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Marie Watkinson, LMT, PTA
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist
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Marie Watkinson, LMT, PTA is a dually Licensed New York State Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant with over 30 years experience in the medical, wellness and spa industry. Marie began her career in 1989 as New York State Licensed Pnysical Therapist Assistant where she worked in a orthopedic/sports medicine setting treating a variety of conditions and injuries from general cervical/lumbar pain to post surgical therapy. She is a 1992 graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 28 years. In 1998, she officially crossed over into the wellness/spa space by working at several of NYC top spas including Massage Director of Ajune Day Spa on the Upper East Side. She owned/operated her own medical massage practice in New York City on West 57th Street for several years - treating private clients in the music, film and entertainment industry In 2003 left private practice to launch the mobile spa event company, Spa Chicks On The Go - New York City's first mobile spa event company. In the last 17 years she has worked directly with celebrities, influencers and iconic brand to create luxury on-site spa events for corporate/media entertaining and entertainment perks. Her clients include Martha Stewart Living, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Saturday Night Live, Project Runway, Google, Facebook, Conde Nast, Hearst, Coca Cola, L'Oreal, Target, Victoria's Secret, Vogue, CNN and the NFL/Superbowl - among the many hundreds she has worked with over the years.
Marie's unique expertise has led her to be a sought after spa expert and consultant for top press and media outlets. She has been featured on Television, News, Print & Radio - including The New York Times, Crains Business, The Today Show, Today.com, The Apprentice, Discovery Channel, NY1 News, Fox 5 News, InStyle Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Allure Magazine, WWD, Well + Good and many more.
In March 2020, Marie had to suddenly place Spa Chicks On The Go "on pause" due the COVID crisis that we are currently facing. Marie decided that the next part of her journey was to go back to her roots and create a new medical massage practice near her home on the North Shore of Long Island. She brings her nearly 30 years of experience to her venture and will be offering new and exciting treatments at her space. Marie has been been studying and practicing Sound Healing for the last 2 years and is a Certified Sound Healer. She will be incorporating sound therapy into her massage sessions for a unique healing experience. Additionally, she is offering several types classes for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum to give them personal tools to destress and create wellness in their everyday life. As a mother to beautiful son on the spectrum, Marie fully understands the healing power of touch and sound and the difference it can make in our children's quality of life.