Practicing the art of Detox, Relaxation and Healing

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Meet Your Therapists 

                                         Jamie Allison LaNeave, LMT, Food as Medicine Coach

Jamie LaNeave, owner and passionate massage therapist, is licensed through the Virginia Board of Nursing and the nationally accredited American Institute of Massage.  She is also a Certified MediCupping Practitioner through Ace Massage Cupping, Certified Ashiatsu Advanced Practitioner through Barefoot Masters, Inc., Certified Thai Massage Practitioner through Thai Institute of Healing Arts, Certified Sekhem Seichim Angelic Reiki Teacher and Practitioner and Munay-Ki Rites Practitioner through Genevieve Ivy with Balance Within Therapies and a Certified Raw Food Health and Life Coach through David Wolfe and the Mind Body Institute.  She is dedicated to promoting healing and self-care through therapeutic massage, movement, spirituality, energy and nutrition.  She believes chronic pain, surgeries, auto-immune disorders and ailments can literally be manipulated through massage and conscious holistic living.  Jamie practices Swedish Massage, Deep tissue, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Ashiatsu, Thai , Medicupping, Munay-Ki Rites from Peru, Sekhem Seichim Angelic Reiki, as well as assisting in Raw Food Coaching, Food as Medicine Presentations, Life Coaching and Meditation Classes.  She is ready to assist in active participation of lifestyle changes for greater mind body awareness and quality of life.

      As a retired professional dancer of 25 years, she has a lifetime of experience to share.  She is passionate about life, nutrition and the beautiful matrix that connects us all.  Mother Earth has given us an abundance of pure, natural ways to heal.  Modern science offers us knowledge and tools to understand her complexity and simplicity and its connection to our bodies and well-being.  Jamie created Bardos Massage and Wellness in hopes that people would come there in bardos, for healing at a time of in between states or shifts, to find a caring and nurturing oasis.  She is continuing her education and journey in massage with monthly workshops from the Rolfe Institute to further investigate ways to treat postural dysfunction and pain.  She is currently studying  to get her Herbal Medicine Certification, Raw Chef Certiication, as well as beginning her journey into healing with music as resonance with Kirtan Chanting, Harmonium, Guitar, Crystal Bowl, the Cajon Drum, Shaman Drumming and  the Kilaimba.  She lives in a joy to help people through massage while enjoying vegan and raw food culinary explorations and her deep love and connection to Mother Earth.  She continues her journey in her ever evolving healing arts while raising two beautiful children and being joyfully engaged.



Michael Coles 

Functional Movement Practitioner LMT, CES, SWP

Michael is a Virginia native from Richmond. He works in Integrative Medicine. He has a background in Sports Medicine and has been practicing since 2008. Michael knows a great amount about how the body works, as well as what you can do to relieve muscle and joint pain and help keep your body running smoothly.


Michael can help you to not only repair and recover your body after it has sustained an injury, he can also help you to maintain optimal health in everyday life. Massage therapy and Physical Therapy should not just be a treatment that is only required when you have muscular pain or after an injury has occurred. It is an important part of sustaining health by helping maintain homeostasis—a term that refers to regulating the variables within your body. This ensures that your internal conditions remain stable and continue to function properly.  Once your body is in this balanced state, we can work to keep your body healthy to prevent future illness and injury. 


Michael will create a Therapy plan that best fits your individual needs. 

This may include:

  • Manual Myofascial Therapies
  • Medical Cupping
  • Home Care Therapies
  • Rehabilitative Exercises
  • Dietary Adjustment Reccomendations
  • Stress Management Techniques 

You are unique. With the right strategy we can get you moving, feeling and playing at your best!

 

                                               Sahen Knox, LMT    Senior Therapist

Sai is currently certified in Visceral Massage, Pregnancy, Pre-and Post Partum massage as well as infant massage.  He also holds certification in Craniosacral Therapy, a wonderful therapy to help heal and soothe neurological disorders and release tensions in the neck from car accidents and chronic pain.  Sai is skilled in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Craniosacral, Reiki, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Healing Touch, Reflexology and Myofascial Release. 


