Practitioners

Alex Pierre-Louis

With a gentle yet highly professional demeanor, Reiki Master Alexandra Pierre-Louis provides a safe space in which to find balance and be restored. She is a Reiki Master in both the Usui and the Holy Fire traditions and brings to her work a nurturing touch, deep empathy, finely-attuned intuition and a unique, pan-cultural sensibility.  Born to Palestinian and Haitian emigrés, Alex spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia before returning to the U.S. as an adolescent. Growing up with a blend of Middle Eastern and Western influences, Alex developed a tolerance for extremely diverse cultures. “The fact that I was mixed-race made me realize that I was a citizen of the world,” she says. It also helped develop a strong sense of the metaphysical and a heart-based spirituality that transcends ethnic or religious boundaries.

 

Like many healers, Alex felt a calling to help others from an early age but started out working in a more conventional profession. She began her career as a property manager in Washington, DC. When she became ill in her mid-20s, a friend recommended Reiki. The experience was profound and transformative. Alex felt clearly drawn to become a healer herself, and her Reiki therapist soon became her mentor. After several years of balancing property management with hands-on healing, Alex finally left her full-time job to pursue her life’s work as a Reiki therapist. In April 2017, she joined the staff of the Bethesda Salt Cave, a family-run healing center in the DC suburbs.  Alex also has a private Reiki practice based in Rockville, Maryland.

In her free time, Alex enjoys traveling, dancing, sitting by water… and laughing.  “I go for shows like ‘New Girl’ and ‘Scrubs,’ and all kinds of comedy, ranging from Kevin Hart to Lucille Ball,” she says. “ I just love to laugh.”

Service Offered: Reiki

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Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson is one of the Cave’s two Reiki Masters.  She began studying Reiki in 1994 while working as a massage therapist. Today, Ann is a Level III Reiki therapist (Usui lineage), Certified Medical Reiki Master, Certified End-of-Life Doula, and Ordained Interfaith Minister. She assistant-teaches Reiki at the Potomac Massage Training Institute and also serves on the Board of the Center for Reiki Research.  In addition to her hands-on healing work, Ann has been a writer/editor for 30 years and is a published poet.

Service Offered: Reiki

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Becki Portis

Becki Portis is an enthusiastic and passionate yoga teacher who approaches practice as a way to live life, consciously and with purpose. Becki sees yoga as means for exploration in self-discovery and growth. Her teaching style connects ancient wisdom with modern day techniques with a heavy focus on alignment, breath, and sensation to allow the student the freedom and safety to explore their own body/mind consciousness and potential. She received both her 200 and 300 hr YTT from Thrive Yoga. She has also received training through Life Power Yoga and certification in Buti Yoga. In addition, Becki holds certifications in Reiki I & II and is currently doing an additional 300 hr training that includes studies of Thai Yoga Massage.

Service Offered: Salt Cave Yoga

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Heather Morris

A graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage’s class of 2011, Heather is generous, thoughtful and compassionate. She approaches each client with a calm, positive  attitude and her best healing intentions. She sees massage as an opportunity to reconnect with the body and facilitate awareness. From beginning to end, she evaluates and addresses any blockage or dysfunction. She wants every client to leave feeling better than when they arrived. Whether the goal is to alleviate pain, increase mobility, ease the mind or simply melt on the table, your needs will be listened to and addressed to the best of her capabilities. She understands the importance in finding a balance of work and the rest of life. She relaxes by listening to music and podcasts, going to concerts is the ideal outing. She loves spending time with her family, dining out with loved ones and traveling. Thank you for taking a moment to learn about Heather, please book your appointment soon! 

Service Offered: Massage Therapy

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Janine Nayaruda

Owner, R.M.P., N.C.T.M.B Born in South Africa, and with many years of International Massage Therapy experience, Janine studied Massage in Austria & Germany. Her bodywork is attentive and precise. Janine is a Maryland State Registered massage Practioner, Licensed with the National Board of Massage Therapy Practioners & also a member of AMTA. Ha started Massage Metta in Bethesda, MD late last year with the intention of providing a bodywork session that will meet the needs of Stay at Home Moms to Weekend Warriors & Professional Athletes alike. She truly practices the Metta Philosophy by treating all beings with Loving Kindness. Janine lives in Potomac Maryland with her husband & their lazy dogs, Chowka & Tequila.

Service Offered: Massage Therapy

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Kimia Ramezani

Kimia is a public health professional and holistic health advocate with a background in biology, mental health, and clinical medicine. Throughout her education and career she repeatedly came across the same void in patient care, and how we approach ‘healing’. Patients were not seen as more than a group of physical symptoms, and their mental and spiritual needs were not addressed nearly enough, often resulting in their treatments not being effective. It all ‘clicked’ and came together when Kimia started practicing yoga regularly, and was able to see clearly where the void lay. Everytime she got on her mat she felt years of tension and trauma leaving her body, and her mind getting stronger. Witnessing these powerful transformation in her life, she decided to complete her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training and share the practice that changed her life with others in their journey to healing, health, and empowerment. Kimia is trained in the style of Baptiste Power Vinyasa. In addition to hot power flow, she is trained and passionate about restorative practices such as yin + nidra, and greatly enjoys incorporating meditation in her daily life as well as teaching.

