In Sanskrit, “Dharma” essentially means “following your true purpose.”

With years on the road, Mark Heilshorn eventually landed in Westport, CT, to search for his changing purpose. Leaving Long Island behind, he has always dreamt of becoming part of a commitment that was at an international level. He moved to volunteer for Americares and was immediately activated to render assistance at a severe earthquake site in El Salvador. Americares had a base at New Canaan, and Heilshorn resided in Darien, though he was in Westport a lot. He states to have experienced the authentic charm and found life in a town boasting with true character.

During his four years serving Americares and providing aid to the Sudanese crisis, Heilshorn had the extreme honor of meeting Mother Teresa in Rome. He then applied to Yale Divinity School the following year, where he was accepted. For the subsequent 20 years, he was a minister in New Hampshire and Woodbury, Connecticut, at the United Church of Christ. There, he claimed to have attained a reputation for owning hands that heal and a real passion for spiritual development.

It was after his divorce that Heilshorn diverted his aim in life to business, where he found himself working in medical sales and as a motivational speaker. While vacationing with his girlfriend a few years ago, Heilshorn went through a massage session. He felt revitalized and had a realization about his gift for both spiritual and physical healing.

But it wasn’t until he went through training that he was ready to begin his own business right here in Westport.

Finally, he opened Dharma Massage Therapy on Richmondville Avenue within the Mill Complex. BecauseThe Mill Complex offers a relaxing and peaceful environment with large windows allowing natural light to come in and create an inviting space for clients, Mark knew it was where his business needed to be. Mark states that “it was the warmth and great character that feels welcoming to patrons into the safe place.”

In his studio, he believes his purpose in life gets fulfilled when his spiritual energy gets transferred to people through his massages. Heilshorn’s dharma massage technique combines both physical and spiritual therapy. His massages are meant to not only relieve knots but to let the body be free and breathe. A rejuvenating massage is when the body lets go of energy and pressure to nourish the blood. Those who come to him to be relieved of body triggers comprise physically active clients with pains in their lower backs, necks, and knees. They wish to continue playing sports like tennis or golf or continue their daily activities with better and improved muscles and limbs. Today, he aims to train in massage therapy for horses. He believes that horses go through periods of stress, too, which require massages to provide relief. Heilshorn is nowhere near the end of his dharma massage journey.

Dharma and Equine Massage in Westport, CT

Right living includes taking care of your body. Each massage is custom designed for your personal wellness. Dharma Massage is soul work accomplished by the science of touch. At Dharma, we listen to you deeply and help to set you free. Ready to get started?