Anna Marie Heaton

"We're all just walking each other home." -Ram Dass

Welcome! Along with fresh air, plenty of sleep, and exercise; massage is yet another way that you can positively impact your health and general well being.   

Perhaps you work in the medical field, are a busy parent, spend your days or nights in the service industry, or a body worker/tattoo artist/construction worker yourself?  Massage is a perfect way to address alignment issues we encounter from being on our feet and using our bodies all day and the aches and pains that often come with it.

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Welcome! Along with fresh air, plenty of sleep, and exercise; massage is yet another way that you can positively impact your health and general well being.   

Perhaps you work in the medical field, are a busy parent, spend your days or nights in the service industry, or a body worker/tattoo artist/construction worker yourself?  Massage is a perfect way to address alignment issues we encounter from being on our feet and using our bodies all day and the aches and pains that often come with it.

Perhaps you sit at a desk each day at work, commute long hours, or hunch over your creative endeavors all day--but play hard after work in a spinning class, rock climb, run, or hike?  Massage can be a powerful tool for creating more ease in movement and decrease the occurrence of injury. 

No matter the reason for coming to my massage table, I will always strive to truly listen to your needs.  I believe in the body's innate ability to heal itself--so it's my job to help ease stress, un-kink tight muscles, and unwind your nerves to help make that healing possible.  Let's work together to help you be as comfortable, present, and joyful in your body as possible!


Come and practice the self care that our bodies so deeply crave!  Anchor Massage Therapy is located inside of the RVA Massage and Wellness office and offers a comfortable waiting area and an inviting treatment room for you to unwind in. I am also located right next door to a not for profit yoga studio, Project Yoga Richmond, which is a true gem here in RVA. I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

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

VA # 0019011900

Education
2007

Cortiva Institute: Brian Utting School of Massage

1000 Hour Massage Therapy Program

Experience
Bodywork

Anchor Massage Therapy- Owner

Anna Marie is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and offers intuitive, client-centered, therapeutic massage with a focus on anxiety and stress management. Heated Thai herbal compresses are used in each massage session (with the exception of prenatal). These steaming herbal compresses help treat ailing joints and muscles and enhance the benefits of the bodywork session. The heat and aromas of the compresses allow the client to drift into a place of true healing--while tension and aches and pains easily exit from the body. Anna Marie graduated from Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, WA in 2007.  She is certified through the Virginia Board of Nursing and a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She is also a student studying under Damion Bond in the Shivagokomarpaj Old Medicine Hospital lineage of Thai Folk Medicine. Modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Technique, Sports, rehabilitative, therapeutic, and prenatal and postnatal massage. Her clients range from young to mature, active to less active, and folks of all shapes and abilities. Anna Marie is also an RVA transplant by way of Seattle, mother to two little people, a yoga enthusiast, and an alignment nerd. 

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Nathan on Dec 19
I love getting massage from Anna. Each visit is a unique experience and I always walk away feeling refreshed.
by Kim on Dec 09
She was very knowledgeable and do an excellent job of tailoring the session to my needs. Outstanding therapist with a great attitude.
by Shannon on Nov 14
Anna Marie is excellent. Her professionalism, skill, and calm create a thoroughly relaxing, body nurturing experience.
by Grace on Nov 10
Thank you, Anne Marie.
by Anonymous on Oct 21
Anna really enjoys what she does! She always listens and works on exactly my problem areas. I've had other Massage Therapist just do the massage and don't listen to what needs help. Really appreciate that!
by Anonymous on Oct 09
I have had several massages and she was one of the best I have ever had. She was knowledgeable and went beyond what was necessary to explain things with my problem area to me!!!
by Anonymous on Sep 12
Always great. I was standing straighter than I have in a long time and my pain was much better than it has been in weeks.
by Jenn on Sep 07
Anna Marie is a very caring, attentive and knowledgeable in her work and it shows. As a massage therapist myself I can be quite picky, but she did an amazing job!! She even did moves that I’ve never experienced before and recommended ways I could find relief off the massage table as well. Excellent first experience!
by kristen on Apr 27
Wonderful and tailored to my needs as always ????
by Steven on Apr 16
Anna Marie Heaton is a highly skilled professional, who always customizes each massage to relieve my aches and pains.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy Massage

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