Blue Heron Wellness Massage Therapists



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Angela was graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage and became nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 2000. She has been giving massages to friends and family her whole life and credits them with her success in the professional world of Therapeutic Massage.
Angela's Clients Say:
"Angela was awesome! Very attentive and informative. She's a wonderful massage therapist !" Catherine O. 10/15

"Angela Walker, massage therapist, continues to be a big factor in my improved health status." Dan L. 11/15

"It is always such a treat to visit Blue Heron. The staff members are very helpful and accommodating. The atmosphere is so peaceful and warm. My massage at this visit with Angela was wonderful --very healing. She is an expert and offers tips to help keep me keep body in shape at home." Connie B.  11/15
Angela White, MA, LMT, is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic massage and is licensed in Maryland and DC. She graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute in July 2011 where she worked in the Graduate Clinic until coming to Blue Heron in Spring 2012. In 2013, she attended the Washington Institute for Natural Medicine where she studied Reiki, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Angela maintains a studio art practice, exhibits her artwork and teaches art. She appreciates the complementary nature of the healing arts and visual arts. Combining this knowledge along with her meditation practice, has allowed her to realize the mind/body/spirit connection and be more fully present in treatment and meeting the needs of the individual client.
Angela's Clients Say:
"The staff was warm and welcoming. My massage therapist, Angela White, really listened to my needs and responded with professional knowledge and skill. I felt fantastic when I left!" Amy R. 10/28/15
Bisrat Abebe, RMP, trained initially in Virginia for massage therapy. His passion in massage is to work with clients needing deeper, therapeutic work and sports massage. Bisrat also works with clients providing prenatal massage and geriatric massage.  His work includes stretching as well.
See what Bisrat's clients are saying:
"Bisrat is a phenomenal massage therapist! He incorporates stretching into his deep-tissue massage for maximum benefits to my lower back." Christina R., Feb 2017

"Bisrat gave me probably the best therapeutic massage I've ever had! My tight back & shoulders felt SO much better not only right afterwards but through today. I highly recommend him!  Monica S, Oct 2016

"Excellent massage with Bisrat. Great technique. I will return very soon! I purchased a 3-massage package." Nancy S. 10/2016
"Best deep tissue massage EVER by Bisrat! It's the next day and my lower back pain is gone! This has never happened before!" Christina R., 8/2016

"2 days after my first massage with Bisrat my neck still feels really good after he stretched out my tight muscles. In fact, it's better than it's been in eons. I had a deep tissue full body massage and scheduled another before I left Blue Heron," Myrna F., 8/2016
Joan Davis, LMT, a strong supporter of self-care, she has an integrative, therapeutic approach to massage.  Having recently completed training in Scar Tissue Release Joan can blend this and a variety of techniques into a session to meet a client's needs.  These include Swedish, deep tissue, Muscle Release Technique, Reiki, Visionary Cranial Sacral work, Strain Counterstrain, Bodywork for the Childbearing Year and sports massage, as well as inspired ingenuity. 
Joan's Clients Say:
"Joan Davis is fabulous. In fact, I just this moment recommended her to a friend for a reflexology session."  Jo B. 11/15
Jenny, RMP, graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapist, part of Steiner Education Group.  After graduation, she relocated with her family to Maryland where she obtained her license to practice massage.     Jenny is experienced in several modalities of massage, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, myofascial release, Sports Massage and injury rehabilitation.  She also customizes massages for the youngest of the family with short relaxing sessions for kids.  Jenny is certified for Prenatal Massage and Hot Stones, and she continues to work to update and upgrade her experience and technique. 

Jenny believes in the body's ability to heal itself and that Massage Therapy is one of the many paths to restore health and wholeness to the body.

See what Jenny's clients are saying:

"This was the first time I'd visited Blue Heron. I received a 60 minute deep tissue massage from Jenny. She was such a delight and very professional. Since ithas been a long time since I had a massage she made the whole experience very comfortable. I should have done a 90 minute because it was that good. The next daymy body and mind was refreshed and relaxed. I will be visiting Blue Heron and Jenny again! Much Gratitude."  Karin R., Feb 2017

"Saw Jenny for a deep tissue massage yesterday. By far the best massage I have ever had. She is incredibly strong and knows just how to manipulate muscles to work out even the worst kinks." Andrea M., Oct 2016



