Massage Therapy and More with Marcia Ritter
Are you stressed, tense, worn out and in need of relief? Look no further than our Massage Therapy services with Marcia Ritter. Find a sense of calm and comfort just by walking in the door. Massage Therapy is one of the best forms of relief for all ages. If you suffer from fibermilogia, carpal tunnel, sciatic pain, general aches and pains, or more, if you’re an athlete, or elderly adult trying to maintain flexibility then massage therapy is the option for you!
Marcia Ritter has been working as a Massage therapist since 2006 completing massage therapy courses. She has been a PA licensed massage therapist since 2013. 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. Marcia has completed level one of the geriatric massage course offered through the DayBreak Geriatric Massage Institute Fall 2017.
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, Maricia’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, which many people in her life and society did not truly understand. Through Reiki, she found massage therapy, a related field but one that was easier for others to accept. 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 and sharing what she can with those around her.
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.
Everything in Marcia’s repertoire of skills is about healing. Healing from disease, emotional and spiritual pain, working to get your endocrine system flowing; just some of what is dealt with when you come in for an appointment. Each service specializes in a different way.
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 work week or stressful situation.
Reiki and Chakra Balancing – These are used to treat our body energy. Restore natural flow in the body and 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.
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:
Please, arrive 15 mins prior to your first appointment with Marcia to fill out our initial paperwork. Initial paperwork is found below and can be filled out and brought in.
Upon start time Marcia will take some time to discuss your outstanding issues and what you hope to get out of your appointment.
For follow up appointments, you will fill out a brief update sheet to cover all your areas of concern.
Arrive at least 10 -15 minutes early for follow-ups; this ensures you get the most from your appointment.
We recommend coming to all appointments hydrated and to ensure you hydrate yourself after leaving.
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 our employees and other clients to illness. This also applies to any contagious conditions such as poison ivy. If you have questions or concerns, please, let us know.
Deep Tissue Massage
- 1 hr – $80
- 1 1/2 hr- $120
Trigger Point (Neuromuscular) Massage
- 1 hr – $80
- 1 1/2 hr – $120
- 1 hr – $70
- 1 1/2 hr – $105
Use of the Amethyst Biomat during any treatment
- $10 extra/treatment
Organic Therapeutic Essential Oils (Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Orange) added to the massage:
- $10 extra/treatment
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 for no-show. 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 or arrive 15 – 20 mins before the start time to fill it out in our office.