Meet Our Staff
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 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.
Chris Shelton 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
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Joanna is a graduate from Anne Arundel Community College. She is an MBLEX certified licensed massage therapist. She practices and incorporates many techniques including traditional Swedish relaxation massage, myofascial release, sports massage, deep tissue, pre-natal, trigger point and touch therapy. She has developed a vast range in clientele so each session is an opportunity for Joanna to give each client a personal, tailored massage. Joanna has an interest in studies which connect mind, body and spirit. She studies Reiki along with contrast (hot and cold) therapy in support of her aspirations to these connections.
This is really a love and livelihood of mine. I'm honored to lay hands and assist in making life better for people and I wake up every day with gratitude that I may provide ease and progress to those in need." - Joanna
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.
" Massage Therapy is truly a healing modality" - Brandon
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.
“My experiences give me more insight into my client” - Dana
Michelle is a License 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
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.
"A body in motion stays in motion" - Heather
You will see Oriana running our busy reception area on weekends welcoming clients with her warm smile.
Spa Assistant/Social Media Manager
In-studio, you can often find Cassie at front desk or running around doing various tasks, including blending and bottling our fantastic retail product. When she's not running around the studio, she's behind the scenes creating, filming, editing and curating our social media content.