Celine came to the United States from Paraguay in 2002. Her interest in massage began when she received her first-ever professional massage from her uncle in Maryland. From that moment, she knew that this was something she wanted to do.
She enrolled in the Potomac Massage Training Institute in 2009. It was a challenge for her because English was not her first language, but she persisted and soon learned that she had a natural talent for massage.
Shortly after graduation, she passed her national certification examination (NCBTMB) and acquired her Maryland and District of Columbia licenses. In addition to working at PMTI, her experience includes massage contracting for Whole Foods, local hospices, as well as volunteer work in the Washington Metropolitan area. She also serves private massage clients in Montgomery and Howard counties.
Although taking continuing education courses is a legal requirement, she enjoys learning new techniques and finding ways to improve so that she can provide greater benefits to her clients. The ability to provide excellent service involves more than the physical skill of massage. It includes the ability to listen to the needs of each client, to touch in such a way that puts the person at ease, and to ensure that he or she has the best experience possible.
“My interests include running for fitness purposes; however, I have won a half dozen 5k races in my age division over the last several years and enjoy the competition. In 2007, I experienced the Caribbean for the first time and now make a habit of returning to the beautiful beaches as much as I can. Family is the most important thing to me and with 11 siblings and 15 nieces and nephews, I spend a lot of time enjoying them by phone and through social media.
Sarah (Huaping) Xu
Sarah was born in the People’s Republic of China and just over a decade ago came to the US. She considers herself hard working, dedicated, patient, responsible, and punctual and has a strong desire to be successful for the business that she practices various aspects of massage for.
In earlier years, she had her own business in China where she performed Chinese Acupressure, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, as well as other specialties including shiatsu, prenatal, aroma therapy, reflexology and cupping. Once she came to the US, she studied hard to learn and practice her English so that she could pass the Maryland State Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Exam.
“Since obtaining my license I have practiced my craft all over the DC metro area including areas of Maryland and Virginia. I love helping people feel better and the art of massage allows me to do this. I love giving deep tissue massage when it is necessary and giving people the pressure they desire. I might be small but I am mighty!”
William is a graduate of the National Massage Therapy Institute 2012 and the Baltimore School of Massage 1999. He is nationally certified and licensed/registered in MD, VA and DC.
“I chose to be a massage therapist as a career because massage therapy pairs well with my diverse health care career of 23 years. Whether seeing patients in the clinic, operating room or rounding post-surgical. I am very comfortable interacting with client and patients. I call it eastern medicine (holistic) meets western medicine (traditional).”
Western medicine trains caregivers to treat symptoms with medication of the disease or dysfunction, often times never addressing the actual cause. Eastern medicine is a holistic approach that treats symptoms of disease and dysfunction and the whole person. The whole person includes mind, body and soul of the client or patient. Holistic health purpose is to help individuals achieve wellness and balance naturally. Knowledge of both allows me to bring a different perspective helping individuals achieve wellness and balance.
“I am not just a massage therapist but I am also a client. I get 60-90 minutes of therapeutic bodywork every 2weeks. As a client, massage allows me to be in tuned with my body, helps me manage stress, reduced my blood pressure and increases blood circulation. Also massage reduces injury and speeds recovery. Those are just a few of the benefits of getting regular massage.
Massage therapy is one of the many lifestyle disciplines that will help individuals take control of their health and wellness. It’s one of the many tools needed on the journey to achieve balance in our lives.”
We might be a long way from the tropics, but you can get a similar stress and muscular release from a massage in the Level wellness room as you can from a trip to the islands!
60 Minute Swedish, Deep Tissue Or Sports Massage
Member Price $99 Non-Member Price $110
Package of 6 Sessions; Per Session Price: Member $95 Non-Members $105
Package of 12 Sessions; Per Session Price: Member $90 Non-Members $100
90 Minute Swedish, Deep Tissue Or Sports Massage
Member Price $149 Non-Member Price $165
Package of 6 Sessions: Per Session Price: Member $142 Non-Members $157
Package of 12 Sessions; Per Session Price: Member $134 Non-Members $149
* Use your personal training package for massage!*
Appointments available on most days of the week. A 24 hour advanced reservation is required. Appointments can be made through contacting us at Level - 301.229.0080