Mary Szegda, MA, ADTR, LMT, CEIM
Spa Room Founder, Massage Therapist and Spa Consultant
I’ve enjoyed many years of working and training in the field of mind-body studies. These days I’m happily integrating my experience as a dance movement therapist, professional counselor and Feldenkrais student at The Spa Room. This work is informed by a MA in applied psychology, certification as an Infant Massage Instructor, an intensive study of drama therapy , teaching creative movement in Montessori schools and supporting people with brain injuries in their rehabilitation. I’ve been a licensed massage therapist since 2003.
When I’m not in the massage room, I enjoy choreographing and performing post-modern dance.
Mary does not keep regular hours. Please email us to request a session or check the online scheduling system.
Abby Davis, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Having been raised in a family full of doctors, nurses, and therapists, I was exposed at an early age to the importance of self care. I remember giving my my parents shoulder rubs at the dinner table, at an early age.
The world of medicine does not always focus on the mind-body experience and I wanted to explore that. Studying theatre at UMass-Amherst helped me get in tune with my body through acting, singing, dancing, and using the Alexander Technique. It was after college and moving to DC that I became reacquainted with the study of massage. I graduated from the Potomac Massage Institute and am certified in Swedish massage and Deep tissue. I am also trained in prenatal, hot stone, and employ some Trager tools within my work. I am also certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Basic Level, through the Vodder School International.
When I am not at the spa room, I work as a floor auctioneer, sing, make jewelry, and love to do strength-training.
Abby sees clients Tuesday- Saturday.
Daniel Burkholder, MA
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(cm)
I have taught dance and movement for over 20 years. In addition to my private practice, I have taught at the University of Maryland College Park, George Washington University, American University, Joy of Motion Dance Centers, Dance Place, CityDance Center at Strathmore and at festivals and workshops across North America. I have a M.A. from American University, a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, a Certificate of Somatic Studies from Moving On Center/School of Participatory Studies in Oakland, CA, and graduated from the Baltimore Professional Feldenkrais Training Program.
Daniel sees students for FI sessions on Mondays and Fridays, and leads ATM classes every Monday evening.
Jason Sekiguchi, LMT
Junior Massage Therapist
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in DC, and a Registered Massage Practitioner in Maryland. I graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute in February 2012. My specialties include Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, as well as Myofascial Release and Reflexology. I’ve always wanted to help people, and I found my calling in massage therapy.
Jason sees clients on Sunday’s, Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Saturday’s.
Junior Massage Therapist
I am a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, DC and have been trained in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. I am excited to integrate my background in Kinesiology and dance in providing therapeutic services to clients. I enjoys dance, traveling and volunteer work with youth.
Jennifer sees clients on Sunday’s, Thursday’s, and Saturday’s.
Heather Tatum Wang, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
*Currently on maternity leave.
My life changed when I received my first professional therapeutic massage; from that moment I knew that I wanted to be a massage therapist. Helping people to achieve better health and wellness is very rewarding and that is among the reasons why I love this work so much!
I particularly enjoy collaborating with clients to come up with a session plan to meet their goals. Together we identify specific concerns (stress, chronic pain, recent muscle tension, injury, etc.) and create a customized session that addresses those needs.
A graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) in Washington, DC, I am trained in deep tissue, Swedish, pre-natal, and sports massage.
Having worked at a DC law firm, I recognize the need for massage to relieve stress and bring some balance to our hectic fast-paced lives. I strive to soothe and uplift the human spirit, one person, one massage at a time.
Heather sees clients Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Energy Worker & Aromatherapy Practitioner
I’m a Master/Teacher/Practitioner of a number of forms of Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET). I’m also a certified Professional Aromatherapist, registered with the Aromatherapy Registration Council and a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA). I’ve been practicing complementary healing for seven years. I offer sessions, full certification and short classes in aromatherapy, energy work and combining healing modalities and I make all kinds of handcrafted and custom aromatic products. My goal as a healer is to support self healing and self actualization in others (see more at www.starchaser-healingarts.com).
I also hold a PhD in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics. I have worked in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia on poverty alleviation, economic empowerment of small-scale farmers, food markets and famine early warning for over 25 years. I continue this work on a part-time basis through Starchaser Consulting where I am increasingly focusing on opportunities for smallholders in aromatics, medicinals and natural products.
For me it’s important to surround myself with other healers in order to exchange, grow and create new services and products that everyone can benefit from and enjoy. When I’m not giving healing sessions or working in my aroma lab, I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, running, yoga and learning about Ayurveda, intuitive healing and vibrational medicine.
Patricia sees clients by appointment. To schedule, please email the spa and we will connect you.