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about us

Dana Durand Massage Therapist

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 Reflexology 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 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 Saturdays and Germantown on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Marcie D. Miller LMT, BCTMB

 

Marcie graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage’s Professional Medical Massage Program in 2001 and is licensed in the state of Maryland and Nationally Board Certified. Her extensive training includes certification in MotherMassage Prenatal Massage, and modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Therapy, Fertility Enhancing Massage, Raindrop Therapy, Reiki, and Cupping Therapy.

 

Marcie believes that listening is the most important tool she brings to the table. She combines her knowledge and expertise in every session 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, Thursdays, and Saturdays. She is at our Rockville office on Tuesdays and Wednesday.

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Julia Nakken, RMP

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 Saturdays

Catherine Copeland-Carr, LMT 

 

Catherine attended Towson University and graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She worked as a Group Fitness instructor and a Physical Therapy Tech. She went back to school to further her skills and graduated from the Central MD School of Massage in 2016. She started her massage career at an Integrative Health Clinic, where she worked with Doctors, Chiropractors, Nutritionists, and Acupuncturists to optimize client plans. 

 

She is a Licensed Massage that specializes in Deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, and sports massage. She enjoys working to help clients with their issues and relieving pain. Catherine will be in our Germantown office on Fridays.

 

Catherine Copeland-Carr, LMT 
Laude Bear, LMT 

Laude Bear, LMT 

 

Laude is from the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania area where she attended Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne University in undergraduate and graduate Biochemistry Studies. She graduated from the Professional Medical Massage Program at the Baltimore School of Massage in 1994. Her massage work began at the University of Maryland Health Center. After a decade there, she continued massage work at Day Spas in the Rockville area.

Laude enjoys helping others feel better. She has extensive experience in a number of modalities, i.e.,Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Sports, PreNatal, Myofascial, Reflexology and Hot Stone massage. Laude is also a certified Equine Bodyworker. She considers each person a very unique human being and will take the time necessary to evaluate and address their needs. Frequently, individual’s needs are best served by applying a combination of different modalities.

Laude is a licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Maryland and a professional member of The American Massage Therapy Association and American Bodyworker & Massage Professionals. She works Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Germantown office.

Abby Brunt, RMP

 

Abby has been a massage therapist since 2009. She received her education at the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork in Salem, MA. Currently she is a RMP in MD and a LMT in VA. She practices a variety of modalities including deep tissue, trigger point and Swedish, but she’s most passionate about doing area specific work on the myofascial structure (the web of connective tissue that surrounds each muscle fiber and comes together to form the tendons that attach to the bones). Releasing restrictions within the myofascial web helps to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance posture. Abby also has received training in SASTM or sound assisted soft tissue mobilization, which helps to break up fibrotic areas in the fascia, which can be caused by things like repetitive stress injuries or post-surgical scarring. Whatever the modality needed, Abby enjoys being able to work with each individual client to help them feel and function better in their daily lives. She is a member of ABMP, the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She also has a BA in History and English from Gordon College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University. Abby will be working in our Rockville office. 

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Miranda Willis, RMP

 

Miranda has been practicing professionally since 2016. She specializes in Structural, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, and CRAC Stretch Method. By using these modalities she is able to help posture, correct imbalances, and reduce stress to obtain a better structure, improve function, and promote relaxation. Her background in massage ranges from clinical environments to luxury day spas giving her a well-rounded professional work experience. She enjoys helping clients feel and look their best! Miranda works in our Rockville office