maia ignatz, ba, lmt, cct
Communicative – Respectful – Attentive
I am passionate about health and I love what I do as a bodyworker. I strive to provide the best bodywork every time you work with me and I specialize in customizing every session to meet your individual needs. Through regular, effective and customized massage therapy, bodywork, and education, I can support you in improving, maximizing, and maintaining your health and performance potential. Let us work together to cultivate mental, emotional, and physical wellness – as we are a biopsychosocial/heartbodymind system!
“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
- Owner and sole provider at Massage Boulder with over 13 years of experience as a Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker, and over 350 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)
- 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 Master Teacher
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology/Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder
- Work experience includes assisting in sport and spine physical therapy
It is my goal to meet your individual massage therapy and bodywork needs, from ultimate relaxation and healing to treatment and performance oriented bodywork. I help educate so that you can be empowered to participate in your personal wellness. I work with a keen intuitive sense and deliver effective, nurturing bodywork that meets your needs, but not limited to the following narrative-based practice, massage therapy and bodywork techniques: Narrative-Based Practice, 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.
Massage therapy and bodywork are integral parts in reaching my goal to live a healthy lifestyle and attain my highest level of well-being. Massage therapy and bodywork allow me to achieve and maintain optimal wellbeing by helping me – heartbodymind – prepare for, and recover from, everyday life and strenuous activities.
For 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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