Annie LivelyClinical Massage Educator | Licensed Massage Therapist, CPT
Annie K. Lively graduated from Liberty University in 2008 with a BS in Kinesiology. She is nationally and state certified Massage Therapist through the NCBTMB, and a certified personal trainer through NASM. Before joining the Advanced Wellness Centre, Annie was integral to an orthopedic physical therapy facility in the Lynchburg area. Annie also has extensive experience as a massage instructor at a local technical college. Her clients at Advanced Wellness Centre include athletes, post therapy patients, and chiropractic, rehabilitative and orthopedic patients. Annie has a passion for both exercise and massage and their role in enhancing one’s physical, mental, and emotional health. She is experienced in multiple massage techniques including chair, relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, trigger point, neuromuscular, sports and myofascial release, and applies her knowledge and teaching experience to bring an intentional and professional treatment to each client she works with. In her free time, Annie enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Aidan FeoreLicensed Massage Therapist
Aidan, a Richmond native, graduated from The College of Charleston with a degree in Theater Performance in 2005. After completing his degree, he took some time to live and work as an actor overseas. Aidan became fascinated with massage therapy at a young age and, amid his travels, he found himself learning more about the benefits of massage as well experiencing many different techniques form all around the world. After returning to the states, Aidan received a diploma in massage therapy from Fortis College in 2015, where he graduated at the top of his class as valedictorian.
Since then, Aidan has made it his goal to help people through medical and therapeutic massage to regain function and live as pain-free as possible. He believes strongly in a mind-body philosophy. The essentials of that philosophy are that a strong mental attitude in regards to people's therapy is just as important, if not more than, what is done physically to the body. Aidan is experienced in many modalities including: deep tissue, sports, myofascial and positional release, trigger point and neuromuscular therapies. He is currently working to expand on his knowledge and education in structural integration, craniofacial therapy, active therapy techniques and rehabilitative stretching procedures. In his spare time Aidan continues to act and participate in the film industry in and around Richmond and up and down the east coast.
Megan FranzLicensed Massage Therapist
Megan graduated from the Virginia School of Massage, Charlottesville, VA in 2005. She is certified through The Virginia Board of Nursing. Megan incorporates many techniques into her treatment plans specializing in and combining Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point. She loves helping patients find relief and reach a more pain-free lifestyle.
“I believe in improving the day to day life and health of patients.” Megan always strives to improve, augment and grow her understanding of the human body and is committed to ongoing education as a part of her practice.
Bronwyn CottenLicensed Massage Therapist
Bronwyn is a Richmond native who graduated from the Lotus School of Integrated Professions. She has experience working as an independent therapist in clinics and spas in the Richmond area. Bronwyn came to Advanced Wellness Center because she believed in both holistic care and an integrated multidisciplinary approach to wellness. Bronwyn practices deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, LDM for sinus relief, Swedish massage, and therapeutic prenatal massage. Bronwyn’s hobbies consist of spending time outdoors, local history, literature, theatre and art. She is also a member of an international art collective.
Jennifer Meharg, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Jennifer Meharg (aka Jennie) graduated Cum Laude from the Theatre program at VCU and has worked locally and regionally for more than 15 years as an actress, dancer, and puppeteer. During college, Jennie traveled South East Asia to learn and study Tibetian and Nepalese dances. She also studied and performed with innovative dancers and movers such as Maureen Fleming and the City Company at LaMaMa etc. in Spoleto Italy. Believing that mobility is life, she became ACE certified as a Personal Trainer and has worked since 2008 on special populations, especially those with movement disorders. Wanting to add the healing power of touch to her practice, Jennie studied massage therapy at the Lotus School of Integrated Professions, and received her license in 2017. Before joining the Advanced Wellness team, Jennie ran a personal training/massage therapy studio, which she closed while pregnant with her daughter. She holds additional certifications in Myofacial Release, Active Isolated Stretching, Pilates mat 1, and PWR! Fitness. She uses her knowledge of the human body and movement to her massages, and utilizes mobility as much as possible. She is experienced in chair, relaxation, deep tissue, and sports massage.
Dan Estes, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Dan Estes is a state and nationally Licensed Massage Therapist with a B.S. is Psychology and Philosophy. He had the privilege of graduating from world renown Cayce Reilly School of Massage in Virginia Beach. Dan’s goal is to aid in the healing, development and manifestation of life force energy into a more balanced expression. Dan utilizes multimodal therapeutic practices of soft tissue manipulation, traditional massage techniques and subtle energy-work in order to provide effective and enjoyable services. Dan has a passion for well-being in all aspects. Health and mindfulness are cornerstones of Dan’s practice. Every session with Dan is special and unique. He has been with the Advanced Wellness Center since November 2018 and looks forward to assisting you!
Jeff Smith, LMT
Jeff is one of our many amazing massage therapist here at the Advanced Wellness Center. Jeff is a graduate of Centura College with a associates degree in massage therapy. While attending Centura College his main focus was deep tissue and sport massage. He later obtained certification in therapeutic cupping technique. Prior to joining our family here, Jeff worked for a local spa in Cary Town and was the regional vitamin and supplemention trainer for a major nutritional retailer. Jeff completed his personal trainer certification thru the National Academy Of Sports Medicine (NASM). Jeff’s advanced training and experience in nutrition and fitness are highly valued assets to his delivery of holistic care. Jeff served in the US Navy and was selected to the security force division. More recently, he was employed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a disaster housing inspector. Jeff’s motivation to achieve remarkable fitness himself, was to help other people avoid the health challenges that he personally witnessed growing up.
Maria Maisano graduated from Stony Brook University, NY in 2017 with a B.S in Psychology. She has always found fulfillment in helping others. Duringher time in New York she worked at successful Chiropractic, PhysicalTherapy, and Occupational Therapy Offices. These businesses often saw overtwo hundred clients a week and Maria was able to make a tremendous impactwith each client she treated. It wasn’t until she moved to Richmond, VA andstarted studying Massage Therapy that she knew she found her passion. In2018 she graduated from the well-known Fortis College in Richmond, VA withsumma cum laude honors. Maria specializes in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point,Neuromuscular, Myofascial Release, and Sports Massage. Her clients rangefrom athletes and first responders to individuals suffering from chronicpain.
Maria has always been fascinated with the human body and the way it works.Her goal is to be able to help those who are in pain get the relief theyneed and educate them on what muscles are being worked and stretched. Comesee Maria at Advanced Wellness Centre and take the first step toward ahealthier and happier you!