Sai trusts that his abilities and knowledge of holistic healing through a therapeutic massage can change the lives of his clients and their families!  He is highly recommended as an integral part of healing in the lives of his clients.  He is eager to assist you in your path to a healthier life and will prove to give 100% in every massage.  Along with being a therapist with Bardos Massage and Wellness, Sai also holds the position of Senior Therapist for his skill in the profession and maintaining a high level of professionalism and service.


Lili Just Simons, LMT, A.B.T

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Certified Zen Shiatsu therapist and Universal Healing Tao instructor in Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation.


In 1979 Lili was introduced to Shiatsu and Tai Chi on her travels to South East Asia. She started to study both when she returned to Denmark and had the privilege to study with Shizuko Yamamoto the founder of Barefoot Shiatsu and Macrobiotic Shiatsu, Rex Lasalle author and founder of Hara school in London , Masahiro Oki the founder of Oki Yoga. 


Tai Chi teachers in Copenhagen was Bill Dockens and Troels Dahlgaard, student of John Chung Li.

Shiatsu brought Lili to USA in 1985 to study with Saul Goodman at The International School of Shiatsu. She continued her studies with Watura Ohashi the founder of the Ohashiatsu School and Luigi Gargioli the founder of Mizai Shiatsu in Italy.

In 1987 she was introduced to Taoist Master Mantac Chia whom she studied Tai Chi, Qigong, Chi Nei Tsang and Meditaiton with for many years and became a Healing Tao Instructor teaching within his system.


Lili and her husband lived for several years in SD where they were adopted into a Lakota family. Participating in traditional Lakota ceremonies shaped Lili`s relationship with the land influencing her healing work to this day.

Has been in private practice for 30 years working with Zen Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang. Has taught Shiatsu, Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation here in USA and in Europe.


Lili and her husband lives in Richmond VA.




 

Jonas Dzanius, LMT

Jonas (pronounced "Yonas") graduated from Lotus School of Integrated Professions and was certified by the Board of Nursing in May 2017. He has been practicing massage therapy ever since.  As relatively new to the field of bodywork as he is, health, longevity, and holistic healing has been an aim in his heart's compass for a long time.  Jonas is always researching different avenues of holistic health to cultivate experience and to share.  He's also actively learning new massage modalities and eager to expand in his practice.  Massage is an integral spoke in the wheel for cellular and metabolic healing.  Jonas dedicates himself to giving his clients his best and is more than happy to discuss and share perspective on ways outside of his practice to enhance healing and make the massages even more effective! 


Client Testimonials Client Testimonials

Hal W. 
Intuitive and passionate are two words that immediately come to mind when I think of Jamie as a massage therapist. Intuitive because Jamie seems to sense just the right amount of pressure that I need. I personally need deep tissue massage to loosen up and Jamie does that very well. Passionate, because Jamie seems very present when she's giving a massage. Because she is so present & totally involved, her massage conveys a lot of energy & relaxation---a great combination! Jamie is well versed in various modalities, including Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, Thai Yoga, Swedish & cupping, all of which I have experienced with great pleasure.

Sandy S. 
I have been getting massages for many years and in many places. I started out getting massages for relaxation and for the sheer feel good effect. Over the years injuries and health problems - both temporary and chronic - have changed my massage needs to mostly therapeutic. Fortunately several years ago I found Bardos Massage. Here all of these needs have been carefully considered and each massage session specifically tailored to maximize the therapeutic effects. I never have exactly the same massage. The results have been wonderful and I credit Jamie LaNeave with having a major role in keeping me in the best physical condition that I could be in considering my problems. Jamie is expert in many techniques and modalities and combines them to create a healing treatment that leaves me pain free, relaxed and yet energized. I will never go anywhere else.

Nancy B  
With my massage being a gift I had thought of the idea only a treat. After my session with Jamie not only did I feel incredible but the recent neck pain I was experiencing was gone. This was more than a massage. Jamie's skill and communication was far above my expectations.. Highly recommended..

Joseph K 
The physical aspects of my life are much improved since starting with Bardos. I feel much healthier each month after my massage. Having had lower back surgery in 2006, this treatment helps tremendously. I would highly recommend the great folks at Bardos!

Tommy T 

There's a unique quality when one constantly explores new modalities to expand and enhance their craft. That's just a little something that Bardos excels at and that's what keeps me coming back again and again.


