Have you ever seen the way elephants care for their young? When a calf is born, other females surround the mother to attend to her and her baby. They help the calf to its feet and show the newborn where to nurse. All of the females, and not just the mother, provide care for the calf as it grows to adulthood. If an elephant calf is in distress, its cry will bring a small army of adolescent and adult females to its aid.


The vision of Mama Elephant Wellness is to provide therapeutic bodywork, wellness education, and a network of support to women and their families through all phases of life.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.

- Lao Tzu 


Fertility Massage is a natural therapeutic way to help your body prepare to conceive. This massage uses a combination of energy work, shiatsu, aromatherapy, reflexology and gentle abdominal massage. Read more.

Using a combination of calming Swedish massage, deep tissue work, stretching, lymph drainage, reflexology and gentle abdominal massage, each prenatal massage is adapted to your changing body's needs. Read more.


Postpartum massage encourages joint realignment, fluid balance, and muscle recovery after birth. This massage also relieves tension in the shoulder, neck, and arms from the care and feeding of an infant. Gift certificates are available. Read more.


A bonding experience for parents and babies from birth to 12 months, infant massage may improve sleeping patterns, reduce digestive discomfort, improve muscle tone and coordination, and increase socialization and cue-reading between parent and infant.

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Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a combined technique that incorporates trigger point therapy to focus release around specific nerve centers found throughout your body.  This massage relieves cramped and overused muscles and connective tissue, helping to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface.

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The lymphatic system is tasked with eliminating cellular build-up and waste. This full-body massage uses a combination of gentle rhythmic and pumping strokes to encourage lymphatic drainage. The massage includes the use of castor oil packs to cleanse and strengthen the lymph nodes located in the abdomen. Read more.


Workplace stress weighs heavily on employee physical and mental health, workplace behaviors, organizational culture, and the company's financial health. Turn the trend towards workplace health with workplace massage. Packages typically include 15-30 minute massages for your employees and can also be customized. Please contact us for info.


Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet or hands that serve as reflex points corresponding to different body organs and systems. Each session can be customized and performed in a stand-alone session (fully clothed) or following a massage therapy session. Read more.


Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a laying-on of hands natural healing technique thought to be thousands of years old. Originating in Tibet, it was rediscovered in Japan in the late 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui. It is very simple yet powerful healing art.  Practitioners channel universal life force in a particular pattern to bring forth healing and harmony. Read more.

  • CEU classes in 2020
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    Falls Church, VA, USA
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    Falls Church, VA, USA
    Marya now teaches other massage therapists and specializes in therapeutic massage, trigger point therapy, Reiki, Integrative Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Fertility Massage, Prenatal Massage, Postpartum massage and infant massage instruction.  She is also a trained birth doula.
  • Infant Massage Class
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    Washington, DC, USA
    Contact us to schedule!
    Washington, DC, USA
    "It is through our hands that we speak to the child, that we communicate. Touch is the child's first language. Understanding comes long after feeling." -Frédérick Leboyer


Providing therapeutic massage in home and workplace settings in DC, NOVA, and MD.

Tel: 202 - 505 - 2517

Hours of operation:

Thursday - Sunday
10 am - 7 pm

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