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.
With a passion for Self Care and Natural Wellness taking on The Wellness Cooperative seemed like a natural fit for Jeanette. Her dream is to create an oasis in the midst of our busy, stressful lives. She strives to bring together elite service providers to encourage mind, body and emotional well-being for each individual and eventually the Old Town community and beyond.
When not working hard behind the scenes, teaching Essential Oil classes, or hanging out with her favorite clients, Jeanette serves as the Marketing Chair for the St Jude Walk/Run DC as well as working to promote awareness and prevention of suicide in the veteran community.
Helena brings her experience of four years as a social media influencer and personal passion of wellness into her position as the Director of Marketing and Business Development at The Wellness Cooperative. In a past life she traveled the country as a model and learned the ins and outs of brand management while studying clinical psychology at Hamline University. With a strong foundation in understanding others as well as an emphasis on empathy, she works behind the scenes to organize and structure events, outreach in the community, and generate buzz about the TWC through marketing campaigns.
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.
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.
Nana has spent most of her life as a nutritionist and certified health education specialist. After an illness, she discovered the benefits of massage therapy and graduated from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, at the same time her spiritual gifts began to re-emerge from childhood. After graduating Nana opened her own spiritual healing practice, combining her lifelong gifts with the other healing modalities she had previously worked with. She combines physical and spiritual healing methods to provide clients with through and holistic healing while improving wellbeing at the soul level. Her focus is on addressing and healing past trauma as well as getting to the root of any chronic issues that may have their roots in emotional or spiritual dysfunction and cord cutting. Always one to be led by spirit, she tailors each service to the needs of the clients.
Jennifer 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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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.
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.
Kristine started her coaching journey years ago through the powerful experience of being coached. Kristine chose George Mason University’s, Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program to obtain her coaching certification due to their specialized focus in well-being, which compliments her educational background in the Behavioral Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. She is currently enrolled in The Flourishing Center’s Certification in Applied Positive Psychology. Kristine is certified to offer the Hogan Personality Assessments, Shift Positive 360, and can interpret 360s and other strength based evaluations.
As a management consultant, Kristine has invested decades in roles helping people and organizations manage change. Currently, Kristine has developed an internal consulting practice at the Department of Homeland Security that specializes in combining creative strategies to mobilize leaders and the workforce for change while enhancing employee engagement through organizational well-being.
Kristine leverages her education, with her own personal journey and professional experiences in her ability to coach individuals with the necessary tools to manage change in their life transitions. She is able to provide a space for growth in helping her clients see the shifts in themselves and their choices, to be able to achieve their personal and professional goals. Her experience as an organizational consultant has enabled Kristine to listen on all levels, leading to insightful reflections, behavior and mind shifts to gaining healthier perspectives. Kristine’s honest and grounded approach helps clients gain self-awareness to create new approaches and possibilities to be their best self.
What makes The Wellness Cooperative different than the average day spa.
Curious about Reiki? Meet Nathaly!
David talks about massage techniques to help with TMJ relief.