Welcome to Massage Therapeutics!


Mary Henderson

About the Instructor Mary Henderson

​​​ "Some  people are natural born teachers and Mary Henderson is one of them. Excellent, clear structure that is easily understood. Wonderful  communication and thoughtfully laid out plan for material. Mary is clearly great with her knowledge of anatomy and a lovely personality to match. I took a lot away from this course." Danielle 8/19/17  

I am Mary Henderson, the instructor at Massage Therapeutics. I have been practicing therapeutic massage since 2001 and  have been blessed with wonderful clients and a thriving practice in Gloucester, MA. I love seeing my clients get off of the table, with so much less pain and restriction. That has been my drive for all of these  years!

What I bring to my classes is a love for therapeutic work and a desire to share great tools and skills with my  students. I want you to go back to your practice the very next day and be able to start using these skills. 

I went  through the process to become an NCBTMB approved continuing education provider and began to teach in 2016. I provide a certificate of training for all of my classes.

I care about your success after you leave my class. My students can email me at any time with a  question and can retake any of my classes through "refresher" openings  for a substantial discount.

I am also a serious student of massage and have devoted many hours to my continuing education, both in formal classes and continuous research on my own. My formal classwork has included myofascial release, manual lymph work, positional release, IASTM and cupping massage, and low back and cervical work.

I  also know what it is like to work with pain and injuries. I teach these  particular skills because of their effectiveness and minimal impact on  both the client (significantly less discomfort) and the therapist! My motto has become: "Work Smarter, Not Harder!"

I love this work, and I love to teach. And I enjoy watching my students develop the same sense of joy and excitement I have!

Mary's Credentials 

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 has been teaching continuing education to massage therapists since 2016. She has taught a Gentle Stretching Class at the Cape Ann YMCA since 2003. She also taught  massage as an Adjunct Faculty at North Shore Community College and medical terminology at Wellspring House in Gloucester, MA. In her  previous career in addictions she provided substance abuse prevention training for colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.

Starting Now: Work Smarter Not Harder!

Every skill that I teach is designed to get great results AND take stress off of the therapist. Every class provides ample time to get confident with new skills so that the therapist can start NOW to work smarter and not harder!

NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider

NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider