Meet the talented deep tissue massage artists of Rejuvenations Massage Therapy. Located in Herndon, VA, our team is comprised of nationally certified, licensed massage therapists. They are all dedicated to their work and pursue continuing education credits regularly. Scroll down to learn more about them. Click here to book an appointment today.
Kara Doles, LMT has been practicing massage for more than ten years. Kara loves doing trigger point and cross-fiber friction work to get the knots out. Her style is to use a lot of long, sympathetic strokes to access the relaxation part so that the client can better receive the deeper work. Her favorite clients are “those poor souls who work the desk all week, the people who are crouched in front of a computer who really need stuff worked out of their neck.” Kara got into massage because she dealt with some stress and anxiety early in life and discovered that massage and reflexology really helped with it. Now she helps other people realize those benefits.
Jill Branch, LMT, has practiced massage for more than ten years. Jill specializes in Connective Tissue Massage, focusing on working with the connective tissue to address restrictions within the body and create a balanced structure. She studied this technique under John Latz at the Institute of Structural Integration (ISI) in Miami Fl. Jill’s work is not like the massage you may be used to. It requires participation from the clients—together you’ll do breathing and movement cues to create length and space within the body.
In addition to massage therapy, Jill has a B.S. in Psychobiology from Long Island University.
Georgia Lima, LMT, has practiced therapeutic massage for more than 20 years. She combines a range of deep tissue techniques and has studied several modalities that she integrates in her practice — Myofascial Release, Trigger Point and Active Isolated Stretching to name a few. Bringing a nurturing quality to her work, she truly believes in the power of touch and the wisdom of the body to heal itself when it is respected and cared for. With a passion for studying, Georgia continues to challenge herself into learning new ways to heal the body. She believes we are all capable for healing in our deepest core, once we are fully integrated and balanced physically, emotionally and mentally. At the present moment, her passion and focus is on treating chronic and acute pain. Georgia is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC.
Rebecca Mabry, LMT, has 11 years experience as a massage therapist, and has a passion for healing through therapeutic touch. She uses traditional therapeutic massage techniques interspersed with a variety of unique methods she has studied over the years (including Japanese Cranial Sacral Therapy). Rebecca has advanced training in pregnancy massage and has “discovered a particular affinity” for it. Rebecca is a graduate of the Heritage Institute in Falls Church, VA.
Shannon Smith, LMT‘s specialty is helping people reduce pain and stress through a set treatment plan that includes focused work for a specific goal. She enjoys working with clients who have chronic pain due to occupational stress—either from using their muscles too much or not enough. Shannon is a graduate of the Heritage Institute. She is also our general manager, in charge of the behind-the-scenes activities that keep an independent massage center like ours running smoothly (and she is as good at that as she is at the massage therapy).
Sara Reynolds, LMT is not only an experienced massage therapists, she is a certified athletic trainer. Her experience working as an athletic trainer taught her new ways to look at injury and treatment, which she uses in her massage therapy. She is eager to use her skills to help people prevent and recover from injury—whether it’s from sports, play, or working in an office all day. Sara graduated from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage and is a certified medical massage practitioner. She specializes in deep tissue therapies, including rotator cuff release, trigger point therapy, and sports massage. Sara fills in as needed, so watch the schedule for surprise appearances!
Gigi Nelson, LMT is a dancer and Zumba teacher. She understands how important caring for your body is if you want to keep moving. She has studied all of the massage modalities that help keep athletes in top shape, from deep tissue massage to sports massage. She is passionate about finding a therapeutic massage plan that will address your specific issues.
Sara Andrews, LMT has been practicing therapeutic massage for more than four years. As a graduate of Virginia’s PMTI, she studied modalities such as deep tissue, trigger point and Swedish massage. She is currently studying Shiatsu Shin Tai, a modality that addresses the body as a whole, finding imbalances and fixing them. She uses stretches and muscle manipulation to help people who suffer from pain get better. She especially enjoys working with people who are open to new types of massage and who have some sort of injury from which they cannot unlock.
Donnie Shim, LMT has practiced massage for more than ten years. He has spent much of that time working with chiropractors, using active release technique (ART), neuromuscular massage and trigger point work to complement the patient’s chiropractic treatments. He is a goal-oriented therapist who thrives when he is helping his clients reach their health objectives and improve their quality of life. He works with his clients to determine the cause of their pain and develop a therapeutic massage plan to alleviate the symptoms. He uses a variety of massage modalities, depending on what will be most effective for the client. As an athlete who has played a variety of sports and suffered from low back and neck injuries, he especially relates to clients suffering from those issues. In addition to massage therapy, Donnie has also been a chiropractic assistant and as a certified x-ray technician.
Jenny Fu, LMT, graduated from the East-West Institute of Hand Therapy in Los Angeles, CA—a rigorous and extensive massage program—in 2007. Before immigrating to the United States, she completed six months of medical school. Jenny is passionate about her work, and in helping people relieve chronic pain and chronic stress. She intuitively knows how to work out each individual client’s problems, and is a skilled deep tissue therapist and has advanced training in pregnancy massage.
Kimberly Brady is a graduate of the American Massage & Bodywork Institute, she has received training in Swedish, Sports Massage, and other therapeutic modalities. In addition to massage therapy, Kimberly has a B.S. in Exercise Science from Shenandoah University. This education, along with her experience as a collegiate athlete, has given her additional knowledge of how different muscle groups are associated with certain movements. She uses her combined training and experience to incorporate range-of-motion techniques into her massage and to provide more detailed treatment solutions to help her clients reach their desired results.
Fiona Mae Applebottom, Stress-Reduction Therapist, is a natural born healer. Fiona has a gift for reducing stress in 100 percent of the clients she sees. She combines a sunny personality, soft ears, and an exquisite under bite to make people laugh and relax. She loves cuddling with people and works with them to find the best cuddle experience. She has advanced certifications in ball chasing and sloppy kisses.