Empowering recreational and new-to-fitness athletes to move freely and embrace their athleticism at all levels through therapeutic massage, body positive movement and easy to implement mindful breath work.
Movely freely is an important, integrated part of our overall health & wellness. I create personalized massage and movement sessions based on each client's specific goals to provide comfort, relieve pain and improve mobility with a strong focus on the pain science, movement physiology and research into the nervous system's role in pain management.
Operating as usual
A quick preview of my new studio floors and cabinet refresh
Watch this reel by novaweekendwarrior on Instagram The Poison Oaks • Morning Date
Just got fitted for roller skates (and more importantly padding) by the amazing @katie_mcsk8y at the brand new in Herndon. Thanks Katie for sharing all your expertise! I can’t wait to get started… as I don’t think I’ve worn a pair of roller skates since the 80s! My spin around the store was a shaky start but I didn’t fall… yet!
Special thanks to
@racheleisenfeld and Bri Morgan for joining me today and helping me choose the best disco helmet ever!
Who’s gonna join me for some outdoor roller skating???
Derby Star Pro Shop
Getting back into the @herndoncommunitytv recording studio to create new @novaweekendwarriors episodes has been so rewarding! Just finished my socially distanced interview with the Queen of Peanut Butter and all around AMAZING woman, Radhika of @ommadepb. We chatted about protein packed peanut butter fuel for the seasoned athletes, the new-to-fitness and the youth athletes alike, the importance of sustainable products, our awesome, supportive local community and more! Episode should drop in April-ish. In the meantime, chat up on old episodes at novaweekendwarriors.com/podcast!
**during filming we had a great display of … But I had to turn the camera around for this behind the scenes shot, with the best ever film crew of one and super editor Maryssa!
*Sound On for Full Effect* New floors in my massage studio means I can now pretend to be an Olympic curler while cleaning!
Just wrapped our Herndon Community Television (HCTV) show tapings. Our firsts in two years!!!! So excited to share the experience once again with THE one and only Tess Rollins @melodytess @simplyenhancellc and super excited to have had the opportunity to record safely in (aka my garage) and show it off. Can’t wait to see the episodes of both @simplyenhance and @novaweekendwarriors!!! Stay tuned!!!!!! In the meantime, catch up on old episodes at novaweekendwarriors.com/podcasts
𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗲! 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲?! Coming soon to my massage studio…. a fancy new @custom.craftworks Hands Free Deluxe Electric massage table with a lift back and all sort of fancy accessories, but there was a hiccup.
💕 I LOVE the color of my current table, which is just slightly off white. It just pops against the dark wall and looks great against my new grey floors and awesome in pics. (Side note: I still love my old table. Im so sad to part with her. I’m ONLY replacing her because the motor is going and when they updated the model, the new motor won’t fit on my old base).
😢 I had chose “White Tie” for my new table because it was almost a perfect match. But sadly there was a upholstery mishap in the warehouse and the manufacturer discontinued the color so they can’t purchase more for me.
🎨 So I need to now choose another color. I’m torn between “stainless steel grey” and “ivory”. I like the grey but it’s not going to pop like the white of my current table in my room against the blue and also, all my accessories are off white already. The ivory is more cream or beige, not really a white ivory. But it’s the next lightest color available.
✨ I’ve had my current table for 5 years and it’s still spotless so I’m not worried about a lighter color clean. Everything is wiped down between clients so a lighter color is fine. Also, I know the color doesn’t make a huge difference because I keep an off white cover on my table anyway and all my accessories match that off white.
⚖️ its still a tough decision, since I can’t get my first choice of “white tie”. So, I ask you, smart, decisive people of the Internet,would you go with Ivory (the closest) or would you do contrasting with the Stainless Steel Grey?
⁉️ What’s everyone think?
When a community stands up for you and your profession, literally!!! 💕
As many of you know, last night we spoke to a supportive Town Council during general public comments at the Town Council Public Hearing regarding the unfair business license fees from 1992 uncovered during a recent audit, that are targeting Massage therapists. We still need support to ensure actions to rectify this move swiftly. But it is good to here the town council and town staff is dedicated to working on this.
Here’s time stamps so you can watch the portions of the meeting where our cause was mentioned.
✅ @ 4:50 mark - mayor speaks about business license fee concerns
✅ @ 6:15 mark - Mayor asks eligible massage therapists to file an appeal, referencing Code 30-217
✅ @ 7:43 mark - comments from town council
All but one council member present spoke and stated a commitment to working on solutions for us
✅ @ 14:33 - 43:30 marks: comments from audience starts and ends with massage license fee comments with 3 speeding comments in between.