Allen D 

I've been a regular client for 1.5 years now, and can say that I have been happy with every massage at Bardos. They are always focused on understanding what is happening with my body, and how to tune it to keep me healthy, working out, and feeling great. Thanks!


Delores T 

My massage therapist stopped practicing when she had children and I tried many therapists before I found Jamie. She is fabulous! Not only does she give a great massage but the variety of massages and other services available make this practice different than most. Try them all you will not be disappointed!


Happy Coustumer
Phenomenal massage! I will definitely go back again!

Bardos is wonderful. This is the second time I have been there and I would recommend Bardos to everyone! The staff is warm, friendly and conscientious. They are thorough in asking exactly what you want, telling you what they do and staying aware of how you are doing. I had a different person each time and even though their techniques were different I felt absolutely wonderful afterwards. I say go for it and ask for the foot scrub - you will not regret it!  -Happy Costumer April 6th, 2016


Linda M 

I get massages regularly from the owner, Jamie and she is fantastic!  I highly recommend her services to anyone suffering from chronic pain issues.  Bardos offers a variety of services as well as an infrared sauna for detoxification.  An extra plus is that Jamie is very knowledgeable about the raw diet and other nutritional issues.


David H.  

I have been searching for several years in the Richmond area to find a massage therapist who is a "best fit" for me, and I have found that person at Bardos Massage.  Jamie, the owner, is not only a great therapist but a compassionate person ( I actually think all therapists are - if only we could get a few in government!) who takes personally the needs of her clients and is continuing to educate herself in various techniques so as to always be able to offer the best combination of therapies for each individual.  The price is affordable and you can set up appointments and make payments online if you want.


Tony S 

Due to my active lifestyle, both work and recreational, I've wondered if a massage ease my stress and tension, and would help my body recover faster. It was always something I wanted, but I never knew where to go. 
I first visited Bardos several months ago. I'll be honest, I never had a professional massage before and wouldn't have known about Bardos without the Amazon deal that I found. I browsed their website and I was interested in trying a few (of the many) services offered.  I decided to give it a try, and bought the 3 massage package deal. 


My first visit was more pleasurable than expected. Jenni took the time discuss the techniques, answer my questions, and really listen to my needs. I could tell she was interested in tailoring the massage to match me exactly. I will review the massage experiences in better detail, keep reading.
The ease of booking an appointment is certainly worth mentioning. Bardos uses and online scheduler, so it's very easy to review the openings for each therapist and types of services. You receive email notifications and reminders. And rescheduling is just as easy. Jaime is very good at responding to emails, not just with scheduling but any question you may have about Bardos services.


I scheduled my 3 massages over the course of 5 months - 1 Swedish and 2 deep tissue massages, all with Jenni. As with each visit I was pleasantly surprised to find a very peaceful and relaxing environment as soon as I walked in the door. I have never felt rushed, or part of an assembly line of customers. There was always a few minutes of chat before, to see how I was feeling or if there were any areas of concern. And the same chat after the massage, to get feedback and offer tips to use at home - like stretches and diet. I always felt like the staff at Bardos were professional, courteous, and genuinely cared about my wellness.


I also scheduled an Ashiatsu massage with Jaime a few weeks ago, which I highly recommend to anyone!
Regarding the massage experience, I have nothing but completely positive experiences with Jenni and Jamie. The rooms are always ready and comfortable, right temperature, clean linens, comfortable massage tables. I'm guessing this would be common with most massage places, but it's the personal service and pleasantries at Bardos that would be pretty tough to beat. I always leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated - and it lasts. 
Based on all of my visits, I found it well worth it to purchase a membership at Bardos. You can review the website for information...but it certainly pays for itself with member pricing - and exclusive deals. 


I have had wonderful experiences with Bardos, and they strive to achieve complete customer satisfaction. My quality of life has increased since visiting that first time. I'm feeling less tension and stress, my body has less fatigue, and I'm sleeping better. They offer several techniques and services, all of which are top quality and shows their years of experience.

I hope my review has helped you better understand the Bardos experience, and I'm confident you will not be disappointed.

Alex Keisch 
Richmond, Va

"I've tried a dozen massage therapists with various Groupons until I found Jamie at Bardos Massage. I would rather pay her full price and receive value for my money than pay a bargain price/discount elsewhere and wish I hadn't. THE BEST! Highly recommend to friends and relatives."