Whether it is Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Facial Treatments or any of our other services, perfection is our goal. Our peaceful atmosphere combined with our nothing less than exceptional service keep our client's returning over and over again.
Experience our "75 minute signature massage" and give yourself a little extra time to relax your body AND SPIRIT.
Anam Cara, an old Irish term, means soul friend. When you have an anam cara, you are accepted and understood unconditionally, there is a deep sense of belonging and recognition, and you feel at home. That’s how we want our clients to feel when they visit us at Anam Cara Wellness. We are conveniently located in the heart of the quaint town of Vienna, just one mile from the Vienna Metro Station in Fairfax County, Virginia. We are less than a 10 minute drive from Tyson's Corner, on Route 123 which becomes Maple Avenue when you enter Vienna. Since opening in 2006, our clients have come from all over the Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC area to be pampered, healed and balanced with the best massage therapy in the area. Our location is only minutes from Reston, Herndon, McLean, Oakton, Falls Church and Centreville VA.
Ann Schachinger, Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Reflexology, Belavi Facelift Massage, Manual Lymph Therapy
Ann Schachinger, facilitator of Anam Cara Wellness, LCMT, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Reflexologist, Belavi Facelift Massage Specialist, and manual Lymph Therapist has developed her own “signature” massage session. Ann has given many treatments combining massage with Reiki to enhance her client's release of physical and emotional stress. As a massage therapist, her rhythmic technique has been highly praised by clients and fellow massage therapists for its effectiveness in opening energy channels and inducing deep relaxation while experiencing therapeutic massage.
Ann also specializes in deep tissue massage and trigger point release of the shoulders, back and neck, as well as manual lymph drainage therapy. Stress, sitting in traffic, weight lifting, repetitive movements and fibromyalgia are all contributors of tight muscles and active trigger points in the shoulders and neck area.
Using these techniques can assist in releasing the restrictions in the muscles that cause pain and stiffness. It is of the highest importance to Ann that her client's receive a personalized, caring and healing session.
To make an appointment with Ann, please email her at Annie@AnamCaraWellness.com.
Annie will not be taking new clients until June 2017. Striving to give the best therapeutic and healing sessions to all of her clients, it is important to her that the time spent with each of them is of the highest quality. To schedule ahead for February, please feel free to send an email to Annie@AnamCaraWellness.com.
ISUN for the Body
ISUN ORGANIC FACIAL TREATMENTS! A West Coast Favorite!
After you experience the inviting aromas, feel the purity, and see the results you may never want to use anything else on your skin.
This is the ultimate luxury raw spa line! These amazing and most effective "anti-aging" products have beenreceiving rave reviews on the West Coast for being one of the year's best in effective organic skin care.
ISUN's 100% Organic, wild-crafted ingredients are selected for their natural regenerating, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, purifying and moisture-balancing benefits. They are handmade in a lab facility in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado where the natural environment is pure and clean. All of the products are made with the greatest care and all who handle the ingredients are sensitive to elevating their mental and emotional states to ensure their purity and positive energy. Age-defying, youth-renewing results can be found in raw, vegan, organic, and wild-crafted products!
ISUN's Product Mission is to produce the most advanced, highest integrity organic & natural skin care products teaming with life & energy, for the purpose of restoring, rejuvenating & giving pure vitality to one's skin, senses, health & well-being. To learn more about ISUN and their featured ingredient ORMUS as well as other product information, please visit www.ISUNskincare.com.
This exclusive 75 or 90 minute facial treatment is specific to skin type and includes:
Please contact (571)236-8096 or email Annie@AnamCaraWellness.com to make an appointment.
Your skin and your senses will love this skin rejuvenating treatment!
Marybeth Spain is a Virginia-licensed Board-Certified Massage Therapist through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She excels in helping clients relax more deeply, release stress, and feel more inner harmony and wholeness through her practice of Reiki and Energy Restructure.
Marybeth also teaches meditation and is a certified spiritual-development instructor through the Free Soul program. She has been a Reiki practitioner and Free Soul instructor since 1987 and Reiki Master since 1993. She added Energy Restructure to her practice in 2000. Marybeth offers private Reiki and Energy Restructure sessions, Reiki trainings (Levels 1, 2, and Master), and instruction in relaxation and meditation, which she often integrates into her sessions.
Mental anxiety, emotional distress, and physical injury can cause our underlying energy system to become sluggish, blocked, or stagnant. Reiki, Energy Restructure, and meditation are outstanding processes for the release of such physical, mental, and emotional tension. Marybeth helps clients minimize their tension and stress from daily life and release physical, mental, or emotional pain resulting from any type of trauma or limitation. Her sessions facilitate a more balanced flow of energy and a stronger feeling of joy, freedom, vitality, and inner peace. She brings deep focus and presence to each of her sessions and fosters an atmosphere of complete safety, acceptance, and wholeness.
