Hi there! My name is Ben.
Massage offers an avenue to experience deep relaxation of the mind and body when delivered in an environment that supports relaxation and is delivered by professionals who have the right training, attitude and intent. I became a massage therapist to do just that and contribute in many ways to the wellness and wellbeing needs of people.
Much more than technique and skill, which I constantly seek to expand in order to enhance my clients’ relaxation or muscle relief needs, I believe that experience is critical in this therapy. As such, the client experience is always front and center in my approach to this art/science and I seek to improve on this daily.
My modalities are Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue – both might incorporate gentle, medium and firmer pressure according to the therapeutic need and client preference. In truth, aggressive/forceful massage pressure isn’t the one, foolproof way to release knots in muscle tissue – it, in fact, often requires a combination of techniques and tools (warm towels, hot stones, therapeutic lotions, sustained pressure, the occasional elbow, etc.) to achieve the goal – and maintenance and patience are the real virtues in this game!
I also offer Assisted Stretch sessions. Personally, I feel that stretching is the best thing ever! Ever wake up and have a really, really good stretch (probably heard and felt a few unexpected but delightful cracks) and afterwards just felt good all over because it was a reall, really good stretch? Yeah…
When I met the owners, Stacey and Bob, watched the genuine enthusiasm, passion and detail Stacey gave as she spoke about every square inch of the facility (you can tell she can probably walk around with her eyes closed and not stub her toe). Then I saw how Bob spent hours dutifully and lovingly cleaning the float cabins and suites like a man would clean his favorite car, and then I saw how next-level the ideas and concepts are that Truth Mind & Body is bringing to the wellness space and to people’s lives and then finally talking to Kent, Truth’s Lead Therapist (a hard-to describe, extremely resourceful and quietly accomplished man), I knew I had to be a part of this eclectic team doing this unique yet essential work!
My name is Ben. Let’s get to the Truth of YOUR matter – relaxation for your mind and body!
Welcome to Truth Mind & Body!
As a “latch key” kid, I never got to spend a lot of time with my parents as my dad worked in the day and my mom at night. Massage changed that. My mother, an RN who worked 11pm to 7am, would come home, get a shower and breakfast, and be on the massage table by 9am. Afterwards, we would actually hang out and go places! It was such a dramatic change in our lives that it might as well have been magic at work on that table. When I realized I had a talent for it too, I dedicated my life to it, making massage, and body work in general, my Art.
After high school I went right to Baltimore School of Massage and graduated in 1999. I have been working in all sorts of locations from Salons and fitness centers to the Maryland Renaissance Festival to working alongside chiropractors in my 20 years of experience. I have certifications in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Sound Massage, Reiki and Reflexology. I continue to expand my abilities all the time and research new ways to combine what I know for the best session I can offer. My goal is always to get to the root of the problem and find a way to solve it or make it less of an issue in someone’s life. No one should have to live with pain and if I, or anyone I know, can help reduce it or heal it completely, I will do my best in that endeavor.
On a personal note, I’m a fox spirit in a human body and love being creative in the weirdest way possible. I try never to repeat myself in word or deed and love all forms of chicanery! I speak in music and movie quotes and the more people are smiling and laughing around me, the better I am. I’m also one for getting my hands into crafts of all kinds and love exploring artistic expressions in movement.
Hi, everyone – my name is Marcus!
I’m a registered massage practitioner/pain management therapist and have been working in Therapeutic Health since 2014. I’ve also had the privilege of working with several leading Occupational Therapists and Chiropractors here in Maryland. This opportunity has greatly contributed to my continued success in the ever-growing holistic field and massage therapy.
My area of expertise includes range of motion improvement, manual therapy, pre/post-operative recovery, guided meditation and pain management rehabilitation. The modalities I specialize in are Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Acupressure Therapy, Oncology Massage, Reflexology, Warm Stone Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Cupping Massage and Kinesiology.
Whether you’re here to simply unwind and relax, or you need some specific focus on a stubborn problem area, I’m here to help – and will do my very best to have you feeling amazing in no time! I enjoy sharing peace and laughter with all and I live to inspire the very best in everyone. I look forward to the opportunity of helping you on your journey toward optimal wellbeing.
Hope to see you soon!
Hey everyone. I’m a registered massage practitioner and I’m very excited to be kicking off my career with the Truth team! This new chapter has been a long ways coming and marks the beginning of a terrifyingly liberating career transition.
My story of becoming a massage practitioner isn’t quite what one might expect. After graduating college back in 2017, I had a transformational experience that shifted my perception of life and existence itself. I began to study myself closely and question the meaning of this thing we call “life”. Who am I? What am I doing here? What am I here to do? Over the years of questioning, growing and learning more about myself, I felt this deep inner calling to the path of the healer. It was a calling that couldn’t be ignored even if I tried. I didn’t know what this path looked like, or where it would lead me and I had no idea how to start walking this path. As this calling lingered over the years, the feelings of frustration, confusion, and doubt sunk in as I struggled with my direction. With a stroke of luck (and a lot of surrendering to the unknown), I came across an energetics coach who introduced me to his specialized energetic practice. The philosophy behind his practice resonated in a profound way with me and I knew in that moment that this was my calling so I took the leap of faith to be mentored by him.
