Selena Reames, Licensed Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapist, ABMP & AOTA member
Practice Philosophy: After 15 years, I have found few things more rewarding than being a part of another person's healing path, whether that be on an individual basis or through developing and delivering programs and classes to the community. With an extensive background in bodywork and rehabilitation settings as well as research and program development experience, I am able to draw from a wide variety of skills and tools in order to most effectively assist my clients and meet them where they are. We work together to facilitate the body's natural healing processes and assist in the integration and wellness of body, mind, and spirit.
Trainings & Areas of Interest:
Trigger Point/Neuro Muscular Therapy
Infant, Adolescent, & Adult Massage & Manual Therapies
Teaching Infant, Couples, and Introductory Massage Classes
Lead massage therapist at Medstar Health Center for Integrative Medicine
Developed, conducted, and authored home-based caregiver training research program through the Institute for Well-Being at Towson University.
Developed and implemented a massage research program to assess the effects of massage on staff in high stress zones at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).
Authored the SOP for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence massage program at WRNMMC.
Former instructor at Potomac Massage Training Institute
Residential psychiatric care with adolescents
Acute care hospital including orthopedic, neurological, and general patient care
M.S. Occupational Therapy, Towson University
Somatic Experiencing, Dr. Peter Levine
Mindfulness in Schools Project
Year of Living Mindfully (YLM), Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Craniosacral Therapy, Upledger Institute
Orthopedic Assessment, Ben Benjamin
Neuromuscular Therapy, Judith Delaney
Active Isolated Stretching
Personal Interests: Like everyone, I am striving for the balance! I cherish spending time with family and friends, am a regular swimmer and runner, and find great nourishment in nature. I have been cultivating a mindfulness & meditation practice for many years. Right now I am rekindling my relationship with creativity in the arts!