Marina Baratashvili is a massage therapist and physiotherapist. She is best known for her work with the Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre where she worked closely with the Bolshoi prima ballerina Nina Ananiashvili for more than a decade. Beyond simple massage, Marina’s unique treatment reduces chronic pain, relieves tired and aching muscles, relaxes the body, calms the nervous system, reduces swelling, and speeds the elimination of metabolic waste.
"My combined experiences have deepened my knowledge of muscles, and since it has been my goal to discover the secret gravity of muscles. Today I am happy to report good results in that direction."
After becoming a licensed massage therapist, Marina spent the following years honing her craft in a variety of settings – day spas, athletic clubs, private practice, chiropractic clinics, and physical therapy offices. In Guangzhou, China she practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine with Professor Li Wi Kai. It was this experience that made her realize her passion, and exactly how she could help people.
"My education in human movement and my own experiences as a dancer have helped me understand how the body functions and heals, and how to help those who are recovering from injuries or suffering from chronic pain. Massage therapy is an ever-evolving way to learn about healing the body, mind, and spirit. It is also good for blood circulation, immune system, and lymph nodes."