Fiona was born and raised in Sydney, Australia and now lives in northern Virginia. Formally educated at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Sydney Australia and the Core Institute of Massage, Tallahassee Florida, she has been a massage therapist for almost two decades. She is certified in Lomi Lomi, therapeutic, remedial and rehabilitative massage, pre-natal massage, aromatherapy, and Reiki. Fiona is well travelled and has a broad variety of personal interests, including yoga and Encaustic painting. She takes pride in her ability to help people feel comfortable, relax and feel their best.
Jack prefers to think of himself as a one-on-one therapist, addressing the needs of his clients on a personalized basis as close as possible to what each client requires. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in Manila, Philippines and is a graduate of the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church. Since relaxation and good well-being is the goal of any massage, Jack helps his clients achieve these through rhythmic breathing and muscle release techniques to achieve improved freedom of movement throughout the whole body. He employs various techniques such as Deep Tissue, Sports, Cranio-Sacral, Geriatric, Acupressure, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Swedish and Chair massage to help individuals improve their health on a physical, mental and energetic level. In his spare time, he enjoys long drives to the countryside in or out of state, goes bargain hunting in estate sales, reading and solving crossword puzzles.
A science teacher of 12 years from Bulgaria, Yolanda is a graduate of the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church. She currently works there part-time as a teacher’s assistant. She practices various techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release & Trigger Point Therapy. This encourages relaxation and improvement of the client’s overall health, encompassing the physical, mental and energetic levels. She is able to customize each session to address the client’s immediate concerns and long-term goals through her continuing professional education. Yolanda has taken continuing education classes in Myofascial Release and Hot Stone Massage. Aromatherapy and the alternative uses of essential oils is another subject she is currently exploring. Yolanda is a firm believer that a massage is a step closer to a stress-free life and everybody should experience it. She considers each client a gift and an opportunity to learn more about the world and hopes to make it a better place to live in for all of us.
Kim is a graduate of the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage. She has knowledge in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Hot Stone Massage. Kim continually strives to expand her knowledge and skills through continuing education courses. She believes that the best way to serve her clients is to stay informed and current on new techniques in massage and bodywork.
Shayna is a former college soccer player and fine arts major. She graduated from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage in Charleston, South Carolina. She is focused on communication and giving a tailored and personalized experience. She is passionate about promoting health on many levels through massage therapy. She believes massage reconnects people with their own well-being. She loves sports and is experienced in stretching and strengthening muscles. Shayna is inspired by her clients and the healing arts. Her creative spirit brings her close to nature. She loves to paint and play volleyball and soccer in her spare time.
Tom has been practicing massage since 2006 for love of the art and the personal experience of the stress management that regular massage therapy provides, particularly to the fast paced life of Washingtonians. As a massage therapist who also works a full-time desk job, he is well aware of the stresses that seated work entails and the methods to bring balance to mind and body. Tom is a graduate of the National Massage Therapy Institute, and has studied at Esalen, as well as taken continuing education in table Thai massage and Reiki, all of which are infused into a flowing practice that can meet clients where their needs are, from gentle relaxation to deep tissue work.
Irene holds a B.A. in International Studies from George Mason University. World traveled and diverse in personal interests, she enjoys snow skiing and scuba diving. Her humanitarian spirit volunteered alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India 1983. Her focus of work during study for massage therapy was neuromuscular pain relief from aches, sports massage and clients living with cancer. Her massage technique is medium to deep pressure enhanced with acupressure/compression. The treatment session is based on client needs as a primary choice within the scope of Swedish and Deep tissue.
Katrice is a graduate of the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice alongside a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on mental health. Katrice devotes her life to the care and progression of others, both mentally and physically in conjunction with her work as a massage therapist. Katrice also practices as a mental health clinician in the state of Virginia. Katrice prides herself on customizing each session to the specific therapeutic needs of her clients. She creates an environment that is tranquil thereby allowing her clients a deeper state of relaxation. Katrice is also certified in prenatal, postpartum, newborn and infant massages. Katrice’s professional knowledge also encompasses Chinese hand and foot reflexology, Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, and Chair Massages.
Lori has been a massage therapist for nearly 20 years, practicing in California, New York and the mid-Atlantic region. Her focus for the past 10 years has been in clinical massage, assisting patients in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic conditions. Lori’s approach is a compilation of soft tissue manipulation techniques, assessment and recommendations regarding corrective body mechanics for everyday living. Over the past 10 years, Lori has been an instructor of massage therapy as well as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College for massage therapy and medical terminology. Lori is excited to join the Canary Orchid team and add her experience in the field of clinical massage to an already outstanding group of therapists.