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A Happy Body

Brings forth a happy mind

Massage has been utilized as a form of therapy and healing for thousands of years. Though widely used and accepted in other cultures for centuries and sometimes millennia, massage has only fairly recently grown in popularity in the US. As familiarity with and understanding of this powerful tool of wellbeing spreads, it is quickly becoming a sought after treatment, working its way into many settings, including medical offices and hospitals.

Meet Our Team of Massage Therapists

Shannon Cannedy, RMP
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My Schedule

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. (Alt.)
Off Off Off Off 10:00 AM

1:00 PM

Off 9:00 AM

1:00 PM

I have been practicing massage since 2004. I was drawn to the work out of a fascination with physiology and anatomy and an intuition for touch. My first continuing education after graduation was Oncology Massage and that set the tone for my work. I have learned Manual Lymph Drainage, I am certified in Massage for the Childbearing Year including pregnancy, perinatal and labor support techniques. I am comfortable working with sensitive health needs and I feel that my work aligns well with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I live in Columbia with my son and husband. I am also a student clinic instructor at my Alma Mater, Potomac Massage Training Institute

Susan Dennis, LMT
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My Schedule

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. (Alt.)
Off 2:00 PM

8:00 PM

Off 2:00 PM

8:00 PM

Off 11:00 AM

2:00 PM

Off

I’m Susan K. Dennis. I specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Chinese Cupping, Gua Sha, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Bodywork for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As a young woman, I was diagnosed with PTSD and as part of my therapy plan, my psychologist suggested that I receive bodywork in conjunction with the talk therapy. The body and mind are so linked that people with this disorder tend to take the mental anguish and bury it deep within our muscle and fascia systems. This causes unconscious triggering of the central nervous system – fight or flight mode.

Incorporating touch while in an unconscious trigger, allows the body to release the physical and emotional ties that create this fight or flight mode.

My goal, as your massage therapist is to allow your body and mind to relax in a safe space, where you can have both physical and emotional release in a place of understanding and compassion.

In my free time I enjoy long drives, hiking with my dogs, travel, yoga, Pilates, spiritual practice and spending quality time with friends and family. I look forward to being a part of your healing journey.

Alexandra Kees, RMP
[email protected]
My Schedule

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. (Alt.)
Off 3:00 PM

8:00 PM

Off 9:00 AM

2:00 PM

Off 10:00 AM

4:00 PM

10:00 AM

1:00 PM

Alex is a graduate of the Central Maryland School of Massage and provides relaxation and therapeutic treatment. Her intention is to help ease daily pains, discomforts and trauma as well as working alongside modern day medicine which can be particularly hard on the body. She believes massage can improve emotional and physical wellbeing and encourages that clients feel free to interact before, during and after a massage in order to create a more comfortable environment.

Michele Pedersen, LMT
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My Schedule

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Off 11:00 AM

3:00 PM

Off Off 11:00 AM

3:00 PM

Off Off

I am honored to have the opportunity to support, guide, and mentor women/couples in living their healthiest, most fulfilling lives, during all phases of their life’s journey! I have spent the last 30 years cultivating my own personal and professional health and wellness journey.  I offer fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum massage and bodywork sessions to specifically support you during these aspects of your birth cycle. In addition to bodywork, I teach the Hypnobirthing Method to pregnant women and couples, wanting to experience a calmer, more connected, and empowered birth experience, regardless of your circumstances. I also offer classes for comfort support for labor prep, infant massage, ayurveda for fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum, postpartum prep, yoga asanas that support you during all phases of the birth cycle, and wellness walks for your overall well-being. I am excited to meet and work with you to bring more calm and support into your experience.
When I am not doing the work that I love, you will find me walking my dogs, meditating, kayaking, hiking, practicing Qi Gon or yoga,, writing my book, cooking an Ayurvedic recipe, or spending time with my young adult children and grandson.

My professional experience includes:
– Licensed Massage Therapist
– A.A. degree as a physical therapist assistant and doing clinical work in a women’s wellness clinic.
-Personal training certification
– BS in Human Services with a Health concentration
– Hypnobirthing Certification
– Holistic Health Certification
-Certified in Qi Gong for Breast Health
-Certified Health and Wellness Coach
-MA Health and Wellness Coaching and Nutrition
-Certification in craniosacral therapy for pregnancy and postpartum
-Prenatal Yoga Certification
-Certified Doula
-Prenatal and postpartum Birth Specialist Certification -Certification in Fertility Massage
-Studied Shiatsu at Ohashiatsu
-CEU studies in Ayurveda for Pregnancy and Postpartum care
-Author of Nourish Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul: 30 Days of Self Care e-book on Amazon

Angela Purnell, LMT, BCTMB, MA, BS
[email protected]
My Schedule

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Off 12:30 PM

8:00 PM

Off 2:00 PM

8:00 PM

Off Off Off

I am a licensed massage therapist, choosing this endeavor as my second career, retired from government service. I specialize in relieving chronic, intermittent and acute pain, especially trigger points, contracted and stiff muscles and many other musculoskeletal dysfunctions. I’ve been trained in neuromuscular therapy, a form of medical massage, pregnancy massage, stretching, strain-counterstrain including hot stone massage. My experience is varied working for many years in a busy spa, wellness center and a chiropractic office.

I received the best massage ever by Ondine. She took time to explain the massage (lymphatic), and thoroughly answered the questions I had. Her technique was amazing and really worked out some major kinks in my neck and back! I bought a membership and am already booked for my next session with her and can’t wait. I’d give 10 stars if I could! David at the front desk was also very nice and super helpful. Looking forward to making the services offered part of my wellness regimen.

By KL Via Facebook

Best massage ever! I highly recommend seeing Jennifer Coyne for your next massage. As an athlete, she knew the pain I had been suffering from and released all of the stress from my shoulders/back/hips etc., it was a life changing massage!

KHW via Facebook

I have had 2 massages with Sarah. She is very knowledgeable and thorough. The knots were gone and I felt refreshed. Awaken is clean and friendly.

MW Via Facebook

 24 hour cancellation policy

Full cash fee will be charged for appointments that are canceled with less than 24 hour notice.
Our practitioners value your time, and we ask that you value theirs.
Thank you.