Meet Our Therapists
Carol Syvret Austin graduated from Potomac Massage Therapy Institute in 1998. She has been in private practice in Virginia since her graduation. Carol primarily works with clients who are in chronic pain, post surgery rehab, or post injury rehab. All of her post graduate training is related to deepening her knowledge of the body and updating her skills.
Carol is also our pregnancy massage provider, she is eager to support the expectant mom all the way through her pregnancy. Some pregnancies are uncomfortable but generally rest and an ocassional full body massage are enough. However more and more women are working full time and have other children to care for, these pregnancies are often in the high risk category or their bodies are simply not adjusting well at all. In these cases what is called for is deep tissue massage which will help the soft tissue adjust to the structural changes of pregnancy.
Carol is very comfortable in her skills and training to meet these extraordinary needs, and often works in partnership with a chiropractor or osteopath to provide the optimal outcome of a comfortable pregnancy and healthy baby,( and will provide labor assistance if needed). Children as young as 1 month have been treated by Carol, for various reasons. Our children today are under more stress & participate in more and varied sporting activities. Carol has an advanced diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, which was 300 hours of training. Carol has completed training in Upledger Cranial I and cranial II. she is very exited about the possibilities for integrating this new softer modality into her work.
Sessions with Carol are different from the standard massage options. There is no one else in the area offering such an integrated out of the box approach to soft tissue massage. Clients are amazed at the results of her work it is unlike anything they have received in any of the options available to the public, (chiropractic, physical therapy, sports massage).
Call or Text Carol (703) 966 -5526
" I am very comfortable working with trauma survivors, whether physical or emotional. I am here to walk through the pain of healing with you, together we can create a container that holds you in a safe space where your body can finally soften, release and heal..."
Sandy J. Austin graduated from the Virginia Learning Institute in 2000 and became a partner with Carol at SANCTUS. Sandy is very tuned into her clients during her sessions, she has an amazing ability to transport you somewhere soft & safe while she is working with you. her sessions are extremely relaxing she likes to incorporate essential oils. However there is another side to her work which is deeper and unfortunately not as soothing. If you are in pain you can request deep tissue massage which is uncomfortable to painful, but will relieve the pain and restore the function which usually is the cause of the pain.
Sandy enjoys participating in community related events and providing workshops and hands on sessions. She is a Certified Personal Trainer. her approach is old school with emphasis on meeting your personal fitness goals. These sessions take place in Sanctus or at your home.Sandy is working toward certification in reflexology. She also provides Continuing Education training and tutoring to post graduate Massage Therapists.
Call or text Sandy (703) 244 -7097
Micha Cole graduated from Piedmont School of Professional Massage in 2004. She is a dedicated, caring and above all, effective therapist. She has an extraordinary ability to mix very deep relaxation with very complicated and productive work. Her skills match the healthcare needs of her clients ranging from blissful stress relief to advanced deep tissue, chronic pain relief, prenatal care, and much more.
No two massages from Micha are ever the same as each massage is always a very personalized process. She has learned to study the difficulties that each client is facing and uses combined techniques to make sure her clients get what they need in each session. Micha is OMERI Certified which gives her insight to work with people who have chronic pain, illness. injury, and assessing structural issues which are causing pain and discomfort. Part of this process is that she will spend time at the beginning and end of each session talking about your specific needs for that day. She is comfortable working with a client's other health care providers (chiropractors, physical therapists, personal trainers, etc) to achieve the best results for each individual. She often will incorporate essential oils or her vibracussor to maximize the potential of any massage.
Micha is also an enthusiast for Prenatal/Postnatal massage and infant massage. When working with expectant mothers throughout their pregnancy, she has a gentle but confidant hand not only when working with the mothers-to-be but with infants, children and special needs babies/children as well. Micha's clients are often impressed with her work starting from the first session and give high praise with each massage afterwards.
Call or Text Micha (703) 582 – 4478
"I knew I wanted to be a massage therapist since I was 9 years old. That passion to help the body and mind relax, and be able to heal has never left even after 10 years of being in the massage field."
Sean has been practicing Reiki since 1999. He is a Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, and a Lightarian Reiki Master level I and II.
Through compassion, Sean provides powerful Reiki treatments that allows his clients to comfortably go into a deep state of relaxation. Reiki can work on issues that are stress related, and awaken the bodies natural ability to heal itself physically/cellularly, emotionally, mentally and energetically.
Sean's work assists his clients in working to heal, balance, clear away and transmute lower vibrational energies a person carries that are affecting their well being. These include: stress, anxiety, tension, fatigue, depression, sadness, confusion, insomnia, fear, panic attacks, pain, traumatic and abusive issues, unforgiveness, anger and running thoughts.
After the Reiki treatments, some of his clients report they feel relaxed, calm, peaceful, loved, lighter, happy, energized, focused, grounded, and reduced pain.
As an intuitive Sean can sense energy blockages, obstructions, attachments and cords that can be the cause of a persons health issues.
Sean also hosts Reike shares, in which anybody can come and receive a mini Reiki treatment from multiple therapists, at the same time. This gives people a chance to experience Reiki and allows practitioners to practice their skills.
Sean also teaches a mimi class for those who would like to learn how to do Reiki for themselves or their loved ones.
Sean Wade 703-986-7432 Swade716@gmail.com
Jessica H. McInnes
Jessica graduated in 2016 from N.V.C.C with a certificate in Massage Therapy.
She has completed post graduate training in assessment of the walk cycle.
Jessica is being mentored by carol Austin with the intention of working alongside her in the trauma and post surgery/ injury realm.
We have other therapists at SANCTUS please call if you are looking for a type of massage not mentioned on our site. One of our therapists is taking advanced classes in Myoskeletal which is a deep tissue modality. She is available for relaxing pregnancy massage and gets rave reviews for her soft gentle voice. Her name is Sandra Thomas.