Montserrat, West Indies
Massage on the Veranda
Isles Bay, Montserrat
I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and provide you with a unique healing experience in a truly unique setting. - Maggie
Margaret (Maggie) Holmes