The Massage Duo
4 Hands to Relax, Renew, & Rejuvenate You

About the Practitioners

       Dan & Mariana Watson

Dan Watson, Ph.D., LMBT NC #5233
Dan began his massage career in 1988 following his training at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, in Los Angeles, CA.  Over the years, Dan has focused his bodywork and massage training in the areas of pain relief and structural balancing utilizing trigger point and myofascial release therapies.  Together with his wife, Mariana, they have specialized in helping people receive pain relief by integrating these methods into their massage practice.  

While working on his doctorate in psychology during the 1990's, Dan became very interested in the research of health and healing and the practice of energy healing, especially a new modality of energy healing called LaHo-Chi.  He soon became a certified LaHo-Chi practitioner and a co-founding member of the  LaHo-Chi Institute.  By 1993, after two years of intensive study, research, and practice of this healing method, Dan became an instructor and co-director of the institute and spent the next 20 years teaching energy healing, vocal toning, and guided meditation across the US and in Europe. He has a passion for helping individuals along their path of deep transformational work and facilitating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. 

For the past 30 years, Dan has supported individuals and groups in the vision and creation of worldwide spiritual community. His mission has been to inspire creativity, open doorways of higher consciousness, and serve as a vehicle for greater health and healing.   Dan also created a 3-CD guided meditation series entitled “Live Your Chakras” to assist people on their inner healing journey. 

LMBT NC #5233; NC State Licensed in 2005
Natural Touch School of Massage Therapy,
     Greensboro, NC - 2004
California Graduate Institute, PhD., Psychology
     Los Angeles, CA - 1999
LaHo-Chi Institute of Spiritual Energy Healing
     Los Angeles, CA – 1991
Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing
     Los Angeles, CA -1988


Mariana Watson, LMBT NC #12839
When Dan and Mariana were married in 2010, Mariana became certified in Reflexology so she could assist Dan in his massage practice. They soon discovered how much they enjoyed working together synchronizing their techniques and how much more effective they were when they worked together as a team. That synergy inspired Mariana to get her massage license so they could become The Massage Duo.  She was trained at the the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork (NCSAB) where she studied Structural Alignment, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy.

For decades Mariana has had a special interest in wholistic, healthy, and cooperative ways of living in community.  Mariana has been an avid supporter of the intentional communities movement and has visited over 50 of these communities and eco-villages.  Dan & Mariana have had a special interest in one very inspiring intentional community in Italy, called Damanhur. It's a community near and dear to their hearts. If you'd like to know more about this community and the spectacular achievements this group of people have accomplished over the past 45 years, visit:

LMBT NC #12839; NC State Licensed in 2013
North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork
Fairview, NC - 2012



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