Learn more about Meg Donnelly Licensed Massage Therapist
My Approach to Therapeutic Massage:
Welcome! I'm Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist. I work with many different clients, but a large majority of my clients are active adults and "Weekend Warriors" . . . runners, cyclists, weekend sports players, outdoor enthusiasts. I work with those individuals who somehow fit these activities into an already busy and sometimes overflowing schedule. My role varies though, based on your individual goal or goals. Many times those goals include performing at your best, recovering quickly or even just finding some much needed balance, so you can bring your "A" game to the next fully scheduled week and beyond.
Why I chose to become a Licensed Massage Therapist:
After a 20+ year career in the hotel industry, I found myself longing for something new. So I decided to take time off to travel, assist my family, explore other career options and find a new challenge.
Within days of my sabbatical however, I broke my wrist and forearm in multiple places while hiking in West Virginia. It was an extremely painful months long recovery but I was amazed at the progress I made through Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, under the direction of a Hand Specialist. It was then that I realized the power of those in the Health & Wellness industry. I looked into many different related careers including Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Yoga and Personal Training. I was also receiving massage therapy regularly at this time for stress reduction and to help my body recover more quickly. I experienced so many positive effects, I decided to go to school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.
During school, I joined the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals (ABMP). I remain an active member in both organizations. I found my lifelong mentor, whose office I worked at following school after receiving my license. I now have my own office, Meg Donnelly LMT, LLC, located at the Springwood Professional Center on the border of Herndon and Reston in Northern Virginia (NoVA).
In addition to my initial massage education and training, I have taken many continuing education classes including Advanced Myofascial Techniques, Intelligent Deep Tissue Techniques, How Essential Oils Work in the Body, Stretching Techniques, Table Thai Yoga Techniques, Elite Athlete Care, Management of Chronic Conditions and Pain Science Applications, Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, and The Ethics of Working with People with Cancer (Oncology Massage).
If you want to learn more about me and/or the type of work I specialize in, please check out my blog. Additionally, you can reach me by phone, text or email any questions. If you are still not sure whether or not a massage session is right for you, feel free to schedule an Office Consultation, which includes a thorough intake and assessment to discuss your goals in an office setting.