My goal is to thrive, like so many others, in the short flicker of a life I have. If I'm lucky and work hard, I might leave a little light for others to enjoy in my stead. Truly, that is all that is asked of us in this world. 

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My name is Mary Katherine Hawk and I am a licensed Massage Therapist and life-long student to plant medicines. I focus my study on keeping alive the wisdom of natural health practices in the context of modern, expanding science and research. I live in the Appalachian Mountains and my little cabin is my temple, working kitchen and classroom. I'm a collector or rare, antique and hard-to-find books on alchemy, medicine, and plant folk remedies and history. I love hiking or exploring the world with my husky, Haley and my kitty, Stella. First and foremost, my primary source of learning is directly from the natural world. I work to bring natural therapies to others around me through my work as a massage therapist while also encouraging knowledge of traditional ways to live in harmony with the land. My life has been a series of challenges that have repeatedly been triggered when I withdrawal into nature and that is exactly how Massage Therapy became a part of my life, during a time of great turmoil.  This has helped me embrace empathizing with the pain and experiences of my clients in order to help achieve a better state of health. As always, be well. 

Some conditions I have experience with include...
Fibromyalgia 
Spondylosis
Osteoarthritis
Frozen Shoulder
Lyme Disease 
Degenerative Disc Disease
Piriformis Syndrome
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Post and Pre-op
Bursitis
I also have experience with PTSD and trauma survivors

 

Tools of my creativity

I provide a wide range of services and techniques but my focus is on precise pain and discomfort held in the body. I use massage therapy as a method of helping with people's pain. I have notably strong hands and poignantly strong fingers. I aim to reach beyond a person's comfort level to draw out the "venom" pain creates. My goal is to provide long term well-being, so I use stretches as well as comforting tools such as warm towels and aromatherapy to ensure you are at ease and can leave the world behind you. I can currently be scheduled on the present website for mobile massage or through West Trail Massage in Purcellville, Virginia.

Another method I use to help others is through my knowledge of herbalism and folk remedies. I'm an avid student of natural healing and believe that nature provides cure for what nature puts out. 

For 10 years, I've studied natural health and healing. I enjoy making herbal oils, soaps, tea blends, and many other items. I do not diagnose or prescribe but I can suggest herbs and herbal products that are believed to help in the healing process. I can further assist by providing the herbal product, created in my own kitchen, made especially for you. 

Visit my shop on eBay for the most up-to-date listings. Items listed will also be found on this website but I manage the eBay listings more frequently. 

In regards to providing massages, I can be scheduled through all locations listed under my "contacts" page. If there is more than one location, they are scheduled separately as they are run by separate owners. My schedule for either location, as well as the contact information and addresses can be found on my "contacts" page. If you have any difficulties at all, please email me at oldthymemedicine@gmail.com, through Facebook or on my "contacts" page