Balanced Bodywork LLC

LMT since 2012. Therapeutic, Wellness, and Pregnancy Massage. Lymphatic Drainage.

11/24/2022

This will always make me chuckle.

Happy Thanksgiving 馃馃ェ馃А

11/20/2022

Happy Turkey Week! 馃馃ェ

Tis the season of sales and I wanted to let you know I recently added and updated several ways to save here at Balanced Bodywork LLC in Ashburn, VA.

鉁达笍 New Client Discount - receive $25 off your first 60-min or 90-min massage.

(To my current clients, please feel free to come back in and receive this new client discount on your next massage!)

鉁达笍 Pre-Pay Packages - receive up to $20 off per session when pre-paying for sessions.

鉁达笍 Monthly Membership - 10% off a monthly 60-min or 90-min massage AND 10% off all additional services.

鉁达笍 Reward Stars - earn stars by getting massages, buying packages, referring friends, etc and redeem the stars for a free massage!

All of this info is on my website in more detail. Link in bio 猬嗭笍

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10/14/2022

Did You Know "Peer Warm Lines" Exist?

They are Free & Confidential Non-Crisis Lines you can call or text for emotional support & mental health resources from trained peers.

has warm lines in every state.

In the picture above I have shared a card with the number for Virginia's warm line.
866-400-6428

CALL HOURS
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm
Holidays 5pm-9pm

Text & Spanish services are available during select times.

Call or visit MHAV.org for more info

If you are in crisis, call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-8255 or text MHA to 741741

09/15/2022

Your progress & results are important to me.

You don't have to worry about me stringing you along. Either I'm getting you results or I'm finding 馃 the best practitioner for you who CAN get you results.

I'm pretty good at what I do, but I don't know everything and my style of bodywork is not for everyone. (Sometimes we're not a perfect match and that's okay!)

Luckily I know several other massage therapists, physical therapists, personal trainers, pilates instructors, yoga instructors, energy workers, and more.

Whether the results you are looking for is pain relief, stress relief, painless movement, better posture, etc...

If I'm not getting you the results you're looking for, I'll help you find the practitioner who can.

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08/26/2022

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Happy International Dog Day! National Dog Day was first established in 2004 by pet & family lifestyle advocate Colleen Paige. The aim is to raise awareness about adopting animals who are currently in rescue centers. We promote dog ownership of all breeds, pure and mix! How are you celebrating?

08/06/2022

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08/03/2022

I don't know who needs to hear this but...

You're doing great.

Even if you feel like you're failing.

Because failing is human.

This goes out to everyone navigating what it is to be human.

To everyone who is working hard for yourself, for your family, for your future.

To everyone working hard to make amends with their past.

To everyone grieving the loss of a loved one, a relationship.

To everyone struggling with mental health, healing trauma, and determined to do the inner work.

To everyone doing their best, trying to do their best, or hoping to one day do better.

Sometimes I need to hear this, so I wanted to say it to you.

You're doing great.

Gena 馃尀

Photos from Balanced Bodywork LLC's post 08/01/2022

馃 What IS therapeutic massage?

You may also hear the term medical massage or clinical massage.

Therapeutic massage is mostly defined by its session goals of reducing pain, reducing muscle tension, improving range of motion, and achieving pain-free movement. 馃じ馃徏馃弮馃徎鈥嶁檪锔忦煔娥煆解嶁檧锔忦煣

It's a great choice for people who are experiencing pain or tension because of their job. We often perform repetitive movements at our jobs and/or end up spending a lot of time in one posture (sitting, standing). These repetitive movements and sustained postures are the main reason for muscle tension and pain.

Therapeutic massage can also help to decrease the healing time of soft tissue injuries and reduce the amount of scar tissue (which prevents further problems).

There is no specific technique for therapeutic massage. Each and every massage therapist will have a slightly different approach, but the session goals remain the same.

馃檵馃徏鈥嶁檧锔 My therapeutic approach is rooted in postural assessment and myofascial release, however I use techniques from all massage & bodywork modalities. I truly believe "It's all connected" and not only will I address your area of concern, I'll find the root cause (often NOT the painful area).

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Foam Rolling Elicits Neuronal Relaxation Patterns Distinct from Manual Massage: A Randomized Controlled Trial 07/28/2022

Foam Rolling Elicits Neuronal Relaxation Patterns Distinct from Manual Massage: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Foam Rolling Benefits

Foam Rolling Elicits Neuronal Relaxation Patterns Distinct from Manual Massage: A Randomized Controlled Trial The present double-blinded, randomized controlled study sought to compare the effects of a full-body manual massage (MM) and a foam rolling (FR) intervention on subjective and objective indexes of performance and well-being. A total of 65 healthy individuals ...

