Candace Mickens

Touch is Sacred

Candace J. Mickens is currently the sole therapist of Sacred Touch Body Work. Her mission is to re-connect the body with the mind and spirit through enhancement of body awareness and various body modalities in a safe, secure environment. She is adept at delivering Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage Therapies in private settings, clinics and community outreach programs and is skilled in Thai Massage and various stretching techniques. The mantra “Touch is Sacred” is the guiding force of all of her...

Candace J. Mickens is currently the sole therapist of Sacred Touch Body Work. Her mission is to re-connect the body with the mind and spirit through enhancement of body awareness and various body modalities in a safe, secure environment. She is adept at delivering Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage Therapies in private settings, clinics and community outreach programs and is skilled in Thai Massage and various stretching techniques. The mantra “Touch is Sacred” is the guiding force of all of her activities.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MD # M40420

Massage

DC # MT2371

Thai Body Work Certification-Eleanor Bramwell

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General Thai Massage-Watpo Chetawan Thailand

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Thai Hip Therapy-Thai Healing Massage Academy

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Education
2018

Potomac Massage Training Institute

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Background

• Well-versed in relationship building and client need analysis • Provided over 200 hours in table massage and seated massage in a variety of settings • Provided over 100 hours in Thai Body work • Successful completion of a 9-week case study on the benefits of massage therapy for anxiety disorders • Intuitive ability to assist the client in body awareness through various energy body/physical body and breathing techniques • Keen eye and ability to do postural assessment and massage session planning • Special gift in creating sacred tranquil meditative space via interior design and room set- up techniques to promote relaxation and healing OTHER SKILLS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE BS Business Administration- University of MD, University College 1997 Graduate Certification, Non Profit Management –University of MD, University College 2009 Self Employed Business Management Consultant-11 years Experienced in the body movement forms of Yoga, African Dance, Martial Arts & Qi Gong which enhance the massage therapy experience. Other-World Traveler, Speaker, Writer, Facilitator and Coordinator of Sacred Healing Sessions

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Carrie on Jun 28
Candace provides an excellent Thai massage experience. I was relaxed and fully impressed/ satisfied with the entire process. I will be booking again soon.
by Karen on Jun 22
Loved the aromatherapy treatment that made the room smell awesome and the experience even more relaxing! I felt wonderful! I highly recommend Candace for your next Thai Yoga massage.
by Anonymous on Jun 13
Before the session, Candace used my intake form to plan therapy tailored to my body and general disposition. She also took time upon arrival to center me and understand my current state. The session deeply worked my muscles and I could feel it opening areas that I didn’t realize were holding tightness, like the upper legs. Highly recommend!
by Donna Maria (Aza) on May 16
Candace listened intently and applied her knowledge and skills to address my areas of concern. Her techniques were firm yet gentle. I received a Thai massage for the first time and was extremely surprised at the emotional releases I had in additional to feeling physically better. I am scheduling follow-up sessions to really work those areas where I experience reoccurring discomfort, and I believe Candace's sacred touch can help me fully alleviate the irritation.
by Oyamiwa on May 15
I thought the compresses were great addition to my experience. I liked some movements cleared up my sinuses. I liked experiencing my favorite touch/movement techniques. Discussing my experience and the practioners experience was just as beneficial as the bodywork. I’m excited to have the thai massage experience next. And the cost is very reasonable. Thank again for such an amazing experience.
by Brigette on Apr 26
When walking into Sacred Touch Bodywork I felt a sense of warmth and calmness. Candace and I had a conversation to discuss any areas of concern, which allowed me to relax. The Thai Massage with herbal compress was phenomenal! The massage felt personalized, not following a set routine. Candace adjusted her technique to address a knee injury and tight shoulder. She also answered any questions that I had. After the massage I felt so relaxed and at peace. Candace not only has a Sacred Touch but also a warm spirit that adds to the over all experience of the massage.
by Kweku on Apr 23
From the moment I walked into Candace's Sanctuary, the ambience and energy allowed me to leave my stress at the door. She Is very professional and knowledgable about the human anatomy. She was very attentive to details and in giving in depth explanations during my session. My experience was an authentic one versus commercialized, and left me feeling more connected to my body. I will highly recommend experiencing Sacred Touch for yourself.
by Carol on Apr 23
The hot herbs really helped with some issues that I have been having with blood circulation and the combo of the herbs and massage, cleared a numb spot in my back that I have been having for several years. I will tell all my friends at the Senior Center about this type of massage.
by Wallace on Apr 17
Love that she took her time and explained everything to me
by Bomani on Apr 17
Candace provides one of the best Thai Massages that I have ever experienced. Her attention to details and her awareness of the body and its energectic flow allows for a harmonious balance to one's being.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Thai Massage
  • Integrated Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Intro Craniosacral Techniques

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