"Mary Ann and the skill she offers is the essence of professional, therapeutic, kind, gentle, and compassionate. She is skilled in caring for people that are well, but is very gifted as well in the care of older adults, anyone with an illness (acute or chronic) and exhibits great sensitivity and awareness in the situation she is presented with. Mary Ann offers both touch and activity therapy and I can honestly say she impacts significantly the outcomes of our patients and offers beneficial information as a multi-disciplinary member of the care team and overall care of any patient or individual."
---Laura Benn, RN CCRN CCM , Founder/President of Guided HealthCARE
"As a psychotherapist working in the field of senior care I have been greatly privileged to work with Mary Ann. With her expertise I have witnessed significant improvements in mind body responses and overall wellness especially in the presence of chronic health issues."
-- Caroline Allen, LCSW, Director of Social Services, Reutlinger Community
"Mary Ann Konarzewski is a warm, caring and intuitive professional massage therapist, who calms the heart, nourishes the soul, and detoxifies the body of tightness, rigidity, and discomfort. She puts clients at ease, especially if they are not familiar with this style of treatment."
--Dee Madnick, MA, Home Care Social Worker and Counseling Intake Services, Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay
"Rare to find a therapist like Mary Ann. She has a special gift in being able to heal the body, heart, and soul at a deep, deep level. Her hands work magic every time!" --Resident at Moraga Post-Acute Care
"Mary Ann's massage is nurturing and intuitive. Her many years of experience woven with a warm sincere touch bring forth a blissful state of calmness and deep relaxation. Mary Ann transforms stress and tension with a genuine healing touch and open heart." --Resident at Moraga Post-Acute Care
"Edward's spirits are considerably higher since Mary Ann has been massaging him. She comes on a weekly basis, and he is especially happy on the day of her anticipated massage. He smiles more and his eyes are brighter. He sleeps better afterwards, and is more relaxed and at peace. What a difference it makes for his overall well-being. He is in less pain, enjoys life more and eliminates with ease the following morning. He also has more mobility and his appetite is better."
--Francis P.--Edward L.'s full-time caregiver
"Mary Ann provided therapeutic massage for both my parents who lived in Skilled Nursing. Her services provided comfort and relief in an otherwise challenging atmosphere. She is competent, caring, compassionate, friendly, and helpful. I would recommend her highly without any hesitation!"
"Mary Ann is a personal joy to me--she has the gift of giving you her ultimate attention. She listens to you and immediately knows what she needs to do to re-energize your soul, mind, and body." -Priscilla Buchmann
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mary Ann for nearly 9 years. We met when she started working as a massage therapist at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa. At the time, I was a massage therapist at the spa as well. Over the years of us working together, time and time again, I was able to witness the miraculous work she provided to her clients. Her gentle, caring, and personalized touch offered such relief to her clients that many of them couldn't help but to hug her afterwards in gratitude. She had a long list of repeat clients who came to experience her blissful massages on a regular basis. As a massage therapist, you tend to be very picky and critical when you get a massage from another therapist. There was no need to be this way when getting a massage from Mary Ann. She was the only other therapist at the spa that I would allow to give me a massage. Within just a few minutes of being on her table I felt such a deep relaxation and sense of well-being. Mary Ann is not only a talented therapist; she is truly one of the most empathic people I know. I believe her ability to tune in to her clients emotional and physical discomforts are what makes her so good at what she does." --Darcy Bieszczad, CMT, RN
"Wonderful hands! Mary Ann has helped me tremendously with the aches and pains of arthritis and overall stress and tension. I would recommend her highly to anyone who wants to feel good, relieve stress, pain and tension, and who wants to feel nurtured and cared for." --Resident at Atria Valley View