Speakers of behalf of all of those in attendence and others who were unable to attend included Meg Donnelly, LMT, Casey White, LMT White HART Massage , Netta Chiorello, LMT New Health New Life - Massage, Lymphatics and CBD - Netta Chiorello (who in addition to reading her statement reads the statement of support from John Boylan Interim President of the Official Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce), Tess Rollins - prominent community member Simply Enhance LLC, Jessica Drummond, LMT, Charles Williams - concerned community member, Kerri Bundy, LMT 2 Hands Massage & Birth Service.
Additionally to respect the time of town council and audience there to speak on other agenda items the public hearing, 18 others stood in support and were counted into the public record as supporters of our statements. (please assist me by tag yourself and others in the audience).
Additionally, the Town Clerk received many comments for the record priori to the session, to showcase support for us from those who couldn’t attend in person.
We still have quite a fight ahead us, as forcing us into an appeal for this year still creates an undue burden, on language which doesn’t apply to us.
Reach out to us and we can share other ways you can support us to get this rectified quickly but thoughtfully.
Please support our cause as we work with the Town Staff and Town Council to change old code that was uncovered during a recent town financial audit. Visit https://www.novaweekendwarriors.com/smallbizresources for the latest ways to support us. Ways to support us include:
✅ Attending Town Council Public Hearing on Tuesday 1/25/2022 at 7pm promptly
✅ Email the Town Clerk to showcase your support,
✅ Review our Concerns and the State/Local Code of Laws that apply
✅ Like, comment and share the Patch Herndon Facebook post and Patch Herndon article that features our cause.
✅ Watch, like and comment on our conversation with the Town of Herndon Vice Mayor Cesar del Aguila, page is Cesar Loves Herndon (discussion starts at the 2 minute 15 second mark).
✅ Watch Town Councilmember Signe Friedrichs bring our concerns to the recent Town Council Work Session. (Signe begins the discussion on this around the 2:06:00 mark).
As you can see, this is not an “us vs them” fight. Town staff including the Director of Finance and town council is willing to work with us to change this old code from 1992, which none of them were aware of until the audit. We thank the Town for their empathy and professionalism as they work with us on a solution.
Time is of the essence, as business licensing fees are due on March 1st, 2022 which is why we are asking for everyone’s immediate support.
𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗢𝘄𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀: If you are a licensed massage therapist with your own business in Town of Herndon and are up to date on your licensure, County permitting and Town business licensure, please connect with me asap.
Town of Herndon Government found old code during a recent financial audit and it resulted in a 20 fold licensing fee increase for our BPOL business license fees, due March 1st.
For most of us, the immediate implementation of this old code results in an increase in our business license fees from $30 or $50 annually to $1000 annually.
You can see support from Town Council members for changing the code in this Tuesday’s Town Council Work Session (I created a short link: bit.ly/januaryworksession ) starting around the 2:06:00 mark. As the current Town Council members were unaware of this code, we can work with them to change it for 2023 and beyond.
We have also alerted our professional associations including ABMP Government relations and AMTA VA chapter.
We are connecting with the Dulles chamber and local community leaders this week as well. All to assist us in our immediate need to have the increase reversed for the current year before it’s due date of March 1st.
We will also plan to attend the next Town meeting to speak during public comment. And as a group of local massage therapy business owners in Town of Herndon, we will meet to discuss other potential solutions as well.
For other members of the Herndon business community and the Herndon community at large, we will be reaching out to ask for your support. As may you know, we are active members of our local community and provide much needed holistic health and wellness to our community. Our hope is to remain in the Town of Herndon for years to come, without the threat of targeted fees that force us out.
Update: To my Town of Herndon residents, Town of Herndon Licensed Massage Therapists, Town of Herndon business owners, or community leaders, please send your comments to the Town Clerk at [email protected] stating that you support us and oppose implementation of this old code uncovered during the audit.
Also, please come to the Herndon Town Council meeting this Tuesday 1/25 at 7pm to speak during public comments and show your support for us! We need to show the town staff and town council that this is vehemently opposed by the public.
Town Council Public Hearing
Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn Street, Herndon
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the public hearing.
You may also submit written testimony to [email protected]
If you have questions or need help understanding our case or stance, PM me! I’m happy to have a conversation or assist is any way I can. But we need the community’s support to change this.
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An elevated wellness experience to reset your mind, body and energy. Located in Herndon, Virginia.
Mary Histing is a Licensed and Board-Certified Massage Therapist and CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner. She is also an Practitioner of Intuitive, Energy-based healing--utilizing Reiki, Access Bars, and a unique blend of other techniques.
We're located on the second level, in Unit G.
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I help people feel at ease and aligned in their Body & Soul.
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