With unique and varied skill-sets, the experienced massage therapists of Metta expertly customize sessions to facilitate pain relief, relaxation, and somatic awareness for whole body healing.
Our offerings include but are not limited to:
- Integrative Therapeutic Massage
- Traditional Thai Bodywork
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Cupping Therapy
- Healing Touch
Find detailed descriptions of these modalities via our online scheduling system. Click the button below to schedule your next visit.
Molly Farwell, LMT
Molly is a Maryland-licensed massage therapist (LMT) and certified practitioner of Integrative Reflexology (R), graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute, in Silver Spring, MD. Her training includes over 100 hours of study and practice in trauma-informed care within and beyond the bodywork field. Her previous work as an immigration legal assistant inspired a passion for working with survivors of gender-based and domestic violence to re-integrate touch as a safe, nurturing, and empowering experience.
Molly employs a gentle, slow approach to bodywork therapy, which is recommendable for treating persons suffering from stress-related tension and chronic pain. Gentle bodywork practices, including yoga, massage, and other techniques, are gradually becoming recognized as effective treatment options for PTSD and other stress-related pathologies.
Courtney Culley, RMP
Courtney is a licensed registered massage practitioner in the state of Maryland. Over the past 6 years, she has gained the knowledge and experience to provide goal oriented services for her clientele. She specializes in a multitude of modalities including, deep tissue, swedish, pre and post-natal massage, reflexology, cupping therapy, sports massage, and stretching. Together we can build a custom plan to achieve your wellness goals. Courtney is also a professional Tarot reader, event and ritual facilitator, and proud Momma.
Jennie Herb, RMP
Jennie Herb, a Registered Massage Therapist, graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2007. Jennie incorporates Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Cupping Therapy and Myofascial Release in her massage as is appropriate to the individual needs of each client. Jennie believes that massage is an effective tool for relieving both mental and physical stress and that massage plays an important part in overall wellness.
Nathan Nevius, LMT
Nathan offers a collective therapeutic expertise with an emphasis in fascial distortion therapy. Predominantly, he works with issues of chronic pain, muscle soreness, chronic fatigue, and stress. As a former acrobat and children’s gymnastics coach, Nathan also knows first hand about the physical challenges that come with intensive physical activity. He can skillfully help facilitate safe and effective maintenance of the body.
Nathan is a NCBTMB Board Certified, Stated licensed massage therapist, and has been in practice since 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Maryland, and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the Fascia Research Society.
Tara Parker, RMP
Tara loves being able to physically and energetically assist in bringing the body back to homeostasis. She is very integrative in her approach to bodywork, incorporating both Western and Eastern techniques of healing. Overall, she leans towards a more Eastern approach to healing, as Ayurvedic Practices & Traditional Chinese Medicine are her favorite modalities to study. Knowledgable modalities are, Swedish, Reflexology, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Injury & Rehabilitation Massage, and Hydrotherapy & Spa.
Stephanie Barger, RMP
After beginning her massage practice here in Baltimore in 2010, Stephanie’s love for the healing arts has continued to expand in the Metta community. She blends gentle, yet effective deep tissue and trigger point methods with myofascial unwinding and interpretations of the Trager Approach, along with cupping, aromatherapy, Swedish and sports massage to help address body tensions. And being a true Earth-Sun sign, Steph always invites the healing presence of plants, plant oils, stone and crystal medicines. She aims to subtly engage each of the senses to create an experiential atmosphere, to allow and hold space for her clients to more deeply facilitate their own feelings of balance in the body, mind, and Self.
Stephanie is a Maryland Registered Practitioner, and has maintained her NCBTMB Board Certification and her professional membership in the American Massage Therapy Association.
Nyesha Roberts, RMP
Nyesha, best known as Yoshi, has been practicing massage therapy since 2012. While she is skilled in deep-tissue and cupping massage, her practice can focus on the energetic realms of the human body including the in-body chakra systems, the out-of-body chakra systems, and the human aura. She’s able to cultivate a unique and personalized session catering to the energetic, mental and physical aspects that may need extra attention when you arrive to the session. She is able to observe and feel energetic and physical stagnation within and around the human body, and bring attention to it so it may dissipate. She likes establishing long-term rapport with clients that may be seeking to bridge gaps in multiple parts of their well-being.
Dawn Blais, LMT
Dawn is a state certified, Licensed Massage Therapist, Shiatsu (Acupressure) Therapist, and Reiki Master. In practice since 2003, Dawn approaches bodywork with a deep understanding of our mind body connection and a strong intuitive awareness. Guided by releasing the learned and held patterns of tension within the body, Dawn strives to help you find a greater sense of ease both physically and mentally. Through the integration of various modalities: deep tissue, myofascial release, cupping, zero balancing, acupressure, aromatherapy, and reiki, Dawn is able to provide gentle, focused, supportive bodywork that provides relief from the symptoms of stress, anxiety and/or depression, chronic fatigue and pain, and auto-immune conditions.
Dawn graduated from The Baltimore School of Massage in 2002, with a concentration in Shiatsu and Asian Bodywork – Acupressure and Thai Massage. She is a trained Yoga teacher 200 level. In addition, she also holds a BA in Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College, and is graduating with her MA in Mental Health Counseling in 2019.
Lainie Smith, LMT
Lainie Smith is a Nationally Certified and Maryland State Licensed Massage Therapist. A graduate from the Holistic Massage Training Institute of Baltimore, she specializes in therapeutic massage, energy work, and whole body healing therapies. Her innovative approach to holistic wellness offers an array of services that can assist you in reconnecting your body, mind, and soul. With practices such as Reiki, relaxation massage, shiatsu, and pregnancy massage, she will help you realign your energy and intention to help cultivate a rejuvenated spirit within yourself. She strives to help you blossom to your full potential and relieve the stresses of every day life with massage therapy and energy work.
Laura Kalman, LMT, Founder
Laura is a Nationally and State Certified Massage Therapist since 2005. In addition to running Metta since 2009, Laura has organized many wellness related projects, fundraisers, and community events, including the seasonal Community Energy Healing events at Baltimore Yoga Village, the Wellness Camp at Fields Festival 2016, The Baltimore Healing Music Project, and the former Heal Baltimore Project.
Since graduating from The Baltimore School of Massage in 2005, Laura has continually refined her skills to expand her therapeutic knowledge and better serve clients and communities. Her most influential trainings have been in Dynamic Body Balancing with Dr. Carol Phillips, Chi Nei Tsang as taught by Master Mantak Chia, Upledger’s Craniosacral Therapy, Plant Spirit Aromatherapy with Amy Meilman, and the Jivan Yoga Teacher Training with Anjali Sunita. Laura also studied Traditional Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is a long time student of the Sivananda Yoga lineage.
Drawing from various modalities such as Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Unwinding, deep tissue massage, Thai massage, Chi Nei Tsang, Reiki, Yoga, and Aromatherapy, Laura intuitively improvises bodywork to assist the neuromuscular, visceral, and energetic systems to release what no longer serves. Being supported in this way can make create greater ease in life as you practice to observe, experience, and release sensations as they arise, while learning from the qualities, stories, and lessons they hold.
Since returning from her 2017 Sabbatical Year, Laura’s primary roles at Metta include administrative management, practitioner mentoring, and event planning. She offers Integrative Dynamic Bodywork on a limited basis to facilitate the management of chronic illness and trauma. Clients may contact her directly to make inquiries and appointments, but her services are not available for online scheduling.