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. 

Nature is my home and my cauldron is my spiritual mirror. My gift to the world are my healing hands. 


My name is Mary Katherine Hawk and I am a licensed Massage Therapist and life-long student to plant medicines. 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. First and foremost, my primary source of learning is directly from the natural world. I have a hypersensitivity to plants and find that I am an empath around people. 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. I'm not too shabby at bringing out the shadow side in people for the sake of healing and I have used all of these quarks to simply be of service to the world and live as whole and deeply as I can. I hope you find some good in the bits and pieces of information I have brought together on my website. As always, be well. 

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 only be scheduled 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, through Facebook or on my "contacts" page