Meet Our Therapists
Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist
Starting at a young age Michael has felt a calling to both help and heal. His gentle, compassionate nature drew Michael to spend many years as a teacher of young children as well as spending time working with seniors rehabilitating from injuries and sickness. Spurred by many years of receiving massage and physical therapy himself and seeing the tremendous benefits it had for his own health Michael felt a calling to pursue massage therapy ...more and alternative forms of bodywork. Michael graduated from the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in January of 2013 where he gained a strong background in Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology. He now works full time as a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker. Michael has a distinct style, integrating many modalities into his unique sessions. He particularly enjoys working closely with his clients to create a session tailored to their individual needs. Michael is skilled in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular, Sports, and Pregnancy massage as well as Hot Stone, Chair Massage, Cranio-Sacral Release, and Reiki. Known for his specialty in trigger point work and release of tight muscles in the neck, upper back and shoulder Michael utilizes a varied pressure depending on the client’s needs ranging from a light touch for calming and relaxation to a deeper pressure getting into those tough knots and deeper muscle layers. Michael prides himself on the strong and lasting relationships he has fostered with his clients. Whatever your needs, trust in Michael’s care for an overall restructuring of the body, mind, and spirit. ...less
Lead/Licensed Massage Therapist
Steve is currently not taking appointments.
Steve spent many years working in the corporate sector but found it wasn’t fulfilling a part of his nature. Always nurturing and wanting to help others, he was introduced to massage and quickly realized that it was the answer to the missing piece. His is a holistic approach to massage therapy whereby he treats the entire body with specific attention to the areas that are particularly problematic. ...more In doing so, he creates an environment in the body where the various systems are able to work more effectively together to relieve pain and discomfort. He prides himself on being able to develop personal connections with his clients which greatly enhances his ability to provide the most effective treatment for each individual. Steve believes in educating clients on the specifics of how their body functions and making them aware of things that they can do to help themselves. Taking charge of your own body is the first step in long lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Steve graduated from the Elizabeth Grady School of Massage Therapy, and is trained in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and sports massage. He is proud to have volunteered to provide massage for participants of the Boston Marathon and the Pan Mass Challenge....less
Licensed Massage Therapist
A lifelong interest in movement and body mechanics through yoga, dance, sports, and the arts has led Anyah to work with individuals to heal by helping them understand a deeper sense of self. She believes that massage can assist all people in finding release and resolving pain within themselves, and is a catalyst to self help. Anyah works with clients to address ...more specific goals which are discussed prior to each session. She firmly believes that “pain is not a lifestyle” and there is nothing more empowering than experiencing the ability to find freedom from discomfort, trauma and physical limitations. As a recent survivor of a traumatic car accident, she has personally undergone a successful full rehabilitation of her lower extremities and has learned that there is a solution to unhinging from chronic physical and psychological trauma. With the help of a knowledgeable and understanding massage therapist, one is able to bridge the gap between chronic pain, stress, injuries, fear of movement, etc to finding tools within oneself to let go of habitual tension, fatigue, tight muscles, injury and misalignment. Anyah is a graduate of Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy, a Certified Yoga Trapeze Instructor with YogaBody Teachers College, studied at the University of Georgia in Athens, and earned her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. A creative and intuitive approach as a community and visual artist has lent a hand in her approach as a muscular therapist, inherently using deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial and reflexology techniques to access and respond to muscular imbalance. Anyah’s previous professional experience as a court appointed legal guardian for elders, a community art facilitator, program director for arts based non profits in both DC and the Boston area, a studio artist and mother of a teenage boy provides for a wealth of insight with regard to community building and a client centered practice. ...less