Stephanie Hughes

  • VA License #: 0019012842
  • 134

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 Anonymous on Aug 03
It was wonderful
by Doug on Jul 21
Steph is personable and knowledgeable professional. Been receiving treatments for a year, and my nerve pain has reduced.
by Anonymous on Jul 13
This was my first experience with Stephanie and I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I recommend her highly.
by Garrett on May 11
Best massage ever!
by Patrick on Apr 09
Could not be happier. The results from the treatment went far beyond what I was hoping for!
by Cynthia on Apr 08
I’ve told friends that Ms Hughes is very knowledgeable , experienced, listens to my concerns and explanation of my pain. She’s friendly and I always leave feeling much better than when I arrived. I recommend her highly!
by Tony on Mar 13
Stephanie has helped me with pain that I’ve been stuck with for years. I highly recommend her!
by Elizabeth on Feb 13
Stephanie is so knowledgeable and personable. It was such a relaxing and informative experience.
by Natalie on Jan 28
Very relaxing and enjoyable! Stephanie is great to work with and makes her clients feel comfortable.
by Sarah on Jan 05
I’ve been going to steph for years to treat pain. Both mental (including emotional) and physical. She’s developed her practice into an all-encompassing body tuning machine. I really admire her ability to help others just by touching them. Thanks Steph and love you!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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