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Mimi Ge

1. Describe yourself in three words: Dynamic, Compassionate, Nurturing
2. Why do you massage?: I find that healing touch from another human being is far more profound than any modern medical technology. my own scoliosis and body imbalance is being healed by healing touch and self help. And I want to use my knowledge to help those people who is carrying street physically . I believe mind, body, and spirit are all parallel with each other. And one thing helps the other in order to feel good all together!!
3.What inspires you?: Gravity!! Most of us never put gravity in equation of our everyday living. But haven’t you forgot that it is the most powerful energy thats all around us?It keeps us grounded but when we are sitting at the desk slouching, that;s also gravity. We are constantly fighting gravity but we don’t realize it. It’s our best friend and worst enemy at the same time. how funny is that?!…
4.Where did you get your training/certifications? I graduated from Central Maryland School of Massage. I specialize in Swedish, Deep tissue, Reflexology, Sports massage and Prenatal massage.

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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! 

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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.

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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.”

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Erica Robinson

Native New Yorker Erica Robinson is the founder of Asali Yoga  LLC and the creator of Asali Flow Method. Erica has had a passion for motion, mind and spirit since she was a young child. Previously trained in dance with Alvin Ailey Dance Center, and Howard University, she explored her love of movement and discovered the magnificent benefits of Yoga and Pilates. In addition to her BS in psychology from Howard University, and MA in education from Sarah Lawrence College, she received her Hatha/Vinyasa yoga certifications from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center and her Pilates Mat certification from the Kane School of Core Integration.  Erica also studied with excellent teachers at Jivamukti Yoga Center, and Kula Yoga Project in NYC. Erica taught Yoga & Pilates for the best fitness centers throughout Manhattan including Equinox and Crunch.  Erica loves finding ways to make life beautiful through various art forms including epicure and gardening, and hosts blissful and rejuvenating yoga retreats.  She also has an aromatics company, Asali Aromatics, which offers delightful artisan honey soaps & body oils with nature’s aromatics. Only using natural ingredients, premium essential oils & absolutes while omitting all synthetics, the line is dedicated to sustainable methods.

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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.

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Yuliya Tsaguriya

Yulia is graduated of Yvonne de Vilar Scientific Skin Care School of European Aesthetics. She has received post graduate training at the International Dermal Institute (USA), Matis Paris (France), Bioelements Advanced School (USA), G.M.Collin Skin Care training since 1997 .
Yulia is also a certified Reiki Practitioner.

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