07/07/2022

馃尲 SUMMER SALE 馃尲

To celebrate the opening of Balanced Bodywork, please enjoy these special offers:

馃彽锔 One (1) 60-minute Massage @ $85

馃彽锔 One (1) 90-minute Massage @ $110*

鉂囷笍 Choose between a 馃挭 Therapeutic or 馃拞鈥嶁檧锔 Wellness massage.

鉂囷笍 Both can be purchased as a Package of 3锔忊儯 sessions.

*Excludes the Lymphatic Enhancement Massage

Offer ends July 31st, 2022.

Schedule 猬囷笍
https://www.vagaro.com/balancedbodyworkllc/services

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07/05/2022

My own massage studio 馃コ

World, meet Balanced Bodywork! 鈿栵笍

I'm so thankful for my 10-year journey to my own massage studio, Balanced Bodywork. I've worked at some amazing businesses and with some stellar people, but it's time I create the practice that has been in my mind's eye for a long time.

Over the years I've studied many different massage & bodywork modalities and techniques, slowly putting them together to develop what I consider to be a balanced approach to massage & bodywork.

You might have heard "It's all connected!" and it truly is! My deep understanding of anatomy & kinesiology helps me to pinpoint the issue(s) AND incorporate a more full-body treatment.

You can learn more and schedule with me at www.GenaMassages.com

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06/22/2022

All my info in one place!

https://dot.cards/genamassages

12/21/2021

Gena massages.

Photos from Gena Ferguson, Licensed Massage Therapist's post 10/06/2021

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09/25/2021

I love working with kids & teens!

Young people also experience muscle tension, injuries, and stress just like the rest of us, and massage therapy can help with all of these.

鉂揥hat does a customized massage therapy session look like for a young person?

Here's how I do it:

鉁 Shorter session - usually 30 mins is enough time to address the main complaint

鉁 Supervised - parents can choose to stay in the room or be nearby

鉁 Communication - informed consent is a must! These sessions can be vital in teaching the young person bodily autonomy and whatever they say, goes

鉁 Clothed - this helps with comfort level. Massage does not require un******ng or the use of lotion. A variety of techniques can be done while remaining dressed

鉁 Appropriate techniques & pressure - young people respond really well to gentler techniques & lighter pressure

馃憤 Here are some of the things I've helped young people manage with massage therapy:

鈴猴笍 Sprain/strains

鈴猴笍 ACL repairs

鈴猴笍 Muscle tension from motor tics

鈴猴笍 Headaches & migraines

鈴猴笍 Neck pain & radiculopathy

鈴猴笍 Osgood-Schlatter's

鈴猴笍 Elbow tendinitis

鈴猴笍 Texting Thumb

馃洃 Please note, some of these conditions are very serious and I worked in conjunction with their MD and/or Physical Therapist.

If you are wondering if a customized massage therapy session can help your kid or teen, please feel free to reach out to me to go over options.

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09/17/2021

Back from vacation & ready for ya!

Currently taking appts at Elite Wellness:

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鈥ed 3-8
鈥hur 10-7
鈥at 10-3

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09/01/2021

Have you ever had your abdomen massaged?

If not, here are some benefits!

鉁 Low back pain relief
鉁 Reduced tension in ab muscles
鉁 Reduced tension in hip flexors
鉁 Reduced tension in diaphragm
鉁 Being able to take deeper breaths
鉁 Improved digestion & elimination
鉁 Improved lymphatic fluid movement
鉁 Menstrual cramps relief

Abdominal massage can be incorporated into most massage sessions and doesn't require that you expose your abdomen. Gentle techniques can be done through the massage linens and/or your clothing.

Clients who may benefit the most from abdominal massage are those who have low back pain, tight hip flexors, fluid retention in their legs, asthma, constipation, and those who are recently postpartum.
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08/20/2021

Good morning! This is just me being obnoxious with Canva. I liked the background 馃槅馃槅

But while I'm at it, let me introduce myself!

馃檵馃徏鈥嶁檧锔 I'm a licensed massage therapist with 9 years of experience. Certified in medical massage, prenatal massage, and lymphatic massage.

馃拞 I practice therapeutic massage - meaning there is usually a reason for the massage besides relaxation - pain relief, muscle tension relief, sports recovery, lymphatic drainage, etc. However, relaxation still plays a huge part in my practice.

馃檯馃徏鈥嶁檧锔 I do not believe in "no pain, no gain" when it comes to massage. If you can't stay relaxed and breathe through it, then it's too much pressure and your nervous system will jack up your stress hormones. The opposite of healing.

