Owner of BlueGreen Acupuncture & Bodywork
Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Myofascial Release
Rebecca has more than 25 years of experience in the healing arts. With a strong background in bodywork including Shiatsu, acupressure, myofascial release, zero balancing and more, Rebecca went on to receive her masters degree in Acupuncture from The Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2006. She now offers an integrative approach to healing using her hands, the needles, and her listening to move the "qi" or energy for each individual to reach their goals in healing.
L.AC., M.AC., 500 RYT
In his highly integrative practice, Daniel blends the insights of both Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, utilizing tools and methodologies from a number of healing modalities in every session to assist individuals in reaching their well-being potential. Daniel has much experience as a patient under the care of western practitioners. After years of symptomatic treatment and a gradual decline in health, Daniel looked beyond the industrial medical complex into more natural holistic modalities. Setting off at a young age he embarked on a near seven year journey that brought him into contact with a diverse array of cultures and characters. Through his experience and training with chi gong, yoga and tai ji practitioners, as well as others who practiced some form of holistic medicine, he became fascinated by the concept of Chi and prana otherwise known as life force energy. After years spent living and traveling throughout China, the South Pacific, and Africa, Daniel returned to the US and completed his Bachelors Degree in Culture, Science, and Healing and attended a year of massage school in Pittsburg, PA. In 2010 he graduated from Tai Sophia with a Master’s in acupuncture. He was trained in India to teach Hatha Yoga and other principles of yoga, and studied Ayurveda with Scott Gerson, MD. Both a practitioner and teacher of yoga and tai ji chuan, he embodies the knowledge he imparts to those who seek his care and guidance. Aside from acupuncture he has been practicing Shiatsu and Thai Yoga massage and teaching yoga for over 14 years now.
Integrative Massage, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Reiki, Thai Massage
Dawn is a state certified Licensed Massage Therapist. Trained in Shiatsu, Acupressure, Thai massage, Reiki, as well as various manual release modalities: cupping, myofascial release, zero balancing, direct muscle release. In practice since 2003, Dawn approaches bodywork from a trauma informed perspective, with a deep understanding of our mind body connection and a strong intuitive awareness. Guided by releasing the learned and held patterns of tension within the body, Dawn strives to help you find relief from the habituated physical symptoms of stress, anxiety and/or depression, chronic pain and tension, and patterns of imbalance. Through an integrative massage approach, Dawn provides a gentle, focused, supportive massage, offering the client deep relaxation, greater ease physically and mentally, a feeling of ‘being at home’ within the body, and an overall sense of wholeness. Dawn graduated from The Baltimore School of Massage Shiatsu and Asian Bodywork program in 2002. She is a trained Yoga instructor at the 200 hour level though YAMA studio, as well as a children’s yoga instructor. Additionally, she holds a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College (2019).
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, & Somatic Touch
Janice holds a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, a Master’s of Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute, and her doctorate in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she also serves as the AHM Director of Clinical Education. She is a 2007 founding member of Acupuncture For Veterans in Maryland, treating at VFW Post #521 in Owings Mills, and also provides care at Clay Pots community center in SW Baltimore. In addition, she is a ceremonial officiate, helping people celebrate and honor the powerful turning points in their lives including weddings, unweddings, funerals, and naming ceremonies for all ages and identities. She has been in practice since 2006, where her work is focused on clearing stress and trauma from the bodies, minds, and hearts of her patients, and restoring the music of life to their everyday existence. Throughout the entire arc of their lives, her patients find solace and safety in the flexibility, forthrightness, and sense of belonging that she consistently brings into the room, along with a spark of humor. Janice’s practice is a direct care membership model, where for a monthly fee, patients receive acupuncture, Somatic Touch, online meditations, seasonal herb bundles, and other benefits, including ongoing access to check-ins with her via phone, text, or video. Individual Somatic Touch appointments are also available to non-members. Reach out to her for further details. Remarkably, though her life is full and interesting, there is still free time, which she fills with making music and art, gardening, reading, gaming, and happily spending time with her two-legged and four-legged family. What is Somatic Touch? SOMATIC TOUCH is an off-shoot of Somatic Experiencing in the psychiatric field designed to address the fact that our bodies continue to carry echoes of traumatic and unsettling events long after we’ve addressed them on a mental or emotional level. In collaboration with the patient, it reminds the body that it is now safe to let go of those echoes and triggers and return to an easier way of being. During a session, the person remains fully clothed as the practitioner uses gentle touch and guided body awareness to bring the nervous system back into a healthy window of tolerance. This allows the individual to come out of a flight/flight/freeze state, settle back into themselves, and begin to navigate the world with greater authenticity and a noticeably reduced stress response.
