Germantown Wellness Collective
In my massage and creative arts practice, I am a solo practitioner, but I am also a founding member of Germantown Wellness Collective, along with my friends Eun Jung Choi and Guillermo Ortega. The three of are all creative artists — I have an MFA in fiction Writing from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and I am also an emerging and self-taught visual artist;. Eun Jung and Guillermo are both dancers with MFA’s from Temple, and between the two of them they also do graphic design, videography, lighting design, and choreography. We met as students at the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork, and discovered that we are all interested in the intersection of bodies and the arts, and the crucial role of tending to both when seeking well being.
Eun Jung and Guillermo have been practicing Thai Massage in Philadelphia through their business Nuad Boran Philly for several years, and now they are adding table massage to their practice. I am starting out as a massage therapist and creative arts maker through my business Marta Rose Studio. When the opportunity arose to rent studio space in the beautiful St. Margaret’s Retreat Center on the Campus of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Germantown (near the corner of Germantown Avenue and Coulter), we decided to continue practicing through our own businesses , with our own pricing structure and policies about things like gratuities and sliding fee scales, but to share space, a booking calendar — and a vision! And thus Germantown Wellness Collective was born.
We are now open for business and eager to get our hands on you — literally! I offer integrative therapeutic massage with a special focus on neurodiversity and the nervous system; Eun Jung and Guillermo offer Thai massage and a wide range of table massage modalities. You can book with us through our individual websites or through the Germantown Wellness Collective website, where you can also find more information about us, our practice, and our philosophy of wellness.
Very soon I will also be offering some arts-based programming in conjunction with the Social Justice Committee at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, so go like my Facebook page, and the Collective’s, and stay tuned for lots more coming your way this winter and spring!
And go book a massage! You deserve it! Your first session is 20% off, and we will often be running discounts and specials. We want to make massage affordable and accessible because we believe it can play a significant role in your well being — which we care about!