Chapter Leadership/Committees

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  • Main Chapter Email: amtadc.massage@gmail.com

President


P. Marcia Castrence

Marcia Castrence is a 2000 graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute.  It was her experience as a dancer in Modern, Jazz and Hip Hop that brought her to massage and how to help the body more ease.  She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Advanced Connective Tissue, Sports Massage, Rock Blades, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki and Reflexology. Marcia enjoys integrating all these massage techniques to best suit the individual needs of her clients.  Marcia has also taught in the professional training program and Couples Massage at Potomac Massage Training Institute and Intro to Therapeutic Massage at George Washington University. She has a small private practice in Dupont Circle.

Board Member

Pamela Moyer LMT (preferred pronouns: she, her)

Pamela Moyer has been as a licensed massage therapist in DC since 2004. This was a career change for her, transitioning from the corporate and non-profit world, doing communications work. She enjoys helping people and providing a much needed service to the community through her massage skills at her group practice, Eye Street Massage Therapy. She incorporates a variety of techniques in her treatments: Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, neuromuscular, myofascial therapy, stretching, and more. She often finds herself working with clients with stubborn or chronic conditions. Her goal is to assess possible causes for the pain, provide relief, and to help the client with self-care techniques so that they can maintain their body in a more balanced state. Pam enjoys promoting overall health and well-being, and believes that a healthy mind, body and spirit are complementary. She enjoys spending her spare time with friends, her beloved hound, and in nature or at cultural events. In her role as a board member of the AMTA-DC Chapter, she hopes to build relationships with other practitioners, provide support to the profession and strengthen the massage community in the DMV through collaboration with others.

Board Member

Bryan Harris

Bryan has been a therapist since 2015. His favorite modality is Swedish Massage. Sometimes the basics are more than enough. What got him passionate about massage was seeing so many people not live up to their full potential and do everything they were created to because their bodies aren’t being taken care of and Bryan helping them do that in turn helps the world to be a better place!

Secretary

Regina McLinden

Regina is a 2017 graduate of the American Massage and Bodywork Institute in Vienna, VA. She is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Thai Massage levels I-IV, and also a licensed esthetician. Opening Global Wellness Options in Georgetown in 2020, Regina wanted to make services available to customers who are ready to amplify their approaches to self-care. She quickly discovered the profound impact that massage has on individuals and found that she wished to make bodywork available to as many people as possible. She has since partnered with Eaton Workshop DC to extend free massage and lymphatic drainage services to underserved members of the community and social activists.

Financial Administrator


Melissa Martinie, LMT

Melissa earned her Certificate in Therapeutic Massage from the Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College (PTMC) in 1997. Course work included:  Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic, sports, lymphatic, geriatric, and Chinese massage modalities, anatomy, physiology, pathology, and psychology of massage. Melissa also holds a Bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois. Melissa has over 1500 hours of massage therapy education and 12 years of experience teaching yoga and Pilates. She is one of 7 teachers certified to teach Aston®  for Yoga, is a member and volunteer for the American Massage Therapy Association-DC Chapter.  Melissa regularly participates in continuing education and attends national research and professional events to keep up to date on new developments.

Delegates


Joanna Aldridge

Joanna has been a a License Massage Therapist in DC since 2017. She has been a member of AMTA since 2016. Her specialties are Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Medical, and Swedish Massage. Joanna is open to change, growth, and expansion  She has learned in this profession, to be open to diverse groups of people that may not share the same outlook on life as she does. Also, she has learned “less is more” in treating clients and in communicating to other therapist and clients. Joanna enjoys volunteering with various organizations in the city to help feed, clothe and shelter those in need.


Delegate 2: Vacant

Committees


Communications Committee

Communicates information about upcoming events, continuing education, legislative issues, networking opportunities to the membership and local LMT’s.

Continuing Education Committee             

Coordinates continuing education for members in the DC area, focusing on DC LMT renewal requirements.

Membership Committee  

Welcomes new members to the District, planning networking and social events, and helping ensure the chapter fulfills its service requirements for the membership.