Marissa Modha, LMT
At a young age, I knew that I wanted to help people and make a difference in the world. I started off with nursing; where I found that helping people heal their wounds was very rewarding for me as a caregiver. I lost my path and for a long time I was working at a job that I enjoyed, but I knew that I was capable of doing more and I wasn’t being used to my full potential. I wanted to find a career that would help me feel like I could make more of a difference and impact people in a stronger way. I knew that I wanted to help people more but I wasn’t sure how to go about it.
I met a man on an airplane, we talked about life, careers and what we felt was our calling in life. This man, who I didn’t know from Adam, told me, “You set your own limitations” I didn’t really know how to feel when he said that to me, but it was exactly what I needed to hear. That’s when I stumbled upon the thought of becoming a Massage Therapist, the next day; I went to Fortis in Towson, MD to enroll in Massage Therapy.
The first day of school I realized that I made the best decision of my life, being able to heal people is a miracle in my eyes. Being in nursing, I have seen so many patients that are addicted to pain medications or people that were depending on that next pill just to get by. I feel that I can heal people with my hands, If I can help with pain, inflammation and to increase circulation, this could make a world of difference for my clients.
Helping people has always been my gift. Seeing my client’s improve without using pharmaceutical interventions is so rewarding for me as a Therapist. The mission for my business is to create more awareness of the healing power within massage and reach more people who need this type of healing. Making self-care a necessity, not a luxury.
Keepin' it Real
Being transparent and real is a priority for me and my business. I didn't want to use stock photos that show a perfect client, getting a perfect massage from a perfect Massage Therapist. I decided to keep it real, I had real clients, get real massages, in real pictures. The redness of skin, tattoos, blemishes, cupping marks, and background have not been edited in the pictures on my website. That way, my clients know exactly what to expect when they book with me. A huge Thank You to my amazing models.
Nicole is amazing! She captured great pictures of me in action. I loved that she was on board with my mission of keeping my photos real. Nicole was fun to work with, needed little direction and helped me to represent a true view of Knot Bad Massage. Check out her other work at Nicole Carberry at Carberry Photography.