About

About The Practice

One of the benefits of massage therapy that I most treasure is the opportunity to be still, and through receiving educated therapeutic touch, experience my bodymind in a new way, discovering places I’m holding tension or discomfort that I wasn’t aware of before. Bringing to consciousness is the first step in the process of initiating change and transformation; releasing old patterns that no longer serve me.

In my practice I strive to provide a beautiful and tranquil space in which this can happen. Your comfort is primary, and listening to you and discerning your specific needs is the beginning of a therapeutic session.

To support my service, I regularly take continuing education courses in my field, commit to regular self care and cultivate an open and inquiring mind. I endeavor to be open to the mysteries of life and respect individual choices and paths to wellness.

About Diana

Diana Simonton CMT, Certified Massage Therapist

diana-simontonDiana’s longtime interest in health and well being, and her study of the many innovative ways humans have developed to cultivate and improve their health through the ages led her to her career in the massage therapy profession.

The joy of being of service to those seeking to renew and improve their health and find balance in their lives continues to motivate her to pursue new knowledge and skills through regular professional continuing education.

  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • Certified Massage Therapist – Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Member, International Association of Healthcare Practitioner
  • Full time private massage therapy practice for 21 years
  • Potomac Massage Training Institute graduate, 1992
  • Trained in Neuromuscular Therapy,  Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release,
  • Swedish Massage, Lomi Lomi Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Recent Continuing Education courses completed:

  • November 2014: Active Isolated Stretching: Releasing the Shoulders, Morton
  • November 2014: Situational Ethics, Paholsky
  • November 2014: Reading A Research Article, Dr. Moraska
  • October 2014: Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy for TMJ Pain and Dysfunction- Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
  • November 2012: Lomi Lomi: Traditional Hawaiian Bodywork – Kaua’i, HI – Gloria Coppola
  • May 2012: Neurostromal Release Technique, Dr. Peter Bowers
  • April 2012: Ethics and the Power Differential – AMTA
  • May 2011: Lomilomi: Traditional Hawaiian Bodywork – Gloria Coppola
  • April 2011: Level I Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours – Radiance Yoga
  • July 2010: Differential Assessment – Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
  • August 2009: The Mystery of Pain – Precision Neuromuscular Therapy www.nmtmidwest.com
  • August 2009: Headache Seminar – Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
  • July 2009: Form & Function – Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
  • April 2009: The Head & Neck – Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
  • March 2009: Lymph Drainage Therapy III – The Upledger Institute www.Upledger.com
  • October 2008: Ethical Practice – Suzanne Nixon EdD, LPC www.MindBodyTherapy.org
  • February 2008: The Lower Extremity – Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
  • January 2008: Reiki Refresher – Valley Health Wellness Services
  • May 2007: Reiki II – Warren Memorial Hospital
  • August 2006: Healing from the Core – The Upledger Institute
  • September 2006: Mastectomy Massage – AMTA VA Chapter www.amtava.org
  • August 2005: Lymph Drainage Therapy II – The Upledger Institute
  • October 2005: The Ethics of Intuition – Mindbody Therapy & Healing www.mindbodytherapy.org
  • August 2004: Breast Massage Workshop – Curties-Overzet Publications
  • February 2004: Lymph Drainage III – The Upledger Institute
  • August 2003: Lymph Drainage II – The Upledger Institute
  • June 2003: Lymph Drainage I – The Upledger Institute
  • February 2003: Lymph Drainage Therapy I – The Upledger Institute
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