Testimonials

Here’s what people are saying about Lori:

“I searched and searched looking for the right massage therapist, as my prior masseuse had moved away. I re-injured my back and when I finally did get another massage, remembered/realized how much good they do for me holistically. I ran into difficulties with other therapists and none of them fit quite right, but when I found Lori there was no doubt that my search was over. By the second visit I already felt so safe in her space, comfortable in all possible vulnerabilities. I cannot adequately describe in words the positive experience Lori provides… and she is clearly experienced as she is a master of her craft. Massages are not inexpensive, but they are well worth the cost when provided by the proper therapist. Lori is the right therapist, and I recommend her to my close friends and anyone else for that matter.”
~ Kevin

“Lori became my Myofascial Release (MFR) therapist a few months ago. My intention in starting MFR was to improve my flexibility and mobility as I am a competitive scratch golfer who is striving to improve so I will do my best in tournaments. Since I have hit millions of golf balls, my body is showing signs of misalignments, muscle imbalances as well as severe tightness due to the repetitive stress from my golf swing. During each visit, Lori does an assessment of my body and does an outstanding job at addressing what she notices during the assessment as well as during the actual therapy. Lori is highly skilled at using her hands, communication skills, and knowledge to improve my flexibility and mobility in an incredibly calm and soothing way. I always leave each session with Lori more refreshed and with a belief I will really be able to improve my body. She always gives me stretches as homework to do on a daily basis in between our sessions which has been very beneficial. My knowledge and ability to really feel what is going on in my body has really improved due to Lori and that has enabled me to make huge progress over the last few months. My golf swing has never felt better and I am much calmer during competitions. Lori has an incredible gift for healing that you can really feel as she treats you. I highly recommend Lori as a MFR therapist as I know she will do exceptionally well at improving your body like she is doing for me.”
~ Doug Burke

 

“Her Knowing Hands

Turning the pages at her cozy studio, an Old Dominion nook
Lori’s magic, knowing hands read my worn torso like a book
Just as a master painter carefully crafts a new body of work
She gradually fills in the blank spaces on my raw, white canvas
Hidden maladies, hurts reveal, bit-by-bit, at her insightful touch
As she probes artfully for hidden codes and keys unseen by look

An expert, gifted masseuse with a creative East-West approach
She is a consummate healing professional, and my trusted coach
By nature intelligent, attentive, courageous, open and very kind
Her extraordinary skills help joints, muscles, and tensions unwind
Some would have it that time stands still, and that pain only grows
But by using her yin to my yang this woman soothes, and it shows

Listening silently and intently to my body’s rhythms, its pattern,
Her warm fingers trace rings around my frame, as if it were Saturn
Her effective strategy to ameliorate my various woes is no guess
Caring, she takes genuine pleasure in observing my steady progress
From a place of unbroken aches, pains, and distressing dysfunction
To one of greater physical peace, acceptance, less emotional stress

Her dancing, sensual sweep across my skin is treasured assistance
Gently restoring vitality and life to my aging corporeal existence
The caressing motion breaks on me in waves of her wise, deft hand
Giving myself over to these sensations in the dim, exhausted light
I close both eyes shut to feel even better her dreamy command
Letting her sweet ministrations transport me to a much better land”
~ A grateful client

 

“Whenever I work with Lori, she has a knack of helping me to find into the kernel of what is ailing me. With kind hands and a great gift for witnessing and non-judging, she makes it safe to explore.  I have less pain and am more myself thanks to my work with her.”
~ JA

 

“I’ve been giving massages for 18 years and, as a bodyworker myself, have received massages from many therapists. Lori’s sessions are about as good as it gets. She has a presence about her. I feel safe and cared about while she is working on me. She is insightful, non-judgmental, intuitive and knowledgeable. She helps me to be present with what is happening in my body. The sessions flow easily with her magic touch.

I see her on a near-weekly basis and she always gives client-centered sessions. She has a knack for tailoring the appointment to what I need that day. Her combination of myofascial release and massage helps to balance my body and mind.

I have some debilitating health issues and I have noticed several changes since she started working on me. With Lori’s bodywork I feel more calm in general and patient with others. I have less anxiety. My hips moved into better alignment and I actually had to throw out one of my favorite pair of shoes because I walk with an improved gait now! I notice I stand up straighter. My range of motion also increased significantly in my neck and body, which were not very flexible before I started.

I feel grateful to have Lori as my massage/myofascial release therapist.”
~ Terri Hughitt, CMT

 

“Lori McGhee provides an extraordinary massage experience.  Spending an hour on her table reminds me of cold winter days, when the sun’s light comes through the window and warms the skin; her hands work the magic of the sun’s warming rays and her demeanor lifts the spirits.

I have been the beneficiary of her skilled hands and therapeutic knowledge.  On one occasion I arrived with a complaint in my shoulder; I just wanted a “spa” massage so I dodged the subject during her initial inquiries.  As she worked, she plugged into my unspoken issue.  I walked away relaxed and delighted that my shoulder pain was gone.  (And she did not rebuke me for my ‘omission.’)  I have come to understand that therapeutic massage under Lori’s hands is not a test of endurance and suffering.  She has the ability to infuse her serene quality into the craft of therapeutic massage and get great results!

There are several aspects of Lori’s massage that foster a complete sense of peace.  The quiet of the room, its art, and the selection of music enhanced my visits.  Her professional manner encouraged me to relax; the whole sense of her space and personality promote calm, professionalism, and knowledge.  She listens carefully, asks for clarification, and checks in whenever she finds something unexpected.  Lori is a thoughtful massage therapist and her massage reflects this quality.”
~ Elizabeth Moser, CMT

 

“Lori genuinely cares about my wellness and takes the time to give the best therapy she can. I will definitely return for future sessions.”
~ Dennis, happy client

 

“As a client, I have no reason to seek another massage therapist. Lori’s expertise is comprehensive; her touch is always present, intuitive, effective and individualized to my needs. She applies her attentive energy in a structured, safe, and always empathetic way.  I never leave a session without feeling balanced and renewed in body and spirit. She is a “find” among bodyworkers. I value and treasure her uncommon level of care.”
~ David Joel, CMT

 

“As a Bodyworker, I only let skilled therapists work on ME; Lori has Great Hands!”
~ John L., Reston VA