Would you prefer the comforts in-home massage therapy? Do you have a parent residing in an Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing facility who has continual aches and pains? Are  you are looking for a natural method to relieve this soreness? Look no further than our In-Home Geriatric Certified Massage Therapist Marcia Ritter.  Massage Therapy is one of the best forms of relief for all ages. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, sciatic pain, general aches and pains, or an elderly adult trying to maintain flexibility then a therapy Marcia offers can lead you to healing. 

CREDENTIALS

Marcia Ritter has been working as a Massage therapist since 2006. S he has been a PA licensed massage therapist since 2013.Marcia has completed level one of the geriatric massage course offered through the DayBreak Geriatric Massage Institute Fall 2017 to better service our clients.  She practiced Reiki since 2000 as a Certified Reiki Master through Allegheny General Hospital, providing Reiki to patients. Marcia has been a professional member in good standing of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals since 2010. All members of this organization strictly adhere to the ABMP Code of Ethics maintaining the highest professional conduct. She achieved her Yoga Instructor Certification at the Himalayan Institute in 2011 as well as a certification as a Spiritual Director at the Center for Spiritual Formation in 2005.

About Marcia L. Ritter

What lead Marcia to massage therapy?

Marcia’s life has always been drawn towards healing. As a teenager, her path started with her mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer. Marcia became her mother’s caregiver. As her mother grew weaker, Marcia’s spirituality grew stronger. She begged for healing and an end to her mother’s suffering. Those prayers were answered bitter-sweetly with her mother’s passing, giving her mother relief and ultimate healing. Marcia worked through the pain of losing her mother, devoting herself to healing practices. Marcia answered the call again to care for her father in much the same way.

These experiences drove her to the healing power of Reiki. Through Reiki, she found massage therapy. Her skills and passion grew with these discoveries to include reflexology, yoga, and spirituality. Everyday, she follows the path of healing that has been laid out for her by continuing her studies thereby sharing what she can with those around her.

Marcia’s practice

An experience with Marcia is unlikely any other. Her deep passion for others, understanding nature, and welcoming personality bring the ultimate sense of comfort to all her clients.  Marcia believes in excellent service and true healing through the methods of massage therapy, Reiki, yoga, reflexology, and spirit direction. She forms deep personal connections with all her clients, dedicating herself to help heal through any means she can. These connections are important when you are coming in for a full body massage. You will find yourself in a vulnerable situation but with Marcia at ease.

Marcia has maintained her private practice business for over a decade on only referrals and word of mouth. She has been able to capture the attention of many individuals throughout her life and career building a loyal and consistent client base. She hopes to reach a higher potential by joining with Holistic Aging and expanding her range of care.

About Massage Therapy and other services

Everything in Marcia’s repertoire of skills is about healing. Healing from disease, emotional and spiritual pain, working to get your endocrine system flowing, improving your flexibility, and removing energetic obstacles. As a concierge healer, Marcia has the intuitive abilities to lead your body to a place of healing.

Deep Tissue Massage: Trigger Point, or Neuromuscular Massage – Generally, these massages is used for chronic aches and pains as well as muscle strain and spasms. These massages usually focused on a specific problem area and are more therapeutic. The difference between them is the intensity, which can be customized by Marcia according to your needs.

Relaxation Massage:This is usually used for those who simply want to unwind from a tough week or stressful situation. There is less pressure and intensity.

Reiki and Chakra Balancing: A Reiki or Chakra balancing session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. This helps your body restore natural energy flow and consequently reconnect to oneself.

Reflexology: This is used once again to balance the energy of the body specifically through one’s extremities. Each area of the body corresponds to an area on the feet or hands. In this treatment, these areas are utilized.

YogaYoga is a holistic practice combining physical poses (asana) with mindfulness, breathing techniques, and meditation. The combination of these practices promotes functional mobility, self discovery and helps rebalance the nervous system. Marcia customizes her session to meet your personal needs.

You can choose one of these methods or request a combination – Marcia can customize your personal needs to your session.

Not sure what treatment you need? Call us at (412)486-6677.

What to Expect:

Initial Appointment:

Marcia will arrive at your place of residence 10 minutes prior to the appointment to set up and review your intake form.

Upon start time Marcia will take some time to discuss your outstanding issues and what you hope to get out of your appointment.

Follow-Ups:

For follow up appointments,Marcia may have you will fill out a brief update sheet to cover all your areas of concern.

Marcia recommends being well hydrated prior to the appointment. 

If you are ill, such as having the flu or a cold, DO NOT schedule a treatment. If you become ill before your scheduled appointment time please CANCEL or RESCHEDULE by calling us at (412)486-6677. Not only will a massage be detrimental to you while you are ill, you will risk exposing Marcia. This also applies to any contagious conditions such as poison ivy.  If you have questions or concerns, please, let us know.

 

 

Massage Therapy Fees including travel time within a 10 mile radius of our office and transport and set up of Marcia’s massage table. 

Deep Tissue Massage

  • 1 hr – $120
  • 1 1/2 hr- $160

Trigger Point (Neuromuscular) Massage

  • 1 hr – $120
  • 1 1/2 hr – $160

Relaxation Massage 

  • 1 hr – $110
  • 1 1/2 hr – $145

Reiki

  • $110

Chakra balancing

  • $110

Reflexology

  • $110

Organic Therapeutic Essential Oils (Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Orange) added to the massage:

  • $10 extra/treatment

Private Yoga Session

  • 1 hr – $140

*additional fee of $30/session if invoicing is requested thru Holistic Aging 

Holistic Aging must receive valid credit card information prior to scheduling an appointment. You must cancel an appointment at least 24-hours before scheduled time or your card will be charged. NO EXCEPTIONS. Clients may pay cash at the time of the appointment.

Available appointment times vary.

Call our office at (412)486-6677 to schedule your appointment.

Please print the massage intake form below before your first scheduled appointment and return it to adminha@holisticaging.com prior to your appointment. 

Intake Form