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
Licenses
Massage

DC # MT2371

Massage

MD # M40315

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 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.
by Jamal on Mar 20
My experience was great. Candace did a great job of educating me on the Thai massage history and how it works and defers from other massage styles. She did a great job of preparing me for the massage and the ambiance was very peaceful and relaxing. She asked a lot of great questions that I wouldn't have thought of regarding my body and physical state. Her massage was great as well. I definitely felt a difference from other massages I have had before and would love another one. It was a great overall experience.
by Michael on Jan 28
I was able to get a Thai massage shortly after a strenuous workout. The massage helped me to recover quickly and return to training. I will be going back in the future to get more Thai massages and would recommend Sacred Touch Bodywork to my friends.
by Malcolm on Jan 25
Truly great experience
by Margeaux on Jan 07
I felt like Candace was in conversation with my body. The pressure was perfect and I felt like I was gaining information about where I hold my tension. The setting was very beautiful and relaxing and the full experience exceeded my expectations. I already have a few friends who I plan to refer for bodywork services in the near future. I also plan to schedule another session soon. I left feeling full of gratitude.
by Rona on Dec 30
Phenomenal! The perfect touch! Candace was flexible, loving, and attentive. I especially appreciated the way she framed the massage by spending time understanding who I was and what I needed in that moment. I would strongly recommend her!

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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