Meet our team of talented therapists, combining over 45 years of experience!
John F. Barnes Myofascial Release & integrative therapies for pain relief
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HEIDI VIVEIROS, CMT
owner of Burke Wellness Center, LLC
Heidi combines her years of experience working with doctors, in spas, and over 12 years in private practice to give you a truly unique treatment. She integrates the art of massage therapy with the most effective pain relief techniques in a soothing environment where healing of both mind and body can take place. Her passion is to enhance the lives of people by finding the cause of pain, relieving it and helping make healthy lifestyle changes that enable each person's body the opportunity to continue in healing itself.
Her training in massage therapy began in 2000 at the American Institute of Massage Therapy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This provided a wonderful foundation on which to build and since she has strived to continually gain more training to be able to better meet the needs of her clients. Education is a lifelong process and Heidi's desire to seek ongoing training ensures her clients are receiving the latest and most effective techniques for relieving pain, improving function and living a healthier lifestyle.
Some area's of particular interest have been in working with pregnant women and teaching them the amazing benefits that massage can have on their infants. She has received training in prenatal massage and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Her experience not only working with pregnant women but being the mother of two little ones gives women the confidence during this amazing time in their lives that they and their babies are 'in good hands'.
Her time spent working with several top Chiropractic Doctors gave her a better understanding of the intricate relationship between the muscles, bones and nervous system and their impact on all of the body systems. A desire to learn more about how the connective tissue called your fascia intertwines and affects all these body systems as well as impacts our emotions led to extensive study and training of Myofascial Release with the founder, John F. Barnes. Learn more about this incredible therapy here.
Combines a holistic approach to body, mind & spirit with movement, reflexology & aromatherapy
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Ginger Mickelson, LMT
Ginger is a graduate of the Virginia Learning Institute in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing since February 2002. She has studied the work of Dr. Milton Trager for 10 years and often incorporates meditative movement and rocking relaxation into a session and teaches ways to practice the marvelous sensation(s) opened by this work in one’s everyday life. She has also studied Pre-conception/Prenatal/Postpartum Massage as well as Certified Integrative® Reflexology, which combines hand, foot and ear Reflexology with Aromatherapy (optional), under Claire Marie Miller. She completed a 100 hour certification in Clinical Aromatherapy in December 2015 and offers consultations for specific issues, customized essential oil blends, as well as a product line she has developed.
Ginger is also proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and Active Isolated Stretching (A.I.S.) The Mattes Method. Her specialty is mixing massage and movement with a structural approach to improve alignment and your ability to move more functionally and comfortably. The beginning of her bodywork is gentle, passive joint movement and rocking to open up joints and torso, improving circulation and range of motion and giving the feeling of spaciousness from head to toe, followed by massage at the pressure you specify. Ginger also often works some foot or hand reflexes (Reflexology) to detoxify and restore internal balance to specific areas. As a Christian therapist, Ginger is happy to offer a prayer for her clients if they desire.
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Emily Watts, MMP
Emily Watts always wanted to help people and have a career she could be passionate about. Thankfully, in 2015, she discovered her calling and became a Certified Massage Therapist. From experiencing massage herself, she personally understands the holistic and life-changing effects massage can have. After graduating from Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, she continued to further her knowledge as a Medical Massage Practitioner, MMP, and has been certified in Pregnancy and Postpartum massage.
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Laura Cromartie, LMT
Laura has explored many areas of life but always there has been an emphasis on vitality, health and exploring and developing human potential. Early experiences as a gymnast and swimmer living in Hawaii to adult experiences with radically changing diets and seeking optimal environments have continued to shape her feelings of what is health and what it means to be human.
The opportunity to move into massage afforded Laura to directly affect people in the healthful ways she so values. An athlete herself and one who had sustained and overcome injuries gave her direct experience and great interest in healing the body.
Laura is open to learning forever. Her massage explorations have sent her certifying in neuromuscular techniques, soft tissue release, infant massage teacher training, while also continuing to explore compensation patterns, fascia, energy healing and kinesio taping. Ultimately she strives to distill what she learns into a truly relaxing and nourishing massage.