Mary Stewart (NC LMBT# 17852) graduated from Kneaded Energy School of Massage in Greensboro in 2018.  Mary also has a BS in Early Childhood Education and an MEd in Reading Education from the University of Central Florida.  She grew up in Naples, Florida and called the Orlando area home for 15 years.  She arrived in the world of massage therapy after leaving a career in public education in Orlando, Florida in 2013.  Mary loved working with her students but became increasingly frustrated with emphasis on standardized testing. She decided to follow her heart to be in contribution to the world in a different way.

After relocating to North Carolina to be closer to family, she decided to “follow her bliss,” as Joseph Campbell says.  If she was going to make a living doing something, she wanted to love what she did and enjoy going to work every day.  She volunteered and worked with dogs before deciding to attend yoga teacher training in Asheville in 2015, where she discovered the importance of therapeutic touch.  Yoga teacher training was the final push she needed to realize that massage therapy was something she wanted to pursue as a career.

Mary believes that becoming a Massage Therapist is the culmination of why she left public education.  She is a life-long learner and is looking forward to learning different massage modalities in the coming years. For now, Mary offers relaxation through Swedish massage and believes that through relaxation, clients can find relief from stress and pain.

Mary loves dogs (she has two rescues, Lucha and Sagan), hiking, art, science, history, reading, yoga, meditation, and learning new things.



Due to an Executive Order by the Governor of NC related COVID-19, A to Zen has been closed since late March. Though it is currently uncertain if the Order will be lifted or extended, it is certain we WILL reopen. However, we will not do so until we can properly protect our staff, clients and community. When we are ready to re-open, we will post that information here and send out an announcement to our clients. 


In the meantime, we are taking steps to make A to Zen as safe as possible. This includes purchasing air purifiers for all treatment rooms to continuously clean the air of viruses, bacteria & mold; updating sanitation and disinfection protocols for all areas of the spa; and getting our entire team certified in Spa Sanitation, among other things. 


Please stay connected with us as we share wellness, relaxation and stress management tips as well as ideas of self care, inspiration and mindful activities for adults and kids through our Facebook Community at Visit our Specials & Events Page for more ideas on how to relax , stay positive and provide support for our team during this off time.


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