[Licensing and Credentials]
Mary Beth Mosteller, owner of Essential Touch Massage, originally graduated from Taylor University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in International Studies and Spanish, with a minor in French. With a vibrant passion for people, their cultures and languages, her studies abroad range from central to South America: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Bolivia.
After her undergraduate studies, Mary Beth worked at a university for a few years in pastoral and administrative roles, but felt like there was something else out there for her. Mary Beth not onl felt the strong desire to work with people, but she also knew the healing power of touch and the health benefits touch had to offer, so she kept considering a certification in massage therapy.
In 2012, she followed that passion and studied at WellSpring School of Allied Health in Kansas City, MO and graduated the 750-hour massage therapy certificate program. Shortly after graduating she passed the MBLEX (Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination) which gave her the title of a licensed massage therapist.
Following her study at Wellspring, Mary Beth received her Massage Doula certification through B.A.B.Y. (Bodyworkers Association of the Birthing Year) because of her interest in and passion for the advocacy of women and their informed birth choices during their pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
Currently Mary Beth practices both as a massage therapist and as a massage doula, incorporating her training as a massage therapist into the birthing journey to assist moms to find pain managment tenchniques during labor.
Mary Beth believes in a holistic and balanced approach to one's health. Massage therapy can be an integral step on the journey of health by balancing the demands of life with self care and stress management. The benefits of massage are vast and they are worth the investment. She believes in the importance of self-care and stress management in one's life, and massage therapy is a valuable avenue in the personal pursuit of wellness.
[Why I do what I do]
Mary Beth loves massage therapy and always has! She grew up in a very demonstrative Italian and Greek family where touch wasn't an option; it was a lifestyle and people not from her family felt their guards come down because of the power and the safety in that touch.
Her goal is to bring health and healing to her clients through skilled and intuitive massage therapy and bodywork.
[A little bit about me]
Mary Beth has been happily married for over 7 years and has two darling children: a son Lawson and daughter Georgia.
[Cynthia Schroer, LMT]
Cynthia Schroer is a graduate from Wellspring School of Allied Health in Kansas City. This recent training is a continuation of her passion for complementary modalities in the healing arts. She has her Masters of Arts in Psychology from Norwich University, (Vermont), where she generated primary source material researching Postpartum Adjustment Disorders as a path to wholeness. Additional studies in the uses of music at times of healing and transition (upstate New York) supported her work as Director of Wellspring Singers, a volunteer Hospice choir, singing at the bedside of the dying, in southern New Hampshire. Working with a team of dedicated meditators, she coordinated a meditation group in Nashua, NH for with years. She was a not-for-profit Board Member of Aurum Foundation, Peterborough NH, where she ran a community study forum on various complementary healing modalities in southern New Hampshire. She is delighted to be a new member of the Essential Touch Massage Team, offering Swedish Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, and looks forward to being an intimate part of wellness strategies for current and new clients.
Cynthia is a mother of three wonderful adult children, an accomplished vocalist in sacred, classical, folk and jazz traditions; she is a recording artist, ensemble singer of Karitas, Concord NH. She loves to kayak, hike and camp, and has been a yoga practitioner since 1978.