Maureen first developed her love of movement and helping people maintain a healthy and active lifestyle during her time at East Carolina University over 14 years ago as a group fitness instructor. Led by her passion to learn more, she also became certified as a massage therapist, registered yoga instructor, and personal trainer. Eventually, her drive to further help people led to her to a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. During this time, Maureen was also introduced to Postural Restoration and became inspired as she saw how well her clients responded to the exercises, breathing patterns, and manual releases. This inspired her to further her education in Postural Restoration, allowing her to use this holistic approach so her patients and clients can live without pain and lead active lifestyles full of health, wellness, and vitality.
Maureen has always had a passion for teaching and helping the community grow. She is excited to be an Anatomy and Physiology instructor at the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, allowing her to share her knowledge and be a pillar of support for people in the massage therapy program. Her love of anatomy stemmed from her own days as a massage therapy student, so she recognizes the important impact this program has on people's lives.
Maureen has also recognized the disconnect people have from understanding the importance of how nutrition effects their health, well-being, and the level of inflammation in their body. Chronic inflammation leads to a variety of serious illnesses, diseases, and decreases the ability of the body to recover from injuries. To gain more insight to achieving this balance, she decided to enroll in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. This has allowed her to combine her passion for food, movement, and healthy living so she can help people THRIVE.