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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 quickly to clients.  She welcomes the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best massage therapy in the industry.

MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOL HOURS TRAINING: 500

CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING HOURS: 2,077

Massage Therapy Education:

Daniels Institute of Holistic Health, Roanoke, Virginia

     Certificate of Completion in Massage Therapy  (500 hour program)

 

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 Decongestive Therapy - Vodder School  (160 hour program with additional training 240 hours total)

Certified in Reflexology - Institute for Integrated Therapies  (130 hour program)

Certified in Equine Sports Massage - Equissage  (50 hour program)

Certified in Medi-Cupping - ACE)  (22 hour program with additional training 44 hours total)

Certified in Pregnancy Massage - Nurturing the Mother  (24 hour program)

Certified in Medical Massage - Body Therapy Institute with Ralph Stephens (100 hour program with additional training 107 hours total)

Certified Instructor for Massage Therapy and Healthcare Practitioners - Body Therapy Institute  (100 hour program)

Certified Neural Reset Master - Body Therapy Institute with NRT Trainings (109 hour program with additional training 131 total)

Advanced Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Lymphatic Training: 1,470 hours training

  • CranioSacral Therapy I (Upledger Institute)  (24 hours)

  • Anatomy Trains (Tom Myers)  (18 hours)

  • Myofascial Release Curriculum (John Barnes, PT) with repeats on classes  (231 hours)

       -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 Curricula (Dr. Jean Pierre Barral, DO) with repeats on classes  (216 hours)

        -Listening Techniques I: Osteopathic Evaluation Techniques

        -Listening Techniques II: Advanced Evaluation Approach to Total Body Systems

        -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

        -Visceral Manipulation V:  Manual Thermal Evaluation

        -Vagus Nerve and Autonomic Nervous System

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Curriculum (Dr. Vodder School)  (260 hours)

        -MLD Basic

        -MLD I

        -MLD II

        -MLD III

        -Certified in Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy

        -Re-certification classes every two years

        -Juzo training in measuring, selection and application of lymphedema garments

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Curriculum (Dr. Bruno Chikly, MD, DO) with repeats on classes  (281 hours).  Approved teaching assistant.

        -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

        - Clinical Symposium with Dr. Bruno Chikly

        -Lymph, Fascia, and Primo-Vascular System

        -Fluid Articular Release-Lower Body

        -Fluid Articular Release-Upper Body

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

        -INReAL: Interstitial Fluid, Notochord, Reciprocal Axes and Lines

        -Embryological Planes of Fusion

  • Manual Therapy for the Brain and Nervous System Curriculum (Dr. Bruno Chikly, MD, DO)  (246 hours).  Approved teaching assistant.

        -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 & Autonomic Nervous System

        -Brain, Eyes, Meninges, and CSF

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

        -Brain Advanced Cranial Meninges

        -Brain, Marrow, Toxicity, and Allergies

        -Brain, Cranial Rhythm, & Bone Marrow

        -Neuro-Embryological Release of Ligaments and Tendons

  • Neural Reset Therapy with repeats on classes  (with Lawrence Woods, developer)  (131 hours)

       -Upper Body

        -Lower Body

        -Advanced NRT

        -Certified NRT Master Therapist

  •  Quantum Alignment Technique  (with Lawrence Woods)  (21 hours)

Kinesio Tape Training by Kinesio University  (24 hours training)

Kinesio Taping I

Kinesio Taping II

Kinesio Taping III

Other Medical Massage Training  (206 hours training)

Medical Massage Certification Program with additional advanced courses  (100 hours)

Massage for People Living with Cancer  (24 hours)

Burn Scar Therapy  (12 hours)

Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Wrist, Forearm, and Hand Issues  (3 hours)

Pain Management in Sports Massage  (3 hours)

Medi-Cupping  (44 hours)

Massage Cupping (3 hours)

Post Surgical Therapy for Mastectomy and Breast Implants  (3 hours)

Shoulder dysfunction (7 hours)

Additional Training:  (419 hours training)

Heart Centered Therapy I:  Touching from the Heart-Assume Only Love (18 hours)

Sports massage (20 hours)

Reflexology (130 hours training)

Equine sports massage (50 hours)

Instructor for massage and healthcare providers (100 hours) 

Ethics (6 hours training)

Alexander Technique (7 hours)

Erik Dalton's Dirty Dozen Techniques (2 hours)

Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage (24 hours)

Association of Natural Healthcare Providers Conference (40 hours)

One really bad class in how to completely do "lymphatic" work incorrectly (16 hours)

Business Coaching:

Said Maroun, MBA, LEAN Six Sigma Black Belt

Irene Diamond, Precise Private Practice® business model coaching

University of West Georgia Entrepreneur Success

Equinox Advanced Trainings

Memberships:

Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals (ABMP)

2002-Present

Tanner Medical Center Oncology Advisory Council

2015-2017

Association of Natural Healthcare Providers 2017-2018

 

Awards and Press:

2018 February Business of the Month by the Carroll 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

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