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine
Kimberly's interest in health began at a young age. After being diagnosed with asthma at 6 years old, she experienced a childhood dependency on Western medicine to control symptoms related to her breathing difficulties. Frustrated by her inability to naturally alleviate her symptoms she was drawn to study yoga and explore various holistic modalities in early adulthood. Instinctively aware of the body's ability to heal itself, she obtained her B.S. from the University of California San Diego in Human Biology and interned in a prominent human physiology lab there. With lots of questions still unanswered, her journey took her to explore Eastern traditions whose philosophies aligned with her personal experiences and beliefs. Kimberly Barrera received her Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH, formerly Tai Sophia) in 2011. She is also a graduate of the 2 year Chinese Herbal Studies program and the Master's of Oriental Medicine program at MUIH. This program involved learning from some of the most prominent practitioners and teachers available to students of Chinese Medicine in the West. Other studies have included a 200 hour course to become a yoga instructor, Thai yoga therapy, Chinese dietary therapy, Qi Gong, and meditation. She is also a mother to two beautiful children. Treatments with Kimberly can involve various healing modalities including acupuncture, herbal remedies, gua sha, cupping, and moxibustion. Kimberly's greatest strength in the treatment room is her curiosity. Asking the questions that need asking and might not have been asked before. The intention with each of her treatments is to help the patient accomplish or move towards optimal health and provide each client with the tools and knowledge to sustain a balanced physical, emotional and mental well-being. She feels extremely blessed to be a practitioner of this healing art.
L.AC., M.AC., Reiki Master
Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Tarot
Lauren began practicing Reiki in 2002 and earned her Masters degree in acupuncture in 2007. She utilizes hands-on energy work, acupuncture, essential oils, Tarot and other tools to create a powerful, multi-faceted healing experience. Lauren’s treatments are informed by the wisdom of Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory as well as the strength of her own intuition. She creates a safe, connected and comfortable space, and partners with each client to help guide them to their fullest expression of self and wellness. A natural teacher, Lauren shares her insight and intention through treatments to encourage energy shifts to root deeply in her client’s consciousness and continue to unfold in the days and weeks beyond each session. She is committed to helping her patients experience the lightness and ease that comes from aligning with the wisdom of the body and Spirit. Lauren has a particular passion for supporting clients struggling with mental and emotional health and/or at major transition points in life. She utilizes trauma-informed care to support clients living with depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health challenges. While happy to treat all people, Lauren has a wealth of knowledge and experience in women’s reproductive health. She is skilled in addressing menstrual difficulties, fertility enhancement, treating concerns and supporting wellness through pregnancy, and caring for postpartum and menopausal women. Lauren attended births as a doula for a decade and, while no longer serving in this capacity, she draws on the wisdom of those experiences in supporting her clients. When not seeing patients Lauren spends most of her time tending to and enjoying her two young children with her husband. She enjoys live music and dancing, reading and connecting with friends and maintains a regular meditative practice to support her through all of life. A life-long learner, Lauren’s practice is ever-evolving and she believes the potential for healing experience is limitless. Lauren’s intention is to live her life as a joyful and loving dance with the Divine.
holistic massage therapy
Since 1985, I have been providing professional, nurturing massage that soothes the body, mind and spirit. I am people-oriented and work from a holistic approach. As a helper, supporter and teacher in my practice, I am in service to others in the hopes that they can allow themselves to let go, be still, be calmed and rejuvenated! I'm a Licensed Massage Therapist in private practice at Blue Green Acupuncture & Bodywork in Baltimore, MD. I received my B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA and my Massage Therapy Certificate from the Potomac Massage Therapy Institute in Washington, DC. In addition to my therapeutic massage practice, I work for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I've enjoyed being with the ALIVE Study, a longitudinal, HIV/AIDS research study since it began in the late 1980's! In both my massage practice and at the ALIVE Study, I have the pleasure of working with people from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I have a great appreciation for diversity! You can also find more information about me on Facebook at Mim Caris Massage. In looking for a massage therapist, it may be useful to do a search at "Find a Therapist" within the AMTA website. If you have any questions, simply give me a call or send me a text or an email. I look forward to hearing from you. Be well!
Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Craniosacral, aroma therapy, myofascial, sports stretching, hot stones, prenatal, geriatric, and intuitive energy work
Sheila Perkinson is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Maryland. She received her Master of Acupuncture degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD, where she studied the Five Element teachings of J.R. Worsley, as well as the concepts and philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to running her private practice, Sheila is the acupuncturist at the Wellness and Support Center at the University of Maryland, St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.