Lauren served as the Clinical Supervisor for Hospital/Oncology Massage at Potomac Massage Training Institute and a 2008 graduate of Metta Institute‘s 9-month End of Life Care Practitioner Program, Lauren continues to serve Healwell as a member of its therapist team when they* can get away from their duties as Healwell’s Executive Director.at Virginia Hospital Center from 2005-2009 and was a founding director and president of the from 2007-2014. A 2005 graduate of
*Lauren identifies as gender non-conforming and uses the pronouns they, their, and them when being referred to in the third person.
After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Lucille graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute in February of 2004. Lucille works with a wide range of clients and issues employing her extensive training in advanced courses for Manual Lymph Drainage, Strain Counter Strain, Prenatal and Oncology massage. Lucille has served as the Clinical Supervisor for Hospital/Oncology Massage at The Teal Center at Virginia Hospital Center since. Her continued commitment to training and interacting with healthcare professionals helps her to stay current and to enhance her work.
Stacy is a licensed massage therapist and a certified lymphedema therapist. Stacy graduated from massage therapy school in 2016 and has worked in various settings including private practice, clinical settings and spas.
Stacy uses a wide range of techniques and has advanced training in oncology massage therapy, lymphatic therapy, scar tissue management, hospital/medical massage and caregiving at the end of life. She specializes in working with people who have cancer or are recovering from surgery and pretty much anyone dealing with pain.
Stacy is a preferred practitioner with the Society for Oncology Massage, as well as a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and the National Lymphedema Network
Kerry’s distinctive massage style blends techniques from many massage traditions, both east and west, which address the body in a variety of ways. Her work is focused and fluid with an acute attention to breathing and a profound understanding of anatomy. She specializes in working with people who have been affected by cancer, those who have a history of trauma or chronic pain, and individuals who are in the midst of gender transition. Kerry received her foundational massage education at the Palmer Institute of Massage and Bodywork in Salem, MA. She has advanced training in oncology, prenatal, and hospital-based massage.
Jill is a licensed massage therapist (MD, DC, VA), certified lymphedema therapist and a 1999 graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001 and has an active massage and healing practice in Kensington, MD, where she specializes in lymphedema treatment, lymphatic drainage for post-surgical recovery, oncology massage for adult and pediatric clients, energy healing & Integrative Reflexology.
Brian has been a licensed massage therapist for 10 years. He became very interested in the lymph system when he was in massage school. Eventually, this turned him further in the direction of oncology. Just like the passion Brian sees in his Healwell coworkers, he also has the same drive to help people. Brian massages patients in the Virginia Hospital Center, Washington Hospital Center, and at the James M Stockman Cancer Institute where he lives in Frederick, Maryland. Brian enjoys spending time with his kids, his significant other, and is active with the local Kiwanis Club.
Cindy graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with a degree in Radiologic Technology and certificate in Radiation Therapy in 1979. During her 31 years as a Radiation Therapist she saw the importance of touch to cancer patients and enrolled in the Baltimore School of Massage, graduating in 1996. In 1997 she started a volunteer program called Gentle Touch for Cancer patients at the Arlington Hospital. In 2011 Cincy retired and started Medicine Hands on Wheels. She provides massages at Life with Cancer in homes, hospitals, and hospices. In 2016 Cindy trained as an End of Life Doula, and is a member of INELDA (International End of Life Doula Association).
Brandy graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2002. She is a licensed massage therapist who is also a member of the Society of Oncology Massage (S4OM). During the early days of her practice, she focused on taking continuing education coursework that specialized in working with women before, during, and after their pregnancies, and of course, the wonderful bundles of joy that came along with them. Over the past decade, she’s taken extensive coursework that focused on working with individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer, the geriatric community, and those nearing the end of life. She finds deep fulfillment in providing comfort and caring touch to these individuals. Three years ago, her own father was diagnosed with cancer, and while it was an incredibly difficult path, she was so grateful to have the knowledge and ability to team with hospice in providing him with care and comfort in his final months. Brandy considers it such an honor to work with folks of all ages along life’s spectrum, but finds it especially sacred to work with those entering the world and those nearing the end of their journey.
Noi (Tipsukon) has been a certified massage therapy professional since 2005 and traveled to Thailand to study traditional Thai massage and advanced Thai medicine massage to increase her ability to help people heal. She currently practices a combination technique of Thai stretching yoga and Eastern massage to provide better result for her clients. In addition, Noi has completed oncology massage intensive training and Healwell’s Hospital Massage Therapy Stewardship Program training. As a cancer survivor, she has a personal understanding of the physical and mental pain experienced by cancer patients. Noi is deeply commited to improving the lives of others on their journey to health, healing and comfort.