The Northern Virginia Massage Center has added two new massage therapists.
Laura Davis recreated herself and her career. Originally a legislative aide to a U.S. congressman for 10 years, she had been responsible for many different health issues. Disenchanted with life on the Hill, she decided to pursue a new career in massage therapy by completing a 720 hours of study in 2004 at Heritage College in Falls Church. Her massage practice gives attention to specific muscle groups using trigger point therapy and Swedish massage. She also performs sports massage and has experience massaging runners during the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon to help improve their performance. Davis continued her education by completing 16 additional hours in Mechanical Approach to Tissue Tension, a deep tissue pain release technique. She holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Union College and enjoys ballet and coaching synchronized swimming.
A 2006 graduate of Heritage Massage Institute, Desiree Garcia graduated with academic honors. She is a certified yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner. she enjoys working with athletes, including cyclists, marathon runners and triathletes as well as weekend warriors. In general, she incorporates deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and stretching. Garcia is an avid snowboarder and horse rider.
The Northern Virginia Massage Center is located at 301 Maple Avenue West, Birch Building, Suite D, in Vienna.
The Vienna-Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce offers Lunch and Lead Tip Group. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15-1:30 p.m., at Morton's, 8075 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. RSVP to Harvey Silverman at 703-319-8806. Dutch.