Service Offered: Salt Cave Yoga

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Michael Cambetes

With over 14 years in the cosmetic industry, Michael brings this knowledge into his aesthetic training.  His eye for detail and proven results have transformed his clients into continuously loyal followers.  During your facial, his hands will intuitively measure your skins needs and select the perfect products to produce a glowing complexion.

Michael has traveled all over the US and abroad to bring you the most up-to-date treatments available.  As a recent transplant from NYC, his A-list client roster keeps him constantly upgrading his trade. His motto is “pain is not beauty”, with his focus on facials as being a means to relax the mind, body and soul and in turn allowing your complexion to be nourished.

Services Offered: Skin Care & Waxing

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Mimi Ge

Mimi Ge is from China. She was influenced by eastern medicine and natural healing since she was young. She’s inspired by the healing benefits that comes from the touch from one human being to another. This was the start of her massage career. She graduated from Central Maryland School of Massage and specializes in Swedish, Deep tissue, Reflexology, Sports Massage and Prenatal Massage.
While she’s being challenged with her own body imbalance. She was trying every possible method to help herself. And natural healing had made major improvements. For the last ten years she has had many life changing experiences. She realizes that gravity is in equation of our everyday living. It keeps us grounded and yet makes us slouch at the desk. She would like to use all that she has learned to help people with muscle tension and bring more balance to their lives. She believes the mind, body and spirit are all parallel and supports one other.

Service Offered: Massage Therapy

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Phyllis Jordan

In 2014, Phyllis decided to transition from her corporate career when she became aware of the benefits of holistic wellness. Once she decided on her most natural contribution to wellness, she pursued an education and training in Massage Therapy. From that point forward, she came to realize there is a dearth of opportunities for therapeutic touch and energy work. Phyllis is not only passionate about educating people on proactive wellness and healing for the mind, body and spirit connection, but is also an avid believer that the power of touch is an excellent addition to anyone’s healing process. She provides a client centered, intuitive massage, giving attention to focus areas; incorporating Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Reiki/Chakra Balancing and stretching techniques. With efforts to help achieve relaxation, Phyllis customizes every massage to help you on your journey to a healthier life and body.

Service Offered: Massage Therapy

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Terrie Christine

As an Internationally known Intuitive Life Coach and Author of The Secret Power of You, Terrie Christine has mastered the ability to access her own intuition. This allows her to fully envision the struggle, hurt, fears and anxiety you are currently going through.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Terrie found herself struggling with relationships until she experienced a spiritual epiphany at the end of a 14 year relationship. This moment in time catapulted her into her spiritual journey. The past 11+ years has allowed Terrie to hone her skills as an energy worker to provide the results you are looking for.

Terrie helps you change your life by facilitating the access of your own intuition.  She has the ability to ease you in the release of the pain from the past, realize more clarity in your future, obtain a feeling that life is easy or even improve the income you want.

Rather than focusing on traditional elements of life, such as goal-setting, habits, and skills, Terrie integrates spiritual principles as well. By assessing your energy and emphasizing emotional and spiritual healing, she helps you release the blockages that keep you from moving forward.

 

Terrie naturally works with the energy you hold to resolve your deepest issues.  Her intuition is used to sense your blockages and help you eliminate the source of your pain. She then assists you by guiding you through the process of introducing new habits, thoughts, and beliefs that support the life you want to live. By healing these past issues and altering your consciousness, you can open yourself up to love and the abundance of opportunities that life has to offer.  Terrie offers to clients Group Energy Clearing; One on One Intuitive Energy Healing, Raindrop Technique Therapy, and Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT)

Services Offered: Energy Clearing (One-on-one & Group) & Aromatherapy

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Tiffani Pelleter-Bacquaert

Tiffani has been a massage therapist dedicated to health and wellness for over 20 years. She has experienced and treated many health challenges that have inspired a passion for a lifestyle committed to wellness. Although the foundation of her work is deep myofascial therapy, for the past several years she has been studying Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation (Upledger Institute) as well as Osteopathic friction (Ben Benjamin). Also, since 2008, she has been a certified yoga teacher, adding mediation shortly after. Currently her journey into authentically serving as a healing presence for others has led her to MUIH, the alternative medicine sister university of Georgetown Medical School, where she is nearly finished obtaining a Masters in Health and Wellness Coaching specializing in nutrition. Her foundational therapy involves deep, slow gliding strokes along the trajectory of the inherent postural orientation of the individual, which encourages the body to remember its natural disposition. This therapy opens the body to proper circulation and efficient movement, and, in her experience, is generally what people are looking for when they want deep tissue massage and pain relief. She also offers a 10 session protocol of Structural Integration, which is intended to completely reorient the body’s relationship to gravity as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy which restores the body/mind/spirit to harmony and balance through re-establishing proper fluid distribution throughout the body with gentle touch and intuitive dialogue which frees up the energetic blockages that cause pain and misalignment.

Service Offered: Massage Therapy

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