The Wellness Cooperative was lucky enough to come in with a great foundation that Holistic Touch built. Coming into our new version of ourselves we wanted to expand upon the philosophy of whole body wellness to incorporate a "Whole Mindset".
The Whole Mindset is the idea that we as a team work together to bring you the best experience. It is also the mindset that the Mind, Body and Soul/Emotions work together and to reach ultimate health and wellness, all must be aligned and healthy. Where we like to bring it to the next level is taking each individual as a whole and how they impact the community and world around them. Our goal is to foster an atmosphere which benefits our clients, their loved ones and the community around us.
We pride ourselves on not just superior massage, skin and coaching services but also in an environment of education and giving. Our classes, workshops and events are always being updated to fit the community needs.
We are involved in giving back to the community with our 22nd Veterans' Suicide Awareness Events, our Pay It Forward Program and more.
Jeanette brings her background in business and marketing, along with her love of natural wellness and serving people to The Wellness Cooperative. Jeanette heads the Essential Oil Education as well as tackling all event and marketing needs. She spent 2+ years as the Business Manager of Holistic Touch before taking over the business from Founder, Linda Wentz, and re-branding as The Wellness Cooperative.
Jeanette serves as a committee chair for the DC area St Jude Walk/Run, as well as being active in Veteran related causes such as Veteran Suicide Prevention.
Heather graduated from the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church. Since graduating, she worked at a chiropractic office in Vienna and for Body, Mind, and Sole, before their merge with Holistic Touch and now The Wellness Cooperative. She has training in Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports Massage, Prenatal, Thai, Myofascial Release and Aromatherapy. Her passion, and what brought her to massage, is therapy. She always given massages– when she was a kid, her dad would get home from work, tired and sore, and she would rub his shoulders for him. Probably because of that, ever since she was a teen, all a friend would have do is say “my back hurts” and she’d be there, working it out.Her main goal is to take someone who has chronic pain or tension and make them feel better; not just for an hour or a day, but for as long as possible. Because every client is unique, she believes every massage should be too. She uses a combination of medium to deep pressure massage, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique, myofascial release, and active isolated stretching, all uniquely structured to meet each client’s needs. After the massage she will often show clients stretches they can do at home that will help keep up the progress. She loves massage in all its forms and will happily see you for whatever reason you may want to come in, be it just to unwind, to pamper yourself with some aromatherapy, keep yourself tension free for an upcoming marathon, or for much needed therapy
Sarah graduated from Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, and has been a licensed massage therapist in Alexandria since 2015. She has completed extended education at both the Esalen Institute in California, and Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, where she studied Shiatsu (finger pressure) and Thai modalities. Sarah also has specialized training in working with clients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She deeply enjoys being a bodyworker, and her number one goal is to use gentle but effective techniques to help you de-stress, relax, and relieve pain.
Stephanie Wiggins is an Air Force Veteran and licensed massage therapist. She graduated from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in Fall Church Virginia and specialize in Swedish and deep tissue therapies. She is currently an Esthetician student at the Esthetic Institute in Vienna Virginia and studying fertility, prenatal and postpartum massage. She has also completed training to become a labor and postpartum doula.
She provides healing restorative massage by intuitively customizing each session to address all of their concerns with high quality care.
Mike believes massage therapy to be a powerful tool in facilitating healing process. As a licensed massage therapist, he is committed to assisting clients in improving their overall health and well-being by treating their specific needs. In order to provide the most effective care, he incorporates several different modalities into his practice including deep tissue, Myofascial release, shiatsu and sports massage. He is straight forward in his approach in that he seeks to focus on the clients specific muscular issues and educate them on the process of alleviation. He aims to consistently provide a soothing yet grounded experience for every session.
She is on a quest to be an exercise professional that challenges and teaches athletes sustainable fitness to athletes of all abilities, economic status, and ages.
Through this journey, she has had the honor of working with professional athletes, directing Alexandria Soccer Association's Academy Fitness and Injury Prevention program, and learn from some of the best minds in sports performance and medicine.
She has completed over 600 hours of continuing education in advanced coursework in biomechanics, cadaver anatomy, sports performance, joint and muscle function, injury rehabilitation and neurophysiology. With this experience and knowledge, she helps athletes through injury, training, preparing for events and sport specific conditioning.
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Tabitha’s passion is sharing her knowledge of healing energies with others who have had difficulty finding cures for their chronic pain. When conventional medicinal approaches failed to address Tabitha’s health concerns, she turned to alternative therapies and discovered the profound healing powers of Yoga, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET). The benefits gained from Tabitha’s intensive study of the body and its energy properties have had a deep and lasting impact in all areas of her life, far above and beyond her initial pursuit of pain management. Tabitha has dedicated the past several years mastering the same skills that brought her comfort, so that she could now help others find relief. Tabitha is a graduate of Northern Virginia Community College’s Massage Therapy Program, with an emphasis on orthopedic massage and chronic pain, is a certified Yoga instructor who earned her 200HR-RYT with a focus in healing trauma, and is a Reiki Master/Teacher and IET Practitioner. These areas naturally led to her pursuit of Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT). She combines SRT’s scientific approach to the physical body with energy techniques to bridge the gap between healing the physical and energetic body, or as Tabitha likes to call it, where science meets mysticism. It is her belief that we must begin to heal ourselves through each layer, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual before we can begin to completely heal. Tabitha incorporates all these techniques into a holistic approach to her clients’ pain management and wellness program. But more importantly, Tabitha takes time to listen and understand her clients’ concerns and massage goals before using her own intuition and know how to customize her clients’ sessions to their specific needs.