Jessica Parks, LMT, is a Maryland licensed massage therapist (M04787) and has been practicing massage therapy for over 10 years. She has a passion for dancing and yoga and believes that regular massage and movement is the perfect way to welcome more ease and grace into our lives in a world where high stress and sedentary work take their toll on our bodies and spirits. She enjoys witnessing clients emerge refreshed, relaxed, and smiling at the end of a massage.
Julia Hua became a Registered Massage Practitioner shortly after graduating from Baltimore School of Massage in 2013. Julia specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, some Trigger Point therapy, and stretching. Julia loves helping my clients by alleviating aches and pains from their daily stresses and promoting relaxation through their customized massages. Her goal is to have my clients leave the room feeling stress-free, relaxed, and ready to conquer the world!
Kristi Agosto, LMT, honors the mind body connection and the body’s innate ability to heal itself. She is strongly committed to the power of the client-therapist relationship based on care, trust, respect and professionalism. Through massage and healing touch, she works with her clients towards goals of health and healing, self-awareness, balance and respect. Her focus is always the client’s well-being and promoting an environment and experience that offers opportunities for transformations of mind, body and spirit.

Kristi is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute, a Licensed Massage Therapist in Maryland, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Before her massage therapy journey, Kristi received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Randolph-Macon College, her Master’s in Anthropology from George Washington University and worked in the health and research field. When not performing massage you can find Kristi spending time with her family and friends, doing yoga, advocating for animals, playing in nature or gardening.

John Cox, RMP, is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work and the State of Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is trained in working with individuals who suffer from acute and chronic pain and stress-related stiffness due to accumulated toxins in the body. He also performs sports massage for the athlete in training or the “weekend warrior.” John’s expertise spans a wide range of services to a broad spectrum of clients, including members of local professional sports teams, pre/post event marathoners, assisted living residents and corporations offering chair massage to their employees.
See What his clients are saying:
"John is fantastic for deep tissue massage! For any women hesitant to have a male massage therapist, no worries. John makes an extra effort to assess and respect your level of comfort before proceeding. He synchronizes movements with your breath to create a very soothing and relaxing experience. Plus he really digs in to the knots to work them out and just turn you into jelly by the hour's end. I'm always walking out in better shape (physically and mentally) than when I arrived." Erica A., 12/2015
Leslie Knee, BA, LMT is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Baltimore School of Massage (2000). She was originally drawn to massage therapy as a client for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. After her recovery, she decided to make a career of helping others achieve wellness through massage. Leslie’s training in Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Cherokee Bodywork and stretching techniques has provided relief to clients in pain. Her work with Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Essential Oils, Hot Stone Therapy and energy techniques provides deeply relaxing and soothing treatments for clients who would like to reduce the negative effects of stress in their lives. She is an advocate for people living with chronic illness (such as fibromyalgia, diabetes and cancer) to receive massage as part of their treatment to relieve pain, anxiety, circulatory issues, and more. Leslie is certified in Manual Lymph Drainage, and is a member of the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals and the Society for Oncology Massage Therapists. Leslie is a former bodywork instructor at the Baltimore School of Massage, but now dedicates her work to clients full-time. Leslie's Clients Say: "Slept wrong and my neck was a mess, Leslie was able to get me back to a normal human in no time. Very good and extremely professional!"  William S., Nov 2016"After my SX, it was time for a massage and oh my goodness! I just received the best post lymphatic drainage massage from Leslie ever! After we were done it felt like I had permanently found my happy place in life. When I arrived the staff was courteous and so friendly. They quickly took me to the back to fill out paperwork and shortly after that Leslie arrived to take me to my room. She had a nice conversation with me and detailed everything that she was going to do. It somehow felt like she was able to answer more questions than my doctor! She was so amazing during the massage that I literally felt like I was in heaven. The time that she took on all the parts of my body almost put me into a different world. I'm telling you if you want to come out feeling refreshed, renewed and wishing your next massage appointment with her was literally the next morning, then go see Leslie! You won't regret it!Leasley-Anne G., 7/2016
"You came to my rescue-- I needed a massage to help an overly stressed back and shoulders….Leslie did a great job. Thanks, I will return!"  Katherine S., 10/15
"I was undecided between massage and Reiki, however, my therapist, Leslie combined the two into a wonderful, relaxing hour and gave me feedback when the session was over. I wish I could return every week for the same experience! Thank You!" Nancy M.  8/15
"Leslie Knee is the best masseuse ever. She is excellent, finds out what your needs are and handles the treatment appropriately. I highly recommend her." Carol C. 2/16
Lorraine Rao, RMP, is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, D.C. She has been a professional massage practitioner for three years and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork as well as the State of Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Lorraine uses both Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage techniques that facilitate whole-body relaxation and support health and healing. She has a special expertise in issues surrounding the back, neck and shoulders – areas of the body that are highly vulnerable to stress from everyday activities (such as driving or working on the computer) as well as to acute injury. Lorraine understands how relaxation and massage can help people achieve other important health goals, and has helped clients incorporate massage into a variety of their goals, including pain management, weight management, healthy aging, emotional wellness, and stress reduction. Most important to Lorraine’s practice is putting clients truly at ease and listening attentively to their needs and their bodies’ stories.
See what Lorraine's clients say:
"Blue Heron is my sanctuary. If I won the lotto I'd be there every day. The staff is kind, organized and well mannered. I have enjoyed both acupuncture and massage care as well. Lorraine is a godsend and you can tell they enjoy what they do. Keep up the awesome job Blue Heron!" Victoria W. 9/2015

