Jody Marshall, Licensed Massage Therapist
Jody Marshall is a Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist with over 3 years of experience. She graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2012. Jody is certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Prenatal and Hot Stone Massage. She likes to incorporate other modalities such as Trigger Point, Craniosacral and Sports Massage to assist her clients with injuries, stress and chronic pain. Her clients can expect her to focus on their individual needs for each service she provides.
Jody volunteers her free time with several nonprofit organizations working on issues ranging from helping women in the Philippines, to reuniting military service members with animals they’ve bonded with while on deployments. Jody was recently appointed by the Governor to the Maryland State Advisory Council on Arthritis and Related Conditions. Jody’s other passion is her rescue dog, Daisy, her Jack Russell, who has been known to jump higher than a few feet and dig through walls to get where she wants to go! She definitely keeps her on her toes!
***Hot Stone, Prenatal, Trigger Point
Ivana Pannell, RMP
Ivana is a graduate from the Baltimore School of Massage where she learned Anatomy and Kinesiology along with multiple modalities such as deep tissue, Swedish massage, Shiatsu, and more. She has the patience it takes to understand how the body moves works. She is a very detailed Massage Therapist, and this is very evident when you receive a massage from her. She details her client’s session based on their specific needs and goals. Her enthusiasm and passion for massage are only part of what make her a great therapist. The energy that she projects into each massage, especially deep tissue which is her specialty, show that she is clearly gifted and talented at the art of massage. Knowing that she can offer relief and relaxation to her clients puts a smile on her face. She is very enthused about education and learning everything she can learn about the human body, and continues her education to become a more versatile therapist. If you have chronic problems with tight back/neck issues, headaches, or sports injuries, she is a very good listener and will give you the relief you need when you come to see her. Ivana’s specialty is deep tissue and sports massage — so if you really want a great deep tissue massage –Ivana is absolutely the best!
*Swedish *Deep Tissue *Sports Massage
Kat Myers, Registered Massage Practitioner
Kat Myers is a Registered Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician with the State of Maryland for over six years. She is a 2012 graduate of the Steiner Institute of Esthetics and 2013 graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage.
Kat has focused her esthetics practice on helping those who suffer from any type of skin problems. Her passion for helping people achieve beautiful skin is evident when she gives a facial, as her goal is to not only make the skin the best it can be, but to give the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience also – where she can incorporate her massage skills into the facial too! Not only does she provide those who suffer from severe skin conditions such as acne or rosacea with the best knowledge and products available, but will recommend the best treatments for her clients so they can develop a home regimen to achieve healthier, smoother skin. And as a single mother, she can appreciate time and budget costs, and can work with her clients to find the right balance to get the best results within their means.
Kat is certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone Massage. She prides herself on combining her skills and experience to get to the root of her client’s problem areas. Whether it is working on the opposing muscle groups, or finding trigger points, her clients can expect to have results before they leave. Kat has worked with many clients with complex needs such as Fibromyalgia, and can tailor her work to improve the quality of their life.
When not working, Kat spends time with the love of her life, her toddler Darrow, and her rescue boxer, Sierra. They understandably occupy most of her free time, but she tries to carve out time for herself to study makeup artistry and practice her photography.
Kathy Brokos, Licensed Massage Practitioner
Do you suffer from sleepless nights? Suffer from anxiety or excessive stress? Have chronic aches and pains? My goal is to help your body achieve it’s natural balance through regular therapeutic massage therapy. I studied at the Community College of Baltimore County and received an AA Degree in Massage Therapy with 900 hours of hands-on training. My continuing education certifications include Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, and Shiatsu Shin Tai massage techniques.
Thanks to my extensive training, I have the ability to draw from my toolbox of different modalities to incorporate the exact therapy to use for your unique condition. I also possess an intuitive touch and sense for areas of muscle tightness, and can feel areas of your body that may not be “hurting” yet, and work out the tightness before it becomes a painful issue.
When not working, I enjoy sailing, and other water sports and a daily smoothie with fresh fruit, greens, and coconut milk! I come to Bodyworx with a great enthusiasm to serve the community with Therapeutic Massage.
*Swedish *Deep Tissue *Hot Stone *Myofascial Release *Lymphatic Drainage *Shiatsu *Aromatherapy
Katie Frame, Registered Massage Practitioner
Katie Frame is a Maryland Registered Massage Practitioner with over 4 years of experience. She graduated from Anne Arundel Community College in 2014 after many years as a Veterinary technician. Healing has always been a passion of hers ever since a serious injury at age 12 that resulted in severe Sciatica. She was amazed at how much massage was able to take away considerable amounts of the pain and this has built her desire to help others that suffer from the same symptoms. She most enjoys treating Sciatica, working on head neck and jaw, and reflexology (feet).
In her free time she enjoys long walks outdoors with her dog (golden retriever mix), sailing and working on sail boats, reading, and anytime she can get out to the beach!
Amy Frondoso, Reflexologist/Reiki Practitioner
Amy Frondoso received her Maryland reflexology certification from Baltimore School of Reflexology. Her Reiki training is with the world renowned, Pamela Miles.
Amy began practicing Reiki in 2007 and her enthusiasm for Reiki practice was immeasurable. Having the ability to help herself feel better on every level — body, mind, and spirit — literally in the palms of her hands was so inspiring. It helped her feel she could meet whatever challenges life brought her way. Amy’s aspiration is to facilitate people to realize they can feel better and be happier. When we feel better, we function better, and we make better choices.
Reflexology was introduced to Amy when she was volunteering at the hospital, by a doctor that was receiving a Reiki treatment from her. With her interest of anatomy and physiology, it was the perfect modality that did not involve being invasive or the “sight of blood”. She researched the benefits of reflexology and immediately knew it was the right path for her. The self-practice of reflexology validated how effective it could be on her overall health.
Amy volunteers at Annapolis Senior Center and Pasadena Senior Center providing Reiki to staff and members. Her volunteer work with Reiki on doctors and nurses at Howard County General Hospital, provides awareness of the benefits that Reiki can offer. During the 15 minute sessions, 99% of them “begin to snore”. That always puts a smile on her face. The most endowing of her volunteering is with The JCC in Manhattan for the Breast Cancer Spa Day. To have the honor in sharing her Reiki experience with such resilient human beings is a true blessing and the primary purpose of her passion.
Benefits of Reiki
The following are commonly reported benefits of Reiki. Although at this time, the evidence for most of these benefits is anecdotal, there are research data showing Reiki treatment can be effective for relaxation, pain management, reduced anxiety, reduced depression, and enhanced well-being:
- Pain management
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced depression
- Improved sleep
- Improved digestion
- Enhanced well-being
- Stronger self-esteem
- Support for substance abuse recovery
- Accelerated surgical recovery
- Reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and Rx meds
- Greater self-awareness
- Greater ease and satisfaction in relationship
- Heightened intuition
When you receive Reiki healing, you’ll lie fully clothed on a treatment table while the Reiki practitioner places hands lightly on or just above your head and torso.
Benefits of Reflexology
- Reflexology promotes the balance of the body’s systems and the normalization of the body’s rhythms naturally
- It reduces stress which brings about relaxation
- Reflexology improves blood circulation which in turn improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells and the removal of waste
Reflexology is a non-invasive, complementary modality involving thumb and finger techniques to apply alternating pressure to reflexes shown on reflex maps of the body, located on the feet, hands and outer ears.