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Meredith Ball

Hello, I’m Meredith!

Form and function have always been a driving force in what I choose to be, do, see, and study in my life.  As a student of both interior design and massage therapy, I can tell you that they have much more in common than many would think – there are so many similarities between building and body systems which offers me a unique perspective and approach to massage therapy/body work.

It is incredible to share that I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 10-years and am grateful for the circumstances that have lead me to today. In that time, my journey has been full, both professionally and personally – particularly with regard to my own health journey.  In many ways, it has shaped who I am and who I strive to be as a Massage Therapist!

I have enjoyed continuing my education – as required AND beyond – as well as practicing my skill-set(s) to meet the needs of the 21st Century client!  I am Nationally Board Certified and practice multiple modalities including: Gentle (Swedish), Deep Tissue, Muscle Origin & Insertion, Myofascial Release, Body Mapping & Scar Tissue Release, Reflexology (Ears, Hands and Feet), Warm Stone Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Aromatherapy, Percussion Massage Tool and Gua Sha.  I also had the privilege of traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal in 2011, where I studied Nepalese Ayurvedic Massage at the Himalayan Healers School.  I am very proud to say that I am one (1) of only three (3) practitioners of this 5,000 year old modality in all of the United States!

I look forward to the opportunity of working with YOU!

Nanci Brodt

“Life’s too long to not live Happy, Joyous and Free!”

What a crazy-beautiful journey my life has been.  I was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada where the winters are -35 Celsius, ice hockey is our national religion and poutine (fries, gravy and cheese) is a delicacy.

I’ve lived in 2 countries, 3 provinces and 4 states and have travelled abroad many times…and now this Canuck resides in Sparks, Maryland!

For the past 27-years I’ve dedicated myself to raising my 3 handsome, smart, amazing sons…. obviously, they take after their mum 😉  But now it’s my time to shine!!!

I told my sons to choose a career they love and not to settle for anything less…so I followed my own advice and I graduated from massage therapy school in 2020!  I chose massage therapy because I LOVE getting massages and now, I LOVE giving massages and helping people feel better mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Every morning I wake up with gratitude and I know I’m living a life beyond my wildest dreams!

Karen Dooley

As a “latch key” kid, I never got to spend a lot of time with my parents as my dad worked in the day and my mom at night. Massage changed that. My mother, an RN who worked 11pm to 7am, would come home, get a shower and breakfast, and be on the massage table by 9am. Afterwards, we would actually hang out and go places! It was such a dramatic change in our lives that it might as well have been magic at work on that table. When I realized I had a talent for it too, I dedicated my life to it, making massage, and body work in general, my Art.

After high school I went right to Baltimore School of Massage and graduated in 1999. I have been working in all sorts of locations from Salons and fitness centers to the Maryland Renaissance Festival to working alongside chiropractors in my 20 years of experience. I have certifications in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Sound Massage, Reiki and Reflexology.  I continue to expand my abilities all the time and research new ways to combine what I know for the best session I can offer. My goal is always to get to the root of the problem and find a way to solve it or make it less of an issue in someone’s life. No one should have to live with pain and if I, or anyone I know, can help reduce it or heal it completely, I will do my best in that endeavor.

On a personal note, I’m a fox spirit in a human body and love being creative in the weirdest way possible. I try never to repeat myself in word or deed and love all forms of chicanery! I speak in music and movie quotes and the more people are smiling and laughing around me, the better I am. I’m also one for getting my hands into crafts of all kinds and love exploring artistic expressions in movement.

Cara Lemon

Hi! I graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2014 and have been working as a therapist ever since then. I specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, chronic pain as well as working with minors and geriatric clients. I’m always exploring new interests, learning new things and expanding my horizons.  I have a really outgoing and colorful personality and a positive outlook on life.

I had some really interesting jobs until I found my true passion for massage.  I love working in massage therapy  because it a very rewarding job for me.  I feel very grateful knowing that what I do helps people feel their best, both physically and mentally.  I listen to all my clients and work to form a connection with each of them, so that they can have the best possible experience for their own specific, individual needs.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband and daughter.  I enjoy hiking, traveling, exploring nature and going to the beach (major beach bum!).  I love Harry Potter and Mel Brooks movies.  I’m interested in crafts, like making jewelry and wood burning and recently I have started learning the art of tattooing.  I believe every day is an adventure.

Joshua Summers

Hello, all you Beautiful Weirdos out there!

My name is Joshua Summers and my journey to becoming a massage therapist is riddled with confusion, frustration, empathy, and PAIN!!! I come from a long line of hardworking individuals with tremendous work ethic and blind ambition. This tenacity has pulled my family of 6 through some of the best and, also, some of the less fortunate times. I have seen, first-hand, the effects of what not taking care of yourself can do and the irreversible damage it can cause – whether sacrificing good posture or even pushing through an injury or illness to provide a good quality of life for your family – all these seemingly small choices add up to the inevitable: pain, poor body mechanics, cartilage degeneration, possible nerve damage and a dysfunctional endocrine system – all issues with which most modern humans are entirely too familiar.

This subject is dear to my heart because my mother deals with this sort of thing every day. She is a very formidable employee of the United States Postal Service and during her 20-yr tenure with them, I have witnessed the ever-creeping decay of her posture and her ability to walk. Her happiness has taken a plunge as her pain stakes its claim in every aspect of her life. I knew that I wanted to do everything I could to help my mother claim her life BACK. I have been an athlete all my life – from the age of 8-yrs, I started wrestling and competing in taekwondo all through high school then continued into bodybuilding. I have always had a passion for health and wellness which is what ultimately lead me to becoming a Massage Therapist.

I studied and graduated from the Holistic Massage Training Institute. I have worked with many different types of people, from NBA players, professional swimmers, the Naval Academy lacrosse team, personal trainers, surgeons, nurses and, of course, SOUL SHAPERS (I refer to, of course, those with the BS societal title of ‘stay-at-home-mom’)!!

I am extremely passionate about helping everyone achieve their maximum potential – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – so let my passion be your salvation!

*whoa, that was a little intense, huh? insert fart noises here – hahaha!*

Brandon Watts

Hi! I moved to Maryland from Baton Rouge, Louisiana the summer of 2014. I enrolled in Howard Community College that autumn to become a Radiation Tech. After the first semester I realized this was not the path for me. The next semester I enrolled in Anne Arundel Community College’s Massage Therapy program and began work as Massage Therapist Spring of 2016. I haven’t looked back since!

In 2019 I was accepted to Howard Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistants Program where I am currently enrolled. My continued studies help my further understand the body and take my massage to the next level. Massage will always be my true love.

In my spare time I love travel, sports and outdoor activities, as well as spending time with family and friends.  I am also a HUGE animal-lover and enjoy sharing my Cajun-Southern hospitality!

Kent Wyckoff

I have been a massage therapist since 2004, including 5-years as a Massage Instructor at Medix and Fortis Institute.

I offer a wide range of services – from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Trigger Point, Lymphatic Draining and much more – specializing in helping clients to target their problem areas and meet their goals.

Even before I decided to pursue massage as a career, I spent many, many years as a client!  It has helped me tremendously in my pursuit of wellness and success.

I enjoy cooking, gardening, working with my hands, the outdoors, and spending time with my family.