Ann D Beck

If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?

I’ve always been passionate about health and wellness. I began as a pre-med major in undergrad which evolved into an interest in natural and integrative medicine. My love for working with my hands initially guided me toward a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Working as a jewelry artist, I started my own business, Dream Spiral Art Jewelry. It was a decade later when I discovered a way to combine my interest in health and wellness with a love for working with my hands. That’s when I became a mas...

I’ve always been passionate about health and wellness. I began as a pre-med major in undergrad which evolved into an interest in natural and integrative medicine. My love for working with my hands initially guided me toward a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Working as a jewelry artist, I started my own business, Dream Spiral Art Jewelry. It was a decade later when I discovered a way to combine my interest in health and wellness with a love for working with my hands. That’s when I became a massage therapist!

In 2010, I graduated from the Institute of Massage Therapy (I.M.T.) in Richmond, VA and began working at a wellness clinic in the Fan. After a couple of years, I started my own practice as Artful Hands Massage Therapy.

The program at I.M.T. was rooted in medical massage and provided me with a strong foundation in deep tissue techniques, along with Swedish massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. Over the last decade, I’ve fine-tuned my artful hands with additional certifications in Integrative Reflexology, Perinatal massage (Nurturing the Mother), Reiki (energy work), Aromatherapy and Lymphatic Massage. 

One of my favorite certifications so far has been Integrative Reflexology. Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific “reflex” points on the feet, hands and ears, which have peripheral nerves connected to the central nervous system. These reflex points relate to each muscle and organ in the body and when stimulated, can relieve pain, reduce stress and improve digestion and sleep, among other health benefits.

Each massage therapy session with me will incorporate a variety of techniques. Areas of tension are addressed by gradually flowing deeper into the tissue, allowing pain and tension to melt away without being jarring. I love when clients drift in and out of sleep during a session, experiencing relaxed and meditative states of consciousness that are deeply healing and restorative.

When I’m not working with clients, I still seem to be doing something with my hands – painting, gardening, making jewelry or cooking up new recipes for my line of medicinal salves, Roots of Zen Botanicals. Other interests include hiking, yoga, playing volleyball, doing Zumba and travel. I share my home with a loving husband, energetic son and three snuggly kitty-kids.


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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

VA # 0019008900

Education
2010

Institute of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Integrative Reflexologist

Completed Certification in Integrative Reflexology in 2018.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Reflexology services

by Laura on Aug 27
best massage I have ever had!
by Cheryl on Aug 22
Ann did a wonderful job of getting me so relaxed and my very tight legs felt so awesome afterwards!
by John on Aug 01
I have been getting massages for about 18 years and have gotten them all over the world (S. Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Russia, Turkey) and Ann is increasingly my favorite massage therapist. She knows when to pull back and definitely when to dig in and go for it. She adjusts to what's going on with your body on a given day and therefore every massage is a little bit different. Her new space is really great and to top it all off, she is simply a really lovely person.
by Erika on Jun 27
Ann is a true body magician!
by Anonymous on Jun 24
Ann really listens to what you need and how you feel. I've never had a better massage, and I highly recommend Artful Hands.
by Sarah on Jun 21
The combination of reflexology, aromatherapy, and massage is powerful and effective.
by Anonymous on Jun 10
Have been going to Ann for years. Anytime I get a massage anywhere else, it pales in comparison. She is the absolute best therapist, bar none!
by Anonymous on Jun 05
The space was great. Wonderful massage!
by Anonymous on Jun 04
Very positive. I would go again.
by Anonymous on May 27
Wonderful massage. Back feels much better!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage

Reflexology

  • Reflexology & Massage
  • Reflexology

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