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Mary's Credentials

Mary, her husband Tom and Max in the Berkshires, 2016

About Mary Henderson

The massage training offered through Massage Therapeutics provides continuing education that is about improving skills to provide the best results and experience for our clients without compromising our physical well being as massage therapists. Cutting edge skills, including cupping massage classes, that safe guard the massage therapist's hands and body are at the heart of Massage Therapeutics training classes.

The mission of Massage Therapeutics is to provide quality education to fellow massage therapists. Our goal is to give you an experience in Excellence:  

  • training in the best massage techniques and skills
  • protecting your career from injury
  • increasing beneficial results for your clients
  • promoting a thriving business

​​​Mary Henderson is the instructor at Massage Therapeutics. Mary has been practicing therapeutic massage since 2001 and has a thriving practice in Gloucester, MA. Deep tissue massage, myofascial release, positional release, trigger point work and cupping massage have been central to her work. 

At the outset of her career, Mary's driving force was to get substantial relief for clients who were suffering from muscular pain and soft tissue injury. Striving to provide the best care possible, Mary incorporated many therapeutic skills into her practice over the years. A committed student of massage, Mary has devoted many hours to her own continuing education. Her practice has reflected the integration of multiple modalities into a focused and effective approach to relieving pain and injury.

Mary's approach to massage therapy also reflects her own struggles with injuries over a long career. You may know of a massage therapist who had to leave the field due to injury. It is inevitable that you as a massage therapist, will have to think about the physical stress of this work. In massage school, students are being told that the average massage career is 5 years, in large part because of this issue. 

Mary has worked through several potentially career ending injuries over the course of her practice. Learning new skills and improved body mechanics has been critical to maintaining a full practice and giving clients the care they need with more beneficial outcomes! This experience is reflected in the classes taught at Massage Therapeutics.​

Do you want to do the work you love for a long time?
Let Massage Therapeutics help you to achieve a long and effective career! 

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Approved continuing education provider

Provider Number 1105 Exp. 5/16/22

​Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

Professional Member

Member since 2000


Licensed Massage Therapist 

May, 2001 to present

Holistic and Therapeutic Massage Programs

​Polarity Realization Institute, Ipswich, MA June, 2001


Master of Arts

​Assumption College, Worcester, MA 1983

Bachelor of Arts

Clark University, Worcester, MA 1980

Teaching Experience

Mary has been an educator for over thirty years. She currently  teaches a Gentle Stretching Class at the Cape Ann YMCA. She also taught massage as an Adjunct Faculty at North Shore Community College and medical terminology at Wellspring House in Gloucester. In her previous career in addictions she provided substance abuse prevention training for colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.

Continuing Education

​Mary has devoted close to one hundred hours to her continuing education, including myofascial release, manual lymph work, positional release, cupping massage, and  low back and cervical work.