Dana M. Durand LMT, BCTMB
Dana graduated from the Professional Medical Massage Program at the Baltimore School of Massage in 2002, and began her career working with some of the top spas and fitness facilities in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Over the years she has continued to study extensively, obtaining certifications in Deep Tissue Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Refexology, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Young Living Raindrop Therapy, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Prenatal, Fertility Massage, and Canine and Equine Sports Massage. Dana also attended The National Institute of Personal Training, receiving degrees in both Personal Training and Nutritional Consulting.
Dana's foundation for her intuitive and creative bodywork sessions comes from her passionate study of the functions and systems of the human body. Her practice of combining Refexology with Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy and Reiki, delivers a true overall sense of well-being. In 2015 she launched Healing Touch Studies, a continuing education program for other professional therapists. Dana is licensed in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is Nationally Board Certified, an active member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and Certified Professional Coach. Dana works in our Rockville office Monday through Friday
Kathy Anderson LMT, BCTMB
Kathy is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and attended Penn State for undergraduate and graduate studies in Economics. Enthusiastic about health and wellness, she began teaching Yoga in 2004, eventually becoming a Structural Yoga Therapist in 2006. When appropriate, she incorporates stretching into her massage therapy sessions and Yoga poses into her recommendations. Kathy values an integrative approach to client care, often working directly with chiropractors and other wellness practitioners to devise comprehensive, individualized treatment plans. She enjoys working with complex issues, especially lower back, neck and shoulder pain, and thoracic outlet syndrome.
Kathy is Nationally Board Certified and Licensed in the State of Maryland. She is certified in Prenatal Massage and is trained in Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute. She has continued her education in Oncology Massage, Scar Tissue Management, and Lower Back Pain Assessment and Treatment. Kathy works in our Rockville office on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Marcie D. Miller LMT, BCTMB
Marcie has enjoyed practicing massage and bodywork since graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in the Professional Medical Massage Program in 2001. In her 18 years of experience she has had extensive training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofasical Release, Hot Stone Therapy, Fertility Enhancing Massage, Reiki, Cupping Therapy, and Cranialsacral Therapy. She has also studied Therapy I & II of the Dr.Vodder School of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and is certified in MotherMassage Prenatal Massage and Bodywork. Marcie is licensed in the state of Maryland and Nationally Board Certified.
Marcie combines modalities in her sessions to provide a truly client centered massage experience. She considers herself blessed to be able to help people improve their quality of life through nurturing touch. Marcie works in our Germantown facility on Mondays and Thursdays. She is at our Rockville office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Julia Nakken RMP
Julia is a 1997 graduate of the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in New York City where she learned Swedish, ShiAtsu, Prenatal, Deep tissue and Medical Massage. After graduating, Julia moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. There, she chose to work at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess to pursue her passion of ShiAtsu massage. During her 7 years there, she honed her skill while adding the modalities of Hot Stone and Reflexology to her repertoire. She and her family then moved to Northern California where she worked at two other 5 star resorts in Napa Valley. After 12 years in California, she decided to return home to the east coast where she has continued her devotion to heal others through massage. With over 20 years of experience, she is thrilled to join the team at Dana Durand. Julia will be in our Rockville office on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays