After 4 years of academic intensive schooling, I became a Certified Integrative Manual Therapist, graduating from the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy, Hatford, CT and I'm the only IMT therapist in Niagara and the GTA.
I now hold diplomas/certificates in a wide range of healing protocols, designed to help people with any type of ailment.
Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT)
IMT is a hands on healing practice, which is very gentle yet yields profound results in returning the body to optimal health. Using a wide range of diagnostic and treatment technologies, IMT practitioners identify and address underlying causes of pain and disfunction using a unique science and holistic approach to healing. People remain fully clothed while gentle pressures are applied in specific areas, connecting, opening lines of communication and releasing blockages.
IMT helps to relieve all types of pain, disability & dysfunction whether it be on a physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual level.
Some of the techniques used in IMT are:
- Cranial Sacral Therapy, helping to realign the spine
- Myofascial Release, for soft tissue
-Lymphatic Drainage Techniques for reduction in swelling and edema
-Advanced Biomechanics for functional pain relief from back, neck and the extremities as well as headaches and other discomfort
-Neural Tissue Relief Therapy, addressing stroke, concussion, TBI, migraines, sleep disorders & neurological diseases
-Spectrum Disorder & Pediatrics; recovery from autism, downs syndrome, seizure disorders
-Animal & Pet Care, allowing homeowners to help relieve pain symptoms in pets
-Allergy & Auto Immune Response, including muscle testing for self care
-Cardiac Rehabilitation and Lung Management addressing heart, lung, circulatory issues and oxidative stress
-GI and Digestive Tract repair with nutritional guidance
-Endocrine and Hormone Rebalancing
Pilates Trainer and Rehabilitative Exercise Design
Movement and exercise is also be a powerful tool to promote healing on all levels by increasing strength, stability, mobility, and flexibility. Working with a client's individual level and personal goals, an appropriate movement program will help to restore balance and help one to feel better and move better.
Working hand in hand with IMT and exercise, proper nutrition will achieve a healthier lifestyle, making pain, disfunction and disease virtually obsolete!
I continually educate and guide clients through the process of working on their own, inspiring them to take part in the healing process and start to treat themselves and their loved ones.
We all have more power in ourselves than we realize, including the superpower to heal ourselves.
You are a Superstar and
Your Time Is Now!
He has Convergence Insufficiency, TMJ and a deviated septum which has contributed somewhat to these symptoms. We had visited many doctors and specialists with little relief. It was suggested that IMT might be beneficial.
As a parent, from the very first meeting with Maura it was obvious that she was very passionate about her job and willing to take on any challenge. She explains things well and is very generous with her time and knowledge. Her clear assessment helped me understand what was causing my sons conditions.
Over the past four months, her approach has been gentle, creative and very responsive to my son's needs. Currently, he has little to no pain in his neck, back or jaw. His headaches and eye pains occur less frequently and when they do occur they are brief and much less painful. Also, she has given him the tools to maintain himself between visits which has been very beneficial. Working with Maura has had a profound impact on his conditions for which I am truly grateful. My son and extended family has noticed significant improvement. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
- T.G., Fort Erie
I met Maura over a year ago now at our Holistic Expo. I enjoyed the short session that I had with her at the event and decided to meet with her to receive a full IMT treatment. Over the past year I have met with her almost every week and her IMT treatments along with her nutritional and fitness guidance have helped me more in a year than I have had in the past 5 in terms of feeling stronger and with pain reduction. I have also been able to reduce the amount of thyroid medication that I take twice since working with Maura, when for over 10 years it had only increased. We still have a ways to go but I am grateful that I have met her and I always feel better after our sessions. Thank you Maura I highly recommend you!
- Kathy Upper, Spiritual Niagara, N.F.
I first met Maura in my husband's exercise class for people with Parkinson's Disease. When I saw how skilled and caring she was, I asked for a few Integrative Manual Therapy sessions to help relieve some long-term pain in my lower back, hip and knee.
Maura has an extraordinary gift of discerning what area of the body needs treatment and how to bring healing to it. My stiff neck was addressed and I can now easily look over my shoulder to check traffic while driving. She designed a set of exercises for me to do at home to improve my health. She merely "tweaked" my diet, and I lost eleven pounds in two months! My blood pressure has dropped so much that my family physician has lowered my dose of meds. She fitted me for orthotics, which is helping reduce the pain in my knees. She treated me for PTSD after reading my life story of an abusive and painful childhood. My "inner child" always felt safe with her.
I feel more energetic, sleep soundly and feel more self-confident after these treatments. I received more than I bargained for; I would highly recommend her services!
- Fern Boldt, St. Catharines, ON