About Maia

maia ignatz, ba, lmt, cct

Communicative – Respectful – Attuned Presence and Touch


I am passionate about connection and health, and I love what I have the honor and opportunity to facilitate as a Polyvagal-informed bodyworker. I strive to offer the best of what I do every time you work with me, and I specialize in customizing every session to meet your individual needs. Through regular, effective and customized nervous system support, massage therapy, bodywork, and education, I can support you in improving, maximizing, and maintaining your health and performance potential. Let us work together, walk this path to cultivate mental, emotional, and physical wellness. I would love the opportunity to support your wholeness!

“The essence of working with another person is to be present as a living being. What matters is to be a human being with another human being, to recognize the other person as another being in there.” Gene Gendlin

  • Owner and sole provider at Massage Boulder with over 14 years of experience as a full-time, Licensed Massage Therapist and Bodyworker, and over 425 hours of continuing education credit
  • Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate, with Honors, from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy (BCMT) 1000-Hr program
  • Insured Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • Polyvagal Informed: The Polyvagal Certificate Program – Polyvagal Institute (PVI)
  • Certified Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) Provider – Unyte SSP Certificate Program
  • Beyond Pain Education with Dr. Howard Schubiner, MD and Charlie Merrill, MSPT
  • Foundation Training Instructor
  • Certified Contemporary Cupping Therapist (CCT)
  • Ashiatsu Therapist – DeepFeet Bar Therapy
  • CranioSacral Therapist – Upledger Institute
  • Usui Reiki Level III/Healing Friend
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology/Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Work experience includes assisting in sport and spine physical therapy

“Connecting with the human in front of us is never out of our scope of practice: it is the heart of our practice.” James Stark

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It is my honor to meet your individual nervous system regulation, massage therapy, and bodywork needs, from regulation, relaxation, and healing to treatment and performance oriented bodywork. I offer education so that you can be empowered to participate in your personal wellness. I work with a keen intuitive sense and deliver effective, nurturing, attuned presence and touch that meets your needs including, but not limited to the following Polyvagal-informed practice, massage therapy, and bodywork techniques: Polyvagal-Informed Practice, Nervous System Regulation and Co-Regulation Coaching, Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), Ashiatsu / DeepFeet Bar Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Contemporary Cupping Methods, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Sports, TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) specific massage, Swedish massage, and Reiki.

Nervous system support, co-regulation, massage therapy, and bodywork are integral parts in reaching my goal to live a healthy lifestyle and attain my highest level of healing, health, and wholeness. Nervous system support, co-regulation, massage therapy, and bodywork allow me to achieve and maintain optimal wellbeing by supporting me – heartbrainbody – to prepare for, and recover from, everyday life and strenuous activities.

MtnChamps14For four years I competed as a Professional Athlete, training for and racing XTERRA off-road triathlon. I have also raced various 5K through marathon distance running races and mountain bike races, allowing me to relate on an experiential level to athletes of all abilities. I currently enjoy mountain biking, running, strength training, hiking, yoga, and meditation. I love to get outside, move, and breathe.

Your referrals are the greatest compliments and are tremendously appreciated, thank you!

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“Every bad feeling is potential energy toward a more right way of being if you give it space to move toward its rightness.” Eugene T. Gendlin, Focusing 1978

Let us work together to support our mental, emotional, and physical health. Live your best life.

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