"Lorraine was wonderful. Massage to specifications!" 10/2015

"The massage with Lorraine was by far one of the best knot and tension-busting massages I've received! Plus the tranquil environment and lovely staff made for a wonderful restorative experience." Courtney S. 11/2015

"I had a wonderful experience. Lorraine was excellent!"  Cynde N. 11/2015

"I called Friday morning before Storm Jonas hoping for a massage. They called Lorraine who was able to come in on short notice. The massage was incredible - just what I needed. I'm very tender to touch and don't tolerate deep tissue massage and Lorraine adjusted her technique perfectly. Thank you so much. I felt well cared for. "  Lisa M. 1/2016
Matt is a Registered Massage Practitioner certified by the Maryland State Board and NCBTMB.  He helps clients reach their wellness goals whether it's relieving the pain caused by everyday stress or chonric pain due to injury or illness. He specializes in deep tissue and trigger point therapy as well as reflexology. He has extensive experience with athletes of all ages and has worked with a wide variety of corporate clients.
See the buzz about Matt:
"My two hour deep tissue massage with Matt DeStefano was one of the best therapeutic massages I have ever had! Matt took his time, was sensitive and diligent in carefully working through each affected muscle group to bring greater blood flow, mobility and energy to my body. I left there feeling so much better and truly healed. I returned to Matt the following Sunday for a full body, two hour massage to work out the remaining kinks and tightness. It was another heavenly experience. He touch is of a well seasoned therapist who has been providing these services for 10+ years, yet he has only been in this field for 2 years!!! You will be throughly pleased with his professionalism and masterful, healing touch! I also really enjoyed the deliciously soft, stable and warm massage table, soothing music and general comfort and beauty of the Blue Heron Spa! I highly recommend it! 5+ stars!"  Saku, 8/2016

"Matt is a wonderful massage therapist who listened to my areas of concerns and focused in those areas. I already have next month's appointment setup!" Suzannah S. 7/2016

"My massage was wonderful, I can't remember having such a thorough deep tissue. I so needed it!
Matt was courteous and mindful during the massage. I will come back for another treatment with Matt." Debra B, 5/2016

"I suffered from chronic sciatic pain for two and a half years. After the first massage session with Matt, I noticed a huge difference in the inflammation in my leg. After the second session, it was completely gone. For the first time in my life I am able to drive long distances. I highly recommend him. His massage technique is the best I have come across this far in the Metropolitan area." AnneMarie P.  5/2016

"I had a massage with Matt last night and it was exactly what I needed - therapeutic and relaxing. He really honed in on the areas where I needed it most." Bruna G., 1/2016
Michelle Cox, R.N., LMT, is a graduate of Towson University, Howard Community College and the Baltimore School of Massage. She is also a Maryland licensed registered nurse. Michelle specializes in the neck and back.  Her objective for every client is to relieve their tension, aches, and pains using Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial techniques. Clearing the mind while alleviating the effects of stress on the body, helps to promote physical and psychological health and wellness. This is the ultimate goal that she hopes to help all of her clients achieve and maintain.
Michelle's Clients Say:
" I got a pregnancy massage and Michelle did a great job. I came in with normal pregnancy aches and pains and from my experience with massages, the more you hurt, the more painful your massage will be. But I knew the next day, I would be a new women and I was. It's been about a month since my massage and I have not tensed up as bad as I was when I went. Her techniques were very effective." Jasmine D, 10/15

I had a 60-minute deep tissue massage with Michelle Cox and it was by far the best experience with a massage therapist that I have had. She listened to my needs and was spot on with where I needed the most help. I will absolutely come back to see her and will refer others. Thank you for such a great massage. I should also note that from scheduling to payment, the staff on site were also so welcoming and calming.Jennifer G. 12/2015
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