ANAHATA MASSAGE THERAPY
A Natural Approach to Healing
Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – mind, body and spirit. As a practitioner of holistic medicine, I integrate conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and most importantly, to promote optimal health. I invite you to join me on this wonderful journey of healing.
WHAT DOES ANAHATA MEAN?
Anahata is the Sanskrit word for the Heart Chakra and means unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten. The Anahata Chakra is associated with unconditional love, compassion and joy. It is the source of deep and profound truths that cannot be expressed in words.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The first wealth is health"
Joshua was born and raised in Glen Daniel, WV and studied Visual Arts at West Virginia University. After college, he worked in the service industry. In 2009, Joshua moved from Morgantown WV to Maryland. Many years managing restaurants began to take a toll on his body. It was time to take his life in a new direction.
Joshua’s new journey began in 2014 when he decided to go back to school for massage therapy at Fortis Institute. He discovered that massage therapy could heal the mind, body, and soul. He found that the physiological effects that massage has on the body is profound. After working as a Massage Therapist for 4 years, he decided to start his own private practice, Anahata Massage Therapy.
Through massage therapy, Joshua will facilitate a space for healing, increasing your feel-good hormones (oxytocin and serotonin) and decrease your stress hormones (cortisol). This will affect every system of the body and help to improve overall health and well-being. Massage will also improve range of motion and decrease muscle tension, aches, pains and much much more.
When Joshua is not busy helping others through massage, you can find him hiking trails, whitewater kayaking, or shredding the slopes on his snowboard.
My hope for all of my clients is that they’ll find the peace and serenity that I find when I go to work every day. My therapeutic approach is meant to evoke harmony and wellbeing in each and every one of my clients. I believe in healing and nurturing the mind, body, and soul, and believe that I am the right Massage Therapist for you.