Stephanie Hughes

  • VA License #: 0019012842
  • 121

Providing excellence in the manual therapy field since 2007.

Stephanie’s career as a passionate healer began in 2007 at the Daniel’s Institute of Massage and Bodywork. She currently holds a license from the Board of Nursing in Virginia to practice massage therapy. She also holds the following certifications;

  • Pre- and Post- Surgical Massage from the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Medical Massage Therapy from  LMT Success Group
  • Advanced Reiki Training and 
  • Private Reflexology apprenticeship through The International Center for Reiki Training
  • Ultimate Pa...

Stephanie’s career as a passionate healer began in 2007 at the Daniel’s Institute of Massage and Bodywork. She currently holds a license from the Board of Nursing in Virginia to practice massage therapy. She also holds the following certifications;

  • Pre- and Post- Surgical Massage from the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Medical Massage Therapy from  LMT Success Group
  • Advanced Reiki Training and 
  • Private Reflexology apprenticeship through The International Center for Reiki Training
  • Ultimate Pain Management and 
  • Advanced Circuits from Dolphin Neurostim. 

 

Stephanie strives for excellence in her field and has spent the last decade building a practice based on personalized pain management and wellness services. She shines as a manual therapist, and consistently delivers what her clients need; be it a relaxing hour away from life’s demands, or a precise treatment protocol.  Stephanie cares for every one of her clientele as if they were family, and values touch therapy as one of the most important tools we have to heal.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

VA # 0019012842

Education
2007

Daniels Institute of Massage and the Healing Arts

Licensed Massage Therapy

2009

The International Center for Reiki Training

Advanced Reiki Training

Experience
Bodywork

Reflexology

The practice of Reflexology includes the targeted application of pressure to specific points on the hands or the feet in a way that produces a therapeutic effect in another part of your body. The earliest known recording of this type of healing modality was in Emperor Huang Ti's book in Ancient China dating from 2704 BC. However, there have been findings that suggest some form of reflexology was also practiced in Ancient Egypt, Japan, South America, Ancient Babylon, India and even in Russia. Reflexology ultimately works as a stress reducer in the nervous system, promoting beneficial effects on the whole body, including your internal organs. By utilizing reflexology maps of the hands and feet, your therapist can affect a change in three ways: 1.) A general relaxation response 2.) A specific reflex effect 3.) A rejuvenation of the hands and feet. Conditions that would benefit from Reflexology: Stress, digestive issues, breathing disorders and respiratory problems, nasal congestion, high blood pressure, bereavement, trauma, improvement in circulation, children's health, back pain, migraine, menstrual pain People in particular who would be advised against Reflexology: Anyone with a foot fracture, Gout, unhealed wounds, extreme osteoarthritis of the foot, vascular disease of the leg or foot (permitted with doctor's authorization), current thrombosis or embolism in the foot or leg, women during early pregnancy (certain points are known to stimulate labor),

Reiki

Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that can help return us to balanced functioning on every level-physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, even social-regardless of our age or state of health. Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive hands-on healing technique which uses spiritual energy to treat ailments without using pressure, manipulation, or massage. It is a holistic system for balancing, healing and harmonizing all aspects of a person-body, mind, emotions and spirit. Although balance can mean different things in different circumstances, Reiki treatment, which is usually facilitated by light touch, typically brings rapid stress reduction and relief from pain and anxiety. Reiki is generally associated with nonspecific benefits, such as deep relaxation, stress reduction, enhanced immune functioning, greater peace, and increased self awareness. ? ? Conditions in particular that benefit from Reiki: Stress, depression, anxiety, enables emotional clarity, insomnia, pain management, digestion issues, support for substance abuse recovery, surgical recovery, cancer treatment. ? Conditions that would be advised against Reiki: None known

MPS- Microcurrent Point Stimulation

A unique and powerful approach to pain management, Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) has been developed with input from healthcare professionals for the treatment of pain, internal and external scar tissue, and adhesions. MPS Therapy has been thoroughly tested for over 30 years. MPS therapy is a hybrid modality that applies concentrated, low frequency, microcurrent stimulation to a special combination of key acupuncture, motor and trigger points. A device called the Dolphin Neurostim has been engineered to detect and stimulate therapeutically active points with great scientific precision. ? Conditions in particular that benefit from MPS Therapy: Scar tissue, allergies, chronic pain, bone fractures, edema & lymphedema, fibromyalgia, neck pain, torticollis, frozen shoulder, vestibular/balance, headaches, peripheral neuropathy, post operative pain, TMJ pain, tendonitis, menstrual cramps, restless leg syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Bell's Palsy, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ? Conditions that would be advised against MPS Therapy: Pregnancy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Chad on Oct 07
Steph is very in tune with what's going on with my body and does a fantastic job! Book early and often
by Ann on Sep 12
I feel so much better today, thanks for sitting and talking with me about what I was dealing with!!! I have seen many massage therapist over the years and I thought, I've really never had someone sit and talk like we did. Thanks!!!!
by Anonymous on Aug 22
Stephanie is wonderful!She knew exactly what to do to give me relief.I am one who has had many surgeries and has also had cancer.She is so knowledgeable & has given me encouragement to see the light at the end of the tunnel from all of the post surgery trauma to my body.Highly recommend her!
by Gin on Aug 19
If you want the most amazing massage you've ever had, Steph is the one to book! Her professionalism is unmatched and she always communicates on pressure level and comfort to ensure that you have the best experience possible. Highly recommend her services :)
by Dan on Aug 05
I am glad she is part of my health wellness plan. A wonderful person!!
by Anonymous on Jul 15
Always outstanding massage!! My body and soul feel better each time I see her!
by Anonymous on Jul 09
Best massage you will ever have!
by Kathleen on Jul 03
Stephanie is wonderful. Shows great care and intuition in what is going on with her clients!
by Frank on Jun 18
I have been very impressed and happy with the results of Stephanie. I have come a long way since the 1st appointment. She does find issues in my back, legs and feet I didn't even know about. She knows what she is doing.
by Anonymous on Jun 14
Steph is skilled and personable!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Medical Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • MPS- Microcurrent Point Stimulation
  • Mobile Deep Tissue

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