馃挋 I believe massage therapy is for everybody and every body. I've worked with people of all ages, sizes, levels of health, levels of mobility, etc.

馃挌 I believe massage therapy is for more than clinical purposes. Massage therapy is for relaxation, for grieving, for recovering, for feeling connected, for drifting away.

Thank you for following me.
Nice to meet you! 馃挏

Ugly Side Effects of Not Stretching After Exercise, Says Science - Eat This Not That 08/14/2021

Ugly Side Effects of Not Stretching After Exercise, Says Science - Eat This Not That

Ugly Side Effects of Not Stretching After Exercise, Says Science - Eat This Not That From feeling sick to losing range of motion, here are the things that happen to your body if you don't stretch after exercise.

08/12/2021

Benefits of Massage! 馃尀
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07/07/2021

YOU need Recovery. Yes, YOU. 馃挜

We often hear the term "self-care" but let's call it what it really is. Recovery.

You need recovery from intense exercise and training.
You need recovery from work stress (physical and emotional).
You need recovery from illness, injury, and surgery.
You need recovery from emotional stress, anxiety, and depression.
You need recovery from running a home.
You need recovery from running a business.
You need recovery from raising a family.
You need recovery from living in a pandemic.
You need recovery from online school 馃樀

I'm lucky enough to work at TWO 鉁岋笍 great places that offer several options for recovery.

ASHBURN @ Elite Wellness Performance & Recovery
鈽戯笍 Massage therapy, compression therapy, cupping & scraping, cryotherapy, infrared sauna, and more

MERRIFIELD Atlas Bodyworks
鈽戯笍 Massage therapy, lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, light therapy, infrared sauna (pictured above), and more

Please feel free to reach out to me or either of the businesses above for more info on the best Recovery option for you!

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06/21/2021

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06/17/2021

Can you just workout with a cat around? No. You must workout AND pet the cat simultaneously.

06/04/2021

FOREVER & ALWAYS.
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05/25/2021

Here's What I've Been Up To:

馃挋 Helping someone let go of emotional trauma in her abdomen (their words, not mine)
馃挋 Helping someone recover from tummy tuck surgery
馃挋 Helping someone let go of pandemic stress (again their words, not mine)
馃挋 Helping someone recover from hip replacement surgery
馃挋 Helping pro-athletes recover from competition
馃挋 Helping someone manage their stress as they navigate through major life changes
馃挋 Helping someone improve their body image during their weight loss journey (their words!)

I've been able to do all of this because I was lucky enough 10 years ago to find my passion - massage therapy. It's a powerful tool not just for the body, but for the mind & spirit, too.

If you like to know more about me or my services, please feel free to msg me 馃檵馃徏鈥嶁檧锔

www.GenaMassages.com

05/21/2021

Featured Service!! 馃拞鈥嶁檧锔忦煉嗮煉嗏嶁檪锔
The Lymphatic Enhancement!
I call this massage service...
"The Reset Button" 馃槏
鈻讹笍Promotes optimal function of your lymphatic system (part of your immune system)
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鈻讹笍Great for reducing inflammation & fluid retention, fatigue, brain fog, etc

Msg me for details 馃摬
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05/17/2021

I know I post this often, but that's because it's exactly what I stand for and will always stand for.
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What do I mean when I say "Massage is for Every Body?"
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I want anyone and everyone to feel comfortable getting a massage no matter the size or shape of their body.
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I want everyone to feel comfortable getting a massage no matter their gender identity, gender expression, or sexuality (because it's none of my fu***ng business anywaaaay).
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I want everyone to feel comfortable getting a massage no matter their age, race, ethnicity, religion, or culture.
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I want everyone to feel comfortable getting a massage no matter their level of physical capability or their level of health (of course there are exceptions to this, I can't be massaging you when you have something contagious like the flu).
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I can guarantee this is my mindset to every massage. While on my table, my number one priority is your comfort and session goals. We will develop a massage session that works for you and your body.
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05/07/2021

Self-care is important 馃挋

05/04/2021

I need to get these massage skills 馃榾

05/01/2021

Let me pamper your Momma 馃挏

(or if you are Mom, let's do this!)

I recommend a 90-min Swedish massage, which includes complimentary hot towels and aromatherapy.

Sat 5/8: Merrifield location, 10-3
Sun 5/9: Ashburn location, 10-3

To schedule online, www.GenaMassages.com
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Telephone

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44121 Harry Byrd Highway, Suite 255
Ashburn, VA
20147

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 7pm
Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
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