A top rated massage therapy studio in Washington DC offering sports massage, pre & post natal massage, reflexology and more.
Georgetown Massage and Bodywork has been providing high quality manual therapy services for the DC metropolitan area since 2004!
All bodyworkers are licensed professionals and have extensive training in a variety of modalities to ensure that the right treatment can be applied for the specific needs of the client.
Aseel graduated from Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage and obtained her license through the District of Columbia Board of Massage Therapy. She came to massage therapy from an interest in trauma and recovery, intrigued by the science and art of healing through compassionate touch used with intention, mindfulness and knowledge. Aseel believes the healing process begins with relaxation and uses her knowledge of the body and its motion to tailor each session to accommodate each clients individual needs. Her unique and naturally rhythmic therapeutic style integrates several modalities including Swedish, Deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, reflexology, and hydrotherapy. Aseel leaves her clients deeply relaxed and comfortable and provides them with the guidance for self-care and awareness to take with them into their daily lives.
Kristine has been studying massage since 1993. She is passionate about her work and helping clients identify causes of muscular pain and discomfort. She has taken advanced training in Swedish massage, Trigger Point Therapy, NMT, Orthopedic massage, Sports massage and studied Lymphatic Drainage from the Upledger Training program. Kristine combines various styles to address a clients particular needs. She has worked with a chiropractor, and holds a physical therapy aide certificate.
Her passion for massage and helping people achieve relief from stress and muscular pain is evident in the care and focus she adds to every session.
Marya (pronounced like Mariah) is a licensed massage therapist certified through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. Marya’s passion for alternative healing techniques began in 2008 after personally witnessing the affects massage therapy and alternative healing techniques can have on the body, mind and energy. Originally from North Carolina, Marya relocated to northern Virginia in 2010 and subsequently studied Massage Therapy at Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in Falls Church, VA. Marya specializes in pre-natal massage, postpartum massage, fertility massage, Swedish, deep tissue and reflexology. With a very deliberate, focused approach Marya addresses problem areas with a keen knowledge of the anatomy and specific technique. Marya is also a Doula; a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.
Nancy D started her journey to become a massage therapist in 2011. What drew her in was not only the physical healing but also the emotional health that comes from feeling better. Her training began in Denver, Colorado and completed in Falls Church at NVSTM in 2012. She specializes in myofascial release, reflexology, pre-natal, and deep tissue massage.
Helping people to feel better is her goal with every session as well as to make every massage better than the one before. She loves to use all the tools she’s learned to address the physical issues and values the importance of relaxation. She is a licensed practitioner in DC and a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
After a stint in community organizing and advocacy, Rachael went to the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville Florida to recenter. There she learned Swedish Massage, Connective Tissue Therapy, Reflexology, Polarity Therapy, and Sports Massage. Rachael enjoys tailoring each massage to best fit her clients needs, be it to have a relaxing experience, or to alleviate muscular pain or discomfort. Her style is slow, grounding, and incredibly relaxing.
Vital is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Integrative Reflexologist, and Advance Thai Massage Practitioner. With his deep knowledge of anatomy and movement Vital uses a combination of hands on approaches to best address specific issues and areas of focus during each session. During your experience with him, you will find elements of eastern and western traditions fueled by a vision of facilitating wholistic healing. Look forward to a little aromatherapy as he introduces you to his passion for herbs and essential oils, informed by his African, Native American, and Asian Culture Studies.
As a former college volleyball player, Whitney’s approach to massage therapy is one that incorporates soft tissue therapies with the science of movement. Her interest in massage began as an athlete plagued with overuse injuries. Her desire to find an additional recovery tool beyond that of the ice whirlpool and anti-inflammatories led her to a massage therapist. With an innate desire to help people in a one-on-one setting, she herself pursued massage training in Washington, DC after college. She soon found that the lifestyles of many weekend warriors (herself included) demanded extensive recovery and injury rehabilitation. She believes the study of the human body, both from a movement and behavior standpoint, is endless. Each experience brings with it a learning opportunity to expand upon her ability to help others through massage. When not working, Whitney is playing sports. Whether working on her strength with a barbell or playing sand doubles volleyball, she lives an active lifestyle.
Naïka is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Public Health Nurse. She studied massage therapy at the National Holistic Institute in California and obtained her license through the DC Board of Massage Therapy. She was instructed in both eastern and western forms of massage, including deep tissue techniques, Swedish massage, and Shiatsu. She also applies aromatherapy and acupressure in sessions. She has a passion for facilitating healing so that clients may thrive and enjoys integrating her clinical knowledge with holistic and alternative healing modalities. Naïka is also a Pranic Healer; Pranic Healing is a simple, effective and evidence-based non-touch energetic healing modality that accelerates the body’s healing process.
Vic has had the privilege of helping Washingtonians move with greater ease in their bodies since her decade-long career as a former yoga instructor. In 2008 she graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute and worked both in private practice as well as in a gym setting. Her core belief about life is that deepening the breath and bringing greater awareness to the body are essential for health and well-being. Sessions with Vic often focus on specific areas of need. Using her knowledge of myofascial release techniques and sports massage to release areas of congestion (“knots”), and integrating deep tissue and Swedish modalities for deep relaxation, Vic seeks to help each client move more freely and feel less restrictions in their bodies. Outside of the massage studio, Vic is also a teacher of English as a second language, loves cooking, hiking, and reading. Elle parle français couramment.
Alison A founded Georgetown Massage and Bodywork (formally Alleva Therapeutic Massage) in 2004. She received professional massage training at the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church, VA. Alison was introduced to the world of massage therapy in 2001 after a horse riding accident while studying art in Italy. After a speedy recovery with the help of neuromuscular therapy and other soft tissue massage techniques her interest was piqued and she received professional training and certification. Specializing in a broad variety of deep tissue techniques, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, and swedish massage she had a thriving private practice since 2005 until expanding and adding other massage talent to her team in 2012. In 2017 Georgetown Massage and Bodywork expanding further and moved to a beautiful space, creating a relaxing oasis in the heart of DC for those looking for the highest quality licensed bodyworkers and massage therapists. In addition to selling essential oils, diffusers, and other wellness based products at the shop, Alison became a certified aromatherapist in 2018 and created a line of aromatherapy products for wellness and skin care. She continues to expand her knowledge through workshops, research, and client interactions. When not running the shop, she plays drums in a DC rock cover band with her husband, or can be found relaxing out in Falls Church or Virginia wine country.
Lisa style is heavily influenced by her training using the Trager bodywork method. With wave-like, rhythmical movement, muscles and joints let go and can align themselves. Trager techniques use rocking, elongation, stretching, compression and rotation to relax the nervous system and increase movement of the neck, torso, legs and arms. Clients receiving this gentler bodywork approach report experiencing new found ease in their posture, greater mobility and relief from muscle and joint stiffness.