Vital Therapeutic Massage
A Natural Way to Heal
Welcome to Vital Therapeutic Massage, where I specialize in therapeutic and hot stone massage. I believe in the power and efficacy of massage to treat both the body and the mind and strive to provide all of our clients with a restorative experience.
Here at Vital Therapeutic Massage an hour means 60 minutes not 50 and an hour and a half means 90 not 80, unlike many chains. I also provide complimentary aromatherapy and allow ample time for consultation so you will never feel rushed.
"If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred"
Krissy Ahner, LMT
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Krissy Ahner, Licensed Massage Therapist, and I am a graduate of the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage. I specialize in therapeutic and hot stone massage and take my responsibility seriously. I do not take lightly the trust clients place in me and do everything in my power to address all of my clients’ concerns while incorporating their individual preferences.
Many people think of having stones placed on different parts of their body as hot stone massage. While that is a form of hot stone therapy, I use a different and actually more widely used technique. The stones are heated and used as an extension of my hands to massage. There are many benefits to hot stone massage including deep relaxation, increased blood flow, and the heat allows for deeper penetration of the tissue.
To me therapeutic massage is not limited to a single modality. It is a massage customized to each client and what their body requires when they come in which may vary from appointment to appointment. I use a combination of modalities and techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, precision neuromuscular, and active isolated stretching to create your individualized massage experience.
60min: $100 | 90min: $140
A personalized massage using a combination of techniques to create a custom massage that addresses your unique goals.
Hot Stone Massage
60min: $120 | 90min: $160
Smooth stones are heated, and used as an extension of the therapist’s hands to relax muscles more deeply. The use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering.
Hand or Foot Treatment
A soothing treatment for your feet or hands. Your feet/hands are wrapped in hot towels and gently stretched. They are then exfoliated, with a sugar scrub, and massaged with a soothing, hydrating cream.
Peppermint Scalp Massage
A stress relieving scalp massage to ease tension with stimulating peppermint essential oil.
Add-on treatments add ten minutes to your service.
Krissy has been my massage therapist for nearly three years. I am a DC suburban mom who commutes into downtown DC daily, and she has been the monthly welcome relief to a stiff and tired soul. Beyond the amazingly relaxing experience, she has addressed my sciatic postpartum. She also addresses and brings relief from my frequent headaches and migraines. One day when I was entering a migraine, the one hour massage relieved it entirely. I would highly suggest Krissy for anyone who seeks and welcomes the therapeutic benefits from regular massage, provided by a very competent and compassionate therapist.