Marie Tarentino, MSPT, RM Founder Hands in Healing Therapies

Marie Tarentino, MSPT, RM
Founder Hands in Healing Therapies


“Just Breathe”

To be able to “just breathe” for a moment,
To quiet your mind ,
To allow the warmth of healing for just a moment,
To allow your mind, body, and spirit to release pain and tension,
To be able to experience full mindless relaxation, for just a moment,
a moment to “just breathe.”

-Marie Tarentino, MSPT, RM

Whether you are seeking to begin a non-tradition or gentle traditional approach for optimal healing of pain, illness, and stress or simply seeking a peaceful moment of relaxation away from the busyness of life, wouldn’t it be nice to feel the connection of healing hands therapy in order for you to experience the ability to “Just breathe”.


Marie T. Tarentino, MSPT, RM is a licensed physical therapist and certified Reiki Master located in Medway, MA whose one-on-one practice centers around a holistic approach to healing through alternative light-touch manual therapy techniques;  Myofascial Release therapyCranioSacral therapy, Neural ManipulationVisceral Manipulation therapy, SomataEmotional Release therapy, and Reiki. The combination of her years of experience in traditional physical therapy and non-traditional holistic settings, has enabled her to deeply understand a client’s progression through the healing process.  She treats in way that has developed through 20 years of experience, addressing each client uniquely, recognizing that healing is not only physical, but many times has an emotional and spiritual component that influences a client’s goal for ultimate healing and optimal health. Marie is a firm believer in the mind, body, and spirit connection in order for the grace of healing to occur.

Marie’s true passion has developed over the last 16 years, building upon her manual therapy techniques of Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Neural Manipulation, Visceral Manipulation, Somatoemotional Release, and integrated structural therapy.  She integrates these various techniques in order to maximize the potential of healing in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders/dysfunctions of the neck, back, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and feet, along with complexity of treating those who suffer with migraines/headaches/concussions and other conditions, such as anxiety and stress.  She literally treats from “head to toe”.   She also has a special interest with helping in the healing process during and after cancer treatments: such as chemotherapy, radiation, pre- and post- lumpectomies/mastectomies/reconstruction surgery due to the severe strain on the fascial system leading to increase of tissue tension and pain.   She is trained to treat array of clients, from pediatrics to adults, along with women through each stage of pregnancy, including pre- and postpartum.

Marie received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges, in Troy NY in 1998/1999. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) along with the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners ( She has practiced in a wide array of settings ranging from acute care hospital therapy to acute, subacute to chronic rehabilitation, and outpatient physical therapy along with on her own as an independent practitioner for Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release Therapy.


Marie is a certified Integrative Dry Needling Specialist and highly trained in KinesioTaping and Cupping techniques for neuromuscular dysfunctions, muscle re-education, muscle relaxation, and muscle balance for postural re-alignment.  She has traditional training in muscle energy techniques, strain-counterstrain, positional release, soft tissue mobilization, graston, biomechanics and progression of functional exercise.

Marie enjoys spending precious time with her family simply enjoying the outdoors hiking, playing and watching sports, along with keeping a balance with life through exercise, especially yoga and strength training.

Who will benefit from a holistic approach to therapy and healing?

Anyone who has and is suffering from unresolved, persistent pain/muscle tightness/fatigue/anxiety/depression and more, where traditional therapies may have plateaued or failed.  Anyone who is seeking a non-judgmental, gentle hands-on approach to healing.

For example, anyone suffering from one or a combination of these physical conditions:

  • Neck and back pain

  • Headaches/Migraines/Concussions

  • Joint Pain

  • After Trauma

  • Post-surgical pain

  • Adhesions/Painful Scars

  • Connective Tissue Disorders

  • Plantar Fascitis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Chronic Pain

  • Cancer

  • Women’s Health Issues

  • Post-Lumpectomy/Mastectomy

  • Pre and Post Reconstructive surgery

  • Pre and  Post-Partum Issues

  • Pelvic Pain

  • MS/Parkinson’s Disease

  • Sciatica

  • TMJ

  • Scoliosis

  • IBS

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

  • Autism/PPD


And many other musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and dysfunctions, or simply for over-all, optimal health