Maria Arrington

Therapeutic Touch & Body Work

Professional & Educational Background

  • Registered Nurse
  • Craniosacral Therapist
  • Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and Teacher

About Maria Arrington

I became a registered nurse in 1976 with a BS in Nursing from Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing.  For the next thirty  years, my nursing practice encompassed rotations through medical, surgical, pediatric, oncology and hospice nursing as well as home care and private duty nursing.  My final nursing experience included nine years as a public health nurse for Flathead City-County Health Department.  I am now retired from traditional nursing. 

Beginning in 1979, I trained as a Therapeutic Touch (TT) practitioner and teacher, having studied with the founders of Therapeutic Touch, Dolores Krieger PhD RN and Dora Kunz.  It has been my great pleasure and privilege to have had ongoing study with them and to network with other national teachers and practitioners on a continuous basis.  I am an active participant in the national organization for Therapeutic Touch, Therapeutic Touch International Association, and teach at regular intervals in their national summer TT trainings as a TT mentor and group leader.  I presently offer TT classes for medical professionals and the public through Flathead Valley Community College in the spring and fall semesters.  My classes are approved for Continuing Education Unit credit through the Montana Nurses Association. I am also available for one-on-one TT mentoring via a year long mentoring system for TT practitioners who wish to deepen their skills. 

I was a certified practitioner of the Trager©Approach for 25 years and that experience has resulted in the creation of TLC Bodywork.  I have also studied with the Upledger Institute so that I can incorporate the principles of Craniosacral Therapy into the mix of treatment modalities that are available for me to offer the client seeking a balanced and customized approach to their health challenges. 

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