Wellness for Women through Touch
Welcome to LH Massage Therapy!
Here you will find therapeutic treatment options for women and workshops about supporting women through their adventures in conception, pregnancy, childbirth, recovery, and everything else along the way. There are a variety of workshops for practitioners, doulas, and partners.
LH Massage Therapy
Wellness for Women
Fertility, Pregnancy, Labor Stimulation, Postpartum, Infant, Menopause, Reflexology
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES:
Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum Massage, Fertility Massage, Childbirth Education, Massage Techniques for Doulas and Expecting Couples
Upcoming Classes & Workshops in 2024
Massage Therapist CEUs:
Nurturing the Mother® Prenatal/Postpartum Certification Workshops
Whitney teaches Claire Marie Miller’s nationally and internationally known continuing education training course: Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage. The course is offered in two formats: a 3-day, 24 CE course for independent practitioners or a 2-day, 16 CE for spa workers. Both courses are NCBTMB-approved and confer Certification in prenatal and postpartum massage.
Massage and Comfort Measures Workshops for Expecting Couples
Using all of her knowledge and experience as a birth doula, a massage therapist and an instructor for massage therapy, Whitney has developed a quick and effective class for expecting couples that teachers partners/support persons simple massage, stretching and breathing techniques to use whenever the expecting momma needs them. This class provides a great lift for partners, helping them feel more confident and ready with support and comfort measures.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in Virginia and a Certified Birth Doula (by DONA International) practicing actively in Norther Virginia and the DC Metro area. I teach Childbirth Education for Evidence Based Birth and massage therapy continuing education for Claire Marie Miller Seminars and at the American Massage and Bodywork Institute in Vienna, VA.
My practice focuses on caring for women and supporting them in their life journeys. I practice massage to encourage fertility, help during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and later in life as women go through menopause and the aging process. As a childbirth educator and birth doula, I also guide women through the adventure of pregnancy and birth. I have built my expertise around reproductive well-being with a goal of improving the health and wellness of women throughout their lives.
Fertility, Pregnancy, Labor, Postpartum, Menopause, Reflexology
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage involves strong pressure and slow moving strokes designed to penetrate through multiple layers of tissue. Many people find deep work essential to helping them overcome stress-related pain and restricted range of motion. Clients often feel relief even after the first session, and over time they experience lasting improvement in their well-being. I find that many of my clients benefit from a combination of deep tissue work and deep, passive stretching, which restores balance to the body and ease of motion.
Massage Therapy Training Courses
Whitney offers training courses related to her expertise in the birth world, as both a birth doula and massage therapist. Her classes are designed to give the students specific new skills that they can begin using the next day. She currently offers:
Prenatal/Postpartum Massage Certification
Massage Techniques for Doulas
Massage Techniques for Expecting Couples
Whitney was great deep tissue massage therapist. She cared for my wellness and is very deliberate with how she breaks down knots while helping to relieve your pain and in my case, severe migraines. I will definitely be going back to see her. She’s excellent!
Derrick W. Feb. 2021
If you need significant tissue, tendon, or muscle work done, Whitney … is your person! She has the anatomy knowledge and the strength to target work, unlike any massage therapist I’ve ever had.
Tracy O. May 2021
Whitney is an excellent masseuse. She worked on several smaller muscles around the neck and shoulders that no other masseuse had worked on; that made a big difference. I appreciate her skill in applying strong pressure when she works on back muscles. She is a great asset…