About

Our

Therapist

Originally from Virginia, Ellen Maroun moved to Georgia in 2006. She is licensed by the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy and licenced by the Virginia Board of Nursing in Massage Therapy.

 

She began practicing massage in 1997 and has received extensive training and certification in numerous massage modalities. She has a broad range of experience from providing spa services to working with professional athletes. A physician-trained, certified, medical massage therapist, Ellen has worked extensively with people who have complicated medical histories, chronic pain, injuries, and cancer survivors.

 

Ellen's passion for helping people shows in her dedication to study under nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their respective fields. This includes certification in lymphatic drainage from the Vodder School, the world's most extensive training. During her studies, she had the privilege of studying under the world's leading physician in lymphedema diagnosis and treatment.

She received training in the Kuroshova method of Russian sports/medical massage and studied privately with Muhammad Ali's massage therapist in sports massage.  

 

An award-winning massage therapist, Ellen has been an instructor since 2002, and has inspired many practicing therapists. She created the curriculum and was the lead instructor for the West Georgia Technical College Massage Therapy Training Program.

 

Her practice is based on relieving pain and stress and restoring function to our clients.  She welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best massage therapy in the industry.

Areas of experience and training:

Massage Therapy Education and Continuing Education:

Daniels Institute of Holistic Health, Roanoke, Virginia

Certificate of Completion in Massage Therapy

 

State Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed by Virginia State Board of Nursing in Massage Therapy

     License # 0019002558

Licensed by Georgia State Board of Massage Therapy

     License # MT002685

 

Other Certifications:

Certified in Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined De-Congestive Therapy (Vodder School)

Certified in Reflexology (Institute for Integrated Therapies)

Certified in Equine Sports Massage (Equissage)

Certified in Medi-Cupping (ACE)

Certified in Pregnancy Passage (Nurturing the Mother)

Certified in Medical Massage (Body Therapy Institute with Ralph Stephens) 

Certified Instructor for Massage Therapy and Healthcare Practitioners (Body Therapy Institute)

Certified Neural Reset Master (Body Therapy Institute with NRT Trainings)

Advanced Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Lymphatic Training:

  • Cranio Sacral Therapy I (Upledger Institute)

  • Anatomy Trains (Tom Myers)

  • Myofascial Release Curriculum (John Barnes, PT) with repeats on classes

       -Myofascial Release I & II

       -Myofascial Rebounding

       -Myofascial Unwinding

       -Fascial Pelvis

       -Cervical Thoracic

       -Quantum Leap

       -Women's Health

       -Pediatric Manual Therapy (John Barnes method)

  • Visceral and Neural Manipulation Curriculi (Dr. Jean Pierre Barral, DO) with repeats on classes

        -Listening Techniques I: Osteopathic Evaulation Techniques

        -Neural Manipulation I: Integrated Approach Trauma & Whiplash

        -Visceral Manipulation I: Abdomen

        -Visceral Manipulation II: Abdomen

        -Visceral Manipulation III: Pelvis

        -Visceral Manipulation IV: Thorax and Throat

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Curriculum (Dr. Vodder School)

        -MLD Basic

        -MLD I

        -MLD II

        -MLD III

        -Certified in Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined De-Congestive Therapy

        -Re-certification classes every two years

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Curriculum (Dr. Bruno Chikly, MD, DO)

        -LDT I

        -LDT II

        -LDT III

        -LDT Advanced I

        -LDT Applications to Viscera: Thorax & Abdomen

        -LDT Applications to Viscera: Abdomen & Pelvis

        -LDT Therapy for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Other Chronic Neuroinflammatory Disorders

        -Lymph, Fascia, and Primo-Vascular System

        -Fluid Articular Release-Lower Body

        -Fuid Articular Release-Upper Body

        -Voice Dysfunctions, Larynx/Pharynx, Post Intubation or Post Surgical Problems, Tongue-Tie/Ankyloglossisa

  • Manual Therapy for the Brain and Nervous System Curriculum (Dr. Bruno Chikly, MD, DO)

        -Brain I:  Brain, Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid and Autonomic Nervous System

        -Brain II: Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & RAS - Fluid Dynamics and Fascia Release of the CNS

        -Brain III: Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & Peripheral Nervous System

        -Brain IV: Brain Tissue, Cranial Nerves, Nuclei & ANS

        -Brain, Eyes, Meninges, and CSF

        -Brain Therapy for Neonatal Reflexes & General Reflexes in Adults and Children

        -Brain Advanced Cranial Meninges

        -Brain, Cranial Rhythm, & Bone Marrow

        -Neuro-Embryological Release of Ligaments and Tendons

  • Neural Reset Therapy (Body Therapy Institute)

       -Upper Body

        -Lower Body

        -Certified NRT Master Therapist

        -Advanced NRT

 

Kinesio Tape Training by Kinesio University

Kinesio Taping I

Kinesio Taping II

Kinesio Taping III

Other Medical Massage Training 

Medical Massage Certification Program with additional advanced courses

Massage for People Living with Cancer

Burn Scar Therapy

Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Wrist, Forearm, and Hand Issues

Pain Management in Sports Massage

Medi-Cupping

Massage Cupping

Post Surgical Therapy for Mastectomy and Breast Implants

Additional Training:

Heart Centered Therapy I:  Touching from the Heart-Assume Only Love

Memberships:

Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals (ABMP)

2002-Present

Tanner Medical Center Oncology Advisory Council

2015-2017

 

Awards and Press:

2018 February Business of the Month by the Carrol County Chamber of Commerce

2009 Featured on front page of Sunday edition of the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, Georgia for medical massage

2005 Featured in The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia for sports massage

2003 Voted Best Massage by the reader’s poll in Star City Magazine, Roanoke, Virginia