Mariko is a licensed massage therapist in New Hampshire since 2000. She has taken various continuing education courses in medical massage, and practices deep tissue modalities.
Mariko started Thai Yoga Massage in 2006 under Charles B. Duff at Thai Bodywork in Illinois. She is a certified Thai yoga instructor and currently teaches extensive courses of Thai Yoga Massage in New Hampshire.
As well as being a massage therapist for people, Mariko is also a certified equine massage therapist. Earning her intermediate instructors qualifications through the British Horse society in 1986, prior to this career Mariko taught competitive dressage for over ten years in Japan. This has given her a keen eye for balance both in horse and people, and she loves to work with the dual dynamics of equine sports.
In 2008, Mariko developed Euqi-thai, an equine massage using hot Thai herbal compresses in conjunction with traditional massage techniques. She is also currently conducting Equi-thai workshops for horse owners.
She is a firm believer in the various physical and mental benefits of massage therapy, and tailors each session to best fit the client.