I remember enjoying giving massages to friends as early as junior high school. My love for it has only grown. I first became a massage therapist in California in 1989, graduating from Wellspring Massage School in Morro Bay along the Central Coast. In 1991, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, which gave me a good understanding of the body. I have always been interested in the mind/body/spirit connection. While having read many books and attended many seminars on the subject, some of the most powerful tools I have found in connecting the mind, body and spirit are John Barnes’ Myofascial Release techniques.
My approach is gentle and compassionate. In a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental way, I facilitate sessions which are tailored to resonate with each client, given his or her life situation and choices. I am deeply committed to my own continued journey of growth and mindfulness practice.
My husband and I moved to Virginia in 2010. Virginia has different requirements for their massage therapists than California did, so I attended school here as well. I graduated summa cum laude from Northern Virginia Community College’s 608-hour Massage Therapy Career Studies Certificate program. This program includes courses in anatomy, physiology, biology, and pathology. I passed the national exam and am certified and licensed by the state of Virginia.
I am also an Expert-level Myofascial Release Therapist. I have completed over 300 hours of training by attending the following John F. Barnes Myofascial Release seminars, plus repeating some classes.
Myofascial Release I – 20 hours
Myofascial Release II – 20 hours
Myofascial Release III – 30 hours
Myofascial Unwinding – 20 hours
Advanced Myofascial Unwinding – 20 hours
Myofascial Rebounding – 20 hours
Cervical-Thoracic Myofascial Release – 20 hours
Fascial Pelvis Myofascial Release – 20 hours
Skills Enhancement Seminar – 40 hours
Myofascial Mobilization – 12 hours
Subtle Energy Therapy: Level 1 – 12 hours
Quantum Leap – 20 hours
Equine Level 1 – 20 hours
Women’s Health – 25 hours
Myofascial Healing Seminar – non-credit class for patients, therapists and families
I enjoy spending time with my husband and cats, as well as doing yoga, biking, hiking, being outdoors and flying. I earned my pilot’s license in 2005 and owned an aerial photography business for several years. I also enjoy taking continuing education classes to further my skills and knowledge.
Lori McGhee, BS, LMT
Proud member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
“Mind/body awareness are two sides of the same coin, different aspects of the same spectrum, immutably joined, inseparable, connected, influencing and communicating constantly. Myofascial release techniques and myofascial unwinding allow for the complete communication necessary for healing and true growth. I believe that the body remembers everything that ever happened to it.” John F. Barnes, PT – Excerpt from the article Myofascial Release for the Whole Person in PT Today Oct 9, 1995