NATIVA Massage & Healing Arts was founded for those looking for something different from their massage experience.
Are you looking for a deeper level of healing? Maybe a connection to a quiet place of sacredness that is often missing in this busy and chaotic modern life? I am so humbled and grateful to offer something that helps. Stone Medicine is a traditional healing method that blends together ancient ceremonies and stones, therapist and client into a session that flows like a graceful dance. I offer deeper levels of physical and emotional healing to my clients.
Hi! My name is Dennise Thomas! I'm a Licensed Massage Therapist graduated from the Virginia School of Massage, as well as a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). I specialize Native American Healing Arts.
I have over 750 hrs from the Virginia School of Massage were I learned over 10 different modalities and techniques such as Swedish, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Sports Massage, Russian Massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Massage, Cupping Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Chair/Seated Corporate Massage.
After more than 10 years in the medical field as a Medical Office Coordinator, I longed for a career in Massage Therapy to help my husband with his Chiropractic practice, just to soon realize massage therapy is my passion in life! I was already familiar with the benefits of massage, for as a teenager my mother was first introduced to chiropractic/massage care as a way to help relieve tension and pain after a very bad fall that ended in a low back surgery.
This career has given me the opportunity to start my own business and help others find a path towards wellness. Having worked alongside chiropractors, physicians, athletes, accident victims, expectant mothers, children as well as elderly. I have focused heavily on therapeutic massage because so many people experience chronic pain that often do not respond to traditional medical treatments, and who are, therefore, searching for an alternative solution. I specialize in alleviating long-term pain, and discomfort. I started my practice to address these types of issues.
As an "Intuitive Therapist" I let the body do the talking. I facilitate the release of tension or energy blockages you didn't even know you had. My bodywork is a bit unique with a blend of techniques and various modalities customized to benefit my clients needs. Some people think that Deep Tissue is all about the pain. If you are looking for someone to hurt you, I am not the therapist for you. I believe more in warming up the tissue and slowly working the muscle. Knots and tension will disappear without the "No Pain, No Gain" approach.
From adjusting the temperature of the room to placing pillows for comfort, I will continually strive to bring my clients the best in alternative medicine and customer service, with a caring and compassionate touch!
Dennise Thomas, LMT