owner of Heidi Ella Wellness and Massage Therapy, LLC
co owner of Burke Wellness Center, LLCHeidi combines her years of experience working with top chiropractic doctor’s and in prestigious spa’s 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 chiropractors 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. This interest led to her study of the Myokinesthetic Systems. She has learned this form of soft tissue work that directly impacts the nervous system from it’s developer Dr. Michael Uriarte.
In such a fast paced, impersonal world, Heidi’s genuine care and compassion for her clients puts them at ease and gives them a sense of importance. Her touch has been described as both strong yet gentle and relaxing. Come in and find out the secret to finding true healing and relaxation that many have already discovered at Heidi Ella Wellness and Massage Therapy.
Janet Brown, LMT
Janet Brown, LMT trained at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, NY. She graduated from the 1000 hour program in 2004 as Valedictorian of her class. Janet’s extensive training allows her to be very muscle specific and fine tuned in her work. The precision she offers in her massage is helpful for getting to the source of your problem and finding relief from a variety of challenges in the body. Her gentle yet powerful touch will allow your body and mind to relax into a place of stillness where it can just let go.
Janet is well versed in a variety of massage techniques including reflexology, acupressure, muscle energy techniques and craniosacral therapy, yet is particularly passionate about working with women before, during and after pregnancy. In her practice, she specializes in working with women from fertility to prenatal to postpartum and beyond.
Janet has trained in massage therapy, holistic nutritional counseling and prenatal/postnatal yoga and fitness. She has additional massage certifications in prenatal, fertility and aromatherapy for massage. For the past 7 years, Janet maintained a modest practice in the Capitol Hill area of DC while raising her two children. She now looks forward to working with and supporting the Burke and North Virginia communities!