Owner/ Massage Therapist /Aromatherapist/ Esthetician

Rose Chard is the owner of Your Body Needs. Rose is a licensed massage therapist, registered aromatherapist and esthetician. She is also certified in manual lymphatic drainage. She is on the board of directors for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy as well as the Maryland Director for it's members. Rose teaches the principles of aromatherapy to health care professionals at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland as well as serving on its Department of Therapeutic Massage board.

Rose has incorporated essential oils in her personal life for more than 25 years, and now her company has its own growing line of quality aromatherapy products and essential oils. Rose personally sources Your Body Needs essential oils.  Your Body Needs... helps people discover the everyday benefits of aromatherapy and also offers popular aromatherapy workshops.

Esthetician

Josephine has been a sort out skin-care expert. The last ten years she has built a reputable business taking care of her Chevy Chase clientele with experience in facial rejuvenation, corrective and anti-aging treatments. Her desire to work with natural product and move away from commercial products led her to Your Body Needs. Josephine contacted the business to find out more about our mission and protocols. She is thrilled to join the esthetics department and is beyond thrilled with the product she is working with. Josephine is a skilled esthetician and a deep understanding of the skin's needs.


Massage Therapist

Chris has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007. Prior to becoming licensed as a Massage Therapist he worked as a Personal Trainer for five years, which has given him a solid foundation of functional anatomy.

Chris has also received additional education in myofascial work, a kind of connective tissue therapy. When this therapy is performed, it can help free the connective tissue that houses the muscles (which is often bound and tight from overuse, injury, repetitive strain and postural imbalances), consequently allowing more freedom in movement, pain reduction, and a greater sense of fluidity and ease in day to day activities.

"The biggest enjoyment I get from massage is improving peoples' quality of life." - Chris

 


Massage Therapist

Brandon's multifaceted interests ranging from his training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Eastern medicine and weightlifting for the past 13 years has definitely influences his massage skills. He uses deliberate and targeted techniques. He is dedicated to  helping the community to meet their health goals whether it is to just relax or use specific techniques.

Brandon also holds a managerial position as Your Body Needs' Hiring Manager.

" Massage Therapy is truly a healing modality"  - Brandon

 


Massage Therapist

Dana has been been performing massage for over 13 years. She is also active in the field of health and fitness for over 30 years involved in numerous sports, such as bodybuilding, weightlifting, swimming, volleyball and softball. She has taught aerobics, and coached various children sports. These experiences have increased her awareness of the body, its functions and healing mechanisms. Diagnosed with scoliosis as a child, Dana has a great appreciation for chronic pain management issues and is an excellent technician. Dana is also trained and certified in manual lymphatic massage.

“My experiences give me more insight into my client” - Dana

 

Massage Therapist

Lindsey is a seasoned massage therapist, her experience has taught her intuitive restorative massage modalities. She has the skill set to help encourage both relaxation and the body's natural healing ability. We are thrilled to have her on our team.

 

Massage Therapist

Alexandra specializes in deep tissue and trigger point therapy in order to effectively provide immediate relief to the client. Trained in myo-fascial release, this modality of massage can provide the most profound change to the muscular structure, despite the light touch. She comes with a background in the physical therapy department running patients through they’re prescribed workout and stretch routine with proper placement.

 With a genuine passion for the work and learning, she combines her physical therapy work experience with her massage therapy expertise.

 “My goal is to provide focused and dedicated care for every client to quiet the mind allowing your soul to sing” Alexandra

 

Massage Therapist

Michelle is a licensed massage therapist with 13 years’ experience. From physically encouraging the body’s natural healing processes, to emotionally bringing the calmness and clarity that massage offers, Michelle brings awareness of the benefits of massage to everyone. Her skills vary from Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, Himalayan salt stone and trigger point therapy.

Michelle understands profoundly the benefits of massage – she began her journey as a therapist the day after she received her first ever massage. She was so impacted by her experience she intuitively understood how she could positively affect people’s lives.

“We work hard, we play hard and we deserve to be kind to ourselves.” - Michelle

Massage Therapist

Heather has  nursing license as well as her massage credentials. Her true passion is in massage and her expertise include Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point and Himalayan Salt and hot stone massage. She is skilled at incorporating her knowledge of stretching, nutrition and chronic pain issues when appropriate. Mostly, Heather enjoys helping others feel better and whole in their mind, body and spirit.

 


Spa Attendant

Oriana is very busy working front and back of house.  Customer service is extremely important to Oriana and has made us proud with her attention to detail when it comes to Your Body Needs clients. She is also lead in retail and inventory management.

 

 

Spa Attendant

Sam is our lead spa attendant focusing on day to day operations of our facility, scheduling and customer service. She has an impressive focus on detail making her a wonderful asset front and back of house.