About Me


Welcome to Tennessee Bodywork, where relief and recovery meet. I'm Maria Polo, a licensed massage therapist dedicated to helping EVERY BODY find balance, comfort, and wellness. Since earning my license in 2019 from the esteemed Mind Body Institute, I've been passionately committed to the art and science of massage therapy

Originally from New Jersey I planted roots in the vibrant community of Tennessee in 2015, and it's been home ever since. In August 2023, I proudly opened the doors to Tennessee Bodywork, driven by a vision to offer holistic healing tailored to each individual. I am excited to be a part of the Nashville community. 

My practice is deeply influenced by pioneers in the field, including Milton Trager, whose revolutionary rocking and shaking techniques inspire my approach to bodywork. Ida Rolf's groundbreaking work in myofascial release has also been instrumental in shaping my methodology. I owe a debt of gratitude to Magnus and Bobbi Eklund for their insights into trauma, breathwork, and the interconnectedness of mind and body.

My journey as a massage therapist is deeply personal. Having overcome injuries and chronic pain myself, I intimately understand the struggles of daily discomfort. Witnessing the transformative impact of massage therapy on my clients reaffirms my dedication to this profoundly rewarding career.

One of my proudest accomplishments has been completing specialized courses in myofascial release. This advanced training has not only boosted my confidence but has also charted a new course for my career, allowing me to offer even more effective treatments.

Beyond the massage table, I find joy in staying active through kickboxing and hiking, though I'll never say no to a well-deserved nap.

Join me at Tennessee Bodywork, where healing begins.