Marybeth offers classes and consultations in spiritual development, meditation, intuition, and personal growth through the Free Soul Program. Free Soul is a non-profit education program that teaches practical skills for stress management, inner calm, natural mood elevation, mind/body self-healing, soul awareness, heightened intuition, and more. The program was founded by Pete Sanders in 1980 in Sedona, Arizona. Pete is a 1972 honors graduate of M.I.T., where he specialized in the field of brain study. The program incorporates scientifically sound mind-body-soul techniques developed by Mr. Sanders to help people tap into and realize their full potential. The program recognizes our innate spiritual and intuitive abilities and guides students in developing them safely and responsibly. In Pete's words, "The primary purpose of Free Soul is to share skills that help people be their own best spiritual teachers." Marybeth has been a Certified Free SoulTM Instructor and Counselor since 1987.
To make an appointment with Marybeth, please call her at 703-298-2692 or email her at email@example.com. For a complete description of Marybeth's services, visit her website: www.lotusrosehealing.com.
Elizabeth is honored and grateful to have a home within Anam Cara Wellness. She specializes in Reiki-based energy work, as well as unique therapeutic massage techniques. She first learned Reiki in 2008 and went on to become a Master Teacher in both the Usui and Karuna Reiki traditions. Over the years, her energy work has evolved and expanded to include light healing, light language, breathwork, acupressure, chanting and traditional healing practices. In her holistic sessions, she loves to share tools for her clients to take home - including energetic self-care techniques, how the breath influences wellness, meditations, guided imagery and mantra recitations.
In 2011 Elizabeth became a licensed massage therapist and began to develop an interest in highly specialized skills to help people “on a deeper level.” She works with women and men who are either actively trying to achieve pregnancy or interested in preparing for a conscious conception down the line. Fertility Massage is designed to be used as either a stand-alone service or can be safely combined with Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and certain medications. The protocol can assist with hormonal balancing, digestive and reproductive cleansing, increasing circulation in the pelvis, stimulating reproductive organs and lowering the accumulation of stress hormones within mind, body and spirit.
Elizabeth’s other offerings include Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Abdominal Massage and Animal Reiki. Elizabeth draws upon her own success with aromatherapy by incorporating essential oils into her sessions. She enjoys teaching classes, including Reiki Levels 1, 2, and 3, as well as other types of informative workshops. Check out and follow her Facebook page, to hear about upcoming classes and events: www.facebook.com/NamasteSpiritWellness.
By learning new tools to take home, she believes we can become active participants in our own healing journeys and thus more empowered in our own lives. To make an appointment with Elizabeth, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-489-1679. For further information, visit Elizabeth's website: www.namaste-spirit.com.
Anam Cara Wellness welcomes Lorna C. Lenigan to our team of practitioners.
Lorna is fluent in Spanish and English and since 2008, has maintained a successful business teaching Spanish to students of all ages and levels. You can also find her online at "Spanish by Lorna". Lorna's positive energy and empathetic heart will make you feel welcome and cared for.
If you would like a Reiki and/or Chakra Balancing session with Lorna, please call her at (703) 587-5185 or email her at email@example.com.
Chakra Clearing and Balancing can be a very effective modality to bring peace and balance to the mind, body and spirit. Chakras are spinning wheels of life force energy (chi) centers within the body that can become stagnant and dysfunctional due to stress and environmental factors. Lorna uses energy work to clear, open, balance and enhance the flow of chi in your chakra system. When our chakras are balanced, we feel and look refreshed, renewed, and relaxed.
Karla received her Massage Therapy Certification in 2001 from AKS Massage School. For the last 15 years she has used touch to guide clients on their journey to health and well-being.
Service to others is a guiding principle in Karla's work. This service began after 9/11 when Karla and other volunteers provided seated massage to the rescue workers at the Pentagon.
Providing massage as a hospice volunteer to those at end-of-life, Karla realized that many who were ill benefited most from the lightest touch. Her search for a gentle touch therapy that would benefit all led her to Reiki. In 2004, Karla completed a 12 month Reiki Master Certification program that also gave her the credentials to teach Reiki. Over the years, many clients, young and old, both ill and in good health, have benefited from Karla’s Reiki practice.
Karla was very excited to discovered Zero Balancing. Guided by a Zero Balancing mentor, Karla spent 7 years in training - receiving her Zero Balancing Certification in May, 2013. "My Zero Balancing experience gave me clarity, access to and trust in my inner wisdom, and strength to stand responsibly in myself and in my actions."
In addition to her private practice, Karla has volunteered her time and her Reiki skills at Life with Cancer, as an on-call practitioner for patients at end-of-life, and several local hospice organizations. Karla welcomes all to her private Reiki and Zero Balancing practice in Vienna, Virginia, where she supports clients as they move towards a well-balanced and less stressful life.
Zero Balancing was developed by Fritz Smith, MD and osteopath in the early 1970’s. It continues to be an effective body-mind therapy using skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body.
During a Zero Balancing session, the practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums or points of balance, allowing the body to relax and reorganize. Zero Balancing focuses on key joints of our skeletal system that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement.
Addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body along with soft tissue and energy fields, Zero Balancing greatly assists in clearing blocks in the body’s energy flow giving way for increased vitality, better postural alignment as well as bring about a feeling of wellbeing and harmony.
For more information about Karla or to make an appointment, visit her website at karlamoffet.com or call (703) 217-5832.
BELAVI FACELIFT MASSAGE
The Belavi features the use of cosmeceutical and organic
grade botanicals that cleanse, tone, clarify and moisturize the skin
while engaging the senses. Our Belavi clients truly love this pampering
treatment and their firmer glowing skin.
This treatment is a highly effective, luxurious, and safe method of treating the problems of aging skin. Originally developed in 1982 by the founder of the Award Winning Belavi Institute, this 75 minute session includes specifically designed massage, acupressure and lymphatic drainage techniques to firm and tone the muscles of the face and neck effectively lifting the skin. Clients see and feel the difference after the first treatment.
Other benefits include increased blood and oxygen flow promoting nutrition to the skin cells, stimulation of elastin and collagen production, lymph drainage to remove toxins, smoothing of facial lines and wrinkles, stress reduction, and many more.
Ann Schachinger has been trained and certified by the Bellanina (formerly Belavi) Institute in the art of this anti-aging facial treatment.
For more information about Belavi or to make an appointment, please call Ann at (571) 236-8096 or email her at Annie@AnamCaraWellness.com.
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a system of Enlightenment and a Hands on Healing art developed in the early 1900's by Mikao Usui in Japan. It is an art that is passed from Master to student. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words - Rei and Ki, meaning Universal Life Force Energy. The term "Reiki" is used to describe both the energy and the Usui system of using it.
A standard treatment includes placing the hands on various areas of the body, such as the head, shoulders, stomach, knees and feet. People's experiences vary during a Reiki session; however, most people feel the energy as heat. They may feel tingling, vibrating or waves of energy from the hands of the practitioner.
As the Reiki energy begins to release blocks caused by
tension, anxiety, fear, or other negative thoughts and feelings, some
people drift off to sleep or enter into a light dreamlike state. Some
see colors, report spiritual experiences and mystical visions.
To set up a Reiki appointment with one of our practitioners, please:
“I've been going to Anam Cara for years and would not think about going anywhere else! Annie and her team are awesome! Everyone is very professional and they really care about you! Your session is customized to how you are feeling that day. If you haven't tried reflexology or Reiki, I'l highly recommend it that!
I have arthritis in my knees and after my session, I feel like I'm 20 again. The massages are amazing too!
“Do you want to take a trip to a pleasant, far away place and never leave Vienna? Annie's abilities as a holistic body therapist will cause you to leave this place behind and find yourself on a tropical island, a library, or whatever place you feel safe, relaxed and refreshed. I cannot adequately utilize words to convey the healing and rejuvenation you will experience during a session with Annie. You WILL return over and over again to Annie for a refreshing and relaxing therapeutic session.” --J. Kell, January 2008
“My experience at Anam Cara was amazing. I honestly left feeling rejuvenated – like I was on Cloud 9! I look forward to more Reiki and reflexology treatments. I have also had some great results from the Forever Living products that were recommended to me. Thank you!” --J. Briggs
“The lyrical precision of Annie's integrated massage felt as though my body was tuned up at the deepest cellular level." --L. Bergman
“When Annie gave me a massage with Reiki, I was so relaxed afterwards that I felt like a completely renewed person. I also felt the warmth of energy swirling throughout my body. She is an amazing person as well as practitioner." --M. Payne
“I highly recommend Anam Cara Wellness Services to anyone who wants to spend some time being pampered in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere. Both Kathryn & Annie are true professionals who are passionate about their work and truly believe in helping people take care of themselves. The ambiance is so tranquil that you won’t believe that you are in the heart of Vienna. If you are looking for a unique spa experience, try Anam Cara.” -- J. Freeman, Business Coach & Business Owner
“Thank-you so very much for the most enjoyable and relaxing treatment I’ve had in a great while. Your heart comes out through your touch, and gentleness in your hands.” --Angela A., November 2005
"At the age of 29, I was suffering with chronic
pain and fatigue. There were days it was a chore to get dressed or
take a shower. Polarity treatment saved my life. I was taking a regiment
of drugs but I wasn't getting better. It wasn't until I began Polarity
treatment that I began to reclaim my life and get my body back. Those
sessions were the highlight of my week and nothing would prevent me
from making my appointment. During the sessions, I was able to escape
to a place without pain and dream of a life where I no longer winced
when I put my shoes on. My once broken body is fully healed and I
attribute my recovery to Maggie's love and the Polarity treatment.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this therapy!"
Anam Cara Wellness offers reflexology, massage therapy, reiki, Belavi facial massages and other services and their Vienna, Virginia location is convenient to Oakton, McLean, Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Chantilly, Burke, Annandale, Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria, Reston, Great Falls, Herndon, Centreville and other areas of Northern VA.
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