Joy Loraw, RMP, RMTreceived her training as a Massage Therapist at the Baltimore School of Massage in 2005. She is State and Board Certified, a Reiki Master Teacher, Certified in Hot/Cold Stone Therapy, and a Certified Prenatal Therapist. She has training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Cupping Therapy, Craniosacral, Reflexology, Chakra Balancing, Ginger Tea Massage, Thai Herbal Massage, Qi Gong, and others.
Colleen O. Renehan, LMTgraduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2003. In addition to Swedish, Myofascial, and Deep Tissue, she is trained in Neuromuscular therapy, Orthopedic, Prenatal Massage, Active Isolated Stretching and Sports Therapy. She has been a Reiki Master since 2001. In addition to her work at Therapeutic Kneads, Colleen works in corporate massage and has a practice in Owings Mills with Dr. Risa Jampel. Colleen taught at the Massage Institute of Maryland until its close in 2010. She is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association and was the former President of the Maryland Chapter.
Amanda Smith, LMTgraduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2010. She is trained in Swedish, Myofascial, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Prenatal, Hot Stone Massage, and other body treatments. She focuses on the overall well-being of her clients and incorporates wellness into each of her sessions.
My love for massage started young; I always enjoyed helping my mom get knots out of her shoulders and was rubbing her feet before I even knew it was a career. In 2006 I joined The Baltimore School of Massage and obtained my license in October of 2007. Young and adventerous I traveled around for several years holding licenses in South Carolina and Florida, learning techniques from many mentors along the way. In the 9 years I’ve been professionally practicing massage I’ve learned multiple techniques to help my clients benefits from each session. At this time I have a vast understanding of, and am certified in, swedish, deep tissue, myo-facial, pregnancy, trigger point, bamboo and hot stone massages with the drive to learn more techniques; applying what’s most effective and beneficial for the body.
Bret McCabe, RMP, is a graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage and has his State and National Certifications. He is trained in Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, acupressure, sports massage, reflexology, Cranio-Sacral, and myofascial release therapy. He also received training in Chen Yang Qi Gong healing, Longevity exercises and meditations, massage cupping, and the Five Element Healing Theory while studying at a Taoist Monastery in Hubei Province, China. Specializing in deep tissue, acupressure, and trigger point therapies, Bret’s goals are to relieve pain, reduce stress, increase range of motion, and provide balance for clients.
Lisa Gonder, RMPhas been a massage therapist for three years. She has been trained in Swedish, deep tissue, Reiki, reflexology, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapies. Lisa is also an RN, receiving her BS in nursing from Towson in 1996.
Grace Hindle, RMPreceived her training as a Massage Therapist from Anne Arundel Community College in 2016, and is State Certified. She has training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and others. She personalizes each session to fit her clients needs and focuses on promoting the well-being of her clients.
Michele Pedersen, LMTreceived her training as a Massage Therapist at Baltimore School of Massage in 1986. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She received certifications in Reiki I and II, is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and a Certified Wu-Ming Qigong Teacher for Breast Health.Michele is also a Certified Hypnobirthing Childbirth Instructor, providing support during natural childbirth. She has also received training in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage as well as Shiatsu Acupressure massage, Healing Touch, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Quantum Touch, Craniosacral work, Neuromuscular, strengthening and stretching techniques for the whole body, Hot Stone Therapy, massage cupping and seaweed body wraps. Michele’s special interests are holistic nutrition, hormone balancing, and alternative approaches to healthcare in order to support her clients in achieving a higher quality of life.
Colleen Markiewicz held certification with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America in both Group Exercise/Aerobics and Personal Trainer. Feeling it was her time to "step down" for the younger generation, Colleen left teaching. When life set a new path in front of her during her early 50's, she decided to try Yoga. Colleen earned her RYT 200 training at The yoga Center of Columbia in 2014. Colleen's Hatha and alignment based classes infuse her passion of Yoga in each posture, giving gentle cues that highlights the breath and enjoyment of the "now". Being a Sign Language Interpreter, she also incorporates hand "Mudras" or Yoga for the hands.
When not doing Yoga, she enjoys her 3 Labrador Retrievers (1 of each color), hiking, reading, and driving her Jeep.
Stephen D. Smith BCTMB, CKTP, LMT Stephen received his massage training at the Baltimore School of Massage in 2014. Prior to becoming an LMT, Stephen completed esthetician training at the Aveda Institute in Washington, DC. He is a licensed esthetician and massage therapist in Maryland, and has national board certification in massage therapy. Stephen has advanced training in Oncology Massage and Reflexology. In addition to these modalities, he is also a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner through the Kinesio Taping Association. Stephen completed his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Towson University.
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5963 Exchange Drive, Suite 110
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Disclaimer: Massage and other therapies at the Wellness Center are complements to traditional medicine and enhance the healing process. These techniques do not replace traditional medical or veterinary health care, medical diagnosis, or medical treatment for illness. These techniques bridge holistic care with traditional medicine. Refer to a licensed medical or veterinary practitioner for medical care.