Gentle Hands Massage
Gentle Relaxation Massages in Richmond

About The Practitioner

Margaret Corcoran  MS, ATC/L, CMT , Reiki Master


I began my college career at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where I majored in Health & Physical Education. Later, I earned my Master's Degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. 

My interest in physiology and athletic performance led me to becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainer's Association. 

With my sports medicine and athletic training experience, I began to see the need for gentle tactics in the healing process. This interest led me to the University of Richmond's new Massage Therapy Program, where I became one of its first graduates. In this program, I specialized in the study of Swedish Massage and found the effect on a client's body to be therapeutic as well as relaxing. When the body relaxes, it is better able to heal itself. 

My focus on relaxation and healing led me to Reiki.

I am now a Reiki Master. These two healing modalities complement each other in ways I never imagined. While Swedish Massage works gently on the physical body, a Reiki Session relaxes and refreshes the mind, energy and spirit on a different level. They are two forms of gentle healing. 

Below is a list of my credentials:

  •  Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  •  Licensed by Virginia State Board of Nursing
  •  Licensed by Virginia State Board of Medicine
  •  National Athletic Trainer
  •  Active Professional Member of Associated  Bodywork & Massage Professionals
  •  Certified in CPR and AED through the 
  •  American Safety & Health Institute
  •  Reiki Master
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