Marcia M. Degelman graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, and followed her heart to the tip of Cape Cod. She pursued independent study of natural healing methods, and then found her way to the Boulder School of Massage Therapy, in Boulder Colorado. She completed 1,000 hours of training in Swedish, Shiatsu, Esalen, and Reichian styles of massage, as well as Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Nutrition, Herbology, and Iridiology. She continued her healing journey west and landed in San Francisco in 1980. Her advanced training includes Lymphatic Drainage, Craniosacral, Orthobionomy, Pregnancy- pre-and-post partum, and British Sports massage. She has a certificate in Community Health Work, a foundation in public health, from the City College of San Francisco.
She works as an Integrative Medicine Specialist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in San Francisco, specializing in stress management and massage therapy. She published Explaining Health: what you need to know to stay healthy in 2012. She is available to speak to groups in the Bay Area about healthy lifestyles and stress management.