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.
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.
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.
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.
Leigh’s love for alternative wellness and biology led her to a career in massage and bodywork after attending the Center for Massage and Natural Health in Asheville, NC from 2013-2014. After finishing her massage program, she completed a yoga teacher training which provided her with more tools to help her clients achieve their wellness goals. Leigh is currently working on a certification called The Trager Approach, a movement therapy designed to bring freedom and openness into the body through movement and touch. Leigh loves how when given the right tools, the body can release holdings and heal itself. Her therapeutic massage sessions include a little bit of Trager, Swedish, and Deep Tissue techniques. When she’s not working, Leigh is spending time with her dog Meme or attending concerts in the city.
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.
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.
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, Neuro-muscular Technique, Reflexology, Polarity Therapy and Sports Massage. Rachael enjoys tailoring each massage to best fits her clients needs, be it to have a relaxing experience, to alleviate an acute injury or chronic pain.
After training in martial arts, dance, and figure skating led to a fascination with muscles and kinesiology, Allison decided to pursue her interest through the study of massage. She is a graduate of Northern Virginia Community College’s massage therapy program, where she learned Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. She particularly enjoys honing her skills in deep tissue and sports massage, including myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy techniques. She maintains a keen interest in orthopedic assessment and massage, and enjoys working with clients from all walks of life.
After spending many years studying the arts, Deborah decided to join her love for creativity and appreciation for science with massage therapy. While finishing massage school, she broke her collarbone and experienced first hand the benefits massage can have in the healing process. With weekly massages to increase circulation, mobility, and decrease scar tissue, she recovered fully and quickly without surgery. Deborah is a licensed massage therapist and is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, orthopedic and pregnancy massage and loves the variety of people she gets to work with. Whether supporting clients through the healing process, nurturing expecting mothers with restorative touch, or simply providing a relaxing massage experience, she loves it all!
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 and has been a full time practitioner since 2003. 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. She specializes in a broad variety of deep tissue techniques, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, and swedish massage. She is state certified and a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She continues to expand her knowledge through workshops, research, and client interactions. When not working, 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.
Stephanie began practicing yoga in 2006, and completed her 200-hour training at JOURNEYoga in 2014.
Stephanie loves teaching all types of yoga – upbeat vinyasa, slow flow, prenatal, and postnatal. You can expect Stephanie to be smiling and perhaps bringing laughter and fun music to upbeat classes, and soothing, calming vibes in slower flow classes.
In her personal practice, Stephanie is currently drawn towards meditation, slow flow, and restorative yoga. Quiet and stillness are sacred concepts to this mother of two.
Stephanie is the co-owner of Apple Birth & Wellness, providing compassionate care to families in the Metro DC Area. As a labor & postpartum doula, and childbirth educator, non-judgmental support is at the core of everything she does. She specializes in prenatal and postnatal yoga, having completed her 85-hour prenatal yoga teacher training in 2014.