Both of our Acupuncturists are state licensed and nationally board certified practitioners. Maureen and Cynthia met in acupuncture school
where they received a strong foundation in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. Each furthered her studies including a certification in
Toyo Hari—a Japanese Style of Acupuncture— and multiple other
techniques learned through extensive continuing education.
Supportive therapies used include cupping, electroacupuncture, Guasha, and patent formula herbal medicine.
In addition to the above, Maureen combines acupuncture with
bio energetic techniques for allergy elimination, arthritis, and autoimmune disease treatments. Korean Hand Therapy and advanced auricular
techniques are woven into many treatments as adjunct or primary
treatments for pain and other conditions.
In addition to Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, Cynthia Clarke has trained in thought field therapy, homeopathy, neuro-emotional technique (NET), Anma massage, bioenergetics, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong. She holds a Maryland Certification in Animal Acupuncture.
All Massage Therapists at Hands on Health have extensive professional training, are Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, are licensed by the State of Maryland and are members of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals or the American Massage Therapy Association.
Valerie is a 1994 graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) in Washington DC. She is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTBMB), licensed by the States of Maryland and Virginia and a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Valerie is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage and LaStone hot stone massage therapy. She likes to practice a mix of disciplines focused on both relaxation and injury repair and prevention. She works with emphasis on focused intention. Relief and relaxation can be achieved at the same time with proper warming of the muscles, specific work, and integration.
She is grateful to be able to work with her clients in achieving their desired results and for the trust they share.
Dana has been practicing Massage Therapy since graduating from the Professional Medical Massage Program at the prestigious Baltimore School of Massage in 2002. In her career, she has continued to study extensively to obtain Certifications in Deep Tissue Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Young Living Raindrop Therapy, Reiki, Prenatal and Fertility Massage. Passionate about promoting General Wellness, Dana also obtained degrees in both Personal Training, and Nutritional Consulting from the National Institute of Personal Training. Her goal is to provide her clients a full spectrum of wellness expertise. Dana has extensive experience working with people of many differing ailments and all walks of life. She is thorough and challenges her clients to better themselves and their lives. She is currently practicing out of her private Studio in Rockville, Md. Dana is nationally certified, and holds licenses in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
In addition, we have an excellent skin care specialist:
Marita Zhurkin is a graduate of Yvonne de Vilar Scientific Skin Care School of European Aesthetics. She received her post graduate training at the International Dermal Institute (USA), Bioelements Advanced School (USA), and Matis Paris(Fance). She is also a certified Reconnective Healing Practitioner.