Jakki Covington, C.M.T.
Specialties: Massage for Runners, Computer Strain & Shoulder Pain, Sciatica & Hip Pain, Headache & Sinus Relief
I moved to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech in 1987. I stuck around for 20 years, like so many do, because it is quiet, affordable, and just as beautiful here as anywhere else I've been. I enjoy doing landscape photography in my free time, and I find that this, and the healing arts, are therapeutic in different ways. As long as I'm doing something I love and feel is worthwhile, the tools I use to manage my stress have a better chance of staying intact.
I enjoy helping people to be active participants in their own health care. If it is clear when and why we need treatment, and we draw from the best sources, and we want to truly commit to taking better care of ourselves, then it is easier to be inspired by the idea of achieving optimal health.We can then do it because we want to, and because we have to. Implementing lifestyle changes to help us take charge of our health will occur only if we're informed, motivated, and have the right support. It is our goal to help us learn the best ways in which to care for your stress. We look forward to meeting you!
Take Care of Your Health!
Mary Kennon Elmore, C.M.T.
Specialties: Relaxation Massage, Acupressure for Fertility, Chair Massage
Mary Kennon Elmore completed the 541-hour massage licensing program at the Bellevue Massage School in Bellevue, WA in August of 2008. After school, she returned to the Blacksburg area and has worked part-time with eucalyptus massage therapy since its opening in 2009. She became the full-time Office Manager in August of 2011. Mary Kennon's goal is to educate about the benefits of massage therapy and to make a difference in the life of each client. She believes massage is an essential part of a holistic approach to heath. She specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage modalities, with a focus on relaxation and stress relief.
Brittni Woolwine, C.M.T.
Brittni grew up locally in Shawsville, Virginia. She received her massage training at Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga in 2008. Blue Ridge School taught the basis of many modalities of massage such as reflexology and trigger point therapy, some of her favorites. Brittni also studied Ashtanga-style yoga at BRSMY and is studying the Science of human nutrition at Virginia Tech.
Allie Kelley, C.M.T.
Specialties: Scalp Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Thai Yoga Massage
A West Virginia native, Allie graduated from WVU in 2005 with a B.S. in Philosophy. She graduated from the Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga in 2008. She particularly enjoys practicing Thai Yoga Massage. She traditionally practices a mix of deep Swedish with Shiatsu and Reflexology. When she is not massaging, she is an avid painter. She has been featured by "Sharpie" and many small galleries along the northeast.
Chanel Jost, C.M.T.
Specialties: Trigger Point Therapy, Neck & Low Back Pain Massage Therapy
Chanel completed her massage training at the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in 2011. She is studying Humanities, Science, and Environment at Virginia Tech. Chanel has been teaching yoga for over two years at In Balance Yoga Studio in Blacksburg. A passionate environmentalist, she loves hiking, gardening, and doing just about anything outside in her spare time. Chanel seeks to encourage people to nurture themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually through massage, yoga, and getting in touch with nature.
Jill Long, C.M.T., Certified Athletic Trainer
Specialties: Sports Massage, Myofascial Release
Jill graduated from Methodist University in 2005 with a double major in athletic training and exercise science, from Wingate University in 2008 with a Master of Business Administration degree, and from Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in 2011, where she currently works as the administrative coordinator. She is also a Certified Athletic Trainer. Jill typically integrates deep tissue, myofascial release, and Shiatsu into her massage sessions. Her specialties include sports massage for prevention and recovery.
Anne Porterfield, C.M.T., C.L.T.
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Anne has lived in the New River Valley since 1977. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga and a recent recipient of Certification in Lymphatic Therapy. She and her husband live in Giles County, where they enjoy the outdoors, gardening, target shooting, and their three Springer Spaniels. Anne specializes in deep tissue massage, sports massage, manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, and reflexology. Her goal is to help her clients find healing through massage.
I graduated with a Masters in Acupuncture from the nationally accredited Tai Sophia Institute, a Taoist philosophy school located in Laurel, Maryland. At Tai Sophia, I studied and practiced the art of Five Element Acupuncture. I also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine for three additional years at the Phoenix Institute for Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Phoenix, Arizona. I am nationally certified as a Diplomat of Acupuncture, and am a board certified and licensed acupuncturist in the state of Virginia. I am also certified as an AcuDetox Specialist, an area which specializes and aids in addictions recovery and trauma survivors.
Specialties: Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy, Crystal & Gemstone Therapy
BreAnna is a classically trained soprano from Christiansburg, VA. She earned her B.A. in Music from Roanoke College in 2004 and her M.A. in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Radford University in 2006. She has always had a great interest in the healing arts and planned to become a doctor at a very young age, but decided to pursue her love of music instead. During a trip to Boulder, Colorado, she had her first encounter with Tibetan Singing Bowls and knew she had found a great marriage of her two loves, music and healing. She offers sessions for clearing and balancing the chakras or anxiety lifting.