This mentorship challenged me to further my knowledge of the human body which led me to massage school. I was humbled to find that serving others through massage complements my skillset as an energetic practitioner and made me truly feel like I was channeling my innate gifts as a healer.
My purpose lies deeply in my lifetime mastery as an energetic practitioner, connecting with those that resonate with this trauma-informed approach, and guiding them to their inner knowing. If you’re interested in learning more about this energetic modality, stay tuned – we’ll be adding information soon on the ‘Energy Work’ page of the Truth website! As my complementary skillset, I firmly value the crucial role that massage can play in someone’s healing journey. I look forward to crossing paths and sharing my purpose with you through massage and my energetic practice.
In my free time, you’ll find me outside connecting with nature whether it’s through hiking, surfing, camping, fly-fishing, mountain biking or snowboarding. I have an insatiable curiosity of life’s purpose which drives my spiritual development and continuous evolution to becoming a more conscious being. It’s through this inner curiosity and the beauty I see in each of our suffering that kindles my passion for guiding others through their spiritual journey.
Massage is your key to staying healthy! I truly, truly believe this – and I hope to make a believer out of you!
Hello! My name is Kelly and I am a Registered Massage Practitioner, licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania since 2005.
I have worked in various spas and wellness centers across Maryland and Pennsylvania over the years and I’m VERY excited to now be a part of the Truth Mind & Body Team! I have an ACE Massage Cupping Therapy Certification and I believe Massage Cupping is an amazing pain-free modality to releasing tension in our bodies. I also have expertise in Swedish and Prenatal Massage as well as Warm Stone Therapy.
I enjoy meeting new clients and helping to educate them in the alternative options of Massage Therapy and the various treatments offered at Truth Mind & Body! I look forward to working with you soon – let’s explore your better health together!
I have been a practicing Massage Therapist since 2004, including 5-years as a Massage Instructor at Medix and Fortis Institute.
I offer a wide range of services – from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Trigger Point, Lymphatic Draining and much more – specializing in helping clients to target their problem areas and meet their goals.
Even before I decided to pursue massage as a career, I spent many, many years as a client! It has helped me tremendously in my pursuit of wellness and success.
I enjoy cooking, gardening, working with my hands, the outdoors, and spending time with my family.
Form and function have always been a driving force in what I choose to be, do, see, and study in my life. As a student of both interior design and massage therapy, I can tell you that they have much more in common than many would think – there are so many similarities between building and body systems which offers me a unique perspective and approach to massage therapy/body work.
It is incredible to share that I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 10-years and am grateful for the circumstances that have lead me to today. In that time, my journey has been full, both professionally and personally – particularly with regard to my own health journey. In many ways, it has shaped who I am and who I strive to be as a Massage Therapist!
I have enjoyed continuing my education – as required AND beyond – as well as practicing my skill-set(s) to meet the needs of the 21st Century client! I am Nationally Board Certified and practice multiple modalities including: Gentle (Swedish), Deep Tissue, Muscle Origin & Insertion, Myofascial Release, Body Mapping & Scar Tissue Release, Reflexology (Ears, Hands and Feet), Warm Stone Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Aromatherapy, Percussion Massage Tool and Gua Sha. I also had the privilege of traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal in 2011, where I studied Nepalese Ayurvedic Massage at the Himalayan Healers School. I am very proud to say that I am one (1) of only three (3) practitioners of this 5,000 year old modality in all of the United States!
I look forward to the opportunity of working with YOU!
Hello, all you Beautiful Weirdos out there!
My journey to becoming a massage therapist is riddled with confusion, frustration, empathy, and PAIN!!! I come from a long line of hardworking individuals with tremendous work ethic and blind ambition. This tenacity has pulled my family of 6 through some of the best and, also, some of the less fortunate times. I have seen, first-hand, the effects of what not taking care of yourself can do and the irreversible damage it can cause – whether sacrificing good posture or even pushing through an injury or illness to provide a good quality of life for your family – all these seemingly small choices add up to the inevitable: pain, poor body mechanics, cartilage degeneration, possible nerve damage and a dysfunctional endocrine system – all issues with which most modern humans are entirely too familiar.
This subject is dear to my heart because my mother deals with this sort of thing every day. She is a very formidable employee of the United States Postal Service and during her 20-yr tenure with them, I have witnessed the ever-creeping decay of her posture and her ability to walk. Her happiness has taken a plunge as her pain stakes its claim in every aspect of her life. I knew that I wanted to do everything I could to help my mother claim her life BACK. I have been an athlete all my life – from the age of 8-yrs, I started wrestling and competing in taekwondo all through high school then continued into bodybuilding. I have always had a passion for health and wellness which is what ultimately lead me to becoming a Massage Therapist.
I studied and graduated from the Holistic Massage Training Institute. I have worked with many different types of people, from NBA players, professional swimmers, the Naval Academy lacrosse team, personal trainers, surgeons, nurses and, of course, SOUL SHAPERS (I refer to, of course, those with the BS societal title of ‘stay-at-home-mom’)!!
I am extremely passionate about helping everyone achieve their maximum potential – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – so let my passion be your salvation!
*whoa, that was a little intense, huh? insert fart noises here – hahaha!*