My name is Marcio Carvalho. I am certified as a Massage Therapist with over 500 hours of
professional training. I am a
graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute, one of the best of the
country and certainly one of the best in Washington, DC. I am a member of the American Massage
Therapy Association, AMTA ID No.186390. I have years of massage experience here in the
United States and in Brazil where I also received massage training.
I can provide my clients with Swedish , deep tissue and
sports massage. Before each
massage session, I talk briefly with my clients about their body and any
special circumstances of which I need to be aware. I lead them into a relaxed state and gently begin to work on
their body I provide a
calming and relaxed atmosphere with muted light, music and a clean
environment. Clients are made to
feel safe and comfortable in every way. Some clients can even feel this as a spiritual experience as
they begin to relax and the mind
To keep myself well toned and in shape for massage therapy, I
take classes in yoga and, martial arts.
I also play sports; soccer is my special love. All of these help to give me a good energy balance which
provides a better massage.
I think of massage therapy as being concerned with the
science of the body and its movements and also an art form of gentle and caring
touch to sooth and relax the body.
The caring and sensitive touch is the essential ingredient of massage
therapy. This is the road to
applying just the right amount of pressure to areas of tension and other
soft-tissue problems to induce a state of relaxation and feeling good.
"When the Body Gets Working Appropriately, the Force of Gravity Can Flow Through. Then,
Spontaneously, the Body Heals Itself."