David has been a full-time licensed massage therapist since 2000 after graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage. He believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes his expertise to assist in this process. David uses in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology to assess his patient’s needs. He is also a practicing Reiki, Qi Gong and Food Healing teacher. His approach to bodywork is rather unique, integrating a mixture of Clinical Massage, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial and Craniosacral Therapy to release muscle tension. David specializes in increasing hip, rotator cuff, and spine mobility by using Active Isolated Stretching techniques. While firm pressure is his strength, relaxation and comfort are still the ideal goal. He has had great success helping clients who are dealing with headaches, TMJ disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and postural dysfunction associated with office work and regular computer use. By adjusting each massage to the individual client, he will provide a very specific massage for your needs.
David’s takes time to unwind by practicing Qigong by a lake or in the mountains and enjoys hiking with his wife as much as possible.
Michele’s passion for massage therapy arose within her through her own spiritual awakening and healing process. Michele feels lucky to have the opportunity to hold space with her clients and help them with their well-being and self-healing. A key part of her mantra is she believes you are worthy of self-care.
Michele Mahoney graduated from Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage. She’s a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Therapeutic Massage, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy, Sports & Stretching Massage, and Aromatherapy. She’s also interested in how to use Abdominal Massage, Thai Yoga Massage and Hydrotherapy as part of the healing process.
In addition to her work as a Massage Therapist, Michele is also a Soil and Plant Scientist. She relaxes by knitting, sewing, gardening, and listening to music. She hangs out in Arlington with her husband and cat.
After wearing many different hats in her life, including being a nurse, she finally identified her true passion when she became an Esthetician. Being an Esthetician allows her to continue to care for people and inspires her to learn more about global knowledge of health, science and beauty. The act of caring for individuals with her hands feels ancient and sacred. She also loves exploring health and beauty potions that make us all feel and look our best!
Shw doesn’t often stop thinking about our largest organ (our skin) but when she does she loves to garden. She considers herself an avid garden curator. She loves digging in the dirt and planting flowers, vegetables and especially herbs but she also sometimes enjoys watching the “weeds” grow just to see what they’ll become and ponder about where they came from.
With a medical background and a love for natural holistic skin wellness, Danielle comes to us from Southern Maryland. She has always loved making others feel comfortable. After working in the medical field as a medical assistant, for almost 10 years, she decided to pursue a career in aesthetics. She is a licensed Master Esthetician in Virginia, and has been practicing for 5 years.
Nathaly is a Reiki Master Teacher, Hypnotist and Transformational Coach. She received her Hypnosis training at Virginia Hypnosis in Alexandria, Virginia. She is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotist, the leading national organization for hypnosis. Nathaly was trained by the Spencer Institute a coaching division of (NESTA) National Exercise & Sport Trainers Association. Accredited by the Board of American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Nathaly had the unique experience of being a spiritual child, always being drawn to her life purpose of healing. A lifetime of questioning everything and empathically absorbing the pain of those around her. She began cultivating her gift from the age of 13, learning everything from past life regression, meditation, crystal healing and oracle reading. She began doing womb and sacral healing from the age of 16 and became a Reiki Practitioner at the mere age of 19. Now, she offers a lifetime of experience, expertise, and intuition into all of her work. She has the gift of transmuting pain into power; Recognizing cyclical mental limitations as well as intuitively feeling energetic and emotional blockages. She has learned the art of co-creation and empowers her clients to manifest their dream reality.
Lindsey lives, eats, and breathes, the outdoor air. She has always incorporated movement into her regimen through soccer, basketball, and triathlons. As she grew older (and wiser) Lindsey learned to incorporate mindfulness into her daily routine through yoga, and went on to guide others through movement as a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200, 85-CPYT). Although physically fit, Lindsey suffered from years of chronic sinus infections, digestive distress, and a multitude of misdiagnoses and shrugs from doctors, (not to mention carrying extra weight around her belly, despite high intensity work outs). In 2014, Lindsey decided to take back control of her life, starting with not only “what” foods and products she allowed herself to consume, but the “why” behind it. Therefore, she looks at life in a holistic sense (stress, food, relationships, finances, etc.). Her night sweats turned into sound sleep, and her digestive grumbles disintegrated as her belly and soul started to overflow with knowledge of what her body needed to thrive. Lindsey lives by the mantra of “bioindividuality” or just because it works for me, doesn’t mean it works for you! After seven years with Fairfax County Public Schools in their Early Childhood Special Education program and completion of the Integrative Institute of Nutrition, Lindsey left her 9 to 5. Lindsey fully immerses herself in facilitating motivated individuals to create lifestyle and nutrition goals to support stronger immunity and self-empowerment.
A free-spirit at heart, Tara has always connected with landscapes and animals in a deep way. Her love of the outdoors led to a Bachelor's in Environmental Biology from Barnard College/Columbia University, where she worked in the University's greenhouse and studied the conservation of Sea Turtles in Mexico. Being grounded allowed her to see how the planet provides all the resources we need to survive and thrive. With a "food is medicine" mindset, she apprenticed and worked on organic farms on Maui and in urban areas like Boston, Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco. She acquired her Master's in Agriculture, Food, and the Environment from Tufts University which gave her the formal knowledge to educate, design gardens, and engage communities in their food landscape.
Tara also is a licensed Zumba Instructor, certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach, and doTerra Wellness Advocate. Books are her second home and cats are her spirit animals.
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David talks about massage techniques to help with TMJ relief.