Utha Callen, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Exercise Instructor, Certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer
Utha started training in ballet when she was two years old and came to GYROTONIC® after a dance injury put her in chronic back pain at the age of sixteen. She quickly fell in love with this movement system and in 2011 her desire to keep learning pushed her to start teaching. In a private session with Utha, you can expect to balance technical rigor with finding delight in movement, creating enjoyably challenging sessions that address your needs in a safe, supportive way. Utha continues to be passionate about learning and has taken many therapeutic application courses, as well as becoming certified on specialized equipment, such as the jump and stretch board, GYROTONER®, and leg extension unit. In 2014 she became a GYROTONIC® Pre-trainer, and shortly after a GYROKINESIS® Pre-trainer. Complement your exercise practice with a massage from Utha!
Her fascination with the human body inspired her focused premed studies in her BA from Harvard Extension. During this time she became increasingly interested in the fascia, the connective tissue system that winds throughout the body, communicating with every system it touches. In 2017 her desire for more hands-on knowledge led her to enroll in the Ashland Institute of Massage due to their therapeutic focus and training in myofascial release. In her massage practice, Utha blends Swedish, myofascial release, and neuromuscular/deep-tissue therapies to unravel tension and facilitate healing, allowing my clients to find greater range of motion and empowering them to become more aware of and comfortable in their bodies. Her own struggle with chronic pain helps bring compassion and understanding to the table, meeting clients wherever they may be that day. She is currently continuing her education with additional training in John Barnes myofascial release and advanced myofascial trainings with Til Luchau.
Lynn Evertz, Registered Nurse & Massage Therapist
Lynn Evertz is a registered nurse and licensed massage therapist with over 32 years experience in massage therapy and 500 hours of continued massage education. Lynn attended massage school at the National Holistic Institute in Oakland, CA. Soon after she opened the Therapeutic Healing Center which she owned and operated for 24 years serving clients aged 3 weeks through 94 years! She continued to work as an RN, instructing nursing students at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. As a highly respected massage therapist with a nursing degree, she frequently received referrals from doctors of patients with multiple therapeutic needs.
Lynn then relocated to the DC area where she attended Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in Falls Church and recently became certified in medical massage and myofascial therapy.
Lynn is highly skilled in a variety of massage techniques and can design treatments to meet almost any and all needs for clients of all ages. Modalities include Myofascial therapy, Medical Massage, Healing Touch therapy, Reflexology, Craniosacral therapy, Hot Stones, Reiki, Pre-natal massage, Infant massage (and instruction in infant massage to practice at home), sports and rehabilitative massage.
She says, “We are all unique in mind body and spirit, each with individual experiences to life’s challenges” and therefore provides a tailored effective therapy to address the specific life experiences of each individual with the added safety and support of a registered nurse.
Naika Gabriel, RN, MPH, LMT
Christina Hritz, Reiki Master, Certified Pilates Instructor, GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer, GYROTONIC® Master Trainer, and Physical Therapy Aide
Christina “Chrissy” Hritz, a former dancer and lifelong mover, first discovered the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise techniques in 2005. Since then she has worked with a wide range of clients, having witnessed healing and transformation, pain reduction and prevention, and the freedom through movement that GYROTONIC® exercise can provide. In addition to her multiple trainings, she has also studied in-depth the Therapeutic Applications of GYROTONIC® exercise and is certified on the Ladder, Archway, and Leg Extension Unit.
In addition to reiki treatments, she also teaches Reiki instruction. She is also available for private sessions, duos, and Physical Therapy aide appointments.
Michele Fry, PT, MSTOM, L.Ac
Michele Fry, PT, MSTOM, L.Ac uses her broad skill set to improve her clients’ wellbeing and to cultivate a renewed sense of freedom. She holds both a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in California, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Michele has been practicing yoga since 1994 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500). In 2017 she received her GYROTONIC® exercise Level 1 certification.
Michele’s rich background allows for a truly unique treatment experience which can include dry needling, acupuncture, cupping, and myofascial release. As a physical therapist, she specializes in women’s health, pelvic floor therapy, and postpartum care.
In addition to Physical Therapy treatment, Michele offers private GYROTONIC® instruction, acupuncture, cupping, and private yoga.
What is Reflexology?
Annette DiLascio, Certified Reflexologist
Annette DiLascio received her Certification in Reflexology in 1993 by the National Academy of Reflexology. She is a Registered Practicing Member in good standing of the National Association of Massage Therapists.
She is widely acknowledged as an outstanding and results oriented Reflexologist. Reflexology is an ancient healing technique based on the concept that energy zones running throughout the body can be affected by massaging and manipulating the many pressure points on the feet. Reflexology reduces stress, improves circulation, revitalizes the whole body and induces deep states of relaxation. Annette is totally devoted to her work and her unique approach creates a harmonious connection for the mind and body.
Annette takes appointments